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Hi guys, were filing now that I-129f and on writing and issuing the check, I've read on the instructions that you need to have your name on the check. Our bank is with Capital One, and their check doesn't come with the name on print. Is it okay to write my fiancée name address and contact number at the upper left corner of the check?

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Hi guys, were filing now that I-129f and on writing and issuing the check, I've read on the instructions that you need to have your name on the check. Our bank is with Capital One, and their check doesn't come with the name on print. Is it okay to write my fiancée name address and contact number at the upper left corner of the check?

First of all, is the check a banker's check like a cashier's check, or is it a personal check? If it is a personal check, then it should already have your name pre-printed on it (unless it is one of the starter checks). If your personal check does not have your name pre-printed on it, then you cannot use it. The name of the bank AND the name of the account holder must be pre-printed on the personal check. You cannot simply write the name in.

Here are the guidelines for paying the fee: http://www.uscis.gov/forms/paying-immigration-fees

  • Bank drafts, cashier's checks, certified checks, personal checks (See Check Instructions below), and money orders must be drawn on U.S. financial institutions and payable in U.S. funds.
  • If you live in the United States or its territories, make the check or money order payable to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (not "USDHS" or "DHS").

Please Note

Personal checks must be pre-printed with the name of the bank and the account holder. Also, the account holder’s address and phone number must be pre-printed, typed or written in ink on the check. All checks must be typed or written in ink.

  1. Write the date you are filling out the check including: day, month and year.
  2. On the "Pay to the Order of" line write: "U.S. Department of Homeland Security."
  3. Write in numbers the exact dollar amount of the fee for the service you are requesting. In the example, the amount is "$595.00."
  4. Spell out the exact dollar amount of the fee for the service you are requesting. The "cents" portion of the amount should be written as a fraction over 100. In this example, the amount is "Five hundred ninety-five and 00/100."
  5. Write a brief description of the purpose of your payment. In this example, it is "N-400 application fee."
  6. Sign the check using your legal signature.

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NOA1:  09/12/2014;  Biometrics:  10/06/2014;  EAD/AP Received:  11/26/2014;

Interview Waiver Letter:  01/02/2015;  RFE:  07/09/2015;

Permanent Residency Granted:  07/27/2015;  Green card Received:  08/22/2015

 

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05/23/2017 -- Mailed ROC application

05/24/2017 -- NOA1 date

05/30/2017 -- NOA1 received in the mail

06/05/2017 -- Biometrics letter received

06/13/2017 -- Biometrics appointment

09/05/2018 -- Approved without interview!

09/13/2018 -- 10 Yr Green card Received

 

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We have the capital one check, the bank's logo is there and so as the routing number and the account number below, but my fiance's name and address is not pre printed in the check. Will they be able to accept it if we write the name on the check instead?

  • Electronic Deposit of Checks – If you are paying your fees by check to the cashier, we will convert your check into an electronic fund transfer. When you hand your signed check to the cashier, we will scan your check and retain it. We will then use the account information from your check to make an electronic fund transfer from your checking account for the amount of the check.

When they say check to the cashier, does it refer to the cashier of the bank or the USCIS ? Does that mean we have to go to the USCIS of the state and pay there? Im a little lost :(

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We have the capital one check, the bank's logo is there and so as the routing number and the account number below, but my fiance's name and address is not pre printed in the check. Will they be able to accept it if we write the name on the check instead?

  • Electronic Deposit of Checks – If you are paying your fees by check to the cashier, we will convert your check into an electronic fund transfer. When you hand your signed check to the cashier, we will scan your check and retain it. We will then use the account information from your check to make an electronic fund transfer from your checking account for the amount of the check.

When they say check to the cashier, does it refer to the cashier of the bank or the USCIS ?Likely the USCIS cashier. Does that mean we have to go to the USCIS of the state and pay there? Not likely. Im a little lost :(

You would do well not to take the three bullet points on the USCIS site (link previously provided) out of context. As it states above the bullets, they (USCIS) is making you aware of how your tendered check will be processed. Suggest that you follow the official information given at the USCIS link.

Good luck on your immigration journey.


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We have the capital one check, the bank's logo is there and so as the routing number and the account number below, but my fiance's name and address is not pre printed in the check. Will they be able to accept it if we write the name on the check instead?

  • Electronic Deposit of Checks – If you are paying your fees by check to the cashier, we will convert your check into an electronic fund transfer. When you hand your signed check to the cashier, we will scan your check and retain it. We will then use the account information from your check to make an electronic fund transfer from your checking account for the amount of the check.

When they say check to the cashier, does it refer to the cashier of the bank or the USCIS ? Does that mean we have to go to the USCIS of the state and pay there? Im a little lost :(

I think it would go through if you neatly hand print the name and address on the check. Since the name of bank is on it, and the account and routing numbers, should not be a problem for them to electronically cash it, which is what that part you quoted is talking about. They will simply use the account and routing numbers to withdraw the fee from your bank account.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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Just listen to the directions. They probably won't take a check that doesn't follow the directions. A blank check like that could get into the hands of the wrong person and they could write their name at the top and send it- that's probably why they require pre-printed to rid themselves of the headache of stolen checks. It sounds like what you guys have is a starter check- order some checks and wait or get a cashier's check.


Our Journey:
04/19/2014- Met online
10/2014- Visited Nigeria and he proposed!!!! 
02/28/2015- Sent I-129F petition
03/05/2015- NOA1
09/2015- Visited Nigeria again!!!
10/28/2015- NOA2 (237 day wait at TSC)
11/13/2015- Sent to NVC
11/27/2015- Arrived at Embassy
06/2016- Third visit to Nigeria!
06/15/2016- Interview, given option to file I-601 waiver.
08/16/2016- Waiver submitted (no lawyer).
11/21/2016- Waiver approved with expedite.
01/2017- Embassy requested interview. 
04/2017- Fourth visit to Nigeria.  K1 officially denied. 
04/25/2017- NOA1 for 2nd K1.
07/27/2017- Case transferred to TSC.
11/17/2017- Case transferred back to CSC.
01/16/2018- NOA2!! (266 day wait)
03/08/2018- Interview (AP)
05/03/2018- VISA APPROVAL!!!
05/14/2018- Visa issued
05/18/2018- Visa picked up
05/25/2018- HE'S HOME!!! 💙💙💙


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thanks for all the reply guys!

we've called USCIS hotline yesterday and they said it's okay to write the name on top of the check just as long as the routing and account numbers are there. We've already mailed our I-129f package yesterday. Crossing fingers! :)

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