The Office of Management and Budget has completed its review of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) final fee regulation.

Key points:

  • The proposed version of the regulation included increased fees for USCIS petitions and applications, but it is not yet known whether the agency made significant changes in the final version.
  • USCIS is expected to post the text of the final regulation for public inspection in the coming days before officially publishing it in the Federal Register.
  • The text for public inspection will indicate when the regulation will become effective, i.e., whether it will have a delayed effective date.
  • The proposed version also contained certain policy changes in addition to the fee increases, which, if included in the final rule, could make it subject to litigation.

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