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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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So interview next Wednesday, and plan on making my POE at YVR on December 25th!

Are there any fees that have to be paid at interview or POE?? I thought I read that somewhere??

Help appreciated!

Peace.

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165 immigrant visa fee is paid at POE. It's for the green card. Immigration just wants to take ALL OUR MONEY.


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165 immigrant visa fee is paid at POE. It's for the green card. Immigration just wants to take ALL OUR MONEY.

No it's not paid at POE.

You can pay it before POE or up to a year after POE.

http://www.uscis.gov/uscis-elis


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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No it's not paid at POE.

You can pay it before POE or up to a year after POE.

http://www.uscis.gov/uscis-elis

NLR, I knew I could count on you!!

I think I should bring some Kicking Horse Coffee with me in my suitcase and then I can mail it to you when I get to Michigan!! LOL (was reading the foods thread the other day...........hahah)

If the fee is FOR the green card, I would think my best option would be to pay it before my POE??

Peace.

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NLR, I knew I could count on you!!

I think I should bring some Kicking Horse Coffee with me in my suitcase and then I can mail it to you when I get to Michigan!! LOL (was reading the foods thread the other day...........hahah)

If the fee is FOR the green card, I would think my best option would be to pay it before my POE??

Peace.

I've found my Target sells kicking horse now! No worries!! :D Thank you though!

You have a couple choices, you can pay before POE, and it takes about a month - 3 months to get the hard copy green card after POE. Or you can wait until you've been in the USA about a month or two and pay then, in which case you'll normally get it in about 2-3 weeks. Either way it doesn't matter because your endorsed visa at the POE is a valid temporary green card for up to 1 year. (They will write the date it expires on the endorsement stamp.) It still takes at least a month for anything to happen. The fastest I've seen someone get the green card after POE is 3 weeks, but most are 4-8 weeks.

You can still work, get EI, get an SSN, get a driver's license etc... anything you would normally do with the hard copy green card, with the temporary one in your passport.


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Thanks for the straight goods as always, NLR, there's so much conflicting info on here sometimes.. - I'll just pay for it after I'm stateside. Be so glad to get interview and then move over and done with!!

Glad you found your coffee - I'm already pining for Dare cookies...................

LOL

Peace.

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Ok because I'm stressing out about interview (even though I know in my rational mind it should just be a rubber stamp) the US Consular website refers to a $325 fee at time of interview for a family based visa.

Can I assume (I know I can, oddly) that this fee was already paid when NVC process was underway?

I would really hate to get to interview and discover I was supposed to have a USD money order with me or something......

I will be SO glad to get this part behind me!!

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Yes this was your NVC IV fee. ;)


The government is so awesome about updating their websites, brochures, letters, and pamphlets. YAY!


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You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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