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FAQs on I-864 Affidavit of Support

1. When is the I-864 processing fee paid? 2. When does the NVC send instructions about the I-864, I-864W, I-864EZ and I-864A? 3. Is there a fee I will need to pay for the Affidavit of Support forms? 4. Is there a fee to review the Affidavit of Support at a U.S. embassy or consulate abroad?

1. When your immigrant visa case is ready to begin processing at the NVC, the NVC will send an Affidavit of Support processing fee invoice and payment instructions to your petitioner.

Unless the context shows otherwise, all answers here were provided by Rajiv and were compiled and reported by our editorial team from comments and blog on immigration.com

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Supplemental Guidance for Processing I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers

As announced in Ref A, 9 FAM 40.92 has been updated with information and guidance to consular officers related to a new final rule permitting certain immediate relatives of U.S. citizens to apply to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) for an I-601A provisional waiver of unlawful presence before leaving the United States for their immigrant visa appointments. This cable provides supplemental information for posts in processing these cases.

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USCIS Call Routing Changes at The National Customer Service Center (NCSC)

In order to provide faster and more efficient service beginning August 16 USCIS will be changing call routing procedures at the National Customer Service Center (NCSC). This will be a great advantage for attorneys and  BIA accredited representatives. Attorney's can quickly connect with the NCSC customer service representative and avoid long delays.Customer representatives will evaluate the nature of the call and transfer or accept service request for detailed review.

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Department of State to Host Google+ Hangout on Visa Processing for Same-sex Couples

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Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC
August 7, 2013

Last week, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the Department of State would begin processing visas for same-sex couples in the same manner that it considers applications for opposite-sex spouses. On Thursday, August 8 at 1 p.m. EDT, the Department will host a Google+ Hangout to discuss what these new guidelines mean for both immigrant and nonimmigrant visa applicants.

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Time Taken by USCIS to Respond to a RFE

How much time does USCIS take to respond after the response to a RFE has been submitted?

If the petition was filed  under premium processing, the 15-day clock will restart when the response is received by USCIS.  If the petition was filed under regular processing, it generally takes two to six months for USCIS to respond.

Unless the context shows otherwise, all answers here were provided by Rajiv and were compiled and reported by our editorial team from comments and blog on immigration.com

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