On April 1st, 2024, USCIS is implementing significant fee increases across many of its services. These adjustments are part of the agency’s efforts to ensure it has adequate resources to carry out its mission effectively. However, these fee hikes can present financial challenges and add to the already substantial costs associated with immigration processes.

For certain applications, when you’re applying for your green card, you no longer have to pay USCIS filing fees, for example: Special immigrant juvenile status, violence against Women’s Act (VAWA), T-Visa, U-Visa, asylum, refugee, NACARA, and I-751 based on abuse. Anyone who has a humanitarian case should wait until April 1st to avoid fees. For the majority of cases, such as family petitions and employment, filling fees are increasing to a maximum of 26%. If this is your type of case, we recommend to start your application before April 1st to avoid USCIS new fees.

To learn more about USCIS fees updates, watch the video below where attorney Soulmaz Taghavi explains everything you need to know about the new changes.

If you’re considering applying for any immigration benefits, it’s essential to factor in the increased fees into your financial planning. Consider seeking guidance from an immigration attorney who can provide personalized advice tailored to your situation.

The perfect time to start working on your immigration case is NOW before  April 2024. If you have questions about your immigration status, schedule a free evaluation with us, we work in all 50 states and internationally.