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So my wife and I did the K-1, AOS, Green Card w/ Conditions, and now we're at the removal of conditions stage. I went online and there was a 595 fee (not including biometrics)..... Wasn't this stage free? Did the fees recently change or did I just not have it right the first time?

 

Thanks for the help.


STARTED: Same sex couple. USC living in San Diego, CA. French citizen living in Vancouver, Canada.

 

 

12/11/2015 - Mailed I-129F Packet (Friday)

 

 

Spoiler

 

12/14/2015 - USPS Tracking confirmed receipt (Monday)

 

12/17/2015 - Received USCIS Email/Text (NOA1) (Thursday)

 

12/21/2015 - Received USCIS OFFICIAL LETTER (NOA1)

 

02/03/2016 - Received RFE Text

 

02/09/2016 - USCIS received RFE answer from me

 

02/12/2016 - Received NOA2 Text!

 

03/09/2016 - NVC received case!

 

03/11/2016 - NVC Sent it to Embassy

 

03/17/2016 - Consulate Received Case! (Shows "Ready" in ceac)

 

03/22/2016 - Sent in Packet 3 and scheduled interview before being sent Packet 4

 

03/23/2016 - Got sent Packet 4

 

04/05/2016 - Medical Interview in Vancouver

 

04/12/2016 - INTERVIEW DATE AT CONSULATE in Vancouver

 

04/12/2016 - APPROVED!!!!!!!!! Visa in 5-7 Days!!

 

04/15/2016 - VISA IN HAND

 

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POE 05/10/2016

 

Marriage 05/13/2016

 

 

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08/26/2016 - Received Tracking saying AOS package received.

 

09/01/2016 - Received Texts with MSC Receipt #s (cannot look them up at USCIS)

 

10/25/2016 - AED says "New Card is Being Produced". AP says "Case was Approved". AOS says "Case is Ready to be Scheduled for an Interview".

 

10/31/2016 - Received hard copy of AP in mail.

 

11/05/2016 - Received Employment Authorization in mail.

 

 

 

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12 minutes ago, kmids said:

So my wife and I did the K-1, AOS, Green Card w/ Conditions, and now we're at the removal of conditions stage. I went online and there was a 595 fee (not including biometrics)..... Wasn't this stage free? Did the fees recently change or did I just not have it right the first time?

 

Thanks for the help.

sorry to break your bubble, but this has always been a money pit. Immigration has been charging more and more every year also. 


8/7/2017                    NOA-1

3/1/2018                    NOA-2

3/15/2018                  NVC case received

3/22/2018                  NVC case assigned

3/23/2018                  Consulate ready

4/11/2018                  Medical

4/17/2018                  Visa Approved

4/24/2018                  Visa on hand

5/23/2018                  Point of Entry ATL

5/24/2018                  Marriage license, officiant and certificate / applied for SS#

5/31/2018                  AOS/AP/EAD

6/7/2018                    email notification of NOA-1

6/11/2018                  NOA-1 hard copies for AOS/EAD/AP

6/27/2018                  Biometrics for AOS/EAD

7/7/2018                    ready to be scheduled for interview

7/11/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (email from USCIS)

8/22/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (same email again)

9/5/2018                     We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is getting boring!!!)

10/3/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is insanity, 4th time while some got GC)

10/17/2018                After 136 days of wait in HELL, finally EAD in production

10/21/2018                Card was mailed to me, and yes it said so on a Sunday night, while Vj-ing

10/22/2018                Card was picked up by the USPS

10/24/2018                EAD in hand. F%^&& finally

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34 minutes ago, kmids said:

So my wife and I did the K-1, AOS, Green Card w/ Conditions, and now we're at the removal of conditions stage. I went online and there was a 595 fee (not including biometrics)..... Wasn't this stage free? Did the fees recently change or did I just not have it right the first time?

 

Thanks for the help.

I  have to agree with the others is that whoever told you it's free is wrong, this process is never free. 

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45 minutes ago, kmids said:

So my wife and I did the K-1, AOS, Green Card w/ Conditions, and now we're at the removal of conditions stage. I went online and there was a 595 fee (not including biometrics)..... Wasn't this stage free? Did the fees recently change or did I just not have it right the first time?

 

Thanks for the help.

This is why we advise here on VJ to learn everything from beginning (petition) to end (citizenship) including fees. ROC was never free in the process. In fact, very little is free in immigration.

 

BTW, it is $595 + $85 = $680

 

Also, just to give you a heads up, you will have to shell out another $725 for her to become a citizen after the ROC. However, naturalization  is an option.

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I was just checking, didn't want to send the check if it wasn't required. It's just 600 dollars, not a big deal. 


STARTED: Same sex couple. USC living in San Diego, CA. French citizen living in Vancouver, Canada.

 

 

12/11/2015 - Mailed I-129F Packet (Friday)

 

 

Spoiler

 

12/14/2015 - USPS Tracking confirmed receipt (Monday)

 

12/17/2015 - Received USCIS Email/Text (NOA1) (Thursday)

 

12/21/2015 - Received USCIS OFFICIAL LETTER (NOA1)

 

02/03/2016 - Received RFE Text

 

02/09/2016 - USCIS received RFE answer from me

 

02/12/2016 - Received NOA2 Text!

 

03/09/2016 - NVC received case!

 

03/11/2016 - NVC Sent it to Embassy

 

03/17/2016 - Consulate Received Case! (Shows "Ready" in ceac)

 

03/22/2016 - Sent in Packet 3 and scheduled interview before being sent Packet 4

 

03/23/2016 - Got sent Packet 4

 

04/05/2016 - Medical Interview in Vancouver

 

04/12/2016 - INTERVIEW DATE AT CONSULATE in Vancouver

 

04/12/2016 - APPROVED!!!!!!!!! Visa in 5-7 Days!!

 

04/15/2016 - VISA IN HAND

 

-----------------------------------------------------

 

POE 05/10/2016

 

Marriage 05/13/2016

 

 

-----------------------------------------------------

 

08/26/2016 - Received Tracking saying AOS package received.

 

09/01/2016 - Received Texts with MSC Receipt #s (cannot look them up at USCIS)

 

10/25/2016 - AED says "New Card is Being Produced". AP says "Case was Approved". AOS says "Case is Ready to be Scheduled for an Interview".

 

10/31/2016 - Received hard copy of AP in mail.

 

11/05/2016 - Received Employment Authorization in mail.

 

 

 

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Unless it's immigration through military service, it's not free.


I-129F sent: 2016-01-09

NOA1: 2016-01-15

NOA2: 2016-03-04

Received by NVC: 2016-03-31

Case # assigned: 2016-04-01

Case sent to consulate: 2016-04-05

Case ready: 2016-04-06

AOS Packet sent: 2016-10-08

AOS Packet received: 2016-10-11

AOS NOA1 x 3 (Text messages): 2016-10-14

AOS NOA1 x 3 (Hardcopy mail): 2016-10-17

Biometrics Letter: 2016-10-28

Biometrics Walk-in: 2016-10-28

I-131 and I-765 approved: 2017-01-04 (Day 85)

I-485 approved: 2017-01-19 (Day 100)

EAD/AP Combo card received: 2017-01-20

Green Card received: 2017-01-25

ROC I-751 Packet sent: 2018-10-26

ROC I-751 Packet received: 2018-10-29

ROC I-751 NOA1 (Text message): 2018-11-02

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