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USCIS Fees for Every Case

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced a considerable increase in immigration fees starting October 2nd, 2020.
This increase in fees for certain immigration and naturalization benefits seeks to ensure that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) covers its operational costs.

USCIS is a fee-founded agency, and filing fees make up to practically 97% of their funds. The current fees would leave the agency with a loss of $1 Billion for the next year. That’s why this update modifies fees  by a weighted average increment of 20%, with a higher impact on categories such as green card through marriage and naturalization.

This final rule is effective Oct. 2, 2020. Any application, petition, or request postmarked on or after this date must include payment of the new, correct fees established by this final rule.

At the Immigration Law Office of Los Angeles, we want you to be informed and aware of government fees so there are no hidden fees. That’s why we are listing the most updated USCIS fees for every immigration service:

Green Card through Marriage

Form / Item

Previous fee

New fee

Variation ($)

Variation (%)

I-130 Petition for Alien Relative

$535

$560

+$25

+5%

I-485 Adjustment of Status

$1,140

$1,130

-$10

-1%

Biometrics

$85

$30

-$55

-$65%

I-765 Application for Employment Authorization*

$0

$550

+$550

-

I-131 Application for Advance Parole

(Travel Document)*

$0

$590

+$590

-

I-693 Medical Exams Results

$0

$0

$0

-

I-864 Affidavit of Support

$0

$0

$0

-

I-944 Declaration of Self-Sufficiency

$0

$0

$0

-

Total

$1,760

$2,860

+$1,100

+63%

* Note that both the I-765 employment authorization and the I-131 travel document used to be included in the I-485 adjustment of status application. Now, with the new fee structure, they are no longer included and they are optional.

Green Card through Marriage - Consular Processing

Form / Item

Previous fee

New fee

Variation ($)

Variation (%)

I-130 Petition for Alien Relative

$535

$560

+$25

+5%

Consular Processing

$325

$325

$0

-

USCIS Immigrant fee

$220

$190

-$30

-$14%

I-693 Medical Exams Results

$0

$0

$0

-

I-864 Affidavit of Support

$0

$0

$0

-

Total

$1,080

$1,075

-$5

-1%

K-1 Fiance Visa

Form / Item

Previous fee

New fee

Variation ($)

Variation (%)

I-129F Fiance Petition

$535

$510

-$25

-5%

DS-160 (Consular Processing)

$265

$265

$0

-

Total

$800

$775

-$25

-3%

Naturalization

Form / Item

Previous fee

New fee

Variation ($)

Variation (%)

N-400 Application for Naturalization

$640

$1,170

+$530

+83%

Biometrics

$85

$30

-$55

-65%

Total

$725

$1,200

+$475

+66%

I-751 Remove Conditions on Green Card

Form / Item

Previous fee

New fee

Variation ($)

Variation (%)

I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence

$595

$760

+$165

+28%

Biometrics

$85

$30

-$55

-65%

Total

$680

$790

+$110

+16%

I-130 + I-601A Waiver (Unlawful Presence)

Form / Item

Previous fee

New fee

Variation ($)

Variation (%)

I-130 Petition for Alien Relative

$535

$560

+$25

+5%

I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver

$630

$960

+$330

+52%

Consular Processing

$325

$325

$0

-

Biometrics

$85

$30

-$55

-65%

I-864 Affidavit of Support

$120

$120

$0

-

Total

$1,695

$1,995

+$300

+18%

Petition for Parent/Son by U.S. Citizen

Form / Item

Previous fee

New fee

Variation ($)

Variation (%)

I-130 Petition for Alien Relative

$535

$560

+$25

+5%

Consular Processing

$325

$325

$0

-

USCIS Immigrant fee

$220

$190

-$30

-$14%

I-693 Medical Exams Results

$0

$0

$0

-

I-864 Affidavit of Support

$0

$0

$0

-

Total

$1,080

$1,075

-$5

-1%

L-1A Visa for Executives/Managers

Form / Item

Previous fee

New fee

Variation ($)

Variation (%)

I-129L Petition for non-immigrant worker

$460

$805

+$345

+75%

Anti-Fraud fee

$500

$500

$0

-

DS-160 Application fee

$190

$190

$0

-

I-907 Premium Processing (optional)

$1,440

$1,440

$0

-

Total

$2,590

$2,935

+$345

+13%

Note that if more than 50 percent of the company’s employees are in H-1B, L-1A or L-1B non-immigrant status, there is a $4,500 fee under the Pub. L. 114-113 rule.

H-1B Visa

Form / Item

Previous fee

New fee

Variation ($)

Variation (%)

I-129H1 Petition for non-immigrant worker

$460

$555

+$95

+21%

Anti-Fraud fee

$500

$500

$0

-

ACWIA*

$1,500

$1,500

$0

-

I-907 Premium Processing (optional)

$1,440

$1,440

$0

-

Total

$3,900

$3,995

+$95

+2%

*Note that if the hiring company has 25 or less full-time workers, the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act (ACWIA) fee is only $750.
Note that if more than 50 percent of the company’s employees are in H-1B, L-1A or L-1B non-immigrant status, there is a $4,500 fee under the Pub. L. 114-113 rule.

Change of Status / Visa Extension

Form / Item

Previous fee

New fee

Variation ($)

Variation (%)

I-539 Application to Extend/Change Non-immigrant Status

$370

$400

+$30

+8.1%

Biometrics

$85

$30

-$55

-65%

Total

$455

$430

-$25

-6%

E-2 Visa for Investors with Consular Processing

Form / Item

Previous fee

New fee

Variation ($)

Variation (%)

I-129 Petition for non-immigrant worker

$460

$695

+$235

+51%

Biometrics

$85

$30

-$55

-65%

DS-160 Application fee

$205

$205

$0

-

I-907 Premium Processing (optional)

$1,440

$1,440

$0

-

Total

$2,190

$2,370

+$180

+8%

H2B Visa for Temporary Workers (i.e. Nannies)

Form / Item

Previous fee

New fee

Variation ($)

Variation (%)

I-129H2B Petition for non-immigrant worker

$460

$715

+$255

+55%

Biometrics

$85

$30

-$55

-65%

DS-160 Application fee

$190

$190

$0

-

I-907 Premium Processing (optional)

$1,440

$1,440

$0

-

Total

$2,175

$2,375

+$200

+9%

O-1 Visa

Form / Item

Previous fee

New fee

Variation ($)

Variation (%)

I-129O Petition for non-immigrant worker

$460

$705

+$245

+53%

Biometrics

$85

$30

-$55

-65%

DS-160 Application fee

$190

$190

$0

-

I-907 Premium Processing (optional)

$1,440

$1,440

$0

-

Total

$2,175

$2,365

+$190

+9%

EB-1

Form / Item

Previous fee

New fee

Variation ($)

Variation (%)

I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers

$700

$555

-$145

-21%

Biometrics

$85

$30

-$55

-65%

I-485 Adjustment of Status

$1,140

$1,130

-$10

-1%

I-907 Premium Processing (optional)

$1,440

$1,440

$0

-

I-765 Application for Employment Authorization

$0

$550

+$550

-

I-131 Advance Parole (Travel Document)

$0

$590

+$590

-

Total

$3,365

$4,295

+$930

+28%

PERM

Form / Item

Previous fee

New fee

Variation ($)

Variation (%)

I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers

$700

$555

-$145

-21%

Biometrics

$85

$30

-$55

-65%

I-485 Adjustment of Status

$1,140

$1,130

-$10

-1%

I-907 Premium Processing (optional)

$1,440

$1,440

$0

-

I-765 Application for Employment Authorization

$0

$550

+$550

-

I-131 Advance Parole (Travel Document)

$0

$590

+$590

-

Total

$3,365

$4,295

+$930

+28%

Note that there’s additional recruitment costs paid directly to the newspaper/advertising media.

Asylum

Form / Item

Previous fee

New fee

Variation ($)

Variation (%)

I-589 Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal

$0

$50

+$50

-

Total

$0

$50

+$50

-

VAWA

Form / Item

Previous fee

New fee

Variation ($)

Variation (%)

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

$0

$0

$0

-

I-485 Adjustment of Status**

$1,140

$1,130

-$10

-1%

Biometrics

$85

$30

-$55

-65%

Total

$1,660

$1,610

-$50

-3%

*Self-petitioning abused spouses or children of U.S. citizens or permanent resident are exempt from paying this fee. Otherwise, the new fee would be $450 (previous fee: $435).

**Note that the filing fee for the I-485 form based on having been admitted to the United States as a refugee is $0.

If you are seeking representation in your immigration case, we invite you to contact us.
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