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Besides the medical and i130 appl what is the cost of everything else we need pay for my husband to be able to come home with me ??

Only those who did dcf please


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There's an application fee for the visa, which looks to be currently $325, and an IV fee payable before the GC will be issued costing $165.

Cost isn't different from DCF vs. non-DCF.

https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/family/immediate-relative.html#7

https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/fees/fees-visa-services.html

https://www.uscis.gov/file-online/uscis-immigrant-fee

Edited by lost_at_sea

* I-130/CR-1 visa by Direct Consular Filing in London
3rd May 2013 - Married in London

7th May 2013 - I-130 filed
4th June 2013 - NOA2 (approved)
16th July 2013 - Interview (approved)
30th July 2013 - POE San Francisco
29th August 2013 - 2 year green card arrived

 

* How? Read my DCF London I-130 for CR1/IR1 Spouse Guide

* Removal of Conditions (RoC) via California Service Centre
1st May 2015 - 90 day RoC window opened
6th May 2015 - I-751 filed (delivered 8th May, cheque cashed 18th May)
7th August 2015 - Approved / GC production

27th August 2015 - 10 year green card arrived

* Naturalisation (Citizenship) via Phoenix Lockbox

* San Francisco Field Office:
1st May 2016 - N-400 window opened
20th August 2016 - N-400 filed

26th August 2016 - NOA1
13th September 2016 - Biometrics

12th January 2017 - Biometrics (again)
30th May 2017 - Interview (approved)
7th June 2017 - Oath

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There's an application fee for the visa, which looks to be currently $420, and an IV fee payable before the GC will be issued costing $165.

Cost isn't different from DCF vs. non-DCF.

https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/family/immediate-relative.html#7

https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/fees/fees-visa-services.html

https://www.uscis.gov/file-online/uscis-immigrant-fee

The 420 that's paid after the interview gets approved?? I thought it was 350??

I'm asking because I see a bunch of different fees and I dk what my husband would have to pay.

Does he have to pay anything online for the visa appl??


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325$ for the immigration visa his i130 is approved already.


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I typoed the number the first time. I edited my response. It's $325 for the visa.

The fees breakdown:

I-130 petition: $420 (paid with application via cheque/money order)

Medical: $varies (usually paid in-person via card or cash, but varies by location)

IR/CR-1 visa: $325 (online usually, but for DCF sometimes done in-person at the embassy, but depends on location)

IV fee: $165 (online)

Edited by lost_at_sea

* I-130/CR-1 visa by Direct Consular Filing in London
3rd May 2013 - Married in London

7th May 2013 - I-130 filed
4th June 2013 - NOA2 (approved)
16th July 2013 - Interview (approved)
30th July 2013 - POE San Francisco
29th August 2013 - 2 year green card arrived

 

* How? Read my DCF London I-130 for CR1/IR1 Spouse Guide

* Removal of Conditions (RoC) via California Service Centre
1st May 2015 - 90 day RoC window opened
6th May 2015 - I-751 filed (delivered 8th May, cheque cashed 18th May)
7th August 2015 - Approved / GC production

27th August 2015 - 10 year green card arrived

* Naturalisation (Citizenship) via Phoenix Lockbox

* San Francisco Field Office:
1st May 2016 - N-400 window opened
20th August 2016 - N-400 filed

26th August 2016 - NOA1
13th September 2016 - Biometrics

12th January 2017 - Biometrics (again)
30th May 2017 - Interview (approved)
7th June 2017 - Oath

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I typoed the number the first time. I edited my response. It's $325 for the visa.

The fees breakdown:

I-130 petition: $420 (paid with application via cheque/money order)

Medical: $varies (usually paid in-person via card or cash, but varies by location)

IR/CR-1 visa: $325 (online usually, but for DCF sometimes done in-person at the embassy, but depends on location)

IV fee: $165 (online)

Thank you so much for all your help !! The iv is that for after our interview or before?? I'm sorry for asking so much questions, it difficult when your trying to plan for a baby and dealing with visa/immigration issues. Our daughter is due in December and hopefully we can get his visa in hand way before that(November)


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Thank you so much for all your help !! The iv is that for after our interview or before?? I'm sorry for asking so much questions, it difficult when your trying to plan for a baby and dealing with visa/immigration issues. Our daughter is due in December and hopefully we can get his visa in hand way before that(November)

After. When he gets the passport + visa back, he'll get some instructions about how to pay the IV fee - it's something people usually do just before leaving.


* I-130/CR-1 visa by Direct Consular Filing in London
3rd May 2013 - Married in London

7th May 2013 - I-130 filed
4th June 2013 - NOA2 (approved)
16th July 2013 - Interview (approved)
30th July 2013 - POE San Francisco
29th August 2013 - 2 year green card arrived

 

* How? Read my DCF London I-130 for CR1/IR1 Spouse Guide

* Removal of Conditions (RoC) via California Service Centre
1st May 2015 - 90 day RoC window opened
6th May 2015 - I-751 filed (delivered 8th May, cheque cashed 18th May)
7th August 2015 - Approved / GC production

27th August 2015 - 10 year green card arrived

* Naturalisation (Citizenship) via Phoenix Lockbox

* San Francisco Field Office:
1st May 2016 - N-400 window opened
20th August 2016 - N-400 filed

26th August 2016 - NOA1
13th September 2016 - Biometrics

12th January 2017 - Biometrics (again)
30th May 2017 - Interview (approved)
7th June 2017 - Oath

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After. When he gets the passport + visa back, he'll get some instructions about how to pay the IV fee - it's something people usually do just before leaving.

Awesome thank you for all your help lost at sea

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Note that you pay the fee before the interview (we paid at the Embassy) and you don't get a refund if he is refused.

We paid the $165 which is the green card production, 3 days after entering the USA.


Click "spoiler" below for a detailed account of our journey to a CR1 visa via DCF in Athens, Greece.

 

2011 - Met hubby online and became friends
Early 2013 - Confessed our love for each other * Late 2013 - I got pregnant with our daughter
2014 - Our baby was born in Athens, Greece and completed our family. We now have two boys and a girl!! 2013 - 2015 - Looking for jobs in Greece, none were available (due to socioeconomic crisis) 2015 - Decided only way to feed our family was to immigrate and started the process December 2015 - Got married (Greece has a LOT of red tape for foreigners marrying Greeks)
January 2016 - Finished gathering all documents and getting them translated
* * DCF in Athens, Greece * *

28th January 2016 - Finally filed I-130s
29th June - ISSUED!!!!!!1st July - Visa packages and passports delivered to DHL.4th July - Visas in hand! CU in two weeks USA!!
19th July- POE Detroit. All went well!! (excluding our screaming, jet lagged toddler!!)

 

After Arrival in the US

September 2016 - Hubby is diagnosed with congestive heart failure
October - February 2016 - Battle with drug use, overdosing, bringing home a tiny paycheck

March - July 2017 - I am working 80 hr weeks to make ends meet. Discovered hubby's affair. Still overdoses and is hospitalized. Has quit working all together.
July - October 2017 - Marriage counseling. Revealed hubby has "several" mental conditions. Is started on several mental meds.

October 2017 - Got accepted for a college course. Got better job to help raise my kids.

October 2017 - March 2018 - Situation at home is toxic. He files for divorce.

July 2018 - Divorce is final. I have full custody of our daughter.

 

ROC (GC expires July 19th 2018)

July 16th - Package for ROC is delivered to the CA service center (divorce waiver).

August 30th - NOA1 received with 18 month extension (fee waiver approved).

March 28th 2019 - Biometrics

August 8th 2019 - Case Approved No RFE No Interview - 10 year GC in production



**Our DCF journey to an IV took 5 months and 1 day from turning in the I-130 to getting "Issued"**


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Note that you pay the fee before the interview (we paid at the Embassy) and you don't get a refund if he is refused.

We paid the $165 which is the green card production, 3 days after entering the USA.

The 325 the visa fee must be paid before interview?? I thought you must pay the 165 before you leave your country, you can pay it after ??

I remember you just the dcf not to long ago


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Note that you pay the fee before the interview (we paid at the Embassy) and you don't get a refund if he is refused.

We paid the $165 which is the green card production, 3 days after entering the USA.

Hey another question about the visa application. We just finished doing his application online, do we need to add his police report and affidavit of support to that application online or we just need it for the embassy appointment?? Edited by JenniferNangel

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The $325 IS the interview fee and yes must be paid before or on the day of interview.

The $165 is the green card production fee. That you can pay after you arrive here.


Click "spoiler" below for a detailed account of our journey to a CR1 visa via DCF in Athens, Greece.

 

2011 - Met hubby online and became friends
Early 2013 - Confessed our love for each other * Late 2013 - I got pregnant with our daughter
2014 - Our baby was born in Athens, Greece and completed our family. We now have two boys and a girl!! 2013 - 2015 - Looking for jobs in Greece, none were available (due to socioeconomic crisis) 2015 - Decided only way to feed our family was to immigrate and started the process December 2015 - Got married (Greece has a LOT of red tape for foreigners marrying Greeks)
January 2016 - Finished gathering all documents and getting them translated
* * DCF in Athens, Greece * *

28th January 2016 - Finally filed I-130s
29th June - ISSUED!!!!!!1st July - Visa packages and passports delivered to DHL.4th July - Visas in hand! CU in two weeks USA!!
19th July- POE Detroit. All went well!! (excluding our screaming, jet lagged toddler!!)

 

After Arrival in the US

September 2016 - Hubby is diagnosed with congestive heart failure
October - February 2016 - Battle with drug use, overdosing, bringing home a tiny paycheck

March - July 2017 - I am working 80 hr weeks to make ends meet. Discovered hubby's affair. Still overdoses and is hospitalized. Has quit working all together.
July - October 2017 - Marriage counseling. Revealed hubby has "several" mental conditions. Is started on several mental meds.

October 2017 - Got accepted for a college course. Got better job to help raise my kids.

October 2017 - March 2018 - Situation at home is toxic. He files for divorce.

July 2018 - Divorce is final. I have full custody of our daughter.

 

ROC (GC expires July 19th 2018)

July 16th - Package for ROC is delivered to the CA service center (divorce waiver).

August 30th - NOA1 received with 18 month extension (fee waiver approved).

March 28th 2019 - Biometrics

August 8th 2019 - Case Approved No RFE No Interview - 10 year GC in production



**Our DCF journey to an IV took 5 months and 1 day from turning in the I-130 to getting "Issued"**


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