USCIS 2024 FINAL RULE/NEW USCIS FILING FEE(S) HIKE

Posted by Nishu Sharma | Feb 01, 2024 | 0 Comments

On Wednesday, January 31, 2024, DHS published a final rule adjusting the USCIS fee schedule in the Federal Register. The Final Rule will be effective on April 01, 2024. Any benefit request postmarked on or after this date must be accompanied by the fees established by this final rule. The Final Rule adjusts certain immigration and naturalization benefit request fees charged by USCIS. This rule also provides additional fee exemptions for certain humanitarian categories and makes changes to certain other immigration benefit request requirements.

DHS has also proposed a new Asylum Program Fee of $600 to be paid by employers who file either a Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, Form I-129CW, Petition for a CNMI-Only Nonimmigrant Transitional Worker, or Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker. The fee will be $0 for nonprofits, $300 for small employers (defined as firms or individuals having 25 or fewer FTE employees), and $600 for all other filers of Forms I-129 and I-140. 

The proposed rule provided lower fees for some online requests based on estimated costs for online and paper filing. The fee differences between paper and online filing ranged from $10 to $110. This final rule provides a $50 discount for forms filed online with USCIS. The discount is not applied in limited circumstances, such as when the form fee is already provided at a substantial discount or USCIS is prohibited by law from charging a full-cost recovery level fee. 

In the final rule, DHS provides that Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status; applicants will pay half of the regular Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, fee when it is filed with a Form I-485 for which the fee is paid if the adjustment application is pending. DHS is setting the filing fee for Form I-765, filed concurrently with Form I-485 after the effective date at $260. The proposed rule also would have ($1,540).  In the final rule, DHS provides that, when filing with parents, children will pay a lesser fee of $950 for Form I-485. Therefore, any prospective applicants who are looking to file the family-based petition should submit their application before the April 1, 2024, deadline to get the benefit of a lower fee. Please note that the submitted forms should be prepared accurately and without any errors so that USCIS accepts the filing of the Petition. 

The Tables below provide for the final fee hike by the USCIS: 

Table 1: Costs for Spouse Seeking a Marriage Green Card from Within the United States.

Form Number and Title

Present  Fee(s)

New Fee(s) (eff April 1, 2024)

Family Sponsorship Form (I-130)

$535

$675

Green Card Application Form (I-485)

$1,140

$1,440

Financial Support Form (I-864)

$0

$0

Work Permit Application Form (I-765)

$0

$260

Travel Permit Application Form (I-131)

$0

$630

Biometrics (Fingerprints & Photo)

$85

$30

Total

$1,760

$3,035



Table 2: Costs for Small Employer doing H1B CAP Petition(s).

Form Number and Title

Present Fee(s)

New Fee(s) (eff. April 1, 2024)

Form I-129 (Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker) 

$460

$460

Fraud Detection Fee 

$500

$500

ACWIA Fee

$750

$750

Asylum Program Fee

$0

$300

Premium Processing Fee (*extra and not mandatory)

$2500

$2805

Total

$1,710

$2,010

 

Table 3: Costs for Large Employer doing H1B CAP Petition(s).

Form Number and Title

Present Fee(s)

New Fee(s) (eff. April 1, 2024)

Form I-129 (Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker) 

$460

$780

Fraud Detection Fee 

$500

$500

ACWIA Fee

$750

$1500

Asylum Program Fee

$0

$600

Premium Processing Fee (*extra and not mandatory)

$2500

$2805

Total

$1,710

$3,380

 

Table 4: New USCIS Fee(s) Hike Effective April 1, 2024. (Source: USCIS/DHS)

Immigration Benefit Request 

Present Fee(s) 

New Fee(s) (eff. April 1, 2024) 

I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card (online filing) 

$455 

$415 

I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card (online filing) (with biometric services) 

$540 

$415 

I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card (paper filing) 

$455 

$465 

I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card (paper filing) (with biometric services) 

$540 

$465 

I-102 Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival-Departure Document 

$445 

$560 

I-129 Petition for a Nonimmigrant worker 

$460 

N/A 

I-129 H-1 Classifications (small employers and nonprofits) 

$460 

$460 

I-129 H-2A - Named Beneficiaries (small employers and nonprofits) 

$460 

$545 

I-129 H-2A - Unnamed Beneficiaries 

$460 

$530 

 

I-129 H-2A - Unnamed Beneficiaries (small employers and nonprofits) 

$460 

$460 

I-129 H-2B - Named Beneficiaries (small employers and nonprofits) 

$460 

$540 

I-129 H-2B - Unnamed Beneficiaries 

$460 

$580 

I-129 H-2B - Unnamed Beneficiaries (small employers and nonprofits) 

$460 

$460 

I-129 Petition for L Nonimmigrant workers 

$460 

$1,385 

I-129 Petition for L Nonimmigrant workers (small employers and nonprofits) 

$460 

$695 

I-129 Petition for O Nonimmigrant workers 

$460 

$1,055 

I-129 Petition for O Nonimmigrant workers (small employers and nonprofits) 

$460 

$530 

I-129CW CNMI-Only Nonimmigrant Transitional Worker and I-129 Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker: E, H-3, P, Q, R, or TN Classifications 

$460 

$1,015 

I-129CW CNMI-Only Nonimmigrant Transitional Worker and I-129 Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker: E, H-3, P, Q, R, or TN Classifications (with biometric services) 

$545 

$1,015 

I-129CW Petition for a CNMI-Only Nonimmigrant Transitional Worker and I-129 Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker: E, H-3, P, Q, R, or TN Classifications (small employers and nonprofits) 

$460 

$510 

 

I-129CW Petition for a CNMI-Only Nonimmigrant Transitional Worker and I-129 Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker: E, H-3, P, Q, R, or TN Classifications (small employers and nonprofits) (with biometric services) 

$545 

$510 

I-130 Petition for Alien Relative (online filing) 

$535 

$625 

I-130 Petition for Alien Relative (paper filing) 

$535 

$675 

I-131 Application for Travel Document 

$575 

$630 

I-131 Application for Travel Document (with biometric services) 

$660 

$630 

I-131 Refugee Travel Document for an individual age 16 or older 

$135 

$165 

I-131 Refugee Travel Document for an individual age 16 or older (with biometric services) 

$220 

$165 

I-131 Refugee Travel Document for a child under the age of 16 

$105 

$135 

I-131 Refugee Travel Document for a child under the age of 16 (with biometric services) 

$190 

$135 

I-131A Application for Travel Document (Carrier Documentation) 

$575 

$575 

I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers 

$700 

$715 

I-191 Application for Relief Under Former Section 212(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) 

$930 

$930 

I-192 Application for Advance Permission to Enter as Nonimmigrant (CBP) 

$585 

$1,100 

I-192 Application for Advance Permission to Enter as Nonimmigrant (USCIS) 

$930 

$1,100 

I-193 Application for Waiver of Passport and/or Visa 

$585 

$695 

I-212 Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the U.S. After Deportation or Removal 

$930 

$1,175 

 

I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant 

$435 

$515 

I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status 

$1,140 

$1,440 

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

$1,225 

$1,440 

I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (under the age of 14 in certain conditions) 

$750 

$950 

I-526/526E Immigrant Petition by Standalone/Regional Center 

$3,675 

$11,160 

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

$370 

$420 

I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status (online filing) (with biometric services) 

$455 

$420 

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

$370 

$470 

I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status (paper filing) (with biometric services) 

$455 

$470 

I-600 Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative and I-600A Application for Advance Processing of an Orphan Petition 

$775 

$920 

I-600 Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative and I-600A Application for Advance Processing of an Orphan Petition (with biometric services for one adult) 

$860 

$920 

I-600A/I-600 Supplement 3 Request for Action on Approved Form I- 600A/I-600 

N/A 

$455 

I-601 Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility 

$930 

$1,050 

I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver 

$630 

$795 

I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver (with biometric services) 

$715 

$795 

 

I-612 Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement (Under Section 212(e) of the INA, as Amended) 

$930 

$1,100 

I-687 Application for Status as a Temporary Resident 

$1,130 

$1,240 

I-687 Application for Status as a Temporary Resident (with biometric services) 

$1,215 

$1,240 

I-690 Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility Under Sections 245A or 210 of the Immigration and Nationality Act 

$715 

$905 

I-698 Application to Adjust Status from Temporary to Permanent Resident (Under Section 245A of the INA) 

$1,670 

$1,670 

I-698 Application to Adjust Status from Temporary to Permanent Resident (Under Section 245A of the INA) (with biometric services) 

$1,755 

$1,670 

I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence 

$595 

$750 

I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence (with biometric services) 

$680 

$750 

I-765 Application for Employment Authorization (online filing) 

$410 

$470 

I-765 Application for Employment Authorization (online filing) (with biometric services) 

$495 

$470 

I-765 Application for Employment Authorization (paper filing) 

$410 

$520 

I-765 Application for Employment Authorization (paper filing) (with biometric services) 

$495 

$520 

I-800 Petition to Classify Convention Adoptee as an Immediate Relative and Form I-800A, Application for Determination of Suitability to Adopt a Child from a Convention Country 

$775 

$920 

I-800 Petition to Classify Convention Adoptee as an Immediate Relative and Form I-800A, Application for Determination of Suitability to Adopt a Child from a Convention Country (with biometric services) 

$860 

$920 

I-800A Supplement 3, Request for Action on Approved Form I-800A 

$385 

$455 

I-800A Supplement 3, Request for Action on Approved Form I-800A (with biometric services) 

$470 

$455 

I-817 Application for Family Unity Benefits 

$600 

$760 

I-817 Application for Family Unity Benefits (with biometric services) 

$685 

$760 

I-824 Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition 

$465 

$590 

I-829 Petition by Investor to Remove Conditions 

$3,750 

$9,525 

I-829 Petition by Investor to Remove Conditions (with biometric services) 

$3,835 

$9,525 

I-881 Application for Suspension of Deportation or Special Rule Cancellation of Removal (for an individual adjudicated by DHS) 

$285 

$340 

I-881 Application for Suspension of Deportation or Special Rule Cancellation of Removal (for an individual adjudicated by DHS) (with biometric services) 

$370 

$340 

I-881 Application for Suspension of Deportation or Special Rule Cancellation of Removal (for a family adjudicated by DHS) 

$570 

$340 

I-881 Application for Suspension of Deportation or Special Rule Cancellation of Removal (for a family adjudicated by DHS) (with biometric services for two people) 

$740 

$340 

I-910 Application for Civil Surgeon Designation 

$785 

$990 

I-929 Petition for Qualifying Family Member of a U-1 Nonimmigrant 

$230 

$0 

I-941 Application for Entrepreneur Parole 

$1,200 

$1,200 

I-941 Application for Entrepreneur Parole (with biometric services) 

$1,285 

$1,200 

I-956 Application for Regional Center Designation 

$17,795 

$47,695 

I-956F Application for Approval of an Investment in a Commercial Enterprise 

$17,795 

$47,695 

 

I-956G Regional Center Annual Statement 

$3,035 

$4,470 

N-300 Application to File Declaration of Intention 

$270 

$320 

N-336 Request for Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings Under Section 336 (online filing) 

$700 

$780 

N-336 Request for Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings Under Section 336 (paper filing) 

$700 

$830 

N-400 Application for Naturalization (online filing) 

$640 

$710 

N-400 Application for Naturalization (online filing) (with biometric services) 

$725 

$710 

N-400 Application for Naturalization (paper filing) 

$640 

$760 

N-400 Application for Naturalization (paper filing) (with biometric services) 

$725 

$760 

N-400 Application for Naturalization (applicants with household income below 400 percent of the FPG) 

$320 

$380 

N-400 Application for Naturalization (applicants with household income below 400 percent of the FPG) (with biometric services) 

$405 

$380 

N-470 Application to Preserve Residence for Naturalization Purposes 

$355 

$420 

N-565 Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document (online filing) 

$555 

$505 

N-565 Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document (paper filing) 

$555 

$555 

N-600 Application for Certificate of Citizenship (online filing) 

$1,170 

$1,335 

N-600 Application for Certificate of Citizenship (paper filing) 

$1,170 

$1,385 

N-600K Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate (online filing) 

$1,170 

$1,335 

N-600K Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate (paper filing) 

$1,170 

$1,385 

H-1B Registration Process Fee 

$10 

$215 

G-1041 Genealogy Index Search Request (online filing) 

$65 

-$35 

G-1041 Genealogy Index Search Request (paper filing) 

$65 

$15 

G-1041A Genealogy Records Request (online filing) 

$65 

-$35 

G-1041A Genealogy Records Request (paper filing) 

$65 

$15 

G-1566 Request for Certificate of Non-Existence 

$0 

$330 

 

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