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How are you? I want to register a provisional patent in the US electronically yet l am not in the US. l understand for a micro entity it costs $65. What l want to find out is if there are any other cost involved?
Thank you.

If you file it yourself, from the U.S., no.
From outside the country, if the USPTO will accept it, probably  not.
In the case of non electric filing, the USPTO only deals with U.S. addresses.
They might  not accept an electronic filing from outside the country.
I suggest you give it a try.

My apologies for the delay in answering, as I didn't get notified I had a pending question, until this morning.

Best wishes on your project!

Caution: Do not deal with any U.S. invention marketing companies.  

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George H. Morgan, P.E., Patent Agent


U.S. Patent Law only, no copyright or trademark qualification. I was a volunteer in the past, but my homeland defense activities pulled me away at times, and I was dropped. If you want me back, I am willing to come back.


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