How much does it cost to apply for a U visa?
There are no fees to file a U visa application for you and your family members.1 Some of the related forms and processes do have fees but, depending on your income or financial need, those fees can be waived. For example, there are fees associated with employment authorization and the inadmissibility waiver.
You may ask U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to waive fees for any or all of these forms so you don’t have to pay them, but if they deny your request, they will return any forms that require a fee, and you will need to refile. For example, if you request a fee waiver for the Form I-192 (waiver of inadmissibility) and USCIS denies the fee waiver, they will return your Form I-192, and you will need to refile it. Your attorney can help you figure out whether you might qualify for a fee waiver. If you do, the attorney should help you put together the documents that you will need to submit in order to convince the government to give you a fee waiver.
1 See USCIS website – Forms