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At the time that the beneficiary attends the interview at the embassy are any funds needed? If so how much and can it be by certified check or money order. As if there is a fee I will forward it with the Affidavit of Support when I DHL the papers down to him. In the same regard is any money need to pick up the visa or upon entrance through customs into the US.

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At the time that the beneficiary attends the interview at the embassy are any funds needed? If so how much and can it be by certified check or money order. As if there is a fee I will forward it with the Affidavit of Support when I DHL the papers down to him. In the same regard is any money need to pick up the visa or upon entrance through customs into the US.

There's a fee that applicants have to pay to attend the interview, in Brazil at least, of US$100.00. It should be paid at the bank (in Brazil, Citibank) before the interview. But these rules change according to the country. I mean, in some countries, there's no need for such a fee, in other, the fee is paid in another bank, and so on.

Maybe you should call the consulate to find out?

Edited by Mew

I only offer advice - not even legal. Just the plain and simple kind.

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At the time that the beneficiary attends the interview at the embassy are any funds needed? If so how much and can it be by certified check or money order. As if there is a fee I will forward it with the Affidavit of Support when I DHL the papers down to him. In the same regard is any money need to pick up the visa or upon entrance through customs into the US.

All country is different as to their procedure.

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There is a $100 fee for a non-immigrant visa in Guyana but I am not sure if that is the same case with a K-1. As far as I know there is no fee to pick up your visa.

K1 is a non-immigrant visa. There is a $100 fee for every K1 visa interview in every country as far as I know. Almost every country also has an arrangement with a local bank so that visa applicants can take their appointment letter, pay the fee, and bring the receipt to the appointment. In Guyana, the bank is Citizen's bank. Your fiance needs to go there first to pay this fee. There shouldn't be anything else to pay for the interview although you may want to email the consulate to be 100% sure.

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"Almost every country also has an arrangement with a local bank so that visa applicants can take their appointment letter, pay the fee, and bring the receipt to the appointment. In Guyana, the bank is Citizen's bank. Your fiance needs to go there first to pay this fee."

As of yet we haven't received packet 4 which I gather will contain the appointment letter within based upon your response - Can a person pay the fee to Citizen Bank without the appointment letter? I ask as my fiance will be in Georgtown this week. Is the actual appointment given after paying the fee or will it arrive in Packet 4?

Additionally, on a gov't web site I saw that the fee for the DS-230 form is $335. So far my fiance only filled out Part 1 and sent it back to the Embassy. When does he do part II and will he be required to pay the fee of $335?

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"Almost every country also has an arrangement with a local bank so that visa applicants can take their appointment letter, pay the fee, and bring the receipt to the appointment. In Guyana, the bank is Citizen's bank. Your fiance needs to go there first to pay this fee."

As of yet we haven't received packet 4 which I gather will contain the appointment letter within based upon your response - Can a person pay the fee to Citizen Bank without the appointment letter? I ask as my fiance will be in Georgtown this week. Is the actual appointment given after paying the fee or will it arrive in Packet 4?

Additionally, on a gov't web site I saw that the fee for the DS-230 form is $335. So far my fiance only filled out Part 1 and sent it back to the Embassy. When does he do part II and will he be required to pay the fee of $335?

As far as I know, the date will be in packet 4. And you'll need the letter to pay for the fee before attending the interview.

I have never heard of a fee for DS230. I was nowhere asked on the instructions of packet 3 or 4 to fill out part 2 of it.


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$100 visa fee reciept is reqired to show on interview.

There is no fee when you enter into US


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As of yet we haven't received packet 4 which I gather will contain the appointment letter within based upon your response - Can a person pay the fee to Citizen Bank without the appointment letter? I ask as my fiance will be in Georgtown this week. Is the actual appointment given after paying the fee or will it arrive in Packet 4?

Additionally, on a gov't web site I saw that the fee for the DS-230 form is $335. So far my fiance only filled out Part 1 and sent it back to the Embassy. When does he do part II and will he be required to pay the fee of $335?

My assumption is that packet 4 will contain the appointment letter but that is all dependent on how the consulate in Guyana handles it. I don't think he can pay without having the letter because the bank probably needs that letter to credit the payment correctly. Also, it's usually ANY location of the bank -it doesn't have to be in Georgetown so I wouldn't worry about rushing to get it down while he is there. He can even pay it an hour before he goes to the interview - as long as he has the receipt, it's fine.

The DS-230 is not applicable - your fiance is going to receive a NON-immigrant visa and will continue his adjustment of status in the US. The DS-230 is for an immigrant visa. Just stick to the guidelines provided in the packets and you'll be fine.

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$100 visa fee reciept is reqired to show on interview.

There is no fee when you enter into US

I was charged $6 at the point of entry for issuance of I-94. Plus, I had to pay import fees for my car.


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The DS-230 is not applicable - your fiance is going to receive a NON-immigrant visa and will continue his adjustment of status in the US. The DS-230 is for an immigrant visa. Just stick to the guidelines provided in the packets and you'll be fine.

We're asked to fill out DS-230 (part I only) in Brazil...


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oops

Edited by SweetDefiance

We were married in Washington in August, we submitted our I-485, I130, I765, and I131 in Sept of 06 to the Chicago Lock Box, and got our Green card in January 07!!! Found this was much faster and easier than going through the K1 process.

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