On December 23, 2016 USCIS increased filing fees. Any filing postmarked or filed on or after December 23, 2016, must include these new fees or USCIS will reject your submission. A chart detailing the new fees can be found at this link:
In addition to the increased filing fees, USCIS simultaneously updated many of the forms. Current versions of the forms can be found at this link:
While the increased fees are effective as of December 23, 2016 without exception, there is a grace period for the filing of prior versions of most of the forms. Prior versions of forms will be accepted until February 21, 2017, with the exception of N-400.
The following forms now have a latest edition date of 12/23/2016, and that latest version of the form must now be used: I-90, I-102, I-129, I-129CW, I-129F, I-130, I-131, I-131A, I-140, I-191, I-192, I-212, I-290B, I-360, I-485, I-485 Supplement A, I-525, I-539, I-600, I-600A, I-601, I-601A, I-612, I-690, I-694, I-698, I-751, I-765, I-800, I-800A, I-817, I-824, I-910, I-924, I-924A, I-929, I-942, I-942P, N-300, N-336, N-400, N-470, N-600, and N-600K
As of February 21, 2017, USCIS will only accept the new form versions and will reject prior versions.
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