Immigration fee increases

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Filing fee increases stopped by federal court

The proposed drastic increase in US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) filing fees and the elimination of most fee waivers that was anticipated to go into effect on October 2 has been stopped by a federal court injunction issued Sept. 29, 2020.

While this injunction does not mean that the federal rule implementing these fee changes will never happen, it is an important development for our immigrant and refugee communities. Read more.

USCIS imposes fee hike for immigration applications

On August 3rd, Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), published a rule increasing the fees for many immigration applications and eliminating most fee waivers starting October 2, 2020.

These major fee changes, which increase the cost to apply for citizenship to $1,170, permanent residency to $2,270, impose a fee for the first time on asylum applications and eliminate or reduce almost all fee waivers, will create enormous barriers for immigrants and refugees.

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