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How Much Does it Cost to Submit Form I-485?

Updated: January 2023

If you are filing the I-485 (Adjustment of Status) application, you will need to pay the government fees. You will submit these fees with the application when you mail it to USCIS. The amounts you will pay will vary based on your circumstances. This article explains how to calculate how much to pay.

I-485 Fee Amounts

Filing Form I-485 typically costs $1,140. Applicants between the ages of 14 and 78 will also need to pay the $85 biometrics services fee, for a total of $1,225.

However, there are the following exceptions:

  • For children who are under the age of 14 and who are filing with at least one parent, the fee is only $750
  • For children under the age of 14 who are not filing with at least one parent, there is no biometrics fee, so the total amount is $1,440
  • For Adults over the age of 79, there is no biometrics fee, so the total amount is $1,440
  • For applicants applying as a refugee under section 209(a) of the INA, there is no fee to file Form I-485.

Here are some examples to help walk you through the fee rules: 

  • A 5-year-old child applying for the I-485 at the same time as their mother would pay $750 for their I-485.
  • An 81-year-old applicant being petitioned by their US Citizen child would pay $1,440 for their I-485.
  • A 22-year-old applicant applying for the I-485 through marriage would pay $1,225 for their I-485. 
  • A 13-year-old applicant whose parents were not applying at the same time as them would pay $1,440 for their I-485.

If you still need clarification about how much to pay, you can also use the USCIS Fee Calculator to double-check. USCIS changes its fees periodically, so double-checking the fee calculator is always a good idea.

Please note: Depending on which forms you are filing at the same time as Form I-485, additional filing fees may be associated with submitting your application. The most common one is the filing fee for Form I-130. 

Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, and Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, have filing fees, but as of January 2023, USCIS waives these filing fees if these forms are filed concurrently with the I-485. In other words, currently, if someone files form I-765 or Form I-131 at the same time as the form I-485, they are free to file. Form I-130A, Supplemental Information for Spouse Beneficiary; Form I-864, Affidavit of Support; and Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, do not have any filing fees. 

For information on how to pay the I-485 fees, see the following article

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Updated on January 18, 2023

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  3. Hello simplecitizen, thank you for the explanation, but, I think you made a mistake while quoting $1140 and rather wrote $1440.

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