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%! 


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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

Immigration Benefit Request New Fee Old Fee
G–1041 Genealogy Index Search Request $65 $20
G–1041A Genealogy Records Request (Copy from Microfilm) $65 $20
G–1041A Genealogy Records Request (Copy from Textual Record) $65 $35
I–90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card $455 $365
I–102 Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival-Departure Document $445 $330
I–129/129CW Petition for a Nonimmigrant worker $460 $325
I–129F Petition for Alien Fiancé(e) $535 $340
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative $535 $420
I-131/I-131A Application for Travel Document $575 $360
I–140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker $700 $580
I-191 Application for Relief Under Former Section 212(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) $930 $585
I-192 Application for Advance Permission to Enter as Nonimmigrant $585/9301 $585
I-193 Application for Waiver of Passport and/or Visa $585 $585
I-212 Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the U.S. After Deportation or Removal $930 $585
I–290B Notice of Appeal or Motion $675 $630
I–360 Petition for Amerasian Widow(er) or Special Immigrant $435 $405
I–485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status $1,140 $985
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (certain applicants under the age of 14 years) $750 $635
I–526 Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur $3,675 $1,500
I–539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status $370 $290
I–600/600A Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative/Application for Advance Petition Processing of Orphan Petition $775 $720
I-601 Application for Waiver of Ground of Excludability $930 $585
I–601A Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver $630 $585
I-612 Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement (Under Section 212(e) of the INA, as Amended) $930 $585
I–687 Application for Status as a Temporary Resident under Section 245A of the Immigration and Nationality Act $1,130 $1,130
I–690 Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility $715 $200
I–694 Notice of Appeal of Decision $890 $755
I–698 Application to Adjust Status From Temporary to Permanent Resident Under Section 245A of the INA $1,670 $1,020
I–751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence $595 $505
I–765 Application for Employment Authorization $410 $380
I-800/800A Petition to Classify Convention Adoptee as an Immediate Relative/Application for Determination of Suitability to Adopt a Child from a Convention Country $775 $720
I–800A Supp. 3 Request for Action on Approved Form I–800A $385 $360
I–817 Application for Family Unity Benefits $600 $435
I–824 Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition $465 $405
I–829 Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions $3,750 $3,750
I–910 Application for Civil Surgeon Designation $785 $615
I–924 Application for Regional Center Designation Under the Immigrant Investor Program $17,795 $6,230
I–924A Annual Certification of Regional Center $3,035 $0
I–929 Petition for Qualifying Family Member of a U–1 Nonimmigrant $230 $215
N–300 Application to File Declaration of Intention $270 $250
N–336 Request for Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings $700 $650
N–400 Application for Naturalization2 $640 $595
N–470 Application to Preserve Residence for Naturalization Purposes $355 $330
N–565 Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document $555 $345
N–600/N–600K Application for Certificate of Citizenship $1,170 $600/5503
USCIS Immigrant Fee $220 $165
Biometric Services Fee $85 $85


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

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Michael Brooks-Jimenez

Written by Michael Brooks-Jimenez

Michael is President and managing attorney of Michael Brooks-Jimenez, P.C., firm specializing in immigration law, criminal defense, workers’ compensation, and personal injury. He is well known within the community and his commitment to the interests of the Hispanics is without question. Today, Michael Brooks-Jimenez has founded a prestigious legal services team with the objective to continue fighting for the rights of Hispanics and to help them more efficiently.