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Immigrant and Special Visa Services

New USCIS Immigrant Visa fee effective February 1, 2013

If you receive an immigrant visa on or after February 1, 2013, and plan to apply for Lawful Permanent Residence, you will need to pay a new $165 fee to USCIS.

The new fee is intended to cover the processing of the visa packet by USCIS and the cost of issuing the permanent resident card (green card).  The new USCIS fee will be in addition to the existing visa processing fees that are paid to the Department of State during consular processing.  The fee must be paid online after the visa packet is received from the consulate and prior to traveling to the U.S.

For additional information, see the USCIS Immigrant Fee webpage.

Item No   Fee
31. Filing Immigrant Visa Petition (collected for USCIS and subject to change)  
  (a) Petition to classify status of alien relative for issuance of immigrant Visa [81- INS I-130 PETITION] FOR FEE AMOUNT, SEE 8 CFR 103.7(b)(1)
  (b) Petition to classify orphan as an immediate relative
[82- INS I-600 PETITION]
FOR FEE AMOUNT, SEE 8 CFR 103.7(b)(1)
32. Immigrant Visa Application Processing Fee (per person)

(a) Immediate relative and family preference applications (processed on the basis of an I-130, I-600, or I-800 petition) $325
(b) Employment-based applications $345
Other immigrant visas (including approved I-360 self-petitioners, special immigrant visa applicant, and all others, except DV program selectees) $205
(d) Certain Iraqi and Afghan special immigrant visa applications (per 8 U.S.C. § 1101 note; 11 U.S.C. § 1157 note) NO FEE
33. Diversity Visa Lottery Fee (per person applying as a result of the lottery program) $330
34. Affidavit of Support Review (only when AOS is reviewed domestically) $120
35. Special visa services:  
  (a) Determining returning resident status $180
  (b) Transportation letter for Legal Permanent Residents of the United States [34-LPR TRANSPORTATION LETTER] NO FEE
  (c) Waiver of 2 year residency requirement [J WAIVER] $120
  (d) Waiver of immigrant visa ineligibility (collected for USCIS and subject to change) FOR FEE AMOUNT, SEE 8 CFR 103.7(b)(1)
  (e) Refugee or significant public benefit parole case processing [35-REFUGEE/PAROLE] NO FEE
(Item Nos. 36 through 40 vacant.)