Effective December 23, 2016, there will be an increase in filing fees for applications and petitions filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Some examples of the fee increase are:
An Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (Form I-485) is increasing from $985.00 to $1,140.00.
An Application to Replace a Permanent Resident Card (Form I-90) is increasing from $365.00 to $455.00.
An Application for a Travel Document (Form I-131/I-131A) is increasing from $360.00 to $575.00.
An Application for Naturalization (Form N-400) is increasing from $595.00 to $640.00.
An Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status (Form I-539) is increasing from $290.00 to $370.00.
A Petition for Alien Relative (Form I-130) is increasing from $420.00 to $535.00.
A Petition for Alien Fiance(e) (Form I-129F) is increasing from $340.00 to $535.00.
A Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence (Form I-751) is increasing from $505.00 to $595.00.
An Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker (Form I-140) is increasing from $580.00 to $700.00.
A separate biometrics fee of $85.00 may also be required such as with the Application to Register Permanent Residence, the Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, and the Application for Naturalization, to name a few.
Any application and petitions postmarked or filed on or after December 23, 2016 must include the new fees or USCIS will reject the submission.
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