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Hello you!

How much in total we will spend for the K1?

I know first is 340 for I129F, AND THEN, 240 for interwiew, but I saw something like 1000 next, Do you know? + mails + hotel + exam etc etc.

Good Luck for all!


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Hello you!

How much in total we will spend for the K1?

I know first is 340 for I129F, AND THEN, 240 for interwiew, but I saw something like 1000 next, Do you know? + mails + hotel + exam etc etc.

Good Luck for all!

To start:

I-129F Petition: $340

Medical Exam: Varies and in some countries the cost has gone up recently, add on the additional cost of any vaccines if you choose to get them during the exam

Visa Interview: $240

Additional Passport-style Photos: Varies

Travel to the embassy/consulate for Interview, possible hotel stay: Varies (add on more if you opt to travel and attend the interview with your fiancé)

Airfare to U.S.: Varies

Shipping your fiancé's things to the US: Varies greatly

Marriage Certificate: Varies by state or even by county depending on where you live

Social Security Card: Free (yay!)

Driver's License or State ID: Varies by state

I-485 Application to Register Permanent Status: $1070

I-765 Application for Employment Authorization: $380* (free if filed with or after the I-485)

Then add on food, clothing, shelter, health insurance, and entertainment. And then add on the costs for the naturalization process...

Edited by LeftCoastLady

Part One: The K-1 Visa Journey:

USCIS Receipt of I-129F: January 24, 2012 | Petition Approval: June 15, 2012 (No RFEs)
Interview: October 24, 2012 - Review | Visa Delivered: October 31, 2012



Part Two: Entry and Adjusting Status:

POE: November 18, 2012 (at SFO) - Review
Wedding: December 1, 2012 | Social Security: New cards received on December 7, 2012.
AOS Package (I-485/I-765/I-131) NOA1: February 19, 2013 | Biometrics Appt.: March 18, 2013
AP/EAD Approved: April 29, 2013 | Card Received: May 6, 2013 | AOS Interview Appt.: May 16, 2013 - Approved Review Card Received: May 24, 2013

Part Three: Removal of Conditions:

Coming Soon...

"When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat." – George Carlin

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ukraine
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To start:

I-129F Petition: $340

Medical Exam: Varies and in some countries the cost has gone up recently, add on the additional cost of any vaccines if you choose to get them during the exam

Visa Interview: $240

Additional Passport-style Photos: Varies

Travel to the embassy/consulate for Interview, possible hotel stay: Varies (add on more if you opt to travel and attend the interview with your fiancé)

Airfare to U.S.: Varies

Shipping your fiancé's things to the US: Varies greatly

Marriage Certificate: Varies by state or even by county depending on where you live

Social Security Card: Free (yay!)

Driver's License or State ID: Varies by state

I-485 Application to Register Permanent Status: $1070

I-765 Application for Employment Authorization: $380

Then add on food, clothing, shelter, health insurance, and entertainment. And then add on the costs for the naturalization process...

Please correct me if i'm wrong, but isn't it possible to get EA free after marriage, as part of AOS? if you opt to not do this as fiancee? thx.

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Please correct me if i'm wrong, but isn't it possible to get EA free after marriage, as part of AOS? if you opt to not do this as fiancee? thx.

Nope, you're correct, I forgot to add an asterisk to that one.

If you filed a Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, on July 30, 2007, or after, and you paid the I-485 application fee required, then no fee is required to file a request for employment authorization on Form I-765. You may file the I-765 together with your I-485, or you may submit the I-765 at a later date. If you file Form I-765 separately, you must also submit a copy of your Form I-797C, Notice of Action, receipt as evidence of the filing of a Form I-485.


Part One: The K-1 Visa Journey:

USCIS Receipt of I-129F: January 24, 2012 | Petition Approval: June 15, 2012 (No RFEs)
Interview: October 24, 2012 - Review | Visa Delivered: October 31, 2012



Part Two: Entry and Adjusting Status:

POE: November 18, 2012 (at SFO) - Review
Wedding: December 1, 2012 | Social Security: New cards received on December 7, 2012.
AOS Package (I-485/I-765/I-131) NOA1: February 19, 2013 | Biometrics Appt.: March 18, 2013
AP/EAD Approved: April 29, 2013 | Card Received: May 6, 2013 | AOS Interview Appt.: May 16, 2013 - Approved Review Card Received: May 24, 2013

Part Three: Removal of Conditions:

Coming Soon...

"When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat." – George Carlin

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Filed: Country: United Kingdom
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This is a little way off but it is part of the K1 process. 90 days before your partner has had permanent residency in the USA for 2 years you will need to apply for removal of conditions, which is $590.

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Filed: Country: Mexico
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Hello you!

How much in total we will spend for the K1?

I know first is 340 for I129F, AND THEN, 240 for interwiew, but I saw something like 1000 next, Do you know? + mails + hotel + exam etc etc.

Good Luck for all!

The fees for your mailings, hotel stays and medical exam will vary so there is no way to answer that for you. You can ask in your regional forum to get the medical exam fee for your specific consulate.

JUST the immigration fees are:

I-129F petition fee: $340

Visa processing fee: $240

Adjustment of Status fee: $1070

Removal of Conditions fee: $590

Naturalization fee: $680

Total from petition to citizenship: $2920


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ukraine
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Hello you!

How much in total we will spend for the K1?

I know first is 340 for I129F, AND THEN, 240 for interwiew, but I saw something like 1000 next, Do you know? + mails + hotel + exam etc etc.

Good Luck for all!

How much money do you have? Figure on spending ALL of it. The government FEES which you are speaking of are like an ice cube chipped off an iceberg. Seriously? It got to where I did not even consider the amount to be paid for the fee, compared to everything else which we call "life" it is nothing. You will need to buy her a car, for example, and a set of snow tires will cost more than most of the fees, except AOS (That's the $1070 one) And there are more after that. ROC $585 Citizenship $630

Consider it part of LIFE.


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