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Hi,

 

I know that there will be many variables in how much the visa will cost to obtain, depending on various situations. Though wondering if someone can help give a ball park figure as to the total $ it will cost to obtain IR1 Spousal visa? In regards to fees to be paid, not including flights to move etc. Right from applying for I-130, to entering the country and set up to begin working.

 

Any help or advise is appreciated.

 

Thanks,

Keith

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USCIS.gov for I-130 cost - on their fees page

state.gov immigrant visas for NVC process costs - Affidavit of Support is I believe around $88 then cost of immigrant visa and then cost of green card printing. 
 

About $1500? 


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Posted (edited)

Around $1500 total but it’s done in stages..

stage 1 - i130 = $535

stage 2 NVC = AOS and IV package I think cost me around $600 for both

stage 3= fee at embassy or on entry for GC issuance is another $250 ish

Edited by Duke & Marie

 

  • Married 14 April 2018
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  • NOA1 PD 5 Oct 2018 (Nebraska) 
  • NOA2 30 September 2019 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌
  • Sent to NVC 10 October 2019
  • AOS/IV Package Submitted 15 November 2019 
  • Expidite Request Declined 😢11 March 2020
  • Filed AOS 04/21 Lockdown in NOLA with Virus
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Don't forget medical and vaccination costs and travel and lodging if needed.

 

14 minutes ago, Duke & Marie said:

Around $1500 total but it’s done in stages..

stage 1 - i130 = $535

stage 2 NVC = AOS and IV package I think cost me around $600 for both

stage 3= fee at embassy or on entry for GC issuance is another $250 ish

Sure makes Mary's immigrant visa cost when we moved to Mexico look like nothing! $38 for the Visa (done in 5 hours) but $500 for her expedited green card (done in 6 weeks).


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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Posted (edited)

See above for paperwork fees.  They could increase soon due to the pandemic.

Yes, medical (~400$ but varies from country to country) and vaccinations (if you aren't up to date).

Travel and lodging if you don't live near the embassy that you have to interview at (some of them are in other countries, or on the other side of your country).

Costs for other things like fingerprinting for police clearances from every country that you've lived (50-200$), a bunch of passport pictures (20$), notarized documents, certified translations, ordering copies of marriages certificate/other documents and obtaining other misc. documents that may be specific to your case (divorce decrees, adoption paperwork for kids, proof of relationship stuff etc.).

Then any legal costs if you choose to use a lawyer to just ask a few questions (~150$) or do your whole case (1000 - 3000$) or something in between.

Edited by saraannbailey

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: England
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2 hours ago, Maverick1990 said:

Hi,

 

I know that there will be many variables in how much the visa will cost to obtain, depending on various situations. Though wondering if someone can help give a ball park figure as to the total $ it will cost to obtain IR1 Spousal visa? In regards to fees to be paid, not including flights to move etc. Right from applying for I-130, to entering the country and set up to begin working.

 

Any help or advise is appreciated.

 

Thanks,

Keith


I have a list for the UK. Note the currency it is paid in and calculate exchange rates as needed.
 

IR1/CR1 spouse basic fees

$535 Spouse Petition (USCIS)

$325 visa fee (NVC)

$120 affidavit of support review (NVC)

£55 police certificate (ACRO)

£350 medical (Knightsbridge clinic) pay at the appointment

$30 or $0 (Courier) home delivery or pick up at depot

$220 Immigrant fee after you get the visa (USCIS ELIS)

 

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The variables in the equation are the police certificates, medical, various paperwork, and travel costs.  The constants are the I-130, AOS, Visa, and green card fees. 

$1200 USD for non-variable fees.

(K1 for example has $1810 USD in non-variable fees)


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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