USCIS raises filing fees for most petitions and applications as of April 1, 2024

Immigration Updates

Effective April 1, 2024, USCIS implemented a final rule largely raising the filing fees for many family- and employment-based petitions and applications. While this rule means that applicants overall have to pay higher filing fees—and, in some instances, significantly higher filing fees—to USCIS, the rule also has the effect of decreasing the filing fees for certain types of applications. For example, USCIS has expanded fee exemptions to military members and their families, as well as to certain humanitarian applicants requesting adjustment of status such as T and U nonimmigrants, VAWA self-petitioners, and Special Immigrant Juveniles. Additionally, USCIS has expanded the eligibility of a reduced N-400 filing fee to those with a household income at or below 400 percent of the poverty guidelines.

See the final rule here, and USCIS’s new fee schedule with a breakdown of the previous and updated fees here.