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Help calm my anxiety folks! 

 

Pacakge recieved last friday. 

 

Payment was showing held for $1760 on Tuesday and checking my account balance just now it’s dropped off ... is this normal or should I be calling my bank and yelling at them for denying it (especially when I’d called previously and told them to expect a charge for that amount from USCIS and that it was 100% not fraudulent)

 

With the Chicago office (presumably where the initial applications/payments are processed, given that’s where the lockbox is) closed yesterday and today I can’t imagine it’s because someone looked at the application and decided to deny it right? 

 

I’m seriously anxious right now. I really wanted my recipts by next Friday before I’m due to fly domestically (just in case!) and now this has got me sitting here really panicked. 

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33 minutes ago, 876girl said:

well i believe you were suppose to send one for $1225 and the other for $535 using different forms

It's fine to send one check...


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A dropped pre-auth really means nothing. Nothing is approved or denied. I would give it more time to see if they will charge again (and settles) or if you receive your application back. 

 

6 minutes ago, EM_Vandaveer said:

It's fine to send one check...

He paid via credit card

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3 minutes ago, EM_Vandaveer said:

It's fine to send one check...

But is OP talking about a check? He mentioned charge, which lead me to think it was a credit/debit charge linked to his account. Either way, it sounds strange to be a pending transaction or charge, and then just disappear. I would contact the bank and ask them. If they don't know, then reach out to USCIS.


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23 hours ago, 876girl said:

well i believe you were suppose to send one for $1225 and the other for $535 using different forms

Not true. For credit card, you can send one form with no issue as long as the total is correct. 


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07/07/2018 -- Married

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12/03/2018 [Day 1] -- AOS Package received at Chicago Lockbox

12/07/2018 [Day 4] -- Credit card charged $1760 for I-130, I-485 + biometrics fee (via Form G-1450)

12/11/2018 [Day 8] -- Four (4) text alerts confirming receipt of case (12:23AM, 12:28AM, 12:29AM, 12:29AM)  

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On 1/31/2019 at 11:27 AM, dentsflogged said:
On 2/2/2019 at 4:32 PM, nerdese said:

Not true. For credit card, you can send one form with no issue as long as the total is correct. 

I copied and paste this from the instructions on how to file using credit cards.  Are you saying that this individual can send the USCIS one payment of $1760. Am i misinterpreting what is written below. Have you or know of anyone who has sent just 1 form when filing concurrently with multiple applications?

 

Multiple/Combined Applications

You must pay separately for each application, petition, or request you file.

You may pay both the application fee and biometric services fee with one Form G-1450.

If you are paying by credit card, submit one Form G-1450 with each application, petition, or request that you submit.

We will reject your entire package if you submit:

  • One Form G-1450 for multiple applications, petitions, or requests
  • A check and credit card authorization to split the payment for the same application, petition, or request
  • A mix of money orders, checks, and credit card authorizations together for multiple applications, petitions, or requests

 

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My interpretation of those instructions is that if you were submitting multiple petitions for different individuals in the same mailing (multiple family members, spouse and children, etc), then you would need a separate G-1450 for each application, instead of lumping them all in one. 

 

I submitted a single Form G-1450 with my AoS application, which covered the fees for the I-130, I-485, and biometrics, totaling $1760. My credit card was charged within a few days of receipt, and everything has been moving forward since then. I assume if that had been incorrect, they would have just sent the whole thing back. 


AOS from TN Status

 

07/07/2018 -- Married

12/01/2018 -- Mailed AOS Package (I-130/I-130A, I-485, I-864, I-765, I-131) to Chicago Lockbox

12/03/2018 [Day 1] -- AOS Package received at Chicago Lockbox

12/07/2018 [Day 4] -- Credit card charged $1760 for I-130, I-485 + biometrics fee (via Form G-1450)

12/11/2018 [Day 8] -- Four (4) text alerts confirming receipt of case (12:23AM, 12:28AM, 12:29AM, 12:29AM)  

12/17/2018 [Day 14] -- Four (4) Form I-797C (Notice of Action) received in mail (Notice Date: 12/10/2018) 

12/21/2018 [Day 18] -- Biometrics Appointment Notice received (Appointment Date: 01/02/2019)

12/24/2018 [Day 21] -- Courtesy letter received re: I-693 (not submitted with initial petition)

01/02/2019 [Day 30] -- Biometrics completed 

01/07/2019 [Day 35] -- Biometrics review completed (Case Tracker status updated for I-485)

02/13/2019 [Day 72] -- Case is "Ready to Be Scheduled for An Interview" (Case Tracker status updated for I-485)

 

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6 minutes ago, nerdese said:

My interpretation of those instructions is that if you were submitting multiple petitions for different individuals in the same mailing (multiple family members, spouse and children, etc), then you would need a separate G-1450 for each application, instead of lumping them all in one. 

 

I submitted a single Form G-1450 with my AoS application, which covered the fees for the I-130, I-485, and biometrics, totaling $1760. My credit card was charged within a few days of receipt, and everything has been moving forward since then. I assume if that had been incorrect, they would have just sent the whole thing back. 

This is why i asked. Thanks for clarifying for me becaus i was going to use and do 2 separate forms so i'm glad you replied with this information.

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12 minutes ago, 876girl said:

This is why i asked. Thanks for clarifying for me becaus i was going to use and do 2 separate forms so i'm glad you replied with this information.

No problem! Before filing, I had read a few threads where multiple credit card authorization forms were rejected and returned, but there wasn't a whole lot of clear conversation about it, so glad I can help.


AOS from TN Status

 

07/07/2018 -- Married

12/01/2018 -- Mailed AOS Package (I-130/I-130A, I-485, I-864, I-765, I-131) to Chicago Lockbox

12/03/2018 [Day 1] -- AOS Package received at Chicago Lockbox

12/07/2018 [Day 4] -- Credit card charged $1760 for I-130, I-485 + biometrics fee (via Form G-1450)

12/11/2018 [Day 8] -- Four (4) text alerts confirming receipt of case (12:23AM, 12:28AM, 12:29AM, 12:29AM)  

12/17/2018 [Day 14] -- Four (4) Form I-797C (Notice of Action) received in mail (Notice Date: 12/10/2018) 

12/21/2018 [Day 18] -- Biometrics Appointment Notice received (Appointment Date: 01/02/2019)

12/24/2018 [Day 21] -- Courtesy letter received re: I-693 (not submitted with initial petition)

01/02/2019 [Day 30] -- Biometrics completed 

01/07/2019 [Day 35] -- Biometrics review completed (Case Tracker status updated for I-485)

02/13/2019 [Day 72] -- Case is "Ready to Be Scheduled for An Interview" (Case Tracker status updated for I-485)

 

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