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Sooooo I'm just trying to figure out how much money we should set aside for each step..... and maybe there are steps that I'm missing or things that have a fee that I missed when I was reading.

We paid our lawyer $150 on 4/1/15 to send fingerprints to FBI and Immigration.

We have a check for the i-130 waiting to be mailed out once we are certain we have everything perfect in our folder.
We also inclosed the mobile notification form.

We are trying to figure out how much money we need to save, since the trip to Ciudad Juarez will cost us almost $3,000 USD. :(
How long do we need to stay in CJ? I put a week when estimating the travel costs but can be adjusted as needed.

What is the order of forms after the i-130?
I know the is a form for a sponsor.... the 864 I believe it is.
There is also a form for a "pardon" or something along those lines since my spouse entered without inspection.

The next fee would be the interview or payment for visa? How much is that?

What other fees are there or can someone lead me to where I can find a list. Pretty please. ;)


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03/2014 - Officially Started Courting

04/2014 - Moved In Together

10/01/2014 - Got Married

03/11/2015 - First Baby Together Born

04/03/2015 - Lawyer Took & Sent Fingerprints to the FBI (Est 4-5 months to return)

05/23/2015 - I-130/(2)G-325A mailed on our own to get things officially started :)

05/26/2015 - USPS Tracking Confirmed that our package was picked up.

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Case number assigned. Will now be transferred to Texas Service Center.

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Why were FBI fingerprints etc taken?

Are you living in the USA or in Mexico at the moment?

Here is a EZ list of the whole process. Things do change if your spouse is in the USA or in Mexico. I"m going to assume the USA but entered without inspection which means an I-601A which allows him to leave the USA for the interview in CJ.

http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/EZGuideSpouse


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Why were FBI fingerprints etc taken?

Are you living in the USA or in Mexico at the moment?

Here is a EZ list of the whole process. Things do change if your spouse is in the USA or in Mexico. I"m going to assume the USA but entered without inspection which means an I-601A which allows him to leave the USA for the interview in CJ.

http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/EZGuideSpouse

The FBI fingerprints are a requirement that our immigration lawyer has in order to determine where we stand and what options we have as far as filing paperwork. We are filing our i-130 on our own very carefully and using her services hopefully for everything else. The fingerprints send back results identifying exactly what his record states for everything. If he has any record here in the US criminally, traffic tickets, warrants, and also for when he crossed the front. Sometimes it is in their records and sometimes not. Depending on the information received, it could be beneficial.

We are living in USA.

Does the i-601A get filed after the 130 is approved?

and thank you so much for the list! I will check it out now :)


10/2013 - Met Dancing Bachata

03/2014 - Officially Started Courting

04/2014 - Moved In Together

10/01/2014 - Got Married

03/11/2015 - First Baby Together Born

04/03/2015 - Lawyer Took & Sent Fingerprints to the FBI (Est 4-5 months to return)

05/23/2015 - I-130/(2)G-325A mailed on our own to get things officially started :)

05/26/2015 - USPS Tracking Confirmed that our package was picked up.

05/28/2015 - NOA1 RECEIVED via Text Message & Email! yayyyy!!!

Case number assigned. Will now be transferred to Texas Service Center.

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each case is different as far as paperwork........but i think the biggest expense is the juarez trip...

1) im going cali to michoacan (picking up my family - 4 of us total)

2) back to gdl to fly to juarez, one week in juarez at hotel,

3) medical exam expense i say 350$ with vaccs and all.

4) then flying back to gdl to take my familia home then i fly back to cali

in a month once visa is received fly back for them and come to US as a family! (under $2500)

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Met June 2011

Baby 1 dob      Jan 28, 2013

Baby 2 dob     March 15, 2014

Baby 3 dob     May 11, 2018

Got married February 5, 2014:

USCIS: February 1, 2014:

Sent I-130: February 17, 2014:

NOA1 to NVC August 18, 2014:

Case Complete NVC March 17, 2015

Letter and instructions from NVC for INTERVIEW March 27, 2015

__________________________________________________________

Medical Exam May 26, 2015

Bio-metrics Appt. May 27, 2015 -

INTERVIEW DAY May 28, 2015 - APPROVED!!!!!!!!

VISA RECEIVED: June 4, 2015

Point of Entry: JULY 14, 2015

SS Card Received: JULY 22, 2015

Green Card Received: AUGUST 27, 2015

__________________________________________

LIFTING CONDITIONS

Date Filed: April 15, 2017

Bio Appt:    June 1, 2017

I551 Stamp: YES - November 17, 2017

NOA:   Feb 16, 2018

Approved: Aug 2, 2018

10yr GC rec'd: AUG 9, 2018

 

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