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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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My fiance and I are officially engaged as of two weeks ago and we are ready to get the ball rolling! We are laying out our finances and trying to figure out how much the visa alone will cost us. I already know that the I-129 is $455 and the AOS is $1010 as of today, and I do realize that these can change the longer we wait to start. But what I'm trying to find out is are there any other fees in between the I-129 and the AOS? I thought I saw something for the medical exam once but now I can't find anything on it, and are there fees associated with any of the forms sent directly from USCIS?

Thanks for your help!! :thumbs:


Removal of Conditions

10.15.2012 ROC package sent to California Service Center

10.18.2012 Package received

10.19.2012 Check cashed (it never ceases to amaze me how fast the gov't cashes a check!!)

10.29.2012 NOA received dated 10.18.2012

10.29.2012 Biometrics appt received

11.14.2012 Biometrics

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probably around $2000+ AOS is 1010$USD itself and then medical is probably around 300$CND and theres other fees as well the I-129F is about 455$USD i think it was? her interview will cost 131$ USD.

so maybe even more like $3000

Edit: oh an thats just the forms not including the cost of moving depending on driving importing car / pets etc

if you are driving at the POE they charge you 6$.

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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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It does vary based on where you're located. The eastern side of Canada's medical exams are a little bit cheaper from what I understand.

$455- I-129F fee

$?- any vaccines you may need to catch up on

$131- Interview Fee

$350 CAD - medical fee in Vancouver

$1010 - AOS fee

$?- random admin fees ie. postage, photocopies etc


I-751 file: 11/07/11

NOA1 date: 11/10/11

Biometrics: 11/30/11

Approval: 08/17/12

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My fiance and I are officially engaged as of two weeks ago and we are ready to get the ball rolling! We are laying out our finances and trying to figure out how much the visa alone will cost us. I already know that the I-129 is $455 and the AOS is $1010 as of today, and I do realize that these can change the longer we wait to start. But what I'm trying to find out is are there any other fees in between the I-129 and the AOS? I thought I saw something for the medical exam once but now I can't find anything on it, and are there fees associated with any of the forms sent directly from USCIS?

Thanks for your help!!

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There are costs for the interview as well as associated costs with gathering documents needed.

Medical- depends which area of the country you live, but in Vancouver- $350

Visa fee- $131

Passport photos-ranges ($30)

Police certificate (in SK)- $30

Birth certificate (in SK)- $25

Travel to interview & medical- (seat sale)- $250

3 days in Vancouver & missed work (Thankfully had family to stay with that lived in Vancouver metro)

Acquiring Canadian passport- (mine was about to expires) $80

Photocopying & other misc. $50

Tdap booster for medical (if you haven't had one in 10 years)-$80

Moving expenses- depends of course on your location and means of moving your belongings-Upack, Uhaul, PODS-starting around $1500?

Unemployment between POE to the USA, wedding, filing AOS, receiving EAD and acquiring a job int he USA- 2-4 months?? based on personal circumstances, when you move, get married, when AOS is filed, and current EAD processing times (EAD's are being processed quickly at the moment)

Removing Conditions on PR 2 years after conditional GC- $545??

To sum it up, its very costly, around $3000 or so, but so worth it in the end!!

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AOS

Sent- 10-21-09

Tracking says Delivered by USPS-10-23-09

Check cashed-10-30-09 (MSC case # on back)

NOA 1 date-10-29-09 (Received Date 10-23-09)

Hard copy NOA - 11-02-09

Touch- 11-03-09

Received bio appt letter-11-07-09(dated 11-03-09)

Bio appt- 11-19-09

Transfer to CSC-11-18-09

Touch on 485/765- 11-19-09

Touch on 485/765- 11-20-09

Hard copy of transfer to CSC- 11-23-09

Touch on 485- 11-24-09 (now processing @ CSC email)

Touch on 485- 11-25-09

Touch on 485- 11-27-09

Touch on 485- 11-30-09

Touch on 485- 12-01-09

Touch on 485- 12-02-09

Touch on 485- 12-03-09

EAD/AP approved-12-18-09

EAD/AP touch- 12-21-09

GC APPROVED!!- 12-21-09

Notice mailed welcoming PR-12-21-09

2nd Card Production ordered email-12-22-09

Approval notice sent-12-28-09

GC arrived in the mail-01-05-10

Done with USCIS until September 14, 2011!!

ROC

Sent: 09-14-11

Received: 09-16-11

Check cashed: 09-21-11

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police cert in ontario costs 40$ if you want it right away or free if you rather have them mail you it. it takes 5 seconds for them to check for you but a week to get it in the mail.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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It cost WAY TOO MUCH!!

But it's all worth it in the end right :D


K-1

I-129F sent to Vermont: 2/19/08

NOA1: 2/21/08

NOA2: 3/10/08

Packet 3 recd: 3/25/08

Packet 3 sent: 4/18/08

Appt letter recd: 6/16/08

Interview at Montreal Consulate: 7/10/08 **APPROVED!!**

K1 recd: 7/15/08

US Entry at Buffalo, New York: 11/15/08

Wedding in Philadelphia: 11/22/08

AOS

AOS/EAD/AP filed at Chicago Lockbox: 12/17/08

NOA: 12/29/08

Case transferred to CSC: 1/7/09

AOS Approval: 4/2/09

Biometrics appt: 1/16/09

EAD received: 3/12/09

AP received: 3/13/09

AOS approval notice sent: 4/2/09

GC received: 4/9/09

ROC

Sent package to VSC: 1/5/11

NOA1: 1/7/11

Biometrics: 2/14/11

Approval letter received: 8/1/11

GC received: 8/11/11

Citizenship:

N-400 sent to Dallas lockbox: 3/1/12

NOA1: 3/6/12

Biometrics: 4/9/12

Interview: 5/25/12

Oath Ceremony: 6/4/2012

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I think I spent just over $3,000. I had to have the Gardisil Vaccine which is around $500, all the other extras that have been noted.

A few added costs to consider - cancelling a cell phone contract (i still had a contract).


Removing Conditions

Sent package to VSC - 8/12/11

NOA1 - 8/16/11

Biometrics - 9/14/11

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I will tell you that the visa process ended up costing way more then I had anticipated, but Jill is correct, its worth every penny!

The fees have been pretty well laid out for you. You have the filling fee, the visa fee at the consulate, the cost of acquiring a police clearance, getting a long form birth certificate if you don't have one, renewing your passport if you need it, the cost of the medical, the cost of acquiring any shots your fiance may be missing (if your fiance is a female under 26 you need the series of Gardisil shots that are around $180x3), travel expenses to and from the medical and then the interview, photocopying costs, passport photos, shipping your packet to the consulate... I think that's about it. Not cheap! But then again when I think about all the money we spent visiting each other for 4 years... This really wasn't that bad.

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police cert in ontario costs 40$ if you want it right away or free if you rather have them mail you it. it takes 5 seconds for them to check for you but a week to get it in the mail.

Depends on where you are in Ontario Inky, I'm in Kingston, cost me $15 and I got mine in hand withing 10 minutes.


~*~*~Steph and Wes~*~*~
Married: 2010-01-20

ROC: (for the complete timeline click on my timeline button, the signature was getting too long!)
I-751 Sent: 2015-05-22
NOA1 Notice Date: 2015-05-27
NOA1 Received: 2015-06-06
Biometrics Notice Date: 2015-06-27
Biometrics Date: 2015-07-17

Interview Notice Date: 2015-07-28

Interview Date: ​2015-09-01
Approval Date:
Approval Notice Date:


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I think I spent just over $3,000. I had to have the Gardisil Vaccine which is around $500, all the other extras that have been noted.

A few added costs to consider - cancelling a cell phone contract (i still had a contract).

Oh yeah - I had to pay out my contract with Telus.

At least most of the costs are sort of spread out. Like between my interview and move was 4 months, so I had time to save for the truck rental. Then of course, a few years down the road you have to pay more money to remove conditions. It never really ends!


K-1

I-129F sent to Vermont: 2/19/08

NOA1: 2/21/08

NOA2: 3/10/08

Packet 3 recd: 3/25/08

Packet 3 sent: 4/18/08

Appt letter recd: 6/16/08

Interview at Montreal Consulate: 7/10/08 **APPROVED!!**

K1 recd: 7/15/08

US Entry at Buffalo, New York: 11/15/08

Wedding in Philadelphia: 11/22/08

AOS

AOS/EAD/AP filed at Chicago Lockbox: 12/17/08

NOA: 12/29/08

Case transferred to CSC: 1/7/09

AOS Approval: 4/2/09

Biometrics appt: 1/16/09

EAD received: 3/12/09

AP received: 3/13/09

AOS approval notice sent: 4/2/09

GC received: 4/9/09

ROC

Sent package to VSC: 1/5/11

NOA1: 1/7/11

Biometrics: 2/14/11

Approval letter received: 8/1/11

GC received: 8/11/11

Citizenship:

N-400 sent to Dallas lockbox: 3/1/12

NOA1: 3/6/12

Biometrics: 4/9/12

Interview: 5/25/12

Oath Ceremony: 6/4/2012

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Oh yeah - I had to pay out my contract with Telus.

At least most of the costs are sort of spread out. Like between my interview and move was 4 months, so I had time to save for the truck rental. Then of course, a few years down the road you have to pay more money to remove conditions. It never really ends!

Oh damn that reminds me I have Rogers! :crying:

I agree JillA! At least it wasn't almost $3000 all at once! The costs are sort of spread out! With the biggest chunk for fees being the 1010 for AOS! The other big chunk is payment of bills while unemployed! Car loan and student loans!! :angry:


AOS

Sent- 10-21-09

Tracking says Delivered by USPS-10-23-09

Check cashed-10-30-09 (MSC case # on back)

NOA 1 date-10-29-09 (Received Date 10-23-09)

Hard copy NOA - 11-02-09

Touch- 11-03-09

Received bio appt letter-11-07-09(dated 11-03-09)

Bio appt- 11-19-09

Transfer to CSC-11-18-09

Touch on 485/765- 11-19-09

Touch on 485/765- 11-20-09

Hard copy of transfer to CSC- 11-23-09

Touch on 485- 11-24-09 (now processing @ CSC email)

Touch on 485- 11-25-09

Touch on 485- 11-27-09

Touch on 485- 11-30-09

Touch on 485- 12-01-09

Touch on 485- 12-02-09

Touch on 485- 12-03-09

EAD/AP approved-12-18-09

EAD/AP touch- 12-21-09

GC APPROVED!!- 12-21-09

Notice mailed welcoming PR-12-21-09

2nd Card Production ordered email-12-22-09

Approval notice sent-12-28-09

GC arrived in the mail-01-05-10

Done with USCIS until September 14, 2011!!

ROC

Sent: 09-14-11

Received: 09-16-11

Check cashed: 09-21-11

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There is also the added costs of the trip to Montreal for the Interview. If you are going to accompany your fiance, add a whole lot more to that. We took the train (so I could see the countryside a bit more :blush:) instead of flying from London to Montreal.

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There is also the added costs of the trip to Montreal for the Interview. If you are going to accompany your fiance, add a whole lot more to that. We took the train (so I could see the countryside a bit more :blush:) instead of flying from London to Montreal.

Thats what I am planning to do! Never been on a train so I'm very excited. :D


~*~*~Steph and Wes~*~*~
Married: 2010-01-20

ROC: (for the complete timeline click on my timeline button, the signature was getting too long!)
I-751 Sent: 2015-05-22
NOA1 Notice Date: 2015-05-27
NOA1 Received: 2015-06-06
Biometrics Notice Date: 2015-06-27
Biometrics Date: 2015-07-17

Interview Notice Date: 2015-07-28

Interview Date: ​2015-09-01
Approval Date:
Approval Notice Date:


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There is also the added costs of the trip to Montreal for the Interview. If you are going to accompany your fiance, add a whole lot more to that. We took the train (so I could see the countryside a bit more :blush:) instead of flying from London to Montreal.

Thats what I am planning to do! Never been on a train so I'm very excited. :D

I would definitely suggest taking the express train. I believe it's like $75 more, but only 3 stops from London to Montreal was a huge difference. We took the normal train on the way there, and it took like 7-8 hours. The train stopped virtually every town on the way there.

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Oh yeah - I had to pay out my contract with Telus.

At least most of the costs are sort of spread out. Like between my interview and move was 4 months, so I had time to save for the truck rental. Then of course, a few years down the road you have to pay more money to remove conditions. It never really ends!

Oh damn that reminds me I have Rogers! :crying:

I agree JillA! At least it wasn't almost $3000 all at once! The costs are sort of spread out! With the biggest chunk for fees being the 1010 for AOS! The other big chunk is payment of bills while unemployed! Car loan and student loans!! :angry:

Lol Trying to deal with Rogers when my wife got her Visa was almost as bad as trying to call USCIS to get updates on our case haha.


My wife has been back since June 5, 2007. Now we're just livin' man, L I V I N :)

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