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I have been waiting for the news from my fiance about the fee change since she paid Banco Popular yesterday so that I can tell you guys what to expect and I finally got it. She paid around $170 at Banco Popular which I don't understand and I hope that there is no problem when I get to the embassy for the interview. They gave her two receipts but I am hoping that she didn't pay the wrong things. If anyone has any clue as to why this happened or experienced anything similar please fill me in A.S.A.P.! Maybe she can go back and change it before we go...

Now for MORE GREAT NEWS out of D.R.... I was checking on the U.S. embassy's website to see if they updated the fees or at least explained the break down and I found this:

The application fees to process the immigrant visa applications and fiancee visas, K visas, decreased worldwide. Effective Friday April 13, 2012 the fee to process the immigrant visa applications decreased from US$330 to US$230 and the fees for Fiancee visas (K) decreased from US$350 to US$240. The fiancee applications needs to pay, the day of the interview, the non-refundable fee of US$80 at window # 12 of the Consular Section.

I was extremely happy to find this out... :dance: :dance: :dance: Now we just have to see if this is the same for the CR-1 visas as well. I think that it would be the same because it does say immigrant visa applications AND fiancee visas. I hope that we ALL benefit from this change and not just some.

Source:

http://santodomingo.usembassy.gov/k_visa_fee_decrease.html

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I have been waiting for the news from my fiance about the fee change since she paid Banco Popular yesterday so that I can tell you guys what to expect and I finally got it. She paid around $170 at Banco Popular which I don't understand and I hope that there is no problem when I get to the embassy for the interview. They gave her two receipts but I am hoping that she didn't pay the wrong things. If anyone has any clue as to why this happened or experienced anything similar please fill me in A.S.A.P.! Maybe she can go back and change it before we go...

Now for MORE GREAT NEWS out of D.R.... I was checking on the U.S. embassy's website to see if they updated the fees or at least explained the break down and I found this:

I was extremely happy to find this out... :dance: :dance: :dance: Now we just have to see if this is the same for the CR-1 visas as well. I think that it would be the same because it does say immigrant visa applications AND fiancee visas. I hope that we ALL benefit from this change and not just some.

Source:

http://santodomingo.usembassy.gov/k_visa_fee_decrease.html

You Rock Mr. Miami She probably paid the fee that bank charges its like a 15 dollars non refundable fee which is probably 20 now according to my calculations of the numbers you have provided.. This is good news. I dont think this fee applies to the CR1 visa thats anothe type of visa. Did she pay in pesos or in dollar?

but here are the fee changes just in case someone needs them

Nonimmigrant Visa Processing Fees

Type of Visa

Previous Fee

New Fee

Tourist, Business, Transit, Crew Member, Student, Exchange Visitor, and Journalist visas

$140

$160

Petition-Based visas (H, L, O, P, Q, and R)

$150

$190

Treaty Investor and Trader visas (E)

$390

$270

Fiancé(e) visas (K)

$350

$240

Border Crossing Cards (age 15 and older)

$140

$160

Border Crossing Cards (under age 15)

$14

$15

Because of a reallocation of costs associated with immigrant visas, all categories of immigrant visa processing fees will decrease.

Immigrant Visa Processing Fees

Type of Visa

Previous Fee

New Fee

Immediate Relative and Family Preference Applications

$330

$230

Employment-Based Applications

$720

$405

Other Immigrant Visa Applications

$305

$220

Diversity Visa Program Fee

$440

$330

Determining Returning Resident Status

$380

$275

The proposed fees were published in the Federal Register today, and will take effect in 15 days. To view the interim final rule, visit www.regulations.gov. Comments will be accepted until 60 days after publication. At that time, the Department will consider the public comments, and the published final rule will include the Department’s response to any comments received.

Fee information may also be found on the Bureau of Consular Affairs website, travel.state.gov, and on the websites of U.S. embassies and consulates.


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2013-04-17 Delivered at Chicago IL
2013-04-24 Emailed Received @11:52 pm.
2013-04-24 Check Cashed
2013-04-24 NOA1 Date
2013-04-29 NOA1 Receipt in Mail
2013-05-03 Receipt of BIO Appt. for 05/23/13
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2013-06-19 EA Card Production (2nd Email)
2013-06-21 Receive Email that EA was mailed
2013-06-21 Received Email with Tracking number for Post Office for EA
2013-06-24 Received Combo Card
2013-08-02 Received Possible Interview Waiver Letter
2013-11-21 Service Request Requested local office working on May 2,2013
2013-11-26 Received Email GC Production
2013-12-02 Received Email Mailed GC to address on file
2013-12-02 Received Email with Tracking Number & Welcome Letter
2013-12-04 Received GC Yayyyyyyyy
LIFTING CONDITIONS
2015-08-05 Received Letter to File to Remove Conditions
2015-08-28 Mail i751 Package VIA EXPRESS MAIL
2015-08-29 Received at VERMONT SERVICE CENTER
2015-09-02 Check Cashed
2015-09-17 Received Bio Appt. for 09/28/15 Letter dated 09/12/15
2016-06-03 Received Letter that case was Approved dated 05/27/16

2016-06-03 Card Production Text

2016-06-08 Card Mailed Out Text and Email

2016-06-09 Card Delivered Text and Email (Nothing in Mail)

2016-06-09 Called USPS Open investigation on Missing Mail

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I have been waiting for the news from my fiance about the fee change since she paid Banco Popular yesterday so that I can tell you guys what to expect and I finally got it. She paid around $170 at Banco Popular which I don't understand and I hope that there is no problem when I get to the embassy for the interview. They gave her two receipts but I am hoping that she didn't pay the wrong things. If anyone has any clue as to why this happened or experienced anything similar please fill me in A.S.A.P.! Maybe she can go back and change it before we go...

Now for MORE GREAT NEWS out of D.R.... I was checking on the U.S. embassy's website to see if they updated the fees or at least explained the break down and I found this:

I was extremely happy to find this out... :dance: :dance: :dance: Now we just have to see if this is the same for the CR-1 visas as well. I think that it would be the same because it does say immigrant visa applications AND fiancee visas. I hope that we ALL benefit from this change and not just some.

Source:

http://santodomingo.usembassy.gov/k_visa_fee_decrease.html

Ok here is the break down: $160 bank popular fee $10 non refundable fee and $80 visa fee thats the only way it makes sense lol


AOS
2013-04-16 Sent AOS Package VIA EXPRESS MAIL
2013-04-17 Delivered at Chicago IL
2013-04-24 Emailed Received @11:52 pm.
2013-04-24 Check Cashed
2013-04-24 NOA1 Date
2013-04-29 NOA1 Receipt in Mail
2013-05-03 Receipt of BIO Appt. for 05/23/13
2013-06-14 EA/AP Approved Email Receipt and Card Production
2013-06-19 EA Card Production (2nd Email)
2013-06-21 Receive Email that EA was mailed
2013-06-21 Received Email with Tracking number for Post Office for EA
2013-06-24 Received Combo Card
2013-08-02 Received Possible Interview Waiver Letter
2013-11-21 Service Request Requested local office working on May 2,2013
2013-11-26 Received Email GC Production
2013-12-02 Received Email Mailed GC to address on file
2013-12-02 Received Email with Tracking Number & Welcome Letter
2013-12-04 Received GC Yayyyyyyyy
LIFTING CONDITIONS
2015-08-05 Received Letter to File to Remove Conditions
2015-08-28 Mail i751 Package VIA EXPRESS MAIL
2015-08-29 Received at VERMONT SERVICE CENTER
2015-09-02 Check Cashed
2015-09-17 Received Bio Appt. for 09/28/15 Letter dated 09/12/15
2016-06-03 Received Letter that case was Approved dated 05/27/16

2016-06-03 Card Production Text

2016-06-08 Card Mailed Out Text and Email

2016-06-09 Card Delivered Text and Email (Nothing in Mail)

2016-06-09 Called USPS Open investigation on Missing Mail

2016-06-10 Card in Hand YAYYYYY

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Hey bro, you said she got 2 receipts. Can you tell us the exact price on each receipt. This way we can break it down accurately.


Nov 14, 2011 - I-129F packet sent.

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Nov 18, 2011 - NOA1 (Notice by text message and Email)

Mar 02, 2012 - NOA2 (Notice by text message and Email) [Took 105 days]

Mar 07, 2012 - NOA2 Hard copy arrived by mail.

Mar 19, 2012 - NVC recieved my case.

Mar 20, 2012 - NVC fowarded my case to US embassy in DR.

April 05, 2012 - DOS gave us our interview date. (May 14th)

_________________________________________________________

Dec 20, 2012 - I-485 packet sent.

Dec 21, 2012 - Packet recieved and signed by (...)

Dec 27, 2012 - NOA1 (Notice by text message and Email)

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Ok here is the break down: $160 bank popular fee $10 non refundable fee and $80 visa fee thats the only way it makes sense lol

I understand now... The $10 (which was $15) is not included in the total. Now it makes sense... :bonk: :bonk: :bonk: Thank you Jersey for saving me :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:!

Great to know! Thanks for the updates :P

Never a problem Chastity. That is what we are here for. :thumbs: :thumbs:


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Hey bro, you said she got 2 receipts. Can you tell us the exact price on each receipt. This way we can break it down accurately.

I am not sure if these number are exact because I didn't write them down when she told me, but the first receipt was 6240 peso and the other was 580 peso. I will call her later to make sure that those numbers are correct, but that is what I remember.


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I understand now... The $10 (which was $15) is not included in the total. Now it makes sense... :bonk: :bonk: :bonk: Thank you Jersey for saving me :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:!

Never a problem Chastity. That is what we are here for. :thumbs: :thumbs:

Mr. Miami as speed03 said she has two receipts one for $10 and the other for $160 CORRECT. No need to Thanks me.

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AOS
2013-04-16 Sent AOS Package VIA EXPRESS MAIL
2013-04-17 Delivered at Chicago IL
2013-04-24 Emailed Received @11:52 pm.
2013-04-24 Check Cashed
2013-04-24 NOA1 Date
2013-04-29 NOA1 Receipt in Mail
2013-05-03 Receipt of BIO Appt. for 05/23/13
2013-06-14 EA/AP Approved Email Receipt and Card Production
2013-06-19 EA Card Production (2nd Email)
2013-06-21 Receive Email that EA was mailed
2013-06-21 Received Email with Tracking number for Post Office for EA
2013-06-24 Received Combo Card
2013-08-02 Received Possible Interview Waiver Letter
2013-11-21 Service Request Requested local office working on May 2,2013
2013-11-26 Received Email GC Production
2013-12-02 Received Email Mailed GC to address on file
2013-12-02 Received Email with Tracking Number & Welcome Letter
2013-12-04 Received GC Yayyyyyyyy
LIFTING CONDITIONS
2015-08-05 Received Letter to File to Remove Conditions
2015-08-28 Mail i751 Package VIA EXPRESS MAIL
2015-08-29 Received at VERMONT SERVICE CENTER
2015-09-02 Check Cashed
2015-09-17 Received Bio Appt. for 09/28/15 Letter dated 09/12/15
2016-06-03 Received Letter that case was Approved dated 05/27/16

2016-06-03 Card Production Text

2016-06-08 Card Mailed Out Text and Email

2016-06-09 Card Delivered Text and Email (Nothing in Mail)

2016-06-09 Called USPS Open investigation on Missing Mail

2016-06-10 Card in Hand YAYYYYY

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I am not sure if these number are exact because I didn't write them down when she told me, but the first receipt was 6240 peso and the other was 580 peso. I will call her later to make sure that those numbers are correct, but that is what I remember.

Ok now it makes sense it is still the 15 fee the prob is that she paid in pesos. 580 pesos is equal to $14.90 somethin at the 39.00 pesos per dollar exchange rate and the 6240 pesos equal $160.00. :D:yes:

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AOS
2013-04-16 Sent AOS Package VIA EXPRESS MAIL
2013-04-17 Delivered at Chicago IL
2013-04-24 Emailed Received @11:52 pm.
2013-04-24 Check Cashed
2013-04-24 NOA1 Date
2013-04-29 NOA1 Receipt in Mail
2013-05-03 Receipt of BIO Appt. for 05/23/13
2013-06-14 EA/AP Approved Email Receipt and Card Production
2013-06-19 EA Card Production (2nd Email)
2013-06-21 Receive Email that EA was mailed
2013-06-21 Received Email with Tracking number for Post Office for EA
2013-06-24 Received Combo Card
2013-08-02 Received Possible Interview Waiver Letter
2013-11-21 Service Request Requested local office working on May 2,2013
2013-11-26 Received Email GC Production
2013-12-02 Received Email Mailed GC to address on file
2013-12-02 Received Email with Tracking Number & Welcome Letter
2013-12-04 Received GC Yayyyyyyyy
LIFTING CONDITIONS
2015-08-05 Received Letter to File to Remove Conditions
2015-08-28 Mail i751 Package VIA EXPRESS MAIL
2015-08-29 Received at VERMONT SERVICE CENTER
2015-09-02 Check Cashed
2015-09-17 Received Bio Appt. for 09/28/15 Letter dated 09/12/15
2016-06-03 Received Letter that case was Approved dated 05/27/16

2016-06-03 Card Production Text

2016-06-08 Card Mailed Out Text and Email

2016-06-09 Card Delivered Text and Email (Nothing in Mail)

2016-06-09 Called USPS Open investigation on Missing Mail

2016-06-10 Card in Hand YAYYYYY

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Thanks for the info DomRep!

I am assuming (someone correct me if I'm wrong)

Banco Popular -> $140 (K1) or $130 (Cr/Ir)

Embassy -> $80 (K1 & Cr/Ir)

Total -> $240 for K1 or $230 for Cr/Ir

You still need to 2 receipts from Banco Popular. They split the costs up. One cost is for Visa and other is a Processing Fee. We just don't know the exact number for each. It was a $16 Processing Fee before (maybe its the same). That would mean that the K1 Visa is $124 + 16 = $240 and the Marriage Visa is $114 + $16 = $230?

*Remember to get 1 receipt for each separate payment. 2 receipts, 2 separate payments at Banco Popular


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I am not sure if these number are exact because I didn't write them down when she told me, but the first receipt was 6240 peso and the other was 580 peso. I will call her later to make sure that those numbers are correct, but that is what I remember.

Oh, so she paid in pesos! Now I know how much i have to send (in pesos) :):dance: Thank you bro!


Nov 14, 2011 - I-129F packet sent.

Nov 15, 2011 - Packet received and signed by (J. Authur)

Nov 18, 2011 - NOA1 (Notice by text message and Email)

Mar 02, 2012 - NOA2 (Notice by text message and Email) [Took 105 days]

Mar 07, 2012 - NOA2 Hard copy arrived by mail.

Mar 19, 2012 - NVC recieved my case.

Mar 20, 2012 - NVC fowarded my case to US embassy in DR.

April 05, 2012 - DOS gave us our interview date. (May 14th)

_________________________________________________________

Dec 20, 2012 - I-485 packet sent.

Dec 21, 2012 - Packet recieved and signed by (...)

Dec 27, 2012 - NOA1 (Notice by text message and Email)

Jan 6, 2013 - NOA1 (Hard copies by mail)

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Thanks for the info DomRep!

I am assuming (someone correct me if I'm wrong)

Banco Popular -> $140 (K1) or $130 (Cr/Ir)

Embassy -> $80 (K1 & Cr/Ir)

Total -> $240 for K1 or $230 for Cr/Ir

You still need to 2 receipts from Banco Popular. They split the costs up. One cost is for Visa and other is a Processing Fee. We just don't know the exact number for each. It was a $16 Processing Fee before (maybe its the same). That would mean that the K1 Visa is $124 + 16 = $240 and the Marriage Visa is $114 + $16 = $230?

*Remember to get 1 receipt for each separate payment. 2 receipts, 2 separate payments at Banco Popular

Its 15 processing fee. k1= $160 BP fee $15 non-re fee and the $80 at interview 240.00 + 15bp fee.

Oh, so she paid in pesos! Now I know how much i have to send (in pesos) :):dance: Thank you bro!

Exactly what Mr. Miami said but it depends on the exchange rate when you go. right now it seems the exchange rate is

39 pesos to the dollar.


AOS
2013-04-16 Sent AOS Package VIA EXPRESS MAIL
2013-04-17 Delivered at Chicago IL
2013-04-24 Emailed Received @11:52 pm.
2013-04-24 Check Cashed
2013-04-24 NOA1 Date
2013-04-29 NOA1 Receipt in Mail
2013-05-03 Receipt of BIO Appt. for 05/23/13
2013-06-14 EA/AP Approved Email Receipt and Card Production
2013-06-19 EA Card Production (2nd Email)
2013-06-21 Receive Email that EA was mailed
2013-06-21 Received Email with Tracking number for Post Office for EA
2013-06-24 Received Combo Card
2013-08-02 Received Possible Interview Waiver Letter
2013-11-21 Service Request Requested local office working on May 2,2013
2013-11-26 Received Email GC Production
2013-12-02 Received Email Mailed GC to address on file
2013-12-02 Received Email with Tracking Number & Welcome Letter
2013-12-04 Received GC Yayyyyyyyy
LIFTING CONDITIONS
2015-08-05 Received Letter to File to Remove Conditions
2015-08-28 Mail i751 Package VIA EXPRESS MAIL
2015-08-29 Received at VERMONT SERVICE CENTER
2015-09-02 Check Cashed
2015-09-17 Received Bio Appt. for 09/28/15 Letter dated 09/12/15
2016-06-03 Received Letter that case was Approved dated 05/27/16

2016-06-03 Card Production Text

2016-06-08 Card Mailed Out Text and Email

2016-06-09 Card Delivered Text and Email (Nothing in Mail)

2016-06-09 Called USPS Open investigation on Missing Mail

2016-06-10 Card in Hand YAYYYYY

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Oh, so she paid in pesos! Now I know how much i have to send (in pesos) :):dance: Thank you bro!

No problem bro... Remember the exchange rate is 39.05 to the dollar as of yesterday. So send your fiance around 7000 peso for both fees and that should be good.

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Its 15 processing fee. k1= $160 BP fee $15 non-re fee and the $80 at interview 240.00 + 15bp fee.

Exactly what Mr. Miami said but it depends on the exchange rate when you go. right now it seems the exchange rate is

39 pesos to the dollar.

Yes this seems to be about right Jersey... $240 + 15bp fee is the correct amount in dollars.


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No problem bro... Remember the exchange rate is 39.05 to the dollar as of yesterday.

Yet in Western Union its like 36 (and some change) :wacko: Oh well, thats life for ya! lol.


Nov 14, 2011 - I-129F packet sent.

Nov 15, 2011 - Packet received and signed by (J. Authur)

Nov 18, 2011 - NOA1 (Notice by text message and Email)

Mar 02, 2012 - NOA2 (Notice by text message and Email) [Took 105 days]

Mar 07, 2012 - NOA2 Hard copy arrived by mail.

Mar 19, 2012 - NVC recieved my case.

Mar 20, 2012 - NVC fowarded my case to US embassy in DR.

April 05, 2012 - DOS gave us our interview date. (May 14th)

_________________________________________________________

Dec 20, 2012 - I-485 packet sent.

Dec 21, 2012 - Packet recieved and signed by (...)

Dec 27, 2012 - NOA1 (Notice by text message and Email)

Jan 6, 2013 - NOA1 (Hard copies by mail)

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