Get Financial Assistance
The application fee to apply for U.S. citizenship is $725. If you qualify as low-income and have extreme financial hardships, you may be eligible for a filing fee waiver. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) uses multiple criteria in determining your eligibility for a waiver, including determining if:
- You or a qualified member of your household is currently receiving a means-tested benefit (SNAP or Medicaid). You must get a copy of your benefits letter and submit it with your citizenship application.
- Your household income is at or below 150% poverty level at the time you file the Request for Fee Waiver.
- You are experiencing a financial hardship that prevents you from paying the filing fee, including unexpected medical bills or emergencies.
To apply for a fee waiver, you must fill out the Request for Fee Waiver Form (Form I-912), along with the required supporting documents.
If your household income is between 150% - 200 % poverty level, you may be able to qualify for a reduced fee. To apply for a reduced fee, fill out the Request for Reduced Fees Form (Form I-942).
Citizenship loans are available for those who qualify. Contact the International Rescue Committee for more information.