After Public Comment, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Announces Final Rule Adjusting Fees for Immigration Benefits

WASHINGTON - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced a final rule adjusting fees for immigration applications and petitions. The final rule follows a period of public comment on a proposed rule, which USCIS published in the Federal Register on June 11, 2010. After encouraging stakeholders to share their input, USCIS considered all 225 comments received. The final rule will increase overall fees by a weighted average of about 10 percent but will not increase the fee for the naturalization application. The final rule will be published in the Federal Register tomorrow, September 24, and the adjusted fees will go into effect on November 23, 2010.

The following schedule lists the adjusted fees that will take effect on November 23, 2010, alongside the existing fees in effect until that date (the following fee list does not include fingerprint fee where needed):

Form No.Application/Petition DescriptionExisting Fees (effective through Nov. 22, 2010)Adjusted Fees (effective beginning Nov. 23, 2010)
I-90Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card$290$365
I-102Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival-Departure Document$320$330
I-129/129CWPetition for a Nonimmigrant Worker$320$325
I-129FPetition for Alien Fiancé(e)$455$340
I-130Petition for Alien Relative$355$420
I-131Application for Travel Document$305$360
I-140Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker$475$580
I-191Application for Advance Permission to Return to Unrelinquished Domicile$545$585
I-192Application for Advance Permission to Enter as Nonimmigrant$545$585
I-193Application for Waiver of Passport and/or Visa$545$585
I-212Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the U.S. after Deportation or Removal$545$585
I-290BNotice of Appeal or Motion$585$630
I-360Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant$375$405
I-485Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status$930$985
I-526Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur$1,435$1,500
I-539Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status$300$290
I-600/600A I-800/800APetition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative/Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition$670$720
I-601Application for Waiver of Ground of Excludability$545$585
I-612Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement$545$585
I-687Application for Status as a Temporary Resident under Sections 245A or 210 of the Immigration and Nationality Act$710$1,130
I-690Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility$185$200
I-694Notice of Appeal of Decision under Sections 245A or 210 of the Immigration and Nationality Act$545$755
I-698Application to Adjust Status from Temporary to Permanent Resident (Under Section 245A of Public Law 99-603)$1370$1020
I-751Petition to Remove the Conditions of Residence$465$505
I-765Application for Employment Authorization$340$380
I-817Application for Family Unity Benefits$440$435
I-824Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition$340$405
I-829Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions$2850$3750
I-881Application for Suspension of Deportation or Special Rule Cancellation of Removal (Pursuant to Section 203 of Public Law 105-110)$285$285
I-907Request for Premium Processing Service$1000$1225
Civil Surgeon Designation$0$615
I-924Application for Regional Center under the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program$0$6230
N-300Application to File Declaration of Intention$235$250
N-336Request for Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings$605$650
N-400Application for Naturalization$675$675
N-470Application to Preserve Residence for Naturalization Purposes$305$330
N-565Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document$380$345
N-600/600KApplication for Certification of Citizenship/ Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate under Section 322$460$600
Immigrant$0$165
BiometricsCapturing, Processing, and Storing Biometric Information$80$85