USCIS Policy Manual Update for New Fee Schedule and Request Requirements

USCIS has updated its Policy Manual effective April 1, 2024, to incorporate the new Fee Schedule and Changes to Certain Other Immigration Benefit Request Requirements as outlined in the Final Rule published on January 31, 2024. This update affects all applications and petitions postmarked from April 1 onwards, adjusting to new form fees, fee waivers, exemptions, and specific changes like limits on beneficiaries for certain employment-based forms and a supplement for orphan intercountry adoption cases. The USCIS emphasizes the importance of the postmark date for determining applicable fees and form versions, though receipt dates will govern regulatory or statutory deadlines. For further details, stakeholders are encouraged to consult the recently updated Frequently Asked Questions page.

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