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2020 Naturalization Fee Increases in Context

Updated October 15, 2020 | From Immigrant Legal Resource Center

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On November 14, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security published a proposed rule increasing the filing fees on many immigration applications and increasing the naturalization application fee to $1,170, eliminating fee waivers for naturalization and most other immigration benefits (I-912), and eliminating the reduced fee request option for naturalization (I-942). The final rule was published on August 3, 2020 and scheduled to go into effect on October 2, 2020, but it was halted by litigation. Download ILRC’s comment on the fee rule. Below are two infographics putting naturalization fees in context.