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EOIR Director issues policy memo on fees and fee waivers

  1. Date Announced

    Dec. 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.

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    See Biden administration action below.

    View Policy Document
  2. Effective Date of Change

    Dec. 18, 2020
  3. Biden Administration Action

    June 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

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