Yesterday, Emilio González, the head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, announced a total of 39 rate hikes for various services. The hikes, he explained, are needed to ensure efficient service. Beginning July 30, application fees to become a U.S. citizen will nearly double while those seeking legal permanent residency will have to pay triple the current fee for a green card. The application fees for U.S. citizenship will rise from $330 to $595, with an additional required fee of $80 for electronic fingerprints. The fees for a “green card,” or a legal permanent resident visa, will rise from $325 to $1,010.The fees for filing for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD), or work permit, also went up, from $185 to $340.
Via / El Diario / la Prensa