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I've read on here to use personal check when paying fees for the K-1 applicaiton. However i made an infopass apointment here in California and the woman told me to use a money order because it is faster. Seems like i could save me a week or two if i used a money order and it would be worth it. Anyone use a money order?

9/13/2008 Mailed I-129F

9/15/2008 I-129F was signed for

9/16/2008 Check was cashed

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I can't even fathom why she would think a money order would be faster or why she would suggest it to you.

Most people choose to use a personal check because you will be able to get your EAC/WAC number off the back once it is cashed.


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i used a postal money order because they do not have to wait for it to clear the bank the way they do with a personal check depending on your bank that can take 3 days to 3 weeks


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Your check is cashed electronically. It does not take any longer.

Right, they don't "wait" for your check to clear. If it bounces, the collection is done in a different department altogether. You can find out online from your bank that your check was cashed, the day it's cashed. Try finding out if a money order cleared.

I'd advise using a personal check. There is not disadvantage whatsoever.

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