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Hello. My father, a Canadian, married an American woman and became a permanent resident some time ago. He made an application to bring me into the United States in November 2003. I have been waiting for some years for my F2B visa application to be processed. On May 11 2010, I received an email from the US NVC advising me that I needed to send in a $400 fee in order to continue with the process. I have the money, I have read on their website that I must send it to St. Louis by way of a mailed money order or cashier's cheque.

Does anyone know about this "Immigrant Processing Fee"? I went on the website months ago and I believe that the price may have gone up? I can't find it anymore, I'm just afraid that I'll send off the $400 but they'll take six months to reply just to tell me that the fee is now $450 or something like that. Thanks for any advice.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China

May 11? wow. OK.

suggest, instead of 'going postal' with waiting on NVC to 'send you stuff'

that you have yer dad 'pay electronically' on the NVC payment portal, instead.

Some Serious Reading


DS-230 - http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_3190.html

I-864 - http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_3730.html

General NVC stuff - http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_1335.html

online payment portal -



Canadien filers qualify for NVC Electronic Processing - see

NVC EP - http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Electronic_Processing

Canada NVC EP - http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/224010-electronic-processing/


So, going forth, you can ask yer Dad to call into NVC, get a Human, then ask for the AOS Fee Bill to be emailed to him.

The IIN is inside of the AOS Fee Bill, he'll need that to pay online.


Fees to pay at NVC -

88 - AOS fee - for I-864

404 - Visa Application Fee - for DS-230

Good Luck !

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Filed: Timeline

What is the "IIN" you speak of inside the "AOS" fee bill? Why the "wow" about May 11? Is it because most people usually send the fee off right away?

Thanks so so much for your reply, you really seem to know your stuff. Are you sure my dad can pay electronically? I didn't designate an agent to handle my application, so am I mistaken in believing that only I can pay for it, and, living in Canada, must pay for it by way of a cashier's cheque or money order?

One last thing, what number should I get him to ring to speak to a person about sending him the AOS fee bill? Every time I ring them it seems to be busy or else a machine answers. I'm just not quite sure I'm calling the right number. Thanks again.

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