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I am in the Philippines this past year so I filed from here. Had my mother put a check in the packet for me but she mistakenly made the check payable to:

US dept. of homeland security

Instead of

US department of homeland security

I tried calling uscis but its not routing me to a person.

I am wondering if anyone else had done this and it was still cashed or was it returned deficient ?


1/16/2013: NOA1
5/29/2013: XFER TO TSC
6/24/2013: NOA2
7/11/2013: Mailed to NVC
7/19/2013: Received NVC#(MNL#) in email
7/22/2013: Petition packet Shipped to Manila from NVC "In Transit"
7/24/2013: Petition package received in Manila - Consulate ready for interview
8/01/2013: Medical at St Luke's PASSED!!!
8/12/2013: INTERVIEW American CO " APPROVED"
8/13/2013: CEAC STATUS - administrative processing

8/15/2013: CEAC STATUS - ISSUED

8/26/2013: received VISA

9/05/2013: POE - GUAM -Flight from MNL to El Paso, TX- BEST DAY EVER =)

10/5/2013: Married!!

11/13/2013: Filed AOS / EAD/ & AP

11/18/2013: NOA1 all

12/12/2013: Biometrics completed

05/27/2014: AOS Interview

05/27/2014: AOS approved Received GC a week later.

10/08/2014: Report of Marriage & Passport Renewal LA Consultate General

See Hank_'s guide after NOA2:

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I am in the Philippines this past year so I filed from here. Had my mother put a check in the packet for me but she mistakenly made the check payable to:

US dept. of homeland security

Instead of

US department of homeland security

I tried calling uscis but its not routing me to a person.

I am wondering if anyone else had done this and it was still cashed or was it returned deficient ?

It very clearly states in the instructions to make check paybale to "U.S. Department of Homeland Security" so I would do as instructed. You may want to re-read the instructions to see if you missed any other little detail that will affect your petition.

Dave

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I am very aware of what the instructions say. My mother and brother did this and mailed it and then sent me a message on FB.

I said ummm great but did you write the check out to blah blah and that's when I found out.

If the package was still in their possession I would of course say write it out properly.

So I am stuck with it going to the lockbox as is. So I was hoping someone had maybe also made this mistake and either got it back or it was cashed or something else.

I can guess what will happen like anyone can. I am just wondering if I am panicked about nothing or if I need to send a follow up check with a reference to the first package or wait for a deficient notice or something else.

To further explain the detail. I am in the Philippines for close to a year at this point.

I filled out everything except the check as it must be drawn on a us bank. I sent the package back to the states to my family so they could fill out and affix the check and mail it on to the lockbox.


1/16/2013: NOA1
5/29/2013: XFER TO TSC
6/24/2013: NOA2
7/11/2013: Mailed to NVC
7/19/2013: Received NVC#(MNL#) in email
7/22/2013: Petition packet Shipped to Manila from NVC "In Transit"
7/24/2013: Petition package received in Manila - Consulate ready for interview
8/01/2013: Medical at St Luke's PASSED!!!
8/12/2013: INTERVIEW American CO " APPROVED"
8/13/2013: CEAC STATUS - administrative processing

8/15/2013: CEAC STATUS - ISSUED

8/26/2013: received VISA

9/05/2013: POE - GUAM -Flight from MNL to El Paso, TX- BEST DAY EVER =)

10/5/2013: Married!!

11/13/2013: Filed AOS / EAD/ & AP

11/18/2013: NOA1 all

12/12/2013: Biometrics completed

05/27/2014: AOS Interview

05/27/2014: AOS approved Received GC a week later.

10/08/2014: Report of Marriage & Passport Renewal LA Consultate General

See Hank_'s guide after NOA2:

red_flashing_arrow.gif Link to the K-1 Visa Process for Manila Embassy : Click Here

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I am very aware of what the instructions say. My mother and brother did this and mailed it and then sent me a message on FB.

I said ummm great but did you write the check out to blah blah and that's when I found out.

If the package was still in their possession I would of course say write it out properly.

So I am stuck with it going to the lockbox as is. So I was hoping someone had maybe also made this mistake and either got it back or it was cashed or something else.

I can guess what will happen like anyone can. I am just wondering if I am panicked about nothing or if I need to send a follow up check with a reference to the first package or wait for a deficient notice or something else.

To further explain the detail. I am in the Philippines for close to a year at this point.

I filled out everything except the check as it must be drawn on a us bank. I sent the package back to the states to my family so they could fill out and affix the check and mail it on to the lockbox.

All you can do is wait and see if the check is cashed or the whole petition is returned, This is one of those "Well I did it this way and...." topics which depends on the person who gets ahold of your petition and what their procedure is. My guess is that they will stamp the back of the check and accept the petition. I have heard that some people who wrote the check out to USCIS had it accepted and some have had it rejected. All you can do is wait. Calling will not give you an answer either.

Dave

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#######. Good points.

Well I will update when I know what happened.


1/16/2013: NOA1
5/29/2013: XFER TO TSC
6/24/2013: NOA2
7/11/2013: Mailed to NVC
7/19/2013: Received NVC#(MNL#) in email
7/22/2013: Petition packet Shipped to Manila from NVC "In Transit"
7/24/2013: Petition package received in Manila - Consulate ready for interview
8/01/2013: Medical at St Luke's PASSED!!!
8/12/2013: INTERVIEW American CO " APPROVED"
8/13/2013: CEAC STATUS - administrative processing

8/15/2013: CEAC STATUS - ISSUED

8/26/2013: received VISA

9/05/2013: POE - GUAM -Flight from MNL to El Paso, TX- BEST DAY EVER =)

10/5/2013: Married!!

11/13/2013: Filed AOS / EAD/ & AP

11/18/2013: NOA1 all

12/12/2013: Biometrics completed

05/27/2014: AOS Interview

05/27/2014: AOS approved Received GC a week later.

10/08/2014: Report of Marriage & Passport Renewal LA Consultate General

See Hank_'s guide after NOA2:

red_flashing_arrow.gif Link to the K-1 Visa Process for Manila Embassy : Click Here

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In dealing with the government it is always better to follow the instructions, if you don't, take a roll of the dice. I have seen many postings where the OP used the wrong address or wrote the check wrong and was delayed. This process is hard enough without giving an excuse to get a RFE or get delayed, just to do it your way..


In Arizona its hot hot hot.

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

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Big dog. Not sure how that helped at all.

I think it's vividly clear in my posts that I knew what it needed to be but unfortunately my citcumstances have me relying on others to assist me. This is where the error occurred.


1/16/2013: NOA1
5/29/2013: XFER TO TSC
6/24/2013: NOA2
7/11/2013: Mailed to NVC
7/19/2013: Received NVC#(MNL#) in email
7/22/2013: Petition packet Shipped to Manila from NVC "In Transit"
7/24/2013: Petition package received in Manila - Consulate ready for interview
8/01/2013: Medical at St Luke's PASSED!!!
8/12/2013: INTERVIEW American CO " APPROVED"
8/13/2013: CEAC STATUS - administrative processing

8/15/2013: CEAC STATUS - ISSUED

8/26/2013: received VISA

9/05/2013: POE - GUAM -Flight from MNL to El Paso, TX- BEST DAY EVER =)

10/5/2013: Married!!

11/13/2013: Filed AOS / EAD/ & AP

11/18/2013: NOA1 all

12/12/2013: Biometrics completed

05/27/2014: AOS Interview

05/27/2014: AOS approved Received GC a week later.

10/08/2014: Report of Marriage & Passport Renewal LA Consultate General

See Hank_'s guide after NOA2:

red_flashing_arrow.gif Link to the K-1 Visa Process for Manila Embassy : Click Here

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Would probably depend on the guy/gal accepting it. In any case they use the check just to get your bank routing and account numbers and then do an electronic transfer and destroy the check (according to them). I think the only thing to do at this point is sit and wait and see what happens.


1/4/13 - I129-F Sent | 1/8/13 - Received by USCIS
1/10/13 - NOA1 to VSC | 1/11/13 - Text/Email | 1/17/13 - Hard Copy Received
1/16/13 - Alien Registration Number changed
5/24/13 or 5/29/13 - Case Transferred to TSC
7/2/13 - NOA2 from TSC! (173 days from NOA1) | 7/6/13 - Hard Copy Received
7/18/13 - Shipped to NVC | 7/26/13 - Received at NVC and case number assigned
7/29/13 - In transit to consulate | 7/31/13 - Received by consulate
8/20/13 - Medical - Passed | 8/21/13 - Interview - Approved!
8/28/13 - Passport with visa ready to pickup from courier
10/17/13 - POE - JFK
10/28/13 - Applied for SSN and marriage license | 11/2/13 - SS card received
11/21/13 - Wedding


12/30/13 - I485/I765/I131 Sent | 1/2/14 - Received by USCIS
1/3/14 - NOA1 to NBC | 1/16/14 - Hard Copy Received
2/4/14 - Biometrics
3/7/14 - AP and EAD approved!
3/11/14 - AP/EAD card mailed | 3/14/14 - Received
4/10/14 - Interview Waiver letter
6/16/14 - Approved! | 6/21/14 - GC Received


5/2/16 - I-751 Sent | 5/5/16 - Received by USCIS
5/6/16 - NOA1 to VSC
6/14/16 - Biometrics

4/19/17 - Approved! | 4/22/17 - Letter received | 5/4/17 - GC Received

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NOA1 email received today, looks like it will be ok at this stage.

That was my only major concern so hopefully we did not make any errors in the paperowrk and we dont get an RFE.

On a high right now but the long wait now begins.....ugh

We have been together everyday for the past 6 months....we have a month left together before I return to the states so I know I shouldn't complain too much but this is going to be tough.


1/16/2013: NOA1
5/29/2013: XFER TO TSC
6/24/2013: NOA2
7/11/2013: Mailed to NVC
7/19/2013: Received NVC#(MNL#) in email
7/22/2013: Petition packet Shipped to Manila from NVC "In Transit"
7/24/2013: Petition package received in Manila - Consulate ready for interview
8/01/2013: Medical at St Luke's PASSED!!!
8/12/2013: INTERVIEW American CO " APPROVED"
8/13/2013: CEAC STATUS - administrative processing

8/15/2013: CEAC STATUS - ISSUED

8/26/2013: received VISA

9/05/2013: POE - GUAM -Flight from MNL to El Paso, TX- BEST DAY EVER =)

10/5/2013: Married!!

11/13/2013: Filed AOS / EAD/ & AP

11/18/2013: NOA1 all

12/12/2013: Biometrics completed

05/27/2014: AOS Interview

05/27/2014: AOS approved Received GC a week later.

10/08/2014: Report of Marriage & Passport Renewal LA Consultate General

See Hank_'s guide after NOA2:

red_flashing_arrow.gif Link to the K-1 Visa Process for Manila Embassy : Click Here

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