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Hey guys,

I have just filed the DS-261 for the choice of agent and the next step is to pay the Affidavit of Support fee and the Immigrant Visa application processing fee. However, in the Immigrant Visa Invoice Payment Center is it not letting me pay both of them. It only shows the 120$ AOS fee and doesn't show any amount and doesn't even let me select the application processing fee.

Is this normal? Am I supposed to pay the AOS fee first and then only the application fee? Or should I wait until it lets me pay both fees? Because on their website it clearly states that I need to pay both.

Thank you for your help!

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Hey guys,

I have just filed the DS-261 for the choice of agent and the next step is to pay the Affidavit of Support fee and the Immigrant Visa application processing fee. However, in the Immigrant Visa Invoice Payment Center is it not letting me pay both of them. It only shows the 120$ AOS fee and doesn't show any amount and doesn't even let me select the application processing fee.

Is this normal? Am I supposed to pay the AOS fee first and then only the application fee? Or should I wait until it lets me pay both fees? Because on their website it clearly states that I need to pay both.

Thank you for your help!

Yes its normal. Your IV fee will not appear for another 50 to 60 days. DS-261 generates the IV fee after it is reviewed and accepted.


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I think they are in the middle of changing the system. I'm in the same situation. According to the current guide, both should be payable immediately. I've sent an e-mail and will send both AOS and IV packages together.

See this thread.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/515101-submitting-documents-to-nvc-as-one-package/

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Our journey:

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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*

 

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Hi Becky,

I am in the same situation you were one year ago. I paid the AOS fee of 120$ and sumbitted the Choose an agent form. I was ready to feel the DS-260 Form but obviously the Procesing fee is not paid, so It doesn't let me proceed.

I have read that you were waiting for Ryan to respond you, as I read that he sent an email to the NVC in this regard.

Any news? did they change the system? Do I need to wait those 50 to 60 days?

Thank you so much!
Silvia

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Same question (and frustration) here! I paid the AOS fee on August 24th (a month ago) but the IV fee shows as zero so I can't fill out the DS 260. Does anyone have any answer? I will call them later today but would love to know if I need to just wait...

Thanks!


USC in France since 2/2012. Married 2/2013.

June 1 : I-130 sent from Paris by Lettre Suivie (bad choice)

June 12 : I-130 delivered (Chicago Lockbox)

June 16 : NOA1 dated June 15 received via text/email (assigned to California Svc Ctr)

June 23 : NOA1 received via mail in France

July 14 : NOA2 received via text/email

July 28 : NVC received our case (no case # or IIN yet)

Aug 24 : Called NVC, received case # and IIN. Submitted DS-261 and paid $120

Sep 5 : Received NVC Welcome Packet via mail in France

Sep 22 : Called NVC to ask why IV fee was not available to pay

Sep 23 : Received IV application invoice by email (not available to pay online yet)

Sep 24 : Paid IV fee online ($325)

Sep 27 : DS-260 completed

Sep 30 : AOS/IV Packets received by NVC (received identical confirmation emails Oct 3 and Oct 5)

Oct 28 : 3 N/As, confirmed Case Complete

Dec 2 : Called NVC to see why interview date not received. They said it was scheduled today.

Jan 22 : Medical visit with Dr Slattery.

Jan 28 : Interview at consulate. Approved!

Feb 8 : Visa packet received via post. (First attempt Feb 5).

Jul 7 : Point of Entry, SFO

Jul 30 : Social Security Card received

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As far as I know and it was like this when my wife case was at the NVC February 2014 is that you pay the AOS fee and fill out the DS-261 choice of agent form. The IV fee will not show until the DS-261 choice of agent form had been review and added to your case. then the IV fee will show after you paid the IV fee then you can fill out DS-260 visa application

You can call the NVC and have them review the DS-261 choice of agent form over the phone for you. Also you can send in both the AOS and IV packets after you paid the AOS fees and before you paid the IV fees and the DS-260 form is fill out

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ROC
Service Center : Nebraska Service Center
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
Marriage (if applicable): 2014-05-20
I-130 Sent : 2014-10-06
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-10-09
I-130 RFE for NSO copy of marriage certificate: 2014-11-03
I-130 RFE Sent : 2014-11-18
I-130 Approved : 2014-12-07
NVC Received : 2014-12-23
NVC case number: 2015-02-04
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-02-04
Pay AOS Bill : 2015-02-05
Submit DS-261 : 2015-02-05
Sent AOS Package : 2015-02-09
Sent IV Package : 2015-02-09
Scan date : 2015-02-10
Receive IV Bill : 2015-03-03
Pay IV Bill : 2015-03-06
Submit DS-260: 2015-3-12
Case Completed at NVC : 2015-03-20
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter: 2015-3-27
Medical complete: 2015-04-08
Interview Date : 2015-05-08
Interview Result : Approved
Visa Received : 2015-05-13

Date of US Entry : 2015-06-09
 

Date of Social Security card receive : 06-2015

Date of Green Card received 07-2015

Date of ROC FILE 05-19-2017

 I-751 NOA Date 05-26-2017

   

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Our journey:

Spoiler

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*

 

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