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K-1 vs CR-1 Cost?

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Brazil
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How much does it cost more or less to get the K-1 VISA? CR-1? Start to finish...

Anyone who may have already paid the fees might be able to help...

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AOS, EAD, AP:

07-22-10 : Sent packet

07-23-10 : Delivered

07-29-10 : NOA1 (all 3)

08-31-10 : Biometrics appt

08-31-10 : I-485 case transferred to CSC

Touched 09-01-10 (I-485 and I-765)

09-03-10 : Transfer hard copy

Touched 09-09-10 (I-485)

09-13-10 : I-765 & I-131 Approved!

Touched 09-17-10 (I-485 and I-765)

09-17-10 : I-512 Received (AP)

09-20-10 : Received EAD

10-20-10 : AOS Approved!!

10-21-10 : AOS Card Production

10-28-10 : Green Card Received!

07-2012 : Apply for Lifting of conditions

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Brazil
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This page does a good job of laying out the government fees and when they are paid, all the way through removal of conditions.

http://www.fianceandspousevisa.com/FEES.html

Just found that post, which helps...so nevermind


AOS, EAD, AP:

07-22-10 : Sent packet

07-23-10 : Delivered

07-29-10 : NOA1 (all 3)

08-31-10 : Biometrics appt

08-31-10 : I-485 case transferred to CSC

Touched 09-01-10 (I-485 and I-765)

09-03-10 : Transfer hard copy

Touched 09-09-10 (I-485)

09-13-10 : I-765 & I-131 Approved!

Touched 09-17-10 (I-485 and I-765)

09-17-10 : I-512 Received (AP)

09-20-10 : Received EAD

10-20-10 : AOS Approved!!

10-21-10 : AOS Card Production

10-28-10 : Green Card Received!

07-2012 : Apply for Lifting of conditions

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ukraine
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This page does a good job of laying out the government fees and when they are paid, all the way through removal of conditions.

http://www.fianceandspousevisa.com/FEES.html

Just found that post, which helps...so nevermind

It is good that you are considering the cost...BUT

Neither cost NOR the speed at which the visa can be issued should be the primary concern. This is a lifelong decision. Making a decision because one is four months faster or another is $600 cheaper is a big mistake. Consider the benefits and drawbacks of each and decide which is best for your situation. Prioritize what is important to you and see which visa fits your needs better.


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Gary And Alla

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This page does a good job of laying out the government fees and when they are paid, all the way through removal of conditions.

http://www.fianceandspousevisa.com/FEES.html

Just found that post, which helps...so nevermind

It is good that you are considering the cost...BUT

Neither cost NOR the speed at which the visa can be issued should be the primary concern. This is a lifelong decision. Making a decision because one is four months faster or another is $600 cheaper is a big mistake. Consider the benefits and drawbacks of each and decide which is best for your situation. Prioritize what is important to you and see which visa fits your needs better.

OMG.. if I keep agreeing with you my friends will stop loving me :cry:

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ukraine
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This page does a good job of laying out the government fees and when they are paid, all the way through removal of conditions.

http://www.fianceandspousevisa.com/FEES.html

Just found that post, which helps...so nevermind

It is good that you are considering the cost...BUT

Neither cost NOR the speed at which the visa can be issued should be the primary concern. This is a lifelong decision. Making a decision because one is four months faster or another is $600 cheaper is a big mistake. Consider the benefits and drawbacks of each and decide which is best for your situation. Prioritize what is important to you and see which visa fits your needs better.

OMG.. if I keep agreeing with you my friends will stop loving me :cry:

Never fear. One is judged by their enemies... as well as their friends!


VERMONT! I Reject Your Reality...and Substitute My Own!

Gary And Alla

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Filed: Other Country: China
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This page does a good job of laying out the government fees and when they are paid, all the way through removal of conditions.

http://www.fianceandspousevisa.com/FEES.html

Just found that post, which helps...so nevermind

It is good that you are considering the cost...BUT

Neither cost NOR the speed at which the visa can be issued should be the primary concern. This is a lifelong decision. Making a decision because one is four months faster or another is $600 cheaper is a big mistake. Consider the benefits and drawbacks of each and decide which is best for your situation. Prioritize what is important to you and see which visa fits your needs better.

A far bigger factor than the difference in hard costs is the months of thumb twiddling the K1 holder endures while waiting for work authorization after entry, compared to the CR1 holder's immidiate work authorization. Even so, I always advise people to make the appropriate life decision, then follow the visa path that fits that life decision.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Scotland
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A far bigger factor than the difference in hard costs is the months of thumb twiddling the K1 holder endures while waiting for work authorization after entry, compared to the CR1 holder's immidiate work authorization. Even so, I always advise people to make the appropriate life decision, then follow the visa path that fits that life decision.

CR1 seems much more attractive right now!! Although once we say "I DO" I wouldn't ever want to be apart.


Our VisaJourney started July 2009 when I mailed the 129-F

Fiance here February 2010, married 10 days later

GC received in the mail 10-Jun-2010

Able to apply to remove conditions 12-Feb-2012

BABY GIRL BORN JULY 2011!!!

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