HENDERSON, Nev., Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — FileRight.com, an online software company that has made the confusing immigration application process simple and worry-free with step-by-step instructions and access to immigration lawyers, urges those who need to file immigration applications/petitions to finalize their paperwork before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) increases filing fees later this month.

Beginning Dec. 23, the USCIS, which receives and processes more than 7 million immigration applications annually, is raising filing fees by an average of 21 percent across the board. Fees will increase between $30-$570, depending on the individual application. All applications or petitions mailed, postmarked, or otherwise filed on or after Dec 23, 2016, must include the new, higher fees. Among those impacted are popular immigration benefit applications including naturalization (citizenship), family-based green cards and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

“If you plan on filing immigration paperwork, the time is now,” said FileRight.com CEO Cesare Alessandrini. “Built by our team of immigration attorneys and software engineers, we simplify an often anxiety-ridden process, taking complicated legal scenarios, complex forms, and confusing government documentation and make it much easier for people to complete and submit their applications properly. We do this by providing easy-to-use online software services, coupled with affordable access to legal assistance.”

The immigration paperwork process is often susceptible to human error as a result of navigating through complex government forms. Millions of applications have been rejected due to avoidable mistakes or misunderstandings. This issue is compounded by the fact that the USCIS often takes upwards of a year to process costly applications that generally have a no-refund policy.

The recent election of Donald Trump, and his promise to reform the immigration process, has inspired the United States’ legal immigrant community to obtain legal status and the accompanying benefits afforded to citizens. In the week after Trump became President-elect, FileRight.com saw a dramatic spike in calls regarding options for expediting in-progress U.S. immigration applications. Additionally, FileRight.com documented:

  • Interest in citizenship/naturalization surged 200 percent
  • Inquiries regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) rose 300 percent
  • Interest in family-based green cards increased 160 percent

The most common inquiries have come from green card holders, who seek the full protections and benefits guaranteed through obtaining citizenship. There are currently more than 8 million green card holders eligible to become U.S. citizens.

For additional information, visit www.FileRight.com or call 855-345-3744.

About FileRight.com

FileRight.com is an online software company dedicated to setting immigrants on the path of success by focusing on one thing: getting immigration paperwork filed right. FileRight.com’s software (available in English or Spanish) guides applicants through the process step-by-step and checks for errors or problematic entries along the way. Popular application filing packages also include an immigration lawyer consultation and a review of applications prior to filing. FileRight.com offers 24/7 support and a 100 percent money-back guarantee. Learn more at: www.FileRight.com.