The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) posted a notice in the Federal Registrar which raises the filing fees for many INS applications and petitions back up to the amounts that were effective prior to January 24, 2003. The new fees are effective Thursday, February 27, 2003.

The Federal Register notice states that applications received with the lower filing fees that were effective from January 24 to February 26, 2003, will be accepted by INS if the application or petition is postmarked on or before February 27, 2003. Applications or petitions postmarked on or after February 28, 2003 must be accompanied by the new fee. [68 Fed. Reg. 8989 (February 27, 2003), amending 68 Fed. Reg. 3798 (January 24, 2003)] AMDOC#: 200302012