USCIS has issued a fi nal rule, effective July 30, 2007, that drastically increases fees for many immigration benefi ts. Selected specifi c increases include:

  • Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker (Form I-129): Fee increased from $190 to $320
  • Application for Travel Document (Form I-131): Fee increased from $170 to $305
  • Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker (Form I-140): Fee increased from $195 to $475
  • Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (Form I-485): Fee increased from $325 to $930
  • Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur (Form I-526): Fee increased from $480 to $1,435
  • Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status (Form I-539): Fee increased from $200 to $300
  • Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement (Form I-612): Fee increased from $265 to $545
  • Application for Employment Authorization (Form I-765): Fee increased from $180 to $340
  • Application for Naturalization (Form N-400): Fee increased from $330 to $595

USCIS will exempt adjustment of status (Form I-485) applicants who submit their cases prior to August 17, 2007 from this forthcoming July 30 fi ling fee increase.