USCIS increases H1B Filing Fees for I129 I140 I485 – Jan 2017


administration has shown what is to come in next few months for companies using , the filing fee was increased by 35% on the second day and first full day of the administration. While these fees are not going to dent margins , they will eventually add up. The increase also signals the expected trend.

As soon as the Trump administration has sworn in , new fees and forms went effective immediately. The filing fee increases have been a sharp 30-50% increases across the board for H1B, Green card processing etc.

New H1B filing fee is $460 effective immediately, before Jan 23 2017, this fees was at $340. This is 35% increase.

Additionally the I-140  Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker filing fee increase by $120 to $700.

Below tables list Fee increases

VISA / Form Type

Current

Fee

New Fee
01/23/2017

% increase

I-129 – H1B Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker

$340

$460

35%

I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

$580

$700

20%

I-765 Application for Employment Authorization – EAD

$380

$410

8%

Form I-914: Application for T Nonimmigrant Status

$0

$0

0%

How is H1B Salary determined

 

I-485 filing fees increased from $1070  moderately and is applicable as per below table.

I am…

Form Fee

Biometric
Services Fee

Total

Under 14 and filing with the I-485
application of at least one parent

$750

$0

$750

Under 14 and not filing with the I-485
application of at least one parent

$1,140

$0

$1,140

Age 14 – 78

$1,140

$85

$1,225

Age 79 or older

$1,140

$0

$1,140

Filing Form I-485 based on having been
admitted to the United States as a refugee

$0

$0

$0

Filing as a refugee under section 209(a)
of the INA

$0

$0

$0

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