What are the U.S.
immigration application fees for next year after the fees increase?
On October 24,
2016, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Services (USCIS) posted a notice in the Federal Register announcing an
increase in filing fees for most types of immigration applications.
These fee increases are scheduled to go into effect December 23, 2016.
The USCIS determined that the fee increase was necessary in order to
avoid a budget shortfall in the coming years. The fee increase was
proposed on May 4, 2016 and was made final on October 24, 2016.
Pursuant to the final rule, USCIS filing fees will increase by a
weighted average of 21 percent. Any applications received by
USCIS on or after December 23, 2016 will have to include the fee set
under the new rule.
Examples of commonly used forms that will see fee increases are:
It has been 6 years since the USCIS last raised its fees. So, it is
reasonable to conclude that these newly set fees will remain in place
for at least a few years.
Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker
Petition for Alien Relative
Application for Travel Document
Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker
Application for Adjustment of Status
Application to Extend / Change Nonimmigrant Status
Application for Employment Authorization
Application for Naturalization