Everything You Need to Know About G-1450
Becoming a citizen of the United States is the dream of countless foreign nationals. Of course, in order to apply for citizenship, you need to meet strict eligibility requirements and complete and file the necessary forms with U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS.) Additionally, you’ll have to pay all required filing fees.
At one time, USCIS filing fees could only be paid via cash, check, or money order, which was not only inconvenient, but was also laborious, and risky, as these payment methods could easily get lost in the mail. In order to simplify the process of paying filing fees, USCIS now accepts credit card payments for any forms that are filed at one of their Lockbox facilities using Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions.
What immigration fees can Form G-1450 be used to pay? How do you go about completing this form? Read on to find out the answers to these questions and more.
What is Form G-1450?
As mentioned, Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions, is a USCIS form that can be used to pay the necessary filing fees, as well as biometric service fees (if applicable) for immigration forms via credit card. This includes applications, petitions, and requests. By completing this form, you are acknowledging that you’re authorizing filing fee payments via credit card. Additionally, this completed form allows both USCIS and your financial institution to accept the charge that you have authorized.
It should be noted that Form G-1450 can only be used for forms that are filed at USCIS Lockbox facilities.
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What Immigration Forms can Form G-1450 be Used to Pay?
It’s often assumed that Form G-1450 can only be used to pay the fees that are associated with Form N-400, Application for Naturalization with a credit card; however, it can be used to pay the filing and biometrics services fees that are associated with several other immigration forms. These forms include the following:
Form EOIR-29, Notice of Appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals from a Decision of a DHS Officer
Form G-1041, Genealogy Index Search Request
Form G-1041A , Genealogy Records Request
Form I-102, Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival-Departure Document
Form I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiance
Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative
Form I-131, Application for Travel Document
Form I-140, Immigration Petition for Alien Worker
Form I-212, Application for Permission to Re-Apply for Admission into the U.S. After Deportation or Removal
Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion
Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow/Widower or Special Immigrant
Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status
Form I-485 Supp A, Supplement A to Form I-485, Adjustment of Status Under Section 245(i)
Form I-526, Immigration Petition by Alien Investor
Form I-539/A, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status
Form I-600, Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative
Form I-600A, Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition
Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility
Form I-601A, Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver
Form I-690, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility
Form I-694, Notice of Appeal of Decision Under Section 245A or 210 of the Immigration and Nationality Act
Form I-698, Application to Adjust Status from Temporary to Permanent Resident (Under Section 245A of the INA)
Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence
Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization
Form I-800, Petition to Classify Convention Adoptee as an Immediate Relative
Form I-800A, Form I-800A Supplement 1 (Listing of Adult Member of the Household)
Form I-800A, Form I-800A Supplement 2 (Consent to Disclose Information)
Form I-800A, Form I-800A Supplement 3 (Request for Action on Approval From I-800A)
Form I-817, Application for Family Unity Benefits
Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status
Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals
Form I-824, Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition
Form I-829, Petition by Investor to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status
Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card
Form I-910, Application for Civil Surgeon Designation
Form I-941, Application for Entrepreneur Parole
Form N-300, Application to File Declaration of Intention
Form N-336, Request for Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings Under Section 336 of the INA
Form N-400, Application for Naturalization
Form N-470, Application to Preserve Residence for Naturalization Purposes
Form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document
Form N-600, Application for Certificate of Citizenship
Form N-600K, Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate Under Section 332
How to Complete and File Form G-1450
While completing and filing Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions is relatively self-explanatory; however, if you would like to pay the filing fees and biometrics services fees for any of the above-mentioned immigration forms by credit card, to ensure that you’re completing and filing the form correctly, we provide an overview of the process below.
You can obtain a copy of Form G-1450 free of charge by visiting the G-1450 page of the USCIS website (https://www.uscis.gov/g-1450). It’s important to note that in order to view and print this form (as with any other form that you would like to view and print on the USCIS website), you will need to have the most recent version of Adobe Reader. You can access the latest version of Adobe Reader for free at http://get.adobe.com/reader/. Alternatively, you can request to have a copy mailed to you by calling the USCIS Contact Center at 1-800-375-5283 (1-800-767-1833 for the hearing impaired).
The form should be completed in full, and all answers should be typed or legibly printed using black ink.
Before filing Form G-1450, the document must be signed properly. All signatures must be handwritten in black ink, as USCIS will not accept stamped or typewritten signatures.
To ensure your privacy, once Form G-1450 has been processed, USCIS will destroy the document.
If your credit card payment is declined, the application, petition ,or request that was associated with will be rejected, as all required fees must be paid at the time of filing.
Once you have finished filling out the form, make sure that you have provided all necessary information. If you fail to provide any necessary information, USCIS and your financial institution may not accept your credit card payment, and therefore, your application, petition, or request will not be accepted, as all payments must be made at the time of filing.
Though it was previously mentioned, it must be stated again: Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions, can only be used to pay the fees that are associated with any of the above-mentioned forms by credit card if those forms are filed at a USCIS Lockbox facility. If you are intending on filling your application, petition, or request at a USCIS Field Office, Form G-1450 will not be accepted.
Information Required on Form G-1450
Below is an overview of the information that you will be required to provide in Form G-1450:
The full legal name of the applicant, petitioner, or requester, including your first name, middle name (if applicable), and family name).
Credit card billing information, including the first name, middle name (if applicable), and last name of the credit card holder, as it appears on the credit card that is being used.
The billing address of the credit card holder. You must provide the street number and name, the apartment, suite, or floor number (if applicable), the city or town, the state, and the zip code.
The signature of the credit card holder – remember that the signature must be handwritten in black ink, as USCIS will not accepted stamped or typewritten signatures.
The credit card holder’s contact information, including daytime telephone number and email address (if applicable).
Credit card information, including the credit card number, the type of credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover), the expiration date (in mm/yyyy format) and the amount that you are authorizing USCIS and your financial institution to charge to the credit card.
How to Submit Form G-1450
Once you have completed Form G-1450 and checked it over to ensure that it has been filled out in full and that all information is accurate, place it on top of the immigration application, petition, or request that you are filing.
Form G-1450 and the form that it is accompanying should then be filed at a USCIS Lockbox facility. The application, petition, or request and Form G-1450 should be filed at the Lockbox facility that is listed in the “Where to File” section of the USCIS form that you are submitting.
Is there a Filing Fee for Form G-1450?
No, there is no additional filing fee for Form G-1450. Your credit card will only be charged the amount you authorized on the form.
What is the Processing Time for Form G-1450?
The processing time for Form G-1450 varies; however, in general, it takes approximately 6 months for USCIS to process this form. If more than 6 months have passed since you filed the form, you may contact USCIS to inquire about its status – and the status of the application, petition, or request the form accompanied.
Thanks to Form G-1450, paying the filing and biometrics services fees that are associated with various immigration applications, petitions, and requests has never been easier. As noted, do make sure that you have authorized the necessary payment and that the form is completely filled out and that all information is accurate before filing.
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