A brief history of fee increases for Canadians seeking I-192 waivers

The fee increases for Canadians filing Form I-192 seeking a non-immigrant waiver are summarized in the chart below. Note that the “Comments” column refers to the total comments submitted in response to the proposed rule, not comments specifically targeted to Form I-192. For anyone interested in researching the regulatory history of INS/USCIS fee increases (as I am), this table will hopefully serve as a useful resource.

Citation Publication Date # of comments New Fee
Proposed Rule 59 FR [page unknown] 01/10/1994 77 $90.00

(previously $85.00)

Final Rule 59 FR 30516 06/14/1994
Proposed Rule 63 FR 1775 01/12/1998 1,994 $170.00
Final Rule 63 FR 43604 08/14/1998
Proposed Rule 66 FR 41456 08/08/2001 467 $195.00
Final Rule 66 FR 65811 12/21/2001
Interim Rule 68 FR 3797 01/24/2003 5 $142.00
Final Rule 68 FR 8989 02/27/2003 1 $195.00
Proposed Rule 69 FR 5088 02/03/2004 278 $250.00
Final Rule 69 FR 20527 04/15/2004
Notice 70 FR 56182 09/26/2005 None $265.00
Proposed Rule 72 FR 4887 02/01/2007 3,900 $545.00
Final Rule 72 FR 29851 05/30/2007
Proposed Rule 75 FR 33445 06/11/2010 233 $585.00
Final Rule 75 FR 58961 09/24/2010
Proposed Rule 81 FR 26903 05/04/2016 437 $585.00
Final Rule 81 FR 73292 10/24/2016

The online version of the Federal Register only goes back to 1994, however, our local library has earlier versions. As I research this issue further, I will upload any additional information that I find.

 

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