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Hello, everyone, and THANK YOU for your help. It is very much appreciated!

We are now compiling documents to send to her, for her interview in Manila, and I have several questions, please. Some of the problems arise because of apparent discrepancies between the State Dept. documents (both downloaded the same day, from their web-site):

1. Is the visa fee $330, or $350? One document says one, one say the other.

2. We are applying also for a K-3 for her daughter (and a K-9 for her dog-- just kidding!). Do we pay the full visa fee amount for her daughter, too? (that is, $330 x 2?-- or $350 x 2?)

3. Do we pay the Immigrant Visa Security Surcharge ($74)? And if yes, do we pay it also for her daughter? (that is, $74 x 2?)

4. Is the visa fee payable only in pesos, and only at/through a Philippines institution? Again, one document says one thing, the other says something different.

5. Are there any other fees, aside from visa fee, the Security Surcharge, and the fees for the two medical exams?

6. About the medical exam: My fiancée lives in Mindanao (Philippines), and if possible we'd like her to have to make just the one trip to Manila. The documents say that the medical exam results are delivered directly to the Embassy-- is this done that same day, or the next day, or does it take longer? In other words, if her interview has been scheduled for a Wednesday, can she go to St. Luke's early on Tuesday and trust that the results will have been delivered when she goes for her interview the very next day?

7. This question is a bit from frustration: why are there discrepancies between the two State Dept. forms?

I will admit that this is the step that most intimidates me. As I've been telling friends and co-workers, we're now at the state where we need to provide a small mountain of documents, and a slightly larger mountain of money. I guess it's a good thing I am independently wealthy! no0pb.gif

(And my fear can result in a kind of paralysis, which does NO ONE any good at all!)

Again, thank you, thank you, thank you, for your help.

Kevin

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2. We are applying also for a K-3 for her daughter (and a K-9 for her dog-- just kidding!). Do we pay the full visa fee amount for her daughter, too? (that is, $330 x 2?-- or $350 x 2?)

I hope you mean K-2 for the daughter, unless you married the daughter and are applying for a spousal K-3 for her.


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Hello, everyone, and THANK YOU for your help. It is very much appreciated!

We are now compiling documents to send to her, for her interview in Manila, and I have several questions, please. Some of the problems arise because of apparent discrepancies between the State Dept. documents (both downloaded the same day, from their web-site):

1. Is the visa fee $330, or $350? One document says one, one say the other. $350

2. We are applying also for a K-3 for her daughter (and a K-9 for her dog-- just kidding!). Do we pay the full visa fee amount for her daughter, too? (that is, $330 x 2?-- or $350 x 2?) yep. $350 for EACH. Dog is only $150 but needs own medical exam by USCIS vet. :rofl::crying:

3. Do we pay the Immigrant Visa Security Surcharge ($74)? And if yes, do we pay it also for her daughter? (that is, $74 x 2?)

4. Is the visa fee payable only in pesos, and only at/through a Philippines institution? Again, one document says one thing, the other says something different. I thought everything was in US dollars. Better check that.

5. Are there any other fees, aside from visa fee, the Security Surcharge, and the fees for the two medical exams? when you get back to the states, there will be the cosmetics fee, drivers license fee, car accident fee, clothes fee, I wanna go here fee, the visa stuff is cheap !

6. About the medical exam: My fiancée lives in Mindanao (Philippines), and if possible we'd like her to have to make just the one trip to Manila. The documents say that the medical exam results are delivered directly to the Embassy-- is this done that same day, or the next day, or does it take longer? In other words, if her interview has been scheduled for a Wednesday, can she go to St. Luke's early on Tuesday and trust that the results will have been delivered when she goes for her interview the very next day?

7. This question is a bit from frustration: why are there discrepancies between the two State Dept. forms?

I will admit that this is the step that most intimidates me. As I've been telling friends and co-workers, we're now at the state where we need to provide a small mountain of documents, and a slightly larger mountain of money. I guess it's a good thing I am independently wealthy! no0pb.gif

(And my fear can result in a kind of paralysis, which does NO ONE any good at all!)

Again, thank you, thank you, thank you, for your help.

Kevin

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Hello, everyone, and THANK YOU for your help. It is very much appreciated!

We are now compiling documents to send to her, for her interview in Manila, and I have several questions, please. Some of the problems arise because of apparent discrepancies between the State Dept. documents (both downloaded the same day, from their web-site):

1. Is the visa fee $330, or $350? One document says one, one say the other.

2. We are applying also for a K-3 for her daughter (and a K-9 for her dog-- just kidding!). Do we pay the full visa fee amount for her daughter, too? (that is, $330 x 2?-- or $350 x 2?)

3. Do we pay the Immigrant Visa Security Surcharge ($74)? And if yes, do we pay it also for her daughter? (that is, $74 x 2?)

4. Is the visa fee payable only in pesos, and only at/through a Philippines institution? Again, one document says one thing, the other says something different.

5. Are there any other fees, aside from visa fee, the Security Surcharge, and the fees for the two medical exams?

6. About the medical exam: My fiancée lives in Mindanao (Philippines), and if possible we'd like her to have to make just the one trip to Manila. The documents say that the medical exam results are delivered directly to the Embassy-- is this done that same day, or the next day, or does it take longer? In other words, if her interview has been scheduled for a Wednesday, can she go to St. Luke's early on Tuesday and trust that the results will have been delivered when she goes for her interview the very next day?

7. This question is a bit from frustration: why are there discrepancies between the two State Dept. forms?

I will admit that this is the step that most intimidates me. As I've been telling friends and co-workers, we're now at the state where we need to provide a small mountain of documents, and a slightly larger mountain of money. I guess it's a good thing I am independently wealthy! no0pb.gif

(And my fear can result in a kind of paralysis, which does NO ONE any good at all!)

Again, thank you, thank you, thank you, for your help.

Kevin

K-9 for dog :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

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Hello, everyone, and THANK YOU for your help. It is very much appreciated!

We are now compiling documents to send to her, for her interview in Manila, and I have several questions, please. Some of the problems arise because of apparent discrepancies between the State Dept. documents (both downloaded the same day, from their web-site):

1. Is the visa fee $330, or $350? One document says one, one say the other.

You will now pay for you the fiancé I-129f petition there in Philippines. Fee is U.S. $350 / P15,218. Send a little extra as it is bases on current Philippine pesos exchange rate. Cash payment at any Bank of the Philippine Island (BPI) branch. Just go into the branch nearest to her and tell them you are paying for K-1 Visa application fee. They will know what to give her to fill out. If she is unsure on what to fill out ask the staff there to help her fill it out.

BPI Branch Locator:

http://info.bpiexpressonline.com/bpiprod/prodserv.nsf/Pop-Ups/BranchesSearch

Require documents at BPI:

Passport and MNL number

2. We are applying also for a K-3 for her daughter (and a K-9 for her dog-- just kidding!). Do we pay the full visa fee amount for her daughter, too? (that is, $330 x 2?-- or $350 x 2?)

Yes U.S. $350 / P15,218 each applicant filing.

3. Do we pay the Immigrant Visa Security Surcharge ($74)? And if yes, do we pay it also for her daughter? (that is, $74 x 2?)

4. Is the visa fee payable only in pesos, and only at/through a Philippines institution? Again, one document says one thing, the other says something different.

When paying for the beneficiary's. It is paid in Philippines pesos. Visa Application Fee is paid at BPI in Philippines pesos at current exchange rate.

5. Are there any other fees, aside from visa fee, the Security Surcharge, and the fees for the two medical exams?

Medical fees are: 15 years and older USD 213.35 / PhP 9,387.50. Less than 15 years old USD 185.35 / PhP 8,155.50

This is paid at SLEC.

6. About the medical exam: My fiancée lives in Mindanao (Philippines), and if possible we'd like her to have to make just the one trip to Manila.

St. Luke’s Medical Center Extension Clinic (SLEC)exam is 2 day process. SLEC flow chart http://www.slec.ph/australian-visa-applicants.shtml#flowchart

You can book a hotel next to SLEC for two days. The Medical could be longer depending if your fiancee has the following annulment(s), Suicidal Scars, Extreme tattoos, Positive Sputum or Communicable Disease(s). This will add delays and extra time. If she does not have any of the above. Then it's a two day process.

The documents say that the medical exam results are delivered directly to the Embassy-- is this done that same day, or the next day, or does it take longer? In other words, if her interview has been scheduled for a Wednesday, can she go to St. Luke's early on Tuesday and trust that the results will have been delivered when she goes for her interview the very next day?

No need to wait for the medical results to arrive to proceed with the interview. As long as she has the medical packet with the CD in hand. She is ok to go to her interview.

7. This question is a bit from frustration: why are there discrepancies between the two State Dept. forms?

Which forms are you referring to?

I will admit that this is the step that most intimidates me. As I've been telling friends and co-workers, we're now at the state where we need to provide a small mountain of documents, and a slightly larger mountain of money. I guess it's a good thing I am independently wealthy! no0pb.gif

(And my fear can result in a kind of paralysis, which does NO ONE any good at all!)

Again, thank you, thank you, thank you, for your help.

Kevin


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3. Do we pay the Immigrant Visa Security Surcharge ($74)? And if yes, do we pay it also for her daughter? (that is, $74 x 2?)

It is not needed for K-Visas.

if you haven't already seen it, here's a link to the Embassy Webpage with links to the interview preparation instructions...

http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3224.html

a don't forget about CFO, a Philiipine Govt. requirement...

http://www.cfo.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1348:fiancee-spouses-and-other-partners-of-foreign-nationals&catid=140


US Embassy Manila website. bringing your spouse/fiancee to USA

http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3204.html

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It is not needed for K-Visas.

if you haven't already seen it, here's a link to the Embassy Webpage with links to the interview preparation instructions...

http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3224.html

a don't forget about CFO, a Philiipine Govt. requirement...

http://www.cfo.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1348:fiancee-spouses-and-other-partners-of-foreign-nationals&catid=140

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Make sure you go to the immigrant portion of the websites for all your information. The K visas are processed by the immigrant visa unit. Any payments made to the non-immigrant visa unit will be lost.

http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3023.html

http://photos.state.gov/libraries/manila/19452/public/Revised%20K1%20Instruction%20Packet%20_3__rtf2_003.pdf

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You will now pay for you the fiancé I-129f petition there in Philippines. Fee is U.S. $350 / P15,218. Send a little extra as it is bases on current Philippine pesos exchange rate. Cash payment at any Bank of the Philippine Island (BPI) branch. Just go into the branch nearest to her and tell them you are paying for K-1 Visa application fee. They will know what to give her to fill out. If she is unsure on what to fill out ask the staff there to help her fill it out.

Wrong! You are not doing 129F petition for a visa at the US embassy. This is a actual visa application.

3. Do we pay the Immigrant Visa Security Surcharge ($74)? And if yes, do we pay it also for her daughter? (that is, $74 x 2?)

4. Is the visa fee payable only in pesos, and only at/through a Philippines institution? Again, one document says one thing, the other says something different

(3) I do not know what that security surcharge is, never heard of it. Not sure where you got that from.

(4) You pay in Pesos, the bank will do the conversion for dollars. Again, do you have a mix of old documents or wrong documents?


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(3) I do not know what that security surcharge is, never heard of it. Not sure where you got that from.

the Immigrant Visa Security Surcharge only applys to immigrant visas. it does not apply to K-Visas since they are non-immigrant visas.


US Embassy Manila website. bringing your spouse/fiancee to USA

http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3204.html

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the Immigrant Visa Security Surcharge only applys to immigrant visas. it does not apply to K-Visas since they are non-immigrant visas.

Which makes it confusing sometimes. Just follow the instructions in the packet here: http://photos.state.gov/libraries/manila/19452/public/Revised%20K1%20Instruction%20Packet%20_3__rtf2_003.pdf and you won't have any problems.

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....................................................................................................:thumbs:

Which makes it confusing sometimes. Just follow the instructions in the packet here: http://photos.state.gov/libraries/manila/19452/public/Revised%20K1%20Instruction%20Packet%20_3__rtf2_003.pdf and you won't have any problems.


US Embassy Manila website. bringing your spouse/fiancee to USA

http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3204.html

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