On August 3, 2020, USCIS published a Final Rule altering the USCIS fee schedule by a weighted average increase of 20 percent, including adding a new fee for asylum applications, establishing multiple fees for nonimmigrant worker petitions, and limiting the number of beneficiaries for certain forms. The rule also removes certain fee exemptions, changes fee waiver requirements, alters premium processing time limits, and modifies certain intercountry adoption processing. 

Poarch Thompson advises that clients act quickly to complete pending matters to ensure that their filings can be submitted prior to the fee increase on October 2, 2020.

Additionally, USCIS will post new and revised forms online 30 days before the new rule goes into effect. These forms include:

  • Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker;
  • Form I-600/I-600A, Supplement 3, Request for Action on Approved Form I-600/I-600A;
  • Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization; and
  • Form I-912, Request for a Fee Waiver.

USCIS will accept both new and previous versions of the forms for a 60 day grace period as long as payment of the new, correct fees accompanies the forms

Immigration Form Current Fee New Fee Change ($)
I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card (online filing) $455 $405 -$50
I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card (paper filing) $455 $415 -$40
I-102 Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival-Departure Document $445 $485 $40
I-129 Petition for a Nonimmigrant worker $460 N/A N/A
I-129CW, I-129E&TN, and I-129MISC $460 $695 $235
I-129H1 $460 $555 $95
I-129H2A – Named Beneficiaries $460 $850 $390
I-129H2B – Named Beneficiaries $460 $715 $255
I-129L $460 $805 $345
I-129O $460 $705 $245
I-129H2A – Unnamed Beneficiaries $460 $415 -$45
I-129H2B – Unnamed Beneficiaries $460 $385 -$75
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiancé(e) $535 $510 -$25
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative (online filing) $535 $550 $15
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative (paper filing) $535 $560 $25
I-131 Application for Travel Document $575 $590 $15
I-131 Refugee Travel Document for an individual age 16 or older $135 $145 $10
I-131 Refugee Travel Document for a child under the age of 16 $105 $115 $10
I-131A Application for Travel Document (Carrier Documentation) $575 $1,010 $435
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker $700 $555 -$145
I-191 Application for Relief Under Former Section 212(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) $930 $790 -$140
I-192 Application for Advance Permission to Enter as Nonimmigrant (CBP) $585 $1,400 $815
I-192 Application for Advance Permission to Enter as Nonimmigrant (USCIS) $930 $1,400 $470
I-193 Application for Waiver of Passport and/or Visa $585 $2,790 $2,205
I-212 Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the U.S. After Deportation or Removal $930 $1,050 $120
I-290B Notice of Appeal or Motion $675 $700 $25
I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant $435 $450 $15
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status $1,140 $1,130 -$10
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (certain applicants under the age of 14 years) $750 $1,130 $380
I-526 Immigrant Petition by Alien Investor $3,675 $4,010 $335
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status (online filing) $370 $390 $20
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status (paper filing) $370 $400 $30
I-589 Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal $0 $50 $50
I-600/600A Adoption Petitions and Applications $775 $805 $30
I-600A Supplement 3 Request for Action on Approved Form I-600A N/A $400 N/A
I-601 Application for Waiver of Ground of Excludability $930 $1,010 $80
I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver $630 $960 $330
I-612 Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement (Under Section 212(e) of the INA, as Amended) $930 $515 -$415
I-687 Application for Status as a Temporary Resident $1,130 $1,130 $0
I-690 Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility $715 $765 $50
I-694 Notice of Appeal of Decision $890 $715 -$175
I-698 Application to Adjust Status from Temporary to Permanent Resident (Under Section 245A of the INA) $1,670 $1,615 -$55
I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence $595 $760 $165
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization (Non-DACA) $410 $550 $140
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization (DACA only) $410 $410 $0
I-800/800A Adoption Petitions and Applications $775 $805 $30
I-800A Supplement 3 Request for Action on Approved Form I-800A $385 $400 $15
I-817 Application for Family Unity Benefits $600 $590 -$10
I-824 Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition $465 $495 $30
I-829 Petition by Investor to Remove Conditions $3,750 $3,900 $150
I-881 Application for Suspension of Deportation $285 $1,810 $1,525
I-881 Application for Special Rule Cancellation of Removal $570 $1,810 $1,240
I-910 Application for Civil Surgeon Designation $785 $635 -$150
I-924 Application For Regional Center Designation Under the Immigrant Investor Program $17,795 $17,795 $0
I-924A Annual Certification of Regional Center $3,035 $4,465 $1,430
I-929 Petition for Qualifying Family Member of a U-1 Nonimmigran $230 $1,485 $1,255
N-300 Application to File Declaration of Intention $270 $1,305 $1,035
N-336 Request for Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings (online filing) $700 $1,725 $1,025
N-336 Request for Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings (paper filing) $700 $1,735 $1,035
N-400 Application for Naturalization (online filing) $640 $1,160 $520
N-400 Application for Naturalization (paper filing) $640 $1,170 $530
N-400 Application for Naturalization (paper filing) $320 $1,170 $850
N-470 Application to Preserve Residence for Naturalization Purposes $355 $1,585 $1,230
N-565 Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document (online filing) $555 $535 -$20
N-565 Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document (paper filing) $555 $545 -$10
N-600 Application for Certificate of Citizenship (online filing) $1,170 $990 -$180
N-600 Application for Certificate of Citizenship (paper filing) $1,170 $1,000 -$170
N-600K Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate (online filing) $1,170 $935 -$235
N-600K Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate (paper filing) $1,170 $945 -$225
USCIS Immigrant Fee $220 $190 -$30
Biometric Services (Non-DACA) $85 $30 -$55
Biometric Services (DACA only) $85 $85 $0
G-1041 Genealogy Index Search Request (online filing) $65 $160 $95
G-1041 Genealogy Index Search Request (paper filing) $65 $170 $105
G-1041A Genealogy Records Request (online filing) $65 $255 $190
G-1041A Genealogy Records Request (paper filing) $65 $265 $200