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Could someone please clarify two things?

Firstly all the fees that are required for process.

We have just mailed 2 x I-130's with $355 dollars each to Us embassy in London.

Are any fees required with DS-230 OR i-864?

Then i know the medical costs in the region of £200 for me UKC, How much for my Daughter who will be 4?

Then i know we pay for Courier delivery for return of passports around £14.00?

Could anyone tell me any additional fees, payments on top of those stated?

Second question.... on the DS2001 checklist it states photographs, are these just regular passport photos just for me and Daughter or for hubby as well (he is USC). And the evidence of support is that the I-864?

Just trying to get prepared....

PS. Do i need originals and 2 copies of everything on the DS2001 2 times. ie, 1 for me 1 for dd?

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As far as I know, the I864 does not have a fee associated with it.

The DS 230 is expensive though. They charge US$ 400 for each form. This is on top of the $355 for the I-130. However, if I understand it correctly, the $400 are charged at a later time, not immediately when you file the DS 230.

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Fee for the DS-230 is $355, fee for the I864 is $45.00


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Nov. 19th 2007 - Applied I-130s and paid fees at Embassy Tegucigalpa Honduras

Nov. 29th 2007 - (email) Asked for information about the next stages of the process.

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Hi,

I was trying to get an idea of the fees myself and I went to the USCIS website (www.USCIS.gov) and looked under Immigration Forms.

The filing fee for the I-864 is $0.00

I also went to the US Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs website (www.Travel.State.Gov) and under "Fees for Visa Services" , was "Immigrant Visa Application Processing Fee (per person) DS-230"

The processing Fee for Form DS- 230 was $355.00 as of Jan 1, 2008

As someone I believe already mentioned, but to give you piece of mind I provided the websites so you could see for yourself.

Hope this helps and good luck with the process.


Nydia Y Neftaly (NYN)

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Thanks everyone for your help and advice. I had searched and searched the websites and not until yesterday did i find the fees for the DS-230, they are $400 plus $0 for the I-864....... So i now know what costs we are looking at.

They might have increased by the time we get to that stage but at least we have an idea.....

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Hello again,

I think you are right. I went to the travel.state.gove again, because my embassy in El Salvador also said $400, and upon looking a little closer I saw this:

Immigrant visa security surcharge, for all IV and DV applicants: $45.00

If you add that $45 to the $355 it is $400. As if life wasn't confusing enough already! They should just put out fee charts or something. And I also grow a little weary of all the acronyms. I assume IV means Immigrant Visa and not the roman numeral 4. =) and I don't even know what DV is...


Nydia Y Neftaly (NYN)

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Hello again,

I think you are right. I went to the travel.state.gove again, because my embassy in El Salvador also said $400, and upon looking a little closer I saw this:

Immigrant visa security surcharge, for all IV and DV applicants: $45.00

If you add that $45 to the $355 it is $400. As if life wasn't confusing enough already! They should just put out fee charts or something. And I also grow a little weary of all the acronyms. I assume IV means Immigrant Visa and not the roman numeral 4. =) and I don't even know what DV is...

IIRC a DV is a Diversity Visa (the kind that they have the lottery for)

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