U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced recently that it will now accept credit card payments for filing most of its forms, including the I-485 adjustment of status (green card) applications. Previously, only citizenship (N-400) applicants could pay by credit card. However, the credit card option is not yet available for non-immigrant work visa applications filed using form I-129.
The new payment option is available for the 41 fee-based forms processed at USCIS Lockbox facilities. To pay by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover, applicants will need to use Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transaction (PDF, 260 KB)s.
USCIS will enter credit card data into the Pay.gov system, operated by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and will then destroy the Form G-1450 to protect the credit card information.