US Citizenship Applicants Can Pay Via Credit Card

UPDATED: Naturalization Applicants Can Now Pay N-400 Filing Fee Using Credit Card

Posted on August 17, 2017

Updated: From October, 13, 2017, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will only accept the 08/04/17 edition of the Form G-1450. Until then, the previous version from 08/06/15 can be used. The edition dates can be found at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.

In mid-November 2015, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that applicants may now pay the application fee for N-400, Application for Naturalization, using a credit card, making this the only form that can be paid using a credit card.

Applicants paying their N-400 fee by credit card must use G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transaction.

How Much is the Naturalization Fee?

The filing fee for N-400 is $595 plus an $85 biometrics fee amounting to a total of $680. Certain applicants are exempt from the biometrics services fee. If you think you may be eligible for a fee waiver, visit Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver.

Which Credit Cards are Accepted?

You may use the following credit card to pay the Form N-400 filing fee.

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Gift cards with the above credit card companies’ logos

How to Pay N-400 Fee with Your Credit Card

There is no additional charge to pay the filing fee by credit card. To do so, all you must do is complete the following steps.

  • Complete a separate Form G-1450 for each applicant on your application package. Your entire application package will be rejected if you only submit one Form G-1450 for all applicants.
  • Place Form G-1450 on top of your N-400 application.
  • Mail your application package to the correct address listed on the Form N-400 web page.

If paying by credit card, the total fees required of each application package must be paid with the same credit card. If the credit card payment is declined, all applications submitted as a package will be rejected.

The charge for your Naturalization Fee(s) will show up on your credit card statement as ‘USCIS N400 Paym’. USCIS will destroy your Form G-1450 after processing the payment whether or not your application was accepted or declined.

Learn More

Visit the USCIS website for complete details about paying your N-400 application fee with a credit card and download the Form G-1450 here.

For more information about submitting your naturalization application, visit Filing Form N-400.

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