USCIS Filing Fees Have Changed

USCIS Filing Fees Have Changed

For the first time in seven years, USCIS has increased their filing fees for immigration petitions. The new filing fees went into effect on April 1, 2024. These fees will add an additional $1.14 billion per year in agency revenue. While the bulk of filing fees increased, some did decrease.

As the agency finally attempts to move to online processing, a $50 discount is given for all applications that are filed through the Myuscis filing system. There are also special discounts for nonprofit organizations or small employers. Additionally, there is expanded eligibility for a reduced fee in naturalization applications for individuals who can demonstrate household income between 150% and 400% of poverty guidelines.

One major change is that the separate biometrics fee is now incorporated into the filing fee for each application except for TPS and EOIR filings where the fee decreased from $85 to $30. Another new change is the requirement for separate filing fees for the adjustment of status package. Each form: I-485, I-765 and I-131 must be accompanied by their own fee. The result is much more money. $2,590 versus $1,225!

The best course of action in determining the actual filing fees is to use the fee calculator provided by USCIS. Here is that link:

The link to the new fees is here:

For any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Brodzki Jacobs at 954-344-7737

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