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IV Fee for DS-260 Waived?

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Hi All,

Does anyone know if you still have to pay the IV Fee is your case gets expedited past the NVC stage?

Here's the thing: we DID get expedited past the NVC stage, and it happened before we had the chance to fill out the DS-260 form, let alone pay for it. Our interview with the embassy in Sydney, Australia is later this month... And we got the link from them to submit our DS-260 form online. Under "Fees" however, it says "N/A."

It's making me think we don't have to pay for it. And I'd like to assume that, but I also don't want to get to the interview and have our Visa delayed because it hasn't been paid for yet.

Is that IV Fee perhaps specifically put in place for the NVC to review the case... and if they're not, it's not applicable?

Thanks,

~E

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I am pretty sure you will pay your fees at the embassy.


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Married December 19, 2014

I-130 Petition sent January 14, 2015
NOA1 date January 20, 2015 (NSC)

NOA2 date May 28, 2015 :dance::dance::dance:

Mailed to NVC June 4, 2015

NVC Received June 10, 2015

NVC Case Number Assigned June 23, 2015

NVC AoS Invoice via Mail June 24, 2015

NVC Selected Agent Over Phone June 30, 2015 (Unable to logon to CEAC)

NVC IV Invoice via email received July 1, 2015

NVC AoS/IV Package Mailed July 2, 2015

NVC AoS & IV Fee Paid Online (CEAC is working) July 6. 2015

NVC Document Scan Date July 6, 2015

NCV AoS & IV Fee marked as paid in CEAC July, 7 2015

NVC DS 260 Completed July 8, 2015

NVC CC July 30, 2015 (24 days after scan date, about 2 months post NOA2)

Interview Scheduled on August 26, 2015

Interview P4 Email Received August 27, 2015

Medical in Islamabad September 2, 2015

Interview Date September 22, 2015 CANCELLED (Embassy is Over scheduled) :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Interview Scheduled on September 10, 2015

Interview Date October 14, 2015 APPROVED

Visa Issued October 16, 2015, 9 months start to finish

POE JFK October 26, 2015

GC in Hand Jan 8, 2016

RoC I-751 NOA1 August 31, 2017 (Vermont Service Center)

Biometrics October 2, 2017

I551 Stamp in Passport August 2, 2018

18 Month Extension Letter August 3, 2018

Applied for Naturalization N-400 Online July 30, 2018

Biometrics August 23, 2018

10 year GC is in production September 17, 2018

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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ya, sydney wants some money.


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There's no such thing as free in this process. LOL. Prepare to pay the immigrant visa fee at the embassy.

After the beneficiary receives the visa, there's another immigrant fee of $165 that needs to be paid via ELIS in the USCIS website. It's for the green card production.

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