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Bogota: Application Fees for Nonimmigrant Visas to Increase

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http://bogota.usembassy.gov/pr_62_14122007.html

The application fee for a U.S. nonimmigrant visa will increase from US$100 to US$131. This increase allows the Department of State to recover the costs of security and other enhancements to the nonimmigrant visa application process.

Applicants who paid the current US$100 application fee before January 1 will be processed only if they are scheduled and appear for a visa interview before January 31. Applicants who paid the US$100 application fee and appear for visa interviews after January 31, 2008 must pay the difference -- US$31 -- before they will be interviewed.

The Department is required by law to recover the cost of processing nonimmigrant visas through the collection of the visa application fee. Because of new security-related costs, new information technology systems, and inflation, the US$100 application fee is lower than the actual cost of processing nonimmigrant visas. In fact, the US$100 fee was already lower than the cost of processing nonimmigrant visas when the fee was reviewed as a part of the cost of service study in 2004. The Department has been absorbing the additional cost. We are now collecting 10 fingerprints from each applicant, and the cost charged by the FBI to review those fingerprints no longer allows us to do this. The application fee has increased twice since 9/11, the last time in 2002.

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bogota, Colombia has already scheduled visa appointments through the end of 2007, thus applicants who have not yet made a visa appointment will be subject to the new fee.

Bogotá, D.C., 14 de diciembre de 2007

:rofl: HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY! :bonk:


Ken y Leidys’ Timeline

May 1, 2009 - I-129 F (NOA-1)

Aug 4, 2009 - I-129 F (NOA-2)

Oct 7, 2009 - Bogota Interview

Oct 16, 2009 - Diomesa package arrived in downtown Barranquilla

Oct 20, 2009 - Leidys took bus to Diomesa Office to pick up Visa/Passport package because ("We don't deliver to your Barrio").

Nov 22, 2009 - POE (30 min.) Los Angeles, Intl.

Dec 27, 2009 - Wedding

March 8, 2010 - AOS NOA

April 8, 2010 - AOS BIO (in Riverside, CA)

May 11, 2010 - AOS AP

May 24, 2010 - AOS Interview

May 27, 2010 - AOS EAD May 27, 2010

Jun 18, 2010 - Green Card Received!

Apr 07, 2012 - ROC Filed

Oct 11, 2012 - ROC RFE

Jan 08, 2013 - CONDITIONS REMOVED!!!

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http://bogota.usembassy.gov/pr_62_14122007.html

The application fee for a U.S. nonimmigrant visa will increase from US$100 to US$131. This increase allows the Department of State to recover the costs of security and other enhancements to the nonimmigrant visa application process.

Applicants who paid the current US$100 application fee before January 1 will be processed only if they are scheduled and appear for a visa interview before January 31. Applicants who paid the US$100 application fee and appear for visa interviews after January 31, 2008 must pay the difference -- US$31 -- before they will be interviewed.

The Department is required by law to recover the cost of processing nonimmigrant visas through the collection of the visa application fee. Because of new security-related costs, new information technology systems, and inflation, the US$100 application fee is lower than the actual cost of processing nonimmigrant visas. In fact, the US$100 fee was already lower than the cost of processing nonimmigrant visas when the fee was reviewed as a part of the cost of service study in 2004. The Department has been absorbing the additional cost. We are now collecting 10 fingerprints from each applicant, and the cost charged by the FBI to review those fingerprints no longer allows us to do this. The application fee has increased twice since 9/11, the last time in 2002.

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bogota, Colombia has already scheduled visa appointments through the end of 2007, thus applicants who have not yet made a visa appointment will be subject to the new fee.

Bogotá, D.C., 14 de diciembre de 2007

:rofl: HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY! :bonk:

Happy April Fool's Day to you too!! Jajajaa :rofl:


12.31.2009 I-129F Visa Petition rec'd at CSC

01.04.2010 I-797 NOA Receipt Notice WAC1006xxxxxx

03.02.2010 Request for Evidence: CSC wanted copy of previous divorce decree. Arrived @ CSC 03.12.1010

03.16.2010 I-797 NOA-2 Approved and sent from California Service Center 71 Days from NOA-1

03.16.2010 USCIS sending notification of the approved application/petition to the National Visa Center.

03.23.2010 NVC sent file to U.S. Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica! SNJ2010XXXXXX

03.26.2010 Received NVC letter (hard copy) dated March 24, 2010 in the mail.

03.27.2010 File arrived @ U.S. Embassy.

04.07.2010 Embassy called for Elsie to come and get Packet #3. She will pick up April 13th.

04.08.2010 Embassy e-mailed Packet #3 to me today.

04.15.2010 Interview scheduled for 30 April 2010

04.30.2010 Visas approved...pick up everything on 5/4/2010 @ 3pm.

05.05.2010 Traveling together to the USA...POE Denver, Colorado

07.28.2010 Married today...end to a long journey with more to come!!

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