I-485 Green Card Application Fees

Green Cards

USCIS proposed fee increases in 2020 which would have made significant changes to the prices for many important benefits like citizenship, work permits, and waivers. It also changed policies like allowing people to request a fee waiver based on having low incomes.

On September 29, 2020, a US District Court Judge issued an order stopping the new fee increases from going into effect. On December 28, 2020, the government withdrew an appeal in that same case. It is not expected that the USCIS fee increases will go into effect at this time.

In most cases, the form I-485 fee is $1,225. However, there are some exceptions and many people will be filing this form alongside other benefits which may have other fees. Consult an attorney before filing in this type of case, because it’s important to review both eligibility and the required documents before filing.

The current prices for different forms and benefits can be accessed at uscis.gov and by using the USCIS fee calculator.