Customers to Pay USCIS Immigrant Fees Using USCIS ELIS
Even as USCIS moves its payment system online, customers must now pay the $165 USCIS Immigrant Fee using USCIS ELIS after they receive their immigrant visa package from the Department of State and before they depart for the United States.
The USCIS Electronic Immigration System USCIS ELIS is a streamlined online account-based system that enhances customer service and the quality of our processes. Through USCIS ELIS, customers can view their benefit requests, receive electronic notification of decisions, and receive real-time case status updates.
USCIS ELIS allows applicants to:
Conveniently and securely set-up and manage their accounts;
Electronically submit applications and supporting documents;
Receive and respond to notices and decisions electronically;
Make payments online; and
Access real-time information about the status of their cases