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USCIS requests comment on proposed revisions to Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver

  1. Original Date Announced

    September 28, 2018

    USCIS requests comment on proposed revisions to Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver. The revised form will not permit a fee waiver based on receipt of a means-tested benefit but will instead consider household income measured against the poverty-guideline threshold and financial hardship criteria. [ID #948]

    Federal Register Notice: Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection: Request for Fee Waiver Supporting Statement Table of Changes - Form I-912 Table of Changes - Form I-912 instructions

Current Status

Not in effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Trump Administration Action: Forms and Information Collection
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Associated or Derivative Policies

Pre Trump-Era Policies

  • March 11, 2011

    In 2011, USCIS issued policy guidance to streamline fee waiver adjudications. The 2011 Fee Waiver Policy established a streamlined process where if the individual provided proof of a means- tested benefit, the fee waiver will normally be approved for forms listed in 8 CFR section 103.7(c)(3) for applicants who at time of filing the fee waiver request with the benefit application: • Were receiving a means-tested benefit; • Had a household income at or below 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG); or • Were experiencing extreme financial hardship such as unexpected medical bills or emergencies.

    PM-602-0011.1 USCIS Fee Waiver Guidelines

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