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USCIS FEE BEFORE DEPARTURE FOR USA

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My fiance has successfully gotten her visa and already gotten her visa packet and she will be traveling to the US very shortly. However, on the day of her interview she was given a white slip after her successful interview that was given to everyone there on that day which I will briefly quote below.

Dear Immigrant Visa Applicant,

You must submit the $165 payment online after receiving your visa package from the Department of State and before you depart for the United States. If you cannot pay, your petitioner can pay on our behalf via a credit/debit card number or bank account.

Visit https://elis.uscis.dhs.gov to learn more about the USCIS immigrant fee and to make your payment. For paying the fee you will need A number ( Alien Registration Number) you may find it on your US Visa or Data Summary Sheet attached with your visa packet.

Now first thing is Im confused that even though this is eventually a immigrant visa but its a K1 visa (fiance) so does this payment fee even apply to us. And secondly, my fiance when she got the packet from the local office there which are affiliated with the US embassy, the visa packet never had any data summary sheet or there is no sign of Alien number which we got throughout this process. I will call the local USCIS office here in the US to clarify but if someone can clarify that does this even apply to us since its a fiance visa and do we have to pay a fee and if yes where can i get the Alien number because through out this process, we never had any ALIEN number. Thank you.

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The fee doesn't apply for k1 visa holders.


07/09/2018: ROC packet sent with USPS 2-day priority shipping

07/11/2018: ROC packet delivered to the Vermont Service Center

07/16/2018: NOA1 received by mail with 18 months extension (notice date 7/12 and check cashed)

08/07/2018: Biometrics appointment letter received by mail (notice date 7/27)

08/13/2018: Biometrics appointment at east Hartford, ct

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No, the fee does not apply to you.

The alien(A) number will be both printed on the visa (in her passport) and also on the NOA2 letter.


If it isn't difficult, it isn't worth it.

 

K1 process

9/24/15: I129f sent

9/30/15: NOA1

11/2/15: NOA2

Delayed processing due to work

3/15/16: Medical

4/28/16: Interview (approved)

Delayed entry due to work

8/12/16: POE Detroit

 

9/4/16: Wedding!

 

AOS process:

9/9/16: I485/I131/I765 sent

9/14/16: Received 3xNOAs by text/e-mail (day 2)

9/14-18/16: Received 3xpaper NOAs 

9/23/16: Received biometrics appointment letter (day 11)

10/3/16: Biometrics appointment (day 19)

11/4/16: EAD+AP approved (day 53)

11/16/16: EAD status changed to card shipped (day 65)

11/17/16: EAD/AP combo card received (day 66)

12/30/16: Notice of interview scheduled (day 109)

2/1/17: AOS interview (day 142) - APPROVED

2/8/17: GC received (day 150)

 

ROC process:

11/3/2018: ROC window opens

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I was given the same document as well and it confused me as a K1. However it does not apply to K1 holders.


I129f petition filed November 19th 2014
NOA1 email notification November 24th 2014
NOA1 hard copy received November 27th 2014
NOA2 e notification May 21st 2015

Sent to NVC: June 4th 2015

Case number assigned: June 6th 2015

Case sent to Islamabad embassy: June 15th 2015

Packet 3.5 received via email: June 23rd 2015

Packet 3.5 sent: August 5th 2015

Packet 4 received: August 25th 2015

Medical: August 28 2015

Medical report received: September 3rd 2015

Interview: September 17th 2015 APPROVED!!!!!! :dancing: :joy: :dancing: :joy:

Visa Issued (CEAC Status): 18th September 2015
Visa in hand: 29th September 2015 (L)

Flights booked: 30th September 2015 (3 stop overs, 30 hours total flight time including lay over :shocked: )

POE: AUH 13th November 2015

Got married: 18th November 2015 (L)

Applied for SSN: 24th November 2015

Received SSN: 30th November 2015

Sent AOS package: 08th February 2016

NOA1 (electronic) received (I-765): 16th February 2016

NOA1 (electronic) received (I-485): 16th February 2016

Biometrics: 11th March 2016

EAD I-765 Approved: 12th April 2016

EAD received: 16th April 2016

Aos Interview (Pittsburgh): 26th May 2016 (Approved)

Conditional Permanent Resident card received: 3rd June 2016

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