The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued its Final rule that has introduced a notable increase in fees for a range of immigration applications. This marks the foremost significant adjustment in fees since 2016, aiming to tackle the operational and financial hurdles faced by the agency. 

  • These updated fees will become effective on April 1, 2024, implying that all applications received by USCIS on or after 1st of April 2024 will incur the revised, elevated charges.
  • There will be no fee grace period for any of the forms included in the new Fee rule that goes into effect on April 1, 2024. More about it here.


*Asylum Program Fee – USCIS has implemented an Asylum Program Fee to assist with funding related to the administration and processing of asylum applications.

USCIS announced an increase in the fee for Premium Processing for certain types of visas, effective February 26, 2024

Starting from April 1, 2024, the Premium Processing timeframe will be 15 business days as opposed to the existing 15 calendar days. 

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