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How to Fill Out Form G-1450 Correctly – Instructions and Guideline.
Fill Out Form G-1450 Correctly… The Form G-1450 is for permanent residents, who want to pay their naturalization fees with a credit card.
In general, those filing immigration forms must pay their fees with a check or money order. But when the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) fees are large, this pre-payment of fees can be troublesome.
How to Fill Out Form G-1450
Recently, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) began to allow permanent residents pay their naturalization fees with a credit card. The application for U.S. citizenship comes with a one-time fee that must be paid in full at the time of filing. An applicant can now pay this fee with a credit card by submitting Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions.
So if you want to pay your naturalization fees with a credit card, this article will guide you on how to fill out the Form G-1450 and what it is all about.
What is Form G-1450?
Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions, is a USCIS form for using your credit card as payment. It is a one-page form that is filled with Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. In fact, you may only use the G-1450 with Form N-400.
Note that the USCIS will not accept credit card payments for any other immigration form and will not charge you an additional fee for using a credit card.
How to Fill out Form G-1450
The form is fairly self-explanatory and easy to fill out. Below are the steps to filling out the form:
1. Complete your N-400 Application Package for Naturalization
The G-1450 is a payment authorization form for your N-400 application, so you’ll need to have a completed naturalization application first. “Naturalization” means becoming a citizen of the United States. Haven’t filled out the N-400 yet? No worries, we’re here to help – start your application package with Road to Status today.
2. Fill out the G-1450 Form to Make Your Citizenship Application Payment
To complete the form, you will be asked to provide your:
1. Personal Information,
2. Credit Card Billing Information,
3. Credit Card Number,
USCIS accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit cards and gift cards. You may only use one card to pay the total fee.
Make sure there is enough money on the card to cover the fee or your application could be rejected due to insufficient funds.
4. Authorized Payment Amount (the total amount to charge to the credit card),
5. Sign and Submit.
Don’t forget to sign the G-1450 form to make your citizenship application payment final. After filling out and signing the form, you will place the G-1450 on top of your N-400 Application and mail it to USCIS. The charge will show up on your billing statement as “USCIS N400 Payment”.
Once you have submitted your application, you are about 6 months away (the average wait time) from becoming a United States citizen. When your application is approved, you will have access to all the benefits that come with citizenship including the right to vote, automatic citizenship for your children under the age of 18, freedom from the threat of deportation, and a U.S. passport to travel freely.
How to Get Form G-1450
You can download Form G-1450 from the USCIS website at www.uscis.gov/g-1450 for free. The USCIS will intermittently update versions to their forms, so make sure you are using the most current edition.
Do not submit the form to any organization except USCIS. Remember, the form has personally identifiable information, not to mention your credit card number. Only submit it along with your Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.
Notice to Those Making Payment by Credit Card If you submit Form G-1450
USCIS will use the information you provide to process a credit card payment through the U.S. Department of Treasury Pay.gov Trusted Collections Service (TCS). TCS is a web-based application that allows Government agencies to process payments by credit or debit cards.
After USCIS processes your Form G-1450, they will destroy your authorization, regardless if USCIS approves or denies your application, petition, or request. USCIS will reject your application, petition, or request for lack of payment if your credit card is declined. USCIS will not attempt to process your credit card payment a second time.
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