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I-130 Payment Mailed Separately from Packet?

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Hello all,

American citizen living in Sweden with my wife.

I am 95% done with the I-130 petition for my wife but am stuck on the payment bit. I do not have checks, and cannot withdraw a money order from a US bank as I am living in Sweden.

What I can do is have my bank cut a check to USCIS and send it to them directly, but then it will not be included in my petition.

Does anyone know if the USCIS Chicago Lockbox can process a payment separately from the petition (probably before receiving the actual I-130 paperwork)?

Thanks in advance for any help.

-Zach

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No, that isn't possible. Do you have any relatives in the US who can send you a check which you can include?


ROC from CR-1 visa (Green Card expiration date was Nov 24th 2016)

 

Link to the evidence I submitted. Be sure to send evidence spanning your entire marriage (especially for K-1) or as far back as you can. Just one or two bank statements will not cut it. I primarily focused on the two years of living here since I came in on a CR-1. If you don't have the fundamentals (i.e. joint accounts/policies), you can explain why in the covering letter. E.g. "While we do not have joint utilities, we both contribute to them from our joint bank account".

 

September 26th 2016: I-751 package sent to CSC

September 28th 2016: Package delivered
September 30th 2016: Check cashed
October 3rd 2016: NOA1 received with receipt date of 09/28/16
November 3rd 2016: Biometrics received with appointment date of 11/14/16.
November 14th 2016: Attended biometrics appointment
October 30th 2017: Infopass appointment to get I-551 stamp
February 26th 2018: I-751 case number (aka the NOA1 receipt number) becomes trackable
March 14th 2018: Submitted service request due to being outside of processing time.

March 15th 2018: ROC approved. 535 days (1 year, 5 months and 17 days)

March 29th 2018: Card being produced

April 4th 2018: Card mailed out

April 6th 2018: Card in hand. Has incorrect "resident since" date. Submitted service request on I-751 case (typographical error on permanent resident card) and an I-90 online.

April 2018 - August 7th 2018: Tons of service requests, emails and now senator involvement to get my corrected green card back because what the heck, USCIS. Also some time in May I sent a letter to Potomac telling them I want to withdraw my I-90 since CSC were handling it.

August 8th 2018: Card in production thanks to the direct involvement of Senator Sherrod Brown's team

August 13th 2018: Card mailed

August 15th 2018: Card in hand with correct date. :joy:

October 31st 2018: Potomac sends out a notice stating they have closed out my I-90 per my request. Yay for no duplicate card drama.

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Filed: IR-2 Country: Philippines
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Hello all,

American citizen living in Sweden with my wife.

I am 95% done with the I-130 petition for my wife but am stuck on the payment bit. I do not have checks, and cannot withdraw a money order from a US bank as I am living in Sweden.

What I can do is have my bank cut a check to USCIS and send it to them directly, but then it will not be included in my petition.

Does anyone know if the USCIS Chicago Lockbox can process a payment separately from the petition (probably before receiving the actual I-130 paperwork)?

Thanks in advance for any help.

-Zach

Are you not able to file DCF and make the payment to the consulate?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Kenya
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It does not matter who draws the check...

...but it MUST be attached to your forms - and on top. If you do not attach it, USCIS will reject and send your package right back to you.

So just have someone draw a check here in the US and mail it to you. I am not sure about the other logistic challenges you might face, but that check has to be in the same package as the forms.


AOS, ROC, N-400, & PASSPORT, FOR HUSBAND OF USC

[02/23, 2012]  - DAY 001  (day 0001) (AOS) Mailed package to Chicago Lockbox via USPS overnight
[06/01, 2012]  - 
DAY 099  (day 0099) 2-year Conditional GC in hand
[05/05, 2014]  - DAY 001  (day 0802) (ROC) Mailed package to Vermont Service Center via USPS overnight

[05/14, 2014]  - DAY 009  (day 0811) Received NOA1 (GC Extended for 1 year)

[01/14, 2016]  - DAY 620  (day 1421) 10-year GC in hand

[02/22, 2017]  - DAY 001  (day 1826) (N-400) Mailed package to Lewisville, TX, via USPS overnight

[01/10, 2018]  - DAY 323  (day 2149) (N-400) Naturalization Oath Ceremony (5 years, 10 months, 19 days)

[01/10, 2018]  - DAY 001  (day 2149) (US Passport) Applied for US Passport, regular processing

01/25, 2018]  - DAY 015  (day 2164) (US Passport) Passport in hand (5 years, 11 months, 3 days from start of Journey.)

 

AOS, N-400, & PASSPORT FOR DAUGHTER

[06/14, 2013] - DAY 001 Mailed package to Chicago Lockbox via USPS overnight
[11/21, 2013] - Day 153 SSN and 10-year GC in hand

[08/10, 2018] - Naturalization (N-400) 90-day window for daughter opens

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. Psalm 127:1

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Hi,

Anyone can write the check for you. There is no requirement that the check be written by the petitioner or beneficiary or anyone related to you for that matter. As long as the check is endorsed, the proper amount, and made out to them you will be fine.

Another option is to wire the money via western union or moneygram or something similar and have a person you trust buy a money order for you.


This does not constitute legal advice.

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