8 CFR § 103.7 - Fees.
(1) Fees shall be submitted with any formal application or petition prescribed in this chapter in the amount prescribed by law or regulation. Except for fees remitted directly to the Board of Immigration Appeals pursuant to the provisions of 8 CFR 1003.8, or as the Attorney General otherwise may provide by regulation, any fee relating to any Department of JusticeExecutive Office for Immigration Review proceeding shall be paid to, and accepted by, any USCIS office authorized to accept fees. The immigration court does not collect fees. Payment of any fee under this section does not constitute filing of the document with the Board of Immigration Appeals or with the Immigration Court. The Department of Homeland Security shall return to the payer, at the time of payment, a receipt for any fee paid. The USCIS shall also return to the payer any documents, submitted with the fee, relating to any Immigration Court proceeding.
(2) Remittances must be drawn on a bank or other institution located in the United States and be payable in United States currency. Remittances must be made payable in accordance with the guidance specific to the applicable U.S. Government office when submitting to a Department of Homeland Security office located outside of the United States. Remittances to the Board of Immigration Appeals must be made payable to the “United States Department of Justice,” in accordance with 8 CFR 1003.8. If a remittance in payment of a fee or any other matter is not honored by the bank or financial institution on which it is drawn:
(i) A charge of $30.00 will be imposed;
(iii) If the benefit request was approved, the approval may be revoked upon notice. If the approved benefit request requires multiple fees, this provision will apply if any fee submitted is not honored. Other fees that were paid for a benefit request that is revoked under this provision will be retained and not refunded. A revocation of an approval because the fee submitted is not honored may be appealed to the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office, in accordance with 8 CFR 103.3 and the applicable form instructions.
(b)Amounts of fees -
(1)Established fees and charges -
(i)USCIS fees. A request for immigration benefits submitted to USCIS must include the required fee as established under this section. The fees established in this section are associated with the benefit, the adjudication, or the type of request and not solely determined by the form number listed below. The term “form” as defined in 8 CFR part 1, may include a USCIS-approved electronic equivalent of such form as USCIS may provide on its official Web site at http://www.uscis.gov.
(A)Certification of true copies: $2.00 per copy.
(B)Attestation under seal: $2.00 each.
(C)Biometric services fee. For capturing, storing, and using biometric information (Biometric Fee). A service fee of $85 will be charged to pay for background checks and have their biometric information captured, stored, and used for any individual who is required to submit biometric information for an application, petition, or other request for certain immigration and naturalization benefits (other than asylum or refugee status) or actions. USCIS will not charge a biometric services fee when:
(1) An applicant under 8 CFR 204.3 submits to USCIS a written request for an extension of the approval period of an Application for Advance Processing of an Orphan Petition (Application), if the request is submitted before the approval period expires and the applicant has not yet filed a Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative (Petition) in connection with the approved Application. The applicant may submit only one extension request without having to pay an additional biometric services fee. If the extension of the approval expires before the applicant files an associated Petition, then the applicant must file either a new Application or a Petition, and pay a new filing fee and a new biometric services fee.
(3) The associated benefit request is one of the following:
(v)Application for Naturalization, Form N-400, by an applicant who meets the requirements of sections 328 or 329 of the Act with respect to military service under paragraph (b)(1)(i)(WW) of this section;
(vii)Application To Adjust Status under Section 245(i) of the Act, Supplement A to Form I-485, from an unmarried child less than 17 years of age, or when the applicant is the spouse, or the unmarried child less than 21 years of age of a legalized foreign national and who is qualified for and has applied for voluntary departure under the family unity program from an asylee under paragraph (b)(1)(i)(V) of this section; or
(D)USCIS Immigrant Fee. For DHS domestic processing and issuance of required documents after an immigrant visa is issued by the U.S. Department of State: $220.
(E)Request for a search of indices to historical records to be used in genealogical research,Form G-1041: $65. The search request fee is not refundable.
(F)Request for a copy of historical records to be used in genealogical research,Form G-1041A: $65. USCIS will refund the records request fee only when it is unable to locate the file previously identified in response to the index search request.
(G)Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card,Form I-90. For filing an application for a Permanent Resident Card, Form I-551, to replace an obsolete card or to replace one lost, mutilated, or destroyed, or for a change in name: $455.
(H)Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival-Departure Document,Form I-102. For filing a petition for an application for Arrival/Departure Record Form I-94, or Crewman's Landing Permit Form I-95, to replace one lost, mutilated, or destroyed: $445.
(J)Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker in CNMI,Form I-129CW. For an employer to petition on behalf of one or more beneficiaries: $460 plus a supplemental CNMI education funding fee of $150 per beneficiary per year. The CNMI education funding fee cannot be waived.
(K)Petition for Alien Fiancé(e),Form I-129F. For filing a petition to classify a nonimmigrant as a fiancée or fiancé under section 214(d) of the Act: $535; there is no fee for a K-3 spouse as designated in 8 CFR 214.1(a)(2) who is the beneficiary of an immigrant petition filed by a United States citizen on a Petition for Alien Relative, Form I-130.
(1) $135 for a Refugee Travel Document for an individual age 16 or older.
(2) $105 for a Refugee Travel Document for a child under the age of 16.
(3) $575 for advance parole and any other travel document.
(4) No fee if filed in conjunction with a pending or concurrently filed Form I-485 with fee that was filed on or after July 30, 2007.
(P)Application for Advance Permission to Enter as a Nonimmigrant,Form I-192. For filing an application for discretionary relief under section 212(d)(3) of the Act, except in an emergency case or where the approval of the application is in the interest of the United States Government: $930. If filed with and processed by CBP: $585.
(R)Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the United States After Deportation or Removal,Form I-212. For filing an application for permission to reapply for an excluded, deported or removed alien, an alien who has fallen into distress, an alien who has been removed as an alien enemy, or an alien who has been removed at government expense instead of deportation: $930.
(S)Notice of Appeal or Motion,Form I-290B. For appealing a decision under the immigration laws in any type of proceeding over which the Board of Immigration Appeals does not have appellate jurisdiction: $675. The fee will be the same for appeal of a denial of a benefit request with one or multiple beneficiaries. There is no fee for an appeal or motion associated with a denial of a petition for a special immigrant visa filed by or on behalf of an individual seeking special immigrant visa or status as an Iraqi or Afghan national who was employed by or on behalf of the U.S. Government in Iraq or Afghanistan.
(1) A petition seeking classification as an Amerasian;
(2) A self-petition for immigrant status as a battered or abused spouse, parent, or child of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident; or
(3) A petition for special immigrant juvenile status; or
(4) A petition seeking special immigrant visa or status an Iraqi or Afghan national who was employed by or on behalf of the U.S. Government in Iraq or Afghanistan.
(1) $1,140 for an applicant 14 years of age or older; or
(3) There is no fee if an applicant is filing as a refugee under section 209(a) of the Act.
(V)Application to Adjust Status under Section 245(i) of the Act, Supplement A to Form I-485. Supplement to Form I-485 for persons seeking to adjust status under the provisions of section 245(i) of the Act: $1,000. There is no fee when the applicant is an unmarried child less than 17 years of age, when the applicant is the spouse, or the unmarried child less than 21 years of age of an individual with lawful immigration status and who is qualified for and has applied for voluntary departure under the family unity program.
(Y)Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative,Form I-600. For filing a petition to classify an orphan as an immediate relative for issuance of an immigrant visa under section 204(a) of the Act. Only one fee is required when more than one petition is submitted by the same petitioner on behalf of orphans who are brothers or sisters: $775.
(Z)Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition,Form I-600A. For filing an application for advance processing of orphan petition. (When more than one petition is submitted by the same petitioner on behalf of orphans who are brothers or sisters, only one fee will be required.): $775. No fee is charged if Form I-600 has not yet been submitted in connection with an approved Form I-600A subject to the following conditions:
(1) The applicant requests an extension of the approval in writing and the request is received by USCIS before the expiration date of approval; and
(2) The applicant's home study is updated and USCIS determines that proper care will be provided to an adopted orphan.
(3) A no fee extension is limited to one occasion. If the Form I-600A approval extension expires before submission of an associated Form I-600, then a complete application and fee must be submitted for any subsequent application.
(CC)Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement (under Section 212(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as Amended),Form I-612. For filing an application for waiver of the foreign-residence requirement under section 212(e) of the Act: $930.
(DD)Application for Status as a Temporary Resident under Section 245A of the Immigration and Nationality Act,Form I-687. For filing an application for status as a temporary resident under section 245A(a) of the Act: $1,130.
(EE)Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility under Sections 245A or 210 of the Immigration and Nationality Act,Form I-690. For filing an application for waiver of a ground of inadmissibility under section 212(a) of the Act as amended, in conjunction with the application under sections 210 or 245A of the Act, or a petition under section 210A of the Act: $715.
(FF)Notice of Appeal of Decision under Sections 245A or 210 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (or a petition under section 210A of the Act), Form I-694. For appealing the denial of an application under sections 210 or 245A of the Act, or a petition under section 210A of the Act: $890.
(GG)Application to Adjust Status from Temporary to Permanent Resident (Under Section 245A of Pub. L. 99-603), Form I-698. For filing an application to adjust status from temporary to permanent resident (under section 245A of Pub. L. 99-603): $1,670. The adjustment date is the date of filing of the application for permanent residence or the applicant's eligibility date, whichever is later.
(JJ)Petition to Classify Convention Adoptee as an Immediate Relative,Form I-800.
(1) There is no fee for the first Form I-800 filed for a child on the basis of an approved Application for Determination of Suitability to Adopt a Child from a Convention Country, Form I-800A, during the approval period.
(3) If the children are already siblings before the proposed adoption, however, only one filing fee of $775 is required, regardless of the sequence of submission of the immigration benefit.
(KK)Application for Determination of Suitability to Adopt a Child from a Convention Country,Form I-800A. For filing an application for determination of suitability to adopt a child from a convention country: $775.
(LL)Request for Action on Approved Application for Determination of Suitability to Adopt a Child from a Convention Country,Form I-800A, Supplement 3. This filing fee is not charged if Form I-800 has not been filed based on the approval of the Form I- 800A, and Form I-800A Supplement 3 is filed in order to obtain a first extension of the approval of the Form I-800A: $385.
(NN)Application for Temporary Protected Status,Form I-821. For first time applicants: $50. There is no fee for re-registration.
(1) $285 for adjudication by DHS, except that the maximum amount payable by family members (related as husband, wife, unmarried child under 21, unmarried son, or unmarried daughter) who submit applications at the same time will be $570.
(2) $165 for adjudication by the Immigration Court (a single fee of $165 will be charged whenever applications are filed by two or more foreign nationals in the same proceedings).
(3) The $165 fee is not required if the Form I-881 is referred to the Immigration Court by DHS.
(RR)Application for Authorization to Issue Certification for Health Care Workers,Form I-905: $230.
(1) Must be paid in addition to, and in a separate remittance from, other filing fees.
(2) May be adjusted annually by notice in the Federal Register based on inflation according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
(3) May not be waived.
(TT)Application for Civil Surgeon Designation,Form I-910. For filing an application for civil surgeon designation: $785. There is no fee for an application from a medical officer in the U.S. Armed Forces or civilian physician employed by the U.S. Government who examines members and veterans of the Armed Forces and their dependents at a military, Department of Veterans Affairs, or U.S. Government facility in the United States.
(UU)Application for T Nonimmigrant Status,Form I-914. No fee.
(VV)Application for U Nonimmigrant Status,Form I-918. No fee.
(WW)Application for Regional Center Designation under the Immigrant Investor Program,Form I-924. For filing an application for regional center designation under the Immigrant Investor Program: $17,795.
(XX)Annual Certification of Regional Center,Form I-924A. To provide updated information and certify that an Immigrant Investor Regional Center has maintained their eligibility: $3,035.
(YY)Petition for Qualifying Family Member of a U-1 Nonimmigrant,Form I-929. For U-1 principal applicant to submit for each qualifying family member who plans to seek an immigrant visa or adjustment of U status: $230.
(AAA)Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings (Under section 336 of the Act),Form N-336. For filing a request for hearing on a decision in naturalization proceedings under section 336 of the Act: $700. There is no fee if filed on or after October 1, 2004, by an applicant who has filed an Application for Naturalization under sections 328 or 329 of the Act with respect to military service and whose application has been denied.
(1) The fee for an applicant whose documented income is greater than 150 percent and not more than 200 percent of the Federal poverty level is $320.
(DDD)Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document,Form N-565. For filing an application for a certificate of naturalization or declaration of intention in place of a certificate or declaration alleged to have been lost, mutilated, or destroyed; for a certificate of citizenship in a changed name under section 343(c) of the Act; or for a special certificate of naturalization to obtain recognition as a citizen of the United States by a foreign state under section 343(b) of the Act: $555. There is no fee when this application is submitted under 8 CFR 338.5(a) or 343a.1 to request correction of a certificate that contains an error.
(EEE)Application for Certificate of Citizenship,Form N-600. For filing an application for a certificate of citizenship under section 309(c) or section 341 of the Act: $1,170. There is no fee for any application filed by a member or veteran of any branch of the United States Armed Forces.
(FFF)Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate under section 322 of the Act,Form N-600K. For filing an application for citizenship and issuance of certificate under section 322 of the Act: $1,170.
(III)9-11 Response and Biometric Entry-Exit Fee for H-1B Visa. For certain petitioners who employ 50 or more employees in the United States if more than 50 percent of the petitioner's employees are in H-1B, L-1A or L-1B nonimmigrant status: $4,000. Collection of this fee is scheduled to end on September 30, 2025.
(JJJ)9-11 Response and Biometric Entry-Exit Fee for L-1 Visa. For certain petitioners who employ 50 or more employees in the United States, if more than 50 percent of the petitioner's employees are in H-1B, L-1A or L-1B nonimmigrant status: $4,500. Collection of this fee is scheduled to end on September 30, 2025.
(KKK)Application for Entrepreneur Parole (Form I-941). For filing an application for parole for entrepreneurs: $1200.
(ii)Other DHS immigration fees. The following fees are applicable to one or more of the immigration components of DHS:
(A) DCL System Costs Fee. For use of a Dedicated Commuter Lane (DCL) located at specific ports-of-entry of the United States by an approved participant in a designated vehicle: $80.00, with the maximum amount of $160.00 payable by a family (husband, wife, and minor children under 18 years of age). Payable following approval of the application but before use of the DCL by each participant. This fee is non-refundable, but may be waived by DHS. If a participant wishes to enroll more than one vehicle for use in the PORTPASS system, he or she will be assessed with an additional fee of: $42 for each additional vehicle enrolled.
(B)Petition for Approval of School for Attendance by Nonimmigrant Student (Form I-17). For filing a petition for school certification: $3,000, plus a site visit fee of $655 for each location required to be listed on the form. For filing a petition for school recertification: $1,250, plus a site visit fee of $655 for each new location required to be listed on the form.
(C)Form I-68. For application for issuance of the Canadian Border Boat Landing Permit under section 235 of the Act: $16.00. The maximum amount payable by a family (husband, wife, unmarried children under 21 years of age, and parents of either husband or wife) shall be $32.00.
(D)Form I-94. For issuance of Arrival/Departure Record at a land border port-of-entry: $6.00.
(E)Form I-94W. For issuance of Nonimmigrant Visa Waiver Arrival/Departure Form at a land border port-of-entry under section 217 of the Act: $6.00.
(G)Form I-823. For application to a PORTPASS program under section 286 of the Act - $25.00, with the maximum amount of $50.00 payable by a family (husband, wife, and minor children under 18 years of age). The application fee may be waived by the district director. If fingerprints are required, the inspector will inform the applicant of the current Federal Bureau of Investigation fee for conducting fingerprint checks prior to accepting the application fee. Both the application fee (if not waived) and the fingerprint fee must be paid to CBP before the application will be processed. The fingerprint fee may not be waived. For replacement of PORTPASS documentation during the participation period: $25.00.
(H)Fee Remittance for F, J, and M Nonimmigrants (Form I-901). The fee for Form I-901 is:
(1) For F and M students: $350.
(2) For J-1 au pairs, camp counselors, and participants in a summer work or travel program: $35.
(3) For all other J exchange visitors (except those participating in a program sponsored by the Federal Government): $220.
(4) There is no Form I-901 fee for J exchange visitors in federally funded programs with a program identifier designation prefix that begins with G-1, G-2, G-3, or G-7.
(I)Special statistical tabulations - a charge will be made to cover the cost of the work involved: DHS Cost.
(J)Set of monthly, semiannual, or annual tables entitled “Passenger Travel Reports via Sea and Air”: $7.00. Available from DHS, then the Immigration & Naturalization Service, for years 1975 and before. Later editions are available from the United StatesDepartment of Transportation, contact: United StatesDepartment of Transportation, Transportation Systems Center, Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA 02142.
(K)Classification of a citizen of Canada to be engaged in business activities at a professional level pursuant to section 214(e) of the Act (Chapter 16 of the North American Free Trade Agreement): $50.00.
(L)Request for authorization for parole of an alien into the United States: $65.00.
(M)Global Entry. For filing an application for Global Entry - $100.
(N)U.S. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Travel Card. For filing an application for the card - $70.
(O)Notice of Appeal or Motion (Form I-290B) filed with ICE SEVP. For a Form I-290B filed with the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP): $675.
(2)Fees for copies of records. Fees for production or disclosure of records under 5 U.S.C. 552 shall be charged in accordance with the regulations of the Department of Homeland Security at 6 CFR 5.11.
(3)Adjustment to fees. The fees prescribed in paragraph (b)(1)(i) of this section may be adjusted annually by publication of an inflation adjustment. The inflation adjustment will be announced by a publication of a notice in the Federal Register. The adjustment shall be a composite of the Federal civilian pay raise assumption and non-pay inflation factor for that fiscal year issued by the Office of Management and Budget for agency use in implementing OMB Circular A-76, weighted by pay and non-pay proportions of total funding for that fiscal year. If Congress enacts a different Federal civilian pay raise percentage than the percentage issued by OMB for Circular A-76, the Department of Homeland Security may adjust the fees, during the current year or a following year to reflect the enacted level. The prescribed fee or charge shall be the amount prescribed in paragraph (b)(1)(i) of this section, plus the latest inflation adjustment, rounded to the nearest $5 increment.
(c)Waiver of fees.
(1)Eligibility for a fee waiver. Discretionary waiver of the fees provided in paragraph (b)(1)(i) of this section are limited as follows:
(i) The party requesting the benefit is unable to pay the prescribed fee.
(ii) A waiver based on inability to pay is consistent with the status or benefit sought including requests that require demonstration of the applicant's ability to support himself or herself, or individuals who seek immigration status based on a substantial financial investment.
(2)Requesting a fee waiver. To request a fee waiver, a person requesting an immigration benefit must submit a written request for permission to have their request processed without payment of a fee with their benefit request. The request must state the person's belief that he or she is entitled to or deserving of the benefit requested, the reasons for his or her inability to pay, and evidence to support the reasons indicated. There is no appeal of the denial of a fee waiver request.
(i) Biometric Fee, except for the biometric fee required for provisional unlawful presence waivers filed under 8 CFR 212.7(e).
(ii)Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card,
(iv)Application for Travel Document when filed to request humanitarian parole,
(v)Application for Advance Permission to Return to Unrelinquished Domicile,
(vii)Petition to Remove the Conditions of Residence based on marriage (Form I-751),
(viii)Application for Employment Authorization,
(x)Application for Temporary Protected Status,
(xii)Application to File Declaration of Intention, Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings (under section 336 of the INA),
(xiii)Application for Naturalization,
(xiv)Application to Preserve Residence for Naturalization Purposes,
(xv)Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document,
(xvi)Application for Certificate of Citizenship,
(xviii) Any fees associated with the filing of any benefit request by a VAWA self-petitioner or under sections 101(a)(15)(T) (T visas), 101(a)(15)(U) (U visas), 106 (battered spouses of A, G, E-3, or H nonimmigrants), 240A(b)(2) (battered spouse or child of a lawful permanent resident or U.S. citizen), and 244(a)(3) (Temporary Protected Status), of the Act (as in effect on March 31, 1997); and
(xix)Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker (Form I-129) or Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status (Form I-539), only in the case of an alien applying for E-2 CNMI Investor nonimmigrant status under 8 CFR 214.2(e)(23).
(4) The following fees may be waived only for an alien for which a determination of their likelihood of becoming a public charge under section 212(a)(4) of the Act is not required at the time of an application for admission or adjustment of status.:
(i)Application for Advance Permission to Enter as Nonimmigrant;
(ii)Application for Waiver for Passport and/or Visa;
(iii)Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status;
(iv)Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility.
(5)Immigration Court fees. The provisions relating to the authority of the immigration judges or the Board to waive fees prescribed in paragraph (b) of this section in cases under their jurisdiction can be found at 8 CFR 1003.8 and 1003.24.
(6)Fees under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). FOIA fees may be waived or reduced if DHS determines that such action would be in the public interest because furnishing the information can be considered as primarily benefiting the general public.
(d)Exceptions and exemptions. The Director of USCIS may approve and suspend exemptions from any fee required by paragraph (b)(1)(i) of this section or provide that the fee may be waived for a case or specific class of cases that is not otherwise provided in this section, if the Director determines that such action would be in the public interest and the action is consistent with other applicable law. This discretionary authority will not be delegated to any official other than the USCIS Deputy Director.
(1)Submitting a request for premium processing. A request for premium processing must be submitted on the form prescribed by USCIS, including the required fee, and submitted to the address specified on the form instructions.
(i) If USCIS cannot reach a final decision on a request for which premium processing was requested, as evidenced by an approval notice, denial notice, a notice of intent to deny, or a request for evidence, USCIS will refund the premium processing service fee, but continue to process the case.
(ii)USCIS may retain the premium processing fee and not reach a conclusion on the request within 15 days, and not notify the person who filed the request, if USCIS opens an investigation for fraud or misrepresentation relating to the benefit request.
(3)Requests eligible for premium processing.
(ii)USCIS will announce by its official Internet Web site, currently http://www.uscis.gov, those requests for which premium processing may be requested, the dates upon which such availability commences and ends, and any conditions that may apply.