On October 1st, 2020, a US Federal Court temporarily stopped the nationwide implementation of USCIS’ increase in fees, which was scheduled to become effective starting October 2, 2020.
Applicants still have a chance to save hundreds of dollars in USCIS fees —before the temporary halt is lifted.
To save on USCIS fees:
Complete your N-400 or I-765 Form today
Send your application package to USCIS as soon as possible
These 2 steps allow applicants to take advantage of current USCIS fees before they experience a dramatic increase —which is currently on hold.
Waiting to submit immigration forms will cost applicants hundreds of dollars more once the halt in USCIS fee increases is lifted. USCIS is likely to appeal to the 9th Circuit Court to get the fee increases pushed through.
USCIS Deputy Director of Policy Joseph Edlow issued a response to the temporary block stating that USCIS was “underfunded by millions of dollars each business day the fee rule is enjoined” and that “current fees do not recover the cost of providing adjudication and naturalization services”.
This statement clearly indicates that the USCIS fee increase will come into effect sooner rather than later and makes applying now the only way to secure the current fees.
|Immigration Form||Current fees||Fees after increase halt is lifted||Savings when you apply today|
|N-400 US Citizenship||$640||$1,170||$530|
01 Complete your online application by following step-by-step instructions
02 Print, sign, and send your mistake-free application after an expert review
03 Pay the USCIS fee and receive your US document by post
When to renew and replace your Green Card
Green Cards are usually valid for ten (10) years. Green Cards of conditional permanent residents are only valid for two years. Permanent Residents are required to renew them to maintain their residency status. If your Green Card has expired or is about to, you should file Form I-90 as soon as possible. You are required to renew or replace your Green Card if:
Your card has either expired or will expire within 6 months
Any of your personal information has legally changed (name or other biographic information)
There are any mistakes regarding personal information on your Green Card due to an error made by USCIS
Your card does not have an expiration date on it or if it was issued before your 14th birthday and it will not expire before your 16th birthday
You have taken up commuter status - This means you regularly commute to work in the United States but reside in Canada or Mexico.
Your Green Card was stolen, lost or damaged
Conditional permanent residents cannot use Form I-90 to renew their card instead, they must file Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence or Form I-829, Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status. However, they can use Form I-90 to replace it in the event of loss, damage or if it was stolen.
How to renew or replace your Green Card using Form I-90
The Green Card renewal or replacement process includes the following steps:
Determine if you are eligible to renew or replace your Green Card
Check the expiration date of your Green Card: if your Green Card expires within the next 6 months, or less, you can start the renewal process
Complete Form I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, with the help of our services
Print and send your Form I-90 with the help of our customized instructions along with a check covering the USCIS filing fee
If required, submit further evidence
Receive Notice of Receipt and Appointment Notice
Go to the biometrics appointment
Receive written notice of a decision by mail
Get new Green card (if approved)
The processing time for Form I-90 Green Card Renewal or Green Card Replacement is approximately three to four months.
Applying for a Green Card is an overwhelming and complicated process, and any mistakes or omissions may delay the renewal process, sometimes significantly, which may complicate your living and work situation not only for you but your family and/or dependents as well. To avoid any issues, we offer many quality resources, which will guide you as to when and how to apply, renew or replace your Green Card.
Our self-help system will help you through the entire Green Card process. Our Application Package includes all the necessary USCIS forms to complete your request and personalized step-by-step instructions that will guide you on how to correctly and complete and submit your application with the USCIS. Start your Green Card application now!