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Hi everyone!  How much is the cost from start to finish? I really want to start the petition process for my parents.  I'm contemplating whether to petition them or to go the Tourist visa route? They don't want to live in the US but I would love them to come visit and take them places... thank you so much!!!! 

 

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57 minutes ago, OhmyPinaypay0931 said:

They don't want to live in the US...

 

If they don’t want to move or live there, it’s a total waste of time and money to petition for them..

 

go tourist visa.. way faster and way cheaper


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1 hour ago, OhmyPinaypay0931 said:

Hi everyone!  How much is the cost from start to finish? I really want to start the petition process for my parents.  I'm contemplating whether to petition them or to go the Tourist visa route? They don't want to live in the US but I would love them to come visit and take them places... thank you so much!!!! 

 

Immigration is really expensive if they don't plan to live with you good then don't spend that's much I would suggest. Still I am writing the total cost start to finish for each of them

Petition $535

Nvc fees $320 

Affadavit of support fees $120 (for both parents)

Green card $220 ( should be paid before entering United states 

Biometric fees $80

I don't know if your native city has the embassy or they would be needing to travel another city ( add that cost if required)

US tickets and shopping 

 

Tourist visa is risky depending on their country travel history and their ties back to their home country. 

Edited by Alice L

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Another vote for a Tourist visa.


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1 hour ago, Alice L said:

x2 for all of the fees and forms below:

Petition $535

Nvc fees $320 DS-260 fee $325

Affadavit of support fees $120 (for both parents) 

Green card $220 ( should be paid before entering United states They are allowed to pay it after US entry if they want: https://my.uscis.gov/uscis-immigrant-fee/

Biometric fees $80

I don't know if your native city has the embassy or they would be needing to travel another city ( add that cost if required)

Panel Physician Exam Fee

US tickets and shopping

A few corrections

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11 hours ago, HRQX said:

A few corrections

We are just on the process of paying all these fees. Thank you for add medical exam but the rest of the fees are correct including $120 for affadavit of support fee and $80 biometric fee.

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18 hours ago, OhmyPinaypay0931 said:

How much is the cost from start to finish?

If you decide on the petition for an immigrant visa route, there are many more costs that just filing the paperwork.  There really is no end to it and they are much higher than a few thousand dollars.  As their financial sponsor, you will need to support them financially for living expenses for many years, also you need the financial means to pay for their health care which can be very expensive and will be considered at the time of their visa interview to prove to the IO that they can pass the public charge concern that is a big deal these days.  They should apply for a tourist visa first and see what happens.  If that doesn't work, then consider the immigrant visa.  Good luck whatever path you choose.

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9 hours ago, Alice L said:

We are just on the process of paying all these fees. Thank you for add medical exam but the rest of the fees are correct including $120 for affadavit of support fee and $80 biometric fee.

both parents if petitioned at the same time should only mean one $120 processing fee.  Biometrics was not paid to the NVC.  


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19 hours ago, HRQX said:

Source?

Is there a fee for the Affidavit of Support forms?

 

Yes, there is a $120 fee per case for reviewing the Affidavit of Support (Forms I-864, I-864A, I-864W and/or I-864EZ) when the form(s) is (are) filed in the United States. There is only one fee charged, even if there are multiple financial sponsors associated with a single case. This fee is paid online at ceac.state.gov. The petitioner will need the NVC case number and Invoice Identification Number to log onto this site. See Immigrant Services - Other Fees.

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11 minutes ago, Alice L said:

Is there a fee for the Affidavit of Support forms?

 

Yes, there is a $120 fee per case for reviewing the Affidavit of Support (Forms I-864, I-864A, I-864W and/or I-864EZ) when the form(s) is (are) filed in the United States. There is only one fee charged, even if there are multiple financial sponsors associated with a single case. This fee is paid online at ceac.state.gov. The petitioner will need the NVC case number and Invoice Identification Number to log onto this site. See Immigrant Services - Other Fees.

That doesn't state that if both parents are petitioned at the same time there is only 1 fee.

 

That is referring to no additional fee for having "multiple financial sponsors."

Edited by HRQX

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20 hours ago, HRQX said:

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It works the same way as when you petition a spouse and a child at the same time.

 

 


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