On August 3, 2020, USCIS published a Final Rule that significantly increases the USCIS fee schedule by adjusting fees by a weighted average increase of 20 percent, adding new fees, establishing multiple fees for nonimmigrant worker petitions, and limiting the number of beneficiaries for certain forms.
Notable among the applications affected by the increases are the following:
- naturalization/citizenship applications (from $640 to 1160)
- adjustment of status (from $750 to $1,130)
- employment authorization documents ($410 to $550)
- N336 appeal from N400 denials from $700 to 1,725).
The complete list of the changes in fees may be found on the government website: www.uscis.gov.
The rule also removes certain fee exemptions, changes fee waiver requirements, alters premium processing time limits, and modifies certain inter-country adoption processing.
The new fees will take effect by October 2, 2020.