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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Finland
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Hi, I just have to ask because I don't understand at all and I'll soon start crying

I have all the documents ready for the interview and I want to send my checklist to the Embassy, in Helsinki, Finland. Only one question remains. They say on the checklist:

"VISA APPLICATION FEE: Application fee of USD___ or Euros___ can be paid to our xxx account, please bring the receipt to the interview."

WHAT is the ammount they want? I've found mixed information:

On the US Helsinki Embassy site, they say:

"K category immigrant visa $240 - €192.00 "

http://finland.usembassy.gov/fees.html

But on http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1263.html they say:

"K – Fiance(e) or Spouse of U.S. citizen category visa: $350.00".

So which one is it? I really don't want to make anymore mistakes so please help me!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Im not really good at answering things like this but ill try. From what i read in other posts the fees have changed. Im not sure if the fees have changed for everywhere or just for certain countries. Try calling the consulate where you need to send your documents they should be able to tell you the exact amount. :thumbs:

Edited by leenas

NOA1 FILED : SEPT. 12 2011

NOA1 : SEPT. 20 2011

NOA2 : JAN. 30 2012

PACKET 3 : MARCH 12 2012

PACKET 4 : APRIL 23 2012

INTERVIEW : MAI 23 2012

VISA RECEIVED : JUNE 06 2012

US ENTRY : JUNE 14 2012

MARRIED : AUGUST 09 2012

AOS : OCTOBER 18 2012

BIO : NOVEMBER 20 2012

I-129 APPROVED IN 132 DAYS

INTERVIEW TOOK 252 DAYS

VISA IN HAND AFTER 266 DAYS

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Hi, I just have to ask because I don't understand at all and I'll soon start crying

I have all the documents ready for the interview and I want to send my checklist to the Embassy, in Helsinki, Finland. Only one question remains. They say on the checklist:

"VISA APPLICATION FEE: Application fee of USD___ or Euros___ can be paid to our xxx account, please bring the receipt to the interview."

WHAT is the ammount they want? I've found mixed information:

On the US Helsinki Embassy site, they say:

"K category immigrant visa $240 - €192.00 "

http://finland.usembassy.gov/fees.html

But on http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1263.html they say:

"K – Fiance(e) or Spouse of U.S. citizen category visa: $350.00".

So which one is it? I really don't want to make anymore mistakes so please help me!

k-1 fee is changing to $240.. Helsinki info is more up to date

Im not really good at answering things like this but ill try. From what i read in other posts the fees have changed. Im not sure if the fees have changed for everywhere or just for certain countries. Try calling the consulate where you need to send your documents they should be able to tell you the exact amount. :thumbs:

visa fees are the same worldwide


YMMV

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You know Helsinki Embassy is also pretty fast in replying on emails so if you ever have questions that you can't find answers on the official websites or here on visajourney, my suggestion is to email them (to the immigrant visa email address.) I sent them emails more than few times and they always replied to me kindly and usually within 1-2 days...sometimes even on the same day!

But sounds like the fee problem is solved, just wanted to write the above in case you get any tricky questions.

Good luck! :thumbs:


USCIS
Our case accepted at USCIS 6/6/2011
NOA1 6/7/2011
NOA2 10/6/2011

NVC
Our case arrives finally to NVC 11/2/2011
NVC case number assigned 11/23/2011
NVC case complete 12/8/2011!!! smile.pngsmile.png

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Interview first assigned for 1/4/2012, but then rescheduled to 2/22/2012 as my hubby and I went on vacation.
2/22/2012 interview done and approved smile.png
2/28/12 My visa pick up from the embassy.
3/25/12 POE JFK

ROC

1/10/14 Roc package sent

1/13/14 NOA1 date

1/15/14 check cashed by CSC

2/07/14 Biometrics appointment

6/17/14 Card production ordered (ROC approved)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Finland
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Oh I do have another question... it's so confusing :(

I'm trying to make the application fee payment now, and on the Embassy site, they say:

"The receipt must state the visa applicant's name (message field - viestikenttä) and the archive ID number (arkistointitunnus)."

I have no "archive ID number",at least I have never seen it. Does a K1 applicant have one at all?

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Oh I do have another question... it's so confusing :(

I'm trying to make the application fee payment now, and on the Embassy site, they say:

"The receipt must state the visa applicant's name (message field - viestikenttä) and the archive ID number (arkistointitunnus)."

I have no "archive ID number",at least I have never seen it. Does a K1 applicant have one at all?

Archive number would be the case number assigned by NVC. In your case it likely starts with alpha code doe Helsinki (possibly HEL?) and then 10 digits

Edited by payxibka

YMMV

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Romania
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You have to call NVC a couple of weeks after the NOA2 is approved and get that new number.



USCIS [*] 22 Nov. 2011 - I-129 package sent; [*] 25 Nov. 2011 - Package delivered; [*] 25 Nov. 2011 - NOA1/petition received and routed to the California Service Center; [*] 30 Nov. 2011 - Touched/confirmation though text message and email; [*] 03 Dec. 2011 - Hard copy received; [*]24 April 2012 - NOA2 (no RFEs)/text message/email/USCIS account updated; [*] 27 April 2012 - NOA2 hard copy received.

NVC [*] 14 May 2012 - Petition received by NVC ; [*] 16 May 2012 - Petition left NVC.

EMBASSY [*] 18 May 2012 - Petition arrived at the US Embassy in Bucharest; [*] 22 May 2012 - Package 3 received; [*] 24 May 2012 - Package sent to the consulate, interview date set; [*] 14 June 2012 - Interview date, approved.

POE [*] 04 July 2012 - Minneapolis/St.Paul. [*] 16 September 2012 - Wedding Day!

AOS/EAD/AP [*] 04 February 2013 - AOS/EAD/AP package sent; [*] 07 February 2013 - AOS/EAD/AP package delivered; [*] 12 February 2013 - NOA1 text messages/emails; [*] 16 February 2013 - NOA1 received in the regular mail; [*] 28 February 2013 - Biometrics letter received (appointment date, March 8th); [*] 04 March 2013 - Biometrics walk-in completed (9 out of 10 fingerprints taken, pinky would not give in); [*] 04 April 2013 - EAD/AP card approved; [*] 11 April 2013 - Combo card sent/tracking number obtained; [*] 15 April 2013 - Card delivered.

[*] 15 May 2013 - Moved from MN to LA; [*] 17 May 2013 - Applied for a new SS card/filed an AR-11 online (unsuccessfully), therefore called and spoke to a Tier 2 and changed the address; [*] 22 May 2013 - Address updated on My Case Status (finally can see the case numbers online); [*] 28 May 2013 - Letter received in the mail confirming the change of address; [*] 31 July 2013 - Went to Romania; [*] 12 September 2013 - returned to the US using the AP, POE Houston, everything went smoothly; [*] 20 September 2013 - Spoke to a Tier2 and put in a service request; [*] 23 September 2013 - Got "Possible Interview Waiver" letter (originally sent on August, 29th to my old address, returned and re-routed to my current address); [*] 1 October 2013 - Started a new job.

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http://voices.yahoo.com/almost-legal-citizen-but-not-quite-12155565.html?cat=9

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Finland
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In order for my fiance to pay his application fee will I have to call NVC for the new case number so he can pay online? I just assumed he could pay at the embassy when he went for his interview. I wasn't planning to call NVC unless I have to :)


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1/04/12 - I-129F Petition Submitted to Dallas Lockbox

1/09/12 - Received at Vermont Service Center

1/10/12 - NOA1

1/13/12 - Touched

5/14/12 - NOA2

5/31/12 - NVC Received

6/04/12 - Sent to Embassy

6/05/12 - Medical completed

6/11/12 - Packet 3 Received

6/15/12 - Packet 3 Sent

7/02/12 - Interview-Approved!

10/13/12 - Wedding!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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In order for my fiance to pay his application fee will I have to call NVC for the new case number so he can pay online? I just assumed he could pay at the embassy when he went for his interview. I wasn't planning to call NVC unless I have to :)

Welcome to the forum.

:guides: In particular, the site's excellent K1 Flow Chart. The DoS works with case file numbers, not receipt numbers from USCIS. The DoS usually sends you a notice with the case file number a couple of weeks after sending your approved petition to the interviewing consulate. The operative word is usually, there are several threads lamenting the fact that some folks never received the notice. How is the DoS going to know which account to credit the visa application fee payment without referencing the case file number? :blink: Get your DoS case file number from the NVC.

Good luck on your visa journey.


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

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Finland
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I have read the guides, I was just asking specifically about paying the visa fees in Helsinki.


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1/04/12 - I-129F Petition Submitted to Dallas Lockbox

1/09/12 - Received at Vermont Service Center

1/10/12 - NOA1

1/13/12 - Touched

5/14/12 - NOA2

5/31/12 - NVC Received

6/04/12 - Sent to Embassy

6/05/12 - Medical completed

6/11/12 - Packet 3 Received

6/15/12 - Packet 3 Sent

7/02/12 - Interview-Approved!

10/13/12 - Wedding!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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I have read the guides, I was just asking specifically about paying the visa fees in Helsinki.

Good. I was trying to impress upon you the need for you to obtain your DoS case file number.

The VJ site embassy info page indicates visa fee payment is done the same day as the interview. If that has changed, an email inquiry to the embassy may be warranted, or another Finnish VJ member may have additional information.

Good luck on your visa journey.


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

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

 

 

 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Argentina
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You know Helsinki Embassy is also pretty fast in replying on emails so if you ever have questions that you can't find answers on the official websites or here on visajourney, my suggestion is to email them (to the immigrant visa email address.) I sent them emails more than few times and they always replied to me kindly and usually within 1-2 days...sometimes even on the same day!

But sounds like the fee problem is solved, just wanted to write the above in case you get any tricky questions.

Good luck! :thumbs:

good.gif Great advise! Although I would change the order: Embassy website, Embassy, VJ.... I put VJ last, NOT because there's something wrong with VJ, of course; but simply because the Embassy is always the one with the last word, and many people come here first for some VERY specific things that are best answered by the Embassy itself.

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