USCIS Virtual Listening Session on Proposed Rule to Adjust Certain Immigration Fees
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
2 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a virtual listening session on Wednesday, Jan. 11 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern on the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that published in the Federal Register on Jan. 4, 2023. Following a comprehensive biennial review of fees required by law, DHS proposes in the NPRM to adjust certain immigration and naturalization benefit request fees to provide the funding required to maintain USCIS services and operations. During the engagement, USCIS officials will provide an overview of the proposed fee rule changes and request your feedback on these proposed changes that will be considered, in addition to the written comments submitted to Regulations.gov on or before March 6, 2023.
Current fees, established in 2016, do not recover the full cost of providing adjudication and naturalization services. The proposed rule would increase fees for certain filing types while preserving existing fee waiver eligibility for low-income and vulnerable populations, adding new fee exemptions for certain humanitarian programs, and limiting the fee increase for naturalization and certain other applicants.
During the session, USCIS will set aside time to request input on the fee setting process and specific changes before opening the session to input on any other aspect of the rule that attendees wish to raise. The topics of interest are:
- Methods used to calculate and propose new fees;
- Fee waiver availability, requirements, and exemptions;
- Changes that affect employment-based programs and small entities; and
- Charging a separate fee for Forms I-765 and I-131 when filed with Form I-485.
DHS will carefully review and consider each comment received during this listening session or submitted through Regulations.gov in accordance with the instructions provided in the NPRM, before drafting and publishing any final fee rule resulting from the NPRM.
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