The USCIS has announced that their filing fees for most immigration applications are going up in most cases beginning on October 4, 2020. However, the filing fee for some applications will actually be going down on that date. Here is a list of the most common applications and their current and new filing fees:
|Application Type||Current Filing Fee||New Filing Fee|
|I-130 Petition for Relative||$535||$560|
|I-485 Application for Permanent Residence||$1,225||$1,160|
|I-90 Renewal of Green Card||$540||$445|
|I-751 Removal of Conditions on Permanent Residence||$680||$790|
|I-765 Work Permit Renewal||$410||$550|
As you can see from the list, it is pleasantly surprising that several of these applications will actually be cheaper to file. The worst increase by far is the application for naturalization. Anyone that has considered applying to be a US citizen but hasn’t done so yet, now is the time. You will save $475 if you apply to become a US citizen before October 4, 2020.
As far as the rest of the applications, anyone that needs to renew a permanent resident card that will be expiring in the next 6 months, I recommend waiting to mail in your renewal application until October 4, 2020 to save $105.