Starting October 2nd, USCIS fees will be significantly rising. Attorneys at Davis & Associates are encouraging all eligible to file their application with USCIS as soon as possible.
Because USCIS’s budget must be covered by people seeking immigration benefits and not taxpayers, they reassess their fees every few years to ensure their financial stability. It’s been almost 4 years since the last fee increase in 2016.
Of particular note would be the fee changes for political asylum applications (in the past, they were fully subsidized by other filing fees), as well as the 345 percent increase to form N-470. The N-470 is used by someone wishing to be outside the US, while preserving their continuous presence for naturalization purposes. Similarly, the Naturalization application will increase by 83% – the new fee will be $1,170.
USCIS is also changing some of their policies. Previously, in certain instances, USCIS was including employment authorizations and travel permits as a courtesy based on other applications paid. Starting October 2nd, these applications will require their own fee and will no longer be provided complimentary.
Individuals may review USCIS fee changes on the Davis & Associates website.
Davis & Associates understands the burden immigration fees can put on families and encourage families and businesses to file cases before October 2nd when possible to avoid the fee increase.
In addition, the law firm offers free initial consultations for family immigration cases where applicants may ask questions and get a quote for services.
Davis & Associates is the immigration law firm of choice in Houston & North Texas including Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, Frisco, McKinney and surrounding areas. Their attorneys provide expert legal counsel for all aspects of immigration law, including deportation defense, writs of habeas corpus and mandamus, family-sponsored immigration, employment-sponsored immigration, investment immigration, employer compliance, temporary visas for work and college, permanent residence, naturalization, consular visa processing, waivers, and appeals. Attorney Garry L. Davis is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
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