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I’m currently in the process of applying for a K1 visa with my American girlfriend (I’m Australian).

The first stage of the process is to fill out and submit a I 129f form. I have got all the paperwork together and filled out all the forms but am not sure about how to pay the $US 340 fee.

The US embassy Australian website gives a list of various forms and how to go about paying for them but it doesn’t list what to do for the I 129 F form http://canberra.usembassy.gov/iv-fees.html I tried calling the local consulate but just got a recorded message which wasn’t any help.

I also went to the post office to ask them and they only had information on paying for the K visa rather than the I 129f form.

So i’m kind of stuck as to what to do now, can anyone help.

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The I-129F is filed in the United States by the US citizen. They post it to the Texas address listed on the form along with the appropriate fee. This can be by way of check or money order.

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AOS from K1 Visa

01.20.2011 Posted in AOS, EAD and AP documentation

01.25.2011 Signed for in Chicago

01.31.2011 NOA1s x 3 produced

02.08.2011 NOA1s x 3 hard copies received

02.22.2011 Transferred to CSC

02.28.2011 Biometrics done Fort Worth, Tx

03.18.2011 EAD/AP approved for production

03.24.2011 2 year conditional Green Card approved for production

03.28.2011 EAD/AP card received in the mail

03.29.2011 Welcome to the United States of America letter received in the mail

03.30.2011 Green Card received in the mail.

Removal of Conditions

01.19.2013 Posted I-751 and supporting documentation

01.26.2013 Package delivered to VSC

01.28.2013 NOA1 produced

01.29.2013 Check for filing fee and biometrics cashed

02.02.2013 NOA1 received

02.07.2013 Notice of Biometrics appointment received

02.27.2013 Biometrics done

06.14.2013 10 year unconditional Green Card approved for production

06.19.2013 Congratulations letter received in the mail

06.21.2013 10 year unconditional Green Card received in the mail

Naturalization

07.03.2016 Posted N-400 and supporting documentation

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I’m currently in the process of applying for a K1 visa with my American girlfriend (I’m Australian).

The first stage of the process is to fill out and submit a I 129f form. I have got all the paperwork together and filled out all the forms but am not sure about how to pay the $US 340 fee.

The US embassy Australian website gives a list of various forms and how to go about paying for them but it doesn’t list what to do for the I 129 F form http://canberra.usembassy.gov/iv-fees.html I tried calling the local consulate but just got a recorded message which wasn’t any help.

I also went to the post office to ask them and they only had information on paying for the K visa rather than the I 129f form.

So i’m kind of stuck as to what to do now, can anyone help.

The US citizen is the petitioner and the one who should file the form, packet, and pay the fee. Is your girlfriend in the US? If she is, why isn't she taking care of all this? She should. She could pay the fee out of her checking account or buy a money order to pay the fee.


August 23, 2010 - I-129 F package sent via USPS priority mail with delivery confirmation.

August 30, 2010 - Per Department of Homeland Security (DHS) e-mail, petition received and routed to California Service Center for processing. Check cashed. I-797C Notice of Action by mail (NOA 1) - Received date 08/25/2010. Notice date 08/27/2010.

After 150 days of imposed anxious patience...

January 24, 2011 - Per USCIS website, petition approved and notice mailed.

January 31, 2011 - Approval receipt notice (NOA 2) received by mail. Called NVC, given Santo Domingo case number, and informed that petition was sent same day to consulate.

Called Visa Specialist at the Department of State every day for a case update. Informed of interview date on February, 16 2011. Informed that packet was mailed to fiance on February, 15 2011.

February 21, 2011 - Fiance has not yet received packet. Called 1-877-804-5402 (Visa Information Center of the United States Embassy) to request a duplicate packet in person pick-up at the US consulate in Santo Domingo. Packet can be picked-up by fiance on 02/28.

March 1, 2011 - Medical exam completed at Consultorios de Visa in Santo Domingo.

March 9, 2011 at 6 AM - Interview, approved!

March 18, 2011 - POE together. JFK and O'Hare airports. Legal wedding: May 16, 2011.

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The fee must be paid from a US bank account or from a US money order.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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The fee must be paid from a US bank account or from a US money order.

Thanks for all the advice, its all been clarified now.

The main problem was that my girlfriend closed her US bank account last year as she hasn't used it for years (She has been living in Australia permanently for the last 5 years).

But our local bank here in Australia (Westpac) can create US based money orders as they are partnered with the Bank of America.

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Can't you file directly at the Consulate if the USC is living overseas? (DCF) I'm not sure if you can in Australia, but I thought I read somewhere that you could.


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07/20/2011-------I-485 and I-765 Sent
07/26/2011-------NOA1 received via email
08/05/2011-------RFE Notification via email and text
08/11/2011-------RFE Hardcopy in mail
08/12/2011-------RFE Sent back
08/15/2011-------RFE Received at USCIS
08/24/2011-------Biometrics Appointment
09/06/2011-------Notice of Interview! (via text)
09/15/2011-------EAD Approved Notification via text
10/06/2011-------Adjustment of Status Interview - APPROVED!!!

11/08/2011-------Green Card Received!!

07/09/2013-------Lifting Conditions Filed

07/12/2013-------NOA received

10/01/2013-------Approval Date

10/15/2013-------Ten Year Green Card Received! Finally!

 

 

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I'm the beneficiary and I'm the one that completed the forms and paid the fee. I went to my bank and asked for a US money order. Simple.

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