The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reminded its customers
that the agency's new fee schedule is effective from July 30, 2007. They have
also said that applications or petitions postmarked or otherwise filed on or
after that date must include the new fee.
It is a known fact that USCIS announced the new fee schedule last month following
a comprehensive review of nearly 4,000 public comments. Under the new schedule,
application and petition fees will increase, on average, about 66 percent.
Still, the schedule does include benefits for some families with children and
also expands the availability of fee waivers and exemptions.