On Feb. 1, 2013,U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin collecting a new USCIS Immigrant Fee of $165 from foreign nationals seeking permanent residence in the United States. This new fee was established in USCIS’s final rule adjusting fees for immigration applications and petitions announced on Sept. 24, 2010.
The new fee allows USCIS to recover the costs of processing immigrant visas after individuals receive their visa packages from the Department of State abroad
For more information visit USCIS Immigrant Fee webpage.