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I applied for a k1 visa which is a fiance visa. My fiance got his visa and is already here in the United states. However, when he was doing his interview for the k1 visa, they gave him a sheet and told him to pay for the uscis immigration fee which is $165.

He is trying to pay for it and the A number and DOS number are NOT going through. we then contacted uscis and they said you don't need to pay for that fee because you applied for k1. But why did they tell him to pay for it at his interview.

So are we supposed to pay for it or not as k1 visa ?? Pleaseeeee help.

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I'm pretty sure the answer is no. Not for a K1. I believe that fee is used for the spouse visa's GC, I could be mistaken though (perhaps a more knowledgeable member can confirm that) but there shouldn't be an extra fee for a K1 :)






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ya, K-1 visa holders do NOT pay this fee.

Get married and chase the Adjustment o Status, instead - a green card arrives after.

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I am not sure why they would tell you to pay $165 but as far as I know, only a person with an immigrant visa needs to pay that amount. Which is for the green card. Since you have filed a k1 visa then you will not be getting a green card now. So there is no reason to pay the $165.

What you can do is call nvc and ask to speak to a supervisor. Explain what you were told in the interview.

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