Fee Changes from USCIS Hague and Non-Hague Petitions and Certificate of Citizenship
On Monday October 24, USCIS published its final rule outlining changes in their fee schedule for services, including those for several adoption-related services. You will note small fee increases for I-600/600As, I-800/800As, and a near-doubling of the fee to obtain a certificate of citizenship (N-600), which increases to $1,170. The fee increases go to into effect on December 23, 2016. If you are filing any adoption related petition, be sure to reference the new fee schedule. All this is very disappointing given the broadly expressed opposition to increasing the N-600 and that Congress even made their objections known.