Jump to content

6 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Colombia
Timeline

I heard Diana was the person to ask this question. We sent in our final package to adjust the status, it was returned with 2 "Notice of Action" I-797C forms. Both said "the check amount is incorrect or has not been provided." They did not provide us with the specific problem. I really don't know why Im paying these crazy fees if the service is this horrible. If I ran my business like this, I would be out of business.

Our situation is this: She came in on the K-1 visa, she was married within the 90 days. She came with her daughter who is now 6 years old as of Tuesday. The amount we sent was $1610 on one check. $930 for Sofi's paperwork, $80 for the biometrics, and $600 for Annie(a child who accompanies the adult and the paperwork is submitted at the same time.

We were submitting the I-485 and I-131(Application for Travel Document) along with all the other forms. Affidavit of support, notice of e-mail notification, etc.

We were sent 2 I-797C forms. One stating the correct filing fee was $930 plus the $80 for fingerprints, the other noting the I-131 Travel Document, saying the correct fee was $305.

One the USCIS government website, it says in plain English that if you submit the I-131 with the rest of the I-485, that there were no additional fees.

The question is, what do they want? because they dont appear to really know. All I know is they want more but its up to me to guess what that might be.

Do you or anybody know what we might have done in-correctly?

Thanks in advance,

Derek y Sofia


TENGO MUCHA FE QUE TODO NUESTRO PROCESO VA A SALIR MUY PRONTO !!! THANKS GOD FOR ALL THINGS THAT YOU GIVE ME, I LOVE YOU !!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
Timeline

honestly can't tell you. The I-131 is definitely free and sometimes USCIS are idiots.

Try sending the childs and parents check as two separate checks.

Separate the childs packet from the parents, then attach a check to each packet, THEN put them in the same envelope.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
Timeline

honestly can't tell you. The I-131 is definitely free and sometimes USCIS are idiots.

Try sending the childs and parents check as two separate checks.

Separate the childs packet from the parents, then attach a check to each packet, THEN put them in the same envelope.

The only problem with this approach is that they might return the child's packet for whatever reason - missing document, unsigned form, etc. When the packet is resubmitted they could demand $930 because it isn't concurrently submitted with the primary applicant. I don't remember where I read it - whether it was a lawyer blog or USCIS website - that recommended using one check to ensure that applications will stay together when you really want to ensure they are filed concurrently. Since they can't partially cash a check, if they have to return any packet then they have to return all of them.

I'm stumped in the OP's case. It sounds like they submitted the correct documents and paid the correct fees. Either there is something they missed (maybe the A# on the I-131 didn't match the A# on the I-485, and they think it's for a different alien), or someone at USCIS screwed up. I think I'd make in infopass appointment and try to get a more detailed explanation.


12/15/2009 - K1 Visa Interview - APPROVED!

12/29/2009 - Married in Oakland, CA!

08/18/2010 - AOS Interview - APPROVED!

05/01/2013 - Removal of Conditions - APPROVED!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
Timeline

I heard Diana was the person to ask this question. We sent in our final package to adjust the status, it was returned with 2 "Notice of Action" I-797C forms. Both said "the check amount is incorrect or has not been provided." They did not provide us with the specific problem. I really don't know why Im paying these crazy fees if the service is this horrible. If I ran my business like this, I would be out of business.

Our situation is this: She came in on the K-1 visa, she was married within the 90 days. She came with her daughter who is now 6 years old as of Tuesday. The amount we sent was $1610 on one check. $930 for Sofi's paperwork, $80 for the biometrics, and $600 for Annie(a child who accompanies the adult and the paperwork is submitted at the same time.

We were submitting the I-485 and I-131(Application for Travel Document) along with all the other forms. Affidavit of support, notice of e-mail notification, etc.

We were sent 2 I-797C forms. One stating the correct filing fee was $930 plus the $80 for fingerprints, the other noting the I-131 Travel Document, saying the correct fee was $305.

One the USCIS government website, it says in plain English that if you submit the I-131 with the rest of the I-485, that there were no additional fees.

The question is, what do they want? because they dont appear to really know. All I know is they want more but its up to me to guess what that might be.

Do you or anybody know what we might have done in-correctly?

Thanks in advance,

Derek y Sofia

Check your birth dates on all forms. I made the mistake of putting 2010 for my husband's birth date so he wouldn't have had to pay the biometrics fee (granted he also wouldn't have been born yet either). Check and see if that is the issue.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
Timeline

Hi. Did you finally found out what was the problem with your AOS package? I sent mine on 19th Aug and received by Chicago Lockbox on 20th Aug 2010 but didnt receive any NOA till now. I sent a check with the same amount S 1,610 for me and my son's AOS. I got 2 AOS package with all the forms and docs required one for me and one for my son and sent them in one big envelope along with the check. I was just wondering if you were able to find out why your package was returned and have you re sent it again?


2008-10-07 : I-129F Sent

2008-10-08 : NOA1 Received

2008-10-17 : Touched

2008-11-10 : Touched

2008-11-11 : Touched

2009-01-09 : NOA2 Approved, email notification

2009-01-12 : NOA2 hardcopy received

2009-01-20 : NVC Letter Received

2009-03-01 : Email Notification USE Manila

2009-12-29 to 2010-01-03/04 : St Lukes Medical

2010-01-11 : USE Manila Interview Approved!

2010-01-15 : Passport and visa on hand

2010-06-20 : US Entry

2010-07-30 : Wedding

AOS Timeline

2010-08-19 : AOS Package Sent (I-485, I-765, I-131)

2010-08-20 : Delivery to Chicago Lockbox

2010-09-01 : USCIS Email Notification

2010-09-01 : Check Cashed

2010-09-04 : NOA Hardcopy received

2010-09-14 : Biometrics Walkin; original schedule October 5, 2010

2010-09-15 : Cases online (I-485, I-765)

2010-09-15 : RFE notice online

2010-09-18 : RFE letter received Affidavit of support :(

2010-10-15 : RFE Response sent

2010-10-16 : USPS attempted delivery to Lee's Summit Lockbox

2010-10-18 : RFE Response delivered signed by M. Sievers

2010-10-20 : RFE Response confirmed receipt by USCIS

2010-10-21 : I-485 Touched

2010-10-29 : EAD Card Production (I-765) and Travel Document (I-131) appeared online and approved!

2010-11-05 : AP received in mail

2010-11-06 : EAD card received in mail

2010-11-06 : Received interview notice scheduled Dec 08, 2010

2010-12-08 : Approved 2 year GC for me and my son

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
“;}
×
×
  • Create New...