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Hello Everyone,

Have just found this site, so hoping I can possibly get a little info.  My American husband lives in america, I am British living in UK. We have been married for 7 yrs, (I got married in USA), but never lived there. My husband had his ILR for UK, but was so homesick, not settled here, so he went back to  USA. We have decided now that I will go and live  with him in USA. I know it is the spouse visa, and have read about, (just making initial inquires for now), but what I can t work out, is  how much is it to file, does my husband pay when he first files for me $535, then do I pay $535 too, then the payment  for the Visa Packet, and green card, so would that make it approx  $1300, would that be correct, or am I way off. Greatly appriciate any help, info etc. Also, if anyone  could give an approx  idea of how long the whole process would take. Thank you  for any help. Sandy 

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hi

 

you both should read the guides here to understand the process, for now it's only the i130 and i130A. which is $535. he can pay it with check or money order sent with the form, or he can file a form to use his credit or debit card and once received, the office will deduct the payment from his account. that is sent with the i130. immigration always needs to receive payment with forms or they won't process it. the whole process will take a year or more.

 

for the rest, as stated read the guides

 

 

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13 minutes ago, sandyanddavid said:

Hello Everyone,

Have just found this site, so hoping I can possibly get a little info.  My American husband lives in america, I am British living in UK. We have been married for 7 yrs, (I got married in USA), but never lived there. My husband had his ILR for UK, but was so homesick, not settled here, so he went back to  USA. We have decided now that I will go and live  with him in USA. I know it is the spouse visa, and have read about, (just making initial inquires for now), but what I can t work out, is  how much is it to file, does my husband pay when he first files for me $535, then do I pay $535 too, then the payment  for the Visa Packet, and green card, so would that make it approx  $1300, would that be correct, or am I way off. Greatly appriciate any help, info etc. Also, if anyone  could give an approx  idea of how long the whole process would take. Thank you  for any help. Sandy 

The visa is IR 1.. spouse visa

First step is for him to file the I 130 with its required documentation as  fee. The adjudication of this petition takes around 8 months. Once this is approved the petition is sent to the NVC. Fees at the NVC are the visa application fee and Affidavitb support application fee . The NVC process can take 3 to 5 months. The application is then sent to your US Consulate .. for you it is in London.. where you will interview . In preparation for the interview you will have a medical exam ., fees vary in each country and are payable to the medical centre directly . After the visa is issued you pay the $220 USD Green Card fee. 

The whole process is taking 12 to 15 months. You can visit him in the US for short trips .. I suggest you update your ESTA prior to startling the visa application 

 

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The entire process will takes a year or so.  

 

For now, it's just one fee of $535 to file the I-130 and I-130a.

 

In 6-9 months, the I-130 gets approved and sent to the NVC.

 

At the NVC, you will pay a $325 fee for the DS-260 immigrant visa processing and a $120 fee for the I-864 Affidavit of Support.

 

You will also need to pay for a medical exam.  Fees varies by countries.  

 

Then you go to an visa interview.

 

Once your visa is approved, you pay a $220 fee for your green card.  

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Welcome to Visa Journey.  This is a great resource during the entire immigration experience!  This process requires a great deal of knowledge, planning, time, patience, and money.......You are in a good situation in that you can make short visits to the US (per discretion of CBP) during the 12-14 month process.


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For UK applicants it is worth speaking to your GP to see if you can get any of the required vaccinations that you are missing done by the GP on the NHS. I was able to get all of mine that way. Much better than the prices charged by Knightsbridge Doctors (the doctor you MUST use for the medical when the time comes). 


 

 

 

 

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Would have been quicker of he applied before moving but water under the bridge, also normally recommended to get UKC in case things change.


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