How to Cover the Cost of Immigration Fees

By: Salma Benkabbou, Esq.

The Millennial Business Lawyer®

Becoming a citizen of the United States involves much more than just completing paperwork while proving you have good intentions when entering the country. Immigrants are charged hefty fees to become citizens of the United States. These fees include the cost of completing the United States citizenship application, the application processing fee, and the USCIS Immigration Fee. If you are coming to the United States in search of work or greater opportunity, you may not have the disposable income available to cover these fees, and you may feel like your chance of gaining United States citizenship are slim to none. Do not worry; there are ways to secure the money you need to cover your immigration expenses.

Secure a Loan for the Money You Need

Many immigrants believe there is no hope when it comes to securing the funds needed to pay their immigration fees. While traditional lenders are usually not willing to provide loans to people who are not citizens of the United States, our law firm has teamed up with a non-profit organization that can assist immigrants secure a loan for the immigration fees needed. The loan could cover the cost of filing fees as well as legal fees associated with hiring an immigration attorney to assist with the different steps that must be taken to obtain legal status in the United States. 

Obtain a Waiver for the Filing Fees

Hiring a good immigration attorney is the best choice you can make because the attorney can help you obtain a waiver for the filing fees. You will need to qualify for the waiver, but most people looking to become legal immigrants do qualify to have their fees waived. If an individual does not qualify to have the fees waived for any reason, The Benkabbou Law Firm always makes available the option of setting up a convenient payment plan. Instead of paying the full amount due at once, which is nearly impossible for most immigrants, you would have the opportunity to pay what you owe in smaller increments on a monthly basis with our firm. 

If you are an immigrant who would like to gain citizenship in the United States the proper way, you need to hire an immigration attorney to help you get through the process with as minimum hurdles as possible. Our lead immigration attorney understands how much of a burden these legal fees are to you and to others who are traveling from countries all around the world to come to America. She is an immigrant herself and had to go through the same struggles you are facing now.

If you are ready to get help, schedule your consultation with The
Benkabbou Law Firm today by calling 813-586-3351 or emailing us at Our staff will work tirelessly to assist you obtain the freedom and security you immigrated to America for.