USCIS Expands Credit Card Payment Pilot Program

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has expanded its credit card payment pilot program to the Texas Service Center (TSC). Under this expanded program, if a petitioner files an immigrant petition for alien worker (form I-140) at the TSC with a request for premium processing service (form I-907), or if filing an I-907 form to upgrade a pending I-140 petition, the petitioner may pay the government filing fees by credit card. To pay by credit card, the petitioner must include a completed authorization for credit card transaction (form G-1450).

Background on Pilot Program

The pilot program was begun at the Nebraska Service Center (NSC) in May 2021 for certain adjustment-of-status applications (form I-485). The program then was expanded in July 2021 to include forms I-140 and I-907 submitted at the NSC. The pilot program remained limited to the NSC until the latest expansion to the TSC.


The expansion of the USCIS credit card payment pilot program provides broader selection and convenience for petitioners to pay government fees. The hope is that the USCIS will continue to expand this program to all types of applications and petitions.


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