Updated: Sep 30
The cost of applying for U.S. Citizenship has nearly doubled, according to the USCIS recent rule. The fee to apply for Naturalization jumped from $640 to $1,160 for online or $1,170 for paper filing.
Fees for marriage based green cards filed within the United States increased by 82% from $1760 to $2860, which includes a request for travel documents.
Fees for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) also went up from $495 to $765.
Asylum seekers will also now pay a $50 application fee, making the U.S. one of four countries to charge for asylum applications.
USCIS is also charging separate fees for several forms in the green card application process. They are also eliminating all fee waivers, a benefit extended to low income immigrants seeking citizenship.
All these fee hikes take effect on October 3, 2020. So, if you qualify to apply, do so NOW, to avoid paying the extra fees.
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UPDATE: A federal judge granted a motion for a preliminary injunction against a far-reaching U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) fee rule. This means the new fees would not take effect.