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USCIS Issues Final Rule Adjusting Filing Fees

On January 30, 2024, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that filing fees will be increasing for both family-based and employment-based petitions starting April 1, 2024. USCIS notes that as an almost entirely fee-funded agency, these fee adjustments are necessary to encourage timely processing of applications and curbing further backlogs. Some key changes include: 

Filing Type

Current Fee 

(as of February 5, 2024)

New Fee 

(as of April 1, 2024)

H-1B**

$460

$780

L-1** 

$460

$1,385

$695 (small employers and non-profits)

E-3**

$460

$1,015

$510 (small employers and non-profits)

O-1/O-2**

$460

$1,055

$530 (small employers and non-profits)

I-90

$455


$415 (online)

$465 (paper)

I-130

$535

$625 (online)

$675 (paper)

I-140**

$700

$715

I-485

$1,140

$1,440

I-765

$410 (online)

$410 (paper)

$470 (online)

$520 (paper)

I-131

$575

$630

N-400

$640

$710 (online)

$760 (paper)


Please note: small employers are defined as “petitioners with 25 or fewer full-time equivalent employees.”


**Furthermore, all employers filing Form I-129 (e.g. H-1B, L-1A/L-1B, O-1, O-2, etc.), Form I-129CW, or Form I-140 will also be required to pay an additional $600 for the Asylum Program Fee. This fee will cover some of the costs associated with asylum processing. Nonprofit petitioners and small employers will pay a discounted fee of $300.


Read more about the upcoming changes to USCIS filing fees, the new fee schedule table, and other updated information found on the USCIS page HERE.


Should you have any questions about the new USCIS fee increases or any other U.S. inbound immigration matters, please do not hesitate to contact Blaker and Granet LLP.

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