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Greetings, VJ friends!


I'm trying to budget the remaining expenses to complete the K-1 / K-2 and relocation process for my fiancee and her little son (4 years old). I could really use your help with making sure I don't miss anything from here.


We're already up to NOA2 stage, so I've already long since paid the initial $340 for the application. Also, as far we know, my fiancee already has all the documents she needs to assemble (Passports, CENOMAR, NBI, etc). We're planning for her little boy to move here with her rather than following at some later time. They live in Dipolog, so any time she needs to do anything in Manila, I need to be sure to account for another round of travel costs for her (and her son, when needed).


Given those details, here's what I have for the remaining costs -


  • K-1 / K -2 visa application fees (mother and son) - $520 apprx
  • Travel expenses to Manila for medical and interview (mother and son) - varies
  • Travel expenses for me to Manila for interview with them - varies
  • Medical exams at St. Lukes (mother and son) - $500 apprx
  • Delivery fee for mailing of passports with visas - $50 apprx ?
  • Exit fees on departure (mother and son) $100 apprx ?
  • Travel expenses to USA (mother and son) - varies

Am I missing anything here? I realize we'll have ongoing expenses in years to come as we get the two of them integrated into the USA. How about on arrival? Any immediate costs once they land here?


Thanks in advance for your help!


Joel


Please check out my music video for "Bright Side of the World", the song I wrote for my fiancee. You can watch the video on YouTube here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKu3SvqCBfg

Thanks for listening! :)

Joel

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There is no fee for the mailing of the passport with visa as it's included in the interview fee. Other expenses look goid. No additional fees at POE. Good luck.


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Don't forget to budget $500+ for a barangay party...!

By the way, their adjustment of status will sneak up on you before you know it.


Tahoma and Chinook's K1 story --->> http://www.visajourney.com/forums/user/57425-tahoma/

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apply for a marriage license, pay for an officiant (and ceremony, dress, wedding bands, flowers, whatever it is you agreed on doing), certified copies of the marriage certificate, aos for the both of them, since it's getting colder, maybe some winter clothes and accessories... it will all depend on your life style, where you live, etc,

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Thanks for the double-check and input, everyone! If I got an "all clear" from Greenbaum, I know I'm in good shape. :D

Tahoma, I had to laugh at your "Barangay Party" comment. One of my favorite things about Philippine culture is that just about any positive event is a great excuse for a celebration! :)

Also, thanks to Tahoma and p-ana for the reminders about some of the expenses within the first few months after they arrive.

Joel


Please check out my music video for "Bright Side of the World", the song I wrote for my fiancee. You can watch the video on YouTube here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKu3SvqCBfg

Thanks for listening! :)

Joel

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Eugene, Oregon?

She's going to need a bunch of warm clothes...!


Tahoma and Chinook's K1 story --->> http://www.visajourney.com/forums/user/57425-tahoma/

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Eugene, Oregon?

She's going to need a bunch of warm clothes...!

Tahoma, you got that right! That and some better rain gear.

She's never been outside The Philippines, so I've been trying to prepare her for the system shock of the weather here. At least, for the price of the cold and rain, she'll get to experience the enjoyment of four distinct seasons. She'll just probably want to spend the first 9 months here wrapped in blankets! :D

Hi, as of October 1St the medical at SLEC went up check out their website to figure out how much it's going to cost you

Teddy, thanks for the tip! I'll check on the new cost.

Joel


Please check out my music video for "Bright Side of the World", the song I wrote for my fiancee. You can watch the video on YouTube here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKu3SvqCBfg

Thanks for listening! :)

Joel

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You are forgetting the CFO I think. Lol! They need that sticker in their passport. Cant't leave the country without it. ?

Ah, thanks for catching that! I'm guessing that will mean still another trip up to Manila after the visa is approved? (Greenbaum, I read your page about the process. Just wasn't sure if that could be done in the same week as the interview.)

Looks like the cost is $10 / each for my fiancee and her son? Is that right?

Joel


Please check out my music video for "Bright Side of the World", the song I wrote for my fiancee. You can watch the video on YouTube here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKu3SvqCBfg

Thanks for listening! :)

Joel

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Your fiancee can complete everything in a week if everything goes smoothly. Hopefully, she won't be tagged for the smear test and sputum culture at her medical. That one is a big setback!


Tahoma and Chinook's K1 story --->> http://www.visajourney.com/forums/user/57425-tahoma/

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