The Department of Homeland Security published a final rule today containing significant increases to filing fees for immigration-related benefits.
Below are some of the relevant fee changes for employment-related petitions and benefits:
Background: DHS has indicated that the increases are necessary to cover the costs of processing immigration benefits. The agency proposed the rule May 4. The final rule represents the first fee increases since 2010.
BAL Analysis: Employers and affected foreign nationals should budget for the new fees or plan to file in advance of the changes if possible.
This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice group. For additional information, please contact BerryApplemanLeiden@bal.com.
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