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  • Writer's pictureKristina M. Hernandez

Review of USCIS Fee Increase Proposal Completed

Updated: Jul 31, 2020

In November 2019, USCIS proposed a rule to make changes to the USCIS fee schedule. DHS proposed a weighted average increase of 21% in addition to new fees, form changes, and the introduction of new forms.

Below are some of the proposed fee changes:

  • I-129H - H-1B fee increase from $460 to $560

  • I-129L - L-1 fee increase from $460 to $815

  • I-129E&TN - E and TN fee increase from $460 to $705

  • I-140 - Fee decrease from $700 to $545

  • I-120B, Notice of Appeal or Motion - Fee increase from $675 to $705

  • I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status - Fee decrease from $1,140 to $1,120. Fee increase for applicants under 14 years of age from $750 to $1,120.

  • I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status - Fee increase from $370 to $400

Just two days ago the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) completed their final review of the filing fee increase proposal. It is anticipated that the final rule will be posted for public inspection soon, before becoming published officially in the Federal Register, an official daily publication for agency rules, proposed rules, and notices. The proposed rule also noted that once finalized, the rule would not take effect for at least 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.

The November 2019 proposal regarding the fee schedule and changes to other immigration benefit request requirements can be found here.

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