On November 14, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security proposed a new rule which would increase U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) fees by a weighted average of 21%. After many months of review, the final fees have been published and will go into effect on October 2, 2020. Additionally, many of the forms themselves will change, and the new versions of the forms must be submitted for all applications and petitions filed on or after October 2, 2020. Please note that at this point, no new forms in connection with this rule have been released by USCIS yet.
Most applications and petitions will have a moderate change, and the prices of certain applications may even drop slightly. However, several applications will see a very large increase in fees. Additionally, certain applications will have a $10 discount if submitted online. Some of the more most substantial proposed changes are as follows:
Please review the table below to see how the proposed fee increases could impact your particular immigration case.
You can find the entire text of the rule in the federal register here:
Things to keep in mind:
At Minsky McCormick & Hallagan, we know the immigration process is complicated and intimidating, and such changes only make things more challenging. If you have any questions about these proposed changes or to seek assistance in applying for an immigration benefit, schedule an appointment with one of our experienced immigration attorneys.
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