This is a reminder to all I-601 waiver applicants, there is no fee waiver for this application no matter what is your situation. USCIS has received numerous applications filed without the appropriate fee due to an incorrect interpretation of the regulations.
The authority to waive or exempt payment of the $545 fee as discussed in the Code of Federal
Regulations 8 CFR 245.1(f) cites an October 1977 law that applied only to applications from
certain Vietnamese, Laotian and Cambodian parolees filed by October 28, 1983.
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