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It varies from person to person based on exactly what they need (see the guide here:http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1guide ).


That said, you will need:

  • I-129F fee: $535
  • K-1 visa fee: varies by country - Mexico is $265
  • Medical checkup: varies by country/provider. Expect ~$300
  • Other fees for copies of documents required (i.e. certificate of no marriage, emigration course, divorce certificate, etc.): varies from country to country and case to case
  • Travel to US, shipping of belongings, etc.: Varies from person to person
  • After marriage, AOS (I-485 form): $1,140 + $85 biometrics. Do your EAD and AP at the same time to save on paying for those in addition to AOS.

ROC and naturalization come later, so I didn't include those here.





AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

?/?/?: Green card received





12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received



4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017



5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE



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Here's a start:   http://www.visajourney.com/content/compare#k1    

Prices have gone up recently:  https://www.uscis.gov/forms/our-fees


There are fees for filing the I-129f + visa fee + medical exam costs + documents needed for process + postage + miscellaneous expenses (travel, etc)

Then there will be AOS fees once the foreign fiance arrives in USA and all that that entails.

A few grand in total by the time your done.



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