by Chris Musillo

On May 4, 2016, the USCIS published a proposed rule that will increase filing fees by an average of 21 percent. The proposed fees for most business immigration filings are in the table, below. The above-link will lead the reader to the full list of proposed increases.

USCIS is taking public comments through July 5, 2016. They last raised their fees in 2010. USCIS fees basically pay for the entire USCIS budget. Very little of the USCIS’ budget comes from federal tax dollars.


Proposed fees

Form
Current Fee
Proposed Increase
Change
I-129
$325
$460
+$135
I-130
$420
$535
+$115
I-140
$580
$700
+$120
I-485
$1,070
$1,225
+$155
I-539
$290
$370
+$80
I-765
$385
$410
+$30
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