USCIS Issues Final Rule to Adjust Certain Immigration and Naturalization Fees

USCIS Filing Fees will be increasing for the first time since 2016 for certain immigration and naturalization processes. This rule also provides additional fee exemptions for certain humanitarian categories and makes changes to certain other immigration benefit request requirements. USCIS conducted a comprehensive biennial fee review and determined that current fees do not recover the full cost of providing adjudication and naturalization services. DHS is adjusting the fee schedule to fully recover costs and maintain adequate service. This final rule also responds to public comments received on the USCIS proposed fee schedule published on January 4, 2023.

This final rule is effective April 1, 2024. Any benefit request postmarked on or after this date must be accompanied with the fees established by this final rule.

Our office will be providing additional guidance in the coming weeks.