Spousal Visa - Cost

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) has associated filing fees for each petition and application. Filing fees are posted on the USCIS website for each form along with special instructions and where to file.  

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Cost Comparison by Pathway 

Fees listed in the chart below must be paid directly to the "U.S. Department of Homeland Security."

You + Spouse Inside U.S. You + Spouse Outside U.S.
If you are a U.S. Citizen Form I-130: $535
Form I-485: $1,140
Form I-864: $0
Form I-765: $0 when filing with I-485
Form I-131: $0 when filing
with I-485
Biometrics fee: $85
Total: $1,760
Form I-130: $535
Immigrant Visa Processing Fee: $325
Affidavit of Support Fee: $120
USCIS Immigrant Fee: $220
Total: $ 1,200
If you are a Lawful Permanent Resident (“LPR” or Green Card Holder) Form I-130: $535
Form I-485: $1,140
Form I-864: $0
Form I-765: $0
Form I-131: $0
Biometrics Fee: $85
Total: $1,760
Form I-130: $535
Immigrant Visa Processing Fee: $325
Affidavit of Support Fee: $120
USCIS Immigrant Fee: $220
Total: $1,200

*Fees listed in the chart above are for spousal applications only. Additional fees may be required for derivative children of the foreign spouse or by select U.S. Embassies or Consulates. (Let a Boundless Team Member assist you.)

Non-USCIS Fees:

  • Medical Exam by USCIS designated physician –  The cost of your medical exam will vary by country and physician. Please be sure your medical exam is completed by a USCIS designated physician.
  • Vaccinations (if necessary) – Should your medical exam require it, you may need to update your vaccinations before receiving your completed medical examination report.
  • Translation services – If you have any documents that are in a language other than English, these documents will require a certified translation to accompany them. The cost of these services will vary.
  • Original or Certified Documents: When going to your interview, you will be asked to bring the original copy of your documents as well as photocopies. There may be associated fees with requesting certain certified documents as well as service fees for photocopying documents. 
  • Travel – Upon approval of an immigrant visa, your spouse will need to secure transportation to enter into the U.S. Airline tickers vary by region, airline, and dates of travel.
  • Courier Service Registration (if necessary) – Should the U.S. Embassy or Consulate you are working with require a courier service for which to mail your documents after processing, you will need to sign up for these services. Costs will vary.
  • Other fees may be associated with the specific U.S Embassy or Consulate processing your case. Please visit the Department of State’s website for your particular U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad. 

Non-USCIS Fees:

  • To USCIS (United State Citizenship and Immigration Services) – All USCIS filing fees must be submitted via postal mail payable with a check or money order to The Department of Homeland Security with exception of the USCIS Immigrant Fee. Before mailing, please check the USCIS website for your corresponding form to determine the appropriate lockbox or service center to mail your package. 
  • To NVC (National Visa Center) – Payments made to NVC are made online through the Immigrant Visa Invoice Payment Center. You must have your NVC Case Number and your Invoice ID Number all of which can be found on your NVC Welcome Letter.
  • Abroad – If you are attempting to make payments to USCIS from abroad, please contact your local USCIS field office nearest you. For those without access to a USCIS field office, send payment to the USCIS Chicago Lockbox. 

Frequently Asked Questions

“Is there a way to waive the filing fees?”

USCIS does not grant fee waivers for Form I-130. A fee waiver may apply to very limited Form I-485 cases. Please see Form I-912 instructions HERE

“Are filing fees refundable?

According to USCIS, filling fees and biometric services fees are non-refundable regardless of the decision on the application. Please see Form I-130 instructions HERE and Form I-485 instructions HERE.

HAVE IMMIGRATION QUESTIONS?

Have questions about the spousal visa? Let us help.
We're preparing to launch our first product to help U.S. citizens and Green Card holders apply for visas for their spouses.
For early access, please complete the information below and we will set up a free 15-minute consultation with you.


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