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Hey everyone! Last question about the I-129F packet, whew! :dancing:

I currently do not have a check book, and after reading through USCIS' methods of payment (money orders, checks, etc.) I would feel safest with a check as you will be notified when the money is withdrawn. Rather than ordering an entire book of checks for this, would USCIS accept a check from my parents' checkbook in my I-129F packet? In the purpose section could they just put 'fee for daughters I-129f'?

I currently live at the same address (I am a full time student) so the home address on the checks would not be an issue. The checks also include the bank name, our last name, and the starting letter of each of my parents' first names, ex. J. Smith, R. Smith- which I'm not sure could be a problem as their names are abbreviated? If so, should the first names be written out on the check, along with the home phone # which is not pre-printed?

Thanks for any help! Couldn't find much on using someone else's check or abbreviated names on checks!


 K-1  (134 Days)

10/24/16 I-129F Received
10/27/16 NOA 1
11/28/16 NOA 2
12/16/16 NVC Case Number

01/04/17 Case Ready!
02/16/17 Medical Appointment
03/07/17 Interview- APPROVED!

05/25/17 PO

 

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USCIS just cares about getting paid. As long as the check clears, you're good to go.


Removing Conditions Timeline

Aug. 10, '17: Mailed in I-751

Aug. 21, '17: NOA1

October 23, '18: NOA2- approval

October 30, 18: 10-year GC received

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We did this, my then fiancé didn't have a bank account in the us but his mother did so we used her cheque to pay for it. Was completely fine so long as it is a cheque from a us bank.


K-1 Met:2002 Dating :2003 I-129F Sent : 2013-06-01 I-129F NOA2 : 2013-08-20 Medical: 2013-12-20 Interview Date : 2014-01-22 POE: 2014-02-19 Wedding: 2014-03-18

AOS/EAD Date Filed : 2014-04-04 BioAppt: 2014-05-13 EAD in Production: 2014-07-08 Interview date: 2014-07-14 Green Card received: 2014-07-19

ROC Date Filed: 2016-04-26 Cheque Cashed: 2016-05-10 NOA1: 2016-04-28 Biometrics: 2016-06-30 Approved: 11-08-2016 Green Card Received: 11-18-2016

 

Citizenship Date Filed: 2017-04-18 Cheque Cashed: 2017-04-24- NOA1:2017-04-21  Biometrics: 2017-05-19 Inline: 2017-07-12 Interview Date: 2018-02-13 Oath: 2018-03-15

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we did this too. My fiance submitted payment from his parent's checkbook for our i-129f packet.


Previous U.S. Visa/Trips
03-10-2014 : B1 issued date
03-24-2015 : B1/B2 issued date
02-26-2016 : Visited my aunt in Corpus Christi
02-27-2016 : Meet Ryan and he asked me out 
03-30-2016 : He proposed before I left U.S.
04-01-2016 : I left U.S. I wish I had enough days to marry him.
But, I have a very important business meeting to physically attend in Cebu on 04/04. I also have a business trip due in Japan for May 2016. 
Circumstances lead me to K-1. 
K1 - Journey
Spoiler

 

04-22-2016 : Sent I-129F Packet
07-20-2016 : Received NOA2
08-01-2016 : NVC Case # assigned
08-25-2016 : Interview Date and APPROVED!!! 
09-03-2016 : VOH
AOS - Journey
Spoiler

12-14-2016 : POE

12-30-2016 : Wedding Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
01-20-2017 : Sent I-485, I-765, I-131 Packet
01-24-2017 : NOA1 Received Date
02-03-2017 : Received NOA1 Hard Copy
02-04-2017 : Received Biometrics Appointment Scheduled on 02/17
02-08-2017 : Completed Biometrics
04-22-2017 : EAD Update - Card in Production
04-27-2017 : Received EAD & AP Approval Notice
05-01-2017 : Received EAD & AP Combo Card
05-01-2017 : Received EAD & AP Combo Card
11-17-2017 : I-485 Approved Date
11-25-2017 : I-485 Approved Notice Received
11-27-2017 : GC Received at the mailbox. No text/email notification. USCIS Case Status is still at "Fingerprint Fee Received" 
 
 

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USCIS just cares about getting paid. As long as the check clears, you're good to go.

Haha figures, it's all about the money! :P Kind of figured but this whole process makes me uncertain of EVERYTHING so thank you for responding!

We did this, my then fiancé didn't have a bank account in the us but his mother did so we used her cheque to pay for it. Was completely fine so long as it is a cheque from a us bank.

I'm glad to hear that it worked for you :) Thank you very much for responding, it puts my mind at ease.

we did this too. My fiance submitted payment from his parent's checkbook for our i-129f packet.

Thank you so much, glad to see that it works :lol: Congrats on your approval btw!


 K-1  (134 Days)

10/24/16 I-129F Received
10/27/16 NOA 1
11/28/16 NOA 2
12/16/16 NVC Case Number

01/04/17 Case Ready!
02/16/17 Medical Appointment
03/07/17 Interview- APPROVED!

05/25/17 PO

 

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This is also kind of stupid, but if any of you happen to come back here, when you submitted the check, did you just have your parent fill it out and sign, or did you fill out the check and sign it as if it were your own? Again it probably doesn't matter, I just assumed since it's their check they would fill it out. Thanks again for all your help :D


 K-1  (134 Days)

10/24/16 I-129F Received
10/27/16 NOA 1
11/28/16 NOA 2
12/16/16 NVC Case Number

01/04/17 Case Ready!
02/16/17 Medical Appointment
03/07/17 Interview- APPROVED!

05/25/17 PO

 

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... sign it as if it were your own?...

hmmmm isnt that forgery?

My fiance's parents did filled it out and signed it.


Previous U.S. Visa/Trips
03-10-2014 : B1 issued date
03-24-2015 : B1/B2 issued date
02-26-2016 : Visited my aunt in Corpus Christi
02-27-2016 : Meet Ryan and he asked me out 
03-30-2016 : He proposed before I left U.S.
04-01-2016 : I left U.S. I wish I had enough days to marry him.
But, I have a very important business meeting to physically attend in Cebu on 04/04. I also have a business trip due in Japan for May 2016. 
Circumstances lead me to K-1. 
K1 - Journey
Spoiler

 

04-22-2016 : Sent I-129F Packet
07-20-2016 : Received NOA2
08-01-2016 : NVC Case # assigned
08-25-2016 : Interview Date and APPROVED!!! 
09-03-2016 : VOH
AOS - Journey
Spoiler

12-14-2016 : POE

12-30-2016 : Wedding Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
01-20-2017 : Sent I-485, I-765, I-131 Packet
01-24-2017 : NOA1 Received Date
02-03-2017 : Received NOA1 Hard Copy
02-04-2017 : Received Biometrics Appointment Scheduled on 02/17
02-08-2017 : Completed Biometrics
04-22-2017 : EAD Update - Card in Production
04-27-2017 : Received EAD & AP Approval Notice
05-01-2017 : Received EAD & AP Combo Card
05-01-2017 : Received EAD & AP Combo Card
11-17-2017 : I-485 Approved Date
11-25-2017 : I-485 Approved Notice Received
11-27-2017 : GC Received at the mailbox. No text/email notification. USCIS Case Status is still at "Fingerprint Fee Received" 
 
 

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hmmmm isnt that forgery?

My fiance's parents did filled it out and signed it.

Yeah I based that reply off of some Google searches I had done which said it isn't fraud when given permission (although seems sketchy) I clearly I do not want to do anything illegal :o Simply wondered incase USCIS wanted to see that the petitioner signed/filled the check out.

To avoid issues, I will just have my parents fill their check out as I assumed would be the case, especially since it worked for you and everyone here! Thanks for the reply!


 K-1  (134 Days)

10/24/16 I-129F Received
10/27/16 NOA 1
11/28/16 NOA 2
12/16/16 NVC Case Number

01/04/17 Case Ready!
02/16/17 Medical Appointment
03/07/17 Interview- APPROVED!

05/25/17 PO

 

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Even though you got this sorted out, there's another option. In the future, you could go to the bank and ask them to print a check for you. Many checking accounts offer this for free. You could also take the money to a place that does money orders (bank, many grocery stores, etc) and send that in.

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