USCIS Announces Final Rule Adjusting Immigration Benefit Application and Petition Fees
On October 24, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced a final rule published in the Federal Register adjusting the fees required for most immigration applications and petitions. The new fees will be effective Dec. 23.Applications and petitions postmarked or filed on or after Dec. 23 must include the new fees. Otherwise, USCIS will not accept them.
Fees will increase for the first time in six years, by a weighted average of 21 percent for most applications and petitions. "This is our first fee increase since November 2010, and we sincerely appreciate the valuable public input we received as we prepared this final rule," said USCIS Director León Rodríguez. "We are mindful of the effect fee increases have on many of the customers we serve. That’s why we decided against raising fees as recommended after the fiscal year 2012 and 2014 fee reviews. "
Highlights are as follows:
The final rule contains a table summarizing current and new fees. You may click the link below for more details:
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