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My fiance and I are considering getting married in January 2015 and then doing an AOS at then end of his VWP. Once the I-130 and I-485 are filed and paid - at what time do you have to prove financial stability (making 125% over poverty level)? We can't do the AOS until 2 months after his VWP expires for financial reasons.

I know we will have to pay $420.00 for the I-130 and $1070.00 for the I-485 after that not sure what else is needed to pay or when I will have to prove financial stability as his wife/sponsor. I do not make 35k a year, I am a nursing student and have yet to find a co-sponsor so am anxious and depressed over this whole process. I am a U.S. citizen and he is a British citizen. I have even looked into moving to London to be with him but that seems even harder :(

Thanks for your patience. I try to read up on previous threads to gain knowledge. Your replies are greatly appreciated as we are trying to be together and become well informed on the whole process.

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You have to submit I-864 form together with the I-485.

Don't forget I-693 Report of Medical Examination from USCIS listed civil surgeon


Done with K1, AOS and ROC

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Thanks for the reply. Not sure how much the I-864 costs to file or the I-693. Seems like only the wealthy folks can marry and have their spouse be in the U.S with them :(

This is beyond depressing and more complicated than I ever imagined.

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Filed: Other Country: Canada

The entire process is about $1500-1800k start to finish. $1070 for biometrics and I-485, I-130 for any overstay is additional $420, plus expect to pay between 150-200 for the medical not including costs of any vaccines that he may need and doesn't have. You have to prove at the time of aos your financial support. Unfortunately there isn't a way around that without sponsors.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada

The I-864 and I-693 don't have fees associated with them, other than the cost of the civil surgeon. The I-765 and I-131 have no cost, also, and should be included.

First Entered US with TN Status: 04/13/2012
Engaged: 08/24/2012
Married: 08/10/2013

Adjustment of Status from TN Status to Permanent Resident:
Day 00: AOS mailed by USPS priority Post: 05/19/2014
Day 02: AOS package arrived: 05/21/2014
Day 08: Text/email notice of acceptance: 05/27/2014
Day 11: NOAs for I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131 received, 05/30/2014
Day 14: Biometrics notice received with an appointment of June 17, 2914 at 3pm. 06/02/2014
Day 15: attempted walk-in successful after a very long wait 06/03/2014
Day 38: email notice that I-485 has moved to testing & interview! 06/26/2014
Day 77: EAD/AP - card production 08/06/2014
Day 84: EAD/AP card received 08/13/2014
Day 129: Infopass appointment for an update (very helpful!) 09/24/2014
Day 136: Email received with interview date 10/01/2014
Day 138: Interview notice received! 10/03/2014
Day 170: Green Card Approved on the Spot! 11/04/2014
Day 178: Green Card Received 11/12/2014


Day 00: ROC Package (Weighing 1.7kg -- 3lbs 13oz) mailed by USPS Priority Post: 09/13/2016

Day 03: ROC Package Received: 09/16/2016

Day 07: Check Cashed: 09/20/2016

Day Too many to count: Received Approval 02/05/2018


Day 00: Submitted file online for N400 -- 07/31/2020

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I-130 $420

I-485 Adjustment of status $1070

I-131 Advance Parole (travel document) Free if filed with AOS

I-765 Work Authorization Free if filed with AOS

I-864 Affidavit of support- No charge. Part of the AOS packet. One from you. One from joint sponsor.

I-693 medical form (pay a private doctor authorized by USCIS as a Civil Surgeon for an exam) $$$ varies

Shots probably need two for sure, four max. Depends on what he has record of as a child. $70-??

7 passport photos of him. One of you $ ? (We took our own and printed at home. There is a free tool on the Department of State website.)

All of the above plus mucho additional documentation goes in together as part of the application.

England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted


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Hey, I've been reading your post. I'm in the same boat as you and feel what you are going through. I'm a college student as well and my fiancee is here on a f1. I hope things work out for you two!!

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