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Frequently Asked Questions on the USCIS Fee Rule

April 01, 2024 (1 min read)

USCIS, Apr. 1, 2024

"On Jan. 31, 2024, USCIS published a final rule that, for the first time since 2016, adjusts certain immigration and naturalization benefit request fees. With the final rule, we can recover our operating costs more fully and support timely processing of new applications. Unlike many other federal agencies, we are almost entirely fee funded. About 96% of our funding is from filing fees, and only about 4% is from congressional appropriations. This final rule goes into effect on April 1, 2024. We consolidated the questions and answers below from questions that stakeholders submitted through our national engagement and other channels. You can also view the PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 469.54 KB) from this national engagement. ... "