Filing Fee

Sandraposted 7 years ago

Is it true that the cost is going up soon from $585 to over $900.00? And if so when will this go into effect?Thanks

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Just to explain what happened to the Fee increase.

The Fee (like many others) went up officially on December 23 2016.

Canadian Citizens who hand their waiver in at a CBPE are exempted....for now from the fee increase.

I-212's went exemptions.

I tell my clients to simply file the I-192 and ONLY do an I-212 if they get a written request. The result is a waiver ANYWAYS and in many cases they simply process the waiver application as LONG as you have answered the questions and provided PROOF of when you left the United States, how long you stayed and why.

JOHN ROGERS replied 6 years ago   #10

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manjunath replied 7 years ago   #9

If you file with CBP at border or Preclearnace Airport in Canada the fee is $585. If you file with USCIS it is 900 plus. Canadian citizens file waiver application at the border or at the airport so they are not effected with new the new fee. :)

Helper replied 7 years ago   #8

I did mine today...$585 at Calais, Maine.....they said something if you did it at USCIS office it went up to $ the waiting begins.......

traveldude replied 7 years ago   #7

Sent my waiver in at Calgary Oct 22,will see how long it takes for waiver to come

Pett replied 7 years ago   #6

My renewal took a bit over 5 months, so your mileage may vary. If you haven't sent it in, do it now.

I can't imagine the workload at the ARO is going to be any lighter once people try to get their applications in before the increase.

Frank Jr. replied 7 years ago   #5

yes I will do it sooner ,probably in October. Last time because it came back that quick,I still would have had 6 months left on my old waiver .Didn't think my renewal would come back so soon.

pett replied 7 years ago   #4


I would send it in before December, that way you pay the $585 ...and it's 6 months in advance.... probably will have to wait 3-6 months... 4/5 seems like the norm for most people.

Vancity_guy replied 7 years ago   #3

My waiver expires Feb 29 2017.It took only 2.5 months to renew my waiver last time. I was going to wait until December to send away for renewal but now I'm wondering if I should send away sooner before the fee increase

pett replied 7 years ago   #2

Yes...$930.00...I wasn't able to get an exact date but it will be this fall.

Frank Jr. replied 7 years ago   #1

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