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Get Ready To Shell Out More For US Immigration Services

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Nov. 15, 2019: Caribbean and other immigrants, including those applying for asylum, citizenship or for a green card and work permit, may soon have to shell out a lot more, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, (USCIS) has announced.

On Nov. 8, the Department of Homeland Security, which
oversees the USCIS, published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register
for an adjustment of fees on several services across the board, including citizenship
applications.

DHS proposes to adjust USCIS fees by Dec. 2nd. Some of the
fee increases immigrants can look out for are as follows:

  • Citizenship
    application fee will be increased from US$640 to $1,170.00.
  • The
    DACA renewal fee will increase from $495 to $765;
  • Application
    for Permanent Residence Registration or Adjustment of Status) from $1,140 to
    $1,610.
  • Work
    Permit from $410 to $490
  • The
    Application for Suspension of Deportation or Special Rule of Cancellation of
    Expulsion, Form I-881, which currently has a cost of $285 per person and $570
    per family will be increased to $1,800.
  • There
    will now be a $50 dollar asylum application fee from zero.
  • Notice
    of Appeal or Motion from $675 to $705.
  • Petition
    to Cancel Residence Conditions – from $595 to $760.

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