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k1 visa making appointment and visa fee confirmation issue

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We recently did our ds 160 and i paid the visa fee. Accidently I paid the wrong visa fee for $160 when its suppoed to be $265 for k1. They should make this more clear when you go to pay it instead of a non descriptive drop down set to one payment automatically. Anyways I called and they refused to refund the fee or make it easy to apply what i already paid and made good on the difference. I ended up arguing with them for 30 minutes over it. I ended up just repaying the full visa fee and los

sing my $160. I thought this whole situation was weird.why no refund even if I am repaying full amount. Are these people who set the appointments consular officers or are they just office workers that set the appintments. I am paranoid now because I argued with them about refund and or applying what was paid. I am worried about them messing with my fiance now during the interview because I argued with them for 30 minutes and was quite upset over the process. Maybe its just normal pre interview anxiety/ paranoid but I am concerned about it.

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I had a problem where I couldn't even get to that bloody payment page. My Immigration Lawyer basically had to phone the embassy and they gave her the page address to manually type in.

However, then I had the same problem as you and I was given the wrong fee amount. Once again the lawyer phoned the embassy and they said I could just pay the remainder at the interview. That was perfectly fine on the day. I'm surprised they never even gave you that option.

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*** Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the Embassy/Consulate forum -- topic involves that phase. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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