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  1. Cost recovery is the stated goal, so: N-400 fees to go from $640 to $1,170 (83% increase) "Weighted-average" fees across all applications going up 21% Effective date is unclear, but I assume Oct 1, 2020 Lay press report: https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/08/politics/asylum-fee-uscis/index.html Press release: https://www.uscis.gov/news/news-releases/uscis-proposes-adjust-fees-meet-operational-needs Proposed rule (technical): https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2019-24366.pdf?utm_source=federalregister.gov&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pi+subscription+mailing+list
  2. Hey there everyone, So I am coming really close to filing my green card package, I have filled out all my forms and have all my supporting documents, But I am still confused about the Fees. I know that some forms vary based on age, immigration status, where you are etc, so its very confusing. These are the forms I'm submitting: i130 i130a i485 i864 ( x2 - sponsor and a joint) i765 i131 Do I have to pay the total of all the fees? Do some of the forms not cost anything because they are being submitted with other forms? Do I need to pay the biometrics fee for each, or just once? Do I put it all together on one cheque or multiple? If anyone knows the answer, or has a link to something explaining it more easily than any of the resources I have found, that would be greatly appreciated! Thanks P.S. I know I am to do the i693, but I have been advised to do that when I get the interview notification so it doesn't expire.
  3. Is there a fee when you bring your vaccination record and I-693 form to a civil surgeon? Thank you in advance
  4. I have paid my NVC fees on dec.9th . They took out both of the fees from my account on dec. 10th . On the CEAC site they open the affidavit of Support section. It says paid and start now .But the DS260 saying in process. It's been more than 8 days . Still saying DS260 in process . When I paid it was saying it takes them up to 3 to 4 business days . But why they would take money from my account and saying still in process. I dont understand and they made one clear but not the other one . Anyone face this problem before ! Please help!!
  5. Hi guys, how do we pay the i130 fee when fillling the form online?
  6. I am bringing my Filipino family to the states, my wife's last 5 kids and her. I believe the i130 fee covers all of them as they are all listed on the same petition. The NVC consists of two fees 1) the affidavit of support ($120) and 2) the Visa Application ($325). Do I have to pay the NVC fee for each of my 6 family members or just once as the affidavit of support should cover everyone and is the visa application like the i130 where they are all covered by the one fee? Best Regards,
  7. >> Start by determining the proper fee owed. USCIS provides a free calculator to determine how much you should pay. How you pay your USCIS filing fees (including biometrics and other fees) will depend on whether you are inside or outside of the United States. If you live outside the United States or its territories If you live outside the United States or its territories and you want to file your application or petition where you live, go to the Forms section of the USCIS website to determine if you can file your form at an international office. USCIS does not accept all forms of payment abroad. Check the appropriate International USCIS office webpage or contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate for information on how to pay USCIS fees. If you are inside the United States Depending on the form you are submitting, you may pay your fees online using a credit/debit card or bank withdrawal; by mail with a card or check; or in person at a USCIS field office. You must submit the correct fees or USCIS will reject your form. Refund Policy When you send a payment, you agree to pay for a government service. Filing and biometric service fees are final and non-refundable, regardless of any action USCIS takes on your application, petition, or request, or if you withdraw your request. Please refer to the form you filed for additional information, or you may call the USCIS Contact Center at 800-375-5283 (for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability: TTY 800-767-1833). Paying with a Check You may pay fees with bank drafts, cashier’s checks, certified checks, personal checks, and money orders that are drawn on U.S. financial institutions and payable in U.S. funds. Generally, you must mail your check or money order together with your application form. For some forms, you may be able to file your application and pay the fees in person at a USCIS field office in the United States. Refer to the form instructions for more information. Also, some offices will no longer accept money orders or cashier’s checks, such as Los Angeles Field Office. Please see our News page for updates. If you are paying your fees by check, please be aware of the following: Authorization for an Electronic Funds Transfer: By submitting your check, you authorize USCIS to convert your check into an electronic fund transfer. USCIS will use the account information from your check to make an electronic fund transfer from your checking account for the amount of the check. If the transfer cannot occur for technical reasons, you authorize USCIS to process the copy of your original check through normal paper check procedures. 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, USCIS will resubmit the payment one time. If it is returned as unpayable a second time, USCIS will reject your filing and USCIS will charge you a $30 returned check fee. How to Write Your Check Personal checks must be pre-printed with your name and your bank’s name. Your address and phone number must be pre-printed, typed, or written in ink. Write the date you are completing the check. Use the U.S. style of month/day/year. (Example: Jan. 4, 2017, or 1/4/17, but not 4/1/17 or 4 JAN 2017.) On the “Pay to the Order of” line, write “U.S. Department of Homeland Security” (not “USDHS” or “DHS”). Use numerals to show the exact dollar amount of the fee for the service you are requesting. In the example, the amount is “$725.00.” Spell out the exact dollar amount of the fee and write the “cents” portion of the amount as a fraction over 100. In this example, the amount is “Seven hundred twenty-five and 00/100.” Write a brief description of the purpose of your payment. In this example, it is “N-400 application and biometric services fee.” Include the applicant’s name on the memo line if it is not on the check itself (for example, if you are paying the fee for your child). Sign the check in ink using your legal name. Pay With a Credit Card Whether you mail your form or file online, you can pay your fees with a credit card, debit card, or pre-paid card. Acceptable Credit Cards You may use Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Make sure the card has enough money to cover the fee at the time of filing. USCIS will reject your application, petition, or request if the card is declined, and USCIS will not attempt to process your credit card payment a second time. If You File Online If you file your form online, the system will guide you through the process of paying your fees with a credit, debit, or pre-paid card. Bank account withdrawals are also available when paying online. Once you are ready to submit your form, the system will automatically direct you to the secure Department of Treasury site, pay.gov, to pay your fees online. USCIS only uses pay.gov to process fees. Always check the website address before you pay. Beware of scam websites and scammers who may pretend to be a USCIS website. If You File by Mail If you mail your form to a USCIS Lockbox facility, you may pay your fees with a credit card. To do so, follow these steps: Complete and sign Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions. Place the form on top of your application, petition, or request. Mail the entire package to the appropriate USCIS Lockbox. If USCIS accepts your filing, USCIS will: Charge your credit card for the proper amount. Destroy your Form G-1450 to protect your credit card information (USCIS will destroy it even if USCIS rejects your filing and do not process your payment). You will see a charge from USCIS on your credit card statement.
  8. For those who have recently submitted their fees for the NVC, what was the total cost?
  9. Hello all, Can you guys give me a run down on the total cost of k1 visa, from starting the application to medical exam, scheduling an interview, etc? I just want to know so i can plan ahead. Thanks.
  10. I'm not sure if this would even get a reply but I hope someone will. We have already paid both AOS and IV fees the other day (we know it's only been a few days) and today we got this notification when logging in "Action Required Complete Form DS 260". However, our payment in the Home Summary page still shows "In Process" and not "paid", so we couldnt access the form. Is this due to the maintenance that happened? And how long does it usually take for the fees to be cleared? Thank you to anyone who can help.
  11. Hello all. My husband is a U.S.citizen and has been trying to apply for visa his mother who is from Pakistan. She used to have a green card before he was born but then after her husband died while she was pregnant with my husband she moved back to pakistan and had to give up her green card. now 30 years later her son who was born in U.S is applying for her citizenship. we live in US and i have a green card too. she is here on tourist visa and we were thinking of applying for adjustment of status while she is here so she didn't have to go back. now we submitted i130 and i485 together. the fees for each are $535 and $1140 respectively and $85 for biometric. now we made 3 separate cashier checks for each and submitted with the application but two weeks later we got a rejection i797c notice saying the fee is not correct for i485. can someone here guide us on what we did wrong. we have double checked all the forums and immigration guides and can't figure it out. the fees are what i mentioned so i don't know what went wrong and what we are supposed to do. any help in the right direction would be extremely appreciated. Thank you.
  12. We filed our I-130 petition package with USCIS Chicago lockbox, which was delivered by courier there on June 19--and it included a $535 USD bank draft for the fees. As of yet, I have not seen the e-notification of acceptance (I sent the G-1145 form with it), and I also followed up with the bank and apparently the bank draft has not been deposited by them yet. Is this normal? This would make already 7 business days that they have had to cash this and get this ball rolling.
  13. Please tell how the petitioner can pay embassy fees for the beneficiary with credit card? Should I put in my beneficiary's birth date there instead of mine when it is the payment info, right after the card holder name? If there are any petitioners who did it, please share which way you did?
  14. If I filed an I-485 and as of yet have not gotten any confirmation as to receipt (had the email form attached) and the check has not been cashed, can I cancel the petition and cancel the check so they don't cash it?
  15. Has anyone sent payment for an I130 Petition for Alien Relative form specifically from Turkey (or any other overseas country) ? i have tried emailing the Consolate (Istanbul and Ankara) and called today, only to have them say “send an emai...” click. Hung up on me. so frustrating. And still no closer to an actual answer ....PLEASE HELP
  16. Hi guys, I've had the TDAP but its over 10 years old and I had MMR 1st dose so need the following vaccinations. I've been told by my GP surgery that these can't be done on the NHS as I am over 25 so i will need to go private? Has anyone else had these done on the NHS or at knightsbridge and how much were the fees? Td or Tdap - Tetanus/diptheria/pertussis or get DT, DTP or DtaP and it will be accepted for AOS also. The latest shot must be no longer than 10 years ago or you need a booster. If you have a record of receiving pertussis, then the Td is okay for the booster. MMR - (if born in 1957 or later)-Mumps/measles/rubella. It's two doses in your life, but if you get the first dose, and 4 weeks haven't passed by your medical, they will waive the second dose for "insufficient time interval". If you only had one dose as a child, get a second one before the medical. Thanks in advance!
  17. Hi I´m a little confused about something. I´m in B2 visitor visa, I´m currently in USA, and I´m doing the AOS with I-485 form, do I need to do I-130 form? and if that´s the case, do I need to pay for both forms? I appreciate your help.
  18. Just curious, will they process payment through a Canadian credit card if accompanied by a G-1450 form? I’d much rather go this route than the money order. Thanks in advnce
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