On January 31, 2024, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services published the new application fees in the Federal Register, which will go into effect on April 1, 2024.
The main elements of the final rule include the following:
- For all individual applicants, the final rule limits newly established rates to no more than 26%, equivalent to the increase in the Consumer Price Index since it issued the last final rule in 2016. Rate increases are low for naturalization and adoption applications.
- The final rule mitigates high fees for applicant employers, with special discounts for nonprofit organizations and small employers; and
- The final fee rule codifies existing eligibility for fee waivers for low-income and vulnerable populations, and expands fee waivers for certain humanitarian and other beneficiaries.
- USCIS favors processes that are processed online with a slightly lower fee.
We recommend that you expedite your requests to be received before April 1. You can find out the fees as they will be definitively in the following link: Frequently Asked Questions about the USCIS Fee Rule | USCIS