When filing Form I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e), applicants must precisely follow the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) guidelines for payment submission. This ensures the processing of their petition without delays due to payment issues.
Accepted Payment Methods
USCIS accepts several payment methods for the I-129F filing fee. Applicants can choose from the following options:
- Money order
- Cashier’s check
- Personal check
For petitions filed at a USCIS lockbox facility, applicants have the additional option to pay by:
- Credit card, using Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions.
Payment Submission Guidelines
Failure to adhere to the USCIS’s payment submission guidelines can result in the rejection of the petition. Applicants should observe the following guidelines:
- Exact Amount: The payment must cover the exact filing fee amount, which is currently set at $535.
- Payee Information: Checks or money orders should be made payable to “U.S. Department of Homeland Security.” Abbreviations such as “USDHS” or “DHS” are not advisable.
- Correct Form: When paying by credit card at a USCIS lockbox facility, Form G-1450 must be completed and included with the petition package.
By meticulously following these payment methods and submission guidelines, applicants can ensure that their payment for Form I-129F is processed correctly, facilitating a smoother application process.