USCIS has finalized the fee changes, and the new fees will affect all applications postmarked on or after October 2, 2020.
Not surprisingly, most fees are increasing, and some by a lot. A family-based I-130/485 filing will cost an extra $1000 if the foreign national wants to include an application for work authorization and travel, and there will be an additional $1000 if the work and travel documents need to be renewed.
An application for naturalization will increase by 83%, to $1170.
In the video below, I explain the changes in more details, and give five tips for filing early to save money. I hope it helps, andplease contact us if we can help.
Elaine Martin has been practising US and global immigration law since 1997. She is an immigrant herself (from Ireland), so has a special understanding of the legal and emotional challenges involved in relocating to a new country.