USCIS Introduces First Fee Waiver Form

On November 23, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) launched their first-ever standardized form for requesting fee waivers on the fees charged for immigration-benefit processing (Form-912, Request for Fee Waiver).

The fee waiver is a reflection of contributions made by stakeholders, community organizations and the public after USCIS heard concerns that lack of standardization created confusion over the principles used to approve a waiver. The new Form-912 clearly states the criteria USCIS uses to evaluate a waiver.

USCIS is currently asking for feedback from the public and stakeholders on a new guidance memorandum reviewing the new policy for reviewing fee waiver requests at www.uscis.gov/outreach.