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USCIS issues final rule increasing fees

  1. Original Date Announced

    August 3, 2020

    USCIS issues a final rule increasing fees by a weighted average of 20 percent and adding new fees, including a $50 fee for asylum applications, and a $1,170 fee for naturalization applications. The rule also establishes multiple fees for nonimmigrant worker petitions, removes certain fee exemptions, limits fee waivers, establishes new forms, and alters premium processing time limits, among other things. The final rule was signed by Chad Mizelle, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the General Counsel, on behalf of Acting Secretary Wolf; the NPRM was signed by Acting Secretary McAleenan.

    [ID #1016]

    2020.08.03 USCIS Fee Schedule and Changes to Certain Other Immigration Benefit Request Requirements
  2. Effective Date

    October 2, 2020
  4. Biden Administration Action: Under Study

    June 14, 2021

    Unified Agenda: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fee Schedule

    This notice made known the Biden administration's intention to rescind and replace the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    DHS issued a Uniform Regulatory Agenda notice announcing its intention to propose to adjust the fees charged by USCIS for immigration and naturalization benefit requests.  This proposed rule would rescind and replace the changes made by the August 3, 2020, rule and establish new USCIS fees to recover USCIS operating costs.   

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Current Status

Not in effect
June 14, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

Trump Administration Action: Rule
Agencies Affected: USCIS


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