Immigration Fees

The price tag for becoming a U.S. citizen is about to double and the fee for seeking legal permanent residency will triple.

Immigration officials have announced they will increase the fees to help with services including the hiring of more workers and improving offices’ equipment and systems to process applications.

Starting July 30, 2007, citizenship fees will rise from $330 to $595.

There will also be a $10 increase in getting the required electronic fingerprints from $70 to $80.

For Legal Permanent Residency and Fingerprints the cost will be $1,000. The cost now is $325.

Many immigration groups and some Democratic members of Congress have protested the fee increases, saying they will put citizenship and legal immigration out of reach for many.

They also question whether better service will follow.

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