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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Turkey
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i wanted to know what the total cost for bringing my fiancee here. even after he comes. its been 2 mnths and 5 days since i sent petition .


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2/24/2012 İ129F recieved

2/29/2012-touched

9/11/2012 (my birthday) NOA2 (200 days)

9/15/2012 NOA2 hardcopy

9/17/2012 NVC received (not processed,so no case number)

9/20/2012 NVC case number recieved

9/24/2012 NVC left for ankara ;)

9/28/2012 Received at Ankara embassy

9/28/2012 Packet 3 received via email

10/2/2012 Packet 3 sent via UPS

10/4/2012 Packet 4 received via email

10/30/2012 Medical

11/6/2012 Interview :)

11/24/2012 POE

11/27/2012 GOT MARRIAGE LICENSE (3 DAY WAIT)

11/28/2012 APPLIED FOR SOCIAL SECURITY

11/30/2012 wedding (OFFICIALLY MRS.ALAN)

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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i wanted to know what the total cost for bringing my fiancee here. even after he comes. its been 2 mnths and 5 days since i sent petition .

Welcome to the forum.

Here is a visa comparison chart, found in the Guides section, that has some costs. It doesn't include things like transportation, lodging, copying, food, etc., and other variables that are dependent on your particular situation. Then there are all of the costs after he gets here, it can add up quickly.

While you are waiting, consider becoming acquainted with the wealth of great information available on this site. :yes:

In our own situation, we liken it to the credit card commercial.......PRICELESS !!!

Good luck on your visa journey.


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Turkey
Timeline

Welcome to the forum.

Here is a visa comparison chart, found in the Guides section, that has some costs. It doesn't include things like transportation, lodging, copying, food, etc., and other variables that are dependent on your particular situation. Then there are all of the costs after he gets here, it can add up quickly.

While you are waiting, consider becoming acquainted with the wealth of great information available on this site. :yes:

In our own situation, we liken it to the credit card commercial.......PRICELESS !!!

Good luck on your visa journey.

what is the costs like separately ex.petition 340 visa 240


2usamiu.png

OUR JOURNEY!

---------------------------------

2/24/2012 İ129F recieved

2/29/2012-touched

9/11/2012 (my birthday) NOA2 (200 days)

9/15/2012 NOA2 hardcopy

9/17/2012 NVC received (not processed,so no case number)

9/20/2012 NVC case number recieved

9/24/2012 NVC left for ankara ;)

9/28/2012 Received at Ankara embassy

9/28/2012 Packet 3 received via email

10/2/2012 Packet 3 sent via UPS

10/4/2012 Packet 4 received via email

10/30/2012 Medical

11/6/2012 Interview :)

11/24/2012 POE

11/27/2012 GOT MARRIAGE LICENSE (3 DAY WAIT)

11/28/2012 APPLIED FOR SOCIAL SECURITY

11/30/2012 wedding (OFFICIALLY MRS.ALAN)

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Filed: Other Country: China
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...Then after you get married you will file for Adjustment of Status (AOS) so that he can get his green card that will cost you another $1,070.00.

I think with all the application fees, visa fees, medical, translations we are somewhere around $3,000.00.

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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what is the costs like separately ex.petition 340 visa 240

Consider reviewing the DOS Nonimmigrant K-1 visa FAQs for more information.


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

 

 

 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ukraine
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...Then after you get married you will file for Adjustment of Status (AOS) so that he can get his green card that will cost you another $1,070.00.

I think with all the application fees, visa fees, medical, translations we are somewhere around $3,000.00.

Yes, PLUS all the other associated costs, travel etc PLUS life when he arrives. Fees are the smallest expense of all. And they are one time fees. Once paid they are gone. Medical insurance, car payments, food, education...the gifts that keep on giving. :whistle:


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Don't forget the medical for I-693 form for the AOS. It's about $1300-$1500 WITH AOS fee with all that jazz. Not a cheap process at ALL. With a small wedding and all this, beat the hell out of my pocket book that's for sure. You might wanna stretch out having the wedding. Don't rush it the minute he gets here. That way you buy yourself a little more breathing room on paper process.

...Then after you get married you will file for Adjustment of Status (AOS) so that he can get his green card that will cost you another $1,070.00.

I think with all the application fees, visa fees, medical, translations we are somewhere around $3,000.00.

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Its always more than you expect at every stage. I'd say find all the fees, estimate the expenses, then double the entire amount. That's probably closer to how it worked out for us. I thought I had enough money saved away to cover all the expenses. By the time the wedding was done, the money was out and the credit card was running up. Had to scrimp to get together the AOS fee. We've reached the point where she's working now, and although we did fine with only me working, things are much easier with the extra income coming in. We can actually splurge on things and not break the bank. Still if will probably be a couple years until I'm back to the savings level I was at before we started the process.


K1 from the Philippines
Arrival : 2011-09-08
Married : 2011-10-15
AOS
Date Card Received : 2012-07-13
EAD
Date Card Received : 2012-02-04

Sent ROC : 4-1-2014
Noa1 : 4-2-2014
Bio Complete : 4-18-2014
Approved : 6-24-2014

N-400 sent 2-13-2016
Bio Complete 3-14-2016
Interview
Oath Taking

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Just remember the goal line is what matters. Hang in there, the process is not for the faint of heart or pocketbook.


In Arizona its hot hot hot.

http://www.uscis.gov/dateCalculator.html

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Filed: Other Country: Guyana
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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 (seems to vary a bit, seen some people say $340)

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

Month 27-32 Homeland Security, USCIS - Removal of Conditions Fee $590.00 Total Immigration Fees To Permanent Resident Status

Total

$2,350.00 *

Good luck!

Cost of Legal fees ONLY not including cost of flight, food, shelter, etc


Jun 02, 2011- Applied for I-129F (I-129F) Visa

USCIS

Jun 08, 2011- NOA1 Received I-129F

Jun 13, 2011- USCIS Acceptance confirmation (via Email)

Jun 16, 2011- Received NOA1 Hardcopy

Nov 15, 2011- Put in Service Request (Over 5months)

Nov 23, 2011- Response via email to SR (case "Pending")

Nov 28, 2011- Wrote letter to My district's Representative thru webpage (Gregory Meeks)

Dec 02, 2011- Went to the Local Reps office to have them look into the case further

Dec 07, 2011- Wrote email to the vermont service center ( the got back to me Dec 20, of course to tell me I was approved due to the congressman's inquiry)

Dec 08, 2011- Congressman/Local Rep's inquiry made

Dec 09, 2011- USCIS Text/Email with approval (NOA2) 6 months and 2 days

Dec 14, 2011- Receive NOA2 Hardcopy

NVC

Dec 14, 2011 NVC Received -Got Case number(YAY)

Dec 16, 2012 NVC Left

Consulate

Dec 28, 2011 Consulate Received Case

Dec 28, 2011 Packet 3 Received (via email upon my request)

Dec 29, 2011 Packet 3 Sent

Jan 05, 2012 Packet 4 Received

Jan 25, 2012 Interview

Jan 28, 2012 VISA IN HAND! Yay!

Feb 18, 2012 Hand in hand; NYC Bound to enjoy the COLD with me....staying warm of course *wink wink* \

Mar 24, 2012 OUR BIG DAY

May 07, 2012 Mailed AOS, EAD and AP( Express 2 day )

May 09, 2012 Packet received and signed for

May 11, 2012 Email/Text receipt

God you know my heart and its desire, I'll wait for your time :)

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I figure it'll cost right around $70 a pound. :lol:

That's pretty close to what is cost me without the wedding :thumbs:

But does it mean I'm getting a better value now that she's adding a few pounds in America? :whistle:


K1 from the Philippines
Arrival : 2011-09-08
Married : 2011-10-15
AOS
Date Card Received : 2012-07-13
EAD
Date Card Received : 2012-02-04

Sent ROC : 4-1-2014
Noa1 : 4-2-2014
Bio Complete : 4-18-2014
Approved : 6-24-2014

N-400 sent 2-13-2016
Bio Complete 3-14-2016
Interview
Oath Taking

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Filed: Country: Mexico
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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 (seems to vary a bit, seen some people say $340)

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

Month 27-32 Homeland Security, USCIS - Removal of Conditions Fee $590.00 Total Immigration Fees To Permanent Resident Status

Total

$2,350.00 *

Good luck!

Cost of Legal fees ONLY not including cost of flight, food, shelter, etc

The bolded part is incorrect. It does not vary. The fee is $240. It just went down from $350 on April 13th.


I-129F filing fee: $340

Visa processing fee: $240

Adjustment of status: $1070

Removal of conditions: $590

Naturalization: $680

Total cost from petition to becoming a citizen is $2920 ($2240 to 10 year green card permanent residence status)


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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