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Common Immigration and Naturalization Forms and Fees

Find Out Which USCIS Immigration Forms You Need for Your Green Card or U.S. Citizenship Application, Along with Their Filing Costs

Closeup of Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Applying for immigration benefits like a marriage green card, K-1 fiancé visa, or  U.S. citizenship involves specific USCIS forms with associated fees. In 2024 the K-1 fiancé visa process takes approximately 3-6 months for applications filed today. The spousal visa (CR-1 visa) process can take between 10.8 and sv slug=”i-130-uscis-quarterly-processing-time-f2a”] months depending on the sponsor’s U.S. citizenship status. Understanding the overall cost and timeline of each option is crucial for couples deciding on the best path to a green card.

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Recent Changes to USCIS Filing Fees: Impact on Immigration Applications

Effective April 1, 2024, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) implemented increased filing fees for almost all immigration applications. This includes applications for marriage-based green cards (I-130, I-485) and K1 visas (I-129F), impacting both family-based and employment-based immigration processes.

Updates to Biometrics Fees 2024

In a significant change effective 2024, the separate biometric services fee has been eliminated for most applications. Instead, this fee has been merged into the main benefit fee. This streamlining means that for the majority of cases, applicants no longer need to pay an additional fee specifically for biometrics.

Marriage Green Card (Form I-130/I-485):

  • Purpose: Obtaining lawful permanent residence in the U.S. based on marriage to a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Who Must File: The spouse seeking the green card.
  • Associated Fees: Up to $3005
  • Forms Required:
    • Form I-130 (Family Sponsorship Petition)
    • Form I-485 (Green Card Application)

K-1 Fiancé Visa (Form I-129F):

  • Purpose: Bringing a fiancé(e) to the U.S. for marriage within 90 days of arrival.
  • Who Must File: The U.S. citizen fiancé(e).
  • Associated Fees: $675
  • Forms Required:
    • Form I-129F (Petition for Alien Fiancé(e))

Spousal Visa (CR-1 Visa – Consular Processing):

  • Purpose: Bringing a spouse to the U.S. as a lawful permanent resident.
  • Who Must File: The U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouse.
  • Associated Fees: $1540
  • Forms Required:
    • Form I-130 (Family Sponsorship Petition)
    • Form DS-260 (Online Immigrant Visa Application)

U.S. Citizenship (Form N-400):

  • Purpose: Obtaining citizenship through naturalization.
  • Who Must File: Eligible permanent residents meeting residency and other requirements.
  • Associated Fees: $760
  • Forms Required:
    • Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization)

Below is a comprehensive overview detailing the historical costs and current prices since the fee adjustments took effect.

Immigration BenefitForm(s)Historical FeeCurrent Fee (April 1, 2024)Price Change
% Increase
Naturalization (Citizenship)
N-400$640
$760$12019%
K-1 Fiancé Visa
I-129F$535$675$14026%
CR-1 / IR-1 Spousal VisaI-130$535$675$14026%
Removal of Conditions
I-751$680$750$7010%
Employment Authorization Document (EAD)I-765$410$520$11027%
Advance Parole (AP)I-131$575$630$55$10
Adjustment of Status (standalone)I-485$1225$1440$21518%
Adjustment of Status (Under 14)I-485$750$950$20027%
Marriage Green Card (w/ relative petition, EAD, AP)I-485, I-130, I-765, I-131$1760$3005$124571%

Form I-765 and I-131 Now Subject to New Costs

Form I-765 and Form I-131 were previously free to file with a marriage green card (adjustment of status) application. Form I-765 will now cost $260 when filed as part of a marriage green card application, and Form I-131 will cost $630.

Learn more about USCIS’ fee changes, including answers to frequently asked questions, in Boundless’ latest blog post.

Common green card costs and fees (2024)

The following green card forms are listed in alphabetical order and represent the current costs to file as of April 2024.

Government FormWhat It’s Used forWho Must File ItFiling Fee
Form DS-260 (Online Immigrant Visa Application)Applying for a green card from outside the United States (through a process called “consular processing”)Relative seeking a green card$325
Form DS-261 (Online Choice of Address and Agent)Letting the State Department know how to contact you if you apply for a green card from outside the United States (through a process called “consular processing”)Relative seeking a green card$0
Form I-129F (Petition for Alien Fiancé(e))Applying for a K-1 visa to bring your fiancé(e) (and their children, if any) to the United States in order to marry you OR Applying for a K-3 visa to bring your spouse (and their children, if any) to the United States in order to apply for lawful permanent residence (green card).Sponsoring relative (U.S. citizen or green card holder)$675
Form I-130 (Family Sponsorship Petition)Establishing that a valid family relationship exists between a sponsoring relative (U.S. citizen or green card holder) and their relative who seeks a green cardSponsoring relative (U.S. citizen or green card holder)$675
Form I-130A (Supplemental Information Form)Supplementing Form I-130 with information — including employment, family, and residential history — about the spouse seeking a green cardSpouse seeking a green card$0
Form I-131 (Application for a Travel Document: Advance Parole)Requesting permission to travel outside the United States while your green card application is pendingRelative seeking a green card$630
Form I-485 (Green Card Application)Applying for a green card from within the United States (through a process called “Adjustment of Status”)Relative seeking a green card$1440; $950 if you’re under 14.
Form I-693 (Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record)Documenting the results of the medical exam required for a green cardRelative seeking a green card (completed by a medical professional)$0
Form I-751 (Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence)Upgrading a conditional green card that expires after 2 years to a 10-year “permanent” green cardBoth the new green card holder and their sponsoring relative$750.
Form I-765 (Application for Employment Authorization Document)Requesting to work lawfully in the United States while your green card application is pendingRelative seeking a green card$260 (if you’ve already paid the filing fee for Form I-485; otherwise, $520).
Form I-864 (Financial Support Form)Demonstrating that the sponsoring relative (U.S. citizen or green card holder) or the joint sponsor meets the income required to support the relative seeking a green card once in the United StatesSponsoring relative (or joint sponsor)$0
Form I-864A (Contract Between Sponsor and Household Member)Promising to make your income and/or assets available in order to help the sponsoring relative meet the income required to support the relative seeking a green card once in the United StatesSponsoring relative’s household member$0
Form I-90 (Application to Replace Green Card)Applying to renew or replace an expired, soon-to-expire, lost, stolen, or damaged green cardGreen card holder$465

Important:

USCIS offers a $50 discount for online filing. This means you’ll pay $50 less than the typical filing fee if you file forms online, rather than by mail.

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Common Forms and Fees for U.S. Citizenship

The following U.S. Citizenship forms are listed in alphabetical order.

Government FormWhat It’s Used forWho Must File ItFiling Fee
Form DS-117 (Application to Determine Returning Resident Status)Applying for a Returning Resident Visa to re-enter the United States after traveling outside the United States for 1 year or longer because you did not apply for a re-entry permit before leaving the United States (see more info)Green card holder seeking U.S. citizenship$180
Form G-28 (Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney)Letting USCIS know that an attorney (or another practitioner of law) will represent you during a hearing you requested after your naturalization application (Form N-400) was deniedAttorney (or another practitioner of law)$0
Form I-131 (Application for Travel Document: Reentry Permit)Requesting permission to re-enter the United States if you anticipate needing to travel and stay outside the United States for at least 1 year (see more info)Green card holder seeking U.S. citizenship (also used by people seeking a green card — see above)$575
Form N-336 (Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings)Requesting a hearing from USCIS to reconsider its decision to deny a naturalization application (Form N-400)Green card holder seeking U.S. citizenship$830
Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization)Applying for U.S. citizenship (through a process called “naturalization“) after meeting eligibility requirementsGreen card holder seeking U.S. citizenship$760
Form N-426 (Request for Certification of Military or Naval Service)Requesting military service records for a green card holder seeking U.S. citizenshipGreen card holders seeking U.S. citizenship based on their military service$0
Form N-470 (Application to Preserve Residence for Naturalization Purposes)Requesting to maintain a green card holder’s status as a lawful permanent resident if they must travel outside the United States for 1 year or longer for work (see more info)Green card holder seeking U.S. citizenship$420
Form N-565 (Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document)Requesting a replacement naturalization or citizenship certificate that was lost, stolen, or damagedU.S. citizen$555 ($0 if requesting a replacement because of an error made by USCIS)
Form N-600 (Application for Certificate of Citizenship)Requesting a new certificate that proves your status as a U.S. citizen upon completing the naturalization processNewly naturalized U.S. citizen$1385 ($0 for members and veterans of the U.S. military).
Form N-600K (Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate Under Section 322)Claiming U.S. citizenship for a child who lives outside the United States and who has at least one U.S.-citizen parentU.S.-citizen parent, grandparent, or legal guardian of child seeking U.S. citizenship$1385
Form N-648 (Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions)Requesting an exception to the English and civics testing requirements for naturalization based on a physical or developmental disability or mental impairmentGreen card holder seeking U.S. citizenship$0

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Other Forms You Might Need and Their Fees

The following forms are listed in alphabetical order.

Government FormWhat It’s Used forWho Must File ItFiling Fee
Form AR-11 (Change of Address Form)Letting USCIS know about a change to your addressDepends on the other form(s) you have filed (see the categories listed below the section called “How to Change Your Address” here)$0
Form G-1145 (Request for Electronic Notification)Requesting a notification via email or text message that USCIS has accepted your formAnyone who submitted their form(s) to a USCIS lockbox (see this list)$0
Form G-1450 (Credit Card Payment Authorization Form)Requesting to pay filing fees with a credit cardAnyone who submitted their form(s) to a USCIS lockbox (see this list)$0
Form I-865 (Sponsor’s Notice of Change of Address)Letting USCIS know about a change to your addressU.S. citizen or green card holder who is sponsoring a relative for a green card$0
Form I-942 (Request for Reduced Fee)Requesting to reduce a filing fee if your household income is between 150% and 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines for your household sizeGreen card holder seeking U.S. citizenship$0
Form I-912 (Request for Fee Waiver)Requesting to waive a filing fee because you have low income (see the Federal Poverty Guidelines for your household size); are experiencing financial hardship; and/or receive public benefitsDepends on the other form(s) you are filing (see “Instructions for Form I-912” for a list of qualified forms)$0

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