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Important USCIS Fee Schedule Changes Effective April 1, 2024

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a revised fee schedule, effective from April 1, 2024. This change, published in the Federal Register on January 31, 2024, aims to enhance processing times and adequately cover operational costs. These adjustments are crucial to meet the demands of the ever-evolving immigration landscape.


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Summary of New Filing Fees Starting April 1, 2024

Non-Immigrant Petitions:

  • H-1B and H-1B1 Petitions: The fee for larger employers (over 25 full-time employees) is now $780, increased from $460. Smaller employers retain the $460 fee.

  • H-2B Petitions (Named Beneficiaries): Fee for larger employers raised to $1,080; smaller employers’ fee is $540.

  • L-1 Petitions: Larger employers will see a new fee of $1,385; smaller employers will pay $695.

  • O Petitions: Fee increases to $1,055 for larger employers, with $530 for smaller employers.

  • Other Non-Immigrant Petitions (E, H-3, P, Q, R, TN): $1,015 for larger employers and $510 for smaller ones.

Immigrant Petitions:

  • Form I-140: Filing fee now $715.

  • Form I-526: Fee increased to $11,160 for both Standalone and Regional Center Investors.

  • Form I-485: New fee of $1,440 for adults, $950 for children applying with their parent.

  • Form I-131, I-90, I-539, I-765, N-400: Various fee adjustments.

New Fees:

  • Asylum Program Fee: Set at $600 ($300 for smaller employers), excluding non-profits.

  • Biometrics Fee: Now included in the form filing fee.

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How These Changes Impact You and How We Can Help

At Bazzi Law, PLLC, we understand these changes in the USCIS fee schedule may significantly impact your immigration plans. Our dedicated team is committed to providing comprehensive guidance and support as you navigate these updates. We offer detailed consultations to address how these changes might affect your specific situation.


For more detailed information on how these USCIS fee schedule changes could affect your case, or to schedule a consultation, please contact us at 313-978-0000 to get help. We are here to assist you in achieving your immigration objectives with the most current information and strategies.

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