USCIS Expands Credit Card Payment Pilot Program

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is again expanding its credit card payment pilot program, this time for certain petitions filed with the Vermont Service Center (VSC). Under this expanded program, if a petitioner files a petition for a nonimmigrant worker (form I-129) for an O or P nonimmigrant, the petitioner will be able to 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). Since then, the program has been expanded several times, and now includes forms I-140 and I-907 submitted at the Nebraska Service Center (NSC) and the Texas Services Center (TSC). This is the first time the pilot program has been expanded to include I-129 petitions.


The expansion of the USCIS credit card payment pilot program should make it a bit easier to pay government fees. We eagerly await other steps taken by the USCIS to improve services provided to its customers.


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