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Of little consequence if your fees are paid with 1 or 2 checks. It is important to make sure that you send in the correct total amount due, and payable as described on page 4 of the Form I-751 instructions: http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-751instr.pdf

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Well, yeah, I get that. But nowhere does it say you can pay it all on one check, they just say "It's 505 for the app fee. You also have to pay 85 for the biometrics". A better wording would be "Your process is gonna cost you 590$. Thank you." since there seem to be no way to circumvent the biometrics fee.

I never pay anything with checks anymore (it's 2015 for frick sake) but had one left so it's nice to know I don't have to get a new one from my bank. =)

Honestly, so frickin sick of this process already. Can't wait for it to be over with.

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Hey,

Do I have to have two separate checks for the fee for the application and the biometrics, or can I just put down 590$ on one check?

Thanks

We sent 1 check for $590. They know that includes the Form fee and the biometric fee.

I-751 | Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence | Form Fee: $505. (Add $85 biometric fee for a total of $590, where applicable. See the form instructions for payment details.)

http://www.uscis.gov/forms

I also informed them in the cover letter that the 590 is for the form and bio fee. Dummies proof just in case. They already received the check and cashed. :thumbs:

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They put many "where applicables". Trust me on this. If you are doing the ROC for 1 person only, one check for the total amount of $590 will do it.

You can also write it on the memo section of the check that is for the i751 + biometric and also in your cover letter. They will cash it as long as you paid the correct fees.

http://www.uscis.gov/forms/paying-immigration-fees

PS: the check in the example in this site is for $595. Dont use that amount. Yours is 590.

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Actually, the "where applicable" wording is necessary and "it's going to be $590" is not correct for all applicants.

If you are applying with, say, your children, the $505 fee is not replicated and the $85 fee is. Also, applicants over a certain age do not do biometrics.


 

 

AOS

03/24/11 - Got married in the Boogie-Down Bronx, NYC!
04/21/11 - Mailed I-130,I-765, I-485, I-864 and I-693 - Day 00

04/23/11 - Application delivered - Day 02
04/28/11 - NOA (most forms) - Day 07
05/03/11 - Checks cashed - Day 12
05/31/11 - Biometrics completed in the Bronx, NYC - Day 40
06/24/11 - Received someone else's employment authorization card!!! What the...? - Day 64
07/01/11 - Mailed the poor lady's card back after calling USCIS - Day 71
07/07/11 - Received poor lady's interview notice! What??? - Day 77
07/15/11 - Received my own EAD card - Day 85
08/12/11 - Interview. Approved on the spot! - Day 113
08/18/11 - Received card in the mail - Day 119

ROC
05/28/13 - Mailed I-751 - Day 00

05/30/13 - Application delivered - Day 02

05/31/13 - NOA I-797 - Day 03
06/04/13 - Check cashed - Day 07

06/06/13 - NOA delivered to my home/Biometrics letter generated - Day 09

06/10/13 - Received Biometrics letter in the mail - Day 13

06/27/13 - Biometrics completed in Milwaukee, WI - Day 30

09/10/13 - Application approved! - Day 105

09/14/13 - 10 year Green Card received! - Day 109

Citizenship

05/10/16 - Mailed N-400 - Day 00

05/12/16 - Application delivered - Day 02

05/13/16 - Credit card payment accepted - Day 03

05/17/16 - Received text & email update - Day 07

05/20/16 - Received 1st NOA (dated 05/13/16) & created ELIS acct - Day 10

05/21/16 - Received 2nd NOA (dated 05/16/16) confirming my DOB and address - Day 11

05/22/06 - Biometrics scheduled (online update) and appt letter was mailed on 05/20/16 - Day 12

05/24/06 - Biometrics letter became viewable online (appt scheduled for 06/07/16) - Day 14

05/27/16 - Received Biometrics letter in mail - Day 17

05/31/16 - Was denied walk-in fingerprints with just 1 person left in line. Milwaukee office, boo! - Day 21

06/07/16 - Biometrics completed in Milwaukee, WI - Day 28

12/21/16 - Passed Citizenship test/Interview was successful! - Day 197

01/26/17 - I am a US citizen!!! - Day 233

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Well, yeah, I get that. But nowhere does it say you can pay it all on one check, they just say "It's 505 for the app fee. You also have to pay 85 for the biometrics". A better wording would be "Your process is gonna cost you 590$. Thank you." since there seem to be no way to circumvent the biometrics fee.

I never pay anything with checks anymore (it's 2015 for frick sake) but had one left so it's nice to know I don't have to get a new one from my bank. =)

Honestly, so frickin sick of this process already. Can't wait for it to be over with.

Glad that you "get that." You might be surprised that there are recent forum threads with those very filing issues and after submission to USCIS, subsequent rejection of the entire petition packet. Hence my reference to the instructions. <_<

We sent in one check for my wife and stepson's ROC petition and biometric fees (x2), and had no issues, we got our NOA1 receipt/GC extension letter.

You are preaching to choir with your commentary about wanting to be done with this stuff. :ranting: We just past our six-month mark of waiting for the proverbial "other shoe to drop" - our ROC adjudication. :clock: Though, it is all good. We have, and have used, the GC extension letter. If our case drags on into August, my wife will be eligible to, and likely will, file her N-400 citizenship application.

YMMV,

Good luck on your immigration journey.


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

> Almost 2 years of our lives involved with the USCIS/DOS "shuffle" & worth every second of it ! <

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

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So my green card expires on the 4th of April, so planning to send in my stuff tomorrow. The reason I've waited is that we were in the middle of moving so 600$ was a big amount of money back in February.

This is what I'm sending, and would love it if someone could quickly see if we have everything we need. I know we might not have enough 'evidence' of our marriage, but I could honestly not care less if they surprise visited us at our home. We have nothing to hide. We just don't have a car or own a home. Or children. But we have 7 years together and yeah. Nothing fishy with our application or process so far.

We’re enclosing the following:

  • Check in the amount of $590 for the application and biometrics fee
  • Copy of USCIS Form I-551 (Permanent Resident Card)
  • Additional letter that lists previous address

Evidence of Bona Fide marriage:

  • Photos from our Wedding Ceremony in Sweden, from August 2014
  • Copies of our Joint U.S tax returns for the year of 2013 and 2014 (first page, since we didn’t want to send 108 pages.)
  • Copy of our Bank Statement of our Joint Savings Account
  • Copy of our airline ticket recipes of our vacation to Sweden over Christmas 2014.

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So my green card expires on the 4th of April, so planning to send in my stuff tomorrow. The reason I've waited is that we were in the middle of moving so 600$ was a big amount of money back in February.

This is what I'm sending, and would love it if someone could quickly see if we have everything we need. I know we might not have enough 'evidence' of our marriage, but I could honestly not care less if they surprise visited us at our home. We have nothing to hide. We just don't have a car or own a home. Or children. But we have 7 years together and yeah. Nothing fishy with our application or process so far.

We’re enclosing the following:

  • Check in the amount of $590 for the application and biometrics fee
  • Copy of USCIS Form I-551 (Permanent Resident Card)
  • Additional letter that lists previous address

Evidence of Bona Fide marriage:

  • Photos from our Wedding Ceremony in Sweden, from August 2014
  • Copies of our Joint U.S tax returns for the year of 2013 and 2014 (first page, since we didn’t want to send 108 pages.)
  • Copy of our Bank Statement of our Joint Savings Account
  • Copy of our airline ticket recipes of our vacation to Sweden over Christmas 2014.

Could you pose this question in a new post? You'll get more responses/help that way. Some people in the forum might not notice your question down here.


 

 

AOS

03/24/11 - Got married in the Boogie-Down Bronx, NYC!
04/21/11 - Mailed I-130,I-765, I-485, I-864 and I-693 - Day 00

04/23/11 - Application delivered - Day 02
04/28/11 - NOA (most forms) - Day 07
05/03/11 - Checks cashed - Day 12
05/31/11 - Biometrics completed in the Bronx, NYC - Day 40
06/24/11 - Received someone else's employment authorization card!!! What the...? - Day 64
07/01/11 - Mailed the poor lady's card back after calling USCIS - Day 71
07/07/11 - Received poor lady's interview notice! What??? - Day 77
07/15/11 - Received my own EAD card - Day 85
08/12/11 - Interview. Approved on the spot! - Day 113
08/18/11 - Received card in the mail - Day 119

ROC
05/28/13 - Mailed I-751 - Day 00

05/30/13 - Application delivered - Day 02

05/31/13 - NOA I-797 - Day 03
06/04/13 - Check cashed - Day 07

06/06/13 - NOA delivered to my home/Biometrics letter generated - Day 09

06/10/13 - Received Biometrics letter in the mail - Day 13

06/27/13 - Biometrics completed in Milwaukee, WI - Day 30

09/10/13 - Application approved! - Day 105

09/14/13 - 10 year Green Card received! - Day 109

Citizenship

05/10/16 - Mailed N-400 - Day 00

05/12/16 - Application delivered - Day 02

05/13/16 - Credit card payment accepted - Day 03

05/17/16 - Received text & email update - Day 07

05/20/16 - Received 1st NOA (dated 05/13/16) & created ELIS acct - Day 10

05/21/16 - Received 2nd NOA (dated 05/16/16) confirming my DOB and address - Day 11

05/22/06 - Biometrics scheduled (online update) and appt letter was mailed on 05/20/16 - Day 12

05/24/06 - Biometrics letter became viewable online (appt scheduled for 06/07/16) - Day 14

05/27/16 - Received Biometrics letter in mail - Day 17

05/31/16 - Was denied walk-in fingerprints with just 1 person left in line. Milwaukee office, boo! - Day 21

06/07/16 - Biometrics completed in Milwaukee, WI - Day 28

12/21/16 - Passed Citizenship test/Interview was successful! - Day 197

01/26/17 - I am a US citizen!!! - Day 233

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One check is fine!! i sent a check of $590


04/15/2006: Arrived at LAX on F1

12/12/2007: Met her at BJ's Restaurant

04/15/2009: H1B approved

11/18/2011: Married

-----Adjustment of Status-----------------------------------------------

04/07/2012: Mailed documents I130, I102, I485, I765, Medical to CSC for Adjustment of Status

04/09/2012: Received Date/ Priority Date - NOA Received

04/16/2012: Received NOA Biometrics for I485 Appt: 05/07/2012

05/02/2012: Received NOA Biometrics for I765 Appt: 05/23/2012

05/07/2012: Went for Biometrics appointment at Bellflower, CA

06/05/2012: I765 Approved! Received EAD card

08/01/2012: Conditional PR APPROVED at CA service center

-----ROC-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

04/10/2014: Received a notice from USCIS stating that I need to file I751

04/12/2014: ROC sent via FedEx to VT service center (VSC)

04/14/2014: ROC package delivered

Sent ROC 3weeks earlier than the 90day window, now waiting for USCIS to mail the packet back

05/08/2014: Check got cashed

05/09/2014: NOA1 received- Receipt date: 05/05/2014

06/06/2014: Called USCIS helpline to raise a Service request for biometrics status

06/09/2014: Received email from USCIS that my Biometrics is CURRENT

02/01/2015: Moved my residence from New Jersey to Los Angeles, California

02/02/2015: Updated my address in USCIS website

03/23/2015: Infopass appointment- Officer said that my case was approved on 03/19/2015

03/23/2015: Approval letter received dated: 03/19/15

03/30/2015: Card Mailed

03/31/2015: Received tracking# update

04/02/2015: Card in hand

-----N400------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

06/01/2015: N400 Package Sent via USPS to Arizona Lockbox

06/03/2015: Package delivered

06/12/2015: NOA1 received- Receipt date: 06/05/2015

06/22/2015: Received Bio-metric Appt. Dated: 07/02

07/02/2015: Bio-metrics complete

02/25/2016: In-line for Interview

04/04/2016: Citizenship Interview

04/05/2016: Status changed to Oath ceremony notice was mailed

04/08/2016: Received Oath ceremony appointment letter in mail dated: 04/21/2016

04/21/2016: BECAME A US CITIZEN

 

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So my green card expires on the 4th of April, so planning to send in my stuff tomorrow. The reason I've waited is that we were in the middle of moving so 600$ was a big amount of money back in February.

This is what I'm sending, and would love it if someone could quickly see if we have everything we need. I know we might not have enough 'evidence' of our marriage, but I could honestly not care less if they surprise visited us at our home. We have nothing to hide. We just don't have a car or own a home. Or children. But we have 7 years together and yeah. Nothing fishy with our application or process so far.

We’re enclosing the following:

  • Check in the amount of $590 for the application and biometrics fee
  • Copy of USCIS Form I-551 (Permanent Resident Card)
  • Additional letter that lists previous address

Evidence of Bona Fide marriage:

  • Photos from our Wedding Ceremony in Sweden, from August 2014
  • Copies of our Joint U.S tax returns for the year of 2013 and 2014 (first page, since we didn’t want to send 108 pages.)
  • Copy of our Bank Statement of our Joint Savings Account
  • Copy of our airline ticket recipes of our vacation to Sweden over Christmas 2014.

If you have joint health insurance, include that! Also include utility bills under both names or your name that shows a shared common address. As for bank statements, dont send just 1 copy, you can send one from each quarter so they see a continuity. If you don't own a house, send a copy the lease of the place you are living in (that probably has both of your names).

We are not rich either so we didnt have TONS of things to send, so we got creative... We also included greeting cards sent from family/friends to us (copies of the stamped envelopes too!). Cellphone service bills, screenshot of the our tmobile account, etc. Think of anything that can be a proof.

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