USCIS Continues to Update Its Fee Payment System Used in Selected Field Offices in the U.S.
Pasricha & Patel Takeaways:
As part of the USCIS’s continuing efforts to modernize and update its operations, USCIS has been updating its applicants’ payment systems in selected field offices throughout the U.S. The aim is to eventually have all USCIS field offices accept payments only in the following forms: personal check; attorney check; business check; debit card; credit card, or reloadable prepaid credit or debit card by the end of fiscal year 2019.
And beginning on February 25, 2019, USCIS will not be accepting payments in the form of money orders or cashier’s checks at designated field offices throughout the U.S. The full list of these offices is available at USCIS’s website. Each field office will notify the applicants in their jurisdiction area with this updated policy.
USCIS notes that by updating its fee payment system, it is reducing processing time and also reducing the overall applicant service wait time dramatically, and by doing so, it will allow USCIS field offices to complete their case adjudications more quickly.
We sincerely hope that this does result in more efficient processing and adjudication for applicants, because the field offices are already experiencing high volumes at their respective service units.
Should USCIS announce further updates about the expansion of the fee payment system, we will be sure to update readers as well. And please do not hesitate to contact our office to schedule consultation should you have any further questions about this or any other immigration questions.