Pay USCIS Filing Fees Through Credit Card

Posted on February 16, 2018
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The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is taking yet another step to facilitate an efficient and quicker process for application procedures. This involves being able to make payments for the filing fees of nearly 41 fee-based forms including I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, I-90 Application to replace Permanent Resident Card, and N-400 Application for Naturalization among others.
Going forward applicants paying their filing fee have to use the form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transaction to process their payment. USCIS takes precaution when it comes to personal information being divulged. A system called Pay.gov is a secure portal operated by the US Department of Treasury that will destroy the credit card information contained in the G-1450 form once payment goes through.
The following credit cards are accepted by USCIS to submit filing fees:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express and
  • Discover

In the past, credit card payments for naturalization forms filed at Lockbox facilities were already being accepted. This extension of credit card usage to all filing fees makes payment quicker and ensures there is a paper-trail to verify payment on both ends.
USCIS had previously opened up the ability to apply for US citizenship as well as replace green cards online.

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