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immi charged our card today !!!!


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Old 12-29-2012, 10:51 PM
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immi charged our card today !!!!

Immigration charged my credit card today,and very excited about that...but am curious why we got charged $2240...I thought a PMV was $2060? Could it be the currency difference?


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Old 12-29-2012, 11:40 PM
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They charged my visa fee in Euros for some reason.
I compared the amount in AUD to the swedish kronor we have here and it was 120 AUD more the way they did it....... quite strange but I don´t dare ask about it..lol
Luckily I´m a millionaire... NOT!!!

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They charged my visa fee in Euros for some reason.
I compared the amount in AUD to the swedish kronor we have here and it was 120 AUD more the way they did it....... quite strange but I donīt dare ask about it..lol
Luckily Iīm a millionaire... NOT!!!
If I am correct you go through the Berlin processing centre is that right? If so that would be why they charged Euro and in Germany that is the currency.

Yes I think they will always charge you the local currency and the Australian dollar is quite strong now post GFC. First time in many years we hit parity with USD and now we are above it. This is all very good news for you both coming to our country when you will be working here but not so great when you will be converting your savings over.


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No I sent my application to Washington dc


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No I sent my application to Washington dc
No I was referring to AJ67 re Berlin 8-)

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Melan is right. Regardless where you sent it. USD or EUR are losing ground to AUD, which keeps going up! Manufacturers, exporters and people overseas hate it but people who spend AUd while holidaying overseas love it. AUD now Is equivalent to 1.05 USD.

This is not an immigration advice

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If I am correct you go through the Berlin processing centre is that right?
Yes,thatīs right,Mel

If so that would be why they charged Euro and in Germany that is the currency.

ok,I thought they always dealed in AUD.You learn something new every day!
The 120 AUD extra I lost in the difference between currency was my partners Xmas money for me He wasnīt really happy about it.
Iīve kind of taken a "Live in the moment"-approach to this visa procedure.Thatīs the only way Iīll get through this emotionally because being apart now after a year together is an emotional roller coaster.
I think most of us here know what itīs like.
Oh that live in the moment approach is the ONLY way you will maintain some form of sanity and keep your focus on what matters...your love and your relationship!

It is such a tough and gruelling process and you will find strength you never knew you had and you will find your own special way to get through it all.

Remember we are all here for you...all knowing what it is like to be separated from the one who we most wish to be with but we do this for them...for us...please never loose focus of that amongst all of the pain and waiting.

Stay strong
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This has been discussed in a earlier post. You are paying in USD factoring in the exchange rate. $2060 is the out of country fee in AUD. Not sure what they set the exchange rate at but I know I was charged $2240 and my app was submitted back in Sept to Wahingtin DC.

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Nobody has answered why I paid $2240 and not $2060....where's Kttykat?????
We did answer the question to what we thought the answer was...it is because of the exchange rate. You are paying in USD and the website and all of the IMMI documentation quotes in AUD so I'm assuming they worked out AUD2060=USD2240 but that doesnt work out as it should be around USD2136 so maybe ask your credit card company if they are charging you extra fees cos you are doing a transaction in a foreign currency?


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Yes sir !!!!!
First you insult me when I was trying to help you and then you make fun of me when I tell you how you can contact the person you seem to think is the only one about to give good advice. Please don't insult my intelligence. I have provided you with a lot of my time and effort in the past on other threads you have sought to get help with and you have had disregard for my comments on your thread tonight which I find rude and unkind.


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