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MRV FEE SAME AS USCIS FEE???

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Can someone please help.

My Fiance' and I have applied for the K-1 Visa. She is Canadian and resides in Canada. I live in Michigan. The question I have is this...we have paid the $340 in filing fees with USCIS upon our initial application submition. We have actually received Packet 4 telling us to visit the visainfo website to schedule our appt. We already registered with DHL, and submitted the DS-160 (or whatever form it was)...the website allows us to log in but does not allow us to schedule and appointment. It keeps asking for an MRV receipt number or for us to pay $350 filing fee via Credit Card. Is this an additional processign fee? I was told by U.S. Customs that the fee I paid to USCIS was all I had to pay. If thats the case then why wont the website let us schedule our appointment? We are sooooo close....yet sooo far away...we have emailed the Embassy in Montrela several times and still have no reply other than an autoreply. We even emailed them a scanned copy of teh USCIS Receipt saying we paid already.any whelp would be appreciated...

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$340 was the fee for USCIS to process your i129 application

$350 is going to be the visa fee


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Its a visa fee you have to pay it or no visa. Everyone pays 350$. Its not refundable either if you don't pass the interview.

You either pay it now online with credit card or pay it when you go to the interview. No way around it.


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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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If you choose ready to schedule, you can skip the payment but than you will need to pay $350 cash in Montreal at the interview

thx for the quick response....but I didnt see any other option except to pay now...here is what it says

To proceed to the next step, you must first pay a non-refundable MRV fee.

The fee is payable by:

1.Visa or MasterCard

2.American Express

3.Paypal

4.MRV fee receipt (from Scotia bank)

After a successful payment, the system will generate a MRV fee receipt which will allow you to proceed in scheduling your appointment.

Is there somewhere else on teh website I go to select "pay later" option?

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thx for the quick response....but I didnt see any other option except to pay now...here is what it says

To proceed to the next step, you must first pay a non-refundable MRV fee.

The fee is payable by:

1.Visa or MasterCard

2.American Express

3.Paypal

4.MRV fee receipt (from Scotia bank)

After a successful payment, the system will generate a MRV fee receipt which will allow you to proceed in scheduling your appointment.

Is there somewhere else on teh website I go to select "pay later" option?

Also when I look elsewhere on the site, this is what it says....

MRV Fee Payment Options for Canada

All Nonimmigrant visa applicants must pay the Nonimmigrant visa application processing fee (MRV) prior to scheduling an appointment through this service. This fee is nonrefundable and nontransferrable regardless of whether a visa is issued.

The fee can be paid using the following options:

Using this Web site, Credit Card Online, Cash at Scotiabank, or PayPal

1.Please log into the Web site using the applicant's passport number, date of birth and nationality.

2.Follow the Web page instructions to select applicant's trip purpose, preferred Consulate to schedule an appointment, and other pertinent details related to the visa application.

3.While following the steps on the Web site, the applicant will be asked to either make a payment or to confirm the payment has already been made by using a "MRV Fee Receipt Number."

4.Payment can be made using the following options:

Credit Card: Visa, MasterCard, or American Express

1.Please select the appropriate credit card from the provided list.

2.Follow directions to complete the transaction.

Cash at Scotiabank

1.Please select Cash.

2.Click on the "PDF" link next to the "MRV Fee Receipt Number" box.

3.Print the electronic generated deposit slip for each applicant.

4.Complete the relevant information.

5.Take the deposit slip(s) to the bank and pay.

6.The "MRV Fee Receipt Number" is located at the the bottom of the Scotiabank deposit slip in the "serial number" field.

■Note: Each applicant requires a separate "serial number."

7.Return to this Web site and enter the "MRV Fee Receipt Number" when asked to provide it.

PayPal

1.Click on the "PayPal" link next to the "MRV Fee Receipt Number" box.

2.Print the transaction confirmation.

3.Return to this Web site and enter the "MRV Fee Receipt Number," which is the transaction ID.

Credit Card through the Telephone

1.Call our service to pay by Visa, MasterCard or American Express using an interactive voice system.

2.Click %s for telephone numbers and other access information.

3.Once the credit card information is approved, the caller will be provided a confirmation number.

4.This confirmation number is required to submit the visa application and schedule an appointment.

5.The caller must write down the confirmation number, there will not be a way to retrieve it later.

Am I missing something? Pleae let me know because we werent expecting thsi additional fee and while i can come up with it in a few weeks, we dont wanna delay the process any further, and if I can schedule now and pay when I get there that would help since teh closet appt avail is 103 days away

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Do you know about the medical fees before the interview? and the 1070$ AOS fee when in the usa?

You may want to do your research.


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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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Do you know about the medical fees before the interview? and the 1070$ AOS fee when in the usa?

You may want to do your research.

Yes Inky w were aware of teh Medical fees and AOS, we just didnt realize there was a seperate fee for the MRV, since my application fee was 340 and MRV is 350, I think we just confused the 2 thinking they were one in the same...since they are so close in price...

I sitll have yet to see on the website were it gives me an option to pay at teh embassy though could you or someone guide me through it?

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Yes Inky w were aware of teh Medical fees and AOS, we just didnt realize there was a seperate fee for the MRV, since my application fee was 340 and MRV is 350, I think we just confused the 2 thinking they were one in the same...since they are so close in price...

I sitll have yet to see on the website were it gives me an option to pay at teh embassy though could you or someone guide me through it?

under trip purpose, do you see an option "ready to schedule"? I paid the fee up front but I remember seeing that option when I was booking my interview

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S/B..ok I see what you are saying...that option is listed there...but so is K1 visa...am I allowed to just select the "general" purpose of immigrating permantely or do I have to select K1 since thats what we are applying for? Is there anyone on this site that has doen it that way before?...i would just hate to schedule the appontiment and get all the way to montreal only to be told we scheduled the wrong way...let me know what your thought s are thanks

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S/B..ok I see what you are saying...that option is listed there...but so is K1 visa...am I allowed to just select the "general" purpose of immigrating permantely or do I have to select K1 since thats what we are applying for? Is there anyone on this site that has doen it that way before?...i would just hate to schedule the appontiment and get all the way to montreal only to be told we scheduled the wrong way...let me know what your thought s are thanks

You will select "permanently immigrate to the US (Ready to Schedule) and there will be another area that you would have confirmed K1 visa application

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