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USCIS Filing Fees Change on 10/2/2020

By Thomas Lee

The USCIS has announced today that the fees for filing most of its petitions and applications will change effective October 2, 2020. The good news is that some of the fees, such as for biometrics, have been reduced by up to 65%. Although the biometric fee for DACA applicants remains unchanged at $85.00, the silver lining is that the DACA program has not been cancelled despite Trump's promises to defy the U.S. Supreme Court's recent rejection of his executive actions to kill it. The bad news is that some of the fees have exponentially increased by up to 545%, with U-1 nonimmigrant family members and Applicants seeking suspension of deportation being hit the hardest.

A chart summarizing all of the filing fee changes can be found on page 13 of the soon to be published Federal Register here.

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