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Following the $535 payment  after submitting the I-130 sponsor petition, assuming the processcntinues with the next payment to the hospital for the medical examionation, the only payment I see left is connected to the interview. If I'm correct, can that payment be made by check? If so, what is the amount? Can the check be submitted by the beneficiary, instead of the signer?

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9 minutes ago, SonofBaraka said:

Following the $535 payment  after submitting the I-130 sponsor petition, assuming the processcntinues with the next payment to the hospital for the medical examionation, the only payment I see left is connected to the interview. If I'm correct, can that payment be made by check? If so, what is the amount? Can the check be submitted by the beneficiary, instead of the signer?

Please correct,add or modify the above.

 

After your I130 is approved you'll have fees to pay through NVC all via their site no checks.   Medical exam is paid at the exam office.  Green card fee through USCIS website via ACH.  No check option that I know of.

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First, the $535 payment to USCIS by check. Then, once you get to the NVC phase, $120 affidavit of support fee, $325 NVC fee online through CEAC website. Next, once you get your interview date, medical examination fee (this varies depending on the country) at an approved doctor, paid to the doctor's office. Then, once you finally have your visa, but before travelling to the US, $220 immigration fee online through USCIS website.


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14 minutes ago, SonofBaraka said:

Following the $535 payment  after submitting the I-130 sponsor petition, assuming the processcntinues with the next payment to the hospital for the medical examionation, the only payment I see left is connected to the interview. If I'm correct, can that payment be made by check? If so, what is the amount? Can the check be submitted by the beneficiary, instead of the signer?

Please correct,add or modify the above.

 

Uscis is 535

 

NVC is 445 (2 payments totaling 445) to be paid with bank account usually 

 

medical exam is separate and varies by country, ours cost 200 usd in total 

 

220$ for green card fee

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28 minutes ago, LilyJohansen said:

First, the $535 payment to USCIS by check. Then, once you get to the NVC phase, $120 affidavit of support fee, $325 NVC fee online through CEAC website. Next, once you get your interview date, medical examination fee (this varies depending on the country) at an approved doctor, paid to the doctor's office. Then, once you finally have your visa, but before travelling to the US, $220 immigration fee online through USCIS website.

To be clear, payments "online" are FROM a US checking account.  Just not a PAPER check.


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When you say to be paid with bank account, does that mean my U.S. bank account or her Thai baht account? The reason I'm asking is that although I paid the I-130 fee with a U.S. check, I'm leaving for the states on April 12th. So unless she tells me to pay all the subsequent fees as soon as she is given those fees by credit card, does she have to pay with U.S. dollars or Thai baht?

 

And I understand she will have to pay in person at her interview. How can that payment be made?

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5 minutes ago, SonofBaraka said:

When you say to be paid with bank account, does that mean my U.S. bank account or her Thai baht account? The reason I'm asking is that although I paid the I-130 fee with a U.S. check, I'm leaving for the states on April 12th. So unless she tells me to pay all the subsequent fees as soon as she is given those fees by credit card, does she have to pay with U.S. dollars or Thai baht?

 

And I understand she will have to pay in person at her interview. How can that payment be made?

 

6 minutes ago, SonofBaraka said:

When you say to be paid with bank account, does that mean my U.S. bank account or her Thai baht account? The reason I'm asking is that although I paid the I-130 fee with a U.S. check, I'm leaving for the states on April 12th. So unless she tells me to pay all the subsequent fees as soon as she is given those fees by credit card, does she have to pay with U.S. dollars or Thai baht?

 

And I understand she will have to pay in person at her interview. How can that payment be made?

 

21 minutes ago, pushbrk said:

To be clear, payments "online" are FROM a US checking account.  Just not a PAPER check.

So I can pay on her behalf each fee online just like I have funds withdrawn from my checking account? Can I do the same from my credit card account? If that is correct, does the online form allow me to give the beneficiary's name and identifying information as the person for whom the funds are to be credited to?

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4 minutes ago, SonofBaraka said:

When you say to be paid with bank account, does that mean my U.S. bank account or her Thai baht account? The reason I'm asking is that although I paid the I-130 fee with a U.S. check, I'm leaving for the states on April 12th. So unless she tells me to pay all the subsequent fees as soon as she is given those fees by credit card, does she have to pay with U.S. dollars or Thai baht?

 

And I understand she will have to pay in person at her interview. How can that payment be made?

US bank account. You do not pay anything in person except for the medical exam which can be paid in Baht since the exam will be in Thailand. Everything else is paid in US dollars from a US bank account. There are no fees at the interview. The fees are the USCIS check fee when you file, the 2 online NVC fees at the NVC stage, the medical exam paid at the exam office, and the immigration fee paid on USCIS website. The medical exam is the only thing you can use Baht for, everything else must be a US bank in US dollars. Read above.


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  • Feb 14 2019: Delivered
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10 minutes ago, LilyJohansen said:

US bank account. You do not pay anything in person except for the medical exam which can be paid in Baht since the exam will be in Thailand. Everything else is paid in US dollars from a US bank account. There are no fees at the interview. The fees are the USCIS check fee when you file, the 2 online NVC fees at the NVC stage, the medical exam paid at the exam office, and the immigration fee paid on USCIS website. The medical exam is the only thing you can use Baht for, everything else must be a US bank in US dollars. Read above.

Correct.  Not sure for Bangkok but at some interviews, the applicant will pay a small shipping fee to have the passport with visa delivered back to them.  Be prepared with some local currency for that.

 

None of the remaining fees can be paid by credit card, except sometimes the medical exam fee.

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32 minutes ago, pushbrk said:

Correct.  Not sure for Bangkok but at some interviews, the applicant will pay a small shipping fee to have the passport with visa delivered back to them.  Be prepared with some local currency for that.

 

None of the remaining fees can be paid by credit card, except sometimes the medical exam fee.

Can I get a copy of the on-line NVC payment forms and the immigration fee form at the USCIS website by contacting either or both of those agencies?

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4 hours ago, SonofBaraka said:

Can I get a copy of the on-line NVC payment forms and the immigration fee form at the USCIS website by contacting either or both of those agencies?

No.  There are no "payment forms".   There's a credit card authorization form you could have used to pay the filing fee.  That's water under the bridge.


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3 hours ago, pushbrk said:

No.  There are no "payment forms".   There's a credit card authorization form you could have used to pay the filing fee.  That's water under the bridge.

You mean the filing fee for the I-130 form I submitted? No matter. Check or credit card was fine either way. Please help me set up payment for the upcoming  NVC and immigration fee charges. I have no clue how to set up the payments using my U.S. bank account, since I've never done something like this. You seem to assume that everyone knows how to send money from their bank account on-line, so I must be the only expat who hasn't a clue. If I can't move money this way, my wife will be out of luck, since I'll be in the U.S. during this entire process...

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2 minutes ago, SonofBaraka said:

You mean the filing fee for the I-130 form I submitted? No matter. Check or credit card was fine either way. Please help me set up payment for the upcoming  NVC and immigration fee charges. I have no clue how to set up the payments using my U.S. bank account, since I've never done something like this. You seem to assume that everyone knows how to send money from their bank account on-line, so I must be the only expat who hasn't a clue. If I can't move money this way, my wife will be out of luck, since I'll be in the U.S. during this entire process...

You don't "set up" anything.  When the time is right you'll just set "do" not "set up" the payments on their website.  You don't send them money.  You provide information and authorization and they TAKE the money from your account.


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2 minutes ago, pushbrk said:

You don't "set up" anything.  When the time is right you'll just set "do" not "set up" the payments on their website.  You don't send them money.  You provide information and authorization and they TAKE the money from your account.

Much clearer. Thanks!

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