Employment-Based USCIS Filing Fee Changes

by David Tuteur

Employment-Based USCIS Filing Fee Changes

by David Tuteur

by David Tuteur
Employment-Based USCIS Filing Fees Effective October 2, 2020
Immigration Form Current Fee New Fee Effective 10/02/20 Difference in Cost Percent Change
I-129H1, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker: H-1 Classification (H-1B, H-1B1) $460 $555 +$95 +21
I-129L, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker: L Classification (L-1A, L-1B, Blanket L) $460 $805 +$345 +75
I-129E&TN, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker: E or TN Classification $460 $695 +$235 +51
I-129O, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker: O Classification $460 $705 +$245 +53
I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status (paper filing) $370 $400 ($390 for online filing) +$30 +8
I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers $700 $555 -$145 -21
I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status $1,140 including EAD and AP*   (the $85 biometrics fee is currently charged separately) $1,130
Separate fee for EAD and AP (the biometrics fee is eliminated)
-$10 -1
I-485*, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status for applicant under the age of 14 $750 $1,130 +$380 +51
I-765, Application for Employment Authorization $410 $550 +$140 +34
I-765, Application for Employment Authorization (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)) $410 $410 $0 0
I-131, Application for Travel Document $575 $590 +$15 +3
N-400, Application for Naturalization (paper filing) $640 $1,170 ($1160 for online filing) +$530 +83

*USCIS is decoupling the I-485 application for permanent residence and the related applications for the I-765 employment authorization document and I-131 advanced parole travel documents.  Currently, there is a single combined filing fee for all of these to be submitted together and the USCIS does not charge an additional fee for renewals of the I-765 and I-131 as long as the I-485 is pending.  Effective October 2, 2020, there will be separate government filing fees for all I-765 and I-131 applications.

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