Immigration Fees US to Increase in November 2010!

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have made an announcement to hike the fee for a majority of US immigration services which would be effective from November 2010. There would be changes in the naturalization fee. It has been expected an average increase of almost 10 percent in the fee structure. The adjusted fees will come in effect from 23 November, 2010 onwards.

This move is already facing a lot of criticism from Immigration experts. AILA stated that they are USCIS is just overreaching themselves to fulfill the motto of getting rectified budgetary woes.

Some believe that these are matters of public interest. Hence, in the name of rectifying the budgets, the funds should be provided by appropriations, and not applicants.

Final Rule: Schedule of Fees

Form No.

Application/Petition Description

Existing Fees (effective through Nov. 22, 2010

Adjusted Fees (effective beginning Nov. 23, 2010)

I-90

Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card

$290

$365

I-102

Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival-Departure Document

$320

$330

I-129/129CW

Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker

$320

$325

I-129F

Petition for Alien Fiancé(e)

$455

$340

I-130

Petition for Alien Relative

$355

$420

I-131

Application for Travel Document

$305

$360

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

$475

$580

I-191

Application for Advance Permission to Return to Unrelinquished Domicile

$545

$585

I-192

Application for Advance Permission to Enter as Nonimmigrant

$545

$585

I-193

Application for Waiver of Passport and/or Visa

$545

$585

I-212

Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the U.S. after Deportation or Removal

$545

$585

I-290B

Notice of Appeal or Motion

$585

$630

I-360

Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant

$375

$405

I-485

Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status

$930

$985

I-526

Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur

$1,435

$1,500

I-539

Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status

$300

$290

I-600/600A

I-800/800A

Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative/Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition

$670

$720

I-601

Application for Waiver of Ground of Excludability

$545

$585

I-612

Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement

$545

$585

I-687

Application for Status as a Temporary Resident under Sections 245A or 210 of the Immigration and Nationality Act

$710

$1,130

I-690

Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility

$185

$200

I-694

Notice of Appeal of Decision under Sections 245A or 210 of the Immigration and Nationality Act

$545

$755

I-698

Application to Adjust Status from Temporary to Permanent Resident (Under Section 245A of Public Law 99-603)

$1,370

$1,020

I-751

Petition to Remove the Conditions of Residence

$465

$505

I-765

Application for Employment Authorization

$340

$380

I-817

Application for Family Unity Benefits

$440

$435

I-824

Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition

$340

$405

I-829

Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions

$2,850

$3,750

I-881

Application for Suspension of Deportation or Special Rule Cancellation of Removal (Pursuant to Section 203 of Public Law 105–110)

$285

$285

I-907

Request for Premium Processing Service

$1,000

$1,225

Civil Surgeon Designation

$0

$615

I-924

Application for Regional Center under the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program

$0

$6,230

N-300

Application to File Declaration of Intention

$235

$250

N-336

Request for Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings

$605

$650

N-400

Application for Naturalization

$595

$595

N-470

Application to Preserve Residence for Naturalization Purposes

$305

$330

N-565

Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document

$380

$345

N-600/600K

Application for Certification of Citizenship/ Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate under Section 322

$460

$600

Immigrant

$0

$165

Biometrics

Capturing, Processing, and Storing Biometric Information

$80

$85

For further queries on the fee structure and your questions on various immigration aspects, mail at [email protected]

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