One of the most critical parts of any immigration journey is being able to pay for the entire process. Form G-1450 allows immigrants interested in coming to the U.S. to do just that – pay for the USCIS immigration fees. This page will teach you about the USCIS credit card form, G-1450 issues, reasons for G-1450 rejection, and much more! After all, you don’t want USCIS halting your immigration due to unnecessary issues with your payment.
What Is A G-1450 Form?
G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions, is a document that, if submitted, allows applicants to pay for USCIS immigration fees and biometrics using a credit card or a debit card. The form allows your financial institution to accept charges to your bank account requested by the USCIS. G-1450 allows for much faster processing of documents and accelerates the immigration process.
There is no requirement as to who is obligated to submit Form G-1450. If you are not too keen on mailing checks or sending money orders and hoping for the payment to go through, then G-1450 can put your mind at ease.
The USCIS will only accept the following credit cards:
- American Express;
- MasterCard; and
You must have an available balance on your credit card to cover the entire fee. Otherwise, the payment will be declined, and your application will be delayed.
You must submit the form with the primary form that you are filing. For instance, if you are filing an I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, you must include the G-1450 in your package.
Please note that you can only use G-1450 for forms submitted at a USCIS Lockbox facility.
Form G-1450: Checklist
Below is a summary of how to approach using the form:
- Print the form and fill it out;
- Scan and print the completed form and keep the copy for your records;
- Make sure to use only one payment card to cover the entire fee;
- Check your bank account to see if you have enough funds to cover the fee;
- Submit the form along with the primary form at a lockbox facility; and
- If you are filing several immigration applications, then you must submit separate G-1450 forms with each immigration application.
How Much Does A G-1450 Cost?
There are no fees for filing G-1450. It is entirely free of charge. However, you will be charged for whichever primary form you are filing along with G-1450. So, for example, if you are filing I-751, you will be charged $595 to remove conditions of residence, but you will not be charged extra because you filed a G-1450.
G-1450 Processing Time
On average, it takes anywhere from 5 to 7 months to process G-1450. If USCIS approves or rejects the form, you will always receive a notification about the status of the form. If you do not receive a notification after seven months, you should contact USCIS to inquire about the status of the form.
How To Correctly Complete Form G-1450
Unlike other USCIS forms, G-1450 is relatively easy to complete. It is a one-page form with obvious instructions sheets attached to it. You can consult these filing tips if you are unsure how to fill out USCIS forms. Below is a quick summary of what to do:
First, you must fill out the primary form for submitting your G-1450.
Second, complete the USCIS credit card form:
- Fill out your information like your name, middle name, and last name;
- Provide credit card holder’s billing information and billing address;
- You must include the credit card holder’s contact information and signature;
- Fill out credit card information; and
- Double-check the entire form and ensure that you have not misspelled anything or forgotten to fill out parts of the form.
How To Avoid G-1450 Rejection
To avoid your G-1450 rejection and USCIS delaying your immigration process, you must use one USCIS credit card form for each immigration form that you are submitting. If you submit several forms, each form should have a separate G-1450 attached. DO NOT:
- Include more than one G-1450 to partially cover with multiple cards; or
- Include a variation of G-1450, money orders, or checks with your application; or
- Include G-1450 with another type of payment to partially cover the fee with both.
If USCIS rejects your G-1450, you will receive a G-1450 rejection letter, which should say something along these lines:
“Your G-1450 Authorization for Credit Card Transactions is invalid due to being incomplete and/or the provided credit card information was denied. You may resubmit your request as a new filing if you can correct the issue that caused the rejection.”
When You Don’t Need To File G-1450
If you are filing a form online, you don’t have to mail your G-1450. Instead, the USCIS system will allow you to pay the fees online with a credit or debit card.
What Forms You Can Pay For With G-1450?
You can use G-1450 to pay fees for almost any immigration application accepted at a USCIS Lockbox facility. Below are some of the forms:
- Petition for Alien Fiance: Form I-129F
- Petition for Alien Relative: Form I-130
- Application for Travel Document: Form I-131
- Immigration Petition for Alien Worker: Form I-140
- Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status: Form I-485
- Immigration Petition by Alien Investor: Form I-526
- Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status: Form I-539/A
- Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility: Form I-601
- Application for Employment Authorization: Form I-765
- Application for Temporary Protected Status: Form I-821
- Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition: Form I-824
- Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card: Form I-90
- Application for Naturalization: N-400
- Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document: Form N-565
- Application for Certificate Citizenship: N-600
Who Is The Applicant On G-1450?
The applicant on a G-1450 is the person on the primary form you are using G-1450 to pay for. So, for example, if Bob Smith was filing an I-751, his name should also be listed in the “applicant” section of the G-1450.
Where To Get G-1450?
You can download G-1450 or ask for it at your nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. Keep in mind that many forms are constantly being updated by the USCIS. For this reason, you must be confident that the form you submit is up to date.
Where To File G-1450?
Form G-1450, along with the primary form for which the payment is requested, must be filed at a USCIS Lockbox facility.
Your Credit Card Number On G-1450
USCIS destroys all G-1450 forms after processing them. So, if USCIS accepts or declines your form, USCIS will not share your credit card information with any other third party. However, you must be certain to have the form filled out correctly and have an available balance in your account to cover the fees; otherwise, you will receive a G-1450 rejection letter.
Can I Use Debit Card For G-1450?
Yes, you can use your debit card on your immigration form G-1450 as a type of payment as long as your debit card is connected to the forms of payment listed above.