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Fiance Visa Cost

In 2019 the fiance visa costs are :

a) $535 for the USCIS filing fee to start the case.

b) $265 for the embassy fee for the fiance visa . This will be paid at the end of the case is $265 ; and

c) The medical examination fee . This fee will vary by country.  You shold expect to pay between $60 and $300 for this fee. You will be given instructions on when and where to pay these fees.

You will also pay other small miscellaneous costs like translation fees, passport fees, passport photo fees etc.. 

Costs For Legal Help

You will have 3 options when it comes to how you choose to handle your case. You can always file any case yourself. You can work with a notario or “immigration consultant” or other type of helper. Or you can work with a licensed immigration attorney.

If you work with a paralegal, “immigration consultant” ” typing service”or notario (who may or may not have any actual training, may or may not be licensed or insured and who cannot give you legal advice nor talk to the embassy or consulate on your behalf) the fees will be less than what an attorney would charge. 

However, the help that they will be able to provide you will be much more limited. My office receives calls almost weekly from potential clients who were working with non-attorneys and now need help to finish or repair their cases.

An attorney, although he or she would likely charge more than an “immigration helper”, is professionally trained to see all potential issues and potential pitfalls in your case and help you succeed. An attorney, unlike a paralegal or notario, can give you legal advice, look at all the possible problem areas in your case, and talk to the embassy or consulate on your behalf if any problems were to arise in your case.

The current approval rate for fiance visas is in the 50% range nationally in 2019. This is for all filed cases. Our approval rate is almost 100% in 2019. The stakes are high. If the case is not approved for some reason you will not be with your loved one likely for at least an extra 10 months. Therefore, it makes sense to at least consult with an experienced immigration attorney.

If you would like more information about the fiance visa process make sure to read our popular blog post: Ten Things You Should Know About the Fiance Visa Process.

If you would like more information about what to look for in an Immigration Attorney please read our article: “What You Should Know Before You Hire an Immigration Lawyer.

Our office handles fiance visa cases worldwide. You may consult with us on your fiance visa case, free of charge by emailing us at or calling 888-801-6558.




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