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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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My fiancee received her visa yesterday and we purchased an airline ticket for her to fly here tomorrow. I was going to pay the $160 visa fee today online, but they asked for her Alien Registration Number - which we've never received from anyone. And it's not printed in her visa. The cover letter she received with the visa said it "might" be printed on the visa - but it's not. Also, I understand it comes with the NOA2 notice - but we never received that notice. USCIS said they mailed it but we never received it. They wanted $400 to send it again and we weren't about to pay $400 for a $0.50 letter!

So, does anyone know how we can get the A-number? Will anyone give it to us over the phone? I'm on hold with the NVC right now - but I'll probably get a response here faster.

Thanks!


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I Am The Petitioner

Service Center: Texas Service Center

Transferred? WE WISH!

Consulate : Islamabad, Pakistan

I-129F Sent : 12/07/2013

I-129F NOA1 : 12/16/2013

Alien Registration Number Changed: 12/24/2013

Wait... wait... wait... wait...

Asked Congressman to send service request to USCIS: 7/1/2014

USCIS received Congressman's inquiry: 7/3/2014

Notification via USCIS Website of NOA2 - Approved: 7/5/2014

NOA2: 6/25/2014 - We found out later it had been approved (but not posted) before congressional inquiry received.

Shipped to Embassy: 7/17/2014

Received by Embassy: 7/21/2014 - Status: READY

Packet 3.5: 7/24/2014

Packet 3.5 Sent: 8/7/2014 (We had delays because of civil unrest in Pakistan)

Embassy Receive: 8/21/2014 (Again delays due to civil unrest)

Receive Appointment Letter/Interview Date: 8/27/2014 (interview date in just 9 days)!

Medical Exam: 8/29/2014 (Yikes! The whole thing has now been postponed for 2 months for TB testing)

Interview Date: Originally 9/5/2014 - Now Postponed for at least two months

TB Test Results: 10/15/2014 - came back 18 days early! And she's negative!

Interview Rescheduled 10/17/2014: (embassy moving at lightning speed)!

New Interview Date: 10/29/2014 APPROVED!!!

CEAC Updates to AP: 11/13/2014

CEAC Updates to ISSUED!! 11/14/2014

Visa In-Hand: 11/24/2014

Arrival in USA: 11/27/2014 -- 11 MONTHS, 1 WEEK, 4 DAYS AFTER NOA1

MARRIED: 11/30/2014 !!!

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Im so sorry to hear that, I got my Alien Registration Number in my RFE letter.

And as far I know, for the AOS the NOA2 letter its a requirement for the process.

I hope you can find a better solution cause that payment for get a copy of the letter its really expensive :(

Good luck.


 

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Nov/28/2017 -- Mailed I- 751 ROC to USCIS Vermont Service Center via USPS.

Nov/30/2017 -- Package was delivered in USCIS Vermont Service Center via USPS.                                                                       

Dec/04/2017 --  Fee check cash out.  

Dec/07/2017 --  NOA 1 with December 01/2017 as the date.

Dec/23/2017 --  Biometrics letter dated December 15/2017 and appointment scheduled 01/02/2018 at 10 am. 

Jan/02/2018 --  Biometrics appointment at 10 am.      

Aug/11/2018 --  NOA 18 months extension letter dated Aug/06/2018   from Vermont Service Center.    

Feb/25/2018 -- Case received at local office (USCIS tracker- no letter not e-mail) 

Feb/27/2018 -- Case received at local office (USCIS tracker- no letter not e-mail) 

Jan/30/2019 -- Case Approved. New card is being produced (DHS- USCIS website & USCIS tracker)     

Feb/04/2019 --  Received  letter with Approval notice 1-797 (notice date Jan 30/2019).

Feb/05/2019 -- Green card in hand! 

                                                                                                          

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Pakistan
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My then fiancee didnt have to pay that fee. I believe k-1's dont pay that fee.


K-1 I-129F Sent : 2012-04-30

I-129F NOA1 : 2012-05-03

I-129F RFE(s) :NONE!!! Praise GOD!!

I-129F NOA2 : 2012-11-07

NVC Received : 2012-11-13

NVC Left : 2012-11-28

Consulate Received : 2012-12-03

Packet 3 Received : 2012-12-05

Packet 3 Sent : 2012-12-15

Packet 4 Received : 2012-12-20

Interview Date : 2013-01-18

Interview Result : Administrative Review

2013-11-20 Embassy requested new medical, pictures and DS160.2014-02-24 Fingerprints and Oath (But was told AP was still in place).Ceac Status:2014-03-06 Creation date changed and also changed from immigrant to non-immigrant.2014-04-08 and 2014-04-11

Status Updates 2014-04-15 "ISSUED" To God be the glory!!!

2014-04-19 Visa in hand.2014-04-21

POE 2014-06-01 Married!

AOS 2014-07-19 AOS/EAD/AP

Mailed 2014-07-21

NOA 12014-08-18

Biometrics 2014-09-23

EAD/AP Combo Card Received2015-01-03

Received Potencial Interview Waiver Notice2015-05-01

Submitted Service Request2015-05-08 Reponse to Service Request "File is in transit to Washington District office 2015-05-19"

Mailed Renewal of EAD/AP2015-05-26

USCIS Received EAD/AP Applications 2015-06-04

NOA 1 & Biometrics Appointment 2015-06-17

Biometrics 2015-06-09 2nd Service Request (No answer)

2015-07-10 Status of EAD/AP Changed to "Card in production"2015-07-10

3rd Service Request 2015-07-17

Received EAD 2015-07-21

2016-24-07 Still Waiting!!! 2 YEARS!!!!No interview, No Greencard

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You would have more luck getting it from the embassy than NVC.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Germany
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Yeah I thought it was only an immigrant fee and the K-1 is a non-immigrant visa.


Myself: US citizen; Husband: German citizen

TransferWise Invitation Link: (first wire transfer is free) https://transferwise.com/u/eec50

(B-2 Journey):

 

 

-(then fiance) H-2B work visa application terminated due to qualification difficulties in Aug. 2010.

-(then fiance) B-2 tourist visa denied due to lack of strong ties to Germany in Sept. 2010.
-Third ESTA denied due to his suspiscious visa status on Oct. 15, 2012.
-B-2 tourist visa approved on Nov. 16, 2012!

 

(IR-1 Journey):

 

 

-Extended German residence permit obtained Aug. 23, 2014. (to qualify for DCF)

-Husband's new German passport picked up Aug. 28, 2014. (Old one expires 2015)

-I-130 packet sent to Frankfurt (DCF) Aug. 29, 2014!

-NOA1 issued Sept. 9, 2014 (received Sept.13)

-RFE regarding evidence of bona fide marriage received along with NOA1

-RFE reply packet sent to Frankfurt Sept. 30, 2014

-E-mail response (NOA2) received by USCIS Frankfurt on Oct. 23, 2014 (Petition APPROVED Oct. 20!!!) :dancing:

-Paper NOA2 received in the mail Oct. 29, 2014

-Case number assigned by IV unit Oct. 30, 2014 (Received by email Nov. 3)

-Paper "Packet 3" arrived in mail Nov. 4, 2014

-DS-260 and Document Delivery Registration submitted to Frankfurt Nov. 4, 2014

-Mailed in priority date request found on Packet 3 to IV Unit Nov. 5, 2014

-IV ("Packet 3") package sent to Frankfurt Nov. 17, 2014

-Medical completed by Frankfurt panel physician Nov. 17, 2014

-Received "Packet 4" via e-mail Nov. 20, 2014

-Interview booked for Dec. 3, 2014 (booked Nov. 21, 2014 after email authorization received)
-Visa approved, issued AND picked up by the courier all within 7 hours, Dec. 3, 2014
:dance:

-Visa packet arrived in the mail Dec. 4, 2014

-Visa packet had to be returned to Frankfurt for correction on Immigrant Data Summary sheet (wrong birthplace listed) Dec. 5, 2014

-Corrected visa packet received in the mail Dec. 11, 2014

-$165 Immigrant fee paid Dec. 11, 2014

-POE (through Dublin, Ireland) Jan. 18, 2015

-Registered manually for social security Jan. 27, 2015

-Social security card arrived within 2 weeks after applying in person/green card arrived within 30 days after entering U.S.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: India
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K1's are exempt from this fee.

See here:

http://www.uscis.gov/forms/uscis-immigrant-fee

You are, however, going to need your NOA2 for your AOS submission. Try calling them again? $400 is insane but maybe they can offer another solution?


 

 

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Russia
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My fiancee received her visa yesterday and we purchased an airline ticket for her to fly here tomorrow. I was going to pay the $160 visa fee today online, but they asked for her Alien Registration Number - which we've never received from anyone. And it's not printed in her visa. The cover letter she received with the visa said it "might" be printed on the visa - but it's not. Also, I understand it comes with the NOA2 notice - but we never received that notice. USCIS said they mailed it but we never received it. They wanted $400 to send it again and we weren't about to pay $400 for a $0.50 letter!

So, does anyone know how we can get the A-number? Will anyone give it to us over the phone? I'm on hold with the NVC right now - but I'll probably get a response here faster.

Thanks!

You NEED a copy of the NOA2.


Phil (Lockport, near Chicago) and Alla (Lobnya, near Moscow)

As of Dec 7, 2009, now Zero miles apart (literally)!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Cameroon
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Any fees related to the visa would have been paid prior to the interview taking place. The next fee that has to be paid is to start the Adjustment of Status process. The fee you may be referencing is a green card production fee that is paid by immigrant visa holders. Since a K1 visa is not an immigrant visa, such a fee would not be paid by a K1 visa holder.

This.

Unless you have some weird exceptional situation where the Embassy allowed you to interview before paying for the K1 visa, you should not have to pay anything else until AOS. Happy travels and good luck!

Preachin' to the choir- $400 for a COPY of the NOA2 is beyond ridiculous. I don't even know how on earth they can justify that expense...I mean that's more than the original cost to file an I129f!!!


K-1


January 27, 2014 - Submitted I-129F


January 31, 2014 - NOA1


August 3, 2014- E service request submitted


August 15, 2014- E service request received back saying our case is in a processing hold due to "pending security checks"


September 3, 2014 - NOA2


September 5, 2014 - Case shipped to NVC


September 8, 2014 - NOA2 Hardcopy received


September 17, 2014- Case # assigned by NVC


September 19, 2014- Case shipped to Consulate from NVC


October 1, 2014 - Case status "Ready"


October 3, 2014 - Packet 3 received- K1 Instructions


October 15, 2014 - Packet 4 received- Appointment letter


November 4, 2014 - Interview- APPROVED!!!


November 13, 2014 - Visa in hand


November 25, 2014- POE in Washington, DC


December 18, 2014- Marriage at Courthouse



AOS


January 8, 2015- AOS NOA1


January 28, 2015- Biometrics appointment


March 4, 2015- EAD card in production


March 16, 2015- EAD card in hand


May 2015- Notice of Interview Waiver and case processing delay


September 10, 2015- RFE- lost packet given at POE! Have to redo the medical :/


October 28, 2015- Approval of AOS and card in production- online case status updated


November 2, 2015- Green card in hand!!

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My fiancee received her visa yesterday and we purchased an airline ticket for her to fly here tomorrow. I was going to pay the $160 visa fee today online, but they asked for her Alien Registration Number - which we've never received from anyone. And it's not printed in her visa. The cover letter she received with the visa said it "might" be printed on the visa - but it's not. Also, I understand it comes with the NOA2 notice - but we never received that notice. USCIS said they mailed it but we never received it. They wanted $400 to send it again and we weren't about to pay $400 for a $0.50 letter!

So, does anyone know how we can get the A-number? Will anyone give it to us over the phone? I'm on hold with the NVC right now - but I'll probably get a response here faster.

Thanks!

I believe K-1 visa holders don't have to pay a fee.


Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat

- Sun Tzu-

It doesn't matter how slow you go as long as you don't stop

-Confucius-

 

-I am the beneficiary and my post is not reflecting my petitioner's point of views-

 

                                       Lifting Condition (I-751)

 

*Mailed I-751 package (06/21/2017) to CSC

*NOA-1 date (06/23/2017)

*NOA-1 received (06/28/2017)

*Check cashed (06/27/2017)

*Biometric Received (07/10/2017)

*Biometric Appointment (07/20/2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Filed: Country: Mexico
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My fiancee received her visa yesterday and we purchased an airline ticket for her to fly here tomorrow. I was going to pay the $160 visa fee today online, but they asked for her Alien Registration Number - which we've never received from anyone. And it's not printed in her visa. The cover letter she received with the visa said it "might" be printed on the visa - but it's not. Also, I understand it comes with the NOA2 notice - but we never received that notice. USCIS said they mailed it but we never received it. They wanted $400 to send it again and we weren't about to pay $400 for a $0.50 letter!

So, does anyone know how we can get the A-number? Will anyone give it to us over the phone? I'm on hold with the NVC right now - but I'll probably get a response here faster.

Thanks!

As you now know, you do not have to pay the immigrant fee. You get to pay the hefty AOS fee later of $1070 instead.

You will need something for when you file for AOS, since a copy of the NOA2 is required. Did you receive a letter from the NVC when your case passed through there on the way to the consulate? Can you print out the online update from your I-129F approval notice. You need to send something that shows proof of the I-129F approval along with a statement that you never received the NOA2. Others have successfully been approved for AOS without the NOA2 copy. You can do a search here on VJ about it.

As for the A#, we had a rare situation where my husband's A# was not printed on our NOA2 and it was not printed on the visa itself either. He asked the CBP officer at his POE if he could please write down his A# for him because he had never received it on any of his documents. The officer kindly complied. That is how we first found out what his A# was. You should be able to call the USCIS and ask what your A# is. You may need to speak to a tier 2 IO for that though, and while you have an IO on the phone, let them know you never received the NOA2 to begin with and could it be re-sent without paying for a replacement since you never received one to replace in the first place.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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Phew! You guys are right! We don't have to pay it! And I guess that's the reason her alien registration number wasn't on her visa - because it's a non-immigrant visa. So apparently if the number's not on the visa, you don't have to pay it.

Here's the info from USCIS itself:

http://www.uscis.gov/forms/uscis-immigrant-fee

Exemptions:

The following groups do NOT have to pay the USCIS Immigrant Fee:

  • Children who enter the United States under the orphan or Hague adoption programs;
  • Iraqi and Afghan special immigrants;
  • Returning lawful permanent residents (SB-1s); and K non-immigrants.

And for good measure, just in case you do have to pay but you don't... you can pay it later:

Failure to Pay:

USCIS will not send you a Green Card until we receive your $165 Immigrant Fee payment. If you fail to pay your fee, USCIS will send you a notice requesting payment.

http://www.uscis.gov/forms/uscis-immigrant-fee

So even if she had to pay but didn't, she could still come here and would just have to pay it later. But you're all right - we don't have to pay it.

They just make it so darn confusing though! They send her a letter saying you MUST PAY THIS BEFORE YOU DEPART! And they don't say anything in the letter about the K-visa exception. So then I called the NVC and they said, "we have no access to her A-Number, call USCIS." So I call USCIS and they say, "WHAT $165 fee? We don't know what you're talking about!? Is that a USCIS fee!?" I didn't know at the time but I said yes. And it is a USCIS fee. But the person I talked to never heard of it!

As far as the NOA2 - we will never pay $400 to get a copy of it!! NEVER! But it doesn't matter. There was a long thread here on VJ a while back about this and several people said they never needed it. When they got to the point in the process where they were asked for it they just told them they never got it and they weren't going to pay $400 to get it. The officers told them, don't worry about it, we have a copy here! Of course they do!

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I Am The Petitioner

Service Center: Texas Service Center

Transferred? WE WISH!

Consulate : Islamabad, Pakistan

I-129F Sent : 12/07/2013

I-129F NOA1 : 12/16/2013

Alien Registration Number Changed: 12/24/2013

Wait... wait... wait... wait...

Asked Congressman to send service request to USCIS: 7/1/2014

USCIS received Congressman's inquiry: 7/3/2014

Notification via USCIS Website of NOA2 - Approved: 7/5/2014

NOA2: 6/25/2014 - We found out later it had been approved (but not posted) before congressional inquiry received.

Shipped to Embassy: 7/17/2014

Received by Embassy: 7/21/2014 - Status: READY

Packet 3.5: 7/24/2014

Packet 3.5 Sent: 8/7/2014 (We had delays because of civil unrest in Pakistan)

Embassy Receive: 8/21/2014 (Again delays due to civil unrest)

Receive Appointment Letter/Interview Date: 8/27/2014 (interview date in just 9 days)!

Medical Exam: 8/29/2014 (Yikes! The whole thing has now been postponed for 2 months for TB testing)

Interview Date: Originally 9/5/2014 - Now Postponed for at least two months

TB Test Results: 10/15/2014 - came back 18 days early! And she's negative!

Interview Rescheduled 10/17/2014: (embassy moving at lightning speed)!

New Interview Date: 10/29/2014 APPROVED!!!

CEAC Updates to AP: 11/13/2014

CEAC Updates to ISSUED!! 11/14/2014

Visa In-Hand: 11/24/2014

Arrival in USA: 11/27/2014 -- 11 MONTHS, 1 WEEK, 4 DAYS AFTER NOA1

MARRIED: 11/30/2014 !!!

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THE END!

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