On October 24 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced a final rule that will increase the fees for most immigration applications and petitions.  The new fees go into effect on December 23.  

Some of the fees to be increased include:

  • I-129 Petition for a Nonimmigrant worker increasing from $325 to $460
  • I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status increasing from $290 to $370
  • I-765 Application for Employment Authorization increasing from $380 to $410

 For the full announcement, see the USCIS website.