On February 25, 2019, USCIS announced that they expanded the fee payment system used in some field offices to 16 additional offices. These offices are in:
These offices will no longer accept money orders or cashier's checks. They will only accept payments using personal checks, attorney checks, business checks, debit cards, credit cards, or re-loadable prepaid debit or credit cards. The other field offices in which the payment methods were updated have experienced increased security and traceability and decreased processing errors. The update to the fee payment system also reduced processing time and overall wait time drastically.
The updates to the fee payment system are a part of USCIS's effort to modernize and streamline their processes so that offices are more efficient. USCIS intends to update the payment system in all field offices by the end of fiscal year 2019.
Read more about the field office fee payment system at the here.
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This information comes from a news release from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA Doc. No. 19022632).