USCIS Fee Schedule #usa #announcements #records


Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

I have previously posted about the USCIS fee schedule, the preliminary injunction posted in the Federal Register and President Biden’s Executive Order 14012 ‘‘Restoring Faith in Our Legal Immigration Systems and Strengthening Integration and Inclusion Efforts for New Americans.’’

 

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has posted its latest fee schedule G-1055, https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/forms/g-1055.pdf, which includes the Genealogy Fees. Form G-1041 is for Genealogy Index Search Request  $65.00 and form G-1041A is for the Genealogy Records request for EACH microfilm or hard copy file--$65.00  The $65.00 fees are not eligible for a fee waiver. The $65.00 fee is the same fee that was charged by USCIS before the proposed and final rule were promulgated under the Trump Administration—the ones the preliminary injunction stopped. Those fees would have increased to file Form G-1041 from $65 to $240, an increase of $175 (269 percent increase). The fee for Form G-1041A would increase from $65 to $385, an increase of $320 (481 percent).

 

It is expected that the Federal Register in the next day or so will also have this posting about the fee for USCIS forms.

 

To see previous postings about the USCIS and the fee increases,  go to the archives of the IAJGS Records Access Alert at:  http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/. You must be registered to access the archives.  To register go to: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts  and follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which genealogical  organization with whom you are affiliated   You will receive an email response that you have to reply to or the subscription will not be finalized.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 

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