Are you from California? Learn more about how much it costs to apply for citizenship below.
USCIS (the government) charges a fee to apply for citizenship.
For most people, the fee is $725.
The $725 fee includes:
Exception: If you are 75 or older, you only pay $640.
What if I can't afford the fee?
You may ask USCIS for a full or reduced fee waiver. If USCIS approves your:
Use this Fee Calculator from the New Americans Campaign to see if you qualify for a full or reduced fee waiver. The full fee waiver is for people whose income is less than 150% of the poverty level. The reduced fee waiver is for people whose income is between 150% and 200% of the poverty level. The Fee Calculator tells you which form to use.
You can pay the citizenship application fee by:
To find legal help in California, click here to search the Citizenshipworks directory with your zip code.
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