February 5, 2024
USCIS issues final rule to adjust certain immigration and naturalization fees
Effective 1 April 2024, U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will adjust numerous fees relating to immigration and naturalization benefits. This is the first fee adjustment since 2016. The fee adjustment will affect numerous immigration benefits, including H-1B, L-1, and O-1 petitions; Applications for Employment Authorization, Advance Parole, and Adjustment of Status; and the EB-5 Program. Furthermore, the H-1B electronic registration processing fee will increase, but as the registration process will be completed in March, this particular fee increase will not affect the upcoming fiscal year 2025 H-1B cap.
A Tax Alert prepared by EY Law LLP, and attached below, provides additional details.