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How much does it cost to apply for a U visa?

There are no fees to file a U visa petition for you and your derivative family members.1 Some of the related forms and processes do have fees. For example, there are fees associated with application for a work permit and for the admissibility waiver. However, based on a new USCIS fee rule, as of April 1, 2024, U nonimmigrant petitioners and derivatives filing these forms do not have to pay these fees. No fee or fee waiver request is needed.Note: On March 19, 2024, a lawsuit was filed in federal court to challenge this new fee rule. Depending on the outcome of that court case, it’s possible a fee waiver may once again be required. Your attorney should stay updated on how the lawsuit progresses. If necessary, your attorney can help you figure out whether you might qualify for a fee waiver and help you apply for it.

1 See USCIS website – Forms
2 See ILRC’s New USCIS Fee Exemptions For Immigrant Survivors of Abuse, Trafficking, and Other Crimes