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USCIS Now Accepting Credit Cards for Citizenship Fees

If you are an immigrant who wishes to become an American citizen, the process just got easier for you. The Obama administration has been working hard to improve our nation’s immigration system and one of the latest developments in this endeavor is the acceptance of credit card payments for citizenship fees.

On Saturday, Sep. 19, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services began accepting credit card payments for the biometric fee and naturalization application. Before that time, the only forms of payment accepted were checks or money orders.

As of Oct. 5, 2015, the biometric fee is $85 and the filing fee for U.S. citizenship is $595, for a total of $680. However, other charges may apply depending upon the individual application.

There are exceptions where the applicant is not required to pay the full amount of $680, and these include:

  • Applicants who are 75 or older do not pay the biometric fee; their fee is $595.
  • There is no fee for military applicants who file under Sections 328 and 329 of the INA.

On the USCIS’s website, there is a page explaining how to pay the N-400 application fee with a Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. Applicants can also use prepaid cards carrying these issuers’ logos.

Currently, the N-400 is the only form that can be paid via a credit card payment (G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transaction).

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