Preparing to Apply
Applying for Form I-192, known as “Application for Advance Permission to Enter as Nonimmigrant,” requires thorough preparation. An applicant must compile the correct documentation, understand the timeline, and prepare for the associated fees.
The following documents are necessary when applying for Form I-192:
- Identification: Copy of an official passport or other travel documents.
- Evidence of Inadmissibility: Documentation detailing the reasons the applicant is inadmissible to the U.S.
- Supporting Information: Letters of reference or any other documents that support the application.
It is imperative to ensure all documentation is current and valid.
The timeline for Form I-192 processing can vary; however, applicants should be aware of the following:
- Application Submission: After compiling all required documents, the applicant submits Form I-192 to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
- Acknowledgment of Receipt: USCIS will send a notification indicating they have received the form.
- Processing Time: USCIS processing times can fluctuate, but applicants should be prepared for the process to take several months.
Applicants should plan their travel accordingly and allow ample time for processing.
As of the latest update, the filing fee for Form I-192 is listed as follows:
- Application Fee: The standard fee is required for all applicants.
- Biometrics Fee: Additional fees may be required for biometric services.
Fees are subject to change, so applicants should verify the current cost on the USCIS website or by contacting USCIS directly before submitting their application. Fee waivers are available for certain categories of applicants, and applicants should determine their eligibility for a fee waiver prior to applying.