US Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) has issued an Alert warning of on-line businesses that charge users to complete forms. These on-line businesses have web addresses that end in ".com" and are not associated with USCIS.
In recent weeks, USCIS has received a large number of applications prepared by an online business that charges users to complete their USCIS forms. In most cases, the charge for preparing an application is the same as the USCIS filing fee. When applicants pay these businesses online using an electronic check, the applicant is only paying for the service provided to prepare the application, and not the actual USCIS filing fee. As a result, applicants are attaching a copy of a cashed electronic check when mailing their applications to USCIS. Because the applicant has not paid the USCIS filing fee, USCIS cannot process these applications and must return them to the applicant.
USCIS Forms can be downloaded, completed and printed without charge from the uscis.gov site.