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Hi everyone, my husband (USC) is filing our petitions this week and just wondering what the best options are for sending payment, ie which bank to use, looking to hear specifically from anyone filing from Ireland. Just want to make sure we get the first step right! Thanks for your help


01/17/2013 I-130 sent to the USCIS Lockbox Chicago

01/18/2013 Received /signed for

01/23/2013 email NOA1

01/29/2013 NOA1 Hardcopy Rec

03/07/2013 I130 Approved

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Paying Immigration Fees - From USCIS Site.

Use the following guidance when paying filing, biometrics, or other fees to USCIS:

  • Bank drafts, cashier's checks, certified checks, personal checks (See Check Instructions below), and money orders must be drawn on U.S. financial institutions and payable in U.S. funds.
  • If you live in the United States or its territories, make the check or money order payable to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (not "USDHS" or "DHS").
  • If you live outside the United States or its territories, and are filing your application or petition where you live, contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or consulate for instructions on the method of payment.


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

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Hi!

We filed in November from Ireland, and I used my American bank account. I've seen other couples who have sent the package to a family member to have them include a check before sending it along to the Chicago lockbox. The check or money order must be drawn on an American bank, so check with whomever you bank with to see if they have any options for you. I think Western Union does some business here? I hope that helps.

Good luck on your journey!


Our Visa Timeline

USCIS

11/23/12: Package Mailed to Chicago Lockbox from Ireland
11/28/12: Arrived at Lockbox, Signed for by JOHN
11/30/12: NOA1; Transferred to NBC
12/06/12: NOA1 Hard Copy Received
12/19/12: Touched
01/16/13: NOA2 (47 days after NOA1)
01/21/13: Approved petition mailed to NVC
01/22/13: NOA2 Hard Copy Received

NVC

01/25/13: Petition arrived at NVC
02/11/13: Received Case#/IIN from NVC
02/11/13: Received DS-3032/AOS Bill Invoiced
02/11/13: AOS Bill Paid/DS-3032 Emailed
02/15/13: AOS Package sent to NVC
02/25/13: DS-3032 Accepted
02/26/13: AOS Package Accepted
02/26/13: IV Bill Invoiced
02/26/13: IV Bill Paid
02/27/13: IV Package sent to NVC
03/11/13: RFE: Irish Police Cert. (It's there, Idiot Stick just can't read Irish. "Garda" means "Police". Fool.)
03/20/13: Case Complete
04/01/13: Interview Date Assigned

Consulate

04/16/13: Medical
05/07/13: Interview...Denied 221(g). Now to find a joint sponsor. Good times.
05/22/13: Visa in Hand
07/30/13: POE Dublin

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Thanks for the replies , my bank issued the drafts for me and they are drawn from a US bank so fingers crossed. Thanks again :)


01/17/2013 I-130 sent to the USCIS Lockbox Chicago

01/18/2013 Received /signed for

01/23/2013 email NOA1

01/29/2013 NOA1 Hardcopy Rec

03/07/2013 I130 Approved

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