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USCIS Fee Increase for Filing Petitions and Applications

Published on June 8, 2020

On November 14, 2019, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) proposed raising filing fees by a weighted average of 21 percent. On May 29, 2020, the USCIS submitted a final rule, including revised proposed fees, for Office of Management Budget (OMB) review. Below are some examples of fee increases that have been proposed:

  • Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, would be increased from $640 to $1,170;
  • Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker filed on behalf of managers, executives, and specialized knowledge professionals would be increased from $460 to $815; and
  • Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker filed on behalf individuals with extraordinary ability would be increased from $460 to $715.

Please note that these are only proposed increases. Changes to current filing fees will not go into effect until the final rule is published in the Federal Register.  

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This message has been released by the Immigration Group at Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC to advise of recent developments in the law. Because each situation is different, this information is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended to provide legal advice on any specific facts and circumstances. Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC is a full-service law firm located in Seattle, Washington.

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