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Ok, so my husband is in London tonight and will have his CR1 interview tomorrow morning. We are concerned that we've been given bad information by the (not so helpful) London embassy "help" line.

Can someone please tell us...is there ANOTHER fee he has to pay at the London embassy at the time of interview? The embassy helpline just told us (this morning) that he'll have to pay about $350 at the embassy for the visa. I thought we already gave this fee to NVC?! We've been calling and asking the helpline this question for weeks, and no one mentioned this before.

If you can offer any advice, I'd greatly appreciate it!


2010-05-24 - I-130 packet sent

2010-06-01 - I-130 NOA1 online

2010-06-03 - Touched

2010-06-04 - NOA1 received in mail

2010-07-07 - Change of Address Online

2010-07-09 - Touched

2010-07-10 - Touched

2010-10-25 - NOA2 (approval date)

2010-10-30 - NOA2 letter received in mail

2010-11-01 - NVC Received

2010-11-10 - AOS fee paid online

2010-11-12 - DS-3032 emailed and received by NVC

2010-11-19 - IV fee paid online

2010-12-20 - IV packet sent

2010-12-23 - IV packet received by NVC

2011-01-11 - SIF--review completed by NVC

2011-02-01 - Medical in Dublin

2011-02-15 - Dublin -- INTERVIEW CANCELLED, rescheduled in London ??

2011-02-22 - 8:00 am Interview in London--Result: Still not quite sure!

2011-02-22 - 12:00 pm? Medical in London (second medical--Dublin medical not accepted in London)

2011-02-25 - Medical arrived at the London Embassy

2011-03-04 - VISA APPROVED (date is approximate) :):)

2011-03-08 - Visa delivered to beneficiary in Northern Ireland

2011-03-17 - POE

2012-12-31 - mailed I-751 packet

2013-01-07 - check for I-751 cashed by "CSC Field Office Payment"

2013-01-03 - NOA (received in the mail on 2013-01-11)

2013-01-30 - Biometrics Appointment

2013-03-17 - 2-year Conditional Green Card expires

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London Embassy Fee Chart They made a mistake I'd bet. The fee should only be paid if you did a consulate application. Since you went IR-1/CR-1 through USCIS and NVC then you shouldn't have to pay. Best of luck tomorrow.....my prayers are with you and yours.

Bob


  • Married in Manila: 08/20/2010
  • I-130 Sent to lockbox: 10/01/2010
  • I-130 Received: 10/03/2010
  • NOA-1 Received: 10/04/2010
  • NOA-2 Received: 02/01/2011
  • Received NVC: 02/08/2011
  • AOS Bill Generated: 02/10/2011
  • AOS Bill Paid: 02/10/2011
  • DS 3032 Emailed: 02/10/2011
  • IV Bill Generated: 02/14/2011
  • IV Bill Paid: 02/14/2011
  • IV Packet Received @ NVC:02/22/2011
  • NVC Completed 03/08/2011
  • Interview Date Post Sputum results May 17
  • Results negative, Interview scheduled 6/13
  • Placed in A/R 06/13/2011
  • I-601 required 07/18/2011
  • I-601 filed 11/9/2011
  • I-601 approved 11/29/11
  • 2nd Sputum test ordered 12/21/11
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London Embassy Fee Chart They made a mistake I'd bet. The fee should only be paid if you did a consulate application. Since you went IR-1/CR-1 through USCIS and NVC then you shouldn't have to pay. Best of luck tomorrow.....my prayers are with you and yours.

Bob

Bob,

Thank you--that's what we thought! We're in such a panic right now...so nervous about the interview--your well-wishes are much needed and appreciated! :):)

-Fitzy


2010-05-24 - I-130 packet sent

2010-06-01 - I-130 NOA1 online

2010-06-03 - Touched

2010-06-04 - NOA1 received in mail

2010-07-07 - Change of Address Online

2010-07-09 - Touched

2010-07-10 - Touched

2010-10-25 - NOA2 (approval date)

2010-10-30 - NOA2 letter received in mail

2010-11-01 - NVC Received

2010-11-10 - AOS fee paid online

2010-11-12 - DS-3032 emailed and received by NVC

2010-11-19 - IV fee paid online

2010-12-20 - IV packet sent

2010-12-23 - IV packet received by NVC

2011-01-11 - SIF--review completed by NVC

2011-02-01 - Medical in Dublin

2011-02-15 - Dublin -- INTERVIEW CANCELLED, rescheduled in London ??

2011-02-22 - 8:00 am Interview in London--Result: Still not quite sure!

2011-02-22 - 12:00 pm? Medical in London (second medical--Dublin medical not accepted in London)

2011-02-25 - Medical arrived at the London Embassy

2011-03-04 - VISA APPROVED (date is approximate) :):)

2011-03-08 - Visa delivered to beneficiary in Northern Ireland

2011-03-17 - POE

2012-12-31 - mailed I-751 packet

2013-01-07 - check for I-751 cashed by "CSC Field Office Payment"

2013-01-03 - NOA (received in the mail on 2013-01-11)

2013-01-30 - Biometrics Appointment

2013-03-17 - 2-year Conditional Green Card expires

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Not sure if London is like most other embassies but if it is he will have to pay a visa delivery fee to whoever the contracted courier service is. From the reports I have seen this fee is never more than $50 US. That should be the only fee.


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NVC Received : 2010-03-23
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Interview Date : December 16, 2010
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Felo & Wayne and Claudia--thank you both very much!

Yes, the courier fee shouldn't be a big deal. I've heard rumors, though, that it can only be paid via credit card (not cash, not debit card). Anyone know if this is true?


2010-05-24 - I-130 packet sent

2010-06-01 - I-130 NOA1 online

2010-06-03 - Touched

2010-06-04 - NOA1 received in mail

2010-07-07 - Change of Address Online

2010-07-09 - Touched

2010-07-10 - Touched

2010-10-25 - NOA2 (approval date)

2010-10-30 - NOA2 letter received in mail

2010-11-01 - NVC Received

2010-11-10 - AOS fee paid online

2010-11-12 - DS-3032 emailed and received by NVC

2010-11-19 - IV fee paid online

2010-12-20 - IV packet sent

2010-12-23 - IV packet received by NVC

2011-01-11 - SIF--review completed by NVC

2011-02-01 - Medical in Dublin

2011-02-15 - Dublin -- INTERVIEW CANCELLED, rescheduled in London ??

2011-02-22 - 8:00 am Interview in London--Result: Still not quite sure!

2011-02-22 - 12:00 pm? Medical in London (second medical--Dublin medical not accepted in London)

2011-02-25 - Medical arrived at the London Embassy

2011-03-04 - VISA APPROVED (date is approximate) :):)

2011-03-08 - Visa delivered to beneficiary in Northern Ireland

2011-03-17 - POE

2012-12-31 - mailed I-751 packet

2013-01-07 - check for I-751 cashed by "CSC Field Office Payment"

2013-01-03 - NOA (received in the mail on 2013-01-11)

2013-01-30 - Biometrics Appointment

2013-03-17 - 2-year Conditional Green Card expires

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Felo & Wayne and Claudia--thank you both very much!

Yes, the courier fee shouldn't be a big deal. I've heard rumors, though, that it can only be paid via credit card (not cash, not debit card). Anyone know if this is true?

I had my interview for the CR-1 last Friday. You have NOTHING to worry about. They were very friendly and they're not out to try and deny you. If all your paperwork is in order you have no reason to worry I assure you.

Anyways, I paid the courier by debit card and it was £14.80 :)

I had to pay a $400 visa fee on the day but that's because we did not process our documents with the NVC so that won't apply to you.

GOOD LUCK!


USCIS California Service Center

10-NOV 2010 - I-130 sent to Chicago Lockbox

16-NOV 2010 - NOA1 Received

22-NOV 2010 - Service Request for Expedite

10-DEC 2010 - Faxed medical proof to USCIS

17-DEC 2010 - I-130 Approved

27-DEC 2010 - NOA2 Received

National Visa Center

29-DEC 2010 - NVC case number assigned

01-JAN 2011 - Emailed expedite request to NVC

14-JAN 2011 - Expedite approved. Case forwarded to U.S. embassy

25-JAN 2011 - Medical Exam

U.S. Embassy

25-JAN 2011 - Packet 3 received

02-FEB 2011 - Sent DS-230 & DS-2001

18-FEB 2011 - Interview 8:30 AM - APPROVED

Port of Entry

14-MAR 2011 - POE Atlanta

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I had my interview for the CR-1 last Friday. You have NOTHING to worry about. They were very friendly and they're not out to try and deny you. If all your paperwork is in order you have no reason to worry I assure you.

Anyways, I paid the courier by debit card and it was £14.80 :)

I had to pay a $400 visa fee on the day but that's because we did not process our documents with the NVC so that won't apply to you.

GOOD LUCK!

Paloma&Adam--Thank you so much! This information is very helpful, and I'm now taking a big sigh of relief. Just wish I could be with him in London for the big day. :thumbs:

Oh, and many congratulations on your approval!

Edited by Fitzy

2010-05-24 - I-130 packet sent

2010-06-01 - I-130 NOA1 online

2010-06-03 - Touched

2010-06-04 - NOA1 received in mail

2010-07-07 - Change of Address Online

2010-07-09 - Touched

2010-07-10 - Touched

2010-10-25 - NOA2 (approval date)

2010-10-30 - NOA2 letter received in mail

2010-11-01 - NVC Received

2010-11-10 - AOS fee paid online

2010-11-12 - DS-3032 emailed and received by NVC

2010-11-19 - IV fee paid online

2010-12-20 - IV packet sent

2010-12-23 - IV packet received by NVC

2011-01-11 - SIF--review completed by NVC

2011-02-01 - Medical in Dublin

2011-02-15 - Dublin -- INTERVIEW CANCELLED, rescheduled in London ??

2011-02-22 - 8:00 am Interview in London--Result: Still not quite sure!

2011-02-22 - 12:00 pm? Medical in London (second medical--Dublin medical not accepted in London)

2011-02-25 - Medical arrived at the London Embassy

2011-03-04 - VISA APPROVED (date is approximate) :):)

2011-03-08 - Visa delivered to beneficiary in Northern Ireland

2011-03-17 - POE

2012-12-31 - mailed I-751 packet

2013-01-07 - check for I-751 cashed by "CSC Field Office Payment"

2013-01-03 - NOA (received in the mail on 2013-01-11)

2013-01-30 - Biometrics Appointment

2013-03-17 - 2-year Conditional Green Card expires

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don't forget monies for snacks.


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don't forget monies for snacks.

He he. Good call, Darnell. :thumbs:


2010-05-24 - I-130 packet sent

2010-06-01 - I-130 NOA1 online

2010-06-03 - Touched

2010-06-04 - NOA1 received in mail

2010-07-07 - Change of Address Online

2010-07-09 - Touched

2010-07-10 - Touched

2010-10-25 - NOA2 (approval date)

2010-10-30 - NOA2 letter received in mail

2010-11-01 - NVC Received

2010-11-10 - AOS fee paid online

2010-11-12 - DS-3032 emailed and received by NVC

2010-11-19 - IV fee paid online

2010-12-20 - IV packet sent

2010-12-23 - IV packet received by NVC

2011-01-11 - SIF--review completed by NVC

2011-02-01 - Medical in Dublin

2011-02-15 - Dublin -- INTERVIEW CANCELLED, rescheduled in London ??

2011-02-22 - 8:00 am Interview in London--Result: Still not quite sure!

2011-02-22 - 12:00 pm? Medical in London (second medical--Dublin medical not accepted in London)

2011-02-25 - Medical arrived at the London Embassy

2011-03-04 - VISA APPROVED (date is approximate) :):)

2011-03-08 - Visa delivered to beneficiary in Northern Ireland

2011-03-17 - POE

2012-12-31 - mailed I-751 packet

2013-01-07 - check for I-751 cashed by "CSC Field Office Payment"

2013-01-03 - NOA (received in the mail on 2013-01-11)

2013-01-30 - Biometrics Appointment

2013-03-17 - 2-year Conditional Green Card expires

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