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Me and my fiance just got engaged after 3 years of long distance. We are super excited and just putting together everything needed for the I-129f form, reading through the guidelines and support offered on this website, which is proving to be very helpful so far!

 

I understand we have to make a payment of $535 as a check preferable or money transfer. The only issue is, my fiance (the petitioner) doesn't currently have a bank account, he instead just has a debit card, of which you can't write checks to as it's just a netspend card. We have tried to open one but seems to be taking some time and I know it will also take some time to send across the money.

 

The money is being given to us via my parents (I am the beneficiary) therefore, I am wondering whether it is better to send the payment from myself. I have a UK bank account, so the currency is in GBP so wondering if this would still work to send this in dollars and if it would look bad coming from my account?

 

Just to explain the money situation- my parents are giving all my siblings money for a house deposit, however as me and my fiance are finally in a position where we can apply for this (meeting the income requirements etc), they have agreed to give us this money for the visa process. Therefore they will be paying for all that is involved with the visa fees. Just wanted to explain the situation.

 

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Money orders are always an option.


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1 hour ago, prettylilraindrop said:

Me and my fiance just got engaged after 3 years of long distance. We are super excited and just putting together everything needed for the I-129f form, reading through the guidelines and support offered on this website, which is proving to be very helpful so far!

 

I understand we have to make a payment of $535 as a check preferable or money transfer. The only issue is, my fiance (the petitioner) doesn't currently have a bank account, he instead just has a debit card, of which you can't write checks to as it's just a netspend card. We have tried to open one but seems to be taking some time and I know it will also take some time to send across the money.

 

The money is being given to us via my parents (I am the beneficiary) therefore, I am wondering whether it is better to send the payment from myself. I have a UK bank account, so the currency is in GBP so wondering if this would still work to send this in dollars and if it would look bad coming from my account?

 

Just to explain the money situation- my parents are giving all my siblings money for a house deposit, however as me and my fiance are finally in a position where we can apply for this (meeting the income requirements etc), they have agreed to give us this money for the visa process. Therefore they will be paying for all that is involved with the visa fees. Just wanted to explain the situation.

 

Is the debit card Visa or Mastercard logo'd 


YMMV

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1 hour ago, prettylilraindrop said:

The only issue is, my fiance (the petitioner) doesn't currently have a bank account, 

I would say, time to be a grown up and open a bank account before starting the process. Then your parents can use Transferwise.com to move some money over to him if/when needed. 

 

1 hour ago, prettylilraindrop said:

I have a UK bank account, so the currency is in GBP so wondering if this would still work to send this in dollars and if it would look bad coming from my account?

Don't worry so much about if what they might be thinking. They just want payment in US dollars. They don't care if grandma sends the money. 

 

For planning ahead, here are your upcoming costs. Note- some are $ and some are £ depending on who is getting paid.

 

K1 fiancé basic fees

$535 Fiancé Petition (USCIS)

£45 police certificate (ACRO)

£350 medical (Knightsbridge) pay at the appointment

$265 visa fee (Dept of State/Embassy) pay online 

$30 or $0 (Courier) home delivery or pick up at depot

-Enter USA and marry-

$1225 AOS/EAD/AP (USCIS)

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