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How much cost to apply for CR1 Visa

#1 VanPhoenix

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  • City:Sao Paulo
  • Filed for: K-3 Visa
  • Country: Brazil



Posted 14 February 2009 - 05:50 PM

hey guys do you where I can find the visa fees for CR1 visa ? is it better apply the CR1 or K3? can you help me figure out ? thnks


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#2 YuAndDan

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 05:56 PM

For the most part CR-1 tends to take a bit longer than K-3 to get if you prepare for NVC when they request I-864 fee, and Visa fee, as well as documents requested by NVC. In many cases the CR-1 petition reaches the consulate just before K-3 interview, which causes K-3 to get dropped and the interview becomes a CR-1 visa interview.

K-3:
I-130: $355
I-129F: NONE
Consulate: $131
Adjustment Of Status: $1010 I-485
($1496)

CR-1
I-130: $355
NVC I-864: $70
NVC Visa fee: $400 ($355+$45)
($825)

I see many posts from K-3 holders stating, "Wow this sucks, I am stuck at home because I don't have EAD, DL, etc, or I am having hard time getting added to bank accounts because of NO SSN." K-3 has a 90 day or longer period of limbo while waiting for EAD or Green-card.

K-3 was developed at a time when CR-1 was taking much longer that today, NVC has greatly streamlined the CR-1 process to the point where K-3 becomes irrelevant.

Keep this in mind in this economy, the CR-1 with it's instant green-card looks very attractive considering the cost savings, and the ability of the immigrant being able to take a job shortly after entry to the USA. K-3 has the down-side of added cost, and NOT being able to legitimately take a job untli they have EAD of green-card, EAD can take 90 days or longer to get.

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#3 VanPhoenix

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 06:23 PM

hey thanks do you any website that I cxan read and serach about the CR1? Thanks
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#4 pushbrk

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 07:10 PM

QUOTE (VanPhoenix @ Feb 14 2009, 03:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
hey thanks do you any website that I cxan read and serach about the CR1? Thanks


Just click on the word "Guides" at the top of any page her. This IS the place.

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#5 YuAndDan

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 10:21 AM

QUOTE (pushbrk @ Feb 14 2009, 07:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (VanPhoenix @ Feb 14 2009, 03:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
hey thanks do you any website that I cxan read and serach about the CR1? Thanks


Just click on the word "Guides" at the top of any page her. This IS the place.

Correct!

http://www.visajourn...page=i130guide1

Wiki has info too:

http://www.visajourn.....s's_Shortcuts
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