Immigration forms are always free, but there's typically a fee to file them with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). That means you'll have to send a check, money order or credit card information to pay for the fees when you mail in your application. USCIS fees are separate from the preparation fee you'll pay on CitizenPath to use our service.
CitizenPath has created this resource to help you determine the USCIS fees that apply to your situation. However, always check USCIS for the most current fees.
USCIS fees are set to change April 1, 2024. If you would like to file before a fee increase, your application or petition must be postmarked before April 1. For details on the new fees, see USCIS fee increase >
Do not send a payment when you file Form G-639. There is no filing fee. However, when you file, you are also consenting to pay a maximum of $25. In most cases people pay no USCIS fees at all to have a FOIA request processed.
Most Form I-90 applications require a USCIS filing fee of $455 plus a biometric screening fee of $85. In some limited cases, certain applications may require no fee. To determine your exact fee, choose the reason why you are filing:
- Choose the reason why you are filing Form I-90
- My card will expire within six months or has already expired.A
- My card has been lost, stolen, or destroyed.A
- My previous card was issued but never received.B
- My card has been mutilated.A
- My existing card has incorrect data because of USCIS error.D
- My name or other information has been legally changed.A
- I have reached my 14th birthday, and my existing card will expire after my 16th birthday.G1
- I have reached my 14th birthday and my existing card will expire before my 16th birthday.A
- I am a permanent resident who is taking up commuter status.A
- I am a commuter who is taking up residence in the U.S.A
- I have been automatically converted to permanent residence status.A
- I have a prior edition of the card, or I am applying to replace my card for a reason not specified above.A
- Choose the reason why you are filing Form I-131.
- I am requesting Advance Parole.A
- I am requesting Advance Parole, and I am an Adjustment of Status applicant.G
- I am requesting an a Reentry Permit, and I am age 13 or younger.A
- I am requesting an a Reentry Permit, and I am age 14-79.B
- I am requesting an a Reentry Permit, and I am age 80 or older.A
- I am requesting an a Refugee Travel Document, and I am age 13 or younger.C
- I am requesting an a Refugee Travel Document, and I am age 14 or 15.D
- I am requesting an a Refugee Travel Document, and I am age 16-79.E
- I am requesting an a Refugee Travel Document, and I am age 80 or older.F
Fee Waiver for USCIS FeesIF YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO PAY THE USCIS FEE, A WAIVER MAY BE AVAILABLE.
USCIS recognizes that not all people can afford USCIS fees for filing immigration forms. A fee waiver is available for certain USCIS forms. Guidelines for requesting a fee waiver have been established so that filers with the greatest need receive this benefit.
To be eligible for a fee waiver, one of the following must be met:
- You, your spouse, or the head of household living with you, are currently receiving a means-tested benefit.
- Your household income is at or below the 150% poverty level at the time you file. Check the current poverty levels for this year on Form I-912P, HHS Poverty Guidelines for Fee Waiver Requests.
- You are experiencing a financial hardship that prevents you from paying the filing fee, including unexpected medical bills or emergencies.
Additionally, the form for which you are requesting a fee waiver must be included on a list of eligible forms. USCIS does not offer a waiver for all forms. For more information, review Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver, or the "Special Instructions" section of the USCIS I-912 page to determine if the application you are preparing is eligible for a fee waiver. An extensive explanation of each of these points is available on the USCIS Fee Waiver page.