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I'm a U.S. citizen currently in Germany for a few more weeks, but wanted to get things moving with the apparently-horribly-long K1 process. So we've done everything to get the package and all documents ready, and are almost ready to send. The dilemma is with payment. I'm about 3,000 miles from the nearest U.S. Post office where I could pick up a money-order in a few minutes at most and be on my merry way. And I dont have any personal checks with me. Can I pay the application fee with some sort of international money order, from Deutsche Post or Deutsche Bank perhaps? These are not U.S. sources, so I dont know if the "USCIS" will accept it, and I desperately want to avoid any problems. Does anyone know anything about this please :help:

I've tried asking the embassy here and got the run-around, I tried calling USCIS but *both* my phone cards ran out of money. Apparently calling a U.S. 800 number from another country is not free, but very expensive :wacko:

thanks in advance anyone who can help!


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Service Center : Vermont Service Center

I-129F Sent : Aug 04 2007

I-129F Received at VSC: Aug 09 2007

I-129F NOA1 Notice-issue date : Aug 16 2007

I-129f NOA2 Notice-issue date : Jan 07 2007

Your I-129f was approved in 156 days from your filing date.

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Not a problem as long as it is made out in USD $$$ and made out to "Department of Homeland Security" and has the petitioner's name on the note line.

Fee is now $455 to file I-129F.


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Thanks YuAndDan, that's a great relief. Just for clarity, the U.S. citizen is the "petitioner", correct?


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Service Center : Vermont Service Center

I-129F Sent : Aug 04 2007

I-129F Received at VSC: Aug 09 2007

I-129F NOA1 Notice-issue date : Aug 16 2007

I-129f NOA2 Notice-issue date : Jan 07 2007

Your I-129f was approved in 156 days from your filing date.

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Thanks YuAndDan, that's a great relief. Just for clarity, the U.S. citizen is the "petitioner", correct?

Correct USC is petitioner, and Foreign fiancee is beneficiary.


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Is now a US Citizen immigration completed Jan 12, 2012.

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Not a problem as long as it is made out in USD $$$ and made out to "Department of Homeland Security" and has the petitioner's name on the note line.

Fee is now $455 to file I-129F.

today is 30th is there any way we can file with old fees like giving old date stamp from courier?not sure if its possible?

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Not a problem as long as it is made out in USD $$$ and made out to "Department of Homeland Security" and has the petitioner's name on the note line.

Fee is now $455 to file I-129F.

today is 30th is there any way we can file with old fees like giving old date stamp from courier?not sure if its possible?

Nope POST Mark needed to be before July 30, effectively Postmarked July 28th.

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/men...00045f3d6a1RCRD

Also they wont accept the older I-129F, you will need to download a new one and fill it out.


OUR TIME LINE Please do a timeline it helps us all, thanks.

Is now a US Citizen immigration completed Jan 12, 2012.

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Look here: A Candle for Love and China Family Visa Forums for Chinese/American relationship,

Visa issues, and lots of info about the Guangzhou and Hong Kong consulate.

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Not a problem as long as it is made out in USD $$$ and made out to "Department of Homeland Security" and has the petitioner's name on the note line.

Fee is now $455 to file I-129F.

today is 30th is there any way we can file with old fees like giving old date stamp from courier?not sure if its possible?

Nope POST Mark needed to be before July 30, effectively Postmarked July 28th.

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/men...00045f3d6a1RCRD

Also they wont accept the older I-129F, you will need to download a new one and fill it out.

oh thanks for quick one but isn't it possible to adjust with courier and ask him to give an old date stamp?

I will check the form on site.

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Not a problem as long as it is made out in USD $$$ and made out to "Department of Homeland Security" and has the petitioner's name on the note line.

Fee is now $455 to file I-129F.

today is 30th is there any way we can file with old fees like giving old date stamp from courier?not sure if its possible?

Nope POST Mark needed to be before July 30, effectively Postmarked July 28th.

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/men...00045f3d6a1RCRD

Also they wont accept the older I-129F, you will need to download a new one and fill it out.

BY THE WAY WAS IT PLANNED BY USCIS IN ADVANCE ABOUT THIS FEES HIKE? I WAS NOT AT ALL AWARE...CAN YOU GUDIE US HOW CAN WE CLAIM FEE WAVIER?

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yes, it was planned in advance... talked about in here for weeks, if not months... and there was a handy little reminder at the top of the forums index page

I can't imagine how anyone would claim a waiver; it's not like they haven't given notice... I'm sorry you didn't find out in time


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Not a problem as long as it is made out in USD $$$ and made out to "Department of Homeland Security" and has the petitioner's name on the note line.

Fee is now $455 to file I-129F.

today is 30th is there any way we can file with old fees like giving old date stamp from courier?not sure if its possible?

Nope POST Mark needed to be before July 30, effectively Postmarked July 28th.

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/men...00045f3d6a1RCRD

Also they wont accept the older I-129F, you will need to download a new one and fill it out.

BY THE WAY WAS IT PLANNED BY USCIS IN ADVANCE ABOUT THIS FEES HIKE? I WAS NOT AT ALL AWARE...CAN YOU GUDIE US HOW CAN WE CLAIM FEE WAVIER?

The fee hike was first announced February 1 2007. So if you were not aware if it, its your ignorance. I don't think the USCIS is going to give you a wavier for it as its been know for 6 months


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Not a problem as long as it is made out in USD $$$ and made out to "Department of Homeland Security" and has the petitioner's name on the note line.

Fee is now $455 to file I-129F.

today is 30th is there any way we can file with old fees like giving old date stamp from courier?not sure if its possible?

Nope POST Mark needed to be before July 30, effectively Postmarked July 28th.

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/men...00045f3d6a1RCRD

Also they wont accept the older I-129F, you will need to download a new one and fill it out.

oh thanks for quick one but isn't it possible to adjust with courier and ask him to give an old date stamp?

I will check the form on site.

apart from the fact that what you're asking the courier to do is against business practices (if it is at all possible), youi're going to have a cute little discrepancy on your mail which I'd like to see explained...say IF you get the courier to somehow postmark it earlier, your money order (which I'm presuming you haven't got yet since you're in here asking) is going to be dated from the day you get it...therefore you'll have the letter postmarked say the 27th of june even tho the money order wasn't issued until the 1st of august (for example)...hmm

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Not a problem as long as it is made out in USD $$$ and made out to "Department of Homeland Security" and has the petitioner's name on the note line.

Fee is now $455 to file I-129F.

today is 30th is there any way we can file with old fees like giving old date stamp from courier?not sure if its possible?

Nope POST Mark needed to be before July 30, effectively Postmarked July 28th.

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/men...00045f3d6a1RCRD

Also they wont accept the older I-129F, you will need to download a new one and fill it out.

oh thanks for quick one but isn't it possible to adjust with courier and ask him to give an old date stamp?

I will check the form on site.

apart from the fact that what you're asking the courier to do is against business practices (if it is at all possible), youi're going to have a cute little discrepancy on your mail which I'd like to see explained...say IF you get the courier to somehow postmark it earlier, your money order (which I'm presuming you haven't got yet since you're in here asking) is going to be dated from the day you get it...therefore you'll have the letter postmarked say the 27th of june even tho the money order wasn't issued until the 1st of august (for example)...hmm

also the other prob is I read we need to submit new form but I think when we give old date like 25th july it is also considered that old form will be valid correct?

I think if we give old date they gonna check why this has taken too much time to reach us?

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I am having a little difficulty finding a source to get some sort of international money order in U.S. dollars. I am in Berlin, Germany. Anyone have any ideas, or maybe from experience on how to do this.

I really don't want to submit a money order that the government will reject and send back to me, extending the process by weeks :(


K-1 Visa

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

I-129F Sent : Aug 04 2007

I-129F Received at VSC: Aug 09 2007

I-129F NOA1 Notice-issue date : Aug 16 2007

I-129f NOA2 Notice-issue date : Jan 07 2007

Your I-129f was approved in 156 days from your filing date.

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If anyone can reply to this question, please do it here, as someone else had the same question today, and this thread has wandered from its original intent: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=80826


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Service Center : Vermont Service Center

I-129F Sent : Aug 04 2007

I-129F Received at VSC: Aug 09 2007

I-129F NOA1 Notice-issue date : Aug 16 2007

I-129f NOA2 Notice-issue date : Jan 07 2007

Your I-129f was approved in 156 days from your filing date.

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If anyone can reply to this question, please do it here, as someone else had the same question today, and this thread has wandered from its original intent: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=80826

Did you call around to the banks? If there is an international bank there, they may be able to do it. I am also abroad and had the Bank draft written in US dollars. it worked just fine.


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