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Are the preferred method of payment for Form I-751 through Personal Check, Cashiers Check, Money Order and is the fee made different or both biometrics and the filing fee put together on one check or money. Then, if personal check is accepted and I decide to use that, should I write with pen? If yes, what's the format or the information to put in the check.

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22 minutes ago, Sanctus1 said:

Hi Guys !

Are the preferred method of payment for Form I-751 through Personal Check, Cashiers Check, Money Order and is the fee made different or both biometrics and the filing fee put together on one check or money. Then, if personal check is accepted and I decide to use that, should I write with pen? If yes, what's the format or the information to put in the check.

Thanks guys

USCIS has instructions on how to fill out the check here:

 

https://www.uscis.gov/forms/paying-uscis-fees

 

How to Write Your Check

Personal checks must be pre-printed with the name of the bank and the account holder. Also, the account holder’s address and phone number must be pre-printed, typed, or written in ink on the check. All checks must be typed or written in ink.  

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  1. Write the date you are filling out the check. Use the U.S. style of month/day/year. (Example: January 4, 2017 or 1/4/17, but not 4/1/17.)
  2. On the "Pay to the Order of" line, write  "U.S. Department of Homeland Security” (not “USDHS” or “DHS”). 
  3. Write in numbers the exact dollar amount of the fee for the service you are requesting. In the example, the amount is "$725.00."
  4. Spell out the exact dollar amount of the fee.  The "cents" portion of the amount should be written as a fraction over 100.  In this example, the amount is "Seven hundred twenty-five and 00/100."
  5. Write a brief description of the purpose of your payment. In this example, it is "N-400 application and biometric services fee." Include the applicant’s name on the memo line if it is not on the check itself (for example, if you are paying the fee for your child).
  6. Sign the check using your legal name.

Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

Aug 17, 2017 (Day 33) - Interview Appointment Letter PDF posted online---GOT AN INTERVIEW DATE!!!

Aug 21, 2017 (Day 37) - Interview Appointment Letter received in the mail, appointment for 09/27/17

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Naturalization Interview--- read my experience here

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Oath Ceremony Notice mailed"

Sep. 28, 2017 (Day 75) - Oath Ceremony Letter PDF posted online--Ceremony for 10/19/17

Oct. 02, 2017 (Day 79) -  Oath Ceremony Letter received in the mail

Oct. 19, 2017 (Day 96) -  Oath Ceremony-- read my experience here

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Going through said:

USCIS has instructions on how to fill out the check here:

 

https://www.uscis.gov/forms/paying-uscis-fees

 

How to Write Your Check

Personal checks must be pre-printed with the name of the bank and the account holder. Also, the account holder’s address and phone number must be pre-printed, typed, or written in ink on the check. All checks must be typed or written in ink.  

An image

  1. Write the date you are filling out the check. Use the U.S. style of month/day/year. (Example: January 4, 2017 or 1/4/17, but not 4/1/17.)
  2. On the "Pay to the Order of" line, write  "U.S. Department of Homeland Security” (not “USDHS” or “DHS”). 
  3. Write in numbers the exact dollar amount of the fee for the service you are requesting. In the example, the amount is "$725.00."
  4. Spell out the exact dollar amount of the fee.  The "cents" portion of the amount should be written as a fraction over 100.  In this example, the amount is "Seven hundred twenty-five and 00/100."
  5. Write a brief description of the purpose of your payment. In this example, it is "N-400 application and biometric services fee." Include the applicant’s name on the memo line if it is not on the check itself (for example, if you are paying the fee for your child).
  6. Sign the check using your legal name.

@Going through, personal check is it not the check you receive from banks when you open account with them. If yes, mine has no phone, just name , address etc

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8 minutes ago, Sanctus1 said:

@Going through, personal check is it not the check you receive from banks when you open account with them. If yes, mine has no phone, just name , address etc

In the same link I posted above:

 

 "Also, the account holder’s address and phone number must be pre-printed, typed, or written in ink on the check."

 

You can write the phone number (or any missing info) on the check under the address.

 

Edited by Going through

Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

Aug 17, 2017 (Day 33) - Interview Appointment Letter PDF posted online---GOT AN INTERVIEW DATE!!!

Aug 21, 2017 (Day 37) - Interview Appointment Letter received in the mail, appointment for 09/27/17

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Naturalization Interview--- read my experience here

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Oath Ceremony Notice mailed"

Sep. 28, 2017 (Day 75) - Oath Ceremony Letter PDF posted online--Ceremony for 10/19/17

Oct. 02, 2017 (Day 79) -  Oath Ceremony Letter received in the mail

Oct. 19, 2017 (Day 96) -  Oath Ceremony-- read my experience here

 

 

 

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One more alternative is that these filings are now directed to a lockbox filing location.  You can use form G-1450 to pay with a credit card.  Even easier than a check for some people :)


I-130

May 14, 2016: Sent I-130 Package to Chicago Lockbox

May 18, 2016: Chicago Lockbox received package.

May 20, 2016: NOA1 Notice Date with priority date of May 18. Sent to Nebraska Service Center

May 23, 2016: NOA1 E-mail

Oct 21, 2016: NOA2 Notice by App

Nov 2, 2016: USCIS sent to NVC

 

NVC

Nov 8, 2016: NVC Received

Nov 16, 2016: Case Number Assigned

Nov 18, 2016: DS-261 submitted and AOS fee paid

Nov 23, 2016: IV Fee Invoiced and paid

Nov 30, 2016: IV and AOS Packages Sent (EP)

Dec 4, 2016: DS-260 Submitted

Dec 5, 2016: NVC Scan Date

Dec 6, 2016: NVC 3 N/A and Case Complete on Phone [1 day later!]

Dec 13, 2016: NVC CC e-mail

Dec 15, 2016: Found out interview date by phone

Jan 23, 2017: Interview...Approved!

 

Jan 30, 2017: POE Toronto Pearson Airport

 

Removing Conditions

Nov 2, 2018: Sent I-751 to Arizona Lockbox

Nov 7, 2018: Apparent receipt date (SMS notification on 11/9)

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23 hours ago, AstroCanada said:

One more alternative is that these filings are now directed to a lockbox filing location.  You can use form G-1450 to pay with a credit card.  Even easier than a check for some people :)

In theory if you have joint checking acct and both names are on the checks - might be a good idea to still pay by check due to extra 'evidence'.


K-1 VISA

Spoiler

 

10/11/16 - I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX
10/17/16 - Delivered to Lewisville, TX

10/17/16 - NOA1 Date on Hard Copy notice (receipt date on NOA1)
10/19/16 - NOA1 Text and Email. Case sent to CSC (notice date on NOA1)

10/24/16 - Online tracking available

10/24/16 - NOA1 Hard Copy received

11/03/16 - NOA2 Approval on website (no text/email)

11/07/16 - NOA2 Hard Copy received

11/28/16 - Medical

11/28/16 - NVC Received I-129F

11/30/16 - NVC Case number assigned

12/06/16 - Embassy Received. Case status set as "Ready"
12/06/16 - Received NVC letter hard copy from NVC

12/19/16 - Interview
12/23/16 - Visa in hand

 

AOS

Spoiler

 

03/13/17 - I-129F mailed to Chicago, IL
03/15/17 - Delivered to Chicago, IL

03/27/17 - Check Cashed
03/28/17 - NOA1 Text

04/01/17 - Biometrics letter

04/20/17 - Biometrics Complete

05/22/17 - Interview letter received

06/29/17 - Interview (approved)

07/14/17 - GC Received

 

ROC

Spoiler

 

04/02/19 - I-751 mailed to TX

xx/xx/xx -

xx/xx/xx -

xx/xx/xx -

 

 

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