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Fee to send I129F is stil 340?

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No, the visa fee is being reduced on April 13. To file the I-129F petition is still $340.


Part One: The K-1 Visa Journey:

USCIS Receipt of I-129F: January 24, 2012 | Petition Approval: June 15, 2012 (No RFEs)
Interview: October 24, 2012 - Review | Visa Delivered: October 31, 2012



Part Two: Entry and Adjusting Status:

POE: November 18, 2012 (at SFO) - Review
Wedding: December 1, 2012 | Social Security: New cards received on December 7, 2012.
AOS Package (I-485/I-765/I-131) NOA1: February 19, 2013 | Biometrics Appt.: March 18, 2013
AP/EAD Approved: April 29, 2013 | Card Received: May 6, 2013 | AOS Interview Appt.: May 16, 2013 - Approved Review Card Received: May 24, 2013

Part Three: Removal of Conditions:

Coming Soon...

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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The I-129F petition filing fee, payable to the "U.S. Department of Homeland Security," is still $340 USD.

The K-1 visa processing fee, collected by the U.S. Department of State, will be reduced on 13 April 2012 to $240 USD.


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

 

 

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ukraine
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The I-129F petition filing fee, payable to the "U.S. Department of Homeland Security," is still $340 USD.

The K-1 visa processing fee, collected by the U.S. Department of State, will be reduced on 13 April 2012 to $240 USD.

Nothing ever goes down... anyone know what gives??

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Nothing ever goes down... anyone know what gives??

The last time they changed the fees the visa fee went from $131 to $340. They probably over priced the fee for cost of materials etc and are dropping it accordingly lol but why question it anyways! its better than them raising it again.


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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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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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No, the visa fee is being reduced on April 13. To file the I-129F petition is still $340.

When do I need to pay this 240? after receive NOA2?

Thank you very much!! I have just started to figure out what to do and will send the paper this week.

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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When do I need to pay this 240? after receive NOA2? Around the interview at the consulate phase of the process , likely a little more than 5 months from now (if all goes well with your petition).

Thank you very much!! I have just started to figure out what to do and will send the paper this week.

If your haven't already, :guides: There is a good timeline given there.

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Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

 

 

 

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Nothing ever goes down... anyone know what gives??

Changes to Visa Fees

Beginning April 13, 2012, changes to visa fees will take effect. All immigrant visa fees will decrease, while the fees for some nonimmigrant visa categories will increase.

Because the Department of State was able to obtain reimbursement under the Economy Act for services performed on behalf of other federal agencies, immigrant visa fees are decreasing.

The application fees will be assessed based on the date of the payment, not on the date of the visa interview. Since the immigrant and K visa fees are decreasing, no refunds will be given to those who paid the fees before April 13, 2012. http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3023.html

This is the best reason I've found.

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Our K-1 and AOS Journey

05/12-05/22/10-met my sweetheart and family(had lots of fun!)
12/13-12/26/11-met again for engagement/Christmas
04/10/12-I-129F petition sent
04/13/12-USPS delivery confirmation
04/18/12-NOA1 text/email
04/21/12-NOA1(receipt 04/17/12)
10/10/12-NOA2 text
10/15/12-NOA2 letter received
10/27/12-NVC letter received
11/28/12-Medical Exam-PASSED
12/07/12-K-1 Interview-APPROVED

02/12/13-POE-Atlanta
03/04/13-Wedding
03/27/13-AOS,EAD,AP delivered
04/03/13-NOAs text/email
04/08/13-NOAs received
04/26/13-Biometrics appointment(walk-in done 04/17)

06/03/13-EAD card production/AP post decision approval

06/10/13-EAD/AP combo card received

04/04/14-AOS card production/decision

04/11/14-NOA2 welcome to the USA

04/12/14-Received GC

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ukraine
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Nothing ever goes down... anyone know what gives??

Actually it does. When I filed the I-129f for Alla it was $455. It was later dropped to $340. We supposedly pay for "actual costs and expenses" of processing. (So why would USCIS be shut down when the government shuts down? :whistle: ) At any rate, yes, there have been reductions before.


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Gary And Alla

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