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Stay Updated with the April 1, 2024 USCIS Filing Fee Increase!

Big news on the horizon for individuals navigating the immigration journey. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently announced significant filing fee increases for various immigration applications, marking the first substantial adjustment since 2016. As we prepare for these changes, it is essential to understand the implications of these adjustments.

Understanding the USCIS Fee Hike:

 The USCIS has finalized a rule that will result in an increase in filing fees for a range of immigration applications. This significant adjustment aims to address operational and financial challenges faced by the agency. Commencing on April 1, 2024, all applications postmarked after this date will be subject to the new fee structure.

Impact on Family-Based Immigration Applications:

The fee increase will notably impact family-based immigration applications. This article aims to provide insight into the new application costs, the timeline of implementation, and strategies to mitigate the financial impact on prospective applicants.

Key Adjustments to Immigration Fees:

 Here's a snapshot of the changes affecting services offered by Consulta Immigration: 

  • Form I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative)
  • Current fee: $535
  • New fee: $675
  • Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization)
  • Current fee: $725
  • New fee: $760
  • Form I-751 (Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence)
  • Current fee: $680
  • New fee: $750
  • Form I-90 (Application to Replace/Renew Permanent Resident Card)
  • Current fee: $540
  • New fee: 465 (decrease in fee)
  • Form I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status)
  • Current fee: $1,225
  • New fee: $1,440

Additionally, formerly free applications within the adjustment of status process, including employment authorization and advance parole, will now incur fees of $520 and $630, respectively.

Strategic Approaches for Applicants:

 Prospective applicants, particularly those in family-based immigration, are advised to submit their applications before the April 1 deadline to capitalize on the current, lower fees. Accuracy and completeness are crucial, and at Consulta Immigration, we stand ready to assist. Our response and turnaround for applications are within 24 hours.

Stay Informed with Consulta:

 For the latest information on fee changes and comprehensive assistance with your immigration application, Consulta Immigration is here for you. Our platform ensures accurate and swift application submissions, helping you navigate these changes seamlessly. 

Remember, staying informed is the first step in successfully navigating the evolving landscape of immigration costs. Trust Consulta Immigration to be your guide through these changes and beyond.

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