USCIS Changes Their Fees Charged for Most Applications

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Share on telegram
USCIS Changes Their Fees Charged for Most Applications

USCIS Changes Their Fees Charged for Most Applications

On August 3, 2020, USCIS  has set a list of changes in the fees for many application forms. This new rule significantly alters the USCIS fee schedule by adjusting fees by a weighted average increment of 20 percent. The new list of fees has several consequences, such as multiple fees for nonimmigrant worker petitions and limiting the number of beneficiaries for each form.

The new list of fees also removes certain exemptions, changes waiver requirements, alters premium processing time limits, and modifies certain protocol procedures. As it is shown in the following graphs, the major changes could resume in:

  • Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker (Increase in the fees in most cases more than $200)USCIS Changes Their Fees Charged for Most Applications 1
  • Form I-131, Application for Travel Document (Increase in the fees in more than $500 dollars)

USCIS Changes Their Fees Charged for Most Applications

  • Form I-600/I-600A, Supplement 3, Request for Action on Approved Form I-600/I-600A (Increase in more than 300 dollars in contrast with the current fees). Besides the I-765, Application for employment authorization has increased to $550 dollars.

USCIS Changes Their Fees Charged for Most Applications

  • Finally, we see a high increase in fees for other applications such as: N-300, N-470 and others as it is shown in the graph below.

USCIS Changes Their Fees Charged for Most Applications USCIS Changes Their Fees Charged for Most Applications

As it is has been announced by USCIS, the major changes:

  • Increase fees by a weighted average of more than 20 percent
  • Add a $50 fee for asylum applications
  • Remove the proposal to transfer money to ICE
  • Some of USCIS’s forms. USCIS will post the new and revised forms online 30 days before the new rule goes into effect.

Moreover, USCIS will provide a grace period of up to 60 days in which it will accept both the previous and the new versions of certain forms as long as payment is correct and the forms are filled correctly. Applicants and petitioners must be aware that this new change will be in place by October 2, 2020.

While we understand that this news is alarming, we strongly recommend that if you need to submit a petition to USCIS, please do so before October 2, 2020.  Furthermore, if you have any questions about the USCIS new fee changes or any other immigration questions, our attorneys are here to help. Feel free to visit our website or call us at (646) 405-9846 for more information.

More Immigration News
Driver’s licenses to those without proof of the lawful presence
Driver’s licenses to those without proof of the lawful presence

As of December 16th, 2019, documented and undocumented immigrants can apply for a New York State driver’s license. Approved by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the Green Light Law brought much-needed relief to immigrant communities in New York State. Although the Green Light Law does not apply to a Non-Driver ID card, this law allows immigrants without proof of the lawful presence the chance to obtain a state-issued document of identification.

Recent ICE Raids
Recent ICE Raids

Following months-long rhetoric from President Trump that millions of “illegal aliens” must be deported from the US, he sent out tweets confirming that ICE would carry out raids in cities with migrant populations. ICE – US Immigration and Customs Enforcement – had its missions publicized, and many fears grew over impending deportation. The cities included in the mission are New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Baltimore, Denver, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco, and Miami. Regardless of whether the ICE raids result in mass deportations, it has brought up the issue of rights for immigrants.

The “Public Charge” Rule
The “Public Charge” Rule

In the determination of whether to grant an applicant a visa or a green card, an immigration officer must decide whether that person is likely to become dependent on the government for subsistence in the future, which could make them a “public charge.” The rule will incredibly have an impact on immigration and public benefit. Among all the measurements that President Donald Trump has implemented so far, the “public charge” rule could be the most influential one on legal immigration.

Let us work on your case

Or simply fill out the form and one of our attorneys will get back to you pretty shortly.

Sethi Footer
We're Here
To Assist You

Subscribe to Sethi & Mazaheri’s monthly newsletter and receive important immigration-related  updates.

Skip to content