New USCIS Immigration Fees - Effective October 2, 2020
- Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker: This fee has been adjusted from a single form fee to fees based on the type of benefit requested. While some Form I-129-based fees have actually decreased, others have increased as much as 85%.
- Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker: The fee for this filing has decreased by 21% to $555, from $700 currently.
- Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence: This fee has decreased by 1% to $1,130, from $1,140 currently.
- Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization: This fee has increased by 34% (for non-DACA applications) to $550, from $410 currently.
- Form I-131, Application for Travel Document (non-refugee related): This fee has increased by only 3% to $590, from $575 currently.
- Form I-192, Application for Advance Permission to Enter as a Nonimmigrant: This fee has increased between 51% and 139%. All Form I-192 applications will, as of October 2, 2020, cost $1,440. Currently, applications filed with U.S. Customs and Border Protection cost $585, and those filed directly with USCIS cost $930.
Please contact an LMWF immigration team member with any specific questions, and check back regularly on this blog for updates on changing rules and policies.
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