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USCIS Announces Final Filing Fee Adjustments

Effective October 2020, USCIS will implement fee adjustments for certain immigration and naturalization benefit applications. One of the most notable adjustments is that Form I-129 is no longer a uniform rate. Rather, the fee will depend on the type of non-immigrant status. For example, the I-129 fee for an H-1B is changing to $555, while the I-129 fee for an L-1 is now $805.


Along with the proposed fee adjustments, USCIS will also be extending the time to adjudicate premium processing petitions from 15 calendar days to 15 business days.


Additionally, Adjustment of Status (I-485) applicants seeking an Employment Authorization Document and an Advanced Parole document will be required to pay a separate fee for each application and each renewal. A separate part of the I-485 fee adjustment removes the fee discount for minor children under 14 years; their cases will now require the full I-485 filing fee.


The fee changes for certain immigration and naturalization applications are below:


Immigration Benefit Request Current Fee Final Fee Change ($)
I-129 (H-1B) $460 $555 +$95
I-129 (L-1) $460 $805 +$345
I-129 (O) $460 $705 +$245
I-140 $700 $555 -$145
I-539 $370 $400 +$30
I-765 (EAD) $410 $550 +$140
I-131 (Advance Parole) $575 $590 +$15
I-485 (Adjustment of Status) $1,140 $1,130 -$10
N-400 (Naturalization) $640 $1,170 +$850


Please contact your Graham Adair representative with any questions.