Trump Administration Proposes To Hike US Citizenship Fee

Fri Nov 15 2019 18:00:07 GMT+0530 (IST)

The Trump administration on Thursday officially proposed an 83-per cent increase in cost to become a U.S. citizen, claiming that "current fees do not recover the full costs of providing adjudication and naturalization services."

The citizenship application fee would now increase from $640 to $1,170 while fees associated with legal permanent residency will go up by 79 per cent to $2,195.

The proposal now enters a public comment period that's expected to end on December 16, after which USCIS is legally obligated to consider comments before the new rule can take effect, according to the National Partnership for New Americans, a network of immigrant advocacy organizations.