Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
JudeAndAnna

Unable to pay full K1 visa application fee

21 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Haiti
Timeline

Soooooo on Oct 15th my fiance went to go pay the $265 K1 visa application fee at the bank in Port-au-Prince and the bank insisted that the fee was $240. He showed them the letter from the US embassy in Haiti that clearly states that the fee is $265. The bank said they wouldn't accept any more or any less money than $240. He paid that amount and of course when I went onto the the ustraveldocs website with the receipt number, it said that the full MRV fee was not paid (of course!!). So He has emailed the ustraveldocs support and I have called them twice and they said they would expedite our case and that we would hear something within 24-48 hrs. Its been almost 2 day and we still haven't heard anything. Has anyone else had this problem and does anyone know what more I can do?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil
Timeline

Soooooo on Oct 15th my fiance went to go pay the $265 K1 visa application fee at the bank in Port-au-Prince and the bank insisted that the fee was $240. He showed them the letter from the US embassy in Haiti that clearly states that the fee is $265. The bank said they wouldn't accept any more or any less money than $240. He paid that amount and of course when I went onto the the ustraveldocs website with the receipt number, it said that the full MRV fee was not paid (of course!!). So He has emailed the ustraveldocs support and I have called them twice and they said they would expedite our case and that we would hear something within 24-48 hrs. Its been almost 2 day and we still haven't heard anything. Has anyone else had this problem and does anyone know what more I can do?

I don't mean to sound too harsh, but that does look like a good reason to sue the bank...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
Timeline

*** Country-specific thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the Caribbean regional forum. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Haiti
Timeline

Soooooo on Oct 15th my fiance went to go pay the $265 K1 visa application fee at the bank in Port-au-Prince and the bank insisted that the fee was $240. He showed them the letter from the US embassy in Haiti that clearly states that the fee is $265. The bank said they wouldn't accept any more or any less money than $240. He paid that amount and of course when I went onto the the ustraveldocs website with the receipt number, it said that the full MRV fee was not paid (of course!!). So He has emailed the ustraveldocs support and I have called them twice and they said they would expedite our case and that we would hear something within 24-48 hrs. Its been almost 2 day and we still haven't heard anything. Has anyone else had this problem and does anyone know what more I can do?

From what I read the k1 visa fee is now $240 I just printed out a slip from ustraveldocs that says the price is $240. I know about two weeks ago prices changed so maybe you guys were in between the change? We are still waiting on packet 3 though so I don't know what that states. Good luck!


Our K1 Journey    I-129f

Service Center : Texas Service Center   Transferred? California Service Center on 8/11/14

Consulate : Port au Prince, Haiti             I-129F Sent : 4/14/2014

I-129F NOA1 : 4/24/14                            I-129F NOA2 : 9/10/14

NVC Received : 9/24/14                          NVC Left : 9/26/14

Consulate Received : 10/6/14 CEAC status changed to ready

Packet 3 Received : 10/27/14 packet received by petitioner in USA ( beneficiary never received packet 3)

Medical: 10/30/14 Dr. Buteau                  Medical picked up: 11/3/14

Packet 3 Sent : 11/10/13.. Had to schedule interview appointment and attach confirmation receipt to packet

Interview Date : 12/1/14                           Interview Result : Approved !

Visa Received : 12/10/14 picked up at Jacmel location

US Entry : 12/15/14 Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Apply for Social Security Card: 12/30/14 Connecticut

Marriage: 1/26/15

 

Adjustment of Status

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Biometrics : 4/15/15

Approved: 8/31/15                                     Received: 9/8/15

 

EAD

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Approved: 6/12/15

Received: 6/20/15

 

Removal of Conditions I-751

Filed: 8/14/17 at VSC                                 NOA: 8/15/17 Received 8/21 by mail

Biometrics: Dated: 8/25/17   Received 9/2/17   Appointment 9/11/17 

Approved: 10/23/18 -no interview

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil
Timeline

From what I read the k1 visa fee is now $240 I just printed out a slip from ustraveldocs that says the price is $240. I know about two weeks ago prices changed so maybe you guys were in between the change? We are still waiting on packet 3 though so I don't know what that states. Good luck!

http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/fees/fees-visa-services.html

The fee has been U$265 since September 12th, if I'm not mistaken.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Haiti
Timeline

From what I read the k1 visa fee is now $240 I just printed out a slip from ustraveldocs that says the price is $240. I know about two weeks ago prices changed so maybe you guys were in between the change? We are still waiting on packet 3 though so I don't know what that states. Good luck!

When I called ustraveldocs it even says the price is $240 and the sheet that he printed out from the website that he needed to take to bank even said $240 even though it says the fee is $265. Clearly the embassy doesn't communicate with the bank about fee changes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Haiti
Timeline

That sounds like ustraveldocs needs to update their stuff more than the bank needing to get the right information especially if the deposit slip your fiancé printed only says $240. I'd also call the ustraveldocs folks back and see what they have to say about the fee discrepancy between the embassy and their site. I'd assume they'd be aware of the issue by now since it probably effects a lot of people.

Good luck!



K-1 from Haiti - NOA1: 5/27/2014; NOA2: 7/8 USCIS never updated to say that it was sent to the NVC (just in case you're as concerned about your status not updating as I was about mine)
NVC Case Number Received: 7/31; Left NVC: 8/1 - tracked via DHL website; CEAC Status - Ready: 8/7; Packet 3 Received: 9/5 - Beneficiary received packet / Medical Completed: 9/19;
DS-160 Submitted: 9/22 - (CEAC date updated); Packet 3 Submitted: 9/26; Packet 4 Received: 10/24; Interview Date: 11/6 @ 7 am Interview Result: Approved!
CEAC Status Issued: 11/10; USTraveldocs.com finally acknowledged Fiance's passport actually in their system: 11/20; Passport Received: 11/21;

POE: 11/23/2014; Wedding: 2/14/2015

AOS/EAD/AP Filed: 2/21/2015;

USCIS EAD & AP received: 2/25; USCIS AOS received: 2/27; Received NOA1s in mail: 3/5; Biometrics: 3/26; EAD/AP Card in Production: 5/11; EAD/AP Card Mailed: 5/1; EAD/AP Card Received 5/19; NPIW Letter dated: 6/11/15; Green card Approved: 10/1/15;

Green card Received: 10/7/15

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Haiti
Timeline

http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/fees/fees-visa-services.html

The fee has been U$265 since September 12th, if I'm not mistaken.

thanks for confirming :)

Our K1 Journey    I-129f

Service Center : Texas Service Center   Transferred? California Service Center on 8/11/14

Consulate : Port au Prince, Haiti             I-129F Sent : 4/14/2014

I-129F NOA1 : 4/24/14                            I-129F NOA2 : 9/10/14

NVC Received : 9/24/14                          NVC Left : 9/26/14

Consulate Received : 10/6/14 CEAC status changed to ready

Packet 3 Received : 10/27/14 packet received by petitioner in USA ( beneficiary never received packet 3)

Medical: 10/30/14 Dr. Buteau                  Medical picked up: 11/3/14

Packet 3 Sent : 11/10/13.. Had to schedule interview appointment and attach confirmation receipt to packet

Interview Date : 12/1/14                           Interview Result : Approved !

Visa Received : 12/10/14 picked up at Jacmel location

US Entry : 12/15/14 Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Apply for Social Security Card: 12/30/14 Connecticut

Marriage: 1/26/15

 

Adjustment of Status

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Biometrics : 4/15/15

Approved: 8/31/15                                     Received: 9/8/15

 

EAD

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Approved: 6/12/15

Received: 6/20/15

 

Removal of Conditions I-751

Filed: 8/14/17 at VSC                                 NOA: 8/15/17 Received 8/21 by mail

Biometrics: Dated: 8/25/17   Received 9/2/17   Appointment 9/11/17 

Approved: 10/23/18 -no interview

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Haiti
Timeline

Soooooo on Oct 15th my fiance went to go pay the $265 K1 visa application fee at the bank in Port-au-Prince and the bank insisted that the fee was $240. He showed them the letter from the US embassy in Haiti that clearly states that the fee is $265. The bank said they wouldn't accept any more or any less money than $240. He paid that amount and of course when I went onto the the ustraveldocs website with the receipt number, it said that the full MRV fee was not paid (of course!!). So He has emailed the ustraveldocs support and I have called them twice and they said they would expedite our case and that we would hear something within 24-48 hrs. Its been almost 2 day and we still haven't heard anything. Has anyone else had this problem and does anyone know what more I can do?

Have you heard anything from ustraveldocs yet? I to,d my fiancé not to pay the visa fee since the bank slip from the website says $240.. I want to wait to see what is going on :/


Our K1 Journey    I-129f

Service Center : Texas Service Center   Transferred? California Service Center on 8/11/14

Consulate : Port au Prince, Haiti             I-129F Sent : 4/14/2014

I-129F NOA1 : 4/24/14                            I-129F NOA2 : 9/10/14

NVC Received : 9/24/14                          NVC Left : 9/26/14

Consulate Received : 10/6/14 CEAC status changed to ready

Packet 3 Received : 10/27/14 packet received by petitioner in USA ( beneficiary never received packet 3)

Medical: 10/30/14 Dr. Buteau                  Medical picked up: 11/3/14

Packet 3 Sent : 11/10/13.. Had to schedule interview appointment and attach confirmation receipt to packet

Interview Date : 12/1/14                           Interview Result : Approved !

Visa Received : 12/10/14 picked up at Jacmel location

US Entry : 12/15/14 Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Apply for Social Security Card: 12/30/14 Connecticut

Marriage: 1/26/15

 

Adjustment of Status

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Biometrics : 4/15/15

Approved: 8/31/15                                     Received: 9/8/15

 

EAD

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Approved: 6/12/15

Received: 6/20/15

 

Removal of Conditions I-751

Filed: 8/14/17 at VSC                                 NOA: 8/15/17 Received 8/21 by mail

Biometrics: Dated: 8/25/17   Received 9/2/17   Appointment 9/11/17 

Approved: 10/23/18 -no interview

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Haiti
Timeline

Have you heard anything from ustraveldocs yet? I to,d my fiancé not to pay the visa fee since the bank slip from the website says $240.. I want to wait to see what is going on :/

I have not heard anything from them yet. Everyday I call they tell me the same thing...I will have an answer in 24-48 hours.

Edited by JudeAndAnna

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Haiti
Timeline

Soooooo on Oct 15th my fiance went to go pay the $265 K1 visa application fee at the bank in Port-au-Prince and the bank insisted that the fee was $240. He showed them the letter from the US embassy in Haiti that clearly states that the fee is $265. The bank said they wouldn't accept any more or any less money than $240. He paid that amount and of course when I went onto the the ustraveldocs website with the receipt number, it said that the full MRV fee was not paid (of course!!).UGHo He has emailed the ustraveldocs support and I have called them twice and they said they would expedite our case and that we would hear something within 24-48 hrs. Its been almost 2 day and we still haven't heard anything. Has anyone else had this problem and does anyone know what more I can do?

I am in the same boat. The website says $265 but the slip says $240. My fiance paid at sogexpress the $240. Ustraveldocs.com nor did the call center reps would take our CGI reference number. I sent ustraveldocs a picture of the receipt and told them of the website and slip discrepancy; they said give them 1-2 days. UGH! Talk about frustration.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Haiti
Timeline

I am in the same boat. The website says $265 but the slip says $240. My fiance paid at sogexpress the $240. Ustraveldocs.com nor did the call center reps would take our CGI reference number. I sent ustraveldocs a picture of the receipt and told them of the website and slip discrepancy; they said give them 1-2 days. UGH! Talk about frustration.

Please let me know if you hear from them and what they say. I agree, very very frustrating! It shouldn't be so difficult just to pay a fee.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Haiti
Timeline

Please let me know if you hear from them and what they say. I agree, very very frustrating! It shouldn't be so difficult just to pay a fee.

I just got the packet 3 today, I'm the petitioner. One part of the letter says the fee is $240 and another part says it is $265... Visatraveldoc says $240. Tried calling the embassy last week and today and both my fiancé and I can't get through. Ughh


Our K1 Journey    I-129f

Service Center : Texas Service Center   Transferred? California Service Center on 8/11/14

Consulate : Port au Prince, Haiti             I-129F Sent : 4/14/2014

I-129F NOA1 : 4/24/14                            I-129F NOA2 : 9/10/14

NVC Received : 9/24/14                          NVC Left : 9/26/14

Consulate Received : 10/6/14 CEAC status changed to ready

Packet 3 Received : 10/27/14 packet received by petitioner in USA ( beneficiary never received packet 3)

Medical: 10/30/14 Dr. Buteau                  Medical picked up: 11/3/14

Packet 3 Sent : 11/10/13.. Had to schedule interview appointment and attach confirmation receipt to packet

Interview Date : 12/1/14                           Interview Result : Approved !

Visa Received : 12/10/14 picked up at Jacmel location

US Entry : 12/15/14 Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Apply for Social Security Card: 12/30/14 Connecticut

Marriage: 1/26/15

 

Adjustment of Status

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Biometrics : 4/15/15

Approved: 8/31/15                                     Received: 9/8/15

 

EAD

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Approved: 6/12/15

Received: 6/20/15

 

Removal of Conditions I-751

Filed: 8/14/17 at VSC                                 NOA: 8/15/17 Received 8/21 by mail

Biometrics: Dated: 8/25/17   Received 9/2/17   Appointment 9/11/17 

Approved: 10/23/18 -no interview

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Haiti
Timeline

Soooooo on Oct 15th my fiance went to go pay the $265 K1 visa application fee at the bank in Port-au-Prince and the bank insisted that the fee was $240. He showed them the letter from the US embassy in Haiti that clearly states that the fee is $265. The bank said they wouldn't accept any more or any less money than $240. He paid that amount and of course when I went onto the the ustraveldocs website with the receipt number, it said that the full MRV fee was not paid (of course!!). So He has emailed the ustraveldocs support and I have called them twice and they said they would expedite our case and that we would hear something within 24-48 hrs. Its been almost 2 day and we still haven't heard anything. Has anyone else had this problem and does anyone know what more I can do?

They have finally gotten their act together. Log on to ustraveldocs. Your fiance will have to pay the difference of 1200HTG then you can schedule your appointment.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Haiti
Timeline

Thanks for the update! My fiancé printed out the new deposit paper and took it to the bank this morning...BUT the bank doesn't want to take the additional 1200HTG. They claim that they can only can the paper once so they want scan it again. So I feel like we are back where we started.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×
×
  • Create New...