USCIS has announced that its proposed fee increases will take effect starting July 30. USCIS had received a number of complaints from immigration lawyers, advocates and even members of Congress. Notwithstanding these complaints, USCIS is moving forward with fee increases. An application for naturalization will increase from $405 to $675. An individual applying to become a legal permanent resident will have to pay more than $1,000, which represents a 155% increase.