USCIS Fees Increase on October 2, 2020

USCIS increased most filing fees. The changes will take effect as of October 2, 2020. This means that any application that is postmarked ON or after October 2, 2020 will need the new fees.

Clinic Legal Services prepared a wonderful chart that describes the new fees. The chart is at (also open at USCIS Form Fees Chart.2020.09)

A big change for many of my clients will be that the fees for I-765 Application for Employment Authorization and I-131 Application for Travel Document will NO LONGER be included in the fee for the I-485 Application for Adjustment of Status. Since approximately 2007, the I-485 fee covered the initial I-765 and I-131 documents if filed concurrently with the I-485.

Before you file any application, go to to check

  • the filing fee as of the date that you file
  • the form edition date as of the date that you file
  • the filing address as of the date that you file
  • the instructions for the forms, which include tips on how to answer questions on the forms, which documents/evidence must be submitted with the forms, and other important information about the various forms