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This here: http://www.visajourney.com/content/compare

The K1 with all the fee changes is actually $1650:

- Petition filing fee: $340

- Visa application fee: $240

- AOS application fee: $1070

TOTAL: $1650

CR1 has also changed

- Petition filing fee: $420

- I-864 fee: $88

- Visa application fee: $230

- USCIS processing fee (the new one): $165

TOTAL: $903

The field above fees mentions medical but medical very much depends on your country of origin and how many shots you need (for example in Australia I paid $400 for my medical including a Tdap shot). I believe the reference to medical should be removed and instead just say "visa fees (not including country specific costs such as medical and police checks)".

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Also, I know it's been discussed before the but "extra notes" for the K1 is misleading to those who don't know the in's and outs. I believe it should be changed from "Must be married and file for AOS within 90 days of entering the US (as to not accrue unlawful status)." to "Must be married within 90 days of entry. AOS must be filed in order to gain LPR status. Failure to file AOS before I-94 expires accrues out-of-status days".

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Thank you!! This is very helpful!! :)


USCIS

03/31/2012: I-129F sent to Dallas Lockbox

04/03/2012: I-129F recieved and sent to VSC

04/06/2012: NOA1 text/email.

04/09/2012: Touched.

04/12/2012: NOA1 hardcopy.

09/06/2012: Service request placed- They advised I should hear something by 9/21

09/17/2012: Received letter from USCIS just to be told i'm within' normal processing time bleh.

10/03/2012: NOA2 text received - Best part is it's our 2nd year anniversary!! Great Gift! :)

Sydney Consulate

10/21/2012: Packet 3 Received

11/30/2012: Sent packet 3

12/27/2012: Received packet 4 Interview date :)

01/22/2013: Medical completed

02/05/2013: Interview date status: APPROVED 306 Days!!

02/22/2013: Visa in Hand

02/24/2013: POE- Dallas, TX- then connecting flight home!

Total Time it took to complete our K1 process- 10 months and 3 weeks!!! INSANE! (325 days)

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It would also be good to take a look at all content on that page. It still describes the K-1 as "The K-1 Visa allows for a "get to know your fiance better" period before marriage, since the visa is good for 90 days," for example. :bonk:


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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It would also be good to take a look at all content on that page. It still describes the K-1 as "The K-1 Visa allows for a "get to know your fiance better" period before marriage, since the visa is good for 90 days," for example. :bonk:

Seriously? I didn't read that!! That most definitely needs to change!

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Seriously? I didn't read that!! That most definitely needs to change!

It's listed as one of the "pluses" of the K-1 to boot!

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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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I have updated the page with all suggestions with the exception of the $$'s since these are not in effect yet. I will update those when they are.


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I have updated the page with all suggestions with the exception of the $$'s since these are not in effect yet. I will update those when they are.

Just following up on this again :)

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This here: http://www.visajourney.com/content/compare

The K1 with all the fee changes is actually $1650:

- Petition filing fee: $340

- Visa application fee: $240

- AOS application fee: $1070

TOTAL: $1650

CR1 has also changed

- Petition filing fee: $420

- I-864 fee: $88

- Visa application fee: $230

- USCIS processing fee (the new one): $165

TOTAL: $903

The field above fees mentions medical but medical very much depends on your country of origin and how many shots you need (for example in Australia I paid $400 for my medical including a Tdap shot). I believe the reference to medical should be removed and instead just say "visa fees (not including country specific costs such as medical and police checks)".

------

Also, I know it's been discussed before the but "extra notes" for the K1 is misleading to those who don't know the in's and outs. I believe it should be changed from "Must be married and file for AOS within 90 days of entering the US (as to not accrue unlawful status)." to "Must be married within 90 days of entry. AOS must be filed in order to gain LPR status. Failure to file AOS before I-94 expires accrues out-of-status days".

the new visa few will apply to k-1's also



8/16/2012 I-129F NOA1
11/8/2012 Married
1/3/2013 I-129F cancelled
1/29/2013 withdrawal notice received
2/5/2013 I-130 NOA1 with error on wife's name
Case status not available
2/5/2013 Unable to generate service request

3/13/2013 transferred to local office
3/26/2013 Service request generated
4/12/2013 Infopass, file in workflow March 28
4/19/2013 Case status available - APPROVED!

Detour to the NVC via NRC

For information on my detour and the steps I took to free my petition, check
"about me"

NVC

6/7/2013 NVC logs file as received

6/11/2013 Case number and IIN assigned

6/12/2013 DS-3032 emailed

6/13/21013 AOS paid

6/14/2013 DS-3032 emailed attention superuser (stupid me)

6/23/2013 DS-3032 emailed attention supervisor

6/24/2013 DS-3032 accepted

6/25/2013 IV bill generated and paid

07/06/2013 IV & AOS sent; 07/11/2013 NVC logs received

07/30/2013 IV Accepted; AOS Checklist

08/01/2013 AOS Checklist received

08/02/2013 AOS resent; 08/07/2013 NVC logs received

08/28/2013 Case Complete

09/10/2013 Interview date assigned

Embassy

08/14/2013 Medical; 08/19/2013 Medical Ready

08/07/2013 Police cert ordered (Fiji delivers straight to the embassy)

10/02/2013 Interview

xx/xx/2013 Visa in Hand

xx/xx/2013 POE Los Angeles International Airport

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the new visa few will apply to k-1's also

The $165? No it doesn't actually. The K1 is a non-immigrant visa. the fee is for people who are issued GC on arrival, the K1 is not one of those and instead pays for AOS.

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Please check that I updated everything correctly. Thanks!!


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