If you are considering filing an immigration petition in 2017, you should be aware of the new prices going into effect on December 23, 2016. Take a look at the new immigration prices today, some have increased as much as 95%!
Immigration Fees Are Going Up on December 23, 2016
In a final rule published on October 24, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the new fees. On average, the fees will increase by 21%, but some fees are being increased as much as 95% from their original price.
This increase in fees will be the first in six years and, according to USCIS, it is necessary in order to recoup higher costs associated with customer service, case processing, fraud detection, and national security. Here is a full list of the new prices according to USCIS.
Immigration Fees for 2017
1. The fee for Form I-192 will remain $585 when filed with and processed by CBP.
2. Certain low-income naturalization applicants may pay a filing fee of $320 plus the $85 biometric services fee. For eligibility details and filing instructions, see Form I-942, Request for Reduced Fee and Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.
3. The old fee for N-600/N-600K applications filed on behalf of a biological child was $600 and on behalf of an adopted child was $550. There is no fee for a Form N-600 filed by a member or veteran of any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces filing on his or her behalf.
To view this list on the USCIS page, click here.