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USCIS Announces Scheduled Fee Increases for Many Petitions and Applications

2016-10-25, BY wegreen

USCIS has issued a final rule indicating that filing fees for most USCIS petitions and applications will be increased effective December 23, 2016.  Below, we have listed common petition or applications fees that may affect our clients; however, you can find the full list of changes in the Federal Register.





Current Fee

New Fee (effective 12/23/2016)


Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker




Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker



I-485 (14 and older)

Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status

$985 (+$85 biometrics fee)

$1,140 (+85 biometrics fee)

I-485 (Under 14, filing with at least one parent)

Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (certain applicants under the age of 14 years)




Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status




Application for Waiver of Ground of Excludability




Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement (Under Section 212(e) of the INA, as Amended)




Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition




Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card

$365 (+$85 biometrics fee)

$445 (+$85 biometrics fee)


Request for Premium Processing Service


$1,225 (fee is unchanged)

Immigrant Fee (for those whom complete immigrant visa processing outside of the US)

USCIS Immigrant Fee






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