Here are some of the current USCIS filing fees for various petitions to change one’s immigration status. For help with applications, contact the Hanlon Law Group.
When filing applications with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to initiate a petition to change your immigration status, there will usually be an application fee that you have to pay in order for your application to be processed. The amounts of these filing fees, which were last updated in November 2010, will specifically depend on the type of application you are filing.
When it comes to USCIS filing fees, it’s also important to point out that:
- All fee amounts are in U.S. dollars.
- The USCIS accepts checks or money orders for payment of application filing fees, and these should be sent in with the application.
- Applicants are encouraged to thoroughly read the specific instructions on their application, as some additional fees may apply (depending on the type of application being filed and failing to pay the full amount of the fee can result in the rejection of an application or significant processing delays).
Consult the following table for some of the most common USCIS filing fees.
||USCIS Filing Fee
(as of May 2014)
||Petition for Alien Fiancé
||Petition for Alien Relative/Family Member
||Immigration Petition for Alien Worker
||Application for Waiver of Passport and/or Visa
||Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into U.S. after Deportation/Removal
||Motion to Reopen or Reconsider a Petition
||Application to Register Permanent Residence/Adjust Status
||Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility
||Application for Status as a Temporary Resident
||Application to Adjust Status from Temporary to Permanent Resident
||Application for Naturalization (Citizenship)
Note that this is not a comprehensive fee schedule for the USCIS and that these fees can be updated/raised by USCIS as the agency sees fit (so always consult with the USCIS prior to submitting a fee).
Be sure to check out the upcoming second part of this blog for some information about fee waivers.
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