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Hey guys, I'm petitioning for my wife to get a green card (I-130) and the checklist says "Accepted Forms of Payment: U.S. Cashier’s Check – U.S. Dollar Money Order – International Bank Draft in U.S. Dollars Payable to:  U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (must be spelled out exactly as above)"

Can anyone tell me where in the UK I can get one of these? 

They refuse to take Credit Card, Debit Card, Personal checks, Cash or Travelers Checks. Thanks!

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not exactly an answer but when I was in the us and I had to pay a fee for nhs I was able to go to the bank and get a cashiers check in the foreign currency I needed. it took a few days for them to get it to me but it did the job.

 

good luck

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we searched everywhere in the country I am residing in for this nothing worked we ended up begging one of my friends in the usa to get a money order for us and send it to us. we had to send money to his bank account which cost extra 40-100 in our money to send money to his account just so we could a money order then had to wait for 1 month for us to recieve the money order from my friend.

 

sn. we tried the banking cashier check in USD. they didnt accept it. it got sent back. also I do not have a bank acocunt in usa.  thats why I had to find someone in usa who could send the money order. 

 

I think they only allow american bank numbers. cannot remember 100%

 

 

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On 1/2/2017 at 7:22 PM, PurplePassion said:

we searched everywhere in the country I am residing in for this nothing worked we ended up begging one of my friends in the usa to get a money order for us and send it to us. we had to send money to his bank account which cost extra 40-100 in our money to send money to his account just so we could a money order then had to wait for 1 month for us to recieve the money order from my friend.

 

sn. we tried the banking cashier check in USD. they didnt accept it. it got sent back. also I do not have a bank acocunt in usa.  thats why I had to find someone in usa who could send the money order. 

 

I think they only allow american bank numbers. cannot remember 100%

 

 

Same thing for us in Mexico. The local USCIS office (we did DCF) only accepted cashier's checks in USD with the amount written in English. We were never able to find a bank in Mexico that could do that, even after trying 4-5 different banks. Some could write the amount in English but couldn't do USD, others could do USD but the amount had to be written in Spanish.

 

We ended up doing what you did: we sent my mom some money, had her take out a cashier's check, and then had her fedex it to us. It added extra headache and fees but in the end we felt better because a US cashier's check was pretty much guaranteed to be accepted.

Edited by Jorge V

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