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IMPORTANT IMMIGRATION UPDATES: NEW USCIS FEE HIKES COMING APRIL 1, 2024!

Updated: Feb 16





As the world evolves, so do immigration laws and regulations. In line with this, we bring you an important update about changes in the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) fees. Effective from April 1, 2024, there will be a significant increase in USCIS fees. This is an essential update for all those planning to apply for any immigration benefits.



New USCIS Fee Hikes
USCIS Announcement

This increase in USCIS fees is part of the government's effort to ensure the sustainability and efficiency of the immigration system. It is aimed at covering the operational costs of the USCIS, which is majorly funded by fees from applications and petitions. Thus, the adjustment in fees is necessary to continue providing services to those seeking immigration benefits.

However, it's important to understand that this fee hike doesn't mean that the USCIS is limiting access to immigration benefits. It's merely a way to ensure that the agency can continue to function effectively and provide the necessary services. So, while the cost may have increased, the benefits and opportunities remain the same.

While we understand that this news might be alarming for some, we want to reassure you that we are here to help. Our team at Barrera Legal is committed to assisting you navigate through these changes. We are dedicated to making your immigration journey as smooth as possible, despite the new fee structure we have provided below:


Type of Filing

Current Fee(s)

Final Fee(s)

I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card (online filing)

$455

$415

I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card (online filing) (with biometric services)

$540

$415

I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card (paper filing)

$455

$465

I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card (paper filing) (with biometric services)

$540

$465

I-102 Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival-Departure Document

$445

$560

I-129 H-1B

$460

$780

I-129 H-1B (small employers and nonprofits)

$460

$460

I-129 H-2A - Named Beneficiaries

$460

$1,090

I-129 H-2A - Named Beneficiaries (small employers and nonprofits)

$460

$545

I-129 H-2A - Unnamed Beneficiaries

$460

$530

I-129 H-2A - Unnamed Beneficiaries (small employers and nonprofits)

$460

$460

I-129 H-2B - Named Beneficiaries

$460

$1,080

I-129 H-2B - Named Beneficiaries (small employers and nonprofits)

$460

$540

I-129 H-2B - Unnamed Beneficiaries

$460

$580

I-129 H-2B - Unnamed Beneficiaries (small employers and nonprofits)

$460

$460

I-129 Petition for L Nonimmigrant workers

$460

$1,385

I-129 Petition for L Nonimmigrant workers (small employers and nonprofits)

$460

$695

I-129 Petition for O Nonimmigrant workers

$460

$1,055

I-129 Petition for O Nonimmigrant workers (small employers and nonprofits)

$460

$530

I-129CW CNMI-Only Nonimmigrant Transitional Worker and I-129 Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker: E, H-3, P, Q, R, or TN Classifications

$460

$1,015

I-129CW CNMI-Only Nonimmigrant Transitional Worker and I-129 Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker: E, H-3, P, Q, R, or TN Classifications (with biometric services)

$545

$1,015

I-129CW Petition for a CNMI-Only Nonimmigrant Transitional Worker and I-129 Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker: E, H-3, P, Q, R, or TN Classifications (small employers and nonprofits)

$460

$510

I-129CW Petition for a CNMI-Only Nonimmigrant Transitional Worker and I-129 Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker: E, H-3, P, Q, R, or TN Classifications (small employers and nonprofits) (with biometric services)

$545

$510

I-129F Petition for Alien Fiancé(e)

$535

$675

I-130 Petition for Alien Relative (online filing)

$535

$625

I-130 Petition for Alien Relative (paper filing)

$535

$675

I-131 Application for Travel Document

$575

$630

I-131 Application for Travel Document (with biometric services)

$660

$630

I-131 Refugee Travel Document for an individual age 16 or older

$135

$165

I-131 Refugee Travel Document for an individual age 16 or older (with biometric services)

$220

$165

I-131 Refugee Travel Document for a child under the age of 16

$105

$135

I-131 Refugee Travel Document for a child under the age of 16 (with biometric services)

$190

$135

I-131A Application for Travel Document (Carrier Documentation)

$575

$575

I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers

$700

$715

I-191 Application for Relief Under Former Section 212(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)

$930

$930

I-192 Application for Advance Permission to Enter as Nonimmigrant (CBP)

$585

$1,100

I-192 Application for Advance Permission to Enter as Nonimmigrant (USCIS)

$930

$1,100

I-193 Application for Waiver of Passport and/or Visa

$585

$695

I-212 Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the U.S. After Deportation or Removal

$930

$1,175

I-290B Notice of Appeal or Motion

$675

$800

I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant

$435

$515

I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status

$1,140

$1,440

I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (with biometric services)

$1,225

$1,440

I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (under the age of 14 in certain conditions)

$750

$950

I-526/526E Immigrant Petition by Standalone/Regional Center

$3,675

$11,160

I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status (online filing)

$370

$420

I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status (online filing) (with biometric services)

$455

$420

I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status (paper filing)

$370

$470

I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status (paper filing) (with biometric services)

$455

$470

I-600 Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative and I-600A Application for Advance Processing of an Orphan Petition

$775

$920

I-600 Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative and I-600A Application for Advance Processing of an Orphan Petition (with biometric services for one adult)

$860

$920

I-600A/I-600 Supplement 3 Request for Action on Approved Form I-600A/I-600

N/A

$455

I-601 Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility

$930

$1,050

I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver

$630

$795

I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver (with biometric services)

$715

$795

I-612 Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement (Under Section 212(e) of the INA, as Amended)

$930

$1,100

I-687 Application for Status as a Temporary Resident

$1,130

$1,240

I-687 Application for Status as a Temporary Resident (with biometric services)

$1,215

$1,240

I-690 Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility Under Sections 245A or 210 of the Immigration and Nationality Act

$715

$905

I-694 Notice of Appeal of Decision

$890

$1,125

I-698 Application to Adjust Status from Temporary to Permanent Resident (Under Section 245A of the INA)

$1,670

$1,670

I-698 Application to Adjust Status from Temporary to Permanent Resident (Under Section 245A of the INA) (with biometric services)

$1,755

$1,670

I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence

$595

$750

I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence (with biometric services)

$680

$750

I-765 Application for Employment Authorization (online filing)

$410

$470

I-765 Application for Employment Authorization (online filing) (with biometric services)

$495

$470

I-765 Application for Employment Authorization (paper filing)

$410

$520

I-765 Application for Employment Authorization (paper filing) (with biometric services)

$495

$520

I-800 Petition to Classify Convention Adoptee as an Immediate Relative and Form I-800A, Application for Determination of Suitability to Adopt a Child from a Convention Country

$775

$920

I-800 Petition to Classify Convention Adoptee as an Immediate Relative and Form I-800A, Application for Determination of Suitability to Adopt a Child from a Convention Country (with biometric services)

$860

$920

I-800A Supplement 3, Request for Action on Approved Form I-800A

$385

$455

I-800A Supplement 3, Request for Action on Approved Form I-800A (with biometric services)

$470

$455

I-817 Application for Family Unity Benefits

$600

$760

I-817 Application for Family Unity Benefits (with biometric services)

$685

$760

I-824 Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition

$465

$590

I-829 Petition by Investor to Remove Conditions

$3,750

$9,525

I-829 Petition by Investor to Remove Conditions (with biometric services)

$3,835

$9,525

I-881 Application for Suspension of Deportation or Special Rule Cancellation of Removal (for an individual adjudicated by DHS)

$285

$340

I-881 Application for Suspension of Deportation or Special Rule Cancellation of Removal (for an individual adjudicated by DHS) (with biometric services)

$370

$340

I-881 Application for Suspension of Deportation or Special Rule Cancellation of Removal (for a family adjudicated by DHS)

$570

$340

I-881 Application for Suspension of Deportation or Special Rule Cancellation of Removal (for a family adjudicated by DHS) (with biometric services for two people)

$740

$340

I-910 Application for Civil Surgeon Designation

$785

$990

I-929 Petition for Qualifying Family Member of a U-1 Nonimmigrant

$230

$0

I-941 Application for Entrepreneur Parole

$1,200

$1,200

I-941 Application for Entrepreneur Parole (with biometric services)

$1,285

$1,200

I-956 Application for Regional Center Designation

$17,795

$47,695

I-956F Application for Approval of an Investment in a Commercial Enterprise

$17,795

$47,695

I-956G Regional Center Annual Statement

$3,035

$4,470

N-300 Application to File Declaration of Intention

$270

$320

N-336 Request for Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings Under Section 336 (online filing)

$700

$780

N-336 Request for Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings Under Section 336 (paper filing)

$700

$830

N-400 Application for Naturalization (online filing)

$640

$710

N-400 Application for Naturalization (online filing) (with biometric services)

$725

$710

N-400 Application for Naturalization (paper filing)

$640

$760

N-400 Application for Naturalization (paper filing) (with biometric services)

$725

$760

N-400 Application for Naturalization (applicants with household income between 150 and 400% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG))

$320

$380

N-400 Application for Naturalization (applicants with household income between 150 and 400% of the FPG) (with biometric services)

$405

$380

N-470 Application to Preserve Residence for Naturalization Purposes

$355

$420

N-565 Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document (online filing)

$555

$505

N-565 Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document (paper filing)

$555

$555

N-600 Application for Certificate of Citizenship (online filing)

$1,170

$1,335

N-600 Application for Certificate of Citizenship (paper filing)

$1,170

$1,385

N-600K Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate (online filing)

$1,170

$1,335

N-600K Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate (paper filing)

$1,170

$1,385

USCIS Immigrant Fee

$220

$235

H-1B Registration Process Fee

$10

$215

Biometric Services (limited circumstances)

$85

$30

G-1041 Genealogy Index Search Request (online filing)

$65

$30

G-1041 Genealogy Index Search Request (paper filing)

$65

$80

G-1041A Genealogy Records Request (online filing)

$65

$30

G-1041A Genealogy Records Request (paper filing)

$65

$80

G-1566 Request for Certificate of Non-Existence

$0

$330

 Our team of experienced immigration lawyers is ready to provide you with the best advice tailored to your situation. We are well-versed in all aspects of immigration law and are continually staying updated with the latest changes and updates. This allows us to provide you with the most current and accurate advice to help you make the best decisions about your immigration journey.

If you have any questions or concerns about the new USCIS fee hike or any other immigration-related matter, we invite you to contact us. We have offices in New York and Idaho, and we also offer online consultations for clients who are unable to visit us in person.

Our New York office can be reached at 516-665-8760, while our Idaho office can be contacted at 208-466-1800. We understand that immigration matters can be complex and stressful, and we are here to provide you with the guidance and support you need.

If you're not in New York or Idaho, don't worry. We offer online consultations that you can access from any part of the world. Simply visit our website at www.barreralegal.com to learn more about our services and to schedule a consultation. We look forward to assisting you with your immigration needs and helping you navigate these exciting immigration updates.

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