USCIS Adjusts Filing Fees for Applications and Petitions

For the first time since 2016, USCIS is adjusting the fees required to file applications and petitions with the Service. They have calculated that the weighted average of the change is an increase of approximately 20%. Some fees have increased dramatically, and others have actually decreased.

Some of the changes impacting cases frequently filed by our office include the following:

  • H-1 Visa Petitions increased from $460 to $555
  • O-1 Visa Petitions increased from $460 to $705
  • L-1 Visa Petitions increased from $460 to $805
  • B-2, H-4, and L-2 Applications for Extension or Change of Status increased from $370 to $400 *
  • Fiancé Visa Petition decreased from $535 to $510
  • Family-based immigrant visa petition increased from $535 to $560
  • Adjustment of Status application decreased from $1,140 to $1,130*
  • However, the fee for an accompanying child is now increased to $1,130
  • Employment-based immigrant visa Petition decreased from $700 to $555
  • Reentry Permit Application increased from $575 to $590*
  • Advance Parole Application increased from $575 to $590*
  • Employment Authorization Application Increased from $410 to $550
  • Application for Naturalization increased from $640 to $1,170

For a complete list of all the changes and the reasons given for those changes, click on:

*these applications also require payment of the “Biometrics” fee. This fee has been reduced from $85 to $30

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