Pay the fee by credit card! New resources and outreach!
additional USCIS offices to be located outside of major cities
Some interesting announcements at USCIS website this week:
- Naturalization applicants are now able to use credit cards to pay the Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, fee of $595 and the biometrics fee of $85, if applicable. To pay using a credit card, customers may complete the new Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transaction.
- USCIS will also enter into a formal partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the Farm Service Agency to provide temporary office space to USCIS. From there, USCIS officers will provide services to communities with significant numbers of immigrants who are not located near a USCIS office. Services will include biometrics collection, case interviews and information presentations.
- Addionally, USCIS has developed new online tools to help lawful permanent residents prepare for naturalization, locate English and citizenship classes, determine eligibility and apply for naturalization. As an initial effort, a new interactive practice civics test is available in English, with other languages to follow. Individuals can also find English language and citizenship preparation classes in their local area using a new online class locator.
Beginning this month, USCIS will expand the Citizenship Public Education and Awareness Campaign, launched in July 2015, into six additional states – New Jersey, Illinois, Massachusetts, Virginia, Washington and Arizona. The 10 participating states are home to 75 percent of the country’s lawful permanent residents.