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We recently received passports for my fiance and her baby. It appears the instructions for paying the visa fee for the embassy application has changed.

Does she submit the DS-160 and then the NVC invoices the fee? Or should I have received an invoice from NVC? I have not.

Thanks for any assistance.

Jim

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*** Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the Embassy/Consulate forum -- topic involves that phase. ***


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01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.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

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K-1 applicants do not get invoiced by the NVC.

So, the instructions from the Manila website are not correct? How did you know they recently changed then?

http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3220.html

http://photos.state.gov/libraries/manila/1178798/feb2015/K1-K2%20Applicant%20Interview%20Preparation%20Instructions%20-%20English%20_February%202015_.pdf

http://ustraveldocs.com/ph/ph-niv-paymentinfo.asp

Edited by KayDeeCee

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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We recently received passports for my fiance and her baby. It appears the instructions for paying the visa fee for the embassy application has changed.

Does she submit the DS-160 and then the NVC invoices the fee? Or should I have received an invoice from NVC? I have not.

Thanks for any assistance.

Jim

You must pay the visa fees before doing the DS-160s. The NVC is done with you after they send your petitions to Manila.

Print the reciept below, make sure you refresh your browser before printing each time so that you get seperate reciepts numbers, one for each visa and go to a local BPI to pay.

http://ustraveldocs.com/ph/pmisdepositslip.htm?amount=265&country=philippines

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We recently received passports for my fiance and her baby. It appears the instructions for paying the visa fee for the embassy application has changed.

Does she submit the DS-160 and then the NVC invoices the fee? Or should I have received an invoice from NVC? I have not.

Thanks for any assistance.

Jim

You are at the embassy phase of the visa chase. Post your questions over on the Philippines forum for better answers relating to the process in Manila.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/129-philippines/

As for your question. There is not an invoice from NVC with the K-1. Follow the flashing arrow below for details


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I did not say they recently changed. I said apparently they changed. That was because of an old thread I read from a couple of years back. Many threads of information about the process of completing the steps in the process are outdated. Even some current threads have bad links and incorrect information.

Yesterday I read a link for the website Visa-Connection which says the K-1 fee is $ 240. I know that is wrong, but people on Visa Joutney are still being directed to that link!

Jim

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I did not say they recently changed. I said apparently they changed. That was because of an old thread I read from a couple of years back. Many threads of information about the process of completing the steps in the process are outdated. Even some current threads have bad links and incorrect information.

Yesterday I read a link for the website Visa-Connection which says the K-1 fee is $ 240. I know that is wrong, but people on Visa Joutney are still being directed to that link!

Jim

This is why people should not rely only on forums, hearsay, links to other third party DIY sites. And when using sites like VJ, always check the dates of the posts.

You should always check the information directly from the consulate website and the Dept.of State site at travel.state.gov. Those will be your number one best bets for the most up-to-date accurate information regarding required documentation and fees.


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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