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Hi all,

Firstly, I apologise if this is in the wrong category but I am not really sure where it should be...

I have been approved for my K1 visa and have it in my hand as we speak, I am booking my flight for the 21st January and intend to get married way before that 90 days is up... If it was up to my Fiance I think we would be married on the 27th January. So this is all sorted in that sense however this is where my confusion lies. I am trying to understand this but it seems the posts regarding prices are years old and people are saying certain fees don't have to be paid and I am just getting lost in all the information that's being given.

I have seen a post that is saying all the prices have changed and a list of those prices however I was always under the impression that the AOS price from a K1 visa was around $1070.

The old price for the AOS was $985 and is now apparently $1140

The I-765 for the work authorisation whilst AOS is being processed was $380 and is now $410

The I-131 Travel authorisation was $360 now $575.

Even with the old prices it still totalled $1725 for the all these things so where was the $1070 from? Is this people who never applied for the work and travel permit?

Now the total $2125.

So I am not sure where the $1070 came from even before the price changes.

I didn't realise that I would have to pay for the work authorisation and the travel authorisation separate when filing the AOS.

Please can someone help me and make it as simple to understand a possible

Thanks

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If you file the Travel and Work Authorization with the I-485 AOS, then you will not have to pay for those two as it will be waived. You will only need to pay the amount for the I-485 AOS FEE.


Adjustment Of Status Timeline:

09.01.2016 --- Received by USCIS

09.12.2016 --- NOA 1 Text Notification

09.17.2016 --- NOA 1 Letter Received

09.21.2016 --- Biometrics Letter Received

10.05.2016 --- Biometrics Appointment

11.05.2016 --- EAD/AP Approved

11.18.2016 --- Combo Card Delivered

11.25.2016 --- Green Card/I-485 Approved (No interview)

12.02.2016 --- Received NOA2 for I-485

12.02.2016 --- GC received

 

I-90 Timeline (USCIS Error: 10 Year GC given instead of 2 Years)

12.05.2016 --- I-90 Packet Sent to Phoenix

12.08.2016 --- I-90 Packet Received by USCIS

12.20.2016 --- NOA 1 Text & Email Notification

12.24.2016 --- NOA 1 Mail Received

01.03.2017 --- SSN (Without Restriction) Received

01.04.2017 --- I-551 Stamp Received (Valid for 1 Year)

01.14.2017 --- NOA1 for ELIS online account activation

01.20.2017 --- Biometrics Letter Received

02.01.2017 --- Biometrics Schedule

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Up until December 23 (on Friday) the i-485(AOS) fee is 985 dollar and the biometrics is 85 dollar (=1070). The price for both from December 23 and onwards will be 1225 dollar (biometrics is still 85, only the i-485 price went up from 985 to 1140).

Like the above poster said, if you file i-765 and i-131 together with i-485 you don't pay anything extra for those two.


K-1: 12-22-2015 - 09-07-2016 (260 days)

AP: 12-20-2016 - 04-07-2017 (108 days)

EAD: 01-18-2017 - 05-30-2017 (132 days)

AOS: 12-20-2016 - 07-26-2017 (217 days)

 

ROC: 04-19-2019 earliest filing date

 

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Hi all,

Firstly, I apologise if this is in the wrong category but I am not really sure where it should be...

I have been approved for my K1 visa and have it in my hand as we speak, I am booking my flight for the 21st January and intend to get married way before that 90 days is up... If it was up to my Fiance I think we would be married on the 27th January. So this is all sorted in that sense however this is where my confusion lies. I am trying to understand this but it seems the posts regarding prices are years old and people are saying certain fees don't have to be paid and I am just getting lost in all the information that's being given.

I have seen a post that is saying all the prices have changed and a list of those prices however I was always under the impression that the AOS price from a K1 visa was around $1070.

The old price for the AOS was $985 and is now apparently $1140

The I-765 for the work authorisation whilst AOS is being processed was $380 and is now $410

The I-131 Travel authorisation was $360 now $575.

Even with the old prices it still totalled $1725 for the all these things so where was the $1070 from? Is this people who never applied for the work and travel permit?

Now the total $2125.

So I am not sure where the $1070 came from even before the price changes.

I didn't realise that I would have to pay for the work authorisation and the travel authorisation separate when filing the AOS.

Please can someone help me and make it as simple to understand a possible

Thanks

The 1070$ was the 985$ filing fee, and 85$ for biometrics = 1070$. You do not pay for filing work authorization or travel authorization, provided you file for them all at the same time.

Once the prices go up, therefore, you are looking at 1140$ + 85$ for biometrics = 1225$.


I can explain it to you. But I can't understand it for you.

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Hi all,

Firstly, I apologise if this is in the wrong category but I am not really sure where it should be...

I have been approved for my K1 visa and have it in my hand as we speak, I am booking my flight for the 21st January and intend to get married way before that 90 days is up... If it was up to my Fiance I think we would be married on the 27th January. So this is all sorted in that sense however this is where my confusion lies. I am trying to understand this but it seems the posts regarding prices are years old and people are saying certain fees don't have to be paid and I am just getting lost in all the information that's being given.

I have seen a post that is saying all the prices have changed and a list of those prices however I was always under the impression that the AOS price from a K1 visa was around $1070.

The old price for the AOS was $985 and is now apparently $1140

The I-765 for the work authorisation whilst AOS is being processed was $380 and is now $410

The I-131 Travel authorisation was $360 now $575.

Even with the old prices it still totalled $1725 for the all these things so where was the $1070 from? Is this people who never applied for the work and travel permit?

Now the total $2125.

So I am not sure where the $1070 came from even before the price changes.

I didn't realise that I would have to pay for the work authorisation and the travel authorisation separate when filing the AOS.

Please can someone help me and make it as simple to understand a possible

Thanks

Think you got your answer over and over :) If you want to read it for yourself it's in the instructions of the i-131 and the i-765, and welcome over to the AOS forums for your future questions! :D

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/131-adjustment-of-status-case-filing-and-progress-reports/

Edited by Suss&Camm

K1 Visa & AOS

Spoiler

2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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*** Thread is moved from the K-1 Process forum to the AOS/Family-Based main forum -- topic involves that phase. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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SO, on https://www.uscis.gov/i-485 ; Form Fee is $985 & The Biometric Services Fee is $85, totaling $1070.

But I do not see where on any offical site that the price has changed to $1140 .... Please let me know where to find that!

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SO, on https://www.uscis.gov/i-485 ; Form Fee is $985 & The Biometric Services Fee is $85, totaling $1070.

But I do not see where on any offical site that the price has changed to $1140 .... Please let me know where to find that!

It is on their website:

https://www.uscis.gov/forms/our-fees


I can explain it to you. But I can't understand it for you.

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SO, on https://www.uscis.gov/i-485 ; Form Fee is $985 & The Biometric Services Fee is $85, totaling $1070.

But I do not see where on any offical site that the price has changed to $1140 .... Please let me know where to find that!

you can also use the search tool here on VJ. There have been mulitple threads on it recently.

http://www.visajourney.com/search/?cx=partner-pub-3407508467788263%3A9725800110&cof=FORID%3A10&ie=UTF-8&q=USCIS+fee+increase&sa=Search&siteurl=www.visajourney.com%2F&ref=&ss=2889j657119j19

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I really cannot believe the USCIS has raised the cost of their already ridiculously high fees even higher!
They must really not one anyone from any country to be able to afford to come to America!
Please tell me how you expect someone to afford a wedding,
a honeymoon,
& the NOW $1,140 AOS fee plus the $85 Biometric fee
ALL WITHIN 90 DAYS!
From $1070 to $1225... Just for one form!
I am really glad we only have that one left
& the Form to Remove Conditions on Residence in 2 years
& even that is now $595!
They really even raise the petition cost from $340 to $535.
Soon there will be no immigrants because no one can afford to come here legally.

Edited by MrsBoateng29

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I really cannot believe the USCIS has raised the cost of their already ridiculously high fees even higher!

They must really not one anyone from any country to be able to afford to come to America!

Please tell me how you expect someone to afford a wedding,

a honeymoon,

& the NOW $1,140 AOS fee plus the $85 Biometric fee

ALL WITHIN 90 DAYS!

From $1070 to $1225... Just for one form!

I am really glad we only have that one left

& the Form to Remove Conditions on Residence in 2 years

& even that is now $595!

They really even raise the petition cost from $340 to $535.

Soon there will be no immigrants because no one can afford to come here legally.

I totally understand you. I just wanted to say that it's not mandatory to file de AOS before the 90 days of arriving to the usa. Of course is the best option because you don't want to be in the house all day, but in case you dont have the money, it's okay to wait until you can :) we waited almost 2 months until we felt comfortable to say bye bye to more than $1000 dollars lol. Wish you the best in this new journey! (prices are insane!)


AOS

Date Event
11-16-2016 AOS package sent (i-485, 1-765, 1-864, g-325a)
11-21-2016 AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox. *Day 0*
12-08-2016 NOA1's by text (@ 11:59 pm ET) *Day 17*
12-15-2016 NOA1 hard copies in mail *Day 24*
12-23-2016 Biometrics appointment in mail *Day 32*
01-06-2017 Biometrics done *Day 46*
03-02-2017 EAD is now being produced! yay!! *Day 101*
03-010-2017 EAD in mail! *Day 109*

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