USCIS Expands Credit Card Payment Pilot Program

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) again is expanding its credit card payment pilot program, this time for all form types, except for petitions for nonimmigrant workers (form I-129) filed on behalf of H1B or H2A workers. To pay by credit card, an applicant, petitioner, or requestor must complete and sign an authorization for credit card transactions (form G-1450), and place the form on top of the application, petition, or request being submitted to the USCIS.

Expansion to All USCIS Service Centers and Lockboxes

The pilot program started in May 2021 and was limited to certain adjustment of status applications (form I-485). Since then, the program has been expanded several times, and now includes all USCIS service centers and lockboxes.


The USCIS continues to work towards modernizing its systems and processes. There is still quite a way to go, given how much USCIS relies on “analog” processes in an increasingly digital world. We expect that more steps will be taken in the months and years to come to enhance accessibility and convenience for USCIS customers to offer them service commensurate with the value and contributions these immigrants bring to the United States.


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