USCIS to Provide Training on E-Verify and Form I-9 Completion

Angela M. Jenkins, Michael E. Wooley

The United States Citizenship & Immigration Services' (USCIS) Public Engagement Division (PED) is making a concerted effort to educate human resource professionals and executives on E-Verify and the I-9 Form. USCIS has scheduled more than 15 E-Verify and I-9 training webinars for the month of November.

Registration is open to employers and employees, and it’s simple to sign up: Use this link to the USCIS webinar page, scroll down the page to the heading “For Employers,” or “For Employees,” and click the drop down for the desired topic. After clicking the drop down arrow, select your desired webinar date.

The following is a list of all upcoming training sessions:

Employer Sessions for HR Professionals and Executives

Form I-9

Monday, November 14 2:00 PM EST
Tuesday, November 15 2:00 PM EST
Wednesday, November 16 11:00 AM EST
Friday, November 18 10:00 AM EST
Monday, November 21 10:00 AM EST
Monday, November 21 2:00 PM EST
Tuesday, November 22 2:00 PM EST
Monday, November 28 2:00 PM EST
Tuesday, November 29 11:00 AM EST
Wednesday, November 30 2:00 PM EST

E-Verify Overview

Thursday, November 10 2:00 PM EST
Tuesday, November 22 11:00 AM EST

E-Verify Webinar for Web Services Users

Wednesday, November 1611:00 AM EST

Federal Contractor E-Verify

Tuesday, November 29 2:00 PM EST

Employee Sessions Focus on Transparency and Rights


Thursday, November 10 (Spanish) 4:00 PM EST

Employee Rights

Thursday, November 17 11:00 PM EST
Tuesday, November 15 (Spanish) 3:00 PM EST

USCIS 2016 Fee Updates

On October 24, 2016, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a final rule publication in the Federal Register. The final rule increases the required fees by a weighted average of 21 percent for most immigration applications and petitions. The new rule also removes regulatory provisions that prevent USCIS from rejecting immigration or naturalization benefit requests paid with a dishonored check or lacking the required biometric services fee. Under the final rule, the remitter is provided an opportunity to correct the deficient payment. The new fees become effective on December 23, 2016.

USCIS receives the majority of its funding through fees associated with applications and petitions for immigration benefits, thus, it regularly updates its fees. The current and updated fees, effective December 23, are as follows:

Application Type Current Fee New Fee
G-1041 Genealogy Index Search Request $20 $65
G-1041A Genealogy Index Records Request (Copy from Microfilm) $20 $65
G-1041A Genealogy Records Request (Copy from Textual Record) $20 $65
I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card $365 $455
I-102 Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival-Departure Document $330 $445
I-129/129CW Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker $325 $460
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) $340 $535
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative $420 $535
I-131 / I-131A Application for Travel Document $360 $575
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker $580 $700
I-191 Application for Advance Permission to Return to Unrelinquished Domicile $585 $930
I-192 Application for Advance Permission to Enter as Nonimmigrant $585 $585 / $930
I-193 Application for Waiver of Passport and/or Visa $585 $585
I-212 Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the U.S. After Deportation or Removal $585 $930
I-290B Notice of Appeal or Motion $630 $675
I-360 Petition for Amerasian Widow(er) or Special Immigrant $405 $435
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status $985 $1,140
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (certain applicants under the age of 14 years) $635 $750
I-526 Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur $1,500 $3,675
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status $290 $370
I-600/600A Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative/Application for Advance Petition Processing of Orphan Petition $720 $775
I-800/800A Petition to Classify Convention Adoptee as an Immediate Relative / Application for Determination of Suitability to Adopt a Child form a Convention Country $720 $775
I-601 Application for Waiver of Grand of Excludability $585 $930
I-601A Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver $585 $630
I-612 Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement (Under Section 212(e) of the INA, as Amended) $585 $930
I-687 Application for Status as a Temporary Resident Under Section 245A of the Immigration and Nationality Act $1,130 $1,130
I-690 Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility $200 $715
I-694 Notice of Appeal of Decision $755 $890
I-698 Application to Adjust Status From Temporary to Permanent Resident (Under Section 245A of the INA) $1,020 $1,670
I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence $505 $595
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization $380 $410
I-800A, Supp. 3 Request for Action on Approved Form I-800A $360 $385
I-817 Application for Family Unity Benefits $435 $600
I-824 Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition $405 $465
I-910 Application for Civil Surgeon Designation $615 $785
I-924 Application for Regional Center Designation Under the Immigrant Investor Program $6,230 $17,795
I-924A Annual Certification of Regional Center $0 $3,035
I-929 Petition for Qualifying Family Member of a U-1 Nonimmigrant $215 $230
N-300 Application to File Declaration of Intention $250 $270
N-336 Request for Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings $650 $700
N-400 Application for Naturalization $595 $640
N-470 Application to Preserve Residence for Naturalization Purposes $330 $355
N-565 Application for Replacement Naturalization / Citizenship Document $345 $555
N-600 Application for Certification of Citizenship / Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate under Section 322 $600 / $550 $1,170
USCIS Immigrant Fee $165 $220
Biometric Services Fee $85 $85