PROPOSED FEE INCREASES FOR FORMS FILED WITH USCIS

The Department of Homeland Security has published a proposal for fee increases to several USCIS forms in the Federal Register. There will be a period of 30 days to receive public opinion, with a final decision being issued as soon as December 16. 2019.

Proposed Rate Increases affect several forms, but most notable are the I-485 (adjustment of status) and the N-400 (naturalization application). The I-485 will go from $1,140 to $1610 and the N-400 will go from $640 to $1,170. Also worth noting is that for the first time in history, there will be a fee for the filing of an asylum application.

If you are eligible for naturalization or adjustment of status, it is recommended that you apply as soon as possible.

    Examples of Application increases are as follows:

  • Form I-290B (Notice of Appeal or Motion) from $675 to $705.
  • Form I-485 (Application for Permanent Residence Registration or Adjustment of Status) from $1,140 to $1,610.
  • Form I-589 (Asylum Application) from $0 to $50.
  • Form I-751 (Petition to Remove Conditional Residency) from $595 to $760.
  • Form I-765 (Work Permit) from $410 to $490.
  • Form I-821D (DACA) from $0 to $275.
  • Form N-400 (Naturalization Request) from $640 to $1,170.
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