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I-130 or I-129F route? Just received a bill for $400...

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Hello Everyone...

I'm a bit confused. I"ve applied for both the I-130 and I-129F for my wife back in May. The I-130 has been sent to the NVC now and the I-129F has been sent to the US Embassy in Pakistan. My wife has already received her DS-230 packet and will be sending it in this week. However, I just received a bill for $400 from the NVC regarding her I-130 application. And I've also paid an additional $70 to the NVC to process the I-864 Affidavit of Suppport form a few weeks ago for the same I-130 application. My question is, should I go ahead and pay the $400 bill even though she might immigrate on the I-129F visa? And if I pay the bill, will the I-130 continue to process once she is in the US? Or am a wasting $400?

Please advise

Thank you,

-IT Magician

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Hello Everyone...

I'm a bit confused. I"ve applied for both the I-130 and I-129F for my wife back in May. The I-130 has been sent to the NVC now and the I-129F has been sent to the US Embassy in Pakistan. My wife has already received her DS-230 packet and will be sending it in this week. However, I just received a bill for $400 from the NVC regarding her I-130 application. And I've also paid an additional $70 to the NVC to process the I-864 Affidavit of Suppport form a few weeks ago for the same I-130 application. My question is, should I go ahead and pay the $400 bill even though she might immigrate on the I-129F visa? And if I pay the bill, will the I-130 continue to process once she is in the US? Or am a wasting $400?

Please advise

Thank you,

-IT Magician

I think you first have to call NVC and see which application was approved first, because whichever was approved first is most likely the one that your wife is going to come here with. If they are asking you for the $400 it looks like the I-130 was approved first. But you say that the I-129F is already at the Embassy, so did you get an interview date already???

What do you mean " if I pay the bill, will the I-130 continue to process once she is in the US?" Normally if you pay the bill then your wife will come to the US with an immigrant visa so she will get her green card shortly after she arrives. I think based on what i read if you pay the bill that means that you want to take the I-130 road instead of the I-129F/K3 route.


Mailed N-400 7/23/2009

N-400 received 7/27/09

Biometrics appt 8/19/2009

Interview 11/10/2009 PASSED (got oath letter same day)

Oath ceremony 11/25/2009 (It was nice, FINALLY I am a CITIZEN)

I-130 sent 10/29/2009

I-130 received 10/30/2009

Check cashed 11/05/2009

NOA1 dated 11/05/2009

"Touched" 11/06/2009

"Touched" 11/08/2009

"Touched" 11/09/2009

NOA1 received 11/09/2009

"Touched" 11/30/2009

"faxed proof of citizenship" 12/01/2009

"Touched" 12/01/2009

"Touched" 12/02/2009

"Touched" 12/03/2009

12/23/09 APPROVED Email SENT, and approval letter mailed

12/24/09 Touched

12/28/09 Touched

12/31/09 NVC receives case and assign #

01/04/10 Gave NVC emailed address

01/06/10 AOS BIll / DS-3032 generated

01/06/10 AOS Bill paid, DS-3032 emailed

02/13/10 Paid IV BIll

02/13/10 Sent I-864

2/18/10 Sent DS-230

2/25/10 received e-mail of checklist ( according to NVC DS-230 is missing, but its not so they said to ignore the e-mail)

03/03/10 Login Failed

03/04/10 Case Complete...............waiting for interview date

03/25/10 Interview letter received through email

05/12/10 Interview Date.... Approved

05/19/10 Picked up passport at Domex in Santo Domingo

05/22/10 Hubby and me come home together...Port of Entry New York's JFK

06/14/10 Received Welcome Letter

06/18/10 2nd Welcome Letter

06/28/10 Received 2 year GC

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Hello Everyone...

I'm a bit confused. I"ve applied for both the I-130 and I-129F for my wife back in May. The I-130 has been sent to the NVC now and the I-129F has been sent to the US Embassy in Pakistan. My wife has already received her DS-230 packet and will be sending it in this week. However, I just received a bill for $400 from the NVC regarding her I-130 application. And I've also paid an additional $70 to the NVC to process the I-864 Affidavit of Suppport form a few weeks ago for the same I-130 application. My question is, should I go ahead and pay the $400 bill even though she might immigrate on the I-129F visa? And if I pay the bill, will the I-130 continue to process once she is in the US? Or am a wasting $400?

Please advise

Thank you,

-IT Magician

Also it looks like you already chose the I-130 route because the I-864 affidavit of support is for the CR1/R1


Mailed N-400 7/23/2009

N-400 received 7/27/09

Biometrics appt 8/19/2009

Interview 11/10/2009 PASSED (got oath letter same day)

Oath ceremony 11/25/2009 (It was nice, FINALLY I am a CITIZEN)

I-130 sent 10/29/2009

I-130 received 10/30/2009

Check cashed 11/05/2009

NOA1 dated 11/05/2009

"Touched" 11/06/2009

"Touched" 11/08/2009

"Touched" 11/09/2009

NOA1 received 11/09/2009

"Touched" 11/30/2009

"faxed proof of citizenship" 12/01/2009

"Touched" 12/01/2009

"Touched" 12/02/2009

"Touched" 12/03/2009

12/23/09 APPROVED Email SENT, and approval letter mailed

12/24/09 Touched

12/28/09 Touched

12/31/09 NVC receives case and assign #

01/04/10 Gave NVC emailed address

01/06/10 AOS BIll / DS-3032 generated

01/06/10 AOS Bill paid, DS-3032 emailed

02/13/10 Paid IV BIll

02/13/10 Sent I-864

2/18/10 Sent DS-230

2/25/10 received e-mail of checklist ( according to NVC DS-230 is missing, but its not so they said to ignore the e-mail)

03/03/10 Login Failed

03/04/10 Case Complete...............waiting for interview date

03/25/10 Interview letter received through email

05/12/10 Interview Date.... Approved

05/19/10 Picked up passport at Domex in Santo Domingo

05/22/10 Hubby and me come home together...Port of Entry New York's JFK

06/14/10 Received Welcome Letter

06/18/10 2nd Welcome Letter

06/28/10 Received 2 year GC

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