Practice Tips: USCIS Fee Schedule Changes

Last Updated

August 17, 2020

Be advised that this resource is relevant only if the USCIS final fee rule goes into effect on Oct. 2, 2020 as proposed. Currently, this final fee rule is in litigation, and a preliminary injunction temporarily halted the implementation of this fee rule as of Sept. 29, 2020. Please check for new developments here.

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services released its final rule regarding fee schedule and fee waiver changes, published in the Federal Register on Aug. 3, 2020. The rule will become effective on Oct. 2, 2020. In anticipation of the application surge for many benefits just before the fee changes go into effect, we suggest the following practice tips to prepare your legal services programs.