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USCIS has issued a public notice proposing to increase the filing fees for most immigration petitions and applications. The proposed increase is significant and affects petitions filed by employers to secure work authorization of skilled workers.

Some of the proposed increases are as follows:

Form I-129

Used by employers to support H-1B, L-1, TN and O-1 petitions increases from $325 to $460 (42% increase).

Form I-140

Used by employers to support the green card process of workers increases from $580 to $700 (21% increase).

Form I-130

Used by US citizens to sponsor a spouse or child increases from $420 to $535 (27% increase).