Jan 27 2010
USCIS Issues Reminder of Process to Request a Waiver of Fees for Temporary Protected Status Applicants
Just after designating Haiti for temporary protected status, USCIS has issued a reminder of the requirements and methods to request waivers of fees for temporary protected status applicants. In certain cases, some persons can not afford to cover the cost of filing applications and petitions or biometrics fees and in certain cases, USCIS will waive the fees for application.
Certain eligible persons may request a fee waiver for the Application for Temporary Protected Status (Form I-821), Application for Employment Authorization (Form-I765), Application for Waiver of Ground of Inadmissibility (Form I-601), and the biometric fee. Please note that the fee for the Application for Travel Document (Form I-131) is not open for a waiver request.
To apply for a waiver of fees, you should submit a written statement (under oath or affirmation) in which you state “I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct,” and provide detailed reasons why you are not able to pay the filing fees. Supporting documentation should also be submitted with your application for a fee waiver.