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USCIS Fees Increase 21 Percent on 12/23/2016

By |November 3rd, 2016|Immigration Lawyer|

USCIS has finalized plans to raise filing fees for almost all of its filing forms on 12/23/2016. Although the increases represent a weighted average of 21% above the current fees, the changes range from a modest 8% for Naturalization (N-400) to over 100% for children seeking proof of US Citizenship status obtained via parents (N-600/N-600k). A detailed breakdown of new [...]

USCIS Accepting Immigration Filing Fee by Credit Card

By |November 22nd, 2015|Immigration Lawyer|

While it is seldom ideal to use credit for things you won't immediately be able to pay off, it's a fact of life that Americans rely on credit for major, or even day-to-day, purchases. If using a credit card means that a client will be able to immigrate their loved one much sooner, financial best practices often [...]

Handling of Immigration Lawyer Calls at USCIS Improves

By |September 22nd, 2011|Immigration Lawyer, Uncategorized|

As an immigration lawyer, the ability to quickly access information from USCIS is vital to my job. Although their website does offer valuable information such as which version of immigration forms have been retired, the current filing fees and general processing times, an immigration lawyer often needs information about a specific case. Sometimes we can [...]

USCIS Changes Filing Fees on Most Immigration Forms

By |December 6th, 2010|Immigration Lawyer|

The United States Citizenship and Nationality Service (USCIS) recently made changes to the fees required when filing certain immigration forms. Although most fees did increase, fees for two key applications either stayed the same or decreased. K1 Visa filing fee decreases The filing fee for form I-129F, which is used to petition for a K1 [...]

Get your US Passport before the 35% fee increase!

By |March 5th, 2010|Immigration Lawyer|

As an American immigration lawyer, I rarely have occasion to comment on  policies and procedures that could affect US citizens traveling abroad. However, recent news out of the Department of State's passport office seems important enough to share. You may have noticed that laws for travel throughout the western hemisphere have changed dramatically over the [...]