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K1 Visa Form I-485 fee

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Hello, I found that the fee we will need to pay for the I-485 is $1,225. This is the filing fee for the form. I read if it is approved less than 2 years into the marriage, my fiance gets a conditional green card for 2 years. Then, form I-751 needs to be filed 90 days before the conditional green card expires. The filing fee for this for is an additional $595. This is a total of $1,820 because we used a K1 Visa? What happens at this point? Do we file another I-485 plus $1,225, or is this the purpose of the I-751? Also, Employment authorization documents cost $485 to get processed, so that is yet another fee so $2,305? Thank you.

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I believe that employment authorization can be filed concurrently with the Form I-485 for no additional charge. The I-751 would be filed after 2 years, but not another I-485. The USCIS website should be able to give you all the instructions on the various forms. Have you checked there?

 

Overall you are looking at additional filing fees over $2K. Immigration is not cheap : )

 

Good luck!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Argentina
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the k1 is only to enter the country to marry, there is no GC at this point

 

after marriage you will file the adjustment of status, the work and travel permits don't cost anything when sent with the i485, so the cost is waived, you don't need to pay for the i765 or i131. there is no adjustment of status after the removal of conditions', since your spouse will be a US Resident

 

before the 2 year gc expires, your spouse must prove once again that your marriage is bonafide to get the 10 year GC. he or she sends the form with the evidence. if all goes well, your spouse will get the 10 year GC

 

 

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The fee for the I-751 is $680.........That is for the I-751 plus biometrics fee.


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3 minutes ago, Jrock7 said:

I checked on the USCIS website. Oh it's $680? So the site is wrong?

There is also an $85 biometrics fee which must be paid along with the I-751 fee.......

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Argentina
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hi

 

yup, and when she decides to naturalize, apply for citizenship, there will be a biometric fee for the N400

 

so another biometrics for citizenship

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Jrock7 said:

Is there a biometrics fee for every single thing we pay for, for every single fee?

Yes.......the immigration process requires a great deal of knowledge, planning, time, patience, and money........good luck.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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13 minutes ago, Jrock7 said:

Is there a biometrics fee for every single thing we pay for, for every single fee?

everything you need to do will incur a fee. sometimes pretty hefty ones.

 

hope you have a good job. this is not a cheap process.


i 485, 130, EAD and AP

04/09/2019    NOA1 received/check cashed i 485 and 131

04/19/2019    Rec'd appointment letter for biometrics

05/02/2019    Biometrics

05/15/2019    Submitted initial request for EAD expedite 5/22 faxed info

06/05/2019    EAD APPROVAL!!!!!!!!!!  06/06/2019    AP Approval

06/13/2019    Combo Card Received in Mail

06/19/2019    Social Security Card received in mail

10/07/2019     Received interview date letter for 11/7/19

11/07/2019     AOS Interview-Norfolk

11/10/2019     APPROVED (notification rec'd 11/10, approval dated 11/8)

11/14/2019     Case status update that card is in mail ❤️ received 11/16

DONE FOR TWO YEARS!!! ;)

 

Filed everything ourselves from K1, then married, withdrew k1, decided to adjust directly and filed I-130 and AOS ourselves with no RFE's or delays.

 

 

CR1 for Child under 21 (20 at time of filing)- Filed by LPR Spouse for his son

4/4/20     Mailed packet

4/12/20   NOA1 rec'd

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Russia
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5 hours ago, Jrock7 said:

Is there a biometrics fee for every single thing we pay for, for every single fee?

There wasn't one for the I-129F :lol:

 

But pretty much every form that changes your spouse's (you'll have to be married before you can start the next step, so they won't be your fiance(e) anymore) immigration status requires new biometrics, and they charge for it.


K-1                             AOS
NOA1 Notice Date: 2018-05-31    NOA1 Notice Date: 2019-04-11
NOA2 Date: 2018-11-16           Biometrics Date: 2019-05-10
Arrived at NVC:  2018-12-03     EAD/AP In Hand: 2019-09-16
Arrived in Moscow: 2018-12-28   GC Interview Date: 2019-09-25
Interview date: 2019-02-14      GC In Hand: 2019-10-02
Visa issued: 2019-02-28
POE: 2019-03-11
Wedding: 2019-03-14

 

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