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I-912, Request for Fee Waiver

Purpose of Form

To request a fee waiver for certain immigration benefits and services based on an inability to pay. Please consult for the complete list of forms and services that are eligible for a fee waiver.


  • Sign your form.
  • Include supporting documentation in English.
  • Supporting documentation in languages other than English will not be accepted.
  • Read the form instructions carefully.

Number of Pages

Form 5; Instructions 9.

Edition Date

Update: Although Form I-912 indicates that it expired May 31, 2015, customers may continue to use the 05/10/13 version until a new version is issued.  USCIS has received customer feedback on our proposed changes to Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver, USCIS Form I-912 30-day Notice published on June 17, 2015, in the Federal Register.  We value your input and are considering your suggestions.  We will provide more information soon.

05/10/13. A new edition of this form is coming soon. In the meantime, customers may file using the 05/10/13 edition or other previous editions.

Where to File

To file your completed Form I-912, attach it and all supporting documentation to the immigration benefit that you are submitting. Please do not submit your Form I-912 without a completed application or petition. Mail your complete application or petition, Form I-912, and supporting documentation to the USCIS office according to the “Where to File” directions identified in the form instructions to which the Form I-912 relates.

Filing Fee


Special Instructions

NOTE: If you are requesting a fee waiver, you cannot use our e-Filing system.  Please file a paper application.

You may not file Form I-912 if you are requesting consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals. There are no fee waivers for this process. Fee exemptions will be available in limited circumstances. See the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Fee exemption web page for more details. 

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 09/04/2015