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Estimated Cost for Petitioning Parents

#1 XEE531

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 11:41 PM

Hi. I am a US Citizen and wants to petition my mother an father who is in the Philippines.

1. Do I need to file a separate Affidavit of support?
2. How much is an estimate cost of fees to be paid?


Thank you.
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#2 aaron2020

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 12:36 AM

QUOTE (XEE531 @ Sep 14 2009, 11:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi. I am a US Citizen and wants to petition my mother an father who is in the Philippines.

1. Do I need to file a separate Affidavit of support?
2. How much is an estimate cost of fees to be paid?


Thank you.


Your parents will need separate I-130 petitions. Although, you may send their cases to USCIS in the same envelope, their cases are separate. So, you will need to do everything twice - two Affidavit of Support.

Common costs

I-130 - $355
I-864 - $70
DS-230 - $400
Medical - varies
Supporting documents & translation - varies
Airline tickets

My father is petitioning my brother and his family from Vietnam, we expect it to be about $2,000 per person. We've had to pay for birth certificates, a marriage certificate, police certificates, Vietnamese passports and English translations for all the documents. Incidentals quickly adds up.
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#3 Dakine

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 01:02 AM

QUOTE (aaron2020 @ Sep 14 2009, 07:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (XEE531 @ Sep 14 2009, 11:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi. I am a US Citizen and wants to petition my mother an father who is in the Philippines.

1. Do I need to file a separate Affidavit of support?
2. How much is an estimate cost of fees to be paid?


Thank you.


Your parents will need separate I-130 petitions. Although, you may send their cases to USCIS in the same envelope, their cases are separate. So, you will need to do everything twice - two Affidavit of Support.

Common costs

I-130 - $355
I-864 - $70
DS-230 - $400
Medical - varies $213.35 each
Supporting documents & translation - varies
Airline tickets

My father is petitioning my brother and his family from Vietnam, we expect it to be about $2,000 per person. We've had to pay for birth certificates, a marriage certificate, police certificates, Vietnamese passports and English translations for all the documents. Incidentals quickly adds up.


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#4 Richard-UK

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 04:51 AM

QUOTE (Haole @ Sep 15 2009, 07:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (aaron2020 @ Sep 14 2009, 07:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (XEE531 @ Sep 14 2009, 11:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi. I am a US Citizen and wants to petition my mother an father who is in the Philippines.

1. Do I need to file a separate Affidavit of support?
2. How much is an estimate cost of fees to be paid?


Thank you.


Your parents will need separate I-130 petitions. Although, you may send their cases to USCIS in the same envelope, their cases are separate. So, you will need to do everything twice - two Affidavit of Support.

Common costs

I-130 - $355
I-864 - $70
DS-230 - $400
Medical - varies $213.35 each
Supporting documents & translation - varies
Airline tickets

My father is petitioning my brother and his family from Vietnam, we expect it to be about $2,000 per person. We've had to pay for birth certificates, a marriage certificate, police certificates, Vietnamese passports and English translations for all the documents. Incidentals quickly adds up.



Great answer from Aaron. It really is the incidentals that add to the costs.

Also Photographs, phone calls (many!), postal charges, travel costs to Embassy and possible hotel accomodation.

It is like running a marathon, you hit many walls but just have to keep your eyes on the finishing line!

Hope it goes well

Richard
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04/23/09 : I-130 Sent
04/30/09 : I-130 NOA1 Received
08/10/09 : I-130 Approved
08/14/09 : I-130 NOA2 Received
08/17/09 : NVC Case Numbers issued
08/17/09 : Called NVC and registered email addresses against Case Number
08/20/09 : Received DS-3032 & I-864 Bill
08/20/09 : Paid I-864 Bill
08/21/09 : Returned Completed DS-3032 Forms (by email)
08/23/09 : Receive I-864 Package
08/24/09 : Return Completed I-864
08/26/09 : I-864 Acknowledged at NVC
09/03/09 : Receive IV Bill
09/03/09 : Paid IV Bill
09/03/09 : DS-3032 Accepted
09/04/09 : IV Bill shown as PAID
09/04/09 : Returned Completed DS-230 package
09/08/09 : DS-230 Received NVC
09/17/09 : RFE (Military Record of Service & German Police Check)
10/02/09 : RFE Documents sent by DHL to NVC
10/07/09 : Documents arrive at NVC
10/16/09 : Case Complete NVC
10/26/09 : Received email notification of case complete
10/29/09 : Notification of interview date by email
10/30/09 : Medicals Booked
11/17/09 : Medical in London (Richard)
11/19/09 : Medical in London (My wife)
12/01/09 : Interview in London
12/01/09 : Required documents faxed to embassy
12/09/09 : Required documents faxed again to embassy
12/09/09 : Hard copies of documents mailed to embassy
12/17/09 : Visa received by courier
12/18/09 : US ENTRY ORLANDO!



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