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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently proposed changes to the naturalization fee, which would increase the cost of becoming a U.S. citizen. The proposed fee increase is the first in over a decade and would affect hundreds of thousands of legal permanent residents who are currently in the process of applying for U.S. citizenship.

  1. The current naturalization fee is $725, which includes the cost of the application and the biometric fee. The proposed fee increase would raise the cost of naturalization to $760. This increase would make the cost of naturalization more than $35 higher than it is currently.
  1. The proposed cost for the request for Reduced Fee application (I-942) will decrease from $405 to $380, taking into account the bundling of the biometrics fee.
  1. On the citizenship test, these are the upcoming changes: Multiple-choice format, standardize and separate the speaking test from the Form N-400, Application for the Naturalization interview and use picture prompts that will require applicants to describe the picture using simple phrases.

For assistance in starting your citizenship process, visit https://dominicanosusa.org/citizenship-registration/ or give us a call M-F 10 am to 5 pm at (718) 665-0400!