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USCIS Increases Certain Filing Fees – Effective from October 2, 2020

The US Department of Homeland Security announced the final rule that changes certain filing fees for the USCIS.  The USCIS is mostly funded by the fees it collects, and over 95% of USCIS budget is from the fees it collects.  The final rule announced by the USCIS removes certain fee exemptions and reduces fee waivers. It also included small fees for asylum applicants.

This final rule will be effective October 2, 2020, therefore any petition or application filed on or after October 2, 2020 must include the new fees.

The changes to the fees and the final filing fees are included in the table below.

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Table 1: New Filing Fees Effective October 2, 2020

 

Immigration Benefit Request

Current

Fee

Change

($)

 

Final Fee

I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card (online filing) $455 -$50 $405
I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card (paper filing) $455 -$40 $415
I-102 Application for Replacement/Initial Arrival-Departure Document $445 $40 $485
I-129CW, I-129E&TN, and I-129MISC $460 $235 $695
I-129H1 $460 $95 $555
I-129H2A – Named Beneficiaries $460 $390 $850
I-129H2B – Named Beneficiaries $460 $255 $715
I-129L $460 $345 $805
I-129O $460 $245 $705
I-129H2A – Unnamed Beneficiaries $460 -$45 $415
I-129H2B – Unnamed Beneficiaries $460 -$75 $385
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiancé(e) $535 -$25 $510
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative (online filing) $535 $15 $550
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative (paper filing) $535 $25 $560
I-131 Application for Travel Document $575 $15 $590
I-131 Refugee Travel Document for an individual age 16 or older $135 $10 $145
I-131 Refugee Travel Document for a child under the age of 16 $105 $10 $115
I-131A Application for Travel Document (Carrier Documentation) $575 $435 $1,010
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker $700 -$145 $555
I-191 Application for Relief Under Former Section 212(c) $930 -$140 $790
I-192 Application for Advance Permission to Enter as Nonimmigrant (CBP)1 $585 $815 $1,400
I-192 Application for Advance Permission to Enter as Nonimmigrant (USCIS) $930 $470
I-193 Application for Waiver of Passport and/or Visa $585 $2,205 $2,790
I-212 Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the U.S. After Deportation or Removal $930 $120 $1,050
I-290B Notice of Appeal or Motion $675 $25 $700
I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or

Special Immigrant

$435 $15 $450
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence $1,140 -$10 $1,130
or Adjust Status2 $750 $380  
I-526 Immigrant Petition by Alien Investor $3,675 $335 $4,010
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant

Status (online filing)

$370 $20 $390
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant

Status (paper filing)

$370 $30 $400
I-589 Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal  

$0

 

$50

 

$50

I-600/600A Adoption Petitions and Applications $775 $30 $805
I-600A Supplement 3 Request for Action on Approved Form I-600A  

N/A

 

N/A

 

$400

I-601 Application for Waiver of Ground of Excludability  

$930

 

$80

 

$1,010

I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver $630 $330 $960
I-612 Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement $930 -$415 $515
I-687 Application for Status as a Temporary Resident  

$1,130

 

$0

 

$1,130

I-690 Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility  

$715

 

$50

 

$765

I-694 Notice of Appeal of Decision- $890 -$175 $715
I-698 Application to Adjust Status from Temporary to Permanent Resident $1,670 -$55 $1,615
I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence $595 $165 $760
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization (Non-DACA) $410 $140 $550
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization (DACA only) 3 $410 $0 $410
I-800/800A Adoption Petitions and Applications $775 $30 $805
I-800A Supplement 3 Request for Action on Approved Form I-800A $385 $15 $400
I-817 Application for Family Unity Benefits $600 -$10 $590
I-824 Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition $465 $30 $495
I-829 Petition by Investor to Remove Conditions $3,750 $150 $3,900
I-881 Application for Suspension of Deportation or $285 $1,525 $1,810
Special Rule Cancellation of Removal4 $570 $1,240  
I-910 Application for Civil Surgeon Designation $785 -$150 $635
I-924 Application For Regional Center Designation Under the Investor Program $17,795 $0 $17,795
I-924A Annual Certification of Regional Center $3,035 $1,430 $4,465
I-929 Petition for Qualifying Family Member of a U-1 Nonimmigrant $230 $1,255 $1,485
N-300 Application to File Declaration of Intention $270 $1,035 $1,305
N-336 Request for Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings (online) $700 $1,025 $1,725
N-336 Request for Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings (paper) $700 $1,035 $1,735
N-400 Application for Naturalization (online filing) $640 $520 $1,160
 

N-400 Application for Naturalization (paper filing)5

$640 $530  

$1,170

$320 $850
N-470 Application to Preserve Residence for Naturalization Purposes $355 $1,230 $1,585
N-565 Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document (online filing) $555 -$20 $535
N-565 Application for Replacement

Naturalization/Citizenship Document (paper filing)

$555 -$10 $545
N-600 Application for Certificate of Citizenship

(online filing)

$1,170 -$180 $990
N-600 Application for Certificate of Citizenship

(paper filing)

$1,170 -$170 $1,000
N-600K Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate (online filing) $1,170 -$235 $935
N-600K Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate (paper filing) $1,170 -$225 $945
USCIS Immigrant Fee $220 -$30 $190
Biometric Services (Non-DACA)6 $85 -$55 $30
Biometric Services (DACA only)7 $85 $0 $85
G-1041 Genealogy Index Search Request (online filing) $65 $95 $160
G-1041 Genealogy Index Search Request (paper filing) $65 $105 $170
G-1041A Genealogy Records Request (online filing) $65 $190 $255
G-1041A Genealogy Records Request (paper filing) $65 $200 $265

 

1 Because the FY 2016/2017 fee review and resulting fee change were based on USCIS’s costs for processing inadmissibility waivers and not CBP’s costs, the Form I-192 fee remained $585 when filed with and processed by CBP. See 8 CFR 103.7(b)(1)(i)(P); 81 FR 73307.

2 Currently, there are two fees for Form I-485. See 8 CFR 103.7(b)(1)(i)(U). The $750 fee is applied to “an applicant under the age of 14 years when [the application] is (i) submitted concurrently with the Form I-485 of a parent, (ii) the applicant is seeking to adjust status as a derivative of his or her parent, and (iii) the child’s application is based on a relationship to the same individual who is the basis for the child’s parent’s adjustment of status, or under the same legal authority as the parent.” See 84 FR 62305. With this rule,

DHS removes the reduced child fee. See section III.G.11.b. Form I-485 Child Fee. Additionally, DHS adds a $1,080 fee for certain asylum applicants. See section III.G.11.c.Form I-485 Reduced Fee for Asylees and new 8 CFR 106.2(a)(17)(ii).

3 DHS will maintain the DACA fees at $410 for employment authorization and $85 for biometric services.

See section III.C.6. Comments on DACA Renewal Fee of this preamble; new 8 CFR 106.2(a)(32)(vi).

4 Currently there are two USCISs fees for Form I-881: $285 for individuals and $570 for families. See 8

CFR 103.7(b)(1)(i)(QQ)(1). EOIR has a separate $165 fee. DHS does not change the EOIR fee with this rule.

5 Currently, there are two fees for paper filing of Form N-400. See 8 CFR 103.7(b)(1)(i)(BBB). This final rule eliminates the reduced fee option for an applicant whose documented income is greater than 150 percent and not more than 200 percent of the Federal poverty level. See section III.G.24.c of this final rule or 84 FR 62317 for the proposed rule.

6 As explained in this preamble and NPRM, this rule only requires the separate biometric services fee in certain cases. See section III.G.2. Biometric Services Fee of this preamble; 84 FR 62302; new 8 CFR103.7(a)(2), 106.2(a)(32)(i), and 106.2(a)(37)(iii).

7 See footnote 4.

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