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I'm sorry if this information is posted elsewhere...I've looked but haven't found anything...

What is the price tag for this application process?

I know with medical exams and travel expenses differing, is there an average that someone is spending on this whole process? Just getting information together to try and start up this process soon.

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I'm sorry if this information is posted elsewhere...I've looked but haven't found anything...

What is the price tag for this application process?

I know with medical exams and travel expenses differing, is there an average that someone is spending on this whole process? Just getting information together to try and start up this process soon.

Let me google that for you.


Met in Ormoc, Leyte, Philippines: 2007-05-17
Our son was born in Borongan, Eastern Samar, Philippines: 2009-04-01
Married in Borongan, Eastern Samar, Philippines: 2009-10-24
CR-1 Visa - California Service Center; Consulate - Manila, Philippines
I-130 mailed: 2010-04-13
I-130 NOA1: 2010-04-24
I-130 NOA2: 2010-09-30
NVC received case: 2010-10-14
Case Complete: 2010-12-01
Interview scheduled: 2010-12-06
Medical, St. Luke's, Manila: 2010-12-09 and 2010-12-10
Interview at US Embassy in Manila 8:30 AM: 2011-01-05 - Approved!
Visa delivered: 2011-01-08
CFO Seminar completed: 2011-01-10
My beloved wife Sol and my beautiful son Nathan arrive in the U.S. (POE San Francisco): 2011-01-26
Lifting Conditions - Vermont Service Center
Date mailed: 2012-11-01
Receipt date: 2012-11-05
NOA received: 2012-11-09
Biometrics letter received: 2012-11-16
Biometrics appointment date: 2012-12-10
Biometrics walk-in successful: 2012-11-20
Removal of Conditions approved date: 2013-04-27
10 year green card mailed: 2013-05-03
10 year green card received: 2013-05-06
Citizenship
N400 mailed: 2013-10-28
N400 delivered: 2013-10-31
NOA1: 2013-11-04
Biometrics: 2013-11-18
In Line: 2013-12-26
Interview scheduled: 2013-12-30
Interview: 2014-02-03

Oath ceremony queue: 2014-02-07

Oath ceremony: 2014-03-28 Sol is a U.S. citizen

Applied for expedited passport: 2014-04-01

Passport received, Priority Express: 2014-04-09 This is journey's end at last!

Naturalization certificate returned, Priority Mail: 2014-04-12

Passport card received, First Class: 2014-04-14

1457 days, I-130 mailed to passport in hand

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Wow. I can't believe no one bothered to take a min to actually answer your question.

Here it is.

i-130 fee....$ 420

AOS fee.... $120

IV fee.........$ 165 or 325 ?? maybe someone at that stage can clearify that for both of us.

and then you have the cost of medical which apparently ranges from ~$50 to $150

the cost of hotel near the embassy and shuttle/ misc fees $150-200

and the cost of travel which can be as much as $1500 or more.

hope this helps.


IR-1/CR-1

NOA-1 December 16, 2014

REF- June 24, 2015 ---------------190 days since NOA 1

RFE Respond- July 5, 2015 ----

NOA- 2 July 24, 2015 ------------- 220 days since NOA 1

NVC Sent- August 04, 2015 ----- 11 days since NOA 2

NVC Rcvd- August 18, 2015 ---- 14 days later
Case ID & IIN obtained- August 21, 2015 (over phone)

DS 261 completed- August 25, 2015

AOS Paid- August 25, 2015

Documents Sent- September 28

IV Paid- September 28, 2015

Document Scan- October 2, 2015

DS 260 Completed- October 5, 2015

Case Complete- October 29, 2015 --------- 27 days since Case Complete

Interview Scheduled- November 14, 2015 (Interview date- December 15, 2015)

Medical Done- November 23, 2015

Interview- December 15, 2015

Result- Need joint sponsor. Liquid assets not accepted.

... Looking for joint sponsor now.

Visa In Hand- .....

POE- .....

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Wow. I can't believe no one bothered to take a min to actually answer your question.

I was trying to teach 'em to fish. Using google would have been just as fast as posting and asking here, and would have resulted in the question being answered right away. I have this annoying belief that people ought to try thinking for themselves, at least on occasion. Edited by Jon and Sol

Met in Ormoc, Leyte, Philippines: 2007-05-17
Our son was born in Borongan, Eastern Samar, Philippines: 2009-04-01
Married in Borongan, Eastern Samar, Philippines: 2009-10-24
CR-1 Visa - California Service Center; Consulate - Manila, Philippines
I-130 mailed: 2010-04-13
I-130 NOA1: 2010-04-24
I-130 NOA2: 2010-09-30
NVC received case: 2010-10-14
Case Complete: 2010-12-01
Interview scheduled: 2010-12-06
Medical, St. Luke's, Manila: 2010-12-09 and 2010-12-10
Interview at US Embassy in Manila 8:30 AM: 2011-01-05 - Approved!
Visa delivered: 2011-01-08
CFO Seminar completed: 2011-01-10
My beloved wife Sol and my beautiful son Nathan arrive in the U.S. (POE San Francisco): 2011-01-26
Lifting Conditions - Vermont Service Center
Date mailed: 2012-11-01
Receipt date: 2012-11-05
NOA received: 2012-11-09
Biometrics letter received: 2012-11-16
Biometrics appointment date: 2012-12-10
Biometrics walk-in successful: 2012-11-20
Removal of Conditions approved date: 2013-04-27
10 year green card mailed: 2013-05-03
10 year green card received: 2013-05-06
Citizenship
N400 mailed: 2013-10-28
N400 delivered: 2013-10-31
NOA1: 2013-11-04
Biometrics: 2013-11-18
In Line: 2013-12-26
Interview scheduled: 2013-12-30
Interview: 2014-02-03

Oath ceremony queue: 2014-02-07

Oath ceremony: 2014-03-28 Sol is a U.S. citizen

Applied for expedited passport: 2014-04-01

Passport received, Priority Express: 2014-04-09 This is journey's end at last!

Naturalization certificate returned, Priority Mail: 2014-04-12

Passport card received, First Class: 2014-04-14

1457 days, I-130 mailed to passport in hand

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I'm not seeing this fee accounted for anywhere in that tread.

http://www.uscis.gov/forms/uscis-immigrant-fee

This is something we need to pay after receiving the visa right?

Yes.

Wow. I can't believe no one bothered to take a min to actually answer your question.

Here it is.

i-130 fee....$ 420

AOS fee.... $120

IV fee.........$ 165 or 325 ?? maybe someone at that stage can clearify that for both of us.

and then you have the cost of medical which apparently ranges from ~$50 to $150

the cost of hotel near the embassy and shuttle/ misc fees $150-200

and the cost of travel which can be as much as $1500 or more.

hope this helps.

IV fee is $325


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Wow. I can't believe no one bothered to take a min to actually answer your question.

Here it is.

i-130 fee....$ 420

AOS fee.... $120

IV fee.........$ 165 or 325 ?? maybe someone at that stage can clearify that for both of us.

and then you have the cost of medical which apparently ranges from ~$50 to $150

the cost of hotel near the embassy and shuttle/ misc fees $150-200

and the cost of travel which can be as much as $1500 or more.

hope this helps.

The IV fee is $325, and then there is an additional fee for visa processing (manufacturing the physical green card) of $165 that must be paid before you cross over to live in the States.

Additionally, I'm not at the medical stage yet, but I was under the impression that the medical was closer to the $300 - $400 price range - at least in Canada. You are also responsible for paying for any shots you do not have, etc.

There are only a handful of certified physicians in Canada who can do the medical. Some VJers have booked their medical in Montreal and stayed here between then and their interview, which means depending on where you live you could be looking at several thousand extra dollars for lodging/travel. It all depends on where you're from and the options available to you.


September 29, 2012 - First met through a writing forum
January 5, 2014 - Engaged!
June 27, 2014 - Married!

USCIS:
September 23, 2014 - Sent off I-130 package
September 29, 2014 - Priority Date
September 30, 2014 - NOA1
March 26, 2015 - NOA2
April 2, 2015 - Case shipped to NVC

NVC:
April 13, 2015 - Case Number/IIN received
April 15, 2015 - DS-261 submitted
April 15, 2015 - AOS fee paid
April 21, 2015 - AOS package submitted
April 21, 2015 - IV package submitted
April 21, 2015 - Scan date

April 30, 2015 - DS-261 reviewed over the phone

May 12, 2015 - IV fee paid (late due to "EP lock")
May 13, 2015 - DS-260 submitted

May 27, 2015 - AOS/IV packages still not reviewed, flagged for supervisor review

July 10, 2015 - Supervisor review does nothing, flagged for unit manager review
August 11, 2015 - Case Complete!

Interview:

October 6, 2015 - Medical

October 13, 2015 - Interview date (AP - need to submit copy of 2014 W2)
October 21, 2015 - Visa status changed to "READY" and then a few hours later "ISSUED"

October 28, 2015 - Passport received (was available for pickup Oct. 27)
October 28, 2015 - POE fee paid
October 30, 2015 - POE!

After POE:
November 9, 2015 - Received SSN (checked off option to apply on forms)
December 1, 2015 - Received Green Card

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