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This article was prepared with the assistance of ABIL, the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, of which Loan Huynh, Fredrikson Immigration Department Chair, is a member.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has extended the comment period for a rule published on January 4, 2023, by five days, to March 13, 2023. The rule proposes to change the fee schedule for certain immigration benefits. DHS said the extension was due to technical problems on the General Services Administration’s eRulemaking Portal that prevented some commenters from submitting their comments and supporting documentation.

Separately, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a fact sheet on requests for fee waivers for Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. The fact sheet includes a checklist of grounds that may be used as a basis for the fee waiver and information about qualifying for a reduced fee if the applicant does not qualify for a waiver.

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