Immigration Law Associates, PC

No More Biometrics Fee For Certain Work Permit Applications

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USCIS announced that certain I-765 applicants will not longer have to pay the $85 biometrics fee. Only the applicants in the following categories must pay the $85 biometrics fee:

  • (c)(33) Requesting consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA);
  • (c)(35) A beneficiary of an approved employment-based immigrant petition and you are facing compelling circumstances;
  • (c)(36) A spouse or unmarried dependent child of a beneficiary of an employment-based immigrant petition who is facing compelling circumstances; or
  • (c)(37) An applicant for Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) long-term resident status.

No other categories must pay the fee. This is new rule is in conjunction with the ruling in AsylumWorks v. Mayorkas.

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