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G-1450 Authorization for Credit Card Transactions, Explained

Learn more about the form required to pay your USCIS fees by credit card


What is Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions?

Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions allows visa and green card applicants to pay certain immigration fees using a credit card. This form serves as an authorization for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to charge the specified fees directly to the provided credit or debit card, streamlining the payment process for individuals submitting immigration applications or petitions. By completing and submitting Form G-1450 along with your application package, you can securely authorize the electronic transaction of filing fees, offering a more convenient and efficient payment option than checks or money orders. 

In this guide, we’ll go over the basics of G-1450, including how to file the form, the cost you can expect, and more.


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Which Immigration Forms Can G-1450 Be Used For?

In general, you can use Form G-1450 to pay your government filing fees by credit card if you are filing an application, petition, or request at a USCIS lockbox or at a USCIS service center. Form G-1450 is generally not accepted for applications filed at a USCIS Field Office. 

Make sure to check all form instructions to confirm whether you are eligible to pay by credit card for that particular form before filing.


Which Credit Cards are Accepted by USCIS?

USCIS accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. The credit card must be issued by a U.S. bank — USCIS does not accept credit card payments with a credit card issued by a foreign bank.


How to File Form G-1450

Here’s how to file Form G-1450 to pay your government filing fees by credit card:

  • Download the most up-to-date Form G-1450: Obtain the latest version of Form G-1450 from USCIS here.
  • Complete the Form: Fill out the form accurately and completely, providing all necessary information, including your credit card details.
  • Verify Eligibility: Confirm that the form(s) you are filing with USCIS allows payment via credit card and is eligible for G-1450.
  • Sign and Attach G-1450 to Your Application: Place the completed and signed G-1450 form on top of your entire application package. If you’re submitting multiple applications with USCIS, you must submit one G-1450 for each application, petition, or request. Be sure to read all USCIS instructions before filing.
  • Check Payment Limits: Ensure that the total amount you are paying with the credit card does not exceed any applicable limits set by USCIS. Make sure that you have the available balance or credit in your personal bank account as well, to avoid any transaction errors. 
  • File Your Application Package: Mail your complete application package, including the attached G-1450 on top, to the appropriate filing address provided by USCIS in the form instructions.

Note:

Once USCIS processes your payment, they will destroy your G-1450 to protect your credit card information. If your card is declined, USCIS will reject your application for incomplete payment. 

You can learn more about how to pay for your USCIS fees on USCIS’ guide to paying with a credit card. Boundless also put together a guide on all USCIS immigration forms and their associated fees here.


Information Required on Form G-1450

You can expect to provide the following information on your G-1450 form: 

  • Full legal name of the applicant, including first name, middle name (if applicable), and family name.
  • Credit card billing information: first name, middle name (if applicable), and last name of the credit card holder, as it appears on the credit card.
  • Billing address of the credit card holder: street number and name, apartment, suite, or floor number (if applicable), city or town, state, and zip code.
  • Handwritten signature of the credit card holder (in black ink). USCIS does not accept stamped or typewritten signatures.
  • Credit card holder’s contact information: daytime telephone number and email address (if applicable).
  • Credit card information: credit card number, type (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover), expiration date (in mm/yyyy format), and the authorized amount for USCIS and your financial institution to charge to the credit card.

G-1450 Cost

There is no additional cost to include Form G-1450 in your application package to USCIS. USCIS will only charge the amount you have authorized on the form itself (as in, the total filing fees required for the immigration forms you are submitting).