A federal judge granted a motion to temporarily block the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) new fee rule that was originally scheduled to go into effect on October 2, 2020.
The published new fee rule has an average 20% increase over 72 immigration benefit applications. USCIS filing fee for Naturalization would increase 83%, from $640 to $1,170.
IMPORTANT UPDATE — MARCH 9, 2021: Both the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) public charge rule and the Department of State (DOS) public charge policy are currently not in effect. The DHS rule was halted on March 9, 2021, while the DOS policy was paused indefinitely on July 29, 2020. This page reflects those policies, […]
“Why does the CR1 take longer for a green card sponsor?” The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) sets the number of immigrant visas that may be issued to aliens seeking to become lawful permanent residents (get a Green Card) each year. Immigrant visas for the family-sponsored immigrant preference categories are numerically limited, so they are […]