New Fees for USCIS Applications Effective April 1, 2024

Some New Versions of Forms Effective Immediately

Changes in USCIS Application Filing Fees:
January 30, 2024, USCIS published notice of changes to application fees. Some fee adjustments, as discussed below, take into account the company’s size or nonprofit status.

New Fees Go Into Effect April 1, 2024
New fees under this rule will go into effect on April 1, 2024.  Any filing postmarked as of April 1 will be required to include the new fee rate.

What are the Changes in the Fees?
Some of the most common forms our clients need and the new fees include:

FormCurrent FeeNew Fee
I-129 H-1B$460$780
I-129 H-1B (small employers and nonprofits)$460$460
I-129 for L Nonimmigrant workers$460$1,385
I-129 for L Nonimmigrant workers (small employers and nonprofits)$460$695
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiancé(e)$535$675
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative$535$675
I-131 Application for Travel Document (with biometric services)$660$630
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers$700$715
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status$1,140$1,440
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (with biometric services)$1,225$1,440
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization$410$520
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization (with biometric services)$495$520

If your case involves a different form number, be sure to check the correct fee.

New Versions of Forms
Along with changes in the filing fees, there will also be new versions of many of the forms.  Most forms will have a grace period from April 1, 2024 to June 3, 2024.  During that time both the old and the new version of the form will be accepted.  As of June 3rd, however, only the new version of the form will be accepted.

Some New Forms Do Not Have a Grace Period and are Required As of April 1, 2024
As of April 1, 2024, there will also be revised versions of forms that will have NO grace period.  Those forms are: I-129, I-129CW, I-140, I-600A, and I-600. The correctly dated version MUST be used.  USCIS will use the postmark date to determine which fees and form version are correct, but will use the received date for the purposes of any statutory or regulatory filing deadlines, so be sure to postmark your applications by April 1!