Attention: Important Alert on U.S. Immigration Application Fee Increases

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a series of fee adjustments for various immigration applications and petitions, with the first set of changes scheduled to take effect on February 26, 2024. Notably, premium processing fees for certain applications will see an increase, with fees for H2-B, R-1, and I-765 (for certain F-1 students) rising to $1,685, I-539 petitions to $1,965, and I-129 based petitions and I-140s to $2,805.

Additionally, substantial hikes are expected for various other fees, impacting petitions such as the fiancé visa (Form I-129 F), removal of conditions (Form I-751), and family-based IV petitions. For instance, the fiancé visa petition fee will increase by 35% from $535 to $720, while the removal of conditions application fee will surge by 76%, jumping from $680 to $1,195.

The proposed fee changes extend beyond individual petitions and applications, encompassing different visa categories such as H-1B, L-1, O-1, and Adjustment of Status (AOS). The adjustment of status application (Form I-485) is set to experience a significant increase, rising from $1,225 to $2,820.

Furthermore, there will be an additional charge of $600 for all I-129 Nonimmigrant Worker Petitions and I-140 Immigrant Petitions. The fee increases are anticipated to be implemented in March 2024, and it is essential to note that applications postmarked prior to the new rule’s implementation will not be subject to the increased fees.

It is crucial for individuals planning to submit immigration applications or petitions to be aware of these impending changes and take necessary action before the new fees come into effect. Please stay informed and consult with immigration professionals to navigate these adjustments effectively.

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