Increased USCIS fees will impact EB-5 applications
All EB-5 applications postmarked on or after October 2, 2020, must include payment for the new increased filing fee. The new filing fee for the immigrant petition (I-526) is $4,010, the petition to remove conditions on residence (I-829) is $3,900, application for regional center designation (I-924) is $17,795, and the annual certification of the regional center (I-924A) is $4.465. Applications with incorrect fees will be rejected by USCIS and result in significant re-filing delays.
Two lawsuits have been filed against the fee increase in the district courts in California and in DC. A hearing on the preliminary injunction in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has been scheduled for September 25 and it is anticipated that a decision on the preliminary injunction will be rendered before October 2.
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