Adoption Fee Increase on December 23, 2016
On December 23, 2016, new fees will go into effect for USCIS forms as a result of a final rule published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2016. This means that anyone filing an adoption application or petition on or after December 23, 2016, must pay the new fee amount, or the filing will be rejected.
Please go to our new 2016 Fee Changes to Adoption-Related Forms page for information on the new fees for adoption-related forms. On this page, you will find:
A chart of all the new fees for adoption-related forms,
Information on which adopted children may need to file a Form N-600/N-600K to request a Certificate of Citizenship, and
Clarification on whether the adopted child must pay the USCIS Immigrant Fee.
Fees will increase for the first time in six years. USCIS is almost entirely funded by the fees paid by applicants and petitioners for immigration benefits and this recent increase is necessary to recover the full cost of services provided by USCIS.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services