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.