US Immigration update: USCIS Filing Fee Increase Temporarily Blocked. Apply Before Fees Increase.

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On October 1st, 2020, a US Federal Court temporarily stopped the nationwide implementation of USCIS’ increase in fees, which was scheduled to become effective starting October 2, 2020.

Applicants still have a chance to save hundreds of dollars in USCIS fees —before the temporary halt is lifted.

To save on USCIS fees:

  1. Complete your N-400 or I-765 Form today
  2. Send your application package to USCIS as soon as possible

These 2 steps allow applicants to take advantage of current USCIS fees before they experience a dramatic increase —which is currently on hold.

Waiting to submit immigration forms will cost applicants hundreds of dollars more once the halt in USCIS fee increases is lifted. USCIS is likely to appeal to the 9th Circuit Court to get the fee increases pushed through.

USCIS Deputy Director of Policy Joseph Edlow issued a response to the temporary block stating that USCIS was “underfunded by millions of dollars each business day the fee rule is enjoined” and that “current fees do not recover the cost of providing adjudication and naturalization services”.

This statement clearly indicates that the USCIS fee increase will come into effect sooner rather than later and makes applying now the only way to secure the current fees.

Immigration Form Current fees Fees after increase halt is lifted Savings when you apply today
N-400 US Citizenship $640 $1,170 $530
I-765 EAD $410 $550 $140
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Form N-400

U.S. Citizens and permanent residents are eligible to sponsor their relatives for a Green Card. Complete Application for U.S. Citizenship - Form N-400 and bring your family to the United States.

Become a U.S. Citizen

To be an American Citizen means becoming a part of one of the most culturally diverse and most exciting countries in the world! A place where you have endless opportunities and the freedom to create a better life for you and for your family.

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What are the Benefits and Responsibilities of becoming a U.S. Citizen

Being a U.S. Citizen will provide you with many benefits such as:

  1. U.S. Passport: Having a U.S. passport brings many advantages including, but not limited to, being able to travel to over one-hundred and seventy-four (174) countries without needing to apply for a visa.
  2. Assistance from U.S. Embassies and Consulates: When traveling abroad consular officials can provide resources and legal aid. The U.S. Government may even intervene on the person's behalf in the event of incarceration.
  3. The right to vote: You will have the right to take part in the U.S. national elections.
  4. Run for public office: As a U.S. Citizen you will have the right to run for elected public offices.
  5. Great job opportunities: You will be able to work anywhere in the United States.
  6. Freedom to travel: U.S. Citizens, unlike Permanent Residents, do not have to maintain a residence in the U.S., they have the right to travel and stay in a foreign country as long as they wish and return at any given time.
  7. No deportation: As an American Citizen, you cannot be deported.
  8. Social benefits: You will be assigned a Social Security Number and have access to Medicare.
  9. Citizenship for children under the age of 18: All underaged children of naturalized American citizens will automatically receive U.S. Citizenship.
  10. Sponsor close relatives: As a U.S. Citizen you may sponsor your parents, children over the age of 18 (married or unmarried) and siblings to apply for Permanent Residence without having to wait for a visa.

Being a U.S. citizen also comes with some important responsibilities:

  1. Give up all prior allegiance to any other nation or sovereignty
  2. Swear allegiance to the United States
  3. Support and defend the Constitution and the laws of the United States
  4. Participate in the democratic process by registering and voting on elections
  5. Serve the country when required
  6. Respect and obey federal, state, and local laws
  7. Serve on a jury when required
  8. Respect the rights, beliefs, and opinions of others

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

To become a U.S. citizen you will need to complete form N-400, but first you must make sure you are eligible. You are eligible to apply for citizenship through the naturalization process if you:

  • Are at least 18 years old
  • Are a Green Card holder
  • Are able to read, write, and speak basic English
  • Have a basic understanding of U.S. history and government
  • Have lived for at least 3 months in the state where you will apply
  • You have not spent more than one year at a time outside the U.S.
  • Have resided continuously in the United States for at least 5 years as a permanent resident immediately preceding the date of filing your application
  • Have been physically present in the United States for at least 30 months out of the 5 years immediately preceding the date of filing your application
  • Are a person of good moral character

How to apply for U.S. Citizenship using Form N-400

The U.S. citizenship process includes the following steps:

  1. Determine if you are eligible to become a U.S. citizen
  2. Complete Form N-400 Application for Naturalization, with the help of our services
  3. Print and send your Form N-400 with the help of our customized instructions along with a check covering the USCIS filing fee
  4. If required, go to the biometrics appointment
  5. Go to the interview
  6. Take the Oath of Allegiance
  7. Become a U.S. citizen

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