It’s official! The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a final rule adjusting certain immigration benefit request fees to a maximum of 26%. The new fees take effect for petitions and applications filed on or after April 1, 2024.
USCIS has introduced lower filing fees ($50 or less) for online filing as compared to paper filing for only a few application types such as: Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card; Form I-539 Application to Change/Extend Nonimmigrant Status; Form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization; Form I-130, Immigrant Petition for Alien Relative; and N-400 Application for Naturalization.
Also, the H-1B cap registration will increase from $10 to $215, though this fee will not be implemented until the FY 2026 cap season, beginning in March 2025.
Here are some of the new announced fees:
Our recommendation is to start your immigration process now to avoid the new fees. If you want to explore which options you have, you can schedule a FREE Immigration Evaluation with us, here; select your preferred language, date and time, we offer consultation over the phone and online.