How much does a K2 visa cost?

How much does a K2 visa cost?

The I-129F filing fee of $535 is one of numerous expenses associated with the K-2. A biometric charge of up to $85. The embassy may charge a fee of $265. Other fees include $10 for each additional year of stay, $160 for fingerprinting, and $30 for medical exams.

The total cost of obtaining a K-2 visa can be as high as $1,090 if all of the following conditions are met:

You must pay for your own application process including filing fee, passport photos, and interview (if requested). Your employer will be required by law to withhold employment taxes from your wages. If you do not have enough money withheld from your paycheck to cover the application processing fee, you will need to find another way to pay for it.

Your employer must file an I-9 form for any job that pays less than $100,000 per year. Failure to do so could result in fines or even termination of your job. However, an employer can usually claim an exemption for employees who qualify as "expatriates" under federal immigration law.

If you are granted a K-2 visa, your employer must continue to pay your normal salary while you are away on vacation or illness.

How much does the K1 visa cost?

The filing fees for the K-1 procedure as of early 2021 were $535 for Form I-129F (submitted with USCIS), $265 for the K visa application (paid to the consulate), and $1,225 for Form I-485 and the adjustment of status package (filed with USCIS), including the biometrics charge. This puts the total government fee in the United States to $2,025. The Canadian government charges a similar amount when processing a K-1 petition.

There are no fees to submit an initial K-1 petition or to change or renew a previously filed K-1. However, if your circumstances have changed since you filed the original K-1 petition, you will need to file a new K-1 or request a change/renewal from your sponsoring employer. In addition, any non-immigrant employees who were included on the K-1 but are now no longer with the company must be removed from the K-1 to maintain consistency between the list of employees and the list of beneficiaries under the will or trust. Finally, if there are any changes to the information required by Form I-918, "Employment Authorization Document," these must be updated with the consulate before the employee can begin work in the United States.

It is important to note that while most countries require their citizens to obtain visas before traveling to them, the United States does not have a reciprocal travel arrangement with Canada so all visitors to either country must obtain a visa. In fact, according to the Department of State website, Americans cannot visit Canada without a valid visa or entry permit.

How much does it cost to sponsor someone on a K1 visa?

Overview of the Basic K1 Visa Fees

Government FeesVariable Costs
Everyone pays these.Varies based on your situation.
USCIS Filing Fee: $535Travel Costs
Embassy Fee: $265Medical Exam (Varies by country.)
Total Government fees: $800Assistance (ie. RapidVisa or an attorney)

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