Effective October 2, 2020, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is increasing its processing fees for a wide range of immigration petitions and applications. For example, the application fees for filing Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative will go up from $535 to $560; the Application to Adjust Status or the Green Card Application fees have gone up from $1,140 to $2,270, and applications for Naturalization/Citizenship will be $ $1,170, instead of the current $640.
Additionally, the new regulations have changed the processing time for premium processing applications from 15 Days to 15 Business Days. Meaning weekends and holidays will not be counted towards the total 15 days the USCIS has to expeditiously process those applications/petitions.
Our office is encouraging everyone to call us so we can file their applications before the fee increases go into effect on October 2.