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We submitted our complete AOS package including I-485, I-131, I-765 along with all required supporting documents around mid November. The check was never cached and we were wondering what is going on till we received the returned package today from the USCIS along with a I-797C notice indicating that the payment amount is incorrect or has not being provided.

We had included a personal check drawn on a US bank for the amount of 1070 $ to be paid for US Department of Homeland Security. The personal check had the name of the US spouse (myself) and my old address printed on the top left corner, I had my wife name (the applicant) hand written at the bottom of the check. Is it possible that USCIS rejected the check because it was not having the applicant name and address printed on the check? I am wondering what should I do different when I resubmit the package. Should I use the same forms dated and signed a month ago or should I print new forms and documents taking into account that all documents on the returned package has a computer stamp on the bottom of every page.

We are confused and I appreciate your comments.

Thanks

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No, it doesn't matter if the immigrant's name was not on the check. Anyone can pay. It seems there was a mistake, on your part or theirs.

What category did you put for the I-765? (c )(9 ) is correct and what it needed to be.

If everything was correct, then send back the same forms, add a note on top with your payment that you are filing the I-131 and I-765 with the I-485, and therefore the fees for those 2 forms are waived. $1070 is still the correct amount for now ,so hurry and mail it back before the fee goes up.


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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I used category (a) (6), it is quite confusing and here is what the instructions says:

"K-1 Nonimmigrant Fiance(e) of U.S. Citizen or K-2 Dependent--(a)(6). File Form I-765 if you are filing within 90 days from the date of entry. This EAD cannot be renewed. Any EAD application other than for a replacement must be based on your pending application for adjustment under ©(9)."

Even if I used the wrong category on I-765, do you think this is a good enough reason to return the whole package including the I-485 and pointing to a wrong payment?

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Hi all,

I wrote (A) (6) too :( and my package delivered last Tuesday (december 6th) and I have not heard anything back yet. They haven't cashed the check also. I feel like they are going to send my package back for the same reason :(

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I used category (a) (6), it is quite confusing and here is what the instructions says:

"K-1 Nonimmigrant Fiance(e) of U.S. Citizen or K-2 Dependent--(a)(6). File Form I-765 if you are filing within 90 days from the date of entry. This EAD cannot be renewed. Any EAD application other than for a replacement must be based on your pending application for adjustment under ©(9)."

Even if I used the wrong category on I-765, do you think this is a good enough reason to return the whole package including the I-485 and pointing to a wrong payment?

(a )(6 ) is if you file based on the K-1 entry before filing the I-485 for AOS while the I-94 is still valid. (c )(9 ) is for adjustment applicants, which is what you use when filing with the I-485 or after.

There is a fee for filing (a )(6 ). The fee is waived when filing category (c )(9 ) with a pending I-485. Yes, they can reject the whole submission for incorrect fee since you marked the wrong category and there is a fee for that one.

Correct the I-765 forms to have (c )(9 ) on all of them. Mail it all back with the $1070 fee postmarked before the 23rd to avoid new fee increase.


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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(a )(6 ) is if you file based on the K-1 entry before filing the I-485 for AOS while the I-94 is still valid. (c )(9 ) is for adjustment applicants, which is what you use when filing with the I-485 or after.

There is a fee for filing (a )(6 ). The fee is waived when filing category (c )(9 ) with a pending I-485. Yes, they can reject the whole submission for incorrect fee since you marked the wrong category and there is a fee for that one.

Correct the I-765 forms to have (c )(9 ) on all of them. Mail it all back with the $1070 fee postmarked before the 23rd to avoid new fee increase.

So I should not wait for them to send my package back?

Edited by Kurabinya

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No, it doesn't matter if the immigrant's name was not on the check. Anyone can pay. It seems there was a mistake, on your part or theirs.

What category did you put for the I-765? (c )(9 ) is correct and what it needed to be.

If everything was correct, then send back the same forms, add a note on top with your payment that you are filing the I-131 and I-765 with the I-485, and therefore the fees for those 2 forms are waived. $1070 is still the correct amount for now ,so hurry and mail it back before the fee goes up.

What do you mean go up? Are these prices going up for 2017?

Edited by CCASTI22

K-1 VISA

09/30/2016 - K-1 FIANCE SEND PACKAGE TO CALIFORNIA PROCESSING OFFICE

10/04/2016 - USCIS RECEIVED PACKAGED

10/06/2016 - NOA 1  

11/09/2016 - NOA 2

12/05/2016 - NVC RECEIVED

12/06/2016 - NVC GENERATED CASE#

12/08/2016 - CONSULATE IN JAMAICA RECEIVED AND READY FOR INTERVIEW

12/23/2016 - MEDICAL EXAM

01/06/2016 - INTERVIEW DATE

01/25/2017 - VISA PICKED UP 

01/30/2017 - ENTERED USA 

 

01/31/2017 - MARRIED 

01/31/2017 - FILED FOR NEW SSN

 

02/06/2017 - RECEIVED SSN IN THE MAIL
02/10/2017 - PASSED THE DRIVERS EXAM AND DRIVERS ROAD TEST *HE HAS HIS DL!!*

 

AOS/EAD/AP

02/14/2017 - AOS MAILED THROUGH UPS

02/16/2017 - AOS SIGNED BY RECEIVER - RECEIVED - 

02/21/2017 - AOS CHECK CASHED

02/22/2017 - 3 TEXT AND 3 EMAIL RECEIVED WITH RECEIPT NUMBER

02/28/2017 - RECEIVED NOA 1 With NO DATES OR DOB

03/10/2017 - RECEIVED BIOMETRICS APPT

03/14/2017 - INFOPASS APPOINTMENT TO REVISE NOA1

03/14/2017 - BIOMETRICS DONE

04/13/2017 - REQUEST TO EXPEDITE EAD

04/14/2017 - REQUEST FOR CONGRESSMAN TO INTERVENE

04/21/2017 - EAD STATUS CHANGED TO "NEW CARD IS BEING PRODUCED" - AP STATUS DID NOT CHANGE "CASE                      RECEIVED"

04/26/2017 - EAD STATUS CHANGED TO "MAILED" - AP STATUS DID NOT CHANGE "CASE RECEIVED"

04/28/2017 - RECEIVED EAD/AP COMBO CARD IN THE MAIL

10/16/2017 - AOS INTERVIEW

10/16/2017 - RFE for Medical at INTERVIEW

10/23/2017 - SUBMITTED RFE DOCUMENTS

11/17/2017 - CASE CHANGED TO "APPROVED"

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What do you mean go up? Are these prices going up for 2017?

https://www.uscis.gov/forms/our-fees


K1 Visa & AOS

Spoiler

2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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Kurabinya, I suggest to wait till you get the original package back if you do not have a reason to rush... Good luck.

The toughest part for us was waiting and wondering why the check was not cashed for more than three weeks.

For all the VJ members who helped with their valuable comments and advice, many many thanks.

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Kurabinya, I suggest to wait till you get the original package back if you do not have a reason to rush... Good luck.

The toughest part for us was waiting and wondering why the check was not cashed for more than three weeks.

For all the VJ members who helped with their valuable comments and advice, many many thanks.

Thank you so much for your comment.

I am in a rush because fees are changing after December 23rd and it is a crazy change! :(

Edited by Kurabinya

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Ah shoot! I'm still within the 90 days from POE but we put ©(9) because we filed it with the I-485! You guys think it's gonna get rejected? We included a check for $1070.

:no: that is the way it is suppose to be © (9) your are good :)

my husbands expires 12/23/16 and I applied on 11/21/16 for NOA1 12/05/16 notice on 12/08/16.... :thumbs:

Edited by Catuela

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