To file Form I-130 for my relative outside U.S., what
kind of fees can be expected?
Immigration application related fees are charged for different
services, such as fees for Department of State government services,
fees for Visa Services, and fees for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
- Filing an immigrant Petition
for Alien Relative, Form I-130, this fee is charged by USCIS;
- Processing an immigrant visa
application, Form DS-260;
- Medical examination and
required vaccinations - costs vary;
Also, Form I-864 is required for most
family-based immigrants and some employment-based immigrants to show
that they have adequate means of financial support and are not likely
to rely on the U.S. government for financial support. There is no fee
when filed with USCIS or abroad with the Department of State (DOS). DOS
does charge a fee when this form is filed in the U.S.
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.