Pay With a Credit Card
If you file an application, petition, or request with a USCIS Lockbox facility, you may pay your filing fee and biometric services fee, if applicable, with a credit card issued by a U.S. bank, at no additional cost. We cannot accept a credit card issued by a foreign bank. Service centers are not able to process credit card payments.
Acceptable Credit Cards
You may use Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Make sure the card has enough money to cover the fee. We will reject your application, petition, or request if the card is declined, and we will not attempt to process your credit card payment a second time.
How to Pay With a Credit Card
- Complete and sign Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions (PDF, 253.21 KB); and
- Place the form on top of your application, petition, or request when you file it.
If we accept your filing, we will:
- Charge your credit card for the proper amount; and
- Destroy your Form G-1450 to protect your credit card information. (We will destroy it even if we reject your filing and do not process your payment.)
You will see a charge from USCIS on your credit card statement.
For general filing information, see our Form Filing Tips page.
You must pay each filing fee separately for each application, petition, or request you submit.
If you are paying by credit card, submit one Form G-1450 with each application, petition, or request that you submit. You may pay both the filing fee and biometric services fee with one Form G-1450.
We will reject your entire package if you submit:
- One Form G-1450 for multiple applications, petitions, or requests;
- A check and credit card authorization to split the payment for the same application, petition, or request; or
- A mix of money orders, checks, and credit card authorizations together for multiple applications, petitions, or requests
Here are examples of how to properly submit payments:
|If you submit...||And wish to pay with...||Then you must|
|One application, petition, or request||One credit card||Pay the entire fee for that application, petition, or request using one Form G-1450.|
|One application, petition, or request||Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover gift cards or prepaid cards||Pay the entire fee for that application, petition, or request using one Form G-1450.|
|One application, petition, or request||Two credit or gift cards (split payment)||
Complete two Form G-1450s, one for each card, and specify the amount you wish to pay with each card.
Note: Make sure the amounts on the two Form G-1450s add up to the correct total, as we will reject a filing with an incorrect payment. Please complete one Form G-1450 for each card and ensure the total amount of the filing fee is correct between the two forms. (For example: You could pay a $400 filing fee with two $200 payments on each card.)
|Three applications, petitions, or request||One credit card||Submit three Form G-1450s, one for each application, petition, or request.|
|Five applications, petitions, or requests||
Submit two separate packages --
We use the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Pay.gov Trusted Collections Service (TCS) to process your credit card payment. TCS is a web-based application that allows government agencies to process debit or credit card payments. You cannot pay the fee directly to Pay.gov.
The Department of the Treasury ensures that Pay.gov is Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant. PCI DSS is a set of requirements designed to ensure all companies processing, storing, or transmitting credit card information maintain a secure environment.
We will destroy your Form G-1450 after processing it, regardless of whether we accept or reject your application, petition, or request.
Anyone authorized to use a credit card may pay for your application, petition, or request. The cardholder must complete Form G-1450, sign it, and give it to you to submit with your filing.
Declined Credit Cards
If a credit card is declined, we will not attempt to process the credit card payment again. We will reject your application, petition, or request for lack of payment.
If we reject your filing, we will send you a notice explaining why we rejected it.
If you file a corrected application, petition, or request, and wish to pay again by credit card, you will need to include a new Form G-1450.
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