Electronic Payment Processing Pilot Test

In an effort to reduce processing errors on applications that previously would have been rejected for non-payment, and increase security and traceability of payments for applicants, USCIS field offices in Los Angeles have begun testing a new electronic payment processing system. The secure online system will not accept cashier’s checks or money orders, however applicants may continue to use personal or business checks, debit cards, credit card, or reloadable prepaid credit or debit cards for in-person fee payments. USCIS will notify applicants with pending appointments at these Field Offices of the changes.