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I believe the new visa fees will be in effect April 12, 2012. I filed a I-130 petition for mi wife. Will be paying the new fee whic is $230 instead of $330?


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I believe the new visa fees will be in effect April 12, 2012. I filed a I-130 petition for mi wife. Will be paying the new fee whic is $230 instead of $330?

Once you get to NVC, instead of paying $404 for the IV fee, you'll be paying $304.

Remember, the $404 = $330 + $74 (surcharge)

So, the new $304 = $230 + $74 (surcharge)

And it's April 13th when they're put into effect.

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2012/03/187114.htm

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I believe the new visa fees will be in effect April 12, 2012. I filed a I-130 petition for mi wife. Will be paying the new fee whic is $230 instead of $330?

I130 is $420. I believe the changes are only for K1 Visas. I'm sorry I was unaware of the reduction for my case as well. :dance:

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USCIS

02-08-2012 -- Married

02-22-2012 -- I-130 sent(separately for wife and stepdaughters)

02-27-2012 -- Received NOA1 email for all 3 i130s

02-29-2012 -- Touched

03-05-2012 -- I-130 NOA1 physically received in the mail

09-17-2012 -- I-130 NOA2 approved

NVC

09-24-2012 -- NVC received

09-25-2012 -- Case # received; Exchanged emails; IIN # received

09-27-2012 -- DS-3032 sent via email

09-27-2012 -- Received DS-3032 and AOS bill via emails

09-29-2012 -- AOS fee paid online

10-08-2012 -- DS-3032 accepted; AOS status: PAID

10-24-2012 -- AOS mailed

10-15-2012 -- Received IV bill via email

11-30-2012 -- IV fee paid online

12-03-2012 -- IV status: PAID

12-05-2012 -- IV mailed

11-13-2012 -- AOS reviewed

12-19-2012 -- Case completed

03-01-2013 -- Interview date assigned

U.S. Embassy

02-15-2013 -- Medical checkup

03-01-2013 -- Interview; Result:APPROVED

03-07-2013 -- Visa received

06-13-2013 -- $165 Immigrant Visa Fee PAID

06-15-2013 -- POE

i751 Removal of Conditions

Vermont Service Center

03-17-2015 -- Received

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I130 is $420. I believe the changes are only for K1 Visas.

It applies to other visas than just the K-1 visa. It will apply to the OP, who is filing for an IR-1/CR-1 visa.

But it's only for fees at the NVC and/or at the time of the interview.

The I-130 fee is determined by USCIS; the new fee changes are being done by DOS.

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Once you get to NVC, instead of paying $404 for the IV fee, you'll be paying $304.

Remember, the $404 = $330 + $74 (surcharge)

So, the new $304 = $230 + $74 (surcharge)

And it's April 13th when they're put into effect.

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2012/03/187114.htm

What is the surcharge? is it a single bill or separate?

I130 is $420. I believe the changes are only for K1 Visas. I'm sorry I was unaware of the reduction for my case as well. :dance:

The 420 is just for the application i130 and than comes the visa fees...


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What is the surcharge? is it a single bill or separate?

The $74 is for the immigrant visa security surcharge. You're invoiced ONE bill, total of $404. Or, in your case, it will be $304 (unless they change it again once you arrive at NVC).

http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1263.html

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The 420 is just for the application i130 and than comes the visa fees...

Actually, the I-130 is a petition, not application, but that's just me being picky :Plaughing.gif

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The $74 is for the immigrant visa security surcharge. You're invoiced ONE bill, total of $404. Or, in your case, it will be $304 (unless they change it again once you arrive at NVC).

http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1263.html

Actually, the I-130 is a petition, not application, but that's just me being picky :Plaughing.gif

Ok LoL I get it. I hope they don't change it.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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I have fee bill of $404 now but I do not pay yet. I want to wait until 4/13. Do I need NVC to send me new IV fee bill or I just simply pay new visa fee? And the online fee payment automatically changes to new visa fee or I need to contact NVC? Thanks


03/04/2010: Getting married

06/06/2011: Submit I-130. Case is at CSC

06/08/2011: NOA1

01/06/2012: NOA2

01/23/2012: Case number assigned

01/26/2012: AOS Bill and IV Bill invoiced

05/10/2012: Paid AOS and IV fees

08/20/2012: Sent AOS and IV packets

08/22/2012: NVC received AOS and IV packets

08/29/2012: Case complete

11/06/2012: Interview date appointment received

12/04/2012: Interview date. Approved!!!

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I have fee bill of $404 now but I do not pay yet. I want to wait until 4/13. Do I need NVC to send me new IV fee bill or I just simply pay new visa fee? And the online fee payment automatically changes to new visa fee or I need to contact NVC? Thanks

To be honest I am not sure about what you asking me since I haven't gonne through this process yet. I will say you can call NVC and they will give you the right answer. Or maybe someone else here will reply with a good answer.


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I have fee bill of $404 now but I do not pay yet. I want to wait until 4/13. Do I need NVC to send me new IV fee bill or I just simply pay new visa fee? And the online fee payment automatically changes to new visa fee or I need to contact NVC? Thanks

I'm not sure if you'll get the lower amount since you got the IV bill invoiced already. I'd suggest calling up NVC next week, explaining that you want to wait until the 13th when the lower fees are introduced. Ask them if it's possible or if you have no choice but to pay the current fee.

I have to ask though, is $100 really worth the extra week wait? A week makes a difference in this process... could even result in an earlier interview by a month depending on your case complete...

To be honest I am not sure about what you asking me since I haven't gonne through this process yet. I will say you can call NVC and they will give you the right answer. Or maybe someone else here will reply with a good answer.

They're referring to the reduced IV fee taking effect on April 13th. It's going from $404 to $304.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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I'm not sure if you'll get the lower amount since you got the IV bill invoiced already. I'd suggest calling up NVC next week, explaining that you want to wait until the 13th when the lower fees are introduced. Ask them if it's possible or if you have no choice but to pay the current fee.

I have to ask though, is $100 really worth the extra week wait? A week makes a difference in this process... could even result in an earlier interview by a month depending on your case complete...

They're referring to the reduced IV fee taking effect on April 13th. It's going from $404 to $304.

Thanks Saylin. I still have to wait for my husband's tax return that's why :))


03/04/2010: Getting married

06/06/2011: Submit I-130. Case is at CSC

06/08/2011: NOA1

01/06/2012: NOA2

01/23/2012: Case number assigned

01/26/2012: AOS Bill and IV Bill invoiced

05/10/2012: Paid AOS and IV fees

08/20/2012: Sent AOS and IV packets

08/22/2012: NVC received AOS and IV packets

08/29/2012: Case complete

11/06/2012: Interview date appointment received

12/04/2012: Interview date. Approved!!!

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Thanks Saylin. I still have to wait for my husband's tax return that's why :))

Well, if you're being delayed on other things, then I guess an extra week wouldn't make a difference in your case.

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Thanks Saylin. I still have to wait for my husband's tax return that's why :))

I would login to pay when ready and see if the portal indicates 304 or 404. If it still indicates 404 after the 13th, call NVC and see if you can get it adjusted. Please let us know what happens on this. You can be the test case.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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I have fee bill of $404 now but I do not pay yet. I want to wait until 4/13. Do I need NVC to send me new IV fee bill or I just simply pay new visa fee? And the online fee payment automatically changes to new visa fee or I need to contact NVC? Thanks

I called NVC last week and they told me that they will send the new fee bill to my email address. Also, I cant access the online payment portal after I contacted them. When I log in, I see the message "This case is in the process of termination....". I called NVC again after I saw that message, they told me just disregard it, the new fee bill is gonna be posted soon after April 13. Hope it helps.


03/04/2010: Getting married

06/06/2011: Submit I-130. Case is at CSC

06/08/2011: NOA1

01/06/2012: NOA2

01/23/2012: Case number assigned

01/26/2012: AOS Bill and IV Bill invoiced

05/10/2012: Paid AOS and IV fees

08/20/2012: Sent AOS and IV packets

08/22/2012: NVC received AOS and IV packets

08/29/2012: Case complete

11/06/2012: Interview date appointment received

12/04/2012: Interview date. Approved!!!

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