Did you know that low income citizenship applicants (SSI recipients, for example) are eligible for a fee waiver? Right now, USCIS provides no official form and very little in the way of instructions for requesting a fee waiver. That's to change soon. At this site, you can see a draft of the new fee waiver request form and instructions that USCIS is planning to use in the future:
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has proposed for the first time a standardized fee waiver form in an effort to provide relief for financially disadvantaged individuals seeking immigration benefits. USCIS has published a notice in the Federal Register seeking public comment on the proposed form – Form I-912, Request for Individual Fee Waiver.
The proposed fee waiver form is the product of extensive collaboration with the public. In meetings with stakeholders, USCIS heard concerns that the absence of a standardized fee waiver form led to confusion about the criteria that had to be met as well as the adjudication standards. USCIS worked with stakeholders in developing the fee waiver form that is now posted for comment.
Posted: to Citizenship News on Sun, Jul 18, 2010
Updated: Sun, Jul 18, 2010