Filing an I-192 waiver will be costly. You will need to pay the application fees for this specific U.S. government benefit and it is advised to hire an expert immigration attorney.
The purpose of an I-192 Application is for Advanced Permission to Enter Temporarily as a Non-immigrant even though you may be inadmissible to enter the United States as a foreign national.
Anyone might be eligible to submit an application if they inadmissible under certain grounds within Section 212(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and are one of the subsequent:
- An inadmissible foreigner with an non-immigrant status who already has the suitable documents to legally enter the United States
- An inadmissible applicant seeking a T non immigrant status
- An inadmissible applicant pursuing a U non immigrant status.
There is an application fee of $585 USD, that every applicant must pay to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services for the Form I-192.
In the case that applicant is already an inadmissible non-immigrant and has the relevant documents, the requirement is that person must submit their Form I-192 with the U.S.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and pay the fee with a check or money order made payable to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
All inadmissible applicants for either T or U non-immigrant status, must file their application Form I-192 at a USCIS nearest to their location along with a money order or check made payable to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
The application fee must be taken from a U.S. financial establishment. Applications that may require a biometrics appointment may not have a separate fee for the Form I-192 application process.
Form I-192 applicants who are inadmissible seeking a T or U non-immigrant status may have the opportunity to waive the USCIS application fee for the I-192 application.
To request a fee waiver, Form I-912 Request for Fee Waiver along with Form I-192 must be filed. Form I-912 must be submitted along with supporting documents proving one or more of the following:
- That you are obtaining a means-tested benefit.
- Your household income is currently at or lower than 150% of the Federal Poverty Procedures
- You are experiencing extreme financial hardship such as unemployment or high medical expenses that you desire to be examined.
Fees for Legal Representation
Retaining an expert immigration attorney may be costly depending on your immigration application.
However, attorney fees for completing Form I-192 may differ. Generally they start around $500 and can cost up to several thousands of dollars.
Some aspects that may affect attorney fees but are not limited to are:
- The minute details of your immigration case. For example if your case is complex and may need additional legal research and or a large amount of supporting documents that are hard to gather, anticipate paying attorney a higher fee.
- Inadmissible applicants seeking T and U non immigrant status may also need to pay an additional attorney fee.
- Consider an attorney’s working environment. The environment in which an immigration attorney works in may cost you more. For example if you hire an attorney who is employed by a large national firm; expect to pay more. However, if you retain an immigration attorney who has his own firm then you might pay less or when you seek legal representation from a nonprofit organization that provides pro bono legal representation.
Bear in mind that some immigration attorneys charge a flat fee for the entire application process and the work required; other attorneys may charge an hourly rate.
Filing a Form I-192 is a complicated process so anticipate paying at an hourly rate.
Regardless of your immigration situation be ready with the funding to retain legal services.
Talk to an Expert Florida Immigration Attorney Today
For an Immigration attorney with your best interests in mind contact The Gambacorta Law Office and our team will guide you through the process of applying for an I-192. Call us today at 847-443-9303.