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Hey Guys,

My wife got her visa and I am trying to pay her Immgrant fee, but have issue.

A# I am putting registration number, but getting message: A-Number does not contain a valid pattern. am I not doing something right or do I have to add something in front of registration number.

Thanks in Advance.

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I don't know the answer, IT_1, but I work in computers and this is what helps us answer a problem with software:

- What browser are you using? Have you tried using a different browser?

- How are you entering the data? Have you tried it any other way? Does it make a difference if you use upper case (A) or lower case (a) letters? Are you entering other information correctly?

- Where are you entering the data?

- What are the exact words of the error message?


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I don't know the answer, IT_1, but I work in computers and this is what helps us answer a problem with software:

- What browser are you using? Have you tried using a different browser?

- How are you entering the data? Have you tried it any other way? Does it make a difference if you use upper case (A) or lower case (a) letters? Are you entering other information correctly?

- Where are you entering the data?

- What are the exact words of the error message?

Hi Speedwell,

Thank you for your input:

1: I am using internet explorer, and I have not tried diffirent browser. I dont think I am having issue with browser, but when i enter registraction number, I am geeting error. I also add A in from of the number still no success.

2: I have enter the Data correctly and I tried with (EXP: A12345678 and also 12345678).

3: I went to uscis site and register with ELSI to pay immgrant fee.

I am getting following message: A-Number does not contain a valid pattern (i.e. (e.g. A123456789)).

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At first glance it looks like you are entering 8 numerical digits when the valid pattern contains 9 numerical digits.

Anyone else? Do numbers vary like this?


I'm a dual US/Hungarian citizen (both by birth; Hungarian citizenship verification TBA), and my husband is a dual British/Irish citizen (by treaty) from Northern Ireland. We are atheists.

All advice is given pursuant to the Disclaimer that you may read at the bottom of each forum page.

LATEST STEPS:

28 Jun 2013: POE Houston

08 Jul 2013: SSN received (at SSA office)

07 Aug 2013: Green Card received

27 Feb 2014: Whoa, life happened. Planning move "back home" together to Republic of Ireland by end of April.

29 Apr 2014: POE Dublin through Heathrow

15 May 2014: Received formal residency/work permission (GNIB card with Stamp 4, one year renewable) for the ROI

For my FULL timeline, see my "About Me" page.


For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love. (Carl Sagan)

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At first glance it looks like you are entering 8 numerical digits when the valid pattern contains 9 numerical digits.

Anyone else? Do numbers vary like this?

Correct, because my wife sent me pic of the visa and it shows onlt 8 digits. why her visa have 8 only..have no idea...

what will be my next step..if there is only 8 numbers..

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Put a 0 in front, so 1235678 becomes 01245678. Sometimes they leave out the 0.


I'm a dual US/Hungarian citizen (both by birth; Hungarian citizenship verification TBA), and my husband is a dual British/Irish citizen (by treaty) from Northern Ireland. We are atheists.

All advice is given pursuant to the Disclaimer that you may read at the bottom of each forum page.

LATEST STEPS:

28 Jun 2013: POE Houston

08 Jul 2013: SSN received (at SSA office)

07 Aug 2013: Green Card received

27 Feb 2014: Whoa, life happened. Planning move "back home" together to Republic of Ireland by end of April.

29 Apr 2014: POE Dublin through Heathrow

15 May 2014: Received formal residency/work permission (GNIB card with Stamp 4, one year renewable) for the ROI

For my FULL timeline, see my "About Me" page.


For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love. (Carl Sagan)

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Put a 0 in front, so 1235678 becomes 01245678. Sometimes they leave out the 0.

Right on point!

a lot of people are going to be thrown back by this new system. I also questioned my husband severally over the phone to read out his number several times as he kept giving me only 8 digits( Mine and several people had 9 digits assigned to them). Thankfully the $165 payment system did not require exactness so our payment went through.

On right pane on that site though, there is a note to put a zero infront of the numbers and one also has to include the letter 'A' before the numbers.


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Thank You everone, just to confirm last thing: DOS case ID will be -----> the case number assigned by NVC or USCIS case number WACXXXXXXX?

Cased number assigned by the NVC.


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