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USCIS Filling fees


Justyna_ca 2 | 9  
23 Jul 2008 /  #1
So I need to submit form I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence. The fee is $465 + additional biometric fee of $80. that's almost $550!!!! My husband and I just bought a house and we'll be closing at the end of August.. The down payment completely wipes us out!!! There's no way for me to pay over $500!!! Do you guys know if there's a way to reduce the fee or make payments or anything like that??? I tried to call USCIS and there's only automated information line... What will happen if I don’t submit that form in time? My card expires in January and I need to submit the form 90 days prior to that.
plk123 8 | 4,150  
23 Jul 2008 /  #2
I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence

what's that about?

nevermind, i looked into it

do you have to file that form? are you applying for another card or are you getting citizenship?
happyPole - | 6  
23 Jul 2008 /  #3
You could always try to get a fee waiver from the USCIS, although it will delay your processing time as the waiver must be approved first before they look at your I-751. Here's some more info:

[uscis.gov] Fee Waiver Guidance
OP Justyna_ca 2 | 9  
23 Jul 2008 /  #4
Well I'm pretty sure I have to.. otherwise I'll be here with expired green card...

You could always try to get a fee waiver from the USCIS, although it will delay your processing time as the waiver must be approved first before they look at your I-751. Here's some more info:

I don't think I would qualify for the waiver but sure it's worth trying.... if I could just do it in $100 payments that would be awesome! or use a credit card... you would think that would be possible..

We had to wait for our tax returns when I filed for my green card. Who has over $1000 to spare right after you get married and have a baby?!
happyPole - | 6  
24 Jul 2008 /  #5
use a credit card... you would think that would be possible.

Well the USCIS is, to put it mildly, somewhat inept and technologically impaired, so it does not surprise me in the least that you can't pay via credit card. That said, you could always write yourself one of those credit card checks, deposit it in your bank account, and then write the USCIS a check. Yet another option, pay your husband via credit card using paypal and then transfer the money into a bank account. The problem with using paypal is they charge a 3%, or so, fee. However, that's a better alternative then to be in the US with expired paperwork.

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