Are you thinking about applying for a visa?  If so, you might want to consider filing your application quickly to save some money as USCIS is going to raise filing fees.  In some cases, the increase in fees is almost 200% and on average filing fees will increase by 21%.  We have summarized some of the increases that will take place on December 23rd 2016.

Immigration PetitionOld FeeNew FeePercentage Increase
I-129 (Petition for Non-Immigrant Workers – e.g. H-1B, E-2, L-1)$325$46042%
I-485 (Green Card Adjustment of Status Application)$985$1,14016%
I-765 (Employment Authorization)$380$4108%
I-526 (EB-5 Petition)$1,500$3,675145%
I-924 (Application for a Regional Center)$6,230$17,795186%
N-400 (Citizenship Application)$595$6408%
I-130 (Green Card Petition for Relative)$420$53527%
I-140 (Green Card Petition for Employment)$580$70021%

You can find the fill list of fee increases by clicking here.

For more practical information and legal advice on a wide range of immigration visas, contact Scott Legal, P.C. Call 212-223-2964 or email info@legalservicesincorporated.com for a consultation.

We welcome the opportunity to assist you.  Please contact us to set up a one hour consultation.

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For more practical information and legal advice on immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, contact Scott Legal, P.C. Call 212-223-2964 or email info@legalservicesincorporated.com for a consultation.

Ian E. Scott, Esq. is the Founder of Scott Legal, P.C. He can be reached at 212-223-2964 or by email at info@legalservicesincorporated.com.


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