Wednesday, May 9, 2007

//News// US seeks hike in immigration fees

The US Citizenship and Immigration Service (CIS) has proposed new fees for immigration-related applications with an average of more 66% over current fees.

Among these applications include family petitioning, which would increase from $190 to $320; permanent residency for foreign workers, from $195 to $475; and adjustment of status, from $325 to $905.

A short summary of the pay hike goes:
I-129 (Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker) from $190 to $320
I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative) from $190 to $355
I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status) from $325 to $905
I-140 (Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker) from $195 to $475
N-400 (Application for Naturalization) from $330 to $595

To learn more about the visa application types and to get a complete list of the new proposed fees, you may download the official proposal from the USCIS as published in the Federal Register by clicking this link. The explanation of visa application types is on page 4 of this PDF document, while the proposed fees are on page 24.

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