If you are becoming a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. with the help of your immigration lawyer, you are required to pay a $165 fee. Your immigration lawyer will likely advise you to pay the fee before you depart for the U.S. to ensure that you receive your green card on time. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Electronic Immigration System (ELIS) allows you to pay the fee for United States immigration online.

You can watch this video to see a step-by-step demonstration of how to pay the U.S. immigration fee online. This video will walk you through the steps of setting up an account with USCIS ELIS, navigating to the immigrant fee section of your account, and entering the appropriate information. You’ll also learn how to add additional family members, if appropriate, and how to change any inaccurate information you have mistakenly entered.