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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Jamaica

So is it now required to pay visa fee online and schedule your own appointment? Im still getting conflicting info. My fiance has gotten two emails one stating pay on day of interview. The most recent states policy has changed and to pay online and schedule interview.

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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*


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Jamaica

My checklist also gave instruction to pay the the fee online and setting a interview date.. I haven't done so yet, so not sure what will happen.. Everything is different.. Anyone who get Packet 3 after October 10, 2014 may be able to relate.

AOS From K-1

Date Filed :


NOA Date : 2015-06-17

Bio. Appt. : 2016-06-06

Approved Date : 2015-08-14

Date Card Received : 2015-08-21

“Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.”

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Jamaica

Yes we just received Packet 3 and it states:

Step 1—Complete the DS-160.

The DS-160 Form is available online at https://ceac.state.gov/genniv/. The system will automatically
generate a confirmation number after you submit the form.
Step 2—Register online, pay the fee, and schedule your interview.
Please go to http://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-jm/iv, click “Register,” and follow the on-screen instructions.
After you pay the USD $265 fee online, you will be able to schedule your interview.
If you need help registering, please call (876) 632-7400 from Jamaica, or (703) 439-2360 from the U.S.
So I guess I will try that. (fingers crossed)

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Jamaica

My fiancè was excited because they had an interview date open for 11-21-2014.... Lol I said noooo!!!! You cant take that one you need to have time for medical exam

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Jamaica

Ha!! So we log in to finish and pay the visa fee and click over to schedule and just like others have said.... you cant schedule an appointment for interview. It is only to register information and pay visa fee. Here's a copy and paste of what it said.

"Do not continue with this process if you have not received a Consular appointment letter from the National Visa Center (NVC), Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) or the Consular Section.

Enter the Consular location and exact date from the appointment letter you received from the NVC, KCC, or the Consular Section.

You are not scheduling an appointment, you are only registering your appointment information from the received appointment letter.

The Consular Section will not process applicants who enter false or different information than what is on your appointment letter"

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