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  1. Which card types are accepted for payment by credit card?
  2. I am not receiving email confirmation from pay.gov. Why?
  3. When I prepare my application for admission, should I redact the application?
  4. May I submit an application for admission on behalf of another attorney?
  5. When I click Pay Now, the button is disabled, but nothing else happens. What should I do?

  1. Which card types are accepted for payment by credit card?
    You can use Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover. [Back to Top]
  2. I am not receiving email confirmation from pay.gov. Why?
    The confirmation email messages are sent by an email address that may be blocked by your email program. Check your spam filter and your spam folder. The email is sent by paygovadmin at mail dot doc dot twai dot gov [Back to Top]
  3. When I prepare my application for admission, should I redact the application?
    No. Redaction rules only apply to filings in cases. Anything attached to your bar admission record will only be accessible by you (the attorney) and the court. You must complete the social security number, otherwise, the admissions clerk will not process your admission. [Back to Top]
  4. May I submit an application for admission on behalf of another attorney?
    No. Do not submit an application for admission on behalf of another attorney. You may only submit an application for the attorney logged into Appellate ECF. [Back to Top]
  5. When I click Pay Now and Submit, the button is disabled, but nothing else happens. What should I do?
    The payment window from Pay.gov opens in a new browser window or browser tab. You must ensure that there are no pop-up blockers that prevent you from seeing the payment page.
    The easiest way to check is to turn on the sound on your system, then try to access the Service List (Reports > Service List). If you hear a distinctive "ding," you know that something is blocking the web page from opening. Make sure you change the pop-up blocker settings to allow all pop-ups from our site. [Back to Top]

If you still have questions about Appellate ECF after reviewing the information in this page, please do the following:

  1. Check the FAQs on this site.
  2. Check the Appellate ECF Frequently Asked Questions page at PACER. (link opens in new window or tab)
  3. Check the PACER Frequently Asked Questions page. (link opens in new window or tab)
  4. If you still do not have an answer, submit your question using this form: http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/cmecf/feedback/. You can expect a reply from the Court during the Court's business hours, from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific Time.
    Note: If you submit a question, please do not also send an email, since that will only result in duplicate requests to the help desk.

Last Update: 11 January 2013

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