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So. I'm at the final stages of filling out all my information on that dreaded ustraveldocs website. I get to the page where it gives me a few options how to pay for my visa. I chose electrontic funds transfer (EFT). The next page gives me the unique account number I'm to deposit the funds in, and then the amount of $240AUD. I hesitated, briefly concered that I'd read on the other page that I was supposed to pay $264 with the current exchange rate, but this page, WITH THE BANKING DETAILS, CLEARLY SAYS $240.

So I pay it.

Of course, I'm wrong, and I realise my mistake minutes later, so, in a panic, I pay a further $24 to amend my payment error.

I have my own banking reciepts to as proof of payment. My question to you guys: IS THIS ENOUGH? The small print seems fairly unforgiving and I'm afraid I'm in a state of panic, what with my interview being six days away. I'm very nearly tempted to pay it again through the post office and count that $264 as a loss. Maybe sell a kidney or something.


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08/31/2013: Sent I-129F Packet

08/19/2013: NOA1 Received

09/08/2013: Alien Registration Number Changed

10/15/2013: USCIS reported change of address

10/15/2013: NOA2 Received

10/21/2013: NVC Received Packet

11/05/2013: Packet 3 Received

12/12/2013: Status Updated. Awaiting Packet 4 & interview date

12/14/2013: Packet 4 Received

12/24/2013: Interview -- APPROVED!

01/02/2014: Visa printed and arrived in mail.

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Taking to the street to sell yourself is the only option I feel...

Lol no seriously, that sucks! Can you not call your card company and get the payment stopped/reversed and then pay it again?

Alternatively, call the company that the EFT is going through and ask them.

All in all though, I think you will be ok because you have receipts for the full amount, albeit it in two parts I wouldn't be surprised if this was possible so that people could perhaps pay it in instalments. As long as the correct full amount goes into the specific account and you have the receipts for this to take to your interview, then there should be no problem.

If you're like me though and don't want to chance it, then I would try one of my first options :)

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did you pay 240 usd? so why is it wrong? that is exactly the amount you had to pay


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16 August 2013 - I-129F sent to TSC

19 August 2013 - packet received

21 Augist 2013 - NOA1 received

16 September 2013 - Alien registration number changed

30 September 2013 - RFE

25 October 2013 - RFE reply

31 October 2013 - NOA2 received

22 November 2013 - packet shipped to NVC

29 November 2013 - NVC received

3 December 2013 - Packet left NVC

11 December 2013 - Physical packet received by Consulate
26 December 2013 - Interview APPROVED
31 December 2013 -Entry to US
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27 February 2014 - Packet sent by FeDex
4 March 2014 - NOA1
28 March 2014 - Biometrics Captured
7 April 2015 - Approved, Card received
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24 February 2017 - Package Delivered
3 March 2017        - Money Order Cashed
6 March 2017       - NOA1 Received in mail dated 27 February
17 March 2017     - Biometrics appointment letter received, appont. 31 March
27 March 2018     - RFE
26 May  2018       - Approval
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I would just call them. There may or may not be a problem with it, and if you have to resubmit the correct payment amount they should at least be able to refund what you already paid.

did you pay 240 usd? so why is it wrong? that is exactly the amount you had to pay

The OP paid 240 AUD, not in US dollars, so the payment needed will vary based on the exchange rate.


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I would email the US Consulate and check with them. One would think that so long as you have receipts for the total amount that it should be ok but that is just a guess.

Don't worry, it isn't a monumental mistake - I am sure there is a workaround.

Have a great day!

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So. I'm at the final stages of filling out all my information on that dreaded ustraveldocs website. I get to the page where it gives me a few options how to pay for my visa. I chose electrontic funds transfer (EFT). The next page gives me the unique account number I'm to deposit the funds in, and then the amount of $240AUD. I hesitated, briefly concered that I'd read on the other page that I was supposed to pay $264 with the current exchange rate, but this page, WITH THE BANKING DETAILS, CLEARLY SAYS $240.

So I pay it.

Of course, I'm wrong, and I realise my mistake minutes later, so, in a panic, I pay a further $24 to amend my payment error.

I have my own banking reciepts to as proof of payment. My question to you guys: IS THIS ENOUGH? The small print seems fairly unforgiving and I'm afraid I'm in a state of panic, what with my interview being six days away. I'm very nearly tempted to pay it again through the post office and count that $264 as a loss. Maybe sell a kidney or something.

You said the payment site generated a "unique" account number. Was this number the same for both payments? If it was different I would just pay the amount again in it's entirety in US dollars. But that's just me. If I lost the 240 I would simply chalk it up to a mistake. I would hate for a mistake like this to ties things up for day, weeks or months? But that's just me. It's possible you could get a refund of the overpayment but I would not consider that in making my decision in what to do. Good luck and

God Bless,

Mele Kalikimaka

Edited by David & Zoila

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I would email the US Consulate and check with them. One would think that so long as you have receipts for the total amount that it should be ok but that is just a guess.

Don't worry, it isn't a monumental mistake - I am sure there is a workaround.

Have a great day!

This is what I did! After all that panic I got an extremely nanchalant email back from them telling me to just bring both receipts in!! PHEW!

i dont get it sleep.png whats the problem exactly ? a huge expensive payment ? i thought we were talking about thousands of US Dollars lol

Well, this website specifically says if you make an error in payment, you must pay again in full. I don't know about you, but $528 is a lot of money!!


Journey so far:

08/31/2013: Sent I-129F Packet

08/19/2013: NOA1 Received

09/08/2013: Alien Registration Number Changed

10/15/2013: USCIS reported change of address

10/15/2013: NOA2 Received

10/21/2013: NVC Received Packet

11/05/2013: Packet 3 Received

12/12/2013: Status Updated. Awaiting Packet 4 & interview date

12/14/2013: Packet 4 Received

12/24/2013: Interview -- APPROVED!

01/02/2014: Visa printed and arrived in mail.

FLIGHT BOOKED FOR 04/15/2014 <3

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