USCIS Proposed Rule with Adjustments to Fee Schedule and Other Changes

DHS proposed rule which would make changes to the USCIS fee schedule. In this rule, DHS proposed to adjust USCIS fees by a weighted average increase of 21 percent, add new fees, and make other changes, including form changes and the introduction of several new forms. (84 FR 62280, 11/14/19). On December 9, 2019, DHS posted a notice in the Federal Register that substantively changes the rule, but fails to disclose the weighted average fee increase, or the fee increase associated with individual form types, resulting from those changes. Available information indicates that the overall fee increase will be approximately 18 percent. Comments are due 12/30/19.

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

8 CFR Parts 103, 106, 204, 211, 212, 214, 216, 223, 235, 236, 240, 244, 245, 245a, 248, 264, 274a, 301, 319, 320, 322, 324, 334, 341, 343a, 343b, and 392

[CIS No. 2627–18; DHS Docket No. USCIS–2019–0010]

RIN 1615–AC18

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fee Schedule and Changes to Certain Other Immigration Benefit Request Requirements

AGENCY: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, DHS.

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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Use this searchable table to find current fees for USCIS forms and the changes proposed in the November 14, 2019 rule. changes, as well as drafts showing proposed form changes.” Note: on December 9, 2019, DHS posted a notice in the Federal Register that substantively changes the rule but fails to disclose the proposed fee increases resulting from those changes.

Form No. Form Title Current Fee Proposed Fee Difference Percent Change Draft Forms
G-28 Instructions for Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative N/A N/A N/A N/A

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G-1041 Genealogy Index Search Request $65 $240 $175 269 percent

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G-1041A Genealogy Records Request $65 $385 $320 492 percent

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I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card $455 $415 -$40 -9 percent

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I-102 Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival-Departure Document $445 $490 $45 10 percent

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I-129 Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker $460 *DHS is proposing to separate Form I-129 into several forms. See below.
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiancé(e) $535 $520 -$15 -3 percent

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I-129CW Petition for a CNMI-Only Nonimmigrant Transitional Worker $460 $705 $245 53 percent

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I-129E&TN (Proposed) Application for Nonimmigrant Worker: E or TN Classification $460 $705 $245 53 percent

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I-129H1 (Proposed) Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker: H-1 Classification $460 $560 $100 22 percent

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I-129H2A (Proposed) Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker: H-2A Classification $460 $860 (named); $425 (unnamed) $400 (named) 87 percent

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I-129H2B (Proposed) Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker: H-2B Classification $460 $725 (named); $395 (unnamed) $265 (named) 58 percent

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I-129L (Proposed) Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker: L Classification $460 $815 $355 77 percent

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I-129MISC (Proposed) Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker: H-3, P, Q, or R Classification $460 $705 $245 53 percent

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I-129O (Proposed) Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker: O Classification $460 $715 $255 55 percent

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I-130 Petition for Alien Relative $535 $555 $20 4 percent

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I-131 Application for Travel Document $575 $585 $10 2 percent

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I-131 I-131 Refugee Travel Document for an individual age 16 or older $135 $145 $10 7 percent
I-131 I-131 Refugee Travel Document for a child under the age of 16 $105 $115 $10 10 percent
I-131A Application for Carrier Documentation $575 $1,010 $435 76 percent

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I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker $700 $545 -$155 -22 percent

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I-191 Application for Relief Under Former Section 212(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) $930 $800 -$130 -14 percent

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I-192 Application for Advance Permission to Enter as Nonimmigrant $930/585 $1,415 $830/ $485 142/52 percent

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I-193 Application for Waiver of Passport and/or Visa $585 $2,790 $2,205 377 percent
I-212 Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the U.S. After Deportation or Removal $930 $1,040 $110 12 percent

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I-290B Notice of Appeal or Motion $675 $705 $30 4 percent

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I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant $435 $455 $20 5 percent

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I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status $1,140 $1,120 -$20 -2 percent

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I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (certain applicants under the age of 14 years) $750 $1,120 $370 49 percent
I-526 Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur $3,675 $4,015 $340 9 percent

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I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status $370 $400 $30 8 percent

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I-589 Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal $0 $50 $50 N/A

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I-600 Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative $775 $810 $35 5 percent

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I-600A Application for Advance Processing of an Orphan Petition $775 $810 $35 5 percent

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I-600A/I-600 Supp. 3 Request for Action on Approved Form I-600A/I-600 N/A $405 $405 N/A

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I-601 Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility $930 $985 $55 6 percent

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I-601A Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver $630 $960 $330 52 percent

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I-612 Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement (Under Section 212(e) of the INA, as Amended) $930 $525 -$405 -44 percent

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I-687 Application for Status as a Temporary Resident under Section 245A of the Immigration and Nationality Act $1,130 $1,130 $0 0 percent
I-690 Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility $715 $770 $55 8 percent

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I-694 Notice of Appeal of Decision under Section 210 or 245A $890 $725 -$165 -19 percent

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I-698 Application to Adjust Status from Temporary to Permanent Resident (Under Section 245A of the INA) $1,670 $1,615 -$55 -3 percent

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I-751 Petition to Remove the Conditions of Residence $595 $760 $165 28 percent

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I-765 Application for Employment Authorization $410 $490 $80 20 percent

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I-800 Petition to Classify Convention Adoptee as an Immediate Relative $775 $810 $35 5 percent
I-800A Application for Determination of Suitability to Adopt a Child from a Convention Country $775 $810 $35 5 percent
I-800A Supp. 3 Request for Action on Approved Form I-800A $385 $405 $20 5 percent
I-817 Application for Family Unity Benefits $600 $590 -$10 -2 percent

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I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status $50 for first applications ($0 for re-registrations) N/A N/A N/A

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I-821D Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Renewal) $0 $275 $275 N/A

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I-824 Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition $465 $500 $35 8 percent

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I-829 Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status $3,750 $3,900 $150 4 percent

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I-881 Application for Suspension of Deportation or Special Rule Cancellation of Removal $285/570 $1,800 $1,515/$1,230 532/216 percent

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I-907 Request for Premium Processing Service $1,410 (increases to $1,440 on 12/2/19) N/A N/A N/A

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I-910 Application for Civil Surgeon Designation $785 $650 -$135 -17 percent

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I-912 Request for Fee Waiver $0 N/A N/A N/A

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I-914 Application for T Nonimmigrant Status $0 N/A N/A N/A

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I-918 Petition for U Nonimmigrant Status $0 N/A N/A N/A

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I-924 Application for Regional Center Designation Under the Immigrant Investor Program $17,795 $17,795 $0 0 percent

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I-924A Annual Certification of Regional Center $3,035 $4,470 $1,435 47 percent

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I-929 Petition for Qualifying Family Member of a U-1 Nonimmigrant $230 $1,515 $1,285 559 percent

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I-941 Application for Entrepreneur Parole $1,200 $1,200 $0 0 percent

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N-300 Application to File Declaration of Intention $270 $1,320 $1,050 389 percent

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N-336 Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings $700 $1,755 $1,055 151 percent

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N-400 Application for Naturalization $640 $1,170 $530 83 percent

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N-400 Application for Naturalization (Reduced Fee) $320 *DHS is proposing to remove the reduced fee option
N-470 Application to Preserve Residence for Naturalization Purposes $355 $1,600 $1,245 266 percent

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N-565 Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document $555 $545 -$10 -2 percent

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N-600 Application for Certification of Citizenship $1,170 $1,015 -$155 -13 percent

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N-600K Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate Under Section 322 $1,170 $960 -$210 -18 percent

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USCIS Immigrant Fee $220 $200 -$20 -9 percent
Biometric Services Fee $85 $30 -$55 -65 percent
Dishonored Payments (Returned Check Fee) $30 $0 -$30 -100 percent

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