Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
nova71

When is the best time to pay the visa fee?

14 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Yup! guys, it's me again, I'm so excited up to now...I read the packets about the visa fee($131) payable at BPI or Citibank but they didn't tell when should we pay...I guess I can pay anytime from now right guys? Do I need to bring my DS forms too when I pay? Thank you guys.


Marriage : June 30,2007 (Fernwood Gardens,QC Phils)

K3 Visa Application

I-130 sent: July 14,2007

I-130 Noa1: July 31,2007

I-130 Noa2: Mar 14,2008 (approved within 242 days)

I-129f sent: Aug 07,2007

I-129f Noa1: Aug 21,2007

I-129f Noa2: Mar 14,2008 (approved within 219 days)

NVC Received: Apr 01,2008

NVC Left: Apr 03,2008

Usem received: Apr 08,2008

2 days medical: May 15 and May 16,2008

Interview date: May 29,2008 (Approved with pink slip only)

Visa Received: June 04,2008 (visa received within 6 days only)

US Entry: June 23,2008

EAD Application only- (AOS application later-late next year)

Date filed: July 09,2008

Noa date: July 10,2008

Bio. Appt.: Aug 27,2008

Approved date: Oct 08,2008 (approved within 91 days)

Date card received: Oct 14,2008

SSN Application:

Date filed: Oct 15,2008

Receipt Notice: Oct 21,2008

Date card received: Oct 30,2008

June 30, 2009- Our 2nd Year Wedding Anniversary!

AOS Application (Hoping for 10 yr greencard)

Date filed/Sent: Nov 28, 2009

Received (by L Box): Nov 30,2009

Noa Date (Mail): Dec 10, 2009

Bio. Appt.: Jan 05, 2010

AOS Interview (Thank God! No RFE)

AOS Notice date: Feb 11, 2010

AOS Interview date: Mar 17,2010

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

congrats on the interview date!!!

well as for me, i paid the visa fee after i was done and passed my med exam... lol... we were just paranoid and being "safe" as usual... lol... it could be anytime though for as long as you'll pay it before the interview coz there's this girl who during my interview and she didnt pay the visa yet so they didnt honor an interview for her (i felt sorry for her but i guess she thought she could pay it at the embassy or something)... good luck and God bless!!!


Citizenship N-400

4/15/2010- sent my N-400 via fedex overnight

4/16/2010- signed and delivered

4/29/2010- check cleared

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is one question I wanted to ask, thanks for asking nova71...

Just a follow up question though, there are more choices of BPI branches that accepts visa fee payments in Metro Manila... anybody have idea which branch is the least crowded?

There is only one BPI branch that caters to all US visa applicants from region XI, its in Davao City and it tends to be too crowded day in and day out. I was considering paying the visa fee when we get there for our medical. There's 4 BPI branches within Manila City that is on the list.

Any advise which of this branch would be best?


ROC

still waiting for GC replacement

N-400

04/23/2012...... N-400 packet sent to Lewisville, TX via USPS express mail

04/24/2012...... N-400 delivered signed for by J. Arthur; priority date according to NOA1

04/27/2012...... Check cashed

04/30/2012...... Received NOA 1 dated April 26, 2012

06/01/2012...... Received notice for biometrics dated May 29, 2012

06/20/2012...... Biometrics schedule (early bio June 05, 2012)

06/18/2012...... Email notification, N400 placed in line for interview

06/29/2012...... Email notification, N400 scheduled for interview

07/05/2012...... Interview Letter Received

08/07/2012...... Interview (PASSED)

Link to: Full timeline

God is in CONTROL. His time is always better than mine: never too early yet never late, always the perfect time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
Timeline
This is one question I wanted to ask, thanks for asking nova71...

Just a follow up question though, there are more choices of BPI branches that accepts visa fee payments in Metro Manila... anybody have idea which branch is the least crowded?

There is only one BPI branch that caters to all US visa applicants from region XI, its in Davao City and it tends to be too crowded day in and day out. I was considering paying the visa fee when we get there for our medical. There's 4 BPI branches within Manila City that is on the list.

Any advise which of this branch would be best?

Hi Ate,

When you get here in Manila, you will have lots of choices as many BPI banks here, and the list of branches of BPI bank online were not complete. Its not only 4, there are many branches of BPI that accepts visa payment in Manila area.

As for best to go, as long its a bank branch not located inside the mall. :D then you are good to pay..

And If ever you find one and has lines, don't worry , i dont think it's as long as NSO and DFA lines. LOL. :D

Edited by SHAPE OF MY HEART

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
Timeline
Yup! guys, it's me again, I'm so excited up to now...I read the packets about the visa fee($131) payable at BPI or Citibank but they didn't tell when should we pay...I guess I can pay anytime from now right guys? Do I need to bring my DS forms too when I pay? Thank you guys.

Just paid my visa fee today and the doc verification though I haven't called the USEM to set my interview hehehe. anyway Im calling tomorrow.


2010.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
Timeline

you guys has the same name here but opposite number lol :) 17-71.


1_948852256l.jpg

Gretchen montage

Davao July 07

our friendster

08/12/08 AOS sent

08/13/08 AOS received

08/15/08 NOA1 received EAD

08/15/08 NOA1 received AOS

08/19/08 Checks cashed

08/23/08 biometrics appt letter

09/09/08 biometrics

10/27/08 EAD approved

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
Timeline

Is it $131.00 for the whole family (fiancee + 2 kids) under K2 derivative application? Or will it be $131.00 for each of us for a total of $393.00? Thanks.


Romans 8:31

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
Timeline

i would also pay the document verification fee when you pay the visa fee. get it out of the way and one month ahead of your interview.

Chris


1_948852256l.jpg

Gretchen montage

Davao July 07

our friendster

08/12/08 AOS sent

08/13/08 AOS received

08/15/08 NOA1 received EAD

08/15/08 NOA1 received AOS

08/19/08 Checks cashed

08/23/08 biometrics appt letter

09/09/08 biometrics

10/27/08 EAD approved

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When you receive your next pay check... :devil:

Edited by Sheriff Uling

[CLICK HERE] - MANILA EMBASSY K1 VISA GUIDE (Review Post #1)

[CLICK HERE] - VJ Acronyms and USCIS Form Definitions (A Handy Reference Tool)

Manila Embassy K1 Visa Information

4.2 National Visa Center (NVC) | (603) 334-0700 press 1, then 5....

4.3 Manila Embassy (Immigrant Visa Unit) | 011-632-301-2000 ext 5184 or dial 0

4.4 Department of State | (202) 663-1225, press 1, press 0,

4.5 Document Verification | CLICK HERE

4.6 Visa Interview Appointments website | CLICK HERE

4.7 St. Lukes | 011-63-2-521-0020

5.1 DELBROS website | CLICK HERE

6.2 CFO Guidance and Counseling Seminar | MANILA or CEBU

6.3 I-94 Arrival / Departure info | CLICK HERE

Adjustment of Status (AOS) Information

Please review the signature and story tab of my wife's profile, [Deputy Uling].

DISCLAIMER: Providing information does not constitute legal consul nor is intended as a substitute for legal representation.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Is it $131.00 for the whole family (fiancee + 2 kids) under K2 derivative application? Or will it be $131.00 for each of us for a total of $393.00? Thanks.

$393.00 total coz it will be 3 separate visa.... and it will also be 3 separate medical so be prepared to shell out more for that one also.

i could feel your financial stress if you are having one.... I am the fiancee (beneficiary) and I have two kids (visa derivatives). On my end, i've been saving up for our allowance to manila so my big bear won't have to be more stressed out. He is not complaining but I just don't want to burden him some more.

Good luck on your journey. And God bless always.


ROC

still waiting for GC replacement

N-400

04/23/2012...... N-400 packet sent to Lewisville, TX via USPS express mail

04/24/2012...... N-400 delivered signed for by J. Arthur; priority date according to NOA1

04/27/2012...... Check cashed

04/30/2012...... Received NOA 1 dated April 26, 2012

06/01/2012...... Received notice for biometrics dated May 29, 2012

06/20/2012...... Biometrics schedule (early bio June 05, 2012)

06/18/2012...... Email notification, N400 placed in line for interview

06/29/2012...... Email notification, N400 scheduled for interview

07/05/2012...... Interview Letter Received

08/07/2012...... Interview (PASSED)

Link to: Full timeline

God is in CONTROL. His time is always better than mine: never too early yet never late, always the perfect time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
Timeline

Ok, i see....that's what we thought also. And yes more needed for medical fees plus delbros verification plus hotel expenses in Manila and transportation to and from the province. Thanks Dbears!


Romans 8:31

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
Timeline
This is one question I wanted to ask, thanks for asking nova71...

Just a follow up question though, there are more choices of BPI branches that accepts visa fee payments in Metro Manila... anybody have idea which branch is the least crowded?

There is only one BPI branch that caters to all US visa applicants from region XI, its in Davao City and it tends to be too crowded day in and day out. I was considering paying the visa fee when we get there for our medical. There's 4 BPI branches within Manila City that is on the list.

Any advise which of this branch would be best?

i pay mine at BPI main in Cagayan de Oro City. U can pay at any accredited BPI or CITIBANK of USEM. I heard there is one near to st lukes u can pay there too.

http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwhniv3.html

Edited by gurl

Strike till the IRON is HOT

K3 flow

wedding date 04/24/07

130 sent 07/27/07

noa1 09/10/07

noa2 03/13/08

129f sent 09/10/07

noa1 09/24/07

noa2 03/13/08

package rcvd by NVC 04/04/08

date rcvd by consulate 04/09/08

passed - my medical 05/15/08

APPROVED - interview date (K3 visa ) 05/28/08

VISA delivered - - - - - June 05, 2008

POE @ Detroit - - - - - - June 21, 2008

submit AOS application to Chicago Lockbox - - - May 14, 2009

Check encashed - - - - - - - - -- - - -- -- - --- --- May 22, 2009

NOA1 for AOS & EAD received- - - - - -- --------- -May 26, 2009

Letter for Biometrics received from the mail----- June 11, 2009

Appointment for Biometrics------------------------ June 26, 2009

Card Production Ordered 4 EAD------------------- June 26, 2009

EAD approval - - - - - - - - - -- - -- - - - - - - -- -- July 02, 2009

Received EAD from the mail ----------------------- July 06,2009

Received noticed for I-485 - ----------------------- July 11, 2009

Schedule for Interview & Passed ---------------- August 12, 2009

Green Card Production --------------------------- August 12, 2009

Welcome Notice Received------------------------- August 20,2009

GCard/PR received-------------------------------- August 24, 2009

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×
×
  • Create New...