Common Immigration Mistake: Including the Wrong Fee

Including the Wrong Fee

Hello, my name is Hana Boston and I’m an immigration attorney at

Today I’m going to talk about one common mistake many people make when preparing their immigration application — getting the fee wrong.

Just like a forgotten signature, submitting an incorrect fee with your immigration application can cause it to be immediately rejected. There’s two things to keep in mind when preparing your government fee.

  1. Be sure to double check that you’re paying the correct fee amount. You can find this on the application instructions, usually towards the end.
  2. The USCIS only accepts payment in the form of a check or money order from a U.S. institution. The USCIS does NOT accept cash or checks issued from foreign banks.

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