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Paying the Visa Fee - 2015 Guide

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So you have your interview appointment letter from the embassy. Now you need to register your appointment and pay your fee.

Before you start, make sure that you have:

  1. Your interview letter so you can follow the instructions. If you take your time and follow each step carefully, it tells you exactly what you need to do.
  2. Your London case number.
  3. Your passport number.
  4. The bank card you will be using to pay. You need a debit card. The site does not seem to offer a credit card or American Express option.

Go to https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gb/iv

You are going to use the immigrant visa page. The page is green. If the one you see is blue, you are on the wrong page.

This is what you should see

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Select register.

This is the next screen

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Select the first option, indicating that you have received a consular appointment.

It will take you to a page to register with an email address and a password. They do send confirmation emails when you set up your account, make a payment or make changes. You can go in and edit your personal details, change your password, add an applicant, print out pages, etc so try not to fret too much. Just get the important stuff in there first and if you need a break, you can log back in and pick up where you left off. Here is the page you will work on. Be warned that there is a captcha code at the bottom. I hate those things, but it's there so you have to deal with it.

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The next page is where you add in your personal details. If you have children or others accompanying you on your visa, complete your details first and then select "Add Applicant" at the top of the page. It does not show in the screen grab because I couldn't get it all in the wide screen. You can go back and add and edit these details afterwards, so again, do not panic.

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Your next option is to select how you would like your visa to be delivered. You can choose home delivery and pay the fee (I think it's $30 but I did not opt for this so I didn't check). If you prefer to collect, there is a list of depots, which are listed by city/town, complete with addresses so you can choose the one most convenient to you. You have the option to go back and change this at any time up to 6 am on the day of your interview. (Note: this is the option it gave me, but my interview is for 1 pm. It may be the day before if the embassy reverts to morning appointments again).

After this you are taken to the payment page where you will enter your card details and process the payment. Do not worry if you can't get it printed at the time. You can re-print your confirmation later and once you pay, the confirmation is also sent by email to your registered email address.

Once you have paid the fee you are presented with a "SUCCESS" screen. If you are able to do so, you can choose the "Print" option and just print it at the time.

Next is confirming your appointment. All you do is enter the time and date of your appointment as per the letter you received from the embassy and it will show as confirmed. You will also get an email confirmation for this.

To give you an idea of what you can do, have a look at the screen shot below. You will see that most things can be updated or amended by simply logging into your account at any time.

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I believe this payment page is different to the one that was formerly used. It sounds like change was to our benefit. It is very user friendly and pretty much anything can be corrected later on.


Lee & William

8/2/2014 - Sent I-129F Petition with USPS by Express Mail
8/4/2014 - I-129F delivered to dropbox
8/6/2014 - NOA1 Text/E-Mail received
8/11/2014 - Alien Registration Number Changed (Text/E-Mail) / NOA1 Letter received by Mail
3/16/2015 - NOA2 Text/E-Mail received (224 days)
3/20/2015 - Sent to NVC
3/31/2015 - NVC Received
4/1/2015 - Case Number Assigned
4/7/2015 - NVC Sent to Embassy
4/10/2015 - London Embassy Received
4/11/2015 - Medical
4/15/2015 - Packet 3 Received
4/12/2015 - Packet 3 Sent
4/23/2015 - Packet 4 Received
5/18/2015 - Interview - APPROVED
5/30/2015 - Visa collected from courier
6/1/2015 - POE
6/14/2015 - Wedding

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Wbeem, why does it say check ds-260 status? I had filled in the ds-160 form

My guess is because it is the immigrant visa portal so the wording is designed for immigrants who do the DS-260. But K1s must use this portal because they are processed by the immigrant visa unit. K1s have different requirements, processing, and interviews than the rest of the non-immigrants.

It is just website design, not an error on your part.


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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