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Since when can you prepay and pick your own interview date for a K-1? (Nigeria)

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This is for a friend of mine, who is on the K-1 journey as well.

Their petition has been approved and now they are going on to the interview phase. While I was speaking with my friend, she mentioned they already paid for the visa (N56K ~$350) and were able to choose their own interview date online. Now my husband (then fiance) got his visa in November,2010 so I started to wonder, have the policies changed that much or did someone just take advantage of my friend?

I know things policies change often so can anyone please shed some light on this? Much appreciated!!!

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The portal through which people can pay their non-immigrant visa fees does allow one to pay the K1 fee too, I can tell you that. Whether you're actually supposed to do it that way I don't know.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria

They paid for a visitors visa I think and may actually delay their visa appoinment for a K1. Lagos will tell them when their immigrant visa appointment is ( K1's pay as both so the interview is an immigrant visa interview) The appoiments you can make yourself are visitors and business visas. If they show up for their self scheduled appointment their case won't be scheduled for an interview.

This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this.

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

If one is to understand the above statements..then i guess your friend has being swindled by agents who claims to help in booking visa appointments

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I-129F NOA1 : 2011-06-17
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I-129F NOA2 : 2011-09-27
Interview: 2nd Week of January

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria


November 5, 2010 Interview 7am APPROVED!!!!!! (6months 4weeks 1day) THANK YOU LORD!!!!!

(look at my about me page in my profile if you want to see my entire k1 journey)

AOS Journey:

Feb.4, 2011 Mailed AOS packet

Feb. 7, 2011 Pkt delivered in Chicago

Feb. 10, 2011 Received txt and email of NOA for AOS, EAD, and AP

Feb. 11, 2011 Check cashed for AOS

Feb. 12, 2011 Touched

Feb. 14, 2011 received hard copy of NOA for AOS, EAD& AP

Feb. 18, 2011 received appt letter for biometrics

Feb. 28, 2011 biometrics appt @10am

Feb. 28, 2011 received txt/email AOS case transferred to csc

Mar 1, 2011 AOS Touched

Mar 3, 2011 received hard copy of AOS transfer to csc

Mar 4, 2011 AOS Touched

Mar 28, 2011 Received txt/email saying card production has been ordered. (1month 3eeks 3days)

Mar 28, 2011 Received 2nd txt/email saying we have registered this customer permanent residence status

Mar 29, 2011 Received 3rd txt/email says card production has been ordered.

April 1, 2011 greencard and welcome letter in hand!!

April 5, 2011 received txt/email EAD card production ordered

Will Start Removing Conditions Dec 2012!!!!

Dec. 26, 2012 mailed ROC paperwork

Dec. 28, 2012 NOA for ROC paperwork

Jan. 7, 2013 received bio appt letter

Jan. 24, 2013 bio appt.

June 22, 2013 10yr green card received


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Its very possible and Legal to pay for your K1 visa via GTbank the official bankers for the US embassy. The embassy however is responsible for scheduling the K1 interviews. Its possible to personally schedule the K1 interview online in Monrovia and a few other African countries though Weblink: http://www.gtbank.com/services/banking-services/us-visa-fees-payment.html

....All your Negative Energy Feeds Cancer!


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Nigeria

Unless this is a new policy as of last week, I have never seen anywhere in this forum where K1 visa interview was set up by an individual and pre-payment made. Even on the Embassy information, it is stated that the fee of $350 for the visa is paid on the day of the interview and the interview is embassy scheduled. It seems your friend has been scammed. From those that just had their interview recently, Packet 4 gives the interview date and information to be brought to the interview.

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