Filing Fees to Increase November 23, 2010 - (10/03/10)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has increased the fees for visapetitions filed on or after November 23, 2010.

• The fee for the regular I-129 petition for a nonimmigrant worker will increase from $320 to $325
• The fee for the I-907 premium processing form will increase from $1000 to $1225
• The fee for the I-539 petition to extend/change status (used for spouses and dependents) will decrease from $300 to $290
• The fee for the I-824 petition for action on an approved application or petition (usually used to request a duplicate I-797 notice of approval) will increase from $340 to $405

Petitions mailed, postmarked, or otherwise filed on or after November 23, 2010 must include the new fee. To avoid delays in processing, please note the fee change and plan accordingly. USCIS will likely return any petitions that are filed with the new fee before November 23rd, or with the old fee after November 23rd.