USCIS Proposes Hike in Filing Fees

Maria del Carmen Ramos
Maria del Carmen Ramos

On May 4, 2016, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) published a notice in the Federal Register for comment in connection with a proposed increase in fees for certain immigration and naturalization benefits.  After the required 60 day comment period, USCIS will publish a final rule in the Federal Register with the what the actual filing fees will be.


The below table reflects the current and proposed increase in filing fees:

Immigration benefit request Current fee(s) Proposed fee (s)
G-1041 Genealogy Index Search Request $20 $65
G-1041A Genealogy Records Request (Copy from Microfilm) $20 $65
G-1041A Genealogy Records Request (Copy from Textual Record) $35 $65
I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card $365 $455
I-102 Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival-Departure Document $330 $445
I-129 Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker $325 $460
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiancé(e) $340 $535
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative $420 $535
I-131/I-131A Application for Travel Document $460 $575
I-140 Immigration Petition for Alien Worker $580 $700
I-290B Notice of Appeal or Motion $630 $675
I-360 Petition for Amerasian Widow(er) or Special Immigrant $405 $435
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status $985 $1140
I-526 Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur $1500 $3675
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status $290 $370



Orphan Petitions $720 $775
I-601A Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status $585 $630
I-687 Application for Status as a Temporary Resident under Section 245A of the Immigration and Nationality Act $1130 $1130
I-690 Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility $200 $715
I-694 Notice of Appeal of Decision $755 $890
I-698 Application to Adjust Status From Temporary to Permanent Resident (Under Section 245A of the INA) $1020 $1670
I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence $505 $595
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization $380 $410
I-800A Supp. 3 Request for Action on Approved Form I-800A $360 $385
I-817 Application for Family Unity Benefits $435 $600
I-824 Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition $405 $465
I-829 Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions $3750 $3750
I-910 Application for Civil Surgeon Designation $615 $785
I-924 Application for Regional Center Designation Under the Immigrant Investor Program $6230 $17,795
I-924A Annual Certification of Regional Center $0 $3035
I-929 Petition for Qualifying Family Member of a U-1 Nonimmigrant $215 $230
N-300 Application to File Declaration of Intention $250 $270
N-336 Request for Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings $650 $700
N-400 Application for Naturalization $595 $640
N-470 Application to Preserve Residence for Naturalization Purposes $330 $355
N-565 Application Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document $345 $555


Application for Certificate of Citizenship $600 $1170
I-191, I-192, I-193, I-212, I-601, I-602, I-612 Waiver Forms $585 $930
USCIS Immigrant Fee $165 $220
Biometric Services $85 $85

For more information, please contact Maria del Carmen Ramos at 813.227.2252 or

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