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Question CR-1 how much is total cost from beginning to end?

#1 matt01

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 11:04 AM

Would like to know total cost so I get a rough idea of how much I need to put aside.

Thank youuuuuuu!!! smile.gif
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#2 Shani-saurus

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 11:36 AM

QUOTE (matt01 @ Nov 3 2009, 10:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Would like to know total cost so I get a rough idea of how much I need to put aside.

Thank youuuuuuu!!! smile.gif



I think all we paid is $70 + $400 or so as fees to NVC.


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"Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise His holy name." - Psalm 103:1

11/22/2009 - I-130 Sent
01/20/2009 - I-130 NOA1 Received
02/14/2009 - I-130 NOA2 Received
04/06/2009 - AOS Fee Paid
04/10/2009 - IV Fee Paid
06/08/2009 - DS-230 Sent
10/27/2009 - Visa Interview
11/03/2009 - Visa In Hand - YAY!!!
12/14/2009 - Entered USA
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09/15/2011 - Sent out ROC packet
09/23/2011 - Received NOA with GC extension for 1 year
10/05/2011 - Received Biometrics Appointment Notice

#3 meowmeowmeow

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 11:39 AM

QUOTE (Shani-saurus @ Nov 3 2009, 11:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (matt01 @ Nov 3 2009, 10:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Would like to know total cost so I get a rough idea of how much I need to put aside.

Thank youuuuuuu!!! smile.gif
plus $355.00 for the I-130, and I am not sure what you will spend for printing stuff, copying stuff, sending stuff via mail, etc etc...



I think all we paid is $70 + $400 or so as fees to NVC.



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Timeline:

Sent in I-130 form: 01/29/09

Interview Date: 11/08/09 (APPROVED!)

Visa in Hand: 11/12/09

POE: 01/30/10 (!!!!) at JFK Airport in NYC... can't wait!

Got the green card maybe 8 weeks after 01/30/10...

TBC....
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#4 redmen99

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 11:40 AM

QUOTE (Shani-saurus @ Nov 3 2009, 11:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (matt01 @ Nov 3 2009, 10:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Would like to know total cost so I get a rough idea of how much I need to put aside.

Thank youuuuuuu!!! smile.gif



I think all we paid is $70 + $400 or so as fees to NVC.


Plus the $355 to the USCIS to file the I-130
Plus the mailing fees
Plus the passport photo costs
Plus the medical fees (vary depending on Country)
Plus travel to the consulates and possible hotel room for the night
Plus the cost of the Police Certificates
Plus... plus... plus.... it all adds up.

Good luck to you!


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6/27/2009 Married after being together almost 2 years

USCIS Journey
I-130 package sent - 8/5/2009
I-130 package received - 8/9/2009
Check cleared my bank - 8/17/2009
NOA1 - 8/12/2009
NOA2 - 9/11/2009
NOA2 hard copy received - 9/18/2009

NVC Journey

NVC Received : 9/28/2009
Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill : 10/2/2009
Pay I-864 Bill : 10/5/2009
Receive I-864 Package : 10/7/2009
Return Completed I-864 : 10/9/2009
Return Completed DS-3032 : 10/6/2009
Receive IV Bill : 10/20/2009
Pay IV Bill : 10/22/2009
Return Completed DS-230 Package : 10/26/2009
Log-In Fail: 11/6/2009
Case Completed at NVC : 11/9/2009
Received Interview date: 1/22/2010
Medical Exam: 2/23/2010 at 1:30 p.m. - yep he went for the latest possible appointment......
Interview date: 3/1/2010 APPROVED!!!!!
POE: 3/8/2010 - Thousand Islands

#5 Chris Me lil D

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 12:26 PM

QUOTE (matt01 @ Nov 3 2009, 11:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Would like to know total cost so I get a rough idea of how much I need to put aside.

Thank youuuuuuu!!! smile.gif


K-3:
I-130: $355
I-129F: NONE
Consulate (Interview): $131
Adjustment Of Status (AOS) I-485: $1010
($1496) + other fees for mailing, translation of documents, photos, etc., which vary for every country
Also K-3 won't let the beneficiary start work immediately after entering US, as well as getting the GC due to the AOS


CR-1/IR-1
I-130: $355
NVC I-864: $70
NVC Visa fee: $400
($825) + other fees for mailing, translation of documents, photos, etc., which vary for every country
CR-1/IR-1 will allow the beneficiary to get immediately 2/10-year GC and start work after US entry. No need of AOS and extra $700 (1010+131)-(70+400)=$671 good.gif
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CSC USCIS ~CR-1 Visa~ Journey
2009-02-19 : I-130 package sent_________________2009-02-20 : I-130 Received in Chicago, IL
2009-02-27 : NOA1 Approved____________________2009-05-04 : NOA2 Approved
NVC ~CR-1 Visa~ Journey
2009-05-11 : NVC case # assigned
2009-05-19 : DS-3032/AOS Bill Generated__________2009-05-20 : DS-3032 e-mailed; AOS/I-864 Bill (paid online $70)
2009-05-26 : Sent In Completed I-864
2009-06-04 : e-mailed DS-3032 accepted by NVC____2009-06-04 : IV Fee bill generated, paid online $400
2009-06-08 : DS-230 mailed to NVC
2009-07-10 : Case complete - in 141 days
2009-07-21 : Interview expedite request e-mailed to NVC
2009-07-27 : NVC replied NO to expedite request
2009-07-29 : NVC e-mailed an interview date for Sept.15th
2009-08-07 : Case left NVC
2009-08-10 : DHL shipped file
2009-08-12 : Case received in USEM, Sofia
2009-08-24 : Medical scheduled
2009-08-25 : Interview re-scheduled
2009-08-28 : Visa in hand
2009-09-01 : US entry - Boston, MA
2009-09-15 : Welcome letter sent (21st Sept received)
2009-09-30 : GC production ordered
2009-10-08 : GC received
2010-02-01 : little D was born :)
VSC ~ROC~ Journey
2011-06-03 : mailed ROC package
2011-06-06: ROC NOA1
2011-07-08: Biometrics appointment
2012-02-25: GC Approval
2012-03-....: PGC received

#6 matt01

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 01:41 PM

QUOTE (enraptured @ Nov 3 2009, 05:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Shani-saurus @ Nov 3 2009, 11:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (matt01 @ Nov 3 2009, 10:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Would like to know total cost so I get a rough idea of how much I need to put aside.

Thank youuuuuuu!!! smile.gif
plus $355.00 for the I-130, and I am not sure what you will spend for printing stuff, copying stuff, sending stuff via mail, etc etc...



I think all we paid is $70 + $400 or so as fees to NVC.





How much was the AOS and IV fee's?


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#7 sachinky

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 01:44 PM

I-130=$355
AOS = $70
IV = $400

And then medical and postage and pictures.
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03/27/2009: Engaged in Ithaca, New York.
08/17/2009: Wedding in Calcutta, India.
09/29/2009: I-130 NOA1
01/25/2010: I-130 NOA2
03/23/2010: Case completed.
05/12/2010: CR-1 interview at Mumbai, India.
05/20/2010: US Entry, Chicago.
03/01/2012: ROC NOA1.
03/26/2012: Biometrics completed.
12/07/2012: 10 year card production ordered.

09/25/2013: N-400 NOA1

10/16/2013: Biometrics completed

12/03/2013: Interview

12/20/2013: Oath ceremony

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#8 champi

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 02:27 PM

Here is our total cost of CR-1 where Beneficiary is in India.

$ 355.00 - I-130 fee
$ 25.00 - UPS Overnight I-130 to NVC
$ 25.00 - UPS Overnight DS-3032 to NVC
$ 70.00 - I-864 fee
$ 400.00 - DS-230 fee
$ 25.00 - UPS Overnight I-864/DS-230 to NVC
$ 175.00 - UPS package to Bangalore,India with copies of I-130,DS-3032,and other papers
$ 100.00 - Medical cost
$ 800.00 - Flight India-to-US
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$1975.00 - Total

Edited by champi, 03 November 2009 - 02:28 PM.

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IR-5 - for Mom
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08/27/2012 - Sent Application
08/28/2012 - NOA1 date
08/31/2012 - Received email from USCIS saying the package is accepted
09/11/2012 - Received a letter saying case transferred Lee's Summit, MO
02/15/2013 - Received an email saying case is approved
02/22/2013 - I-130 NOA2 hard copy received

NVC Journey
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02/18/2013 - NVC received the case
03/11/2013 - NVC case # assigned
03/12/2013 - Petitioners' email corrected, Beneficiary's email added
03/13/2013 - DS3032 received
03/13/2013 - DS3032 email sent (was sent before the we received the DS3032)
03/13/2013 - AOS fee invoiced and Paid (shows In Progress)
03/14/2013 - AOS fee shows PAID
03/14/2013 - AOS package sent (overnight next-day delivery)
03/15/2013 - AOS package delivered to NVC on 03/15/2013 at 10:06:00
03/19/2013 - Re-sent DS-3032 email with Supervisor Review on subject
03/21/2013 - DS-3032 accepted
03/22/2013 - IV fee invoiced and paid
03/25/2013 - IV fee shows PAID
03/25/2013 - IV package sent (overnight next-day delivery)
03/26/2013 - IV package delivered to NVC on 03/26/2013 at 10:04am
03/27/2013 - AOS accepted
04/08/2013 - IV checklist found out by phone - NVC lost our marriage certificate sad.png
04/09/2013 - IV checklist email received
04/16/2013 - IV Checklist response mailed - new Marriage Certificate

04/16/2013 - Case Complete (they found our first marriage certificate during supervisor review??)
04/17/2013 - NVC received IV Checklist response
04/23/2013 - Case Complete email from NVC

05/13/2013 - Medical

06/03/2013 - Interview

 

 

Thank you God!!!!

 


#9 matt01

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 03:31 PM

QUOTE (champi @ Nov 3 2009, 08:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Here is our total cost of CR-1 where Beneficiary is in India.

$ 355.00 - I-130 fee
$ 25.00 - UPS Overnight I-130 to NVC
$ 25.00 - UPS Overnight DS-3032 to NVC
$ 70.00 - I-864 fee
$ 400.00 - DS-230 fee
$ 25.00 - UPS Overnight I-864/DS-230 to NVC
$ 175.00 - UPS package to Bangalore,India with copies of I-130,DS-3032,and other papers
$ 100.00 - Medical cost
$ 800.00 - Flight India-to-US
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$1975.00 - Total


Awesome info!! real help thank you.

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#10 Svadharma

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 04:53 PM

I would take the last post..... but remember that the medical can cost a lot more. My husband had a skin condition that needed treatment and needed a lot of vaccines.... so we paid a lot more than $100. Also, we had to do a lot of translations of documents for the I-130 and we printed photos.

I then had to fly down to El Salvador for a fraud interview, so that was an extra plane ticket, 3 nights in a hotel, etc.

Also, his whole family wanted to see him off at the airport, which cost around $80.... and money for a good-bye dinner.

Does your spouse have a decent suitcase?

And, don't forget costs for when your spouse arrives. It has been costly to get my husband established. $100 for a driver's license (written test, driving test, and the fee for the license). A $45 deposit to put the electricity in his name. The first cell phone bill that had him on it also cost about $50 more than my normal phone bill.

So many incidentals.

Good luck.
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#11 Nenita and David

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 06:15 PM

QUOTE (Svadharma @ Nov 3 2009, 03:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would take the last post..... but remember that the medical can cost a lot more.


Ours is about $213 in the Philippines. Vaccines run another $500 or so.

QUOTE (Svadharma @ Nov 3 2009, 03:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And, don't forget costs for when your spouse arrives. It has been costly to get my husband established. $100 for a driver's license (written test, driving test, and the fee for the license). A $45 deposit to put the electricity in his name. The first cell phone bill that had him on it also cost about $50 more than my normal phone bill.

So many incidentals.


You may also eventually have to get a second vehicle. I know we will. There's the new car payment, plus insurance. There are lots of incidentals.
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Citizenship Timeline
2012-10-31 - Sent N-400
2012-11-02 - NOA1
2012-12-03 - Biometrics
2013-??-?? - Interview
2013-??-?? - Oath

ROC Timeline
2011-11-1 - Sent I-751
2011-11-3 - NOA1
2011-11-25 - Biometrics taken
2012-07-25 (?) - RFE
2012-10-01 - RFE reply received by VSC
2012-10-16 - Approved!
2012-10-18 - GC mailed
2012-10-22 - GC received




#12 Sam & Rasta

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 07:55 PM

Honestly, beyond the standard fees, I really lost track (even though I swore I would keep a running total). My advice, plan for things like photos, vaccines, medical exams, fingerprints, police certificates, cost to obtain original documents if needed, copying, shipping, and travel costs for your spouse to get to the places he needs to go and don't forget the final transportation, driver licenses fees, increased insurance costs, These all add up, just plan on it costing more than you'd think, but know it's worth it in the end.

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01/19/2009: Married in Jamaica
02/27/2009: I-130 mailed
03/09/2009: NOA1 received
04/03/2009: NOA2 received
04/20/2009: NVC case number assigned
04/24/2009: DS-3032 & 864 Bill
04/24/2009: DS-3032 emailed
04/27/2009: 864 fee paid (ACH)
05/01/2009: 864 package received
05/06/2009: IV bill received (never been so happy to get a bill!)
05/06/2009: IV bill paid (ACH)
05/07/2009: 864EZ package mailed
11/04/2009: DS-230 package mailed (finally got our act together!)
11/12/2009: DS-230 received by NVC
11/23/2009: Case Complete!
11/30/2009: Received interview appt. letter
01/13/2009: Interview date

#13 daniel1970

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 10:44 AM

Hello! My wife is interviewing in two weeks and we are wondering if they will issue her Visa the day she completes her interview of will they mail it to her? Also, what will she have to pay after the interview?

Thank you,

Dan
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#14 pushbrk

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 11:53 AM

Would like to know total cost so I get a rough idea of how much I need to put aside.

Thank youuuuuuu!!! <img src="http://www.visajourn...IR#>/smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />


These are the current fees all the way through the ten year green card. An addition to the government fees, there is 3-5 hundred bucks for medical exam and vaccinations.

Spouse Visa
CR1 or IR1 Filing and Immigrant Visa Fees

When Paid
Agency and Purpose

Amount
Month 1 Dept. of Homeland Security, USCIS - Petition Filing Fee $420.00
Month 4-6 Dept. of State Affidavit of Support Processing Fee $88.00
Month 5-7 Dept. of State Immigrant Visa Application Fee $404.00
Month 28-32 *Homeland Security, USCIS Removal of Conditions Fee $505.00
Total Immigration Fees To Permanent Resident Status $1,417.00
*Does not apply to IR1 or IR2
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#15 Nica_In_Love

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 12:14 PM

These are the current fees all the way through the ten year green card. An addition to the government fees, there is 3-5 hundred bucks for medical exam and vaccinations.

Spouse Visa
CR1 or IR1 Filing and Immigrant Visa Fees

When Paid
Agency and Purpose

Amount
Month 1 Dept. of Homeland Security, USCIS - Petition Filing Fee $420.00
Month 4-6 Dept. of State Affidavit of Support Processing Fee $88.00
Month 5-7 Dept. of State Immigrant Visa Application Fee $404.00
Month 28-32 *Homeland Security, USCIS Removal of Conditions Fee $505.00
Total Immigration Fees To Permanent Resident Status $1,417.00
*Does not apply to IR1 or IR2


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This is the most accurate answer since the fees have gone up.
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