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USCIS Immigrant Fee (I'm a little confused)

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Lidiya's interview is coming up next Tuesday (August 11) and I'm a little confused about the fee situation. I have paid the IV fee and "fee payment" is marked as paid on the interview letter. Is the USCIS Immigrant fee a separate fee from the IV fee I paid to NVC? If so, is this something that Lidiya needs to pay at the US Embassy in Addis Ababa, or do I pay it online like I have seen others talking about? Also, I paid $88 for the AoS fee and $230 for the IV fee. Now I am seeing they are $120 and $325, respectively. It seems like the fees went up, but if I paid them under the old amount, am I ok? or will I be required to pay the difference? Sorry, lots of questions and a bundle of nerves with the upcoming interview.

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is your application over year now ? i dont see any problems , if you have to pay i think they ll ask your spouse to do that in the interview .

good luck

Here is My TimeLine for my VisaJourney :

Note : This is a US.Citizen applying for relatives category

  • Service Center : Vermont Service Center
  • Consulate : Morocco
  • Marriage (if applicable):
  • I-130 Sent : 2014-11-16
  • I-130 NOA1 : 2014-11-23
  • I-130 RFE : 2015-03-26
  • I-130 RFE Sent : 2015-03-30
  • I-130 Approved : 2015-04-16
  • NVC Received : 2015-05-04
  • Assigned Case Number : 2015-05-14
  • Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-05-19
  • Pay AOS Bill : 2015-05-29
  • Send AOS Package : 2015-05-27
  • Receive I-864 Package : 2015-05-14
  • Submit DS-261 : 2015-05-28 ( The website was down for almost 3 weeks , no one was able to log in )
  • Send IV Package : 2015-05-27
  • Checklist: 26 June 2015 [ Non-submission of DS 260] i was not able to submit it due to the website issue ]
  • Submit DS-260 05 July 2015
  • Case Completed 05 August 2015
  • Interview scheduled on 9/11/2015
  • Interview shceduled for 10/14/2015
  • Interview Status : Approved

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No that is a petition.

You paid the IV fee on 2014-09-11. You have until 2015-09-11 to have the interview not to pay the upgraded fees.

Also the immigrant fee is for the green card production. It is paid after the visa is in hand up to 1 year after the beneficiary enters the USA. This is paid to ELIS, a website that is part of the USCIS. I have a thread in the general immigration forum regarding this fee and the wait for the hard copy green card.

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss


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