This community alert provides key information about upcoming changes to the fee waiver process, which allows some applicants to submit their immigration applications without having to pay the filing fee if they cannot afford it. In the coming months, one of the easiest and most straightforward ways of proving that you qualify for a fee waiver request will be going away. Find out more information about this upcoming change and submit your application now if you might qualify for a fee waiver!

UPDATE: On October 24, 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new fee waiver request form, making the changes discussed above. However, this new fee waiver form is not required until December 2, 2019. Until then, if you qualify for a fee waiver request based on receiving public benefits, you should meet with a legal representative now about submitting your applications using the current fee waiver request form. Even if you are unable to file your application by that date, you may still qualify for a fee waiver based on your income.