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Are You Eligible for a Fee Waiver?

Starting April 1, 2024, the application fee is $710 for those filing online and $760 for those filing on paper by mail.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offers a fee waiver program and a reduced fee option to applicants who meet certain requirements. Use the calculator below to find out if you are eligible for a waiver of the application fee or for the reduced fee.

Do you receive a government benefit based on being low-income?

Examples include Medicaid (health care), SNAP (food stamps), or other benefits based on being low-income.

For more information on means-tested benefits, click here.

Household Size

Count these people in your household:

The head of household (primary income earner) if not you
Your spouse if you are living together
Dependent children
Your parents if they are living with you

For more information on counting household members, click here.


Annual Household Income

Add up the annual income for all household members including yourself.

Include salary, unemployment benefits, Social Security benefits, child support, alimony, parental support, educational stipends, pensions, Veterans’ benefits, royalties, and other support.

If you filed taxes, use your Adjusted Gross Income on your IRS 1040 plus the income of household members not included on your tax return.

For more information on household income, read the fee waiver instructions here.


State of Residency