FEE: $350 fee is charged for the K1 Applicant, plus an additional $350. for EACH Child (K2).
Attempted to pay $700. USD cash in Guangzhou CITIC bank as required (fiance plus 1 child), but the bank charged an addl. $235. yuan, even tho I was paying with USD going to the US Consolate. I protested, to no avail.
The instructions in packet 3 and 4 didn't make this clear to me, but form DS156 IS required to be submitted for each K2 child applicant, in duplicate, but all other forms just for K1.
Advice: If you have a child under the age of 5, TAKE THE CHILD to the interview. They will put you near the front of the line, and if the child is fussy (and you're legit and have all paperwork in order), the interviewer will be more inclined to cut it short and get you out of there.
Interview primarily in chinese language, but if fiance' can answer some in english, no matter how broken, it shows an effort and will be received as a positive point.
Apartments available adjacent to interview location not very nice, but the experienced advice of the owner and his wife are invaluable and probably worth camping out there for a day or two for that reason. He also can get you a discounted rate at a nearby 4 star hotel.
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