*Practice limited to federal immigration law. Licensed in NY, MA, but not in CA.

USCIS Filing Fees are Going Up

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is raising the filing fees for immigration applications.

The fees will be about 20% higher and will apply to all applications received on or after December 23, 2016 (just in time for the holidays!). Here is a sample of fee increases (I’ve added in the biometric fee, which will remain unchanged at $85):

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Immigration Application
N-400, Application for Naturalization
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative
I-485, Adjustment of Status
I–129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e)
I-90, Application to Replace Green Card
I-765, Application for Employment Authorization Document

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Old Fee
$680
$420
$1,070
$425
$450
$465

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New Fee
$725
$535
$1,225
$620
$540
$495

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A complete list of USCIS’s new immigration fees can be found on USCIS website here.

Thinking of applying for a green card, citizenship or other immigration benefit? Now is the time!

Filing fees going up. Donald Trump and Congress could soon change the immigration laws for the worse. So stop procrastinating and let’s get your immigration case submitted. Call our Los Angeles immigration law office today at (213) 262-2000!

Josh Goldstein
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