Learn about the USCIS tool to avoid making incorrect payments in your immigration procedures

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), created an online tool that will help avoid incorrect payments in your immigration procedures.

The new Online Fee Calculator helps you determine the correct amount to consider when filing your forms with the USCIS at one of the select Secure Locations (Lockbox).

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A list of the forms processed at the USCIS Lockbox facilities is available on the agency's website: https://www.uscis.gov/es/formularios/tarifas-de-presentacion-de-formularios/formularios-procesados-localidades-seguras-lockbox-de-uscis

This calculator includes information on the main forms that migrants must pay in their processes, such as I-90, for the renewal of Green Card; the N-400 for naturalization; I-821, to apply for temporary protected status, among others.

USCIS developed the web tool to help reduce the number of applications rejected due to incorrect payment of fees. The calculator will determine the exact amount of the biometric filing and services fee that an individual must include with their forms and will always have the most up-to-date information on fees, the agency said in the statement. The USCIS rejects forms that are submitted with an incorrect payment amount. Rate problems, including the payment of incorrect amounts, are a constant cause of rejection, according to the agency.

The USCIS rejects forms that are submitted with an incorrect payment amount. Rate problems, including the payment of incorrect amounts, are a constant cause of rejection, according to the agency.

Only in fiscal year 2019, the USCIS achieved the naturalization of more than 834 thousand new citizens, likewise it managed to grant about 577 thousand Green Cards. Therefore, the importance of maintaining order in requests and providing relevant information to users.

On the other hand, the USCIS online tools were especially useful during the pandemic, since, in fiscal year 2020, more than 1 million 450 thousand online forms were completed, of which 267 thousand corresponded to immigration procedures.

With the calculator, applicants can select the form, or multiple forms, and answer a series of questions, and the calculator will determine the correct amount of the fee that the applicant must submit. The calculator works with all browsers and desktop or mobile devices. To protect privacy, the tool does not collect user data.

According to the agency, the forms presented at the Lockbox accept payments by checks, money orders, or credit cards along with Form G-1450, Authorization of Credit Card Transactions.

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