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Hello everyone, I'm back with more questions (sorry) So using the search feature for the current fees for the cr/ir visa I found these two :

http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/IR1_and_CR1_Immigrant_Visas

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/278907-total-cost-of-cr1-visa-from-beginning-to-end/page-2

The first is it current for 2015? Since the second thread is rather old and also locked. Is this information I highlighted in red current or are the fees now more? If not, could someone link me to where I can find the information. Thank you!

  • USCIS:
  • Filing an immigrant Petition for Alien Relative, form I-130 – $420
  • NVC:
  • Affidavit of Support Processing Fee – $120.00
  • Immigrant Visa Application Processing Fee – $325.00
  • Consulate/Other:
  • Medical examination (costs vary from depending on Country - Only use an approved Panel physician)
  • Fingerprinting fees, if applicable
  • Other costs may include translation and photocopying charges, fees for getting the documents you need for the immigrant visa application (such as passport, police certificates, birth certificates, etc.) and travel expenses to go to the embassy or consulate for the interview. Costs vary from country to country and case to case.

  • Total: At least $865

::: Timeline for N-600 & CR-1/ IR-1 :::

Note: This is for USC living abroad

°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°

Found each other May 2003

Engaged June 2005

Married Sept 2006

Child 1 born Sept 2008

Child 2 born Nov 2009

Child 3 born Mar 2012

  • Service Center : Embassy & Chicago Lockbox
  • Consulate : Algiers, Algeria

CRBA

  • N-600 Sent :

I-130

  • I-130 Sent :
  • I-130 NOA1 :
  • I-130 Approved :
  • ..... to be continued

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Hello everyone, I'm back with more questions (sorry) So using the search feature for the current fees for the cr/ir visa I found these two :

http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/IR1_and_CR1_Immigrant_Visas

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/278907-total-cost-of-cr1-visa-from-beginning-to-end/page-2

The first is it current for 2015? Since the second thread is rather old and also locked. Is this information I highlighted in red current or are the fees now more? If not, could someone link me to where I can find the information. Thank you!

  • USCIS:
  • Filing an immigrant Petition for Alien Relative, form I-130 $420
  • NVC:
  • Affidavit of Support Processing Fee $120.00
  • Immigrant Visa Application Processing Fee $325.00
  • Consulate/Other:
  • Medical examination (costs vary from depending on Country - Only use an approved Panel physician)
  • Fingerprinting fees, if applicable
  • Other costs may include translation and photocopying charges, fees for getting the documents you need for the immigrant visa application (such as passport, police certificates, birth certificates, etc.) and travel expenses to go to the embassy or consulate for the interview. Costs vary from country to country and case to case.

  • Total: At least $865
Current fees

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OK thank you Mbraham!


::: Timeline for N-600 & CR-1/ IR-1 :::

Note: This is for USC living abroad

°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°

Found each other May 2003

Engaged June 2005

Married Sept 2006

Child 1 born Sept 2008

Child 2 born Nov 2009

Child 3 born Mar 2012

  • Service Center : Embassy & Chicago Lockbox
  • Consulate : Algiers, Algeria

CRBA

  • N-600 Sent :

I-130

  • I-130 Sent :
  • I-130 NOA1 :
  • I-130 Approved :
  • ..... to be continued

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Hello everyone, I'm back with more questions (sorry) So using the search feature for the current fees for the cr/ir visa I found these two :

http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/IR1_and_CR1_Immigrant_Visas

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/278907-total-cost-of-cr1-visa-from-beginning-to-end/page-2

The first is it current for 2015? Since the second thread is rather old and also locked. Is this information I highlighted in red current or are the fees now more? If not, could someone link me to where I can find the information. Thank you!

  • USCIS:
  • Filing an immigrant Petition for Alien Relative, form I-130 – $420
  • NVC:
  • Affidavit of Support Processing Fee – $120.00
  • Immigrant Visa Application Processing Fee – $325.00
  • Consulate/Other:
  • Medical examination (costs vary from depending on Country - Only use an approved Panel physician)
  • Fingerprinting fees, if applicable
  • Other costs may include translation and photocopying charges, fees for getting the documents you need for the immigrant visa application (such as passport, police certificates, birth certificates, etc.) and travel expenses to go to the embassy or consulate for the interview. Costs vary from country to country and case to case.

  • Total: At least $865

One more fee $165 is the Green Card production fee. You pay after you get your visa. This gets the green card produced. Many pay before they arrive. But some also pay when they get here.


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One more fee $165 is the Green Card production fee. You pay after you get your visa. This gets the green card produced. Many pay before they arrive. But some also pay when they get here.

I guess that should be added to the list of fees/cost then. I knew I felt like the $865 estimate felt lower than I'd seen previously.

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I am the petitioner, he still lives overseas

found each other August 2009
started courting December 2010
first held hands February 2011
engaged June 2013
married May 2014
began process January 2015

Most recent update: Interviewed on 05-OCT 2015. Approved and visa in hand!!!

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One more fee $165 is the Green Card production fee. You pay after you get your visa. This gets the green card produced. Many pay before they arrive. But some also pay when they get here.

I'm going to file for IR-1 visa ... from what I've read you automatically have right for 10yr green card with this visa ... so when would we pay for it ... after getting the visa? Does it even matter?


::: Timeline for N-600 & CR-1/ IR-1 :::

Note: This is for USC living abroad

°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°

Found each other May 2003

Engaged June 2005

Married Sept 2006

Child 1 born Sept 2008

Child 2 born Nov 2009

Child 3 born Mar 2012

  • Service Center : Embassy & Chicago Lockbox
  • Consulate : Algiers, Algeria

CRBA

  • N-600 Sent :

I-130

  • I-130 Sent :
  • I-130 NOA1 :
  • I-130 Approved :
  • ..... to be continued

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I guess that should be added to the list of fees/cost then. I knew I felt like the $865 estimate felt lower than I'd seen previously.

Yes, it should be added and updated. Someone jst PMed saying she just got her visa with the same i130 and she told me she paid about $1300 ... so I think I should use that as an estimate rather than the site's info.


::: Timeline for N-600 & CR-1/ IR-1 :::

Note: This is for USC living abroad

°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°

Found each other May 2003

Engaged June 2005

Married Sept 2006

Child 1 born Sept 2008

Child 2 born Nov 2009

Child 3 born Mar 2012

  • Service Center : Embassy & Chicago Lockbox
  • Consulate : Algiers, Algeria

CRBA

  • N-600 Sent :

I-130

  • I-130 Sent :
  • I-130 NOA1 :
  • I-130 Approved :
  • ..... to be continued

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I'm going to file for IR-1 visa ... from what I've read you automatically have right for 10yr green card with this visa ... so when would we pay for it ... after getting the visa? Does it even matter?

Same time frame. Matters not a 2 yr or 10 yr you pay the $165 to get your green card. You can pay online after you pick up Visa. You get a temp green card stamp at entry but the physical green card comes after your payment on the Elis system.

http://www.uscis.gov/uscis-elis/log-uscis-elis


Case Complete to Interview spreadsheet

From now on your VJ Member name will be verified. If the name you put on form to be added to spreadsheet comes up not found, you will not be added to the spreadsheet. If you don't have a timeline you will not be added to the spreadsheet.
Please Please put your VJ member name only. Not nicknames or real names whatever your VJ name is. It's below your profile picture!!

:goofy:


Come join the current Interview thread: 

 

Case-Complete-to-Interview-December-2018/
Case Complete to Interview Form
Case Complete to Interview Spreadsheet
NVC Filers Wiki Process

 

 

 

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Yup I was going off an estimate I'd read last year of around $1300 myself, so I'm assuming it'll end up that much. We have paid for the I-130, AOS, and IV now. So we are at the $865 now, plus we've spent about another $100 on paperwork of various types. Haven't mailed in our packages yet, so I'm sure that will continue to rise.


I am the petitioner, he still lives overseas

found each other August 2009
started courting December 2010
first held hands February 2011
engaged June 2013
married May 2014
began process January 2015

Most recent update: Interviewed on 05-OCT 2015. Approved and visa in hand!!!

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Same time frame. Matters not a 2 yr or 10 yr you pay the $165 to get your green card. You can pay online after you pick up Visa. You get a temp green card stamp at entry but the physical green card comes after your payment on the Elis system.

http://www.uscis.gov/uscis-elis/log-uscis-elis

OMG I'm laughing to myself. The more I read the more questions i have LOL ... OK so I have pay online. OK in the country where I live we don't have VISA credit cards. Can we do bank transfer or pay at the embassy? Ugh so complicated


::: Timeline for N-600 & CR-1/ IR-1 :::

Note: This is for USC living abroad

°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°

Found each other May 2003

Engaged June 2005

Married Sept 2006

Child 1 born Sept 2008

Child 2 born Nov 2009

Child 3 born Mar 2012

  • Service Center : Embassy & Chicago Lockbox
  • Consulate : Algiers, Algeria

CRBA

  • N-600 Sent :

I-130

  • I-130 Sent :
  • I-130 NOA1 :
  • I-130 Approved :
  • ..... to be continued

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OMG I'm laughing to myself. The more I read the more questions i have LOL ... OK so I have pay online. OK in the country where I live we don't have VISA credit cards. Can we do bank transfer or pay at the embassy? Ugh so complicated

Since that fee is a USCIS fee, it cannot be paid at the Embassy. It can be paid after arrival in the US when you have an acceptable method.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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OMG I'm laughing to myself. The more I read the more questions i have LOL ... OK so I have pay online. OK in the country where I live we don't have VISA credit cards. Can we do bank transfer or pay at the embassy? Ugh so complicated

• Provide a Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover Card, or debit card; or U.S. bank checking account and routing numbers.


I am the petitioner, he still lives overseas

found each other August 2009
started courting December 2010
first held hands February 2011
engaged June 2013
married May 2014
began process January 2015

Most recent update: Interviewed on 05-OCT 2015. Approved and visa in hand!!!

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