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Tag: USCIS Fee Changes

  • USCIS Finalizes Fee Adjustments to Enhance Immigration Services

    In a significant development, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) has announced a final rule to adjust certain immigration and naturalization benefit request fees for the first time since 2016. This final rule aims to ensure that USCIS can recover a greater share of its operating costs and facilitate more timely processing of new applications. […]
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  • USCIS Eliminating “Bundled” Fee for Adjustment of Status Filings Effective October 2, 2020

    On July 31, 2020, USCIS announced a final rule adjusting fees for many immigration and naturalization benefits. USCIS conducted a comprehensive biennial fee review and determined that current fees do not recover the cost of providing adjudication and naturalization services. This final rule will apply to all applications and petitions postmarked on or after October 2.  One […]
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  • USCIS to Impose 10% Surcharge to Application Fees in Coming Months

    United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it is presently set to run out of money this summer and will begin attaching a 10% surcharge to application fees. Unlike most federal agencies, USCIS operates almost entirely on the money it raises from collected fees. A steep drop in applications for green cards, […]
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