USCIS Fee Increases

With Injunction Denied, USCIS Fee Increases Go Into Effect April 1

US District Judge Charlotte Sweeney denied a motion to stop USCIS fee increases from going into effect April 1, 2024. Which means that fee increases, some of which exceed 200% of the previous fees as well as an additional Asylum Program Fee, for some petitions for certain employer will, in fact, go into effect April 1, 2024. These fee increases will impact FY 2025 H-1B cap petitions for selected registrants.

However, the judge did not dismiss the case. Therefore, it is possible, at some point in the future, the fees may change again.

More information on USCIS fee increases

As we previously reported, the new USCIS fees were created with an objective to achieve an overall average fee increase of 26%, which reflects the Consumer Price Index changes since the last fee update in 2016.