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Hi VJ family.  Please can anyone tell me, after fiancé completes his online app for DS-160, how long can he wait before he has to pay his fee?  I know after he pays, in 2 days he can set up interview, however can he wait longer than 2 days to pay?  Is there a time limit after completion of the app?  Thank you.

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26 minutes ago, PandT said:

Hi VJ family.  Please can anyone tell me, after fiancé completes his online app for DS-160, how long can he wait before he has to pay his fee?  I know after he pays, in 2 days he can set up interview, however can he wait longer than 2 days to pay?  Is there a time limit after completion of the app?  Thank you.

Hello, Now I'm not 100% sure this is the same for Senegal. I'm based UK and I filled the DS-160 online (no fee for completing the DS-160?) but then when you go onto the https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-US/countries_list/iv website and select your country you pay during that 


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5 minutes ago, LukeU said:

Hello, Now I'm not 100% sure this is the same for Senegal. I'm based UK and I filled the DS-160 online (no fee for completing the DS-160?) but then when you go onto the https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-US/countries_list/iv website and select your country you pay during that 

Okay.  Thank you so much for responding.

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On ‎2‎/‎6‎/‎2019 at 9:17 AM, PandT said:

Hi VJ family.  Please can anyone tell me, after fiancé completes his online app for DS-160, There is NO FEE for the DS-160. I for the life of me don't know why most think they are paying a "DS-160 Fee and your not. There are only two fees to pay, the Embassy interview fee and the medical fee. That's it.

 

how long can he wait before he has to pay his fee? You have one year to interview, be approved and be on the bus with wings and enter the country. I know after he pays, in 2 days he can set up interview, however can he wait longer than 2 days to pay?  Is there a time limit after completion of the app?  Thank you.

Now a days "app" can be something on a phone or it can be an abbreviation for "Application". I take it that you mean application. So being that it is application, what application are you speaking of?

 

You have a window of 4 months to which to complete your interview. (The NOA2 date is when the stopwatch starts the countdown) If you can't finish in that time period then contact your embassy and ask for an extension. They will require a good excuse so be prepared.


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Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

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June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
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February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
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September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
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September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

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2 hours ago, Greenbaum said:

Now a days "app" can be something on a phone or it can be an abbreviation for "Application". I take it that you mean application. So being that it is application, what application are you speaking of?

 

You have a window of 4 months to which to complete your interview. (The NOA2 date is when the stopwatch starts the countdown) If you can't finish in that time period then contact your embassy and ask for an extension. They will require a good excuse so be prepared.

Got it.  So it is Embassy fee.  I guess I hear many people saying they have to pay the DS-160 fee & that is why I thought it was actually for DS-160.  Hey, I would be the first one to admit I continue to learn, lol.  Thanks for keeping me straight.    

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2 hours ago, Greenbaum said:

Now a days "app" can be something on a phone or it can be an abbreviation for "Application". I take it that you mean application. So being that it is application, what application are you speaking of?

 

You have a window of 4 months to which to complete your interview. (The NOA2 date is when the stopwatch starts the countdown) If you can't finish in that time period then contact your embassy and ask for an extension. They will require a good excuse so be prepared.

He is working on setting up medical & consular interview.  I did hear that Dakar is pretty good when it comes to being able to set up an interview.  You can usually get one within 4 weeks.    

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13 hours ago, PandT said:

Got it.  So it is Embassy fee.  I guess I hear many people saying they have to pay the DS-160 fee & that is why I thought it was actually for DS-160.  Hey, I would be the first one to admit I continue to learn, lol.  Thanks for keeping me straight.    

I don't know who started referring to the interview fee as the DS-160 fee but it's almost common knowledge that the Embassy interview fee is now known as the DS-160 fee and it is NOT. It's the Embassy interview fee.  :D It's all good.


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Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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