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Hi there,

My fiance filed an I129F petition at the end of January, 2012.

I just want to find out what our total filing fees will be for this process:

So far I have found as follows:

$ 340.00 - I129F Petition - Done (paid)

$ 350.00 - K1 Visa Application

$ 350.00 - K2 Visa Application for my daughter

$ 350.00 - K2 Visa Application for my son (both under 14 yrs)

$ 300.00 - Adult Medical (Toronto, Ontario)

$ 150.00 - Child Medical

$ 150.00 - Child Medical

$1070.00 - Adjustment of Status (K1) (including bio-metric)

$ 635.00 - Adjustment of Status (K2) (for my daughter)

$ 635.00 - Adjustment of Status (K2) (for my son)

(We will be filing all 3 AOS's at same time to save $$)

This sums up to a grand total of $4,330.00.

I know there are other fees for birth cert's, (done), police checks, hotels, etc...

Am I Missing Anything????

We want to be prepared both financially and with paperwork done at each step of the process.

Are there any other VJers out there that have gone through the K1 process with children?

I would love to hear from you! :)

Thanks,


Kimberley and Richard
Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
2012-01-25 : I-129F Sent
2012-01-27 : VSC Received
2012-01-31 : I-129F NOA1 Notice Date
2012-02-01 : Touch
2012-07-05 : RFE Email (after 161 days)
2012-07-11 : RFE Received in Mail
2012-07-12 : RFE Reply Sent via USPS Overnight
2012-07-13 : RFE Reply Received at VSC at 12:16 PM
2012-07-18 : Case status updated to: "Request for Evidence Response Review"
2012-09-20 : Service Request Submitted with Tier 2 ISO
2012-09-25 : NOA2 Approved after 242 days!!
2013-01-07: Medical
2013-01-22: Interview - Approved! smile.png

My blog and video review of the Montreal Hotel that we stayed in: http://fanatictourist.com/blog/travel-tales/review-le-square-phillips-hotel-and-suites-montreal-canada/

2013-04-30: POE - Sarnia / Pt. Huron

2013-05-06: Made it legal.

2013-06-10: Apply for AOS, EAD and AP

2013-08-27: EAD / AP Received
2013-09-17: Greencard Received

2013-09-28: Wedding! smile.png

2015-06-15: Sent I-751 Application - Removal of Conditions.
2015-11-23: Approved
2015-12-02: 10 yr Green Card Rec'd.

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Removal of Conditions fees then fees to renew every 10 years or naturalization fees.


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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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Thank you Inky,

So the petition to remove conditions of residence is form I751 correct?

It is currently showing a base petition fee of $505.00 plus $85.00 biometric fee

for each applicant. I would assume in my case that would be $505.00 plus $85.00 X 3

for a total of $760.00 ?

When does this have to be filed?

Your help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you. :)


Kimberley and Richard
Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
2012-01-25 : I-129F Sent
2012-01-27 : VSC Received
2012-01-31 : I-129F NOA1 Notice Date
2012-02-01 : Touch
2012-07-05 : RFE Email (after 161 days)
2012-07-11 : RFE Received in Mail
2012-07-12 : RFE Reply Sent via USPS Overnight
2012-07-13 : RFE Reply Received at VSC at 12:16 PM
2012-07-18 : Case status updated to: "Request for Evidence Response Review"
2012-09-20 : Service Request Submitted with Tier 2 ISO
2012-09-25 : NOA2 Approved after 242 days!!
2013-01-07: Medical
2013-01-22: Interview - Approved! smile.png

My blog and video review of the Montreal Hotel that we stayed in: http://fanatictourist.com/blog/travel-tales/review-le-square-phillips-hotel-and-suites-montreal-canada/

2013-04-30: POE - Sarnia / Pt. Huron

2013-05-06: Made it legal.

2013-06-10: Apply for AOS, EAD and AP

2013-08-27: EAD / AP Received
2013-09-17: Greencard Received

2013-09-28: Wedding! smile.png

2015-06-15: Sent I-751 Application - Removal of Conditions.
2015-11-23: Approved
2015-12-02: 10 yr Green Card Rec'd.

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Minor, but if you want medical results couriered to you instead of picking them up, it's an extra $50 total.

Otherwise, all your numbers look just like mine -- I'm going through now with my 2 kids. I don't know much, but if you have specific questions, I can share my experiences so far. Feel free to PM me any time.


The K-1 Visa journey for myself and my two K-2 children:

K-1: NOA1 2011-8-10; NOA2 2012-1-12; Interview 2012-4-24; Visa issued 2012-9-17; POE (Sarnia) 2012-9-26; Wedding! 2012-10-02
AOS: NOA1 2012-11-20; Biometrics 2012-12-14; AP/EAD approved 2013-1-11; Interview 2013-1-31; 2-yr Green cards in hand 2013-2-9 (101 days total)

ROC: NOA1 11-7-14; Biometrics 12-1-14; 10-yr Green cards ordered 4-13-15! (157 days total)

Counting down to naturalization time!

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Thank you CA Dreamer... will do!

I love this site. It is nice to be able to network with others going through

the same thing! :D


Kimberley and Richard
Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
2012-01-25 : I-129F Sent
2012-01-27 : VSC Received
2012-01-31 : I-129F NOA1 Notice Date
2012-02-01 : Touch
2012-07-05 : RFE Email (after 161 days)
2012-07-11 : RFE Received in Mail
2012-07-12 : RFE Reply Sent via USPS Overnight
2012-07-13 : RFE Reply Received at VSC at 12:16 PM
2012-07-18 : Case status updated to: "Request for Evidence Response Review"
2012-09-20 : Service Request Submitted with Tier 2 ISO
2012-09-25 : NOA2 Approved after 242 days!!
2013-01-07: Medical
2013-01-22: Interview - Approved! smile.png

My blog and video review of the Montreal Hotel that we stayed in: http://fanatictourist.com/blog/travel-tales/review-le-square-phillips-hotel-and-suites-montreal-canada/

2013-04-30: POE - Sarnia / Pt. Huron

2013-05-06: Made it legal.

2013-06-10: Apply for AOS, EAD and AP

2013-08-27: EAD / AP Received
2013-09-17: Greencard Received

2013-09-28: Wedding! smile.png

2015-06-15: Sent I-751 Application - Removal of Conditions.
2015-11-23: Approved
2015-12-02: 10 yr Green Card Rec'd.

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Thank you SF2007,

It's good to know that expense will be a couple years away. :thumbs::)


Kimberley and Richard
Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
2012-01-25 : I-129F Sent
2012-01-27 : VSC Received
2012-01-31 : I-129F NOA1 Notice Date
2012-02-01 : Touch
2012-07-05 : RFE Email (after 161 days)
2012-07-11 : RFE Received in Mail
2012-07-12 : RFE Reply Sent via USPS Overnight
2012-07-13 : RFE Reply Received at VSC at 12:16 PM
2012-07-18 : Case status updated to: "Request for Evidence Response Review"
2012-09-20 : Service Request Submitted with Tier 2 ISO
2012-09-25 : NOA2 Approved after 242 days!!
2013-01-07: Medical
2013-01-22: Interview - Approved! smile.png

My blog and video review of the Montreal Hotel that we stayed in: http://fanatictourist.com/blog/travel-tales/review-le-square-phillips-hotel-and-suites-montreal-canada/

2013-04-30: POE - Sarnia / Pt. Huron

2013-05-06: Made it legal.

2013-06-10: Apply for AOS, EAD and AP

2013-08-27: EAD / AP Received
2013-09-17: Greencard Received

2013-09-28: Wedding! smile.png

2015-06-15: Sent I-751 Application - Removal of Conditions.
2015-11-23: Approved
2015-12-02: 10 yr Green Card Rec'd.

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Police checks cost money, varying by where you live. Mine cost $45.

If any documents are NOT in english, they must be translated. Translating my french birth certificate cost $85.

Don't forget travel expenses for the day of the interview. Then there's moving costs- plane tickets and luggage if you're flying, moving truck if you're driving, etc.

Health insurance for you & your kids.

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You got the USCIS fees covered. As Pocheros said, there are all the other "little" things to acknowledge as well.

To her list, I would add all those passport pictures. It adds up, especially for 3 applications.


US citizen since April 2016

ROC completed April 2014

AOS from K1 completed February 2012

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Yah, passport photos (cuz you need 5 each person for each k-1 app) and be sure you like the ones provided....if you doubt the quality I'd ask to have them redone on the spot rather than submit and get an rfe for poor quality. Once I had them done at costco (for passports), I questioned the quality (the girl taking them was evidently having a bad day) but used them anyways....at the passport office the lady processing my app questioned them but accepted them after a long sigh....I seriously doubt they would have passed at Montreal.

You didn't mention this but each of you will also need a valid passport that don't expire within 6 months of POE date. Ours were due to expire in Oct of this year....and since I couldn't guarantee I'd be completed the process by then....I had to incur the expense sooner than later...

Also, courier fees should you not use DHL services (which are now Loomis). Express post can run costly when filing three apps!

If you've been previously married...you'll need certified copies of marriage certificate, divorce decree and also custodial papers.....photocopies aren't acceptable (but bring photocopies with you along with the originals to the interview)....need to be originals/certified. And of course, if there is another parent in the picture, you'll need documentation that children are permitted to leave the country with you....which means some legal fees with notarization.

Parking....if your not using public transit. Hear its pretty costly in Montreal....if you can find it.

Hope this helps.

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Don't forget at POE you need the i-94 for each of you in the passports as well. Very important that little piece of paper. Those iirc are like 6$ each. Then you're going to need the marriage licence, certificates ( youll need a few) i think i got like 5. more pictures for each bio appointment and forms.

...wow...holy moly that adds up to a lot of money!.


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And vaccination fees. :(

Both of my kids needed the HepC vaccines, which aren't covered by OHIP. $25 per vaccine at the drug store, plus $15 at the doctor's office for the injection x2 kids x3 shots in the series. Buh-bye $240 that I wasn't expecting to spend.


The K-1 Visa journey for myself and my two K-2 children:

K-1: NOA1 2011-8-10; NOA2 2012-1-12; Interview 2012-4-24; Visa issued 2012-9-17; POE (Sarnia) 2012-9-26; Wedding! 2012-10-02
AOS: NOA1 2012-11-20; Biometrics 2012-12-14; AP/EAD approved 2013-1-11; Interview 2013-1-31; 2-yr Green cards in hand 2013-2-9 (101 days total)

ROC: NOA1 11-7-14; Biometrics 12-1-14; 10-yr Green cards ordered 4-13-15! (157 days total)

Counting down to naturalization time!

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Thank you everyone for your replies. Well at least we have a few months before we can expect to receive our NOA2.

That will give us time to get all this paperwork together (and $$$) ... I didn't realize I was going to need a certified copy of my previous marriage certificate... I thought the divorce certificate would be enough.

I guess it is best if I look at the packet 3 requirements on the montreal website? That is the next phase after receiving NOA2, correct? :bonk:


Kimberley and Richard
Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
2012-01-25 : I-129F Sent
2012-01-27 : VSC Received
2012-01-31 : I-129F NOA1 Notice Date
2012-02-01 : Touch
2012-07-05 : RFE Email (after 161 days)
2012-07-11 : RFE Received in Mail
2012-07-12 : RFE Reply Sent via USPS Overnight
2012-07-13 : RFE Reply Received at VSC at 12:16 PM
2012-07-18 : Case status updated to: "Request for Evidence Response Review"
2012-09-20 : Service Request Submitted with Tier 2 ISO
2012-09-25 : NOA2 Approved after 242 days!!
2013-01-07: Medical
2013-01-22: Interview - Approved! smile.png

My blog and video review of the Montreal Hotel that we stayed in: http://fanatictourist.com/blog/travel-tales/review-le-square-phillips-hotel-and-suites-montreal-canada/

2013-04-30: POE - Sarnia / Pt. Huron

2013-05-06: Made it legal.

2013-06-10: Apply for AOS, EAD and AP

2013-08-27: EAD / AP Received
2013-09-17: Greencard Received

2013-09-28: Wedding! smile.png

2015-06-15: Sent I-751 Application - Removal of Conditions.
2015-11-23: Approved
2015-12-02: 10 yr Green Card Rec'd.

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I guess it is best if I look at the packet 3 requirements on the montreal website? That is the next phase after receiving NOA2, correct? :bonk:

Yep :) If you look at the last post in the K1 guide for Montreal stickied at the top of the forun it has some useful links.

Also, the $6 fee for the I-94 is included if you fly. If you're not flying, you must pay for it in USD cash. Also, if you do not pay for the interview fees online you must pay for them in USD cash on the day of the interview. CAD is not accepted.

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Yep :) If you look at the last post in the K1 guide for Montreal stickied at the top of the forun it has some useful links.

Also, the $6 fee for the I-94 is included if you fly. If you're not flying, you must pay for it in USD cash. Also, if you do not pay for the interview fees online you must pay for them in USD cash on the day of the interview. CAD is not accepted.

I have that bookmarked. Thanks.

Also, when do I get the I-94 and can you tell me why we need one? The US Customs gave me an I-94 the last time I went to visit my fiance in November. I was told I needed the return part when I came back to Canada on my return flight.

We will be driving on POE (I am also importing my van) so do I pay the $6 (x3) upfront at the Interview?


Kimberley and Richard
Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
2012-01-25 : I-129F Sent
2012-01-27 : VSC Received
2012-01-31 : I-129F NOA1 Notice Date
2012-02-01 : Touch
2012-07-05 : RFE Email (after 161 days)
2012-07-11 : RFE Received in Mail
2012-07-12 : RFE Reply Sent via USPS Overnight
2012-07-13 : RFE Reply Received at VSC at 12:16 PM
2012-07-18 : Case status updated to: "Request for Evidence Response Review"
2012-09-20 : Service Request Submitted with Tier 2 ISO
2012-09-25 : NOA2 Approved after 242 days!!
2013-01-07: Medical
2013-01-22: Interview - Approved! smile.png

My blog and video review of the Montreal Hotel that we stayed in: http://fanatictourist.com/blog/travel-tales/review-le-square-phillips-hotel-and-suites-montreal-canada/

2013-04-30: POE - Sarnia / Pt. Huron

2013-05-06: Made it legal.

2013-06-10: Apply for AOS, EAD and AP

2013-08-27: EAD / AP Received
2013-09-17: Greencard Received

2013-09-28: Wedding! smile.png

2015-06-15: Sent I-751 Application - Removal of Conditions.
2015-11-23: Approved
2015-12-02: 10 yr Green Card Rec'd.

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