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I am haveing trouble figureing out, 1st, How much is the K-1 Visa fee, 2nd, Where do we pay it at? And i know on the embassy page on this site it has a address, But 1st is that where we send our paccket 3 and 2nd is that the address we would send it to? Please help Thanks !


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11/19/2011 Married (6 days)
11/25/2011 Filed Marriage License (6 days)
12/08/2011 Sent AOS Packet ( I-485, I-130, I-797 (13 days)
12/12/2011 NOA ( Packet received) (4 days)
02/16/2012 RFE (70 days)
02/20/2012 Sent Requested Evidence Back (4 days)
02/24/2012 Notice of Receipt of Evidence (4 days)
02/25/2012 Production of EAD/AP Combo Card (1 day)
03/02/2012 Mailed EAD/AP Combo Card (6 days)
03/05/2012 Received EAD/AP Combo Card In Mail (3 days)
03/14/2012 Received Interview Notice for 4/18/2012 (9 days)
04/18/2012 Interview at 10:50 am APPROVED (4 days)
04/18/2012 Notice of Approval for GC (35 days)
04/23/2012 Card in Production email (5 days)
04/24/2012 Card in Mail (1 day)
04/26/2012 GC in hand YAYAYAYA! (2 days)

Removal Of Conditions

02/03/2014 Collect all paperwork for I-751 and over nighted to Vermont Service Center

02/05/2014 Notice of Acceptance Online (2 days)

03/12/2014 Biometrics Appointment ( Went Smooth) (35 days)

05/09/2014 Waiting!!! (58 days)

08/01/2014 I-751 APPROVED ( 142 days)

08/07/2014 Received the approval letter ( 148 days )

Naturalization

11/22/2016 Over nighted N-400 to Lewisville Texas

11/29/2016 Check Cashed!

12/05/2016 NOA

12/20/2016 Biometrics Appointment

01/30/2017 In Line for Interview

04/03/2017 Interview day! Approved (134 Days)

04/07/2017 Received Oath Ceremony Letter (137 days)




Total of 148 days in the ROC process!

Day 137 of Naturalization after starting this whole process 6 years ago.... here we go again.

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I am haveing trouble figureing out, 1st, How much is the K-1 Visa fee, 2nd, Where do we pay it at? And i know on the embassy page on this site it has a address, But 1st is that where we send our paccket 3 and 2nd is that the address we would send it to? Please help Thanks !

did you think of trying the website for the consulate itself?

http://newzealand.usembassy.gov/fees2.html

typically you don't send packet 3... you bring it the day of the interview


YMMV

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I am haveing trouble figureing out, 1st, How much is the K-1 Visa fee, 2nd, Where do we pay it at?

1. $350. I checked information and you will pay that in NZD at the current rate of exchange. That rate will be in your appointment letter.

2. You will pay it at the Consulate in Auckland.


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did you think of trying the website for the consulate itself?

http://newzealand.usembassy.gov/fees2.html

typically you don't send packet 3... you bring it the day of the interview

I did check there it said $455.00, and if you take packet 3 to the interview then what is packet 4?

1. $350. I checked information and you will pay that in NZD at the current rate of exchange. That rate will be in your appointment letter.

2. You will pay it at the Consulate in Auckland.

I looked on NZ website and it said $455.00, where did you find your in? And will he need to drive the 3 hours to pay it and can he pay on day if interview so he isnt making so many trips? Thank you


11/13/2011 POE LAX ( My love is finally HOME!)
11/19/2011 Married (6 days)
11/25/2011 Filed Marriage License (6 days)
12/08/2011 Sent AOS Packet ( I-485, I-130, I-797 (13 days)
12/12/2011 NOA ( Packet received) (4 days)
02/16/2012 RFE (70 days)
02/20/2012 Sent Requested Evidence Back (4 days)
02/24/2012 Notice of Receipt of Evidence (4 days)
02/25/2012 Production of EAD/AP Combo Card (1 day)
03/02/2012 Mailed EAD/AP Combo Card (6 days)
03/05/2012 Received EAD/AP Combo Card In Mail (3 days)
03/14/2012 Received Interview Notice for 4/18/2012 (9 days)
04/18/2012 Interview at 10:50 am APPROVED (4 days)
04/18/2012 Notice of Approval for GC (35 days)
04/23/2012 Card in Production email (5 days)
04/24/2012 Card in Mail (1 day)
04/26/2012 GC in hand YAYAYAYA! (2 days)

Removal Of Conditions

02/03/2014 Collect all paperwork for I-751 and over nighted to Vermont Service Center

02/05/2014 Notice of Acceptance Online (2 days)

03/12/2014 Biometrics Appointment ( Went Smooth) (35 days)

05/09/2014 Waiting!!! (58 days)

08/01/2014 I-751 APPROVED ( 142 days)

08/07/2014 Received the approval letter ( 148 days )

Naturalization

11/22/2016 Over nighted N-400 to Lewisville Texas

11/29/2016 Check Cashed!

12/05/2016 NOA

12/20/2016 Biometrics Appointment

01/30/2017 In Line for Interview

04/03/2017 Interview day! Approved (134 Days)

04/07/2017 Received Oath Ceremony Letter (137 days)




Total of 148 days in the ROC process!

Day 137 of Naturalization after starting this whole process 6 years ago.... here we go again.

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UGHHHHH so confused, i figured maybe I would try to move things along by getting stuff done sooner but I am thinking maybe we should wait for the packet with exact instructions rather then mess things up and have to wait longer ne way.


11/13/2011 POE LAX ( My love is finally HOME!)
11/19/2011 Married (6 days)
11/25/2011 Filed Marriage License (6 days)
12/08/2011 Sent AOS Packet ( I-485, I-130, I-797 (13 days)
12/12/2011 NOA ( Packet received) (4 days)
02/16/2012 RFE (70 days)
02/20/2012 Sent Requested Evidence Back (4 days)
02/24/2012 Notice of Receipt of Evidence (4 days)
02/25/2012 Production of EAD/AP Combo Card (1 day)
03/02/2012 Mailed EAD/AP Combo Card (6 days)
03/05/2012 Received EAD/AP Combo Card In Mail (3 days)
03/14/2012 Received Interview Notice for 4/18/2012 (9 days)
04/18/2012 Interview at 10:50 am APPROVED (4 days)
04/18/2012 Notice of Approval for GC (35 days)
04/23/2012 Card in Production email (5 days)
04/24/2012 Card in Mail (1 day)
04/26/2012 GC in hand YAYAYAYA! (2 days)

Removal Of Conditions

02/03/2014 Collect all paperwork for I-751 and over nighted to Vermont Service Center

02/05/2014 Notice of Acceptance Online (2 days)

03/12/2014 Biometrics Appointment ( Went Smooth) (35 days)

05/09/2014 Waiting!!! (58 days)

08/01/2014 I-751 APPROVED ( 142 days)

08/07/2014 Received the approval letter ( 148 days )

Naturalization

11/22/2016 Over nighted N-400 to Lewisville Texas

11/29/2016 Check Cashed!

12/05/2016 NOA

12/20/2016 Biometrics Appointment

01/30/2017 In Line for Interview

04/03/2017 Interview day! Approved (134 Days)

04/07/2017 Received Oath Ceremony Letter (137 days)




Total of 148 days in the ROC process!

Day 137 of Naturalization after starting this whole process 6 years ago.... here we go again.

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I did check there it said $455.00, and if you take packet 3 to the interview then what is packet 4?

I looked on NZ website and it said $455.00, where did you find your in? And will he need to drive the 3 hours to pay it and can he pay on day if interview so he isnt making so many trips? Thank you

every consulate is different... some use packet 3 ONLY

it is called exchange rate...350USD = 455NZD

Edited by payxibka

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For the Auckland consulate, the beneficiary will pay NZ$455.00 at the interview. This can be paid in cash or by bank/cashier's check (NOT personal check) only. The details on this are in Packet 3 that the beneficiary will get in the mail.

Packet 3 is a checklist that is mailed to the beneficiary. Once the beneficiary gets it they need to gather all the documents, sign off the checklist to confirm they are ready to set an interview date, and mail the checklist + documents back to the consulate.

Once the consulate has received and reviewed Packet 3, they will send the beneficiary Packet 4 which is just a letter with an interview date.

The Auckland consulate seems to be pretty quick to respond with Packet 4 once they receive Packet 3 back - it was only eight days from when I mailed back Packet 3 to when I received Packet 4 with the interview date. And then the interview was only 18 days later, quick compared to a lot of other consulates.

For Packet 3, the beneficiary will need to mail in all the documents on the checklist except for his passport, the visa fee and proof of relationship, which is brought to the interview. This is noted on Packet 3 instructions.

If you haven't done so already, you will need to download form I-134 (can be found on USCIS site), complete this and send to the beneficiary, along with proof of your income. The beneficiary needs to mail this in with Packet 3 before an interview date is given.

The address to send your Packet 3 to will be noted on the Packet 3 instructions.

If the Auckland consulate has received your petition from NVC then it shouldn't be very long at all until the beneficiary receives the Packet 3 instructions.

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I am haveing trouble figureing out, 1st, How much is the K-1 Visa fee, 2nd, Where do we pay it at? And i know on the embassy page on this site it has a address, But 1st is that where we send our paccket 3 and 2nd is that the address we would send it to? Please help Thanks !

Listen to cacahuete - it's US$350 - but NZ$455. Your packet will tell you everything that you need to know. :) good luck! (Ps - packet 3 is everything you'll need for the interview - packet 4 says when your interview is.)

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