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What are the total fees for N-400?

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Cuba
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Dear Friends,

If someone could clarify this we would be grateful. The USCIS site says the fee for the N-400 is $595. Somewhere else I read about an addition $80 biometrics fee for a total of $675. We already paid an $80 biometrics fee less than a year ago as part of the removal of conditions. Is this an additional biometrics process with an additional $80 fee or should we consider this done?

Thanks all,

2NS


I-130 NOA1: 9/17/04

He picks up packet in Havana: late March/05

Interview at US Interests in Hav: 4/26/05

Informed of need for second security check

Dept of State completes security check: 5/17/05

He picks up Visa: 5/26/05

Arrived 7/22/05

Applied for removal of GC conditions 4/07

Interview for application to remove GC conditions 11/07

Received 10 year GC 12/07

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Yup, it's a different set of biometrics fees. I don't understand why they don't keep a set of the fingerprints on file somewhere so they don't need to take them 3 different times but then again if they did that they wouldn't be able to soak you for an additional $80 each time. The grand total you will need to pay currently is $675. If you're not submitting soon I would suggest keping a watch out on the USCIS web site as we all know the fees WILL keep going up even if the level of service doesn't match!


K1 Process

6-28-2004 Submitted I-129F Petition for Alien Fiancee

7-9-2004 Received NOA1 (receipt notice)

7-28-2004 Received NOA2 (approval notice)

8-2-2004 Received NVC notice saying my petition was being processed and would be delivered to the US Embassy in Manila within a week.

8-16-2004 Called US Embassy in Manila to verify they had received my petition for my fiancee and inquire as to approx how long before she receives her K1 packet. Nice lady informed me they received my petition on July 30th and that my fiancee would be receiving her packet in about 1 week and that her K1 interview date at the embassy was October 22nd.

8-27-2004 My fiancee Ann received her K1 packet

9-16-2004 Sent my I-134 Affadavit of Support (and supporting documents/evidence) via FedEx to my fiancee. Was delayed 1 day because Mail Boxes Etc. didn't tell me I needed to declare a value for the photos I was sending as additional evidence.

9-28-2004 Ann's medical exam at St. Luke's (Day 1)

9-29-2004 Ann's medical exam at St. Luke's (Day 2)

10-19-2004 I fly back to the Philippines to attend Ann's K1 interview with her.

10-20-2004 I arrive in the Philippines

10-22-2004 Ann's K1 interview at the US Embassy...she's APPROVED!!!

10-30-2004 We arrive back in Vermont, USA to begin our new life together.

11-20-2004 We got MARRIED (reception on January 8th)!!!

AOS and EAD process

11-12-2004 Applied for Ann's SSN

11-22-2004 Received Ann's SSN

11-24-2004 Applied to change Ann's name on her SS card to her new married name.

11-30-2004 Sent Ann's completed Adjustment of Status and Employment Authorization documents to the Vermont Service Center via UPS (they received it on 12-01-2004).

12-04-2004 Received Ann's new SS card with her new married name on it.

12-09-2004 Ann's AOS and EAD packet was returned to us because we submitted it to the wrong place (Vermont Service Center).

12-13-2004 Resubmitted Ann's AOS and EAD packet to the correct place (the address of the Vermont Sub Office per the letter we received explaining why it had been returned the first time).

12-27-2004 Received NOA receipt forms for Ann's AOS and EAD.

12-30-2004 Got Ann's Biometrics and Fingerprinting done at the local sub office.

2-1-2005 Received Ann's EAD (Employment Authorization).

2-14-2005 Received NOA telling us Ann's interview for adjustment of status is scheduled for March 14th.

3-14-2005 Ann's Adjustment of Status interview at Vermont Sub-Office...she's APPROVED!!! Her Conditional Permanent Resident (green) card will arrive in 5 - 8 days.

3-21-2005 Received Ann's Conditional Permanent Resident (green) card and NOA welcoming her to the United States of America.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Australia
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Is this an additional biometrics process with an additional $80 fee or should we consider this done?

Agreeing with trulovefound - you do need to pay biometrics again - so send $675.


N400 at California SC, Field office- Los Angeles

Sep 3, 2007 Application Mailed

Sep 12, 2007 - Priority date

Nov 9,2007 - check cashed

Nov 20,2007 - NOA1: "expect to be notified within 425 days of this notice",

Jan 10, 2008 - fingerprints appointment (letter lost due to mailing address receipted incorrectly)

Feb 7, 2008 - fingerprints done (took about 10 min - as a walk-in)

Sept 8, 2008 - Interview date (letter received Jul 18) - rescheduled at my request

Jan 6, 2009 - Interview date

Feb 26, 2009 - Citizenship Oath

*online status "case received Oct 29", no touches showing.

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Filed: Country: Peru
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is the fee still the same this year....one check for $675 ?


IR-1 / CR-1 Visa

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Peru

Marriage : 11/25/2006

I-130 Sent : 2007-04-23

I-130 NOA1 : 2007-05-24

I-130 Approved : 2007-10-16

Case Completed at NVC : 2008-01-09

NVC Left : 01/29/2008

Med appt: 03/03/2008

Interview Date : 03/17/2008

Visa Received : 03/24/2008

US Entry : 03/27/2008 TICKET BOUGHT

Estimates/Stats : Your I-130 was approved in 146 days from your filing date.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Current fees are always found in the form instructions on the USCIS website, and (and this is true for any USCIS form but ESPECIALLY for the N-400) you have no business trying to file that form without having read the instructions in full at least a dozen times.


DON'T PANIC

"It says wonderful things about the two countries [Canada and the US] that neither one feels itself being inundated by each other's immigrants."

-Douglas Coupland

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Colombia
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It's all here:

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=480ccac09aa5d010VgnVCM10000048f3d6a1RCRD&vgnextchannel=db029c7755cb9010VgnVCM10000045f3d6a1RCRD

680 bucks, would be dead meat trying to deal with the USCIS without a computer, have to also download the latest form and read the latest instructions. Seems like where to send your applications changes every five minutes.

Highly recommend you also download the Form M-476 and read that, as an applicant you are expected to fill out the N-400 accurately and provide all the required evidence or suffer severe delays.

From personal experience, the USCIS IO's are not required to read all this literature, they seem to make up their own rules as they go along.

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