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i have just sent my i 130 form for each of my parents today, dec-4 , can u tell me how much is the fee for the ds230 now? so i can start saving and i186? i would appriciate it! thank u

Dear VJers,

My Visa Application fee status REJECTED 2 days after it showed PAID. Turned out my husband made a typo on the account number he input in the payment portal.

The problem now is that we have already sent out my DS230 with all my Civil Documents, the Cover sheet with the barcode, and the payment receipt to NVC by the time it showed REJECTED!

To make the story short, after 2 more failed attempts due to system errors and system updates, my husband decided to make the payment through the alternative route--by money order through overnight postal service. After 2 days the system reflected a PAID status. FINALLY!

Now my concern is, a week has past since I have sent my DS230 and civil documents before my Visa payment got through because of all those paid-rejected-paid-rejected-paid status. I read somewhere that the Visa fee should have been paid before sending the papers...which was definitely not the case with mine.

1) Does NVC ever throw papers away if they receive DS230's without the Visa application fee paid yet?

2) Do I need to send my DS230 and Civil Documents all over again?

Its been 5 business days (technically one week) since we have paid my Visa Fee and 2 weeks since we have sent my DS230 and docs. We have not heard from NVC yet. I have sent an email a few days ago to make a follow up but unfortunately have not received any response yet. A bit restless and uneasy. Please advice! Thank you very much.

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i have just sent my i 130 form for each of my parents today, dec-4 , can u tell me how much is the fee for the ds230 now? so i can start saving and i186? i would appriciate it! thank u

you can search this all out yourself. ;) Look on the National Visa Center website.


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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China

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Our journey:


September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

December 18, 2023:  Filed I-90 to renew Green Card

December 21, 2023:  Production of new Green Card ordered - will be seeing USCIS again every 10 years for renewal


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