Information for Asylees and Refugees about Fee Waivers: Forms and Guidelines
Refugees naturalize at a higher rate than other, non-refugee immigrants, yet they often face serious challenges in the naturalization process due to advanced age, disabilities, low income, limited English proficiency, and low levels of literacy. Refugees also face challenges to civic participation such as language and cultural barriers, unfamiliarity with U.S. civic institutions, and reluctance to get involved in community affairs due to negative experiences in their native countries.
CLINIC has compiled the following resources to help refugees and asylees obtain fee waiver information.
- A CLINIC fee waiver application form and instructions
- The USCIS fee schedule, effective July 30, 2007
- A USCIS document giving policy advice on fee waivers (2007)
- An older USCIS document giving policy advice on fee waivers (2004)
In addition, the following resource is available online: