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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Ukraine
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I am sorry to bug you with this silly question, but my husband and I just had a little discussion whether we can include a personal check to cover the fee, or does it have to be certified.

Could you please clarify this?


Naturalization:

June 6, 2009 - mailed N-400

June 8, 2009 - delivered to the Lockbox at 2:47 PM

June 11, 2009 - check cashed

June 15, 2009 - received NOA1 (June 10th - NOA1 date)

June 22, 2009 - received biometrics letter

July 10, 2009 - Biometrics

July 27, 2009 - Interview Letter received

September 16, 2009 - Interview @ 1:40 PM (Approved!)

September 26, 2009 - Oath Letter received

October 14, 2009 - Oath Ceremony @ 11:00 AM

I am a U.S. Citizen!

October 23, 2009 - applied for US passport

October 29, 2009 - US Passport received

November 6, 2009 - updated SSN

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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I am sorry to bug you with this silly question, but my husband and I just had a little discussion whether we can include a personal check to cover the fee, or does it have to be certified.

Could you please clarify this?

Personal check if fine... just be sure good funds are behind it.


YMMV

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yeah i agree either way ..we sent in for our aos stuff a personal cheque but for the I-129f application we went with western union and both were accepted...

if you are doing a personal cheque you can see your receipt number on the back of your cheque which helps in tracking on uscis website to how your application is coming along

good luck

take care

kath


REMOVING CONDITIONS

11th Aug 2008 - Mailed I-751 to CSC.

12th Aug 2008 - Application received

14th Aug 2008 - Cheque cashed

18th Aug 2008 - Received NOA-dated the 12th

26th Aug 2008 - Received Biometrics letter

4th Sept 2008 - Biometrics-Detroit-Complete-'Touched'

5th Sept 2008 - 'Touched'

1st Dec 2008 - APPROVED-Card production ordered -112 days

8th Dec 2008 - USCIS mailed approval notice.

8th Dec 2008 - Received my 10 year Greencard in the mail. took 2 days.

Although I have the above date for approval my card actualy states the

2nd December..

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
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From the USCIS website:

Paying Fees:

PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH OR TRAVELERS CHECKS. The Service Center will accept money orders, personal checks, and cashiers checks for payment of fees. The Service Center cannot deposit cash or travelers checks. Be sure checks are signed and correctly dated.

I would use a personal check, much cheaper than a certified one, and you can easily see when it is cashed.

http://www.uscis.gov/graphics/fieldoffices...ional/index.htm


OUR TIME LINE Please do a timeline it helps us all, thanks.

Is now a US Citizen immigration completed Jan 12, 2012.

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Look here: A Candle for Love and China Family Visa Forums for Chinese/American relationship,

Visa issues, and lots of info about the Guangzhou and Hong Kong consulate.

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As a bonus, we're planning on paying with a personal check from our joint checking account.

I'm not sure that it makes any difference, though. My suspicion is that the check gets pulled and cashed by some clerk-type person right away, and by the time the adjudicator sees the package, all evidence of the check may be gone. Still, that's the most convenient way to pay, and a bonus is that it might add one more tiny bit of information that paints a picture of shared finances.


04 Apr, 2004: Got married

05 Apr, 2004: I-130 Sent to CSC

13 Apr, 2004: I-130 NOA 1

19 Apr, 2004: I-129F Sent to MSC

29 Apr, 2004: I-129F NOA 1

13 Aug, 2004: I-130 Approved by CSC

28 Dec, 2004: I-130 Case Complete at NVC

18 Jan, 2005: Got the visa approved in Caracas

22 Jan, 2005: Flew home together! CCS->MIA->SFO

25 May, 2005: I-129F finally approved! We won't pursue it.

8 June, 2006: Our baby girl is born!

24 Oct, 2006: Window for filing I-751 opens

25 Oct, 2006: I-751 mailed to CSC

18 Nov, 2006: I-751 NOA1 received from CSC

30 Nov, 2006: I-751 Biometrics taken

05 Apr, 2007: I-751 approved, card production ordered

23 Jan, 2008: N-400 sent to CSC via certified mail

19 Feb, 2008: N-400 Biometrics taken

27 Mar, 2008: Naturalization interview notice received (NOA2 for N-400)

30 May, 2008: Naturalization interview, passed the test!

17 June, 2008: Naturalization oath notice mailed

15 July, 2008: Naturalization oath ceremony!

16 July, 2008: Registered to vote and applied for US passport

26 July, 2008: US Passport arrived.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I just paid by a normal cheque from ourr joint acct that had both our names on it.


Canadians Visiting the USA while undergoing the visa process, my free advice:

1) Always tell the TRUTH. never lie to the POE officer

2) Be confident in ur replies

3) keep ur response short and to the point, don't tell ur life story!!

4) look the POE officer in the eye when speaking to them. They are looking for people lieing and have been trained to find them!

5) Pack light! No job resumes with you

6) Bring ties to Canada (letter from employer when ur expected back at work, lease, etc etc)

7) Always be polite, being rude isn't going to get ya anywhere, and could make things worse!!

8) Have a plan in case u do get denied (be polite) It wont harm ur visa application if ur denied,that is if ur polite and didn't lie! Refer to #1

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Filed: Country: United Kingdom
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I just answered in a thread with this very qustion today.

:)

I just answered in a thread with this very qustion today.

:) In this very forum?


Now That You Are A Permanent Resident

How Do I Remove The Conditions On Permanent Residence Based On Marriage?

Welcome to the United States: A Guide For New Immigrants

Yes, even this last one.. stuff in there that not even your USC knows.....

Here are more links that I love:

Arriving in America, The POE Drill

Dual Citizenship FAQ

Other Fora I Post To:

alt.visa.us.marriage-based http://britishexpats.com/ and www.***removed***.com

censored link = *family based immigration* website

Inertia. Is that the Greek god of 'can't be bothered'?

Met, married, immigrated, naturalized.

I-130 filed Aug02

USC Jul06

No Deje Piedras Sobre El Pavimento!

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I am sorry to bug you with this silly question, but my husband and I just had a little discussion whether we can include a personal check to cover the fee, or does it have to be certified.

Could you please clarify this?

HI!

Personal check would be fine. Also if the personal check has both names on it as u and ur husbands name that would be also a good evidence for the Removal of the Conditions.

You or him should sign it then.

Best wishes. (F)

Sincerely.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Ukraine
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Thank you for your help...we submitted a personal check as I did not want to come back to RiteAid for money order...yesterday they took my passport style pics...and then they were not ready as their machine got jammed, so this afternoon I got them free of charge...lol..so I felt awkward going there again for moneyorder....wheeew.

I will mail my petition tomorrow, so I will let everybody know how it goes with Vermont Service Center. :whistle:


Naturalization:

June 6, 2009 - mailed N-400

June 8, 2009 - delivered to the Lockbox at 2:47 PM

June 11, 2009 - check cashed

June 15, 2009 - received NOA1 (June 10th - NOA1 date)

June 22, 2009 - received biometrics letter

July 10, 2009 - Biometrics

July 27, 2009 - Interview Letter received

September 16, 2009 - Interview @ 1:40 PM (Approved!)

September 26, 2009 - Oath Letter received

October 14, 2009 - Oath Ceremony @ 11:00 AM

I am a U.S. Citizen!

October 23, 2009 - applied for US passport

October 29, 2009 - US Passport received

November 6, 2009 - updated SSN

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