USCIS Updated Fee Structure for Immigration and Naturalization Services

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a final rule, adjusting immigration and naturalization benefit request fees for the first time since 2016. The updated fee structure aims to enhance the agency’s operational capacity and expedite application processing. This decision follows a comprehensive fee review, addressing inadequate funding, humanitarian programs expansion, federally mandated pay raises, and additional staffing requirements. USCIS Director Ur M. Jaddou highlights the agency’s commitment to improved customer service, backlog reduction, and fairness. The final rule incorporates stakeholder feedback, with notable features including cost reductions, fee exemptions, and discounts for various categories, with the new fees taking effect on April 1, 2024. Visit USCIS’s website for more details on the revised forms and fees.


Source: USCIS