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USCIS Immigrant Fee Transition to USCIS ELIS (Electronic Immigration System)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invited interested stakeholders to participate in a teleconference on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Eastern) to discuss the USCIS Immigrant Fee’s transition from pay.gov to USCIS ELIS (Electronic Immigration System).
As of February 1, 2013, any customer who receives an immigrant visa package at an overseas consulate or embassy must pay the USCIS Immigrant Fee in order to receive their Green Card in the United States. This fee allows USCIS to recover the costs of processing immigrant visas after immigrant visa holders receive their visa packages from the Department of State.
USCIS will soon move the payment of the USCIS Immigrant Fee from pay.gov to USCIS ELIS, the Electronic Immigration System. The transition will allow USCIS to better serve our customers by simplifying and centralizing the payment process and customers will be able to file applications and petitions in the future as they become available in the system. During this engagement, USCIS subject matter experts addressed frequently asked questions regarding the USCIS Immigrant Fee and USCIS ELIS.