USCIS Filing fee to increase from October 3, 2020.

July 31, 2020
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Today, the Department of Homeland Security announced a final rule that adjusts fees for certain immigration and naturalization benefit requests to ensure U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recovers its costs of services. As per DHS, they are adjusting USCIS fees by a weighted average increase of 20% to help recover its operational costs. Current fees would leave the agency underfunded by about $1 billion per year. USCIS last updated its fee structure in December 2016 by a weighted average increase of 21%. Advance copy of a final rule which significantly alters the USCIS fee schedule by adjusting fees by a weighted average increase of 20 percent, adding new fees, establishing multiple fees for nonimmigrant worker petitions, and limiting the number of beneficiaries for certain forms. Table 1, which begins on page 13 of this advance copy, summarizes the fee changes. The rule will be published in the Federal Register on 8/3/20 and will be effective 60 days from the date of publication. A full list of changes and a complete table of final fees is listed below:                                                                                                            

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