[Federal Register Volume 89, Number 56 (Thursday, March 21, 2024)]

[Rules and Regulations]

[Pages 20101-20105]

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Federal Register / Vol. 89, No. 56 / Thursday, March 21, 2024 / Rules 

and Regulations

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

8 CFR Parts 103, 106, 204, 212, 214, 240, 244, 245, 245a, 264, and 

274a

[CIS No. 2687-21; DHS Docket No. USCIS 2021-0010]

RIN 1615-AC68



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fee Schedule and 

Changes to Certain Other Immigration Benefit Request Requirements; 

Correction

AGENCY: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department 

of Homeland Security (DHS).

ACTION: Final rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: USCIS is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal 

Register on January 31, 2024. The final rule amended DHS regulations to 

adjust certain immigration and naturalization benefit request fees 

charged by USCIS and made certain changes.

DATES: Effective April 1, 2024.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol Cribbs, Deputy Chief Financial 

Officer, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of 

Homeland Security, 5900 Capital Gateway Dr., Camp Springs, MD 20746; 

telephone 240-721-3000 (this is not a toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

  1. Background

On January 31, 2024, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 

published a final rule in the Federal Register at 89 FR 6194 changing 

immigration and naturalization benefit request fees charged by U.S. 

Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), fee exemptions and fee 

waiver requirements, premium processing time limits, and intercountry 

adoption processing (FR Doc. 2024-01427). After review of the published 

document, DHS identified a few errors in the preamble and regulatory 

text.

In the final rule, there were a number of technical and 

typographical errors that are identified and corrected by the 

Correction of Errors and Technical Amendments section of this 

correcting document. The provisions in this correcting document are 

effective as if they had been included in the final rule document that 

appeared in the January 31, 2024, Federal Register.

Accordingly, the corrections are effective on April 1, 2024, at 12 

a.m. Eastern Time. This document, and the corrections included in this 

document, do not change how DHS will apply the final rule; i.e., DHS 

will apply the corrected final rule only to applications and petitions 

postmarked (or, if applicable, submitted electronically) on or after 

April 1, 2024. Applications and petitions already pending with USCIS on 

April 1, 2024, (i.e., postmarked before April 1, 2024) will not be 

subject to the final rule.

  1. Summary and Explanation of Corrections
  1. Fee Exemptions and Waivers

As discussed in the preamble, the final rule expands fee exemptions 

for certain filing categories.\1\ DHS identified a number of places 

where these fee exemptions were not accurately contained in either the 

preamble or regulatory text:

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\1\ See 89 FR at 6196; id. at 6212-32.

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Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization

The final rule created fee exemptions for a renewal or replacement 

Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, when filed by the 

following groups:

Persons seeking or granted special immigrant visa or 

status as an Afghan or Iraqi translator or interpreter, Iraqi nationals 

employed by or on behalf of the U.S. Government, Afghan nationals 

employed by or on behalf of the U.S. Government or employed by the 

International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), and their 

derivatives.\2\

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\2\ See 89 FR at 6214; id. at 6227-32, Tables 5B, 5C; RIA Tables 

46, 47.

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Abused spouses and children of U.S. citizens and lawful 

permanent residents seeking cancellation of removal under INA 

240A(b)(2), 8 U.S.C. 1229b(b)(2).\3\

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\3\ See 89 FR at 6214; id. at 6227-32, Tables 5B, 5C; RIA Tables 

46, 47.

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Current and former U.S. armed forces service members.\4\

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\4\ See 89 FR at 6214; id. at 6227-32, Tables 5B, 5C; RIA Tables 

46, 47.

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The final rule's summary of changes (II.C), Tables 5B and 5C, and 

supporting documents all confirm these additional fee exemptions. 

However, DHS inadvertently omitted the exemptions for the above groups 

in the regulatory text, which only listed the fee exemptions for an 

initial I-765 as was provided in the proposed rule.\5\ Therefore, DHS 

corrects the regulatory text portion of the final rule, 8 CFR 

106.2(a)(44)(iv)(E) (on page 6389, first column); 8 CFR 106.3(b)(3)(vi) 

(on page 6392, third column); and 8 CFR 106.3(b)(8)(i) (on page 6393, 

second column), to provide that a replacement or renewal Form I-765 is 

fee exempt for the groups identified above.

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\5\ Cf. 88 FR 402, 592-95 (Jan. 4, 2023) (proposed 8 CFR 

106.2(a)(43)(v), (b)(3)(vi), (b)(8)(ii)).

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Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion

The fee for Form I-290B is waivable for any benefit where the 

underlying form fee is free or waived.\6\ However, in the preamble DHS 

inadvertently omitted a fee waiver for Form I-765V, Application for 

Employment Authorization for Abused Nonimmigrant Spouse, in Table 

5C.\7\ Therefore, in Table 5C in the preamble (page 6230) in the row 

entitled ``Abused Spouses of A, E-3, G, and H Nonimmigrants,'' DHS adds 

the text ``Form I-290B'' to the third column to indicate that a 

requester can submit a request to waive the fee for filing a motion to 

reopen or reconsider the denial of their I-765V.

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\6\ See 8 CFR 106.3(a)(3)(ii)(D); see also 8 CFR 

106.3(a)(3)(iii).

\7\ See 89 FR 6230.

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Form I-601A, Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver

The final rule also created an additional fee exemption for Form I-

601A, Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver, when filed 

by a person seeking or granted Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) 

classification.\8\

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However, DHS inadvertently omitted this fee exemption from the 

regulatory text and Table 5C. Therefore, in Table 5C in the preamble 

(on page 6231), in the row entitled ``SIJs,'' DHS is adding the text 

``Form I-601A'' to the second column. In the regulatory text portion of 

the final rule, DHS adds 8 CFR 106.3(b)(1)(vii) (on page 6392) in the 

first column to indicate that Form I-601A is fee exempt for persons 

seeking or granted SIJ classification.

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\8\ See 89 FR 6214 (``DHS also provides a fee exemption for SIJs 

filing Form I-601A . . . .''); Table 5B; RIA Tables 46, 47.

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Adoption Fees

The final rule provides fee exemptions for adoption-related forms 

and summarizes the new exemptions in Table 7: Adoption Fees.\9\ 

However, this table was mistakenly referred to as ``Table 8'' in the 

preamble.\10\ DHS corrects the preamble on page 6307, third column, of 

the final rule to include proper reference to Table 7.

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\9\ See 89 FR 6308.

\10\ See 89 FR at 6307 (``A summary of the new exemptions is 

listed in Table 8 below.'')

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Special Rule Cancellation of Removal

The final rule allows persons to request a waiver of any fee 

associated with a request for special rule cancellation of removal as a 

spouse or child that has been battered or subjected to extreme 

cruelty.\11\ The regulation text cites 8 U.S.C. 1229(b)(2) as the 

statute for this underlying benefit; however, the proper statutory 

citation is 8 U.S.C. 1229b(b)(2). The final rule mistakenly repeats a 

typo that originated in the proposed rule.\12\ Therefore, DHS corrects 

the regulatory text, 8 CFR 106.3(a)(3)(iii) (on page 6392, first 

column) with the proper legal citation for special rule cancellation of 

removal for spouses and children who have been battered or subjected to 

extreme cruelty.\13\

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\11\ See 8 CFR 106.3(a)(3)(iii); 89 FR at 6392.

\12\ See 88 FR at 594.

\13\ See 88 FR at 6392, first column.

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  1. Online Filing Fee for Form I-539, Application To Extend/Change 

Nonimmigrant Status

In the preamble, DHS incorrectly stated the final online filing fee 

for Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status. The 

final rule preamble stated that the Form I-539 fee for paper filing was 

$470 and the online filing fee was also $470.\14\ While DHS used the 

paper filing fee twice in the same sentence, it meant to include the 

$50 discount for online filing, making the Form I-539 fee $420 when 

filed online.\15\ DHS used the correct online filing fee of $420 

elsewhere in the preamble, including Table 1.\16\ In the regulatory 

text, DHS did not exempt Form I-539 from the online filing 

discount.\17\ DHS corrects the preamble of the final rule on page 6329, 

second column, to include the proper online filing fee for Form I-

539.\18\

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\14\ See 89 FR 6329, second column.

\15\ See 8 CFR 106.1(g).

\16\ See, e.g., 89 FR 6200-6201.

\17\ See 8 CFR 106.2(a)(26).

\18\ See 89 FR 6329, second column.

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  1. Corrections to Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Tables

DHS corrects three tables in the Final Regulatory Flexibility 

Analysis section of the preamble. DHS identified that the note under 

Table 12b, in the preamble, on page 6362, inadvertently states the CNMI 

Educational Fund fee is $30.\19\ The note should have stated that the 

CNMI Educational Fund fee is $210. This correction does not impact the 

analysis of the regulation.

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\19\ See 89 FR at 6362.

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DHS corrects two rows in both Table 15 on page 6365, and Table 17 

on page 6366. The dollar amount in the columns A through F in the row 

labeled ``L-1A/L-1B/LZ Blanket'' and the dollar amounts in columns A 

through F in the row labeled O-1/O-2 petitions were transposed in both 

tables. The correct amounts are shown in Table 1 on page 6198 of the 

final rule. These corrections do not impact the analysis of the 

regulation.

  1. Definition of Nonprofits

DHS defined the term ``nonprofit'' on page 6386, column 2, in the 

final rule to offer discounts to the Asylum Program Fee and Form I-129, 

Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, and Form I-129CW, Petition for a 

CNMI-Only Nonimmigrant Transitional Worker.\20\ DHS intended to 

administer the discount for petitioners in the final rule consistent 

with the discount provided from the American Competitiveness and 

Workforce Improvement Act (ACWIA).\21\ As stated in the final rule 

preamble, the INA provides for a reduced ACWIA fee if a petitioner is a 

primary or secondary education institution, an institution of higher 

education, as defined in section 1001(a) of title 20, a nonprofit 

entity related to or affiliated with any such institution, a nonprofit 

entity which engages in established curriculum-related clinical 

training of students registered at any such institution, a nonprofit 

research organization, or a governmental research organization.\22\ The 

INA does not define ``nonprofit'' in terms of the Internal Revenue Code 

(IRC) and the definitions of ``institution of higher education'' and 

``government research organization'' in 8 CFR 214.2(h)(19)(iv)(B) are 

not tied to the IRC. However, DHS inadvertently omitted educational 

organizations from the definition in 8 CFR 106.1(f)(2). In this 

correction, DHS clarifies the definition to include not-for-profit 

primary or secondary educational institutions, or institutions of 

higher education, as defined in section 101(a) of the Higher Education 

Act of 1965, 20 U.S.C. 1001(a). This correction is consistent with the 

preamble and DHS' intent.\23\

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\20\ See 89 FR 6209-6210, 8 CFR 106.1(f)(2).

\21\ 89 FR 6209-10.

\22\ Id.; INA section 214(c)(9)(A), 8 U.S.C. 1184(c)(9)(A).

\23\ See 8 CFR 214.2(h)(19)(iii).

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  1. Online Filing Fee for Small Employers and Nonprofits

The final rule implements various discounted fees, sometimes with 

exceptions. For example, DHS provides discounted fees to small 

employers and nonprofits for Forms I-129 and I-129CW and the Asylum 

Program Fee.\24\ DHS also revised the range of online filing fees that 

were in the proposed rule to instead use a $50 discount for online 

filing in most cases.\25\ DHS made exceptions to the $50 discount in 

limited circumstances, like when the form fee is already provided at a 

substantial discount or USCIS is prohibited by law from charging a full 

cost recovery level fee.\26\

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\24\ See 89 FR 6195-6196, 6208-6210, 6196, 8 CFR 106.2(a)(3), 8 

CFR 106.2(a)(4), 8 CFR 106.2(c)(13).

\25\ See, e.g., 89 FR 6196, 6211-6212.

\26\ See, e.g., 89 FR 6211, 8 CFR 106.2(a)(7)(vi), 8 CFR 

106.2(a)(50)(iv).

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DHS did not intend for customers to combine both the discounts for 

online filing and for small employer and nonprofit fees. DHS applies 

the same definition of small employers and nonprofits to both the 

Asylum Program Fee and the fees for Forms I-129 and I-129CW.\27\ The 

preamble and regulatory text specify that the online filing discount 

does not apply to the H-1B registration fee and the Asylum Program 

Fee.\28\ DHS did not intend to apply online filing discount in addition 

to providing small employer and nonprofit discounts for the fees for 

Forms I-129 and I-129CW. Various statements and tables in the preamble 

and supporting documentation support this assertion. Table 1 in the 

preamble lists online and paper filing fees for various benefit 

requests as well as the full fee and small employer and nonprofit fees 

for Forms I-129 and I-129CW, but it does not list

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rows that combine both discounts.\29\ In Table 5 of the Regulatory 

Impact Analysis, DHS identifies paper filing and online filing fees for 

various benefit requests and Form I-129 rows do not have this 

distinction.\30\ The same table does have the distinct fees for small 

employers and nonprofits filing Form I-129.

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\27\ See, e.g., 89 FR 6195-6196, 6208-6210, 6291, 8 CFR 

106.1(f). DHS clarifies the definition of small employer and 

nonprofit elsewhere in this notice.

\28\ See 8 CFR 106.2(c)(11)(iii), 8 CFR 106.2(c)(13)(iii).

\29\ See 89 FR 6198-6204.

\30\ See U.S. Citizenship and Immigr. Servs., U.S. Dep't of 

Homeland Security, Regulatory Impact Analysis (Jan. 2024),https://www.regulations.gov/document/USCIS-2021-0010-8179.

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DHS corrects the final rule to clarify the $50 online filing 

discount does not apply to the small employer and nonprofit petitions 

fees for Forms I-129, I-129CW and the Asylum Program Fee by amending 8 

CFR 106.2(a)(3); adding 8 CFR 106.2(a)(3)(xi) to state, ``The online 

filing discount in Sec. 106.1(g) does not apply to the fee for small 

employers and nonprofits in paragraphs (a)(3)(i), (a)(3)(iii), 

(a)(3)(v), and (a)(3)(ix) of this section.''; and clarifying 8 CFR 

106.2(a)(4)(ii).

  1. Fee for Form I-129CW for a Small Employer and Nonprofit

As discussed in the preamble to the final rule, for nonprofits and 

businesses with 25 or fewer FTE employees (including any affiliates and 

subsidiaries) filing Forms I-129 and I-129CW for the applicable 

nonimmigrant classification, DHS is setting the fee at either the 

current $460 fee or half of the new fee whichever is higher.\31\ The 

full fee for Form I-129CW is $1,015.\32\ Half of $1,015 rounded to the 

nearest $5 is $510.

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\31\ See 8 CFR 106.2(a)(3)(i), (a)(3)(iii), (a)(3)(ix), and 

(a)(4)(ii). See 89 FR 6194, 6386-7.

\32\ See 8 CFR 106.2(a)(4)(i); 89 FR at 6386-7. See also 89 FR 

at 6198, Table 1; 89 FR at 6362, Table 12b.

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The final rule for filing Form I-129CW listed a small employer and 

nonprofit fee of $510 in various text and tables in the final rule 

preamble.\33\ Various supporting documents in the docket likewise list 

the fee as $510. For example, Tables 5 and 27 of the Regulatory Impact 

Analysis (RIA) for the final rule lists the small employers and 

nonprofits fee for Form I-129CW as $510.\34\ Likewise, Table 6 of the 

supporting documentation for the final rule lists the small employers 

and nonprofits fee for Form I-129CW as $510.\35\ However, the 

regulatory text for Form I-129CW inadvertently listed the prior fee 

which was $460 at 8 CFR 106.2(a)(4)(ii). Therefore, DHS corrects the 

regulatory text portion of the final rule on page 6387, column 1, 8 CFR 

106.2(a)(4)(ii), to indicate that small employers and nonprofits must 

submit a fee of $510 with Form I-129CW.

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\33\ See, e.g., 89 FR at 6199, Table 1, 89 FR at 6362, Table 

12b.

\34\ See U.S. Citizenship and Immigr. Servs., U.S. Dep't of 

Homeland Security, Regulatory Impact Analysis (Jan. 2024),https://www.regulations.gov/document/USCIS-2021-0010-8179.

\35\ See U.S. Citizenship and Immigr. Servs., U.S. Dep't of 

Homeland Security, Immigration Examinations Fee Account, Fee Review 

Supporting Documentation with Addendum (Nov. 2023),https://www.regulations.gov/document/USCIS-2021-0010-8176.

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  1. References to Form Instructions

As stated in the final rule, USCIS is removing fee, fee waiver, fee 

exemption, and fee payment information from the individual information 

collection (IC) instructions by consolidating it into the USCIS Form G-

1055, Fee Schedule, and placing it online on the USCIS website 

www.uscis.gov.\36\ Form instructions will no longer list fees. However, 

DHS inadvertently provided regulatory text in parts of the final rule 

that stated or implied that the form instructions would include fees. 

For example, the final rule provided that the fraud detection and 

prevention fee for filing certain H-1B and L petitions as described in 

8 U.S.C. 1184(c) ``and USCIS form instructions'' was $500. 89 FR 6391. 

Therefore, DHS corrects the regulatory text portion of the final rule 

to remove ``and USCIS form instructions'' and similar language 

indicating that the form instructions will contain fee information in 

the following places: (1) Page 6391, in the first column, 8 CFR 106.2 

(c)(4); (2) Page 6391, in the first column, 8 CFR 106.2(c)(5)(i); (3) 

Page 6391, in the first column, 8 CFR 106.2 (c)(5)(ii); (4) Page 6391, 

in the first column, in 8 CFR 106.2(c)(6); (5) Page 6398, in the second 

column, 8 CFR 214.2 (w)(5). The reference to form instructions is not 

removed in 8 CFR(c)(7), on page 6391, first column, because the CNMI 

education funding fee will be included in the form instructions for 

Form I-129CW.

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\36\ See 89 FR 6383.

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  1. H-1B Registration Fee Regulatory Text

DHS exempted the H-1B Registration Fee from the $50 online filing 

discount in the regulatory text.\37\ However, it created an unnecessary 

third level paragraph without a (i) or (ii) preceding the (iii) at 8 

CFR 106.2(c)(11)(iii). As such, DHS corrects the regulatory text to add 

the text from the third level at 8 CFR 106.2(c)(11)(iii) to the second 

level at 8 CFR 106.2(c)(11).

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  1. Form I-800 Fee Regulatory Text

As discussed in the preamble to the final rule, DHS is setting the 

fee for Form I-800, Petition to Classify Convention Adoptee as an 

Immediate Relative, at $920, unless an exemption applies. See e.g., 89 

FR 6311 (Table 7). However, the regulatory text at 8 CFR 106.2(a)(46) 

on page 6389, second column, inadvertently left blank the fee amount 

for this form. DHS corrects the final rule to indicate the fee for Form 

I-800 by amending the introductory paragraph to 8 CFR 106.2(a)(46) to 

state, ``For filing a petition to classify a Convention adoptee as an 

immediate relative: $920.''

III. Administrative Procedure Act

Section 553(b) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) generally 

requires agencies to publish a notice of proposed rulemaking in the 

Federal Register to provide a period for public comment before the 

provisions of a rule take effect. 5 U.S.C. 553(b). In addition, section 

553(d) of the APA requires agencies to delay the effective date of 

final rules by a minimum of 30 days after the date of their publication 

in the Federal Register. 5 U.S.C. 553(d). Both of these requirements 

can be waived if an agency finds, for good cause, that the notice and 

comment process and/or delayed effective date is impracticable, 

unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest, and incorporates a 

statement of the finding and the reasons therefore in the notice. 5 

U.S.C. 553(b)(B), (d)(3).

DHS believes there is good cause for publishing this correction 

document without prior notice and opportunity for public comment and 

with an effective date of less than 30 days because DHS finds that such 

procedures are unnecessary. This document corrects technical and 

typographic errors in the preamble (including tables) and regulatory 

text, but does not make substantive changes to the policies that were 

adopted in the final rule. This document merely conforms erroneous 

portions of the final rule to the agency's clearly expressed 

contemporaneous intent. As a result, this correcting document's sole 

function is to ensure that the information in the January 31, 2024 

final rule accurately reflects the policies adopted in that final rule, 

prior to which DHS issued a notice of proposed rulemaking and received 

public comment. Therefore, DHS believes that it has good cause to waive 

the notice and comment and effective date requirements of section 553 

of the APA.

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  1. Correction of Errors and Technical Amendments

Accordingly, the publication final rule at 89 FR 6194, (FR Doc. 

2024-01427) is corrected as follows:

  1. Correction of Errors in the Preamble
  1. On page 6230, in Table 5C: Forms for Fee Waivers and Fee 

Exemptions, as of Effective Date of this Final Rule, the eighth row in 

the table labeled ``Abused spouses of A, E-3, G, and H Nonimmigrants'' 

and the third column (Fee Waiver Eligibility), Table 5C is corrected by 

removing ``Not applicable'' and inserting a new bullet reading 

`` Form I-290B.''

  1. On page 6231, in Table 5C: Forms for Fee Waivers and Fee 

Exemptions, as of Effective Date of this Final Rule, the tenth row in 

the table labeled, SIJs, and the second column (Fee Exemptions), Table 

5C is corrected by inserting a new bullet reading `` Form I-

601A'' after the bullet reading `` Form I-601.''

  1. On page 6307, in the third column, line eight, the language 

``Table 8 below'' is corrected by removing the number 8 and adding in 

its place the number 7.

  1. On page 6329, in the second column, Section, e. Form I-539 

Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, Response, line eight, remove the 

sentence ``For these reasons, this Final Rule lowers the proposed Form 

I-539 fee from $620 to $470 for paper filings, and from $525 to $470 

for online filings.'' and add in its place a sentence to read: ``For 

these reasons, this Final Rule lowers the proposed Form I-539 fee from 

$620 to $470 for paper filings, and from $525 to $420 for online 

filings.''

  1. On page 6362, Table 12b. Fee Summary Table for Form I-129 

Petitioners (Matched Only), row 12, Note, in Table 12b of the table, is 

corrected by removing ``$30'' and adding its place ``$210.''

  1. On page 6365, in Table 15, USCIS Final Fees for Form 1-129 

Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker by Classification, for Small Entities 

with 25 or Fewer FTE Employees, correct the ninth and tenth rows of the 

table, labeled as ``L-1A/L-1B/LZ Blanket'' and ``O-1/O-2'', by removing 

the values in columns A through F of row nine labeled ``L-1A/L-1B/LZ 

Blanket'' and adding in their place the dollar amounts in columns A 

through F of the row labeled ``O-1/O-2'' and removing the dollar 

amounts in row ten labeled ``O-1/O-2'' with the dollar amounts in 

columns A through F of the row labeled ``L-1A/L-1B/LZ Blankets.'' The 

corrected rows read as follows:

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L-1A/L-1B/LZ $460 $695 $300 $995 $535 116.3%

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O-1/O-2 $460 $530 $300 $830 $370 80.4%

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  1. On page 6366, in Table 17. USCIS Final Fees for Form 1-129 

Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker by Classification, for Nonprofit Small 

Entities, correct the ninth and tenth rows of the table, labeled as 

``L-1A/L-1B/LZ Blanket'' and ``O-1/O-2'', by moving all the values in 

row nine labeled ``L-1A/L-1B/LZ Blanket'' to row ten, labeled ``O-1/O-

2'' and moving all the values in row ten labeled, ``O-1/O-2'' up to row 

nine, labeled ``L-1A/L-1B/LZ Blanket.''. The corrected rows read as 

follows:

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L-1A/L-1B/LZ $460 $695 $0 $695 $235 51.1%

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O-1/O-2 $460 $530 $0 $530 $70 15.2%

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  1. Correction of Errors in the Regulatory Text

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  1. On page 6386, in the second column, in instruction 7 in Sec. 106.1, 

correct paragraph (f)(2) to read as follows:



Sec. 106.1 [Corrected]

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(f) * * *

(2) Nonprofit means not-for-profit primary or secondary educational 

institutions, or institutions of higher education, as defined in 

section 101(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, 20 U.S.C. 1001(a); 

organizations organized as tax exempt under the Internal Revenue Code 

of 1986, section 501(c)(3), 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3); or governmental 

research organizations as defined under 8 CFR 214.2(h)(19)(iii)(C).

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  1. Starting on page 6386, in the third column, in instruction 7 correct 

Sec. 106.2 by:

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  1. Adding paragraph (a)(3)(xi);

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  1. On page 6387, in the first column, correcting paragraph (a)(4)(ii);

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  1. On page 6389, in the second column, adding paragraph (a)(44)(iv)(E);

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  1. Revising paragraph (a)(46) introductory text;

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  1. On page 6391, in the first column, in paragraph (c)(4) removing the 

words ``and USCIS form instructions''.

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  1. On page 6391, in the first column, in paragraph (c)(5)(i) removing 

the words ``and USCIS form instructions''.

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  1. On page 6391, in the first column, in paragraph (c)(5)(ii) removing 

the words ``and USCIS form instructions''.

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  1. On page 6391, in the first column, in paragraph (c)(6) removing the 

words ``and USCIS form instructions''.

0

  1. On page 6391, in the second column, revising paragraph (c)(11).

The additions and revisions read as follows:



Sec. 106.2 [Corrected]

(a) * * *

(3) * * *

(xi) The online filing discount in Sec. 106.1(g) does not apply to 

the fee for small employers and nonprofits in paragraphs (a)(3)(i), 

(a)(3)(iii), (a)(3)(v), and (a)(3)(ix) of this section.''

(4) * * *

(ii) For small employers and nonprofits: $510. For the Semiannual 

Report for CW-1 Employers (Form I- 129CWR): No fee. The online filing 

discount in Sec. 106.1(g) does not apply.

* * * * *

(44) * * *

(iv) * * *

(E) Current or former U.S. armed forces service members.

* * * * *

(46) Petition to Classify Convention Adoptee as an Immediate 

Relative, Form I-800. For filing a petition to classify a Convention 

adoptee as an immediate relative: $920.

* * * * *

(c) * * *

(11) Registration requirement for petitioners seeking to file H-1B 

petitions on behalf of cap-subject aliens. For each registration 

submitted to register for the H-1B cap or advanced degree exemption 

selection process: $215. This fee is not subject to the online discount 

provided in Sec. 106.1(g).

* * * * *

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  1. Starting on page 6392, in the first column, in instruction 7, 

correct Sec. 106.3 by:

0

  1. In paragraph (a)(3)(iii) removing the citation to ``8 U.S.C. 

1229(b)(2) and adding in its place the citation ``8 U.S.C. 

1229b(b)(2)'';

0

  1. On page 6392, in the second column, adding paragraph (b)(1)(vii);

0

  1. On page 6392, in the third column, in paragraph (b)(3)(vi) removing 

the word ``initial'';

0

  1. On page 6393, in the second column, in paragraph (b)(8)(i) removing 

the words ``for their initial request''.

The addition reads as follows:



Sec. 106.3 [Corrected]

* * * * *

(b)

(1)

(vii) Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver (Form I-

601A).

* * * * *



Sec. 214.2 [Corrected]

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  1. On page 6398, in the second column, in Sec. 214.2, paragraph (w)(5) 

is corrected by removing the words ``the form instructions and''.

Christina E. McDonald,

Associate General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs, Department of 

Homeland Security.

[FR Doc. 2024-05935 Filed 3-19-24; 4:15 pm]

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