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I am in a long distance relationship between the US and England. We would want him to immigrate here after we eventually get married. This won't happen at least until I graduate from college in 2-3 years. I would like to start saving now, just a small portion of each pay check put away. How much will this all ultimately cost, everything total (excluding cost of shipping bags and the plane ticket and such). I am a bit overwhelmed with the topic right now and don't know quite where to start with my research and with this website.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Romania
Timeline

If you're waiting until after you get married it will be something like this -

I-130 Filing Fee - $430

AoS Fee - $120

IV Fee - $325

Approved Immigrant Green Card Fee - $165

Medical Exam - $100-300

Misc. Fee's Preparing Packets - Varies depending on what documents you need to obtain and how much your Police Certificate costs

Conservatively I would says roughly around $1500, but that is for the entire process and you don't pay all of it at once, after the $430 filing fee it could be 1-6+ months before the AoS fee is even available.

Those are fees based on the current pricing and of course are subject to change in the next few years.


6/24/2014 - I-130 Shipped via UPS to Chicago

6/26/2014 - I-130 Received and signed for at USCIS

7/1/2014 - E-mail of acceptance with Receipt number - NoA 1 (Routed to California Service Center)

07/15/2014 - Change of Address via phone call with USCIS, confirmation via e-mail.

7/30/2014 - I-130 Approved at USCIS - NoA 2 E-mail

08/13/2014 - NVC Received Approved I-130 package from USCIS

08/21/2014 - Case Number and IIN created at NVC

08/25/2014 - Case Number and IIN received via phone call. DS-261 Available and completed online.

8/26/2014 - AoS Fee invoiced and paid online.

8/28/2014 - AoS Invoice status PAID

09/04/2014 - Expedite Request response - Must enter Beneficiary Date of Birth - Re-sent exact e-mail with requested info

09/10/2014 - Expedite Request e-mail received as "Under Review"

09/11/2014 - Expedite Request Approved - Confirmation via e-mail from U.S. Embassy in Bucharest, Romania

09/16/2014 - Embassy Received Case from NVC

09/16/2014 - Received E-mail from Embassy to Schedule our Interview and prepare documents

9/23/2014 - Medical Exam at Regina Maria - Results OK

10/01/2014 - Visa Approved!

10/03/2014 - Received Passport with Visa!

11/2/2104 - PoE Atlanta - Welcome to the US!

11/5/2014 - Paid $165 ELIS Fee

8/1/2016 - I-751 Packet sent in for Removal of Conditions!

8/15/2016 - Notice of Action 1 for I-751 - California Service Center

9/29/2016 - Received Biometrics Appointment

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The UK prices this year are:

Visa medical: £245 + vaccinations if required + any additional tests required

Police certificate: £40 + £6 per copy ( you need at least one copy)

Birth certificate: ~£12 per copy

FYI we shipped 80 square feet of belongings which cost us approx £800.

Our most significant costs have been flights to visit one another. At the moment the spouse visa process is slow, from first petition to interview has been 14 months for us, so our visits have totalled six transatlantic return flights .... Thousands of pounds! By the time you apply the spousal visa process may be quicker, who knows.

Right now fiancé visas are much quicker to get so although the fiancé visa is more expensive (I think), since it is much quicker, you can factor out the high costs of visiting each other over a longer process.

Swings and roundabouts!

Good luck. It's a long and difficult process but it does pass and it is totally worth it!

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around $1200 over here , it depends on the medical centers , the only different fee is medical exam as varies from country to country ( Different organization )

Fees will keep changing from time to time.

All the best.


USCIS
June 01, 2013 I-130 Started

June 10, 2013 Priority Date
June 14, 2013 NOA 1
September 10, 2013 NOA 2


NVC
October 21, 2013 AoS Fee Paid
December 22, 2013 DS261 Submitted
December 27, 2013 DS261 Accepted ( via email )
December 28, 2013 IV Fee Bill Invoiced
December 29, 2013 AoS Package Sent
December 30, 2013 IV Fee Paid & DS260 Submitted
January 11, 2014 IV Package Sent
January 07, 2014 AoS Package Received ( call NVC )
January 15, 2014 IV Package Received ( call NVC )
January 27,2014 Received AoS Checklists ( email )
January 27,2014 Received IV Checklists ( email )
February 25,2014 Sent IV Checklists back
February 28,2014 IV Checklists Package Delivered
March 5,2014 Sent AOS Checklists back
March 10,2014 AOS Checklists Package Delivered
March 19,2014 Case Completed ( call NVC )
March 22,2014 Case Completed ( CC email )


Consulate
February 05,2015 Interview Letter
March 12,2015 Interview

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