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USCIS to Propose Fee Hike For Immigration Petitions

On May 04, 2016, The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be publishing a proposal to increase the filing fees in the Federal Register that would apply to almost all immigration case types. A preview of the proposal is available, which can be seen in this link. The new fees can be seen in Table 9 on page 86 of the document. The most significant hike is for I-690 (Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility), which has changed from $200 to $715, a 258% increase. Some other notable hikes include,

  • I-129, Petition for Non-Immigrant Worker, Changed from $325 to $460, a 42% increase

  • I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé, Changed from $340 to $535, a 57% increase

  • I-131/I-131A, Application for Travel Document, Changed from $360 to $575, a 60% increase and,

  • N-600/N-600K, Application for Certificate of Citizenship changed from $600 to $1170, a 95% increase.

Stay tuned to Shan Potts Law for a much more detailed analysis of the proposal and its updates in the coming days.

Contact Shan Potts Law Offices at 323-803-7147 if you or someone you know requires legal assistance.


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