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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.


AOS Timeline

  • 10/23/2016 - I-130/I-485 Concurrent packet posted
  • 10/25/2016 - Packet signed for at Chicago lockbox
  • 11/09/2016 - E-Notifications received
  • 11/15/2016 - NOA's received in post
  • 11/18/2016 - Biometric appointment received (set for 11/30)
  • 11/30/2016 - Biometric appointment completed
  • 01/25/2017 - EAD Approved
  • 01/25/2017 - AP Approved
  • 02/01/2017 - Combo Card arrived in the post

 

>>THIS IS WHAT I PUT IN MY PACKET<<

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Likely be rejected.. incorrect payee.


USCIS

January 16, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox January 20, 2015 Priority Date, January 21, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC, January 23, 2015 Check Cashed, electronically March 5, 2015 NOA2

NVC

March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete

Consular

Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup

POE

Nov 2, 2015 Entered the US Nov 16, 2015 Applied for SSN, walk-in Nov 20, 2015 Social Security Card recd Jan 15, 2016 GC received

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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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FAQ pages are usually among the last to be updated.


USCIS

January 16, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox January 20, 2015 Priority Date, January 21, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC, January 23, 2015 Check Cashed, electronically March 5, 2015 NOA2

NVC

March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete

Consular

Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup

POE

Nov 2, 2015 Entered the US Nov 16, 2015 Applied for SSN, walk-in Nov 20, 2015 Social Security Card recd Jan 15, 2016 GC received

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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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