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US Immigration Update: On October 2, 2020 the U.S.C.I.S. will implement new increases for many Immigration applications and benefits. All applicants who want to apply for the following application types and benefits will see a dramatic increase in fees.

All applications postmarked on or after October 2, 2020 will cost you hundreds or thousands in extra fees. See the chart below to see the differences in the current vs new fees.

Current vs New Fee Increases

Form #Immigration ApplicationCurrent FeesNew FeesExtra Fees% Increase
N-400U.S. Citizenship$640$1,170$530+83%
I-130/I-485Family Green Cards$1,760$2,860$1,100+62%
I-751Petition to Remove Conditions$595$760$165+28%
I-765Employment Authorization (EAD) - (Non-DACA)$410$550$140+34%

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How to Check Status of Citizenship Application

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U.S. naturalization applicants can check on the status of their citizenship application at any time to see where the process stands. The status of the application can be checked online or by phone.

Steps to Check Status of Citizenship Application

To check status online:

  1. Find the application receipt number (from N-400 naturalization application).The receipt number will have 13 characters and usually begins with three letters such as EAC, WAC, LIN or SRC. It is printed on all application notices sent by USCIS.
  2. Visit the USCIS website and look for the CASE STATUS box on the left of the page.
  3. Enter receipt number and click Check Status. Do not include dashes ("-") when entering a receipt number.
  4. The application status is displayed.

To check status over phone call:

  1. Find the application receipt number (from N-400 naturalization application).The receipt number will have 13 characters and usually begins with three letters such as EAC, WAC, LIN or SRC. It is printed on all application notices sent by USCIS. It is printed on all application notices sent by USCIS.

Watch the Video on How to Check Status of Citizenship Application.