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.