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I-192 Waiver of Inadmissibility Fee Increase

Final Ruling on I-192 Waiver Fee Increase

Coutts Border Crossing - Will US Waiver fee increase affect border applications?

Coutts Border Crossing – Will US I-192 Waiver fee increase affect border applications?

The application fee for I-192 Waiver of Inadmissibility is increasing from $585.00 USD to $930.00 USD. This site shows the fee is increasing December 23, 2016. https://www.uscis.gov/forms/our-fees  But, does this fee apply to everyone?  Keep reading to find out.

The Fee Increase will Not Affect Canadians!

The good news is that the fee increase will not affect Canadians. However, the fee does affect people who are unable to submit their application at a United States Customs and Border Protection Office (CBP Office). Where are CBP Offices located?  A CBP Office is located at every international airport in Canada and every major land border crossing between Canada and the United States.

The final ruling states:

Application for Advance Permission to Enter as a Non-immigrant, Form I-192, and Application for Waiver for Passport and/or Visa, Form I-193. DHS has made adjustments to the proposed fees in the final rule for the Application for Advance Permission to Enter as a Non-immigrant, Form I-192, and the Application for Waiver for Passport and/or Visa, Form I-193. For the reasons outlined in section IV.B.2.p. of this preamble, the fees for Forms I-192 and I-193 will remain at $585, rather than the proposed fee of $930 when such forms are submitted to and processed by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

To summarize, after public comment period, a final rule was published.  Effective December 23, 2016, the fees will be as follows:

  • Form I-212 fee will increase to $930.00 USD;
  • Form I-192 waiver fee will increase to $930.00 USD for applications filed with USCIS (Non-immigrant T and U classifications); and
  • I-192 waiver applications filed with and processed by CBP will remain $585.00 USD.

For more information, see Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 205, Monday, October 24, 2016. (Linked below)

— Source: https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2016-25328/p-104