As of December 23, 2016, U.S.C.I.S. has increased the filing fees for immigration applications and petitions by an average of 21 percent. Further, new versions of most immigration forms were also released on December 23, 2016 and are to be used in place of older versions.
All immigration applications or immigration petitions postmarked on or after December 23, 2016 must include the new filing fees or U.S.C.I.S. will reject the submission. Pursuant to recent guidance from U.S.C.I.S., older versions of immigration forms will be accepted until February 21, 2017. The new forms can be found at http://www.uscis.gov/forms and information regarding the new immigration filing fees can be found at https://www.uscis.gov/forms/our-fees.
Before you file any immigration applications or immigration petitions, contact LaFountain & Wollman, P.C. to set up a free half-hour consultation with one of our immigration lawyers to review and discuss your immigration status. Remember it is almost always safer, and cheaper, to seek legal advice before filing rather than after a problem arises.