Daily Archives: November 5, 2016


Effective December 23, 2016, USCIS will increase for the first time in 6 fees paid by applicants and petitioners. In it’s October 24,2016 press release, USCIS affirms it is almost entirely funded by application fees. In reaction to fiscal concerns brought up in its recent by-annual funding review, the agency is bumping up fees to cover the increased costs associated with its administration of the nation’s immigration laws. Some popular forms going up are the I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, increasing from $420 to $535 at the end of the year. The N-600, Application for Certificate of Citizenship, is going from the current $600 to a wooping $1,170. The complete list of increased fees can be found here. The list of fees pasted below. Credit to USCIS. Notes on their website. Immigration Benefit Request New Fee ($) Old Fee ($) G–1041 Genealogy Index Search Request 65 20 G–1041A Genealogy Records […]

Immigration Applications to Get More Expensive December 2016


Petitioning for your fiancé(e) to be allowed to enter the United States and marry you is not as straightforward as you might think.  A petition filed using Form i-129F is only intended to “classify” your fiancé(e) for marriage, and his/her children, to enter the U.S. and get a green card. Your petition may be approved when you properly show your intention to marry your fiance within 90 days of their admission into the U.S., and you show you had personally met your fiancé(e) in person within the last 2 years. However, despite your petition being approved, your fiancé(e) may still be denied their K-1 visa admitting them into the United States. Reasons your fiancé(e) may not obtain a K-1 visa. A main reason is your fiancé(e) may bomb their interview. For starters, an immigration officer must be satisfied that a legitimate marriage will occur between you and your fiancé(e). The […]

Difficulties in Bringing in Your Fiancé(e) under a K-1 Visa