The Department of Justice issued a final rule effective January 19, 2021, adopting fee amounts proposed in February 2020 without change. The rule increases the fees for Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) applications, appeals, and motions subject to an EOIR-determined fee. The rule does not affect fees established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for DHS forms for applications filed or submitted in EOIR proceedings. It does not affect the ability of applicants to submit fee waiver requests and does not add new fees. The final rule responds to comments received in response to the notice of proposed rulemaking.Some practitioners noted that it could be difficult for the incoming Biden administration to quickly come up with a remedy for the higher fees given competing urgent priorities.

Related Link: