This rule temporarily amends the applicable fees for certain employment-based Forms I–485, ‘‘Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status,’’ and any related Forms I–765 and I–131. In effect, USCIS has delayed the effective date of the new fee schedule for certain types of applications from July 30, 2007 through August 17, 2007. On or after August 18, 2007, the fees set forth in the final rule published on May 30, 2007, will be required.
Because of a mid-month change to the Visa Bulletin, USCIS has determined that aliens in employment-based categories filing applications pursuant to Visa Bulletin No. 107 (June 12, 2007) should not be required to pay filing fees based on the fee schedule that becomes effective July 30, 2007. Aliens who file an employment-based Form I–485 and any related Forms I–765 and I–131, pursuant to Visa Bulletin No. 107, through August 17, 2007, are subject only to the filing fees in effect prior to July 30, 2007. The new fee schedule becomes effective on July 30, 2007, for all other immigration and naturalization applications and petitions and on August 18, 2007, for Forms I–485 filed pursuant to Visa Bulletin No. 107 and to all subsequent or ‘‘renewal’’ applications for advance parole and employment authorization based on pending Forms I–485 filed pursuant to Visa Bulletin No. 107.
|Form #||Description||Through 8/17/2007||Effective 8/18/2007|
|I-131||Application for Travel Document||$170||$305|
|I-485||Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status||$325 (age 14 and over)
$225 (age 13 and under)
|$930* (age 14 and over)
$600 (age 13 and under)
* But no fee for advance parole or EAD once this fee is paid
** Plus $80 biometrics fee
|I-765||Application for Employment Authorization||$180||$340|