On August 3, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a final rule outlining changes in fees for certain immigration and naturalization benefit requests which was scheduled to take effect October 2, 2020 (final fee rule). Notable changes:

CITIZENSHIP: $640 $1,170
GREEN CARD/Adjustment of Status (AOS): $1,225 $2,270 ASYLUM: Previously No Fee $50

The final fee rule is expected to impact immigrants and nonimmigrants in several ways. Although the rule reduces filing fees for a select number of applications; it increases fees overall by a weighted average of 20% and includes dramatic increases for most

common petitions and applications because previously bundled applications have now been separated.

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