Beginning on December 23, 2016, filing fees for many United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) visa petitions and applications will increase. This is the first time since 2010 that USCIS has increased its filing fees. On average, fees will increase by 21 percent. The premium processing fee of $1,225 will not increase.

Fee increases for the following key employment-based petitions and applications are listed below:

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To review the complete U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fee Schedule published in the Federal Register, please click here.

Finally, this is a reminder that civil fines for I-9s and other immigration violations also increased on August 1, 2016. To read our ASAP article on this topic, please click here.