USCIS Announces Fee Adjustment for Immigration Applications Effective April 2024

On January 31, 2024, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced in the Federal Register a revision of fees for immigration applications, to be implemented starting April 1, 2024. According to the agency, this adjustment in fees aims to cover a larger portion of its operational expenses and enhance the efficiency of processing immigration filings. USCIS indicated that the fees for immigration filings had largely remained unchanged since 2016, despite rising operational expenses.

Filing fees for EB-5 petitions will see some of the most significant increases under the new rule. Fees for Form I-526/E, the initial EB-5 petition form, will be raised to $11,160, from $3,675 – a 204% increase. Fees for Form I-829 will be raised to $9,525, from $3,835 – a 148% increase.  

Here’s a table with fee changes for other common business immigration filings:

 


Form / Visa Type

 


Current Fee


New Fee


% Change


I-129, H-1

 


$460


$780


70%


I-129, L

 


$460


$1,385


201%


I-129, E, H-3, P, Q, R, or TN

 


$460


$1,015


121%


I-129, O

 


$460


$1,055


129%


I-765, Application for Employment Authorization (online)

 


$410


$470


15%


I-765, Application for Employment Authorization (paper)

 


$410


$520


27%


I-539, Application to Extend/ Change Nonimmigrant Status (online)

 


$370


$420


14%


I-539, Application to Extend /Change Nonimmigrant Status (paper)

 


$370


$470


27%


I-140, Immigrant Petition

 


$700


$715


2%


I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status
(including biometric services)

 


$1,225


$1,440


18%


I-765, Application for Employment Authorization (filed concurrently with an adjustment of status application or while adjustment of status application
remains pending)

 


$0


$260

 


I-131, Application for Travel Document (filed concurrently with an adjustment
of status application or while adjustment of status application remains pending)

 


$0


$630

 

 

 

 

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