We both have clean backgrounds and plan to get married, and afterwards remain, in the U.S. Since we have no idea how much our marriage and immigration would cost, we're not sure how to properly plan for this, and therefore would really appreciate an estimated amount. We've been together for about a year.
This is a very common area of immigration practice. Hire a lawyer to assist you with any pitfalls. The cost varies, but USCIS application fees remain the same for now. In all you looking at $1500 in USCIS and $500 for medical. Court cost for your marriage will be less than $100. Good luck on your marriage.
I am not sure, I understand what the "cost of the marriage" means. You will have to explain.
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Usually a marriage license will be a few hundered dollars. The U.S. citizen petition paperwork of a foreign spouse is generally under $1500 for uscis fees. Attorney fees can range from $1000-$3000 depending on complexity and attorney experience and attention to detail and thoroughness of the submitted package. Best of luck and contact a USA immigration attorney.
The petition/application filing fees payable to Immigration will total $1,490. You also have the green card specific medical exam to pay for, cost varies, but never exceed a couple of hundreds.
Attorney's fees for the I-130 and I-485 adjustment of status preparation can vary from attorney to attorney, according to that attorney's reputation and experience, complexity of your individual case, as well as the particular attorney's willingness to take on your case. Inquire within with a few selected attorneys in your area to get a feel.
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The best thing for you to do is check out profiles and websites, find someone you think you'd like, and call and ask about fees. It's actually not allowed for lawyers to "get together" to determine what an appropriate fee is. Also, make sure to ask what it includes, for example, does it include the lawyer attending the interview with you.
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The answer depends on how you immigrate and the manner of entry from Canada to the U.S. The government costs noted reference stateside adjustment of status, green card processing. There is also consular processing through Canada on a marriage visa, and preprocessing on a green card. The government fees and attorney fees for each are different. What you need is an immigration plan, so it helps to contact several attorneys privately and consider options. It is not appropriate for attorneys to quote fees on a community board like this, so you should make a few quick contacts and see what shakes. Kindly, Allan
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Get married when you want to get married because you want to get married. Don't wait until you can afford immigration fees, because it is nothing to do with immigration. Except that immigration is paranoid about marriage fraud, so take advantage of this to include close family and friends in your wedding so you can demonstrate later that it is all real. Good luck to you both.
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