1. Fill out the immigration waiver form
Already in removal proceedings? Submit your fee waiver request to the immigration judge.
Requesting consideration via Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)? There are no fee waivers for DACA and you may not file Form I-912.
2. Attach supporting documents
You must attach documents with your fee waiver form that proves your household size and income. These could include:
- A copy of your most recent Federal tax return
- Copies of check stubs showing income for at least the past month
- A statement from your employer on business stationery showing your income
If you have no income, or you cannot prove your income, then you must explain your situation in section 6 of the waiver form.
3. Mail your immigration fee waiver and supporting documents
First, you must determine where you need to send the form for which you are trying to have your fee waived. Go to uscis.gov/forms and select the form number for your application to see where to file the form. You cannot file online if you are requesting a fee waiver.
You will need to file paper versions of the fee waiver request and the form for which you are requesting a fee waiver. You must send your immigration fee waiver form to that office. For example, if you are trying to get a fee waiver for Form A then you must first determine where Form A needs to be sent. Then you will send your fee waiver form to that location. So if Form A must be sent to New York, then your fee waiver form for Form A must also be sent to New York.
4. If your fee waiver is denied
If your fee waiver is denied, you will likely have to pay the fee for the form. In some cases, you may be asked to resubmit your fee waiver request with more supporting information to prove that you qualify for the fee waiver.
If your fee waiver was denied and you are not sure why, re-read the denial notice (Form I-797, Notice of Action). If you still do not understand why your fee waiver request was denied, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.