If you are thinking about all the great deals that will be available on Black Friday, you might want to set aside some of that money for your yet to be filed immigration case. USCIS will be increasing filing fees across the board starting on December 23rd, 2016.
It is not all bad news. The biometrics services fee will remain $85 and low-income naturalization applicants who are not eligible for the full fee waiver (Form I-912) will now have a chance to apply to pay a reduced fee of $320 for form N-400.
Applicants can apply for this benefit by submitting their naturalization application along with the new Form I-942. We'll soon be posting a blog post to talk about these waivers and their requirements in detail.
Employers will, unfortunately, experience a new fee increase by way of Form I-129. This base form will go from $325 to $460. The good news for employers is that the Premium Processing fee will remain $1,225.
Here's the new fee schedule:
Jennifer O. Pernas, Immigration attorney, corporate officer, and avid reader.