Date AnnouncedDec. 18, 2020
Via Policy Memo 21-10, the EOIR Director memorializes and updates agency policies with respect to fees and fee waivers. The memo states that it is now EOIR policy that fees will be reviewed biennially. It also indicates that certain fees are payable through the EOIR Payment Portal, and it discusses the availability of fee waivers, including a restatement of prior policy that judges' fee waiver decisions should be committed to writing.
See Biden administration action below.View Policy Document
Effective Date of ChangeDec. 18, 2020
Biden Administration ActionJune 7, 2021
This Biden administration policy revokes in its entirety the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.
On June 7, 2021, EOIR issued Policy Memo 21-24 rescinding PM 21-10. The memo also recommends that immigration judges and the Board make written rulings on fee waiver requests.2021.06.07 CANCELLATION OF POLICY MEMORANDUM 21-10 AND INFORMATION ON EOIR FEES AND FEE WAIVERS