BAL updated its USCIS Fee Calculator following the posting this week of a final rule to increase immigration filing fees.

Key Points:

  • The new fees are set to take effect April 1 and represent the most significant increase to immigration fees in years.
  • The fee for an H-1B petition will increase from $460 to $780, while the fee for an L-1 petition will increase from $460 to $1,385.
  • The final rule also includes an increase in the H-1B registration fee from $10 to $215, though this increase will not be implemented until after this year’s H-1B registration period in March.
  • The final rule also includes a $600 Asylum Program Fee that will be charged for each Form I-129 and Form I-140 filing. This fee will come on top of increases to base filing fees.

BAL Analysis: Developed by BAL Community, the USCIS Fee Calculator allows users to calculate the impact of filing fee increases on their immigration programs and is available on under Insights. BAL will continue to provide updates and resources on the fee increases in the weeks ahead.

This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice Group.

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