Form I-912, what you should know?
USCIS forms usually are quite costly. However, that should not stop you from being able to file. Many people believe that if they do not have the money, they cannot apply for a certain migration benefit or process. That is not the case! You can file a USCIS Form I-912 to request a fee waiver. Here we will tell you the main details you should know about it and will provide you with some Form I-912 instructions.
Purpose of Form I-912.
You can request a fee waiver if you cannot pay the filing or biometric services fee for an eligible application. When you request the waiver, you have to show you cannot pay the fees. You do not need to submit the Form for an application without a fee or if you qualify for a fee exemption based on your status. Yet, you might be ineligible for Form I-912 benefits if you are inadmissible based on public charge. Thus, it is always better to see what you can do with an attorney.
You can apply for a Form I-912 waiver for the following applications:
- Biometric services fee, excepting for Form I-601A
- Form I-90
- Form I-129
- Form I-131
- Form I-191
- Form I-192
- Form I-193
- Form I-290B
- Form I-485. Yet, it only applies if you are applying for LPR based on a category exempt for public charge grounds, asylum, or other specific categories.
- Form I-539, under certain circumstances
- Form I-601, if you are exempt from public charge
- Form I-694, under certain circumstances
- Form I-751
- Form I-765
- Form I-817
- Form I-821
- Form I-881
- Form N-300
- Form N-336
- Form N-400
- Form N-470
- Form N-565
- Form N-600
- Form N-600K
Also, you can apply for a fee waiver for any application related to your status as:
- Battered spouse of an A, G, E-3, or H non-immigrant
- Battered spouse or child of an LPR
- T non-immigrant
- TPS recipient
- U non-immigrant
- VAWA self-petitioner
Filing your Form I-912
First, find a Form I-912 sample here. Also, you must submit all supporting documentation for your fee waiver. For example, if you want a fee waiver for the application for naturalization, mail Form N-400, Form I-912, and the supporting documentation to the address for Form N-400. Further, consider that you cannot file online if you want a fee waiver. Yet, you cannot submit an I-912 after the USCIS receives your original application form (N-400 in the example).
Also, do not forget to sign your I-912, or it will be rejected. Further, if you submit evidence in a foreign language, you must accompany it with an English translation.
Moreover, if you are looking for a waiver for the filing and the biometric services fee, you do not need separate forms. If USCIS approves your I-912 Form, it will waive both fees.
Lastly, Form-912, obviously, does not have a filing fee.
Your financial situation should not discourage you from coming to the US or normalizing your status. Contact HMA Law Firm right now and we will find the right solution for you.