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Although I've read that for the most part everyone's experience has been quiet...I'm still wondering most of information in regards to the medical and consulate say that they do accept credit/debit cards...does anyone know whether this is true?? I just don't like the thought of walking around with so much cash or having to leave it a the hotel

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do you need to pay any fee at the consulate? When I'm studying yer official VJ timeline, over at

http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/profile.php?id=213363

I am stumped on what to tell ya.

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do you need to pay any fee at the consulate? When I'm studying yer official VJ timeline, over at

http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/profile.php?id=213363

I am stumped on what to tell ya.

No, the consulate fees are paid but I know my husband will have to pay for his medical and it says on their info. For all 3 clinics in Juarez that they take debit/credit but I'm unsure whether this is true...I'd feel safer not carrying all that cash around

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That probably varies from country to country and even from clinic to clinic. To get the best and most accurate answer, call the clinic where your husband will have his medical and ask them.


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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Process & Procedures to Mexico, Latin & South America regional forum. Topic is Mexico specific.

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Although I've read that for the most part everyone's experience has been quiet...I'm still wondering most of information in regards to the medical and consulate say that they do accept credit/debit cards...does anyone know whether this is true?? I just don't like the thought of walking around with so much cash or having to leave it a the hotel

Hi yes they do accept debit card/credit card practicly everywhere there, and they also have tons of atms. my husband paid his medical with our debit card and there were no problems at all. everywhere he went (food, store, medical, etc.) they accepted his visa card with no issues.





 


 

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Hi yes they do accept debit card/credit card practicly everywhere there, and they also have tons of atms. my husband paid his medical with our debit card and there were no problems at all. everywhere he went (food, store, medical, etc.) they accepted his visa card with no issues.

Hi yes they do accept debit card/credit card practicly everywhere there, and they also have tons of atms. my husband paid his medical with our debit card and there were no problems at all. everywhere he went (food, store, medical, etc.) they accepted his visa card with no issues.

Thanks!!

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we used precaution, all fees at medical were paid with visa, everywhere else we paid with

cash. but you can definately pay fees by CC.....


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No, the consulate fees are paid but I know my husband will have to pay for his medical and it says on their info. For all 3 clinics in Juarez that they take debit/credit but I'm unsure whether this is true...I'd feel safer not carrying all that cash around

Well i had my interview on the 14th of this month in ciudad juarez and 4 days before i went to get my medical exam and paid in mexican pesos but u do have other options such as pay in cash or pay with debit card (mexican and american) cards. Wish you luck!

im just waiting for visa to arrive still.

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Well i had my interview on the 14th of this month in ciudad juarez and 4 days before i went to get my medical exam and paid in mexican pesos but u do have other options such as pay in cash or pay with debit card (mexican and american) cards. Wish you luck!

im just waiting for visa to arrive still.

Why isn't your visa ready?? Other people that were just there got it in 2 days..

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I know this doesn't apply in your case since you are an IR-1/CR-1 but I have a friend of mine going through the K-1 process for his fiancé and they had an interview on 7/10 but haven't received the passport, documents, and visa just yet. They are still in Juarez as of today but hang in there and stay positive. I also waited a week until there was movement from the package (DHL waybill number) when I was there with my fiancé (wife) just this past January!

Everything will be fine however. "Patience is a virtue". :)

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I know this doesn't apply in your case since you are an IR-1/CR-1 but I have a friend of mine going through the K-1 process for his fiancé and they had an interview on 7/10 but haven't received the passport, documents, and visa just yet. They are still in Juarez as of today but hang in there and stay positive. I also waited a week until there was movement from the package (DHL waybill number) when I was there with my fiancé (wife) just this past January!

Everything will be fine however. "Patience is a virtue". :)


Suerte, Gera

 


Thank you so much!... Well they said from 3-10 business days its only been 6 I'm just super anxious cuz I haven't seen my soon since my process started (money situations) I've been checking every day tho. Thank you so much Ima keep thinking positive :)

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