Lincoln-Goldfinch Law Discloses New USCIS Immigration Application Fees

Austin, TX – In an informative Facebook post, Lincoln-Goldfinch Law shares updates from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on a new comprehensive fee increase for various immigration applications. This marks the first significant adjustment since 2016. The announced adjustments are slated to take effect on April 1, 2024, to address operational and financial challenges.

The fee adjustments will affect various immigration forms, such as Form I-130, the Petition for Alien Relative, and Form I-129F, the Petition for Alien Fiance. For instance, the fee for Form I-130, the primary document used in family-based petitions and marriage-based Green Card applications, will see a 26% increase from the current $535 to $675.

The fee for the Application To Register Permanent Residence Or Adjust Status (Form I-485), used for permanent residency applications or status adjustments within the U.S., will increases from $1,225 to $1,440.

Petition To Remove Conditions On Residence (Form I-751) is used by individuals with a conditional Green Card to secure permanent residency. The fee will have a 10% increase from $680 to $750.

Filing before April 1 helps applicants take advantage of the lower rates. However, filing after this date means facing increased fees under the new structure.

In preparation for this critical deadline, Lincoln-Goldfinch Law has set an internal deadline for new clients to begin their process by March 1, 2024. This ensures that forms are prepared and submitted on time, providing clients a smooth and accurate experience.

USCIS operates on a fee-funded model. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has intensified challenges, leading USCIS to view the fee increase as essential. The additional revenue aims to improve application processing times and address backlogs, underscoring the agency’s commitment to enhancing service.

Fee waivers are available for specific forms and applicants for those facing financial hardships.

Lincoln-Goldfinch Law and its Austin immigration lawyers and staff are committed to delivering high-quality legal representation without parallel. Their extensive understanding of immigration laws and dedication to justice has solidified their standing as distinguished figures. As the firm actively advocates for immigrants’ rights, its commitment extends to providing guidance, support, and legal counsel to those in need.

Situated in Austin, TX, the firm assists individuals and families navigating the intricacies of immigration. Its team addresses various matters such as Visa applications, Green Card processes, adjustment of status, citizenship pursuits, asylum claims, deportation defense, and immigration appeals.

About Lincoln-Goldfinch Law

Lincoln-Goldfinch Law is unwavering in its dedication to providing legal solutions to address individual immigration needs. As a steadfast advocate for immigrants, the firm prioritizes offering authentic legal support. It extends a helping hand to guide clients through the complexities of immigration, ensuring they receive the necessary assistance.

Visit the firm at 1005 E 40th St., Austin, TX 78751, or dial (855) 502-0555 for a complimentary evaluation.

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Lincoln-Goldfinch Law
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Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch
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