Starting April 1, 2024, a substantial filing fee will no longer be required for adult intercountry adoptees who qualify for a Certificate of Citizenship.
The biggest impact will be felt by intercountry adoptees who do not currently have a green card or who need a Certificate of Citizenship.
A resource for intercountry adoptees to obtain their own immigration records through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Two key questions I often discuss with intercountry adoptee clients who do not have US citizenship.
The final rule adjusts application and other USCIS fees, with the cost of naturalization increasing from $640 to $1,170.00.
The proposed fee hikes will substantially increase the cost of naturalization applications for intercountry adoptees plus eliminate the ability to apply if you lack the financial resources to do so.
A fee of $1,170.00 is the only thing that stands between my client obtaining proof of her US citizenship. That’s where you can help.