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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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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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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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