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Hi all,

I have been told that the fee $350 for the interview at the London Embassy needs to be paid in advance, either sent by post or paid over the phone with a credit/debit card at £1.20 per minute, but I have just read this: Immigrant Visa Applicants pay the fee to the Embassy cashier on the day of the visa interview. Fees may be paid in cash - sterling or dollar equivalent; by International Money Order or Bankers Draft; Credit Card - Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, Discover or American Express; or Debit Card with the Visa logo. The Embassy does not accept any other credit or debit cards, or personal checks, This is on the government website: http://london.usembassy.gov/immigrant-visas/iv_fees.html

Can someone advise me which it is please.

Many Thanks

Dave :thumbs:

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Hey :) Its a relitively new thing to be paying it over the phone!but when you go for the interview im told now that if you dont have the receipt for the payment you will not be let into the embassy so your best to phone and make the payment and it is valid for a year and you can pay it at any time as you just need your passport number to book it!




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07/01/10- K1 Mailed
07/16/10- NOA1 Hardcopy
12/15/10- NOA2 Hardcopy Received
02/16/11- Interview at 10am London Embassy
02/24/11- Visa in Hand
02/27/11- POE - Minneapolis

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04/22/11- AOS, EAD, AP sent today
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06/20/11- Green Card Recieved

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04/25/13- ROC package sent

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Hi all,

I have been told that the fee $350 for the interview at the London Embassy needs to be paid in advance, either sent by post or paid over the phone with a credit/debit card at £1.20 per minute, but I have just read this: Immigrant Visa Applicants pay the fee to the Embassy cashier on the day of the visa interview. Fees may be paid in cash - sterling or dollar equivalent; by International Money Order or Bankers Draft; Credit Card - Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, Discover or American Express; or Debit Card with the Visa logo. The Embassy does not accept any other credit or debit cards, or personal checks, This is on the government website: http://london.usemba...as/iv_fees.html

Can someone advise me which it is please.

Many Thanks

Dave :thumbs:

Follow the instructions but you'll be paying a visa application fee, not an interview fee. $350 is the correct amount.


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Hi all,

I have been told that the fee $350 for the interview at the London Embassy needs to be paid in advance, either sent by post or paid over the phone with a credit/debit card at £1.20 per minute, but I have just read this: Immigrant Visa Applicants pay the fee to the Embassy cashier on the day of the visa interview. Fees may be paid in cash - sterling or dollar equivalent; by International Money Order or Bankers Draft; Credit Card - Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, Discover or American Express; or Debit Card with the Visa logo. The Embassy does not accept any other credit or debit cards, or personal checks, This is on the government website: http://london.usembassy.gov/immigrant-visas/iv_fees.html

Can someone advise me which it is please.

Many Thanks

Dave :thumbs:

It's the paragraph underneath the one you quoted that's relevant for the k1...

K Visa Applicants pay the fee to the Operator Assisted Information Service prior to attending the visa interview. Instructions concerning payment will be sent to you with the appointment letter.

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Where are people coming up with this $340 for the I-129F? When I filed I paid $455. Did they change the fee?


9/24- I-129F received by CSC

9/27 NOA1 received in mail

9/28- Check Cashed

10/1- touched

2/23- RFE email

2/28- RFE hardcopy

3/7- NOA2!!!!!

3/28- Interview! APPROVED!

4/7 - Jimmy arrives in the USA!

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Where are people coming up with this $340 for the I-129F? When I filed I paid $455. Did they change the fee?

Fees were changed a couple of months ago. What you paid is the old fee.

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=b1ae408b1c4b3210VgnVCM100000b92ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=b1ae408b1c4b3210VgnVCM100000b92ca60aRCRD

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Fees were changed a couple of months ago. What you paid is the old fee.

http://www.uscis.gov...000b92ca60aRCRD

Correct and let me get on my soapbox again. One reason people get confused about these issues is our members keep referring to "applying" or "K1 application" when speaking of filing the I-129F petition.

You pay a fee to file the petition with USCIS. You pay a fee to file a visa application with the Dept. of State. They are separate agencies and separate actions. An approved petition grants the privilege of applying for a visa. USCIS doesn't issue visas.


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