Starting October 2, 2020 USCIS is implementing the new Fee Schedule for USCIS filing Fees. Significant increase in fees to Citizenship applications.
As part of the new proposal, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will no longer be accepting fee waivers from applicants on any forms starting October 2, 2020, such as U.S. Citizenship and Green Card applications. There are some groups that have an exception of this rule because the INA statutory requires the DHS to support them.
These exceptions include Violence Against Women Act self-petitioners, T nonimmigrants, U nonimmigrants, certain battered spouses and children, Temporary Protected Status applicants, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status applicants, and Afgan and Iraqi special immigrants.
The USCIS will now be charging a $50 filing fee for form I-589, Application for Asylum and Withholding of Removal when it previously cost $0.
Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization or EAD Renewal will have a fee increase of 34%. The price will be raising from the current cost of $410 to the new cost of $550.
|Form||Old fee||New Fee||Change||Percent change|
|I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card (online filing)||$455||$405||-$50||-11 percent|
|I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card (paper filing)||$455||$415||-$40||-9 percent|
|I-129 Petition for a Nonimmigrant worker||$460||*DHS is separating Form I-129 into several new forms, listed below in this chart.||N/A||N/A|
|I-129F Petition for Alien Fiancé(e)||$535||$510||-$25||-5 percent|
|I-130 Petition for Alien Relative (online filing)||$535||$550||$15||3 percent|
|I-130 Petition for Alien Relative (paper filing)||$535||$560||$25||5 percent|
|I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker||$700||$555||-$145||-21 percent|
|I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status||$1,140||$1,130||-$10||-1 percent|
|I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (certain applicants under the age of 14 years)||$750||$1,130||$380||51 percent|
|I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status (online filing)||$370||$390||$20||5 percent|
|I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status (paper filing)||$370||$400||$30||8 percent|
|I-589 Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal||$0||$50||$50||N/A|
|I-601 Application for Waiver of Ground of Excludability||$930||$1,010||$80||9 percent|
|I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver||$630||$960||$330||52 percent|
|I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence||$595||$760||$165||28 percent|
|I-765 Application for Employment Authorization (Non-DACA)||$410||$550||$140||34 percent|
|I-765 Application for Employment Authorization (DACA only)||$410||$410||$0||0 percent|
|I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status||$50 for first applications ($0 for re-registrations)||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|N-400 Application for Naturalization (online filing)||$640||$1,160||$520||81 percent|
|N-400 Application for Naturalization (paper filing)||$640||$1,170||$530||83 percent|
|USCIS Immigrant Fee||$220||$190||-$30||-14 percent|
|Biometric Services (Non-DACA)||$85||$30||-$55||-65 percent|
|Biometric Services (DACA only)||$85||$85||$0||0 percent|
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