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I check the payment page periodicly by putting the NVC case number and the INN on the sign in page and saw that finally the bill for the IV was online. I imediately paid the bill and was hoping to see the PAID the next day instead I saw payment status as unpaid. I called NVC and got thru....apparently the bill was not acutally generated yet so my payment was not applied to the NVC case....they are going to see if a supervisor will apply the payment to the case and also told me if they do it will take an additional 10-14 days :( OUCH Big mistake...even bigger if i made a $400 donation if they dont apply it to the case!!!!!!!! Anyone else have this happen? If so what happened?

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Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Warsaw, Poland

Marriage USA 09/21/2007

I-130 Sent 10/20/2007

I-130 NOA1 10/25/2007

Marriage PL 01/05/2008

I-130 Approved 08/15/2008

On August 16 my case was transfered from Vermont Service Center to the California Service Center but it was approved day before???? Wow thats efficency!!!! hahahahahhahahaha

NVC Received : 8/22/2008

NVC Mailed me I-864 Bill 8/29/2008

Had wife send DS-3032 email as intructed by NVC personel 09/02/2008

Received Conformation email for DS-3032 09/02/2008

Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill : 9/4/2008

Pay I-864 Bill online 9/4/2008

Payment cleared I-864 09/05/2008

Receive I-864 Package :

Return Completed I-864 :

Return Completed DS-3032 : Had wife mail a copy of this to NVC to back up email.....09/05/2008

Wife receives email that DS-3032 was accepted and I am agent and notice I will receive bill 09/10/2008

Look at bill page online and see bill for IV 09/10/2008

Receive IV Bill :

Pay IV Bill Online : 09/10/2008

Receive Instruction Package :

Case Completed at NVC :

NVC Left :

Consulate Received :

Packet 3 Received :

Packet 3 Sent :

Packet 4 Received :

Interview Date :

Visa Received :

US Entry :

Estimates/Stats : Your I-130 was approved in 300 days from your filing date.

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I check the payment page periodicly by putting the NVC case number and the INN on the sign in page and saw that finally the bill for the IV was online. I imediately paid the bill and was hoping to see the PAID the next day instead I saw payment status as unpaid. I called NVC and got thru....apparently the bill was not acutally generated yet so my payment was not applied to the NVC case....they are going to see if a supervisor will apply the payment to the case and also told me if they do it will take an additional 10-14 days :( OUCH Big mistake...even bigger if i made a $400 donation if they dont apply it to the case!!!!!!!! Anyone else have this happen? If so what happened?

i have heard this happen to another member...i dont know what the end result was...if the supervisor applies your payment, and it gets posted within 10-14 days, you are still better off by saving tons of time...and they cannot just take ur money without an answer what they did with it...if they have an online payment system where you can pay, they cannot just eat up ur $400 saying its a system mistake...thats their problem/issue, not urs...if its problematic they need to remove that system out of the web...dont worry, if u paid the money and have a receipt of the bank, there is no way they can eat ur money...u may have to wait for a refund or an adjustment but eventually they have to account for ur money...i wud suggest that if need be pay the $400 by certified check again and claim a refund for the one that they mistakenly wud have charged u online...like i said, no one can eat ur money for free...hope all works out for u...good luck!

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USCIS (Vermont Service Center) Journey

Mailed I-130 Packet on 05/27/08

Approved: 12/23/08

NVC Journey

NVC Case Number assigned 01/02/09

Case Completed 01/21/09

End of Visa Journey

New Delhi Embassy Interview 03/17/09

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When I paid my AOS fee it changed to 'Not Paid' the next day and stayed that way for 2 days, before finally changing to PAID. I've heard this a lot, so its not uncommon. I didn't call or do anything...it just sorted itself out. Had no problems with my IV fee though.

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CSC
I-130

2008-03-12: NOA1 issued
2008-08-12: NOA2 issued
________________________________________________________________________
NVC
IR-1 Visa

2008-08-18: NVC Received
2008-09-30: Case Complete
2008-10-16: Interview date assigned

_________________________________________________________________________
CONSULATE
Montreal, Canada

2008-12-04: Interview
2008-12-08: Visa in hand

_________________________________________________________________________
HOME SWEET HOME
At long last...

2008-12-11: POE: Buffalo NY Land Border Crossing
2008-12-23: Applied for SSN at local office (no record despite checking box to apply on DS-230)
2008-12-30: Welcome to the United States letter received
2009-01-06: SSN Received
2009-01-06: Greencard Received
_________________________________________________________________________
NATURALIZATION
N-400

2014-01-23: Sent N-400 package via express delivery

2014-01-27: NOA-1
2014-02-07: Biometric appointment letter mailed
2014-02-19: Biometric appointment
2014-02-21: Placed in line for interview scheduling

2014-03-25: Interview

2014-07-25: Oath Ceremony

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As of right now, mine says "PROCESSING"


Here is my story. I've lived problem free life, payed my taxes. One day I decided to marry this girl. But to do so would require her to come to US of A, and so it started. My problem free live turned in to free problems from USCIS! Sure things turned to unsure, certain dates turned to aproximation within months. All logical thinking was out the door, as I filed my papers withing famous Vermont Centre!

I-130 Received

12-12-07

I-130 Approved

8-28-2008

NVC

Date Package Received By NVC : 09-05-08

-- Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill : 09-11-08

-- Pay I-864 Bill :09-11-08

-- Receive I-864 Package :09-15-08

-- Return I-864 Package :09-16-08

-- Return Completed DS-3032 :09-11-08

-- Receive IV Bill :09-17-2008

-- Pay IV Bill :09-17-2008

-- Receive Instruction Package :09-17-08

-- Case Completed at NVC :10-16-08

Date Package Left From NVC :10-31-08

Date Received By Consulate :11-05-08

Date Rec Instructions (Pkt 3) :11-05-08

Date Complete Instructions (Pkt 3) :11-05-08

Date Rec Appointment Letter (Pkt 4):11-25-08

Interview Date (IR-1/CR-1 Visa):12/08/08

Date IR-1/CR-1 Visa Received :12-11-08

Date of US Entry :12-17-08

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I check the payment page periodicly by putting the NVC case number and the INN on the sign in page and saw that finally the bill for the IV was online. I imediately paid the bill and was hoping to see the PAID the next day instead I saw payment status as unpaid. I called NVC and got thru....apparently the bill was not acutally generated yet so my payment was not applied to the NVC case....they are going to see if a supervisor will apply the payment to the case and also told me if they do it will take an additional 10-14 days :( OUCH Big mistake...even bigger if i made a $400 donation if they dont apply it to the case!!!!!!!! Anyone else have this happen? If so what happened?

Everyone's payment is being processed like that. If you read the payment page note on the right, is clearly states that it will take 2 business days to clear and apply. Mine did same too, next day after the payment it said "not paid", day later changed to "paid". Just wait another day, do not try to pay again and do not worry, tomorrow or Monday it will clear the bank and change to "paid".


Marriage : 2001-09-26

CSC:

I-130 Sent : 2008-03-01

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-03-12

I-130 Approved : 2008-07-24

NVC:

NVC Received: 2008-07-30

DS-3032 and AOS bill generated: 2008-08-04

DS-3032 e-mailed (with autoreply): 2008-08-05

AOS fee paid online: 2008-08-06

AOS fee received in AVR and online: 2008-08-07

DS-3032 accepted with e-mail notice: 2008-08-15

IV fee bill paid online: 2008-08-16

IV fee bill generated in AVR: 2008-08-18

IV fee bill Accepted (PAID online): 2008-08-19

I-864 Express Mailed: 2008-08-19

IV fee and 864 received at NVC, called to confirm: 2008-08-22

DS-230 Express Mailed to NVC: 2008-08-25

RFE issued (864): 2008-09-2, sent correction: 2008-09-03

RFE Checklist received: 2008-09-08

Case Complete: 2008-09-16

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Just to make sure, when you see NOT PAID the next day just click on the lower left bottom called PAYMENT RECIEPTS and you will see that your payment has IN PROCESS sign in front of it. If not, there is something wrong.

Good Luck


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|--IR-1 Graduate--|For my Wife-Done 11/21/2008

|--IR-5 Graduate--|For Parents-Done

|--Citizenship for Spouse

Field Office: San Diego,CA

11/xx/2008 GC Rcvd

10/26/2011 N-400 mailed EX to AZ

10/27/2011 Priority Date

10/31/2011 Text Message received

11/01/2011 Check Cashed

11/07/2011 Finger Print letter mailed

11/09/2011 Finger Print letter Received for 11/30/2011

11/14/2011 Finger Print Done(walk-in)

11/28/2011 In Line For Interview

12/09/2011 Interview Scheduled

01/18/2012 Interview Date

02/22/2012 Oath Ceremony

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Brad, so what happened? Did they status change to paid yet? Maybe it will change by Tuesday. Please let us know.

I check the payment page periodicly by putting the NVC case number and the INN on the sign in page and saw that finally the bill for the IV was online. I imediately paid the bill and was hoping to see the PAID the next day instead I saw payment status as unpaid. I called NVC and got thru....apparently the bill was not acutally generated yet so my payment was not applied to the NVC case....they are going to see if a supervisor will apply the payment to the case and also told me if they do it will take an additional 10-14 days :( OUCH Big mistake...even bigger if i made a $400 donation if they dont apply it to the case!!!!!!!! Anyone else have this happen? If so what happened?

Everyone's payment is being processed like that. If you read the payment page note on the right, is clearly states that it will take 2 business days to clear and apply. Mine did same too, next day after the payment it said "not paid", day later changed to "paid". Just wait another day, do not try to pay again and do not worry, tomorrow or Monday it will clear the bank and change to "paid".


11/03/07: Civil Wedding

05/03/08: Religious Wedding

I-130 Timeline

11/27/07: I-130 sent to VSC

01/28/08: NOA1

02/24/08: Touched

08/13/08: I-130 transferred from VSC to CSC

08/14/08: Touched

08/21/08: I-130 now pending at CSC

09/17/08: Touched in the morning

09/17/08: NOA2 - Approval email sent at 10:15 PM. 295 days. 9 months, 21 days

09/18/08: Touched

09/19/08: Touched

NVC Timeline

09/24/08: Case number generated

10/02/08: AOS and IV invoice mailed by NVC. DS-3032 not needed

10/07/08: AOS invoiced received and paid online

10/08/08: IV invoice paid online

10/09/08: AOS and IV shows paid in online system. Printed bar coded pages

10/10/08: Mailed I864 package

10/14/08: I-864 package received at NVC

10/16/08: Mailed DS-230 package

10/17/08: DS-230 package received at NVC

10/24/08: Case complete. 31 days from NVC receipt to completion

10/29/08: NVC assigned interview date of 12/22/08

The last mile

12/22/08: Interview at the Lima, Peru embassy completed

12/23/08: Passport and documents picked up at DHL facility in Lima

12/27/08: Point of Entry - Miami International Airport. 398 days. 1 year, 1 month from submission of I130 to U.S. arrival

01/21/09: My wife received Residence Card in the mail

02/13/09: My wife received Social Security Card in the mail (had to go to SS office and apply in person)

I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence

12/08/10: Received at VSC

12/24/10: Biometrics notice date

01/14/11: Biometrics appointment date

05/10/11: Approval letter received

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Just to make sure, when you see NOT PAID the next day just click on the lower left bottom called PAYMENT RECIEPTS and you will see that your payment has IN PROCESS sign in front of it. If not, there is something wrong.

Good Luck

Nimche is absolutely right. There is something funky with their payment system but dont worry abt the status. the payment receipt has the correct status..and it will show either paid or in process... good luck!


Vermont Service Center I-130 Track: 101 Days

  • I-130 Sent : 2008-04-19
  • I-130 NOA1: 2008-04-29
  • I-130 Approved: 2008-07-29 :)

NVC CR-1 Visa Track: 54 days

  • 2008-08-01: Case received at NVC
  • 2008-08-02: DS3032 Emailed
  • 2008-08-05: Obtained IIN (after 2 tries)
  • 2008-08-07: AOS Fee Bill Paid Online
  • 2008-08-08: I-864 package mailed usps express
  • 2008-08-12: DS-3032 (Choice of Agent) received and entered into system
  • 2008-08-13: IV Fee Bill generated / IV Fee Bill paid online
  • 2008-08-14: IV Fee Bill Shows Paid
  • 2008-09-03: DS-230 (w/o PCC) package mailed usps express
  • 2008-09-05: DS-230 package entered into system and under review
  • 2008-09-15: DS230 RFE generated for PCC
  • 2008-09-18: NVC Received missing PCC.
  • 2008-09-24: CASE COMPLETE
  • 2008-10-03: Interview Date Assigned for Nov 19th
  • 2008-10-07: NVC Left - Welcome to Mumbai.

Mumbai Consulate Track

  • 2008-10-10: Embassy Received
  • 2008-11-05: Medical Appt.
  • 2008-11-19: Interview

  • 2008-11-27: A very Happy Thanksgiving.. POE Washington DC :)

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