USCIS Fee increase Table. New Fee effective 10/02/2020

2020-09-01T18:01:10+00:00Sep 1, 2020|

Unlike most government agencies, USCIS is fee funded. Fees collected and deposited into the Immigration Examinations Fee Account fund nearly 97% of USCIS’ budget. As required by federal law, USCIS conducted a comprehensive biennial fee review and determined that current fees do not recover the cost of providing adjudication and naturalization services. Under a [...]

Final Rule on Changes to USCIS Fee Schedule

2020-08-21T15:29:23+00:00Aug 21, 2020|

On August 3, 2020, USCIS published a Final Rule that significantly alters the USCIS fee schedule by adjusting fees by a weighted average increase of 20 percent, adding new fees, establishing multiple fees for nonimmigrant worker petitions, and limiting the number of beneficiaries for certain forms. The rule also removes certain fee exemptions, changes fee [...]

Presidential Proclamation Limiting Entry of Certain Nonimmigrants

2020-06-23T01:43:40+00:00Jun 23, 2020|

This evening, President Trump issued a proclamation continuing Proclamation 10014 from April 22nd   At the outset, here is what you need to know: Most domestic immigration – H-1Bs, L-1s, Os, Ps and all other forms of nonimmigrant visas including, H-1B CAP filings are unaffected Change of Employment and Extensions of nonimmigrant status can continue [...]

**RUMOR REPORT** Presidential Proclamation Barring Entry of Certain Nonimmigrants**RUMOR REPORT**

2020-06-12T18:15:55+00:00Jun 12, 2020|

We have been tracking certain reports that an additional Presidential Proclamation barring entry of certain nonimmigrants appears to be imminent. Here is what we know at this point. This news item is courtesy the American Immigration Lawyers Association Timing The President may be making a decision on the scope of the proclamation as early as [...]

USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests

2020-05-01T16:21:01+00:00May 1, 2020|

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, USCIS is extending the flexibilities it announced on March 30 to assist applicants and petitioners who are responding to certain: Requests for Evidence; Continuations to Request Evidence (N-14); Notices of Intent to Deny; Notices of Intent to Revoke; Notices of Intent to Rescind and Notices of Intent to Terminate [...]

USCIS Offices Preparing to Reopen on June 4

2020-04-27T18:48:52+00:00Apr 27, 2020|

USCIS plans to begin reopening the offices on or after June 4, unless the public closures are extended further.  USCIS staff are continuing to perform duties that do not involve face-to-face contact with the public.  USCIS will provide further updates as the situation develops and will continue to follow CDC guidance.

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