USCIS Now Accepting Credit Cards for Most Filings
USCIS has issued a new form G-1450 that will allow people to pay for form filing fees via credit card directly with USCIS. This form is available for all applications filed at lockbox facilities. It cannot be used for filings at local offices. You should read all the information at the USCIS website here to make sure that you complete the form correctly according to what applications you are filing.
Please do call us with any questions about this new policy.
USCIS No Longer Accepting Power of Attorney for Signatures
USCIS has always required original signatures on all forms. However, USCIS did accept the signature of someone other than the applicant if there was a duly authorized power of attorney. This is the case no longer. USCIS will no longer accept such arrangements. Now the applicant must sign all forms being filed with USCIS. Parents are still allowed to sign for minors, however. USCIS also made clear that any deficiency in the signature (whether for an employer, employee, applicant, etc.) could also result in a rejection or denial of the application.
Please remember, as always, this blog does not offer legal advice. If you need legal advice, consult with a lawyer instead of a blog. Thank you.