I am often asked how much is a fiance visa. Here is a current (2018) breakdown of the charges you should expect to pay during the fiance visa process. USCIS does change the fees so make sure to double check prior to sending in your case. The current fees are:
a) USCIS filing fee to start the fiance visa case is $535;
b) The embassy fee for the fiance visa is $265 (this is paid near the end of the process at the embassy where the fiance visa interview is held); and
c) The medical examination fee will vary by country. In some countries it is as low as $60 and in some countries it is as high as $300. This fee will be paid directly to the medical provider.
In addition, you will need to pay to have any supporting documents which are in a foreign language translated into English (for example a birth certificate), for a passport for your fiance (if she does not already have one) and passport photos for the case.
These are the filing and miscellaneous fees you should expect to pay. If you hire an attorney-not a notario or immigration consultant- to help you with your case there will be attorneys fees as well. (Shameless plug: our fees are very competitive and we offer monthly payment plans).
If you would like more information about the fiance visa process make sure to read our most popular blog post: Ten Things You Should Know About the Fiance Visa Process.
Lawrence Gruner is a Sacramento Immigration Lawyer with over 20 years of experience handling immigration cases. His office handles cases in California, the United States and the World. He would be happy to talk to you about your immigration case. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 916-760-7270 or 888-801-6558.