USCIS Releases New Filing Fees Effective October 2020

July 31, 2020 | United States of America

USCIS has announced updates to filing fees for certain applications, which will take effect on October 1, 2020.

USCIS initially proposed changing its petition and application filing fees on November 14, 2019. The agency has now announced an updated fee schedule that brings fee increases to certain applications and petitions. Filing fees will also drop or remain unchanged for some applications.

Fees will increase marginally for many applications, but others will see more significant changes. For immigrant visas, fees will rise by 85% and 75%, respectively, for I-129H2A – Named Beneficiaries and I-129H2B – Named Beneficiaries. Fees will increase 75% for I-129L. Fees will increase modestly for I-30 and I-131 application, except for a 75% for the I-131 Application for Travel Document fee. The I-193 Application for Waiver of Passport and/or Visa fee will increase substantially to $2,790. Fees will increase by over 505 for I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver.  Filing fees will increase by over 500% to $1,810 for I-881 Application for Suspension of Deportation or Special Rule Cancellation of Removal. Fees will also increase substantially for some nonimmigrant visas as well. Fees will rise by 546% for I-929 Petition for Qualifying Family Member of a U-1 Nonimmigrant and by 383% for N-300 Application to File Declaration of Intention. Filing fees are slightly more for most immigrant and nonimmigrant applications filed by paper compared to electronic filing.

Filing fees will be reduced for I-190 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, I-129H2A and I-19H2B Unnamed Beneficiaries, I-129 Petition for Alien Fiancé, I-140 Immigration Petition for Alien Worker, I-191 Application for Relief Under Former Section 212c of the Immigration and Nationality Act, I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence, I-612 Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement Under Section 212e of the INA, I-694 Notice of Appeal of Decision, I-698 Application to Adjust Status from Temporary to Permanent Resident, I-817 Application for Family Unity Benefits, I-910 Application for Civil Surgeon Designation, N-565 Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document, N-600 Application for Certificate of Citizenship, N-600K Application for Citizenship and Issuance, USCIS Immigrant Fees, and Biometric Services.

Fees for DACA biometric services and I-687 Application for Status as a Temporary Resident will remain unchanged. N-400 (naturalization) fees have not yet been released.