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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Jamaica
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Hi everyone!

I posted a few weeks ago about my K-1 fee being returned by my bank as NSF (long story about my job not paying me for Short term disability). Well, I was waiting for the case to be returned. Instead, I got an email update that stated that my petition had been placed in a suspended status, and a letter with detailed information was mailed on Feb 12th. I called USCIS, and spoke to a Customer Service rep that told me how to resolve the issue before the letter arrived.

I called the Burlington Finance Center (BFC) at 866-233-1915, and the rep took a credit card payment for a total of $485 (I-129f $455 fee and NSF fee $30). This center does not have case status info, and cannot correct an error of sending the wrong amount for the fee. Nor will they process a refund request. They only resolve things such as NSFs or payments that will not clear for whatever reason.

All this to say, that the days of old when they rejected the entire petition for NSF are no longer. You also have 14 days from the date of the invoice to remit the payment. If you cannot resolve it in that timeframe, they will send the entire petition back and void any case status info.

I hope this helps someone.

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According to God's favor...Happily married on 09~09~09

See "Our Story" for K-1 timeline

~AOS Timeline~

Nov 28, 2009 ~~ Mailed off Packet

Dec 01, 2009 ~~ Delivered to Chicago Lockbox and signed for by "L. Box"

Dec 07, 2009 ~~ Check Cashed!

Dec 12, 2009 ~~ All 3 NOA1s received in the mail (dated 12/7/09)

Dec 17, 2009 ~~ InfoPass appointment (Emergency AP granted)

Dec 28, 2009 ~~ Biometric Letter arrived (dated 12/15/09)

Dec 28, 2009 ~~ RFE for I-693 (dated 12/22/09)

Jan 11, 2010 ~~ Completed Biometrics

Jan 14, 2010 ~~ Sent I-693 in sealed envelope via US Priority Mail

Jan 19, 2010 ~~ Reply to RFE delivered to Lee's Summit, MO @ 5:03 PM signed for by "C BUCHHOLZ"

Jan 20, 2010 ~~ USCIS acknowledged receipt of RFE on I-485 only

Jan 22, 2010 ~~ I-131 AP and I-765 EAD approved (email notice on 1/25/10)

Jan 28, 2010 ~~ USCIS email that I-485 was transferred to CSC on 1/26/10

Jan 30, 2010 ~~ Received EAD and AP via US Postal Service

Feb 01, 2010 ~~ Received notification of case transfer via USPS

May 07, 2010 ~~ Email notification that card production ordered for 1-485

Jun 01, 2010 ~~ Greencard finally arrives w/approval date 2/23/10 (Huh??)

Done until November 25, 2011!!!

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Filed: Country: Jamaica
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Hi everyone!

I posted a few weeks ago about my K-1 fee being returned by my bank as NSF (long story about my job not paying me for Short term disability). Well, I was waiting for the case to be returned. Instead, I got an email update that stated that my petition had been placed in a suspended status, and a letter with detailed information was mailed on Feb 12th. I called USCIS, and spoke to a Customer Service rep that told me how to resolve the issue before the letter arrived.

I called the Burlington Finance Center (BFC) at 866-233-1915, and the rep took a credit card payment for a total of $485 (I-129f $455 fee and NSF fee $30). This center does not have case status info, and cannot correct an error of sending the wrong amount for the fee. Nor will they process a refund request. They only resolve things such as NSFs or payments that will not clear for whatever reason.

All this to say, that the days of old when they rejected the entire petition for NSF are no longer. You also have 14 days from the date of the invoice to remit the payment. If you cannot resolve it in that timeframe, they will send the entire petition back and void any case status info.

I hope this helps someone.

glad it wasn't a hassle jawi and thanks for the info..

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Good to know - thanks for the update. :thumbs:

Does the USCIS site show "Suspended Status"?

Be interesting to learn how soon after taking care of this that your case gets back on track.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Jamaica
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:yes: This is what the website shows:

Application Type: I129F, PETITION FOR FIANCE(E)

Current Status: Fee Payment Rejected due to Insufficient Funds and Case Placed in Suspense

On February 12, 2009, we suspended processing of this I129F, PETITION FOR FIANCE(E), because the fee payment was returned by the bank due to insufficient funds. We have sent you a check deficiency notice in the mail which explains the steps you must take to resume processing of your case. If you do not receive this notice within 30 days from February 12, 2009, please call customer service at 1-800-375-5283 for further assistance.

I got the actual invoice today in the mail. However, I resolved it on 2/12/09 as soon as the email alert hit my Blackberry. I'll post something when the status changes again. :thumbs:

This would normally be embarrassing...but it was totally out of my control and not because of my mismanagement of funds....such is life I guess.

0insijou.png

According to God's favor...Happily married on 09~09~09

See "Our Story" for K-1 timeline

~AOS Timeline~

Nov 28, 2009 ~~ Mailed off Packet

Dec 01, 2009 ~~ Delivered to Chicago Lockbox and signed for by "L. Box"

Dec 07, 2009 ~~ Check Cashed!

Dec 12, 2009 ~~ All 3 NOA1s received in the mail (dated 12/7/09)

Dec 17, 2009 ~~ InfoPass appointment (Emergency AP granted)

Dec 28, 2009 ~~ Biometric Letter arrived (dated 12/15/09)

Dec 28, 2009 ~~ RFE for I-693 (dated 12/22/09)

Jan 11, 2010 ~~ Completed Biometrics

Jan 14, 2010 ~~ Sent I-693 in sealed envelope via US Priority Mail

Jan 19, 2010 ~~ Reply to RFE delivered to Lee's Summit, MO @ 5:03 PM signed for by "C BUCHHOLZ"

Jan 20, 2010 ~~ USCIS acknowledged receipt of RFE on I-485 only

Jan 22, 2010 ~~ I-131 AP and I-765 EAD approved (email notice on 1/25/10)

Jan 28, 2010 ~~ USCIS email that I-485 was transferred to CSC on 1/26/10

Jan 30, 2010 ~~ Received EAD and AP via US Postal Service

Feb 01, 2010 ~~ Received notification of case transfer via USPS

May 07, 2010 ~~ Email notification that card production ordered for 1-485

Jun 01, 2010 ~~ Greencard finally arrives w/approval date 2/23/10 (Huh??)

Done until November 25, 2011!!!

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Filed: Other Country: South Korea
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Hey jawi876!

Thanx for your info.... I called the number and was able to make my payment with a credit card. After calling the number, I entered option 1 and spoke with a person who asked for the an invoice number or the case receipt number(which I used). Then I paid with a credit card. Thanx for posting.

BTW, they will now send you an email payment confirmation.....which is nice.

Blue

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