Advocacy Recommends that the USCIS Reassess the Compliance Costs of Immigration Fees Rule for Small Entities
On January 4, 2023, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services proposed a rule that would increase the immigration and naturalization fees for business visas. The proposed rule increases temporary visas by 150 to 330 percent. The rule also increases petitions for permanent immigration visas by 88 percent. This fee increase includes a new fee of $600 per visa petition to be paid by businesses to fund the separate U.S. Asylum Program. On March 10, 2023, the Office of Advocacy submitted a comment letter to USCIS on this proposed rule.