Today the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a New Rule in the Federal Register following its review of United States Citizenship and Immigration Service's (USCIS) filing fee schedule. The weighted average increase for USCIS fees is 21%.
Fee comparisons for the most common types of filings are summarized in the attached D&S USCIS Fee Comparison Chart.
Of note, DHS's proposed rule establishes a three-level fee for the Form N-400, Application for Naturalization and clarifies that individuals filing a benefit request may be required to pay the biometrics services fee and appear for biometrics services or an interview.
The Rule's 60 day comment period starts today, May 4, 2016.
D&S will continue to monitor and provide updates as they become available.