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Hi,

A money order was made payable to "United States Citizenship and Immigration Services" for an I-130 petition instead "U.S. Department of Homeland Security".

The fee paid was $420, as it was filed before the 23rd of December.

Could you please let me know if the I-130 petition would be rejected because of this.

Thanks in advance.

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Hi,

A money order was made payable to "United States Citizenship and Immigration Services" for an I-130 petition instead "U.S. Department of Homeland Security".

The fee paid was $420, as it was filed before the 23rd of December.

Could you please let me know if the I-130 petition would be rejected because of this.

Thanks in advance.

Chances are it will be rejected and you will have to resend with a correct check or money order with the new fee.

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The directions for payee and payment are explicitly described in the form instructions, to deviate risks the chance for rejection. Additionally, in this case, the new payment document should include the new fee.

2. Make the check or money order payable to U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

NOTE: Spell out U.S. Department of Homeland Security; do not use the initials "USDHS" or "DHS."

Ref: Page 5, https://www.uscis.gov/system/files_force/files/form/i-130instr.pdf

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Thank You!, for all your responses.

Interestingly (and unfortunately), the petitioner had stumbled upon a web page link while googling that advised payment to "USCIS". (Admit that the form instructions ought to have been the one to go by). As to the fees, $420 was the correct one applicable to petitions filed before 23rd Dec (which it was, in this case).

This url https://www.uscis.gov/forms/forms-an...pplication-fee must have been a real old one, for - it takes one to that web page on clicking the link...but, does not seem to show up on current url path structure while navigating through the website.

Screenshot highlighting the same is also attached.

Those preparing to file, please DO NOT fall in to the same trap that we did

Thanks again.

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No word yet, and do not know if the M.O has been encashed.

But, as 13 calendar days have elapsed, as of this date, since physical receipt of the i-130 petition by Chicago Lock box, would it be correct to assume that if the lock box had to reject it (for the reason shared earlier), they would have done it by now, given that G-1145 was attached?.

Thanks!

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