Effective July 30, 2007, the USCIS petition and application fees will change. Fee increases for the more commonly filed petitions include: $320 for the I-129 Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker; $300 for the I-539, Application to Change/Extend Nonimmigrant Status; and $475 for the I-140, Petition for an Immigrant Worker.
The fees for the I-485, Application to Adjust Status (to Permanent Resident) will change to $1,010 (this increased fee will include the fees associated with the employment authorization document and advance parole applications as well as the required biometrics fee). The I-485 fee for children under the age of 14 , applying with the principal parent, will be $600.
The H-1B employer fee ($1,500 or $750), the $500 fraud fee and the $1,000 premium processing (I-907) fee are not affected by the fee increase.
We will continue to work on cases in a reasonable manner and will make every effort to get current cases filed before July 30, 2007 when the fees change.
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