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I'm sending my application today (12/23), the last day the USCIS fee is still valid ($1,070). The problem is they already updated their website with the new fee, I read they would still accept the application if the post stamp had the date. Should I risk sending it anyway or wait and pay more?

thank you!


K1 Visa

Service Center: Texas Service Center
2016-05-13: I-129F SENT

2016-05-16: Transferred to California Service Center
2016-05-18: I-129F NOA1

2016-07-25: I-129F NOA2

2016-08-04: NVC Received

2016-08-05: Case Number Assigned

2016-08-10: NVC Left

2016-08-15: Consulate Received

2016-10-04: INTERVIEW!

2016-10-04: Approved!

2016-10-22: POE

2016-12-05: Married! 

 

AOS/EAD

2016-12-30: I-485 and I-765 SENT

2017-18-01: I-485 and I-765 NOA1

2017-10-02: Biometrics Appointment 

2017-13-02: Request For Initial Evidence

2017-04-04: Documents Received by USCIS 

2017-07-08: EAD Card in hands 

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The new fee is active as of today (12/23):

This chart lists USCIS' fees effective December 23, 2016. Applications and petitions postmarked or filed on or after December 23, 2016, must include these new fees or USCIS will reject your submission.

I–129F Petition for Alien Fiancé(e) 535 340

Source: https://www.uscis.gov/forms/our-fees

Edited by geowrian

Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

?/?/?: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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Unfortunately you have to pay more. On December 23, the new fees go into effect so anything postmarked after December 22 is subject to the new fees.


 

 

AOS

03/24/11 - Got married in the Boogie-Down Bronx, NYC!
04/21/11 - Mailed I-130,I-765, I-485, I-864 and I-693 - Day 00

04/23/11 - Application delivered - Day 02
04/28/11 - NOA (most forms) - Day 07
05/03/11 - Checks cashed - Day 12
05/31/11 - Biometrics completed in the Bronx, NYC - Day 40
06/24/11 - Received someone else's employment authorization card!!! What the...? - Day 64
07/01/11 - Mailed the poor lady's card back after calling USCIS - Day 71
07/07/11 - Received poor lady's interview notice! What??? - Day 77
07/15/11 - Received my own EAD card - Day 85
08/12/11 - Interview. Approved on the spot! - Day 113
08/18/11 - Received card in the mail - Day 119

ROC
05/28/13 - Mailed I-751 - Day 00

05/30/13 - Application delivered - Day 02

05/31/13 - NOA I-797 - Day 03
06/04/13 - Check cashed - Day 07

06/06/13 - NOA delivered to my home/Biometrics letter generated - Day 09

06/10/13 - Received Biometrics letter in the mail - Day 13

06/27/13 - Biometrics completed in Milwaukee, WI - Day 30

09/10/13 - Application approved! - Day 105

09/14/13 - 10 year Green Card received! - Day 109

Citizenship

05/10/16 - Mailed N-400 - Day 00

05/12/16 - Application delivered - Day 02

05/13/16 - Credit card payment accepted - Day 03

05/17/16 - Received text & email update - Day 07

05/20/16 - Received 1st NOA (dated 05/13/16) & created ELIS acct - Day 10

05/21/16 - Received 2nd NOA (dated 05/16/16) confirming my DOB and address - Day 11

05/22/06 - Biometrics scheduled (online update) and appt letter was mailed on 05/20/16 - Day 12

05/24/06 - Biometrics letter became viewable online (appt scheduled for 06/07/16) - Day 14

05/27/16 - Received Biometrics letter in mail - Day 17

05/31/16 - Was denied walk-in fingerprints with just 1 person left in line. Milwaukee office, boo! - Day 21

06/07/16 - Biometrics completed in Milwaukee, WI - Day 28

12/21/16 - Passed Citizenship test/Interview was successful! - Day 197

01/26/17 - I am a US citizen!!! - Day 233

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wow guys, thank you so much for all the quick responses! I'm glad I asked here first! they are changing the fees after 6 years and of course I'm with the unlucky ones lol

thank you all!


K1 Visa

Service Center: Texas Service Center
2016-05-13: I-129F SENT

2016-05-16: Transferred to California Service Center
2016-05-18: I-129F NOA1

2016-07-25: I-129F NOA2

2016-08-04: NVC Received

2016-08-05: Case Number Assigned

2016-08-10: NVC Left

2016-08-15: Consulate Received

2016-10-04: INTERVIEW!

2016-10-04: Approved!

2016-10-22: POE

2016-12-05: Married! 

 

AOS/EAD

2016-12-30: I-485 and I-765 SENT

2017-18-01: I-485 and I-765 NOA1

2017-10-02: Biometrics Appointment 

2017-13-02: Request For Initial Evidence

2017-04-04: Documents Received by USCIS 

2017-07-08: EAD Card in hands 

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You're not unlucky. You procrastinated.

They have been announcing for months....

actually I only receive my co-sponsor documents yesterday, but hey, it happens, right? no need for judgments :)


K1 Visa

Service Center: Texas Service Center
2016-05-13: I-129F SENT

2016-05-16: Transferred to California Service Center
2016-05-18: I-129F NOA1

2016-07-25: I-129F NOA2

2016-08-04: NVC Received

2016-08-05: Case Number Assigned

2016-08-10: NVC Left

2016-08-15: Consulate Received

2016-10-04: INTERVIEW!

2016-10-04: Approved!

2016-10-22: POE

2016-12-05: Married! 

 

AOS/EAD

2016-12-30: I-485 and I-765 SENT

2017-18-01: I-485 and I-765 NOA1

2017-10-02: Biometrics Appointment 

2017-13-02: Request For Initial Evidence

2017-04-04: Documents Received by USCIS 

2017-07-08: EAD Card in hands 

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actually I only receive my co-sponsor documents yesterday, but hey, it happens, right? no need for judgments :)

More or less the same thing here, I was like ", fees are going up on December 23, why didn't we send the AOS earlier???" and then I realized we didn't even have our marriage certificate yet (took LA county 4 weeks to record our marriage). I was almost about to send the AOS package anyway, without the certificate and recieve an RFE instead. :sleepy:

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I sent the AoS late too for some reasons. I sent it on December 22 thru FedEx and it was delivered on December 23 morning. I hope they accept it because I have no idea if FedEx put a ship date on it :cry:


I sent the AoS late too for some reasons. I sent it on December 22 thru FedEx and it was delivered on December 23 morning. I hope they accept it because I have no idea if FedEx put a ship date on it :cry:


 My AOS journey

 

12/22/2016: AOS and I-130 sent

01/10/2017: Checks cashed

01/11/2017: Acceptance confirmation thru e-mails and texts  

01/17/2017: Noa in the mail

01/24/2017: Biometrics appointment letter for 02/02/2017 

02/02/2017: Biometrics taken (I've removed my piercing :(  )

01/30/2017: Got a letter saying I forgot the medical form I-693

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