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I just got packet 4. For those of you interested, Lima just decided to up the interview fee from $131 to $350. Yay.

I have a couple of questions, though. After quickly reading the included paperwork I found two contradictions.

1. On the cover letter there is an interview date almost 1.5 months from now, which seems to long! But elsewhere in the packet it says something like (this is my translation) "As soon as you have gathered all necessary documents...sign and return this page. You will be given and interview date as soon as possible."

So which is it? Hurry up to get things together and get an interview date, or assume that the interview will be on the date that is given?

2. There is a form 179 and my fiancee is instructed to send it in immediately, and then is instructed to include it with the other documentation when everything is ready.

Which is it? Or should I send in the lone form 179 now and then attach an identical copy when I send in the letter that says I have everything together? Or should I try to send in everything now and postpone the interview if for some reason I'm not able to get the medical stuff done in time?

Thanks.

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I just got packet 4. For those of you interested, Lima just decided to up the interview fee from $131 to $350. Yay.

I have a couple of questions, though. After quickly reading the included paperwork I found two contradictions.

1. On the cover letter there is an interview date almost 1.5 months from now, which seems to long! But elsewhere in the packet it says something like (this is my translation) "As soon as you have gathered all necessary documents...sign and return this page. You will be given and interview date as soon as possible."

So which is it? Hurry up to get things together and get an interview date, or assume that the interview will be on the date that is given?

2. There is a form 179 and my fiancee is instructed to send it in immediately, and then is instructed to include it with the other documentation when everything is ready.

Which is it? Or should I send in the lone form 179 now and then attach an identical copy when I send in the letter that says I have everything together? Or should I try to send in everything now and postpone the interview if for some reason I'm not able to get the medical stuff done in time?

Thanks.

OUCH! that's a pretty penny

The interview date on your letter is your interview date. Don't mail any of the paperwork back, just bring it with you to the interview. I don't know why their paperwork is so screwed up, but it is. All our documents said to send them in, but then when we got there, they wanted us to hand them to them :blink:


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Lima didn't up the fee, the entire DOS upped the fee. Anyone interviewing after June 4, 2010 is now required to pay $350. Why they more than doubled the fees I do not know, but that's the new fee for everyone, regardless of country.

You send back the CHECKLIST, stating that you have all of your documents ready, NOT the documents themselves. Hope that helps. It IS very confusing, and there are lots of contradicting forms and instructions in this process.

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Angela & Peter

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K-1 Process (Condensed)

02/01/10: Took atty's bad advice and applied for B2 visa

02/16/10: B2 Visa Interview: DENIED - K1 Required

05/07/10: Atty sent I-129F Petition to Chicago Lockbox

05/31/10: Atty rec'd Petition back due to wrong location

06/01/10: I-129F pkg sent to VSC

06/11/10: NOA1 Rec'd/Touch

09/17/10: INTERVIEW = APPROVED

10/22/10: Marriage in the US

AOS Process

11/13/10: Mailed Packet to CHI Lockbox

11/18/10: NOA1 Rec'd via Text

11/20/10: Soc. Sec. fixed mistake/Processed SSN

11/23/10: Rec'd SSN

11/23/10: Touch

12/09/10: RFE - Supposedly didn't sign I-864 when I KNOW I did. (Copies to prove it.)

12/20/10: Biometrics Appt

12/20/10: RFE Response Rec'd/Processing Resumed

12/27/10: Transferred to CSC

12/29/10: Contacted Senator re: EAD Expedite Request

12/30/10: AOS Touch

12/30/10: EAD & AP Approved (Card Production Ordered)

01/05/11: AOS Touch (Rec'd @ CSC)

01/06/11: AOS Touch/EAD Mailed

01/08/11: EAD & AP Rec'd

01/10/11: AOS Touch

01/14/11: EAD Touch

01/26/11: AOS APPROVED!!

02/02/11: Green Card Received

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