Effective January 3, 2012, the Second Circuit accepts electronic fee
Pay.gov, the federal government's secure
online payment system. A filer accesses Pay.gov through the
New rules promulgated by the Second Circuit require an
attorney to submit an admission or an
admission-renewal application through CM/ECF and simultaneously pay the
corresponding fee electronically through Pay.gov.
A filer may remit electronically the fee for filing a petition for
review, writ petition, or records or other similar request, but electronic
payment is not required.
The process for submitting a document in CM/ECF and paying the associated
fee in Pay.gov as a single transaction is the same regardless of the type of
fee being paid.
1. Log in to CM/ECF. (A Mac user can click
a PC user can click
Note:If the filer is a new attorney seeking admission to the Second
Circuit bar, the filer must first register as a CM/ECF filer in
Attorney Admissions with any issues regarding registration.
2. Click on the Utilities tab on the
menu toolbar on the CM/ECF startup page. Select Bar Admission, Bar
Renewal, Pay Other Fees, Petition for Review, or Writ Petition
to submit the appropriate application, petition, or request and pay the
3. Select the appropriate fee type
from the pull-down menu. The fee amount appears on the screen and cannot be
changed by the filer.
4. Upload the document to CM/ECF
and type a brief description of the document. Upload any supporting
5. Click the Pay Now and Submit
[Document] button at the bottom of the screen. Pay.gov opens in a
separate browser window.
Note: To insure that the separate browser window opens, before clicking the
Pay Now and Submit [Document] button, open the browser and either disable the browser's pop-up blocker or
add this URL to the browser's list of trusted sites or exceptions:
6. Fill in the required payment
information in Pay.gov. Based on the filer's login and the fee-type
selected in CM/ECF, some of the payment information will be filled in
7. When all the required payment
information is entered in Pay.gov, click the Submit Payment button.
Instructions for particular documents and fees