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After reading numerous things on money orders and where/how to send in your I-129f packet, I would really like clarification or guidance toward what I should do. I am a PC volunteer in Mozambique, and I am trying to submit my paperwork now, so that the packet can process while I am still in country. My concerns are if a money order from Mozambique would work, and my fiance has suggested using DHL to send the packet which I know is an option.

 

I have read so many different things, so I don't know what the protocol is on these types of things. Anyone have experience filling out the K-1 visa from another country?

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Just now, SamNadia said:

After reading numerous things on money orders and where/how to send in your I-129f packet, I would really like clarification or guidance toward what I should do. I am a PC volunteer in Mozambique, and I am trying to submit my paperwork now, so that the packet can process while I am still in country. My concerns are if a money order from Mozambique would work, and my fiance has suggested using DHL to send the packet which I know is an option.

 

I have read so many different things, so I don't know what the protocol is on these types of things. Anyone have experience filling out the K-1 visa from another country?

We filed the K1 packet in 2017 from the Netherlands, since my now husband was staying with me for 1,5 months when we filed. It took about a week to get there and we just used a check from his American bank account. Went very smooth. 

From what I've read on this forum it seems they only accept payment through American banks / cc's.

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Read the instructions:

"Use the following guidelines when you prepare your check or money order for the Form I-129F filing fee:

1. The check or money order must be drawn on a bank or other financial institution located in the United States and must be payable in U.S. currency; and 2. Make the check or money order payable to U.S. Department of Homeland Security. NOTE: Spell out U.S. Department of Homeland Security; do not use the initials “USDHS” or “DHS.” 3. If you live outside the United States, contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate for instructions on the method of payment."

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11 minutes ago, adil-rafa said:

are you able to send the money and your packet stateside to family or friend to pay for you?

Good idea.....Best option, imo.


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2 hours ago, adil-rafa said:

are you able to send the money and your packet stateside to family or friend to pay for you?

 

2 hours ago, SamNadia said:

There was an option I was thinking about doing.... 

This is the option I used when I filed for my now wife's K1 visa in 2012. I had my mother send the check and the paperwork in to be processed while I was working in Afghanistan at the time. 

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