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does anyone have a rough estimate.. im here trying to save away.. i am just looking for ball park figures... we are both trying to save.. my partner says for me to try and save $5,000 (hes saving too but we are relying on my savings as i am in the UK). Im moving to Michigan but rough ideas from anyone would be appreciated.

i know to change status when you are there costs something like $1,500

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Are you talking about the costs from applying to receiving the Visa? Or the costs of up and moving out here?

The costs for the application itself is $455 but you've already sent that off so I assume you know about that. I believe there's another fee of $130? for the Visa when it comes time for the interview. As for that there's the fees for mailing off the forms and such to different places and getting photos and such.

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Are you talking about the costs from applying to receiving the Visa? Or the costs of up and moving out here?

The costs for the application itself is $455 but you've already sent that off so I assume you know about that. I believe there's another fee of $130? for the Visa when it comes time for the interview. As for that there's the fees for mailing off the forms and such to different places and getting photos and such.

I was talking about the whole process, if anyone knows how much it all costs, our lawyer said about $2500 to budget, but I was looking at the vacinations, the visa fee..

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$455 for petition

$200-500 approx for medical costs

$131 visa fee

$1010 adjustment/AP/EAD

Plus mailing, copying, printing, communication costs, travelling....etc...etc....

you could save yourself a fortune by getting rid of your lawyer. ;)


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$455 for petition

$200-500 approx for medical costs

$131 visa fee

$1010 adjustment/AP/EAD

Plus mailing, copying, printing, communication costs, travelling....etc...etc....

you could save yourself a fortune by getting rid of your lawyer. ;)

we already paid her and he wanted to make sure our stuff was done properly, she came recommended his co-worker is using the same lawyer to get her family over from somewhere, she isnt that expensive because she works with a charity, I did have a look around at lawyers and i feel that i would rather have someone hand holding me thru the process...if i had found this site and all you wonderful people I would probably have opted out. but shes great and i appreciate her work

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For the medical you are looking at 180 pounds (about $360) since your SO is a Brit the NHS may offer to give any vaccines he needs for free.

$2500 sounds about right to me, we have spent around $1600 probably more (not including AOS of course).


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On the visa process alone, so far we have spent roughly $400 on filing fee, medical, embassy fee, POE fee (we filed before the K1 fee increased. AOS was $1010.

But, we spent much much more on flights between here and Germany, he paid about €250 to move his belongings to America, plus the wedding costs and the actual savings he had to keep us afloat until he receives EAD.

The thing to consider aside from the actual fees relating to the visa is how often you'll want to visit and how much money you'll need to have put aside to cover your expenses until you can work. Technically I make enough money alone to support our family, but it's nice having his savings there if we need it.

Good luck.


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http://www.visamedicals.info/us-price.asp

i'm guessing this page is still current, but this is the knightsbridge fees for medicals and vaccinations.

also i can't remember if the new police certificate was £40 or £10 i think it went up from £10 when they brought the new one out. so maybe £40 :unsure:


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$200-500 approx for medical costs - Is that for the whole exam that you take after you get married? To become a permanent resident?

I was wondering if it's possible to get all my Vaccinations in Canada and bring a proof that I got them already? I know I've had most of them already..

I'm new to these forums... my fiance is coming to visit me on October 4th and we are going to fill out the I-129F and gather all the infos we need... I'm really nervous about all this =/ I just found this website and I think I'll be using it a lot!!

Thanks for the answers :)

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It's not always cheaper to get them done in the US. This is why most people get them done before they come over by their own physician or the panel physician.

Nobody can tell you what the vaccinations costs will be. If you know you've had many of them and have a record of that then bring it to your medical. You will still need some blood work and xrays. My fiance had all his vaccinations as well and the appointment cost him about $200.

good luck


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$455 for petition

$200-500 approx for medical costs

$131 visa fee

$1010 adjustment/AP/EAD

Plus mailing, copying, printing, communication costs, travelling....etc...etc....

you could save yourself a fortune by getting rid of your lawyer. ;)

Not everybody wants to do it themselves.

Not everyone should.

A consult with a competent immigration attorney is the very LEAST a person should have before they begin this journey.

Advising readers to NOT seek legal representation is careless advice.

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$455 for petition

$200-500 approx for medical costs

$131 visa fee

$1010 adjustment/AP/EAD

Plus mailing, copying, printing, communication costs, travelling....etc...etc....

you could save yourself a fortune by getting rid of your lawyer. ;)

Not everybody wants to do it themselves.

Not everyone should.

A consult with a competent immigration attorney is the very LEAST a person should have before they begin this journey.

Advising readers to NOT seek legal representation is careless advice.

Yeah Kim. How dare you offer advice. What's wrong with you?


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$455 for petition

$200-500 approx for medical costs

$131 visa fee

$1010 adjustment/AP/EAD

Plus mailing, copying, printing, communication costs, travelling....etc...etc....

you could save yourself a fortune by getting rid of your lawyer. ;)

Not everybody wants to do it themselves.

Not everyone should.

A consult with a competent immigration attorney is the very LEAST a person should have before they begin this journey.

Advising readers to NOT seek legal representation is careless advice.

Yeah Kim. How dare you offer advice. What's wrong with you?

She's perfectly capable of offering advice and quite good at it.

But there's a disclaimer on the face of this board advising readers to never use this community as a substitute for competent legal counsel.

It's. That. Simple.

PS - I'm not sure if it's that giant chip on your shoulder or your entitlement attitude that affects your ability to read. When you figure out whichever one it is, come back and try to pick a fight with me.

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$455 for petition

$200-500 approx for medical costs

$131 visa fee

$1010 adjustment/AP/EAD

Plus mailing, copying, printing, communication costs, travelling....etc...etc....

you could save yourself a fortune by getting rid of your lawyer. ;)

Not everybody wants to do it themselves.

Not everyone should.

A consult with a competent immigration attorney is the very LEAST a person should have before they begin this journey.

Advising readers to NOT seek legal representation is careless advice.

Yeah Kim. How dare you offer advice. What's wrong with you?

She's perfectly capable of offering advice and quite good at it.

But there's a disclaimer on the face of this board advising readers to never use this community as a substitute for competent legal counsel.

It's. That. Simple.

PS - I'm not sure if it's that giant chip on your shoulder or your entitlement attitude that affects your ability to read. When you figure out whichever one it is, come back and try to pick a fight with me.

You say she is quite good at it, while in the same breath you call her careless. Make up your mind.


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I-130 touched: 2008-05-09

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NVC received 2008-09-12

Pay I-864 2008-10-08

Pay IV bill 2008-10-08

Receive Instruction 2008-11-05

Case Complete 2008-11-18

Medical 2009-01-19/20 passed

Receive Pkt 4 2009-01-30

Interview 221g 2009-02-23

Second interview 2009-03-02 Approved

POE DFW 2009-03-07

Received SS card 2009-03-17

Received GC 2009-04-01

Done for 3 years or 10 years. Haven't decided yet.

(I'm going for the IR-1 and blowing off the K-3. Even if it takes an extra couple months, it's worth it to not have to deal with USCIS again)

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Note:

Please fill out I-130, wait 6 months for approval, then 3 more months for an interview. (Unless of course we've bombed your country into the stone age, then you qualify for expedited processing.)

Welcome to the USA!!!

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