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Effective Feb. 1, 2012, New $165 Immigrant Processing Fee, USCIS

USCIS, Dec. 13, 2012 : " On Feb. 1, 2013,U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin collecting a new USCIS Immigrant Fee of $165 from foreign nationals seeking permanent residence in the United States. This new fee was established in USCIS’s final rule adjusting fees for...

Implementation of Immigrant Visa DHS Domestic Processing Fee: USCIS Notice

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announces that as of February 1, 2013, USCIS will begin to collect a $165 Immigrant Visa DHS Domestic Processing Fee (USCIS Immigrant Fee) from individuals who have been issued immigrant visas by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) and are applying...

Reminder: New Additional $165 USCIS Immigrant Fee Takes Effect on Feb. 1

"Starting Friday, Feb. 1, those who receive an immigrant visa package from a U.S. consulate or embassy abroad will be required to pay a new $165 immigrant fee. We are aware of the effect that any new fee has on the communities we serve. However, the fee is necessary to cover the costs of producing...

New $165 Immigrant Fee Now In Effect

"The USCIS Immigrant Fee is now in effect. Any individual who on or after February 1, 2013 receives an immigrant visa package from a United States consulate or embassy abroad (including Canada and Mexico) must pay the USCIS Immigrant Fee. Children who enter the United States under either the...

'Hey Boss, I Need Premium Processing' - Can an H-1B Employee Pay the Premium Processing Fee?

"...This is a gray area, like so many things in immigration law, because there is no clear rule on the issue and, believe it or not, different government agencies have taken different stances on the issue over time, and of course, no one approach is clearly definitive. Anecdotal data provides some...

Fee for Renouncing United States Citizenship Increases Significantly

"On August 29, 2014, the U.S. Department of State (“DOS”) published an interim final rule in the Federal Register, which raised the fee for processing renunciations of United States citizenship from US$450 to US$2,350, a 522.22% increase. This new fee became effective on September 6...