Proposed 2010 USCIS Fee Adjustments

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has proposed changing its processing fees as outlined in the table below. Most fees are being raised, but a few, such as Form I-539, are being slightly lowered. USCIS is also proposing to modify the structure of the fee regulations to pave the way for the eventual implementation of electronic filing through the "Transformation" initiative on which it is now working. Public comments were due by July 26, 2010. Fee changes will not become effective until USCIS analyzes public comment and publishes a final rule with an effective date in the Federal Register. (Note: a final fee rule effective November 23, 2010 was published on September 24, 2010.)

Application/Petition Description

Current Fees

Proposed Fees

I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card



I-102 Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival-Departure Document



I-129 Petition for a Nonimmigrant worker



I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e)



I-130 Petition for Alien Relative



I-131 Application for Travel Document



I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker



I-290B Notice of Appeal or Motion



I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er) or Special Immigrant



I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status



I-526 Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur



I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status



I-600/600A Orphan Petitions



I-687 Application for Status as a Temporary Resident



I-690 Application for Waiver on Grounds of Inadmissibility



I-694 Notice of Appeal of Decision



I-698 Application to Adjust Status From Temporary to Permanent Resident



I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence



I-765 Application for Employment Authorization



I-817 Application for Family Unity Benefits



I-824 Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition



I-829 Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions



Civil Surgeon Designation



I-924 Application for Regional Center Under the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program



N-300 Application to File Declaration of Intention



N-336 Request for Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings



N-400 Application for Naturalization



N-470 Application to Preserve Residence for Naturalization Purposes



N-565 Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document



N-600/N-600K Naturalization Certificate Applications



Waiver Forms (I-191, I-192, I-193, I-212, I-601, I-612)



Immigrant Visa



Biometric Services



Proposed 2010 USCIS Fee Rule DHS 2010-06-11 Proposed 2010 USCIS Fee Rule PDF