On Monday, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that immigration benefit application and petition fees will be raised effective December 23, 2016. The final rule was published in the Federal Register on Monday and affects most immigration petitions and applications.
The USCIS is funded almost entirely by fees paid by petitioners and applicants for immigration benefits. Every two years the USCIS is required by law to conduct fee reviews to determine what the cost will be to administer immigrations laws and the amount of funding that will be necessary to process benefit requests and petitions as well as maintaining the infrastructure required to support such activities. Continue reading Immigration Benefit Application And Petition Fees Set To Rise On December 23