Immigration Alert: New Year, New Fees


Effective tomorrow, December 23, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services filing fees will increase significantly. Applications and petitions postmarked or filed on or after December 23, 2016 must include the new filing fee amounts or they will be rejected. Please see the following changes related to commonly filed business immigration petitions and applications:

Immigration Benefit Request Old Fee New Fee
I–129 Petition for a Nonimmigrant worker $325 $460
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative $420 $535
I-131 Application for Travel Document $360 $575
I–140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker $580 $700
I–485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status $985 $1,140
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (certain applicants under the age of 14 years) $635 $750
I–539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status $290 $370
I–765 Application for Employment Authorization $380 $410
N-400 Application for Naturalization $595 $640

For additional information on changes to filing fees and general immigration issues, please contact Vinh Duong at 615.850.8936 or Nora Katz at 615.850.8730.


The opinions expressed in this bulletin are intended for general guidance only. They are not intended as recommendations for specific situations. As always, readers should consult a qualified attorney for specific legal guidance.