Reminder: new fee schedule from USCIS goes into effect on 12/23

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") published its final rule in the Federal Register on October 24, 2016 announcing the new fee schedule for applications.  The new rule increases fees for most applications and petitions by a weighted average of 21%. Please refer to our update from last month with examples of the fee increases for some of the most common types of applications and petitions. Applicants looking to take advantage of the lower, current fees should ensure any relevant applications to USCIS are filed or postmarked before December 23, 2016.