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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Here's a question. You send in your 129F packet to the service center with a check in US dollars to begin the process. Once the NOA2 is received and the process begins at the consulate side the beneficiary must go for a medical exam in their country. IN our case this would be the UK. So is it paid for in Great Britain Pounds or USD? When you process the DS forms at the Consulate in London do you pay for them in USD or GBP? Because the medical is listed in pounds and the forms are listed in USD. Just not sure which to bring and if they will only take cash or travelers checks etc... Thanks Shell

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Here's a question. You send in your 129F packet to the service center with a check in US dollars to begin the process.

You send the I-129F to the lockbox facility in Texas, not a service center.

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September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
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June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
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April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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You send the I-129F to the lockbox facility in Texas, not a service center.

Right sorry we already did that and have the NOA1. Its at the Vermont Service Center so why I put that. Didn't mean to cause confusion. :o) Shell

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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We've paid USD on everything so far, except the medical in London, which was 205 or 210 GBP. the courier fee for the visa is in pounds, I believe. I think it is 14.70, or more for expedited.

I can't remember how much the first filing was, as it seems a century ago (10/22/10), but I think the visa fee was either $455 or $355. (BIG NOTE HERE- I paid it -US citizen-, trying to be nice, and MY NAME showed up on the receipt, not his, oops. Two $16 phone calls later....) -paid after the packet 3 was sent for the interview.

At this point, with phone bills and plane flights, it's just monopoly money, anyway :lol:

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Mexico
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I dont know in your country but at least here in mexico we can pay either pesos or USD. The only catch though is that If the currency is 1 dollar = 11.50 pesos, they will take the dollar at 12 pesos and they gain a little more money. I mean is not like a huge difference but this process is expensive so the more u can save the better!


K1 visa
Filed I-129: Dec 3rd 2010
Interview: July 6th 2011 APPROVED!


AOS
Filed: Oct 4th 2011
AOS Interview: Feb 7th 2012 - RFE sad.png
AOS Approved: Feb 9th - without sending RFE
Green Card received: Feb 17th smile.png

ROC

Filed: Nov 13th 2013

Approved: March 13th 2014

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: New Zealand
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You pay in local currency in each instance.

So the petitioner pays for the I-129F in USD.

Just keep following the K1 Guide in principle, then when it comes to the UK side, you follow the instructions in the Embassy Info (top of page) it gives you an updated version of what is required at their level.. so you pay GBP for whatever is done in the UK.


Mar 2011 - After 5mths denied for lost docs - Attempts to follow up failed. Mar 18 2012 - I-129F sent - No sign of NOA1 but they have banked the check...Jul 24 - Update - USCIS has located our file
Infopass Apt - they sorted through everything - our 2011 and 2012 file keep getting mixed up - getting us a Case# (still waiting) Dec- Infopass Appt- expecting to get a case # in about a week ..Still no Case number

Mar 2013 Infopass - advised file was in a box somewhere,and it would be quicker for us to refile. Life gets in the way... New petition submitted July 2014 .
I-129F Sent : Jul 28 2014
TSC received: Aug 04 2014
I-129F NOA1 : Aug 06 2014
I-129F NOA2 : Feb 25 2015 (NOA2 copy rcd: Mar 02)

Sent to NVC: Mar 09 / Left NVC Apr 1 / Arr Embassy Apr 7 / Pkt 3 Rcd Apr 15 / Medical Apr 17 / Pkt 3 sent May 1 / Interview May 12

Left NZ May 15

Married Aug 10

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Awesome. That helps loads. Thanks.

Shell

You pay in local currency in each instance.

So the petitioner pays for the I-129F in USD.

Just keep following the K1 Guide in principle, then when it comes to the UK side, you follow the instructions in the Embassy Info (top of page) it gives you an updated version of what is required at their level.. so you pay GBP for whatever is done in the UK.

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