The cost of the CR1 spousal visa process is significant. Costs include things like travel, several government fees, medical exams and any assistance you hire for help.
Fortunately, the various steps tend to break out the times that certain monies are due. Every case is unique and only you can truly calculate the cost of your overall tab, but the typical case can range from about $1,200 to $5,000 including government fees, medical exam, assistance and miscellaneous.
|Everyone pays these.||Varies based on your situation.|
|USCIS Filing Fee: $535*||Travel Costs|
|NVC Fee: $445||Medical Exam (Varies by country.)|
|USCIS Immigrant Fee: $220*||Assistance (ie. RapidVisa or an attorney)|
|Total Government fees: $1,200|
This is the fee required to get the ball rolling with your petition. It goes along with the Form I-130 in the initial filing of the CR1/IR1 visa petition.
This consists of a combination of 2 fees – The affidavit of support fee of $120, and the DS-260 visa application fee of $325.
The immigrant fee is paid via the USCIS Electronic Immigration System and is required for the green card.
This cost varies based on the country for your interview. It is paid directly to a medical facility determined by the U.S. Consulate.
The cost for the alien spouse to travel to the USA after the visa, along with any travel the petitioner does can vary from a few hundred to tens of thousands of dollars. Also consider if the alien is not from the city where the consulate interview will take place, there is more travel.
Lawyers can average from around $1,800 to about $3,000 for a straightforward case. RapidVisa’s assistance starts at $450 and has payment plans starting at $217 per month. Other agencies charge around $800-1,400.