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USCIS Fee Increases: What Immigration Professionals Need to Know to Plan and Budget

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Under a just-released proposed regulation, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has proposed to significantly increase filing fees for immigration petitions, applications and benefit requests across the board. The proposal would increase USCIS fees by an overall weighted average of 40%. A companion State Department regulation will also increase government fees for visa applications and consular services. Every immigration professional should understand the proposed government fee increases and their impact on corporate immigration programs in the context of business goals and talent acquisition priorities.

Watch our team of experts from BAL’s Government Strategies and legal team in this webinar, as we discuss the following:

  • Timeline and structure of the USCIS fee increases
  • Assessing impact on your immigration program
  • Strategies for budgeting and briefing corporate stakeholders
  • Updates on the regulatory process and how companies can actively participate

Speakers:
Lynden Melmed | BAL Partner, Head of Government Strategies
Kelli Duehning | BAL Partner
Eileen Lohmann | BAL Senior Associate

Moderator:
Amy Lighter | BAL Partner