Fee Waiver for Certain Forms and Services
It is USCIS policy that individuals may apply for and be granted a fee waiver for certain immigration benefits and services based on an inability to pay. Please consult http://www.uscis.gov/feewaiver for the complete list of forms and services that are eligible for a fee waiver, as well as those forms that are fee exempt.
USCIS developed the Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver, in an effort to facilitate the fee waiver request process. USCIS will continue to consider applicant-generated fee waiver requests (i.e., those not submitted on Form I-912) that comply with 8 CFR 103.7(c). Form I-912 instructions give information on the methodology that USCIS uses to make a decision on a fee waiver request, whether the request is submitted on Form I-912 or via an applicant-generated written statement requesting a fee waiver. The instructions provide applicants with guidance on properly completing Form I-912 and submitting supporting documentation.
The review of any fee waiver request will follow a series of steps beginning with determining whether the applicant is receiving a means-tested benefit, or analyzing whether the applicant’s household income level and/or recent financial hardship makes him or her eligible for the fee waiver.
NOTE: Granting of a fee waiver is at the sole discretion of USCIS.
How Often Do the Fees Change?
The form and biometric fees on the list above are current as of November 23, 2010. However, because USCIS fees change periodically, you can verify if the fees are correct by following one of the steps below:
- Visit our website, select "Forms" and check the appropriate fee provided in the form instructions;
- Review the G-1055 Fee Schedule; or
- Telephone our National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283 and ask for the fee information.
This page can be found at: http://www.uscis.gov/fees