US Immigration Update (October 1, 2020): The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted the motion for preliminary injunction temporarily halting the implementation of USCIS final fee rule in its entirety and on a nationwide basis. This means that the new fee increases have been STOPPED, at least for now. We will update this webpage with information and guidance on further developments. Please check back frequently.

What happens next?
The Government (USCIS) will likely appeal to the 9th Circuit court to get the fee increases pushed through. However, no one knows when the appeal will happen or what the result of the appeal will be.

What does this mean for you?
No one knows if or when the new fees will be made effective, but as long as the injunction is in place the USCIS cannot raise fees. Taking into consideration that fees could go up for many applications at any time, it's generally a good idea to prepare & file your Green Card or Citizenship applications sooner rather than later.

See the chart below to see the differences in the current vs new fees.

Current vs New Fee Increases

Form #Immigration ApplicationCurrent FeesNew FeesExtra Fees% Increase
N-400U.S. Citizenship$640$1,170$530+83%
I-130/I-485Family Green Cards$1,760$2,860$1,100+62%
I-751Petition to Remove Conditions$595$760$165+28%
I-765Employment Authorization (EAD) - (Non-DACA)$410$550$140+34%


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Who Is Eligible to File USCIS Form I-765?

If you're not a U.S. citizen, you'll likely fall under one of the following three categories of individuals who are eligible to work within the us.

  • Category 1: You're authorized to work within the U.S. due to your current immigration status.
  • Category 2: You're authorized to work for a selected employer as a result of your nonimmigrant status.
  • Category 3: You're in an immigration category that requires you to request a work authorization document in order to work in the U.S.

To be legally employed within the U.S, you're required to present legal documentation to an employer that proves that you're authorized to work in the U.S.

  • U.S. citizens can meet this requirement by showing proof of their U.S. citizenship and another government issued ID or document to confirm their status.

  • Lawful permanent residents can meet this requirement by showing their Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)
  • Refugees can meet this requirement by showing their Form I-94, Arrival-Departure Record, which features a red stamp indicating employment is permitted.
  • Asylees (people granted asylum within the United States) can meet this requirement by presenting an unrestricted Social Security card, EAD and/or Form I-94 that features a red stamp indicating employment is permitted .

  • Certain nonimmigrant visa holders who are eligible to work for a selected employer can show their Form I-94 Arrival-Departure record with their nonimmigrant visa, which normally indicates the name of the employer for whom you're authorized to work for. You'll get information from your Form I-94 by visiting the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website.
  • Most others will need to submit for I-765 to request an employment authorization document, or evidence of employment authorization incident to status, and receive an EAD as proof of their employment authorization before they can work in the U.S.

How to Apply for Employment Authorization Card

To obtain authorization to work within the U.S. or proof of your authorization incident to status, you want to file USCIS Form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Document. Applicants must file before obtaining employment authorization.

Applicants should:

  • Complete Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization Document.
  • Submit the filing fee(s) with their application along with any required evidence documents.
  • Sign and mail Form I-765 to the correct USCIS filing location according to your form instructions.

What Happens After You Apply

Once the USCIS receives your application, they will process your application. You should expect to receive the following correspondence.

  • A receipt notice of your forms and worksheet,
  • A notice for your biometrics appointment date
  • A written notice of a decision.

What are the document requirements in submitting an application?

USCIS requires you to include a copy of each of these:

  • Form I-94, which is the document used for returning resident aliens and returning immigrant visa holders.

  • Any previous EAD issued to you previous Employment Authorization document

Also need to include two passport-style photo taken within the last 30 days as well as a check or money order to pay the USCIS filing fee.

USCIS Filing fees for Employment Authorization Document

FileRight application package preparation fee is $195.

USCIS filing fees to file Form I-765 is $410. You’ll also have to pay an additional $85 fee if a biometric service fee applies to your situation.

USCIS won’t refund your money, even if your application is denied. We’ll help ensure your application is correct and complete.

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Standard Employment Authorization Card Government & Filing Fees:

  • USCIS Application Filing Fee $410(Due upon submission of application to USCIS)
    • Filing fee may vary by application reason
  • Biometrics Fee $85(Due upon submission of application to USCIS)(We do not collect government & filing fees)