Law Office of Leila Freijy PLLC
Immigration & Compliance Law 
USCIS fee increase halted


We previously reported that on August 3, 2020, that USCIS had published a final rule that was to increase certain immigration and naturalization filing fees beginning October 2, 2020.

The Immigrant Legal Resource Center had filed suit against USCIS regarding the fee increases and on 9/29/2020, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ordered that the USCIS filing fee increases be stayed pending final adjudication of the matter.  This also means that premium processing time limit will remain 15 calendar days for now, rather than 15 business days as had been proposed in the final rule. 

This is particularly important now as the USCIS filing fees for I-485 and associated applications (EADs and Advance Parole application) were set to substantially increase on October 2, just as thousands of people will be filing their I-485 applications due to rapid forward movement in priority dates.

For now, the Current Fees listed below will remain in effect until further notice. 

Immigration Benefit
Current Fee
Final Fee
Change ($)
% Change
I-129 Nonimmigrant Worker
$460
N/A
N/A
N/A
I-129 (TN)
$460
$695
$235
51 percent
I-129 (H-1B)
$460
$555
$95
21 percent
I-129 (L-1)
$460
$805
$345
75 percent
I-129 (O-1)
$460
$705
$245
53 percent
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative
$535
$560
$25
5 percent
I-131 Travel Document
$575
$590
$15
3 percent
I-140 Immigrant Petition
$700
$555
($145)
-21 percent
I-485 (Green Card) (Aged 14+)
$1,140
$1,130
($10)
-1 percent
I-485 (Green Card) (under 14)
$750
$1,130
$380
51 percent
I-539 Extend/Change Status
$370
$400
$30
8 percent
I-751 Remove Conditional Residence
$595
$760
$165
28 percent
I-765 Employment Authorization (Non-DACA)
$410
$550
$140
34 percent
N-400 Naturalization
$640
$1,170
$530
83 percent
Biometric Services (Non-DACA)
$85
$30
($55)
-65 percent
 
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Sincerely,

 


Leila Freijy
Law Office of Leila Freijy PLLC