As the U.S. and the world are adjusting to living
through a pandemic, foreign nationals seeking U.S. Immigration benefits will
soon face substantial fee increases. A
FINAL RULE concerning USCIS fee increases will be published on August 3, 2020
and will be effective 60 days later (October 2, 2020).
We have highlighted a brief list of fee increases
scheduled for October 2, 2020. https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2020-16389.pd
and H-1B1) Skilled Workers; see Proposed I129H-1 Petition (Form) and
Proposed 129H-1 Petition (Instructions) Current Fee (Base I-129 Fee): $460.00 -Proposed Fee: $560.00
(O-1) Extraordinary Ability: Current Fee: $460.00 – Proposed Fee $715.00
Treaty Investor/Treaty Trader & TN Skilled Worker from Canada and Mexico
under NAFTA (E and NAFTA TN) Current Fee: $460.00- Proposed Fee $705.00
(H-3 Trainee, P Internationally Recognized Athlete, R Religious Worker)
Current Fee: $460.00- Proposed Fee $705.00
(L-1) Intra-Company Transferee Current Fee: $460.00- Proposed Fee: $815
Application for Travel Document (including advance parole) Current Fee $575.00
Proposed Fee: $585.00
Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Current Fee: $700.00 Proposed Fee: $545.00
Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. Current
Fee: $1,140.00 and Proposed Fee $1,120.00
The base I-485
application fee will be lowered.
However, the fee for Form I-765 (employment) and Form I-131 (travel/advance
parole) will no longer be included.
$1,120 for adjustment, $545.00 for employment, and $ 585.00 for advance parole,
results in fees of $2,250, a 97% net hike of $1,110.
- I-539; Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status: Current $370.00-Proposed $400.00
- Application for Employment Authorization: Current $410.00 Proposed $490.00
- N-400 Naturalization (Citizenship) Current $640.00- Proposed $1,160.00