Is There a Fee for a Green Card Application?


Quick Answer

As of December 2015, the fee for a green card application is $165 and is used to process the applicant's visa, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS. Applicants are advised to pay the fee before they leave to live in the United States.

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Is There a Fee for a Green Card Application?
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Applicants can pay the fee online with a credit card or debit card at the USCIS website. The application fee is waived for children coming to the country under the orphan or Hague adoption programs; for Iraqi and Afghan special immigrants; for returning lawful permanent residents; and for K nonimmigrants, explains the USCIS. A K nonimmigrant is the spouse or fiancée of an American citizen.

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