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Hi. Before sending in my i-129 packet I asked my bank to send me new checks with my updated address and naively thought they would be for the same account my old checks were for. WRONG.

So my I-129f check of $535 bounced and didnt go through. I dont know who to call or what to do. I'm so upset I called my fiance crying at how much I screwed things up. 

Will they toss my file? Do I have to mail a whole new one? This is honestly so awful. 

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10 minutes ago, ae_johnson said:

Hi. Before sending in my i-129 packet I asked my bank to send me new checks with my updated address and naively thought they would be for the same account my old checks were for. WRONG.

So my I-129f check of $535 bounced and didnt go through. I dont know who to call or what to do. I'm so upset I called my fiance crying at how much I screwed things up. 

Will they toss my file? Do I have to mail a whole new one? This is honestly so awful. 

So, the bank put a different account number on your new checks?


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2 minutes ago, gregcrs2 said:

Something does not seem right about that.  I've had many moves over the years and have always had the same account number when ordering new checks with the new address.

Exactly the same for me......


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Just now, gregcrs2 said:

Something does not seem right about that.  I've had many moves over the years and have always had the same account number when ordering new checks with the new address.

I have 2 checking accounts at my bank. One for daily spending and one for bills and big checks (like this one) l. For years my checks were for this "bill" account. When I called and asked for new checks they sent me checks for the one I use for daily spending. I didnt even THINK about it.

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13 minutes ago, payxibka said:

You will get the entire filing back in the mail.  You can then resubmit the petition with a new check AND an extra fee for the returned check charge ($30 or $35)

Not the worst thing. But pushing back this process another month or so. This is just so frustrating. I cant tell my family a definitive date for a wedding. 

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2 minutes ago, ae_johnson said:

Not the worst thing. But pushing back this process another month or so. This is just so frustrating. I cant tell my family a definitive date for a wedding. 

Well, you couldn't give a definitive date anyways.  A lot can happen during the process that could delay it more than you think.  


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14 minutes ago, missileman said:

Too many things can happen during this process.  It is never wise to make any costly or concrete plans until a visa is in the hands of the applicant.   

Yes I know. But this is the first stepping stone and to be able to say one step closer after months of waiting and putting the packet together was gonna be a small celebration. Instead I messed up and pushed it back even further. 

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1 hour ago, ae_johnson said:

Hi. Before sending in my i-129 packet I asked my bank to send me new checks with my updated address and naively thought they would be for the same account my old checks were for. WRONG.

So my I-129f check of $535 bounced and didnt go through. I dont know who to call or what to do. I'm so upset I called my fiance crying at how much I screwed things up. 

Will they toss my file? Do I have to mail a whole new one? This is honestly so awful. 

Here is USCIS policy on NSF check payment and procedure:

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  • Insufficient Funds: The electronic fund transfer from your account can occur faster than normal processing for a paper check. If your check or other financial instrument is returned as unpayable, we will resubmit the payment one time. If it is returned as unpayable a second time, we will reject your filing and we will charge you a $30 returned check fee. 

 

REF: https://www.uscis.gov/fees

 

Sounds like they will send your visa petition package back to you, with a $30 fee. Uncertain long this process takes and when you will get the rejected package. 

 

Since you will get your petition package back, now is a good time to check it again the completeness of your petition. If they have stamped or rearranged anything leave ti alone, and just send it back the same way that you received it. Be sure to adhere to the USCIS check printing guidelines stated on the above link.

 

Good luck on your immigration journey.

 

 


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4 hours ago, ae_johnson said:

I have 2 checking accounts at my bank. One for daily spending and one for bills and big checks (like this one) l. For years my checks were for this "bill" account. When I called and asked for new checks they sent me checks for the one I use for daily spending. I didnt even THINK about it.

Why not move the money to the right account?  I did something similar and they tried again the next day and it went through.

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1 minute ago, Mollie09 said:

Why not move the money to the right account?  I did something similar and they tried again the next day and it went through.

By the time I called the bank it was already canceled and nothing I could do.

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Your file will be fine and you'll get it in the mail like payxibka mentioned

Make sure you send it again asap  and it will only be pushed back for around 3 weeks. 

 

This happened to us except my husband CC payment never went through they just sent our file back and hubby was never charged. 

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12 minutes ago, Juliet57 said:

Your file will be fine and you'll get it in the mail like payxibka mentioned

Make sure you send it again asap  and it will only be pushed back for around 3 weeks.

Thank you. That is some peace of mind. I feel awful because it already took me so long just to complete the packet. 

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