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Hello

Im an american trying to file form i- 130 for my german husband. First i need to send for i130 and i 130a and include a filing fee. How do i do that? Im in north of germany and my bank is online and i live in germany and dont have usa checks. Please help me if you have this information how to send payment.

Thank you so much

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If you live in Germany then look into filing through DCF at the Frankfurt field office of USCIS.  https://de.usembassy.gov/visas/uscis-frankfurt/ Also check the DCF section on this site for more information. 


 

 

 

 

 

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11 hours ago, Yanna Fenritz said:

Thank you very much. But even after reading the requirments if i reside in germany i need a cashiers check or some sort of bank payment that german banks dont provide for me. Do you perhaps know how exactly i can pay it? 

Thanks

Can you take cash to a German bank and buy a cashier's check?  Worst case is you have a friend or family member send the proper payment instrument to you by DHL etc.  Surely the USCIS field office has a way for German residents to pay them that works.


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Paying for DCF often causes headaches for those in certain countries. The field office will lay out requirements that local banks don't always offer. What many of us (myself included) end up doing is having a family member in the US get a cashier's check and mail it to us. I personally had my mom do this and it worked out great.


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34 minutes ago, Jorge V said:

Paying for DCF often causes headaches for those in certain countries. The field office will lay out requirements that local banks don't always offer. What many of us (myself included) end up doing is having a family member in the US get a cashier's check and mail it to us. I personally had my mom do this and it worked out great.

Yeah, I echo this. I went through the same problem as the original poster (also DCF in Germany), and I had also my mom mail us a cashier's check from her account.

 

Even if you found a way, you can't use a German bank for the payment. They specifically mention that the cashier's check needs to come from a US-based financial institution. I'm not sure why they do this when the requirement of DCF is that you don't live in the US anyway.

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