Once again, fees will go up...

...but not for citizenship!

Fees for almost every kind of immigration application will go up soon. But there's one major exception--the $675 cost of applying for citizenship will not change.

From the USCIS web site:

Q3. Why didn’t USCIS propose a change in the naturalization application fee?
A3.   USCIS has determined that the act of requesting and obtaining U.S. citizenship deserves special consideration given the unique nature of this benefit to the individual applicant, the significant public benefit to the nation, and the nation’s proud tradition of welcoming new citizens. USCIS believes this action to retain the naturalization fee at the current level will reinforce these principles, allow more immigrants to fully participate in civic life, and is consistent with other USCIS efforts to promote immigrant integration.

More info here: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=65dc3d5d65919210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=5b33aca797e63110VgnVCM1000004718190aRCRD

[How refreshing to be able to report, for once, that fees are NOT about to go up!--LW]