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Okay, I have been doing some research on here and on the USCIS site. I have read a lot and searched a lot but either I am dense or I haven't came across the right information. So, my question is I don't know how much I should send my check in for. I will be filing a I-129f to bring over my fiance (wishful thinking as I have not purposed yet) and her two kids, from the Ukraine but this shouldn't make a difference. I know I need to complete the forms below but still trying to figure out the fees for sure.

Forms needed - Fee for form

I-129f - $340

I-134 - $0

G-325a - $0

I know that I will list the kids on the I-129f form but don't see anything regarding a fee to bring them over also. I don't believe the government is offering a 'kids come free with purchase of an adult' form setup so I am unsure. Your help will be greatly appreciated, I will not be submitting the forms until the end of next month after I return from the Ukraine. So, right now with my information I only need a check for $340.

One other question, I was checking the fees as I first saw that the I-129f fee was $495, now it is $340. I checked the USCIS site and it looks like all the form fees went up except this one that actually went down. Is that correct? Here is the link where I got this info.

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=92c5e116de9eb210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=5b33aca797e63110VgnVCM1000004718190aRCRD

If you could post a link supporting any information you supply that would be great so I can see if there is only information I could use also.

Thank you in advance for your help.

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For the filing of the petition, the fee is $340 as of November 23rd. That is the only fee that you pay when sending in your original petition. The USCIS link you posted is the only supporting information required. :)

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Okay, I have been doing some research on here and on the USCIS site. I have read a lot and searched a lot but either I am dense or I haven't came across the right information. So, my question is I don't know how much I should send my check in for. I will be filing a I-129f to bring over my fiance (wishful thinking as I have not purposed yet) and her two kids, from the Ukraine but this shouldn't make a difference. I know I need to complete the forms below but still trying to figure out the fees for sure.

Forms needed - Fee for form

I-129f - $340

I-134 - $0

G-325a - $0

I know that I will list the kids on the I-129f form but don't see anything regarding a fee to bring them over also. I don't believe the government is offering a 'kids come free with purchase of an adult' form setup so I am unsure. Your help will be greatly appreciated, I will not be submitting the forms until the end of next month after I return from the Ukraine. So, right now with my information I only need a check for $340.

One other question, I was checking the fees as I first saw that the I-129f fee was $495, now it is $340. I checked the USCIS site and it looks like all the form fees went up except this one that actually went down. Is that correct? Here is the link where I got this info.

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=92c5e116de9eb210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=5b33aca797e63110VgnVCM1000004718190aRCRD

If you could post a link supporting any information you supply that would be great so I can see if there is only information I could use also.

Thank you in advance for your help.

You saw the petition filing fee was $455. It is now $340.

Here are all the government fees you'll pay and approximately when, all the way to the ten year green card. You'll also incur the expense of a medical exam prior to the interview and any travel expenses to the visa interview. These expenses and the visa application fee are paid abroad, usually in local currency equal to the USD fee.

K1 Fiance(e) Visa

K1 US Government Filing and Visa Fees

When Paid

Agency and Purpose

Amount

Month 1 *Dept. of Homeland Security, USCIS - Petition Filing Fee $340.00

Month 3-6 Dept. of State Visa Application Fee (paid abroad) $350.00

Month 6-12 Dept. of Homeland Security, USCIS - Adjust Status Fee $1,070.00

Month 27-32 Homeland Security, USCIS - Removal of Conditions Fee $505.00

Total Immigration Fees To Permanent Resident Status $2,265.00


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You saw the petition filing fee was $455. It is now $340.

Here are all the government fees you'll pay and approximately when, all the way to the ten year green card. You'll also incur the expense of a medical exam prior to the interview and any travel expenses to the visa interview. These expenses and the visa application fee are paid abroad, usually in local currency equal to the USD fee.

K1 Fiance(e) Visa

K1 US Government Filing and Visa Fees

When Paid

Agency and Purpose

Amount

Month 1 *Dept. of Homeland Security, USCIS - Petition Filing Fee $340.00

Month 3-6 Dept. of State Visa Application Fee (paid abroad) $350.00

Month 6-12 Dept. of Homeland Security, USCIS - Adjust Status Fee $1,070.00

Month 27-32 Homeland Security, USCIS - Removal of Conditions Fee $505.00

Total Immigration Fees To Permanent Resident Status $2,265.00

So, my research is right so far and it resembles your list there with the exception that I will also need to pay $635 for each kid for the AOS as long as I submit them when I file for her AOS. So this adds another $1270 to your $2,265 for a total of $3535. I think the best news is that my research has provided the correct information. Still a little surprised the government will let the kids come for free except for the $1270.

Thanks for you help. I have found a great deal of information on this website. It has been very helpful.

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So, my research is right so far and it resembles your list there with the exception that I will also need to pay $635 for each kid for the AOS as long as I submit them when I file for her AOS. So this adds another $1270 to your $2,265 for a total of $3535. I think the best news is that my research has provided the correct information. Still a little surprised the government will let the kids come for free except for the $1270.

Thanks for you help. I have found a great deal of information on this website. It has been very helpful.

no kids do not come for free... you will also pay a $350 per K-2 visa application fee to the consulate and a med exam fee (was about $100) per to the clinic


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So, my research is right so far and it resembles your list there with the exception that I will also need to pay $635 for each kid for the AOS as long as I submit them when I file for her AOS. So this adds another $1270 to your $2,265 for a total of $3535. I think the best news is that my research has provided the correct information. Still a little surprised the government will let the kids come for free except for the $1270.

Thanks for you help. I have found a great deal of information on this website. It has been very helpful.

I'm afraid your calculations are off. The only fee that doesn't apply to the children is the initial $340. Each visa applicant pays all other fees I listed with the exception of the lower AOS filing fee if filed with their parent. So, your total fees will be $5,325 plus the medical exams, any vaccinations and travel costs.


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Okay, I have been doing some research on here and on the USCIS site. I have read a lot and searched a lot but either I am dense or I haven't came across the right information. So, my question is I don't know how much I should send my check in for. I will be filing a I-129f to bring over my fiance (wishful thinking as I have not purposed yet) and her two kids, from the Ukraine but this shouldn't make a difference. I know I need to complete the forms below but still trying to figure out the fees for sure.

Forms needed - Fee for form

I-129f - $340

I-134 - $0

G-325a - $0

I know that I will list the kids on the I-129f form but don't see anything regarding a fee to bring them over also. I don't believe the government is offering a 'kids come free with purchase of an adult' form setup so I am unsure. Your help will be greatly appreciated, I will not be submitting the forms until the end of next month after I return from the Ukraine. So, right now with my information I only need a check for $340.

One other question, I was checking the fees as I first saw that the I-129f fee was $495, now it is $340. I checked the USCIS site and it looks like all the form fees went up except this one that actually went down. Is that correct? Here is the link where I got this info.

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=92c5e116de9eb210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=5b33aca797e63110VgnVCM1000004718190aRCRD

If you could post a link supporting any information you supply that would be great so I can see if there is only information I could use also.

Thank you in advance for your help.

There will be the interview fee and the medical exam fee; which you will pay for each person immigrating (includes the kids).

Then there are multiple AOS fees as mentioned above.


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There will be the interview fee and the medical exam fee; which you will pay for each person immigrating (includes the kids).

Then there are multiple AOS fees as mentioned above.

There is no "interview fee". It's a visa application fee.


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Okay, so here is what I have come up with....

Month 1 *Dept. of Homeland Security, USCIS - Petition Filing Fee $340.00

***I-129f - $340 - due to start the process.

***I-134 - $0

***G-325a - $0

Month 3-6 Dept. of State Visa Application Fee (paid abroad) $350.00 x 3 = $1050

***The cost of three medical exams (about $100 each) = $300

Month 6-12 Dept. of Homeland Security, USCIS - Adjust Status Fee $1,070.00 + ($635 x 2) = $2340

Month 27-32 Homeland Security, USCIS - Removal of Conditions Fee $505.00 x 3 = $1515

Total Immigration Fees To Permanent Resident Status $5,245.00

I think that shows all the corrected fees. Thanks for clearing that up for me.

New question, I have read that some documents will need to be translated. I have also read that I will not need to have documents translated if the are in Russian, Ukrainian or English. So, as long as the documents are in one of these 3 langauges. It seems like this might be fine for the interview process but will I need some of these documents later for the AOS and Removal of conditions? If so, I should probably have them translated now and be done with it. Anyone have a recommendation for a good certified translator?

Thanks again.

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Okay, so here is what I have come up with....

Month 1 *Dept. of Homeland Security, USCIS - Petition Filing Fee $340.00

***I-129f - $340 - due to start the process.

***I-134 - $0

***G-325a - $0

Month 3-6 Dept. of State Visa Application Fee (paid abroad) $350.00 x 3 = $1050

***The cost of three medical exams (about $100 each) = $300

Month 6-12 Dept. of Homeland Security, USCIS - Adjust Status Fee $1,070.00 + ($635 x 2) = $2340

Month 27-32 Homeland Security, USCIS - Removal of Conditions Fee $505.00 x 3 = $1515

Total Immigration Fees To Permanent Resident Status $5,245.00

I think that shows all the corrected fees. Thanks for clearing that up for me.

New question, I have read that some documents will need to be translated. I have also read that I will not need to have documents translated if the are in Russian, Ukrainian or English. So, as long as the documents are in one of these 3 langauges. It seems like this might be fine for the interview process but will I need some of these documents later for the AOS and Removal of conditions? If so, I should probably have them translated now and be done with it. Anyone have a recommendation for a good certified translator?

Thanks again.

i-134 is given to consulate not uscis

translation services are all over ukraine and in most every city.. you fiancee can find one easy enough

don't forget that the biological father of the kids need provide his permission for them to emigrate from ukraine

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New question, I have read that some documents will need to be translated. I have also read that I will not need to have documents translated if the are in Russian, Ukrainian or English. So, as long as the documents are in one of these 3 langauges. It seems like this might be fine for the interview process but will I need some of these documents later for the AOS and Removal of conditions? If so, I should probably have them translated now and be done with it. Anyone have a recommendation for a good certified translator?

Thanks again.

Documents such as divorce decrees for the fiancee and birth certificates for the children, that are submitted with the petition DO need certified translations. Documents submitted in Kiev that are in Russian, Ukrainian or English do not.


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i-134 is given to consulate not uscis

translation services are all over ukraine and in most every city.. you fiancee can find one easy enough

don't forget that the biological father of the kids need provide his permission for them to emigrate from ukraine

Yes, we have already received a document stating he will allow them to leave Ukraine. That was something I wanted before I would ask her to marry me. I could not have her leave her kids in the Ukraine. Plus, I love them also so I couldn't leave them there without us.

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Okay, so here is what I have come up with....

Month 1 *Dept. of Homeland Security, USCIS - Petition Filing Fee $340.00

***I-129f - $340 - due to start the process.

***I-134 - $0

***G-325a - $0

Month 3-6 Dept. of State Visa Application Fee (paid abroad) $350.00 x 3 = $1050

***The cost of three medical exams (about $100 each) = $300

Month 6-12 Dept. of Homeland Security, USCIS - Adjust Status Fee $1,070.00 + ($635 x 2) = $2340

Month 27-32 Homeland Security, USCIS - Removal of Conditions Fee $505.00 x 3 = $1515

Total Immigration Fees To Permanent Resident Status $5,245.00

I think that shows all the corrected fees. Thanks for clearing that up for me.

New question, I have read that some documents will need to be translated. I have also read that I will not need to have documents translated if the are in Russian, Ukrainian or English. So, as long as the documents are in one of these 3 langauges. It seems like this might be fine for the interview process but will I need some of these documents later for the AOS and Removal of conditions? If so, I should probably have them translated now and be done with it. Anyone have a recommendation for a good certified translator?

Thanks again.

The RoC fees are wrong. The petition is $545 and then $80 for each child added to the petition for the biometrics fee. I just filed for Alla and Pasha in October.

For the consulkate, you do not need to translate documents if they are Russian, Ukrainian or English. For USCIS any documents other than English need to be translated. That means for the petition and for the AOS process.

Alla is a translator. Also consider translating any of her other important documents for her move to the USA, particularly school transcripts and/or diplomas.


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Yes, we have already received a document stating he will allow them to leave Ukraine. That was something I wanted before I would ask her to marry me. I could not have her leave her kids in the Ukraine. Plus, I love them also so I couldn't leave them there without us.

Thank you! One of the few people that has stated here that they did this prior to filing the petition. We did the same. There was no way we were going down that road unless all the hurdles were cleared. I also appreciate your concern for the children, far too many people seem to sluff them off or not think about them until later and I am appalled at the number of people that actually leave them behind until later because they weren't prepared! We did have one of our sons come later, but only becasue he is a big boy and had just started college.

The boys have been a super BONUS and I am blessed now to have FOUR fine, wonderful sons. You are a lucky man! They should be a great sense of joy for you and, believe me, they can make you so much more a good man in your wife's eyes. Good luck

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The RoC fees are wrong. The petition is $545 and then $80 for each child added to the petition for the biometrics fee. I just filed for Alla and Pasha in October.

For the consulkate, you do not need to translate documents if they are Russian, Ukrainian or English. For USCIS any documents other than English need to be translated. That means for the petition and for the AOS process.

Alla is a translator. Also consider translating any of her other important documents for her move to the USA, particularly school transcripts and/or diplomas.

Gary - Thanks for the information. I have read a variety of your posts in the area for Russia and Ukraine. Still trying to learn all the acronyms you guys use in that area, I am prior military so I am used to acronyms just learning a new set now. Should be an FAQ for just the acronyms on the site. :)

The RoC fees are $545 each then for total $1625. The $80 for the biometrics fee would be needed at the time of AOS not RoC correct? That is when it is needed for the finance from what I have read.

Any ideas on how much the translation will cost? Is it usually a price per page or some kind of hourly rate? Say I have 30 (random number) documents in Russian/Ukrainian that I want translated, how long should I expect that to take? Anyone have a translator service they have used before in Kiev or preferrably in Dnipropetrovsk?

Thanks again for the much needed help everyone.

John

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