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