US Immigration Update: On October 2, 2020 the U.S.C.I.S. will implement new increases for many Immigration applications and benefits. All applicants who want to apply for the following application types and benefits will see a dramatic increase in fees.

All applications postmarked on or after October 2, 2020 will cost you hundreds or thousands in extra fees. See the chart below to see the differences in the current vs new fees.

Current vs New Fee Increases

Form #Immigration ApplicationCurrent FeesNew FeesExtra Fees% Increase
N-400U.S. Citizenship$640$1,170$530+83%
I-130/I-485Family Green Cards$1,760$2,860$1,100+62%
I-751Petition to Remove Conditions$595$760$165+28%
I-765Employment Authorization (EAD) - (Non-DACA)$410$550$140+34%

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USCIS Significantly Increases Fees for US Citizenship, Green Cards and Visas applications


USCIS is Increasing Immigration Filing Fees by as much as 95%!*

You Must File Before December 23rd, 2016to Avoid the Higher USCIS Fees!

FormUSCIS Immigration Filing FeesUSCISCurrent FeesUSCISFee IncreaseAvoid New FeesStart Now
I-90Green Card Renewal$365$455Avoid Fee Increase, Start Now!
N-400U.S. Citizenship (Naturalization)$595$640Avoid Fee Increase, Start Now!
I-130Petition for Alien Relative (Family Based Green Card)$420$535Avoid Fee Increase, Start Now!
I-485Permanent Residence Green Card (Adjust Status)$985$1,140Avoid Fee Increase, Start Now!
N-600Certificate of Citizenship$600$1,170Avoid Fee Increase, Start Now!
N-565Replacement of Naturalization / Citizenship Certificate$345$555Avoid Fee Increase, Start Now!
I-129FPetition for Fiancé(e) Visa$340$535Avoid Fee Increase, Start Now!
I-131Application for Travel Document$360$575Avoid Fee Increase, Start Now!
I-751Remove Conditions on Residence (Green Card)$505$595Avoid Fee Increase, Start Now!
I-765Employment Authorization Application$380$410Avoid Fee Increase, Start Now!

* The proposed rule has been published in the Federal Register (81 FR 26904, 5/4/16).


Fee Increase Overview

The Department of Homeland Security released a proposed rule on May 4th, 2016, to adjust the fee schedule for certain forms for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The proposed rule has been published in the Federal Register (81 FR 26904, 5/4/16). Fees can average a 21% increase, up to 95% for some applications.

Is there a way I can avoid paying proposed fees?

The proposed fees are set to take effect December 23, 2016. In order to avoid paying higher fees, many are seeking to complete their citizenship or green card applications now, to take advantage of the current fees. The biometrics fee will remain the same for applications with this requirement.

What is USCIS’s reason for increasing fees?

USCIS receives its funds almost entirely from applicants and petitioners for immigration benefits. The last time USCIS increased its fees was back in November of 2010. These fee increases will help recover costs associated with customer service, fraud detection and national security to name a few.

Take action now! Don’t postpone the opportunity to obtain your citizenship or green card at current fees. Filing now is your best option for avoiding the proposed fee increases.