USCIS fee increase goes into effect

Today is the last day to submit petitions or applications to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to avoid the fee increase that goes into effect tomorrow.

I recommend that you send your petitions and applications using a service that provides you with a delivery receipt that confirms your name and to whom it is addressed to USCIS - such as U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail or certified mail.

If you file your applications in person, make sure the immigration officer gives you a receipt.

Keep the receipts, because it will be the proof that verifies that you sent the documents to USCIS before the date of the fee increase.