Oct. 2 Immigration Filing Fee Increase Stopped

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.

The proposed fee rule had included a hike in the application fee for US citizenship from $640 to $1170 (an 83% increase) and first time ever imposition of a filing fee to apply for asylum. Actions the City of Minneapolis had taken opposing this rule including joining two multijurisdictional lawsuits opposing its implementation and submission of a public comment by Mayor Frey in opposition to the rule when it was first proposed in December 2019.

Read more on the immigration filing fee increases topic page.

Last updated Oct 6, 2020

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