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USCIS Visa Fees Increase in 2024: Final Changes

By Casey April 4, 2024 (Updated April 9, 2024) 2 min. read
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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
$1,225$1,440$215
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
$1,760$3,005$1,245

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.

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