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Hello,

I'm trying to get a complete list of costs for this entire CR1 process. It will be my Canadian wife and her 6 y/o daughter who

are immigrating into the US from Canada. We are married.

Does anyone have an updated list of fees specific for this visa? I found the USCIS fee schedule, but not sure which apply for

my situation.

Thanks.


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2014-04-20/4-26: Took a Caribbean Cruise w/ a Friend


2014-04-22: Met Sarah (a Canadian) on Carnival Cruise in the Caribbean


2014-04-22/4-26: Spent rest of cruise w/ Sarah/Fell in Love


2014-04-30/5-04: Flew Sarah from Toronto to San Diego for a weekend


2014-05-03: I ask Sarah to be my girlfriend.


2014-05-16/5-19: Sarah & I both flew to Costa Rica for a weekend getaway.


2014-07-08/08-25: I visit Sarah in Toronto for the summer.


2014-08-25/09-11: We both fly to San Diego to have her meet my family.


2014-09-09: I propose on a hotair ballon ride. She accepts.


2014-09-11/2015-01-28: I stay in Canada with her on a tourist visa looking for jobs there so we can be together.


2015-01-28: I get hired for a job back in San Diego and return home.


2015-04-09: I return to Toronto to visit.


2015-04-20: We give birth to our son.


2015-05-03: We get married in Canada. (same date we officially became a couple 1 year prior)


2015-05-04: I return back to San Diego for work.


2015-05-06: I begin reading Fiance and Marriage Visas by Nolo (8th Edition)


2015-05-07: I find VisaJourney. Beginning the immigration process to have her, her daughter, and my son come live in the US permanently.


…the rest has yet to unfold…


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USCIS:

$420 for each petition

NVC:

$120 for BOTH affadavits of support

$325 for EACH Immigrant Visa fee

Each needs a medical, children are generally cheaper.

Wife needs a police clearance, about $50-$60 provided there have been no previous convictions (no fingerprints needed.)

Just to note, interviews will take place in Montreal.

After visa is granted another $165 per person to the USCIS for the immigrant fee (produces the hard copy green card.)


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Thank you.

Do you know why the interviews are in Montreal? Do they not have them in Toronto? I was just at the consulate there in Toronto, was hoping they have this service.


----------Our Cruise Love Story-------------


2014-04-20/4-26: Took a Caribbean Cruise w/ a Friend


2014-04-22: Met Sarah (a Canadian) on Carnival Cruise in the Caribbean


2014-04-22/4-26: Spent rest of cruise w/ Sarah/Fell in Love


2014-04-30/5-04: Flew Sarah from Toronto to San Diego for a weekend


2014-05-03: I ask Sarah to be my girlfriend.


2014-05-16/5-19: Sarah & I both flew to Costa Rica for a weekend getaway.


2014-07-08/08-25: I visit Sarah in Toronto for the summer.


2014-08-25/09-11: We both fly to San Diego to have her meet my family.


2014-09-09: I propose on a hotair ballon ride. She accepts.


2014-09-11/2015-01-28: I stay in Canada with her on a tourist visa looking for jobs there so we can be together.


2015-01-28: I get hired for a job back in San Diego and return home.


2015-04-09: I return to Toronto to visit.


2015-04-20: We give birth to our son.


2015-05-03: We get married in Canada. (same date we officially became a couple 1 year prior)


2015-05-04: I return back to San Diego for work.


2015-05-06: I begin reading Fiance and Marriage Visas by Nolo (8th Edition)


2015-05-07: I find VisaJourney. Beginning the immigration process to have her, her daughter, and my son come live in the US permanently.


…the rest has yet to unfold…


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Thank you.

Do you know why the interviews are in Montreal? Do they not have them in Toronto? I was just at the consulate there in Toronto, was hoping they have this service.

Because ALL immigrant visa interviews are in Montréal. I had to fly there from central alberta. Even if you live in Vancouver or Whitehorse etc... you interview in Montreal. Vancouver and Montreal do K1 visas.


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I'm curious if there are ways to save on the medical exam costs? If my wife either verifies her vaccinations and shots now, or gets them done ahead of time and brings proof with her to the immigration offices in Montreal, will this save money? Being that she's Canadian, will the medical exam fees for her and her daughter be covered under Canadian Health coverage?


----------Our Cruise Love Story-------------


2014-04-20/4-26: Took a Caribbean Cruise w/ a Friend


2014-04-22: Met Sarah (a Canadian) on Carnival Cruise in the Caribbean


2014-04-22/4-26: Spent rest of cruise w/ Sarah/Fell in Love


2014-04-30/5-04: Flew Sarah from Toronto to San Diego for a weekend


2014-05-03: I ask Sarah to be my girlfriend.


2014-05-16/5-19: Sarah & I both flew to Costa Rica for a weekend getaway.


2014-07-08/08-25: I visit Sarah in Toronto for the summer.


2014-08-25/09-11: We both fly to San Diego to have her meet my family.


2014-09-09: I propose on a hotair ballon ride. She accepts.


2014-09-11/2015-01-28: I stay in Canada with her on a tourist visa looking for jobs there so we can be together.


2015-01-28: I get hired for a job back in San Diego and return home.


2015-04-09: I return to Toronto to visit.


2015-04-20: We give birth to our son.


2015-05-03: We get married in Canada. (same date we officially became a couple 1 year prior)


2015-05-04: I return back to San Diego for work.


2015-05-06: I begin reading Fiance and Marriage Visas by Nolo (8th Edition)


2015-05-07: I find VisaJourney. Beginning the immigration process to have her, her daughter, and my son come live in the US permanently.


…the rest has yet to unfold…


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I'm curious if there are ways to save on the medical exam costs? If my wife either verifies her vaccinations and shots now, or gets them done ahead of time and brings proof with her to the immigration offices in Montreal, will this save money? Being that she's Canadian, will the medical exam fees for her and her daughter be covered under Canadian Health coverage?

Medical exams are not covered. She should do any vaccinations that are needed beforehand if she does not have proof of immunity or a vaccination record. For adults they need tdap, mmr, varicella or verbal declaration of chicken pox, and influenza in season. Children need more. Medical exams for adults are about $300 and less for children.

There are 3 panel physicians in the Toronto area that do the medical so at least that should be close for them.

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from what I've seen (and should be able to confirm soon) it is $300 for adults and $150 for the kids..... so that's sorta a bit of a savings :P :P


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Because ALL immigrant visa interviews are in Montréal. I had to fly there from central alberta. Even if you live in Vancouver or Whitehorse etc... you interview in Montreal. Vancouver and Montreal do K1 visas.

Hi. I just wanted to post some information I recently received. I'm hoping that this is correct information being that it came directly from an Immigration Officer at an Immigration Office. But basically he says no need to go to Montreal. She can come here, and we do the whole things from here. I started another thread about it:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/550573-cr1-in-country-filinginterview-update/


----------Our Cruise Love Story-------------


2014-04-20/4-26: Took a Caribbean Cruise w/ a Friend


2014-04-22: Met Sarah (a Canadian) on Carnival Cruise in the Caribbean


2014-04-22/4-26: Spent rest of cruise w/ Sarah/Fell in Love


2014-04-30/5-04: Flew Sarah from Toronto to San Diego for a weekend


2014-05-03: I ask Sarah to be my girlfriend.


2014-05-16/5-19: Sarah & I both flew to Costa Rica for a weekend getaway.


2014-07-08/08-25: I visit Sarah in Toronto for the summer.


2014-08-25/09-11: We both fly to San Diego to have her meet my family.


2014-09-09: I propose on a hotair ballon ride. She accepts.


2014-09-11/2015-01-28: I stay in Canada with her on a tourist visa looking for jobs there so we can be together.


2015-01-28: I get hired for a job back in San Diego and return home.


2015-04-09: I return to Toronto to visit.


2015-04-20: We give birth to our son.


2015-05-03: We get married in Canada. (same date we officially became a couple 1 year prior)


2015-05-04: I return back to San Diego for work.


2015-05-06: I begin reading Fiance and Marriage Visas by Nolo (8th Edition)


2015-05-07: I find VisaJourney. Beginning the immigration process to have her, her daughter, and my son come live in the US permanently.


…the rest has yet to unfold…


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No. It's immigration fraud to use a visitor visa to immigrate. If your wife said to the CBP that was the plan they would tell her to go home and not come back without a via. Maybe the misinformation line assumed she was already in the USA.


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