To see our website filtered by a specific destination, select the country: You are viewing content related to . To view a specific destination, . To view a specific destination, click here

USCIS Visa Fees Increase in 2024: Final Changes

By Casey April 4, 2024 (Updated April 9, 2024) 2 min. read

The USCIS has announced a final rule to increase fees for several immigration applications, marking the first major adjustment since 2016. These changes aim to address the agency’s operational and financial challenges. The new fees took effect on April 1, 2024, applying to all applications postmarked after this date.

Below, you will find the visa fee changes for 2024:

Family Visas and Adjustment of Status Visa Fee Changes

Type of Visa/StatusFormer FeeNew Fee (April 2024)Fee Increase
K-1 Fiance Visa$535$675$140
CR-1 Spousal Visa$535$675$140
Adjustment of Status
(Form I-485)

without Work or Travel Permits
Adjustment of Status 
(Form I-76)
Work Permit (Optional)
$0 when filed with an Adjustment of Status$260 when filed with an Adjustment of Status$260
Adjustment of Status
(Form I-131)
Travel Permit (Optional)
$0 when filed with an Adjustment of Status$630$630
Adjustment of Status
(Form I-130)
Work and Travel Permits

Employment-Based US Visa Fee Changes

Alongside family-based immigration, there will also be an increase in fees for work visa categories and employment-based green cards starting April 1. If you hold a work visa or are a U.S. employer sponsoring foreign workers, you should be prepared for the following new filing costs under USCIS’ revised fee schedule:

Type of Visa/StatusFormer FeeNew Fee (April 2024)Fee Increase
Form I-129 (Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker): H-1 Classification$460$780$320
Form I-129 (Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker): H-2A Classification$460$1,090$630
Form I-129 (Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker): H-2B Classification$460$1,080$620
Form I-129 (Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker): L Classification$460$1,385$925
Form I-129 (Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker): O Classification$460$1,055$595
Form I-140 (Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker)$700$715$15
Form I-907 (Request for Premium Processing)$2,500$2,805$305

What Will the Extra Cost of US Visas Be Used For?

USCIS intends to utilize the extra revenue to tackle application backlogs and enhance processing times. However, the actual impact will be influenced by factors such as application volume and staffing levels.

Do You Need Help Applying for One of the Visas or Forms Listed Above?

If so, Contact VisaPlace today. All our cases are handled by competent and experienced immigration professionals who are affiliated with VisaPlace. These professionals consist of lawyers, licensed paralegals, and consultants who work for VisaPlace, an award-winning immigration firm that adheres to the highest standards of client service.

Ready for the next step? Book your 1 on 1 consultation now or call us at 1-877-296-0874.

Have a Question related to your Immigration Needs?

Click here to fill out the FREE Immigration Assessment form below and get a response within 24 hours to see if you’re eligible.

The assessment form should take approximately 5-7 minutes to complete. We will get back to you within one business day to let you know if we can help.

Mary Connin Avatar

Mary Connin

Bansuri was very helpful in explaining the reason she was asking me certain questions about my upcoming appointment. She was polite, clear and persuasive – excellent qualities for someone who does her job, and really a great first impression for The visa Place. Thank you, Bansuri.

Benoit Avatar


My interaction with Brenda was cordial and professional, she understood what I needed and made sure that I got all my questions answered. Dumb thing to say maybe but I felt her smile coming through the phone. Thank you Brenda!

Christopher Miller Avatar

Christopher Miller

Thank you for guiding us through this complicated process. Although the first part of our process with Visaplace we felt was slow, they turned it around. In the end we had a good experience with their attorney, she was determined to get it right and deserves to be commended.

Michael Klaper Avatar

Michael Klaper

I was very pleased with the service provided to me by VisaPlace. Felicita was professional and persistent, even contacting my employer to help fill out the Employer Portal. She went the extra mile and prepared a package of forms and documentation that let my wife and I breeze through the Canada Border Services process and be issued Canadian work permits.I feel I definitely got my money’s worth with these people.
Michael Klaper, M.D.

Laurence Arpin Avatar

Laurence Arpin

Successfully obtained my US L1 Visa thanks to Visaplace. We had some problems with document retrieval at first but they’d been there before and guided us through. Highly recommended.

Barb Petruzzi Avatar

Barb Petruzzi

Bansuri was wonderful! She was so helpful and made me feel more comfortable about the process. Give her a raise! She deserves it and I thank her for the help.

blake naze Avatar

blake naze

Bansuri helped us book our consultation at Visaplace. She was very professional and super friendly and had a good array of knowledge to guide us to the right legal attorney. Highly recommend giving Visaplace a call. Thanks Bansuri!