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There seems to be persistent confusion regarding the correct K-1 Fiance(e) visa fee amounts and the payees. Hopefully this will be helpful to couples embarking on their visa journey. :thumbs:

The Form I-129F petition filing fee is USD$340, payable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, to be remitted by check or money order, with the completed petition at submission to the USCIS.

The K-1 visa processing fee is USD$240, payable to the U.S. Department of State, to be remitted in the manner prescribed by the interviewing consulate/embassy during the visa interview process.

The terms are very similar and can be confusing which can lead to mistakes that can result in all manner of resultant problems, including rejection of petitions. Please carefully read the printed instructions. This is not intended to describe the rest the of fees that are associated with the Non-immigrant K-1 Fiance(e) visa program. Ah, government bureaucracies!!!! :wacko:

Good luck on your visa journey.

Edited by A&B

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There seems to be persistent confusion regarding the correct K-1 Fiance(e) visa fee amounts and the payees. Hopefully this will be helpful to couples embarking on their visa journey. :thumbs:

The Form I-129F petition filing fee is USD$340, payable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, to be remitted by check or money order, with the completed petition at submission to the USCIS.

The K-1 visa processing fee is USD$240, payable to the U.S. Department of State, to be remitted in the manner prescribed by the interviewing consulate/embassy during the visa interview process.

The terms are very similar and can be confusing which can lead to mistakes that can result in all manner of resultant problems, including rejection of petitions. Please carefully read the printed instructions. This is not intended to describe the rest the of fees that are associated with the Non-immigrant K-1 Fiance(e) visa program. Ah, government bureaucracies!!!! :wacko:

Good luck on your visa journey.

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Should make this a sticky! :thumbs: I had the same question a week or so ago because the info regarding the recent change for the embassy fee confused me. Makes me sad when I see people who have had their initial 1-129F petition returned for sending the incorrect fee :(


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I hope this can be pinned!


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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Don't confuse K-1 application fee with the Visa Fee two different amounts. Filing Fee : $340. (There is no fee for petitions for K-3 status based on an immigrant petition filed by the same U.S. citizen.) http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_2994.html fee schedule, http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1263.html


In Arizona its hot hot hot.

http://www.uscis.gov/dateCalculator.html

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Don't confuse K-1 application fee with the Visa Fee two different amounts. Filing Fee : $340. (There is no fee for petitions for K-3 status based on an immigrant petition filed by the same U.S. citizen.) http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_2994.html fee schedule, http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1263.html

What A&B posted is the correct information. As noted, the petition for the I-129F is handled by the Dept. of Homeland Security and the actual visa is handled by the Dept. of State. Also, the K-3 process is essentially obsolete at this point.

It's better to link folks to the correct departments -- petition information on USCIS, embassy/interview/visas on DOS -- than to just point to the DOS for information. That's where confusion is introduced.


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...

"When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat." – George Carlin

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There seems to be persistent confusion regarding the correct K-1 Fiance(e) visa fee amounts and the payees. Hopefully this will be helpful to couples embarking on their visa journey. :thumbs:

The Form I-129F petition filing fee is USD$340, payable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, to be remitted by check or money order, with the completed petition at submission to the USCIS.

The K-1 visa processing fee is USD$240, payable to the U.S. Department of State, to be remitted in the manner prescribed by the interviewing consulate/embassy during the visa interview process.

The terms are very similar and can be confusing which can lead to mistakes that can result in all manner of resultant problems, including rejection of petitions. Please carefully read the printed instructions. This is not intended to describe the rest the of fees that are associated with the Non-immigrant K-1 Fiance(e) visa program. Ah, government bureaucracies!!!! :wacko:

Good luck on your visa journey.

:thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

Should make this a sticky! :thumbs: I had the same question a week or so ago because the info regarding the recent change for the embassy fee confused me. Makes me sad when I see people who have had their initial 1-129F petition returned for sending the incorrect fee :(

:thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

It makes me sad when people don't follow the instructions provided for the I-129F.

Edited by ToddnJessa

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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<br />What A&B posted is the correct information. As noted, the <i>petition</i> for the I-129F is handled by the Dept. of Homeland Security and the actual <i>visa</i> is handled by the Dept. of State. Also, the K-3 process is essentially obsolete at this point. <br /><br />It's better to link folks to the correct departments -- petition information on USCIS, embassy/interview/visas on DOS -- than to just point to the DOS for information. That's where confusion is introduced.<br />
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First you have to be able to read and comprehend as well as follow directions, as well as figure out their are

two different applications and fees.


In Arizona its hot hot hot.

http://www.uscis.gov/dateCalculator.html

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First you have to be able to read and comprehend as well as follow directions, as well as figure out their are

two different applications and fees.

I'm not sure of your point, if you have one. As A&B posted, one should read the information carefully, that's a given, but it doesn't mean it happens. And, it doesn't take away from the fact that A&B is addressing two of the common questions that have come up lately since the visa fee was reduced last month. :whistle:

Edited by LeftCoastLady

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...

"When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat." – George Carlin

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There seems to be persistent confusion regarding the correct K-1 Fiance(e) visa fee amounts and the payees. Hopefully this will be helpful to couples embarking on their visa journey. :thumbs:

The Form I-129F petition filing fee is USD$340, payable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, to be remitted by check or money order, with the completed petition at submission to the USCIS. (*)

The K-1 visa processing fee is USD$240, payable to the U.S. Department of State (DoS), to be remitted in the manner prescribed by the interviewing consulate/embassy during the visa interview process. (**)

The terms are very similar and can be confusing which can lead to mistakes that can result in all manner of resultant problems, including rejection of petitions. Please carefully read the printed instructions. This is not intended to describe the rest of the fees that are associated with the Non-immigrant K-1 Fiance(e) visa program. (***) Ah, government bureaucracies!!!! :wacko:

Good luck on your visa journey.

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(*) Form I-129F petition filing fee reference: USCIS webpage link.

(**) K-1 visa processing fee reference: DoS webpage link.

(***) Fees are subject to change, refer to above links for current info.

Edited by A&B

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

> Almost 2 years of our lives involved with the USCIS/DOS "shuffle" & worth every second of it ! <

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

_______________________

:idea: Read more, post less.... Google can be your friend ! :idea:

Prior apologies if I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

Keep your timeline current: http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/

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LOL! :lol: I was gonna ask this question a few minutes agao.

Luckily I SEARCHED for any previous post about how much the I-129F will be and who to make it payable to. It's confusing I admit, one little mistake and BOOM resend! lol!

Thank you!!! :thumbs:


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29/05/2012 ~ I-129f Sent

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LOL! :lol: I was gonna ask this question a few minutes agao.

Luckily I SEARCHED for any previous post about how much the I-129F will be and who to make it payable to. It's confusing I admit, one little mistake and BOOM resend! lol!

Thank you!!! :thumbs:

Hey BrockUK,

You are most welcome.

IF my posting helped one person get a good start on their K-1 visa process, it was worth the effort! :dancing: :dancing:


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

> Almost 2 years of our lives involved with the USCIS/DOS "shuffle" & worth every second of it ! <

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

_______________________

:idea: Read more, post less.... Google can be your friend ! :idea:

Prior apologies if I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

Keep your timeline current: http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/

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There seems to be persistent confusion regarding the correct K-1 Fiance(e) visa fee amounts and the payees. Hopefully this will be helpful to couples embarking on their visa journey. :thumbs:

The Form I-129F petition filing fee is USD$340, payable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, to be remitted by check or money order, with the completed petition at submission to the USCIS.

The K-1 visa processing fee is USD$240, payable to the U.S. Department of State, to be remitted in the manner prescribed by the interviewing consulate/embassy during the visa interview process.

The terms are very similar and can be confusing which can lead to mistakes that can result in all manner of resultant problems, including rejection of petitions. Please carefully read the printed instructions. This is not intended to describe the rest the of fees that are associated with the Non-immigrant K-1 Fiance(e) visa program. Ah, government bureaucracies!!!! :wacko:

Good luck on your visa journey.

Thank you so much for clearing this up! I've read and re-read stuff regarding the fees and fee changes and was still getting confused! It all makes sense now! Thanks again! :)

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*bump*


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...

"When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat." – George Carlin

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The confusion comes about not because of the government but because of people's insistance on using the wrong terms.

The I-129f petition fee is $340. It is not a visa application, does not result in a visa. It results in an approved petition which is permission to apply for that visa. Also, how many times do we see in the topics "VISA APPROVED!" and read it to see it is the petition, not the visa?

The visa application fee is $240 currently. It is not a petition fee.

It is also difficult to sort out sometimes when someone does not fill out their timeline and says "I applied for my K-1 visa 6 months ago and..." when what they actually did was file an I-129f petition.

Your advice is appreciated


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