Is it best to apply for a fee waiver or just pay the application fee again to keep things moving?
Question Details: I have filed an application for Naturalization and was called for an initial interview. I was told that my application was not valid anymore since I have filed it prior to my 3 months residency in state or district. I was off by 3 weeks. I have been unemployed for 5 months now. What is the fastest way to keep my application moving? Should I just pay the application fee again or request a fee waiver? What supporting documents will help me with my fee waiver request? Money is tight on my part at the moment.
If you w ant to request a fee waiver you need to supply all information pertaining to your income (tax documentation, paychecks, etc) to show why you are not able to afford the application fee. There is no guarantee, of course, that it will be granted so you need to be prepared to pay the full fee.
I am sorry to hear that. That is a rare occurrence that they deny based on the 3 month rule. You can try and do the fee waiver. If it is denied, you can pay later. The USCIS has set standards for qualifying. See: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=6fbad59ae8a8e010VgnVCM1000000ecd190aRCRD&vgnextchannel=fe529c7755cb9010VgnVCM10000045f3d6a1RCRD