USCIS Creates Online Fee Calculator For Lockbox Forms

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On January 8, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) unveiled its new Online Fee Calculator [see news release]. The USCIS explained that the Online Fee Calculator is designed to “assist members of the public in calculating the correct fee amount to include when filing their forms with USCIS at an agency lockbox facility.” You may see the full list of forms that can be filed with a lockbox facility, current as of January 8, 2019, here: [PDF version].

The USCIS stated that the Online Fee Calculator was devised as a response to “the number of applications rejected due to incorrect fee amounts.” It added that incorrect fee amounts were a “leading cause of rejection” of USCIS lockbox facility forms. The Online Fee Calculator promises to “determine the exact filing and biometric fees an individual needs to include with [his or her] forms and will always have the most up-to-date information.”

The USCIS touted the fact that the Online Fee Calculator works on all web browsers and mobile devices. Furthermore, it does not collect personal information from users.

The USCIS accepts payment via check, money order, or credit card (with the Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions) for forms filed at USCIS Lockbox facilities. Please see the USCIS's page on paying fees to learn more [PDF version]. We discuss credit card payments for Lockbox forms in a separate post [see article]. We also have articles on the USCIS fee schedule [see article] and cases in which a filer may be eligible for a fee waiver [see article].

USCIS Creates Online Fee Calculator For Lockbox Forms