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).
Contact a Dallas immigration attorney today!
If you or someone you love is interested in becoming a U.S. citizen, contact
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