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DHS/USCIS RIN: 1615-AC18 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fee Schedule and Changes to Certain Other Immigration Benefit Request Requirements 
Abstract:

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) conducted a FY 2019/2020 fee review for its Immigration Examinations Fee Account (IEFA), pursuant to the requirements of the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990 (CFO Act), 31 U.S.C. 901-03 and the Immigration and Nationality Act, section 286(m), 8 U.S.C. 1356(m). The CFO Act requires each agency’s chief financial officer to "review, on a biennial basis, the fees, royalties, rents, and other charges imposed by the agency for services and things of value it provides, and make recommendations on revising those charges to reflect costs incurred by it in providing those services and things of value." As a result of the FY 2019/2020 IEFA fee review, on November 14, 2019, DHS issued a proposed rule (84 FR 62280) to adjust USCIS’ fee schedule via notice and comment rulemaking. That comment period was subsequently extended on December 9, 2019 (84 FR 67243) and reopened on January 24, 2020 (85 FR 4243). DHS is considering the comments received in developing a final rule.

 
Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Regulatory 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 103.7   
Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1356(m)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/14/2019  84 FR 62280   
NPRM Comment Period Extended  12/09/2019  84 FR 67243   
NPRM Comment Period End  12/16/2019 
NPRM Comment Period Extended End  12/30/2019 
NPRM Comment Period Reopened  01/24/2020  85 FR 4243   
NPRM Comment Period Reopened End  02/10/2020 
Final Action  09/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, Organizations  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Kika M. Scott
Chief Financial Officer
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Suite 4018, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20529
Phone:202 272-8377
Fax:202 272-1480