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Application Related Fees for U.S. Citizen to file Form I-130 for His Wife Outside U.S.

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For a U.S. citizen to file Form I-130 for his wife outside U.S., what kind of fees can be expected?


Answer:

Fees are charged for the following services, such as Department of State government services, fees for Visa Services, and fees for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS):

  • Filing an immigrant Petition for Alien Relative, Form I-130 (this fee is charged by USCIS);

  • Processing an immigrant visa application, Form DS-230 or DS-260;

  • Reviewing an Affidavit of Support, Form I-864, I-864EZ, or I-864W (for petitions filed in the United States);

  • Medical examination and required vaccinations (costs vary).

Other costs may include: translations; photocopying charges; fees for obtaining the documents you need for the immigrant visa application (such as passport, police certificates, birth certificates, etc.); and travel expenses to go to the embassy or consulate for the interview. Costs vary from country to country and case to case. 


 

 

 

 


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