Jennings Immigration Law Office

Immigration Application Fees Increasing on Dec. 23

For the first time in six years, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will increase it fees for most immigration applications and petitions beginning on Dec. 23, 2016.


The USCIS is primarily funded by application and petition fees, and the fee increase was proposed and approved after the organization determined that it was necessary to continue providing services.


How Much Will Applications and Petitions Cost after the Increase Takes Effect?

Per the USCIS, the fee increases will raise the cost of immigration applications and petitions by around 21 percent overall.
Major fee changes and increases include the following:


Submit Your Application or Petition Immediately to Avoid Increased Fees

If you want to avoid paying additional fees for your naturalization application or petition, it’s important to file right away. Applications and petitions filed after Dec. 23 will be subject to the first fee increases enacted by the USCIS since Nov. 2010.