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How Much Does a Green Card Cost When Applying with Children?

Government fees and other common expenses for green card applicants with children

How much does it cost to apply for a green card with children?

Applying for a green card with children adds additional costs which depend on where you’re applying from and whether your sponsor is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. We break down the green card costs for beneficiary spouses and accompanying children below.

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Fees When Applying From Outside of the U.S.

The following chart breaks down both the mandatory fees you must pay when applying for a green card from outside of the U.S. with a child included. The charts specifies the fees for both spouses and children, depending on the immigration status of the sponsor.

Outside of the U.S. with U.S. Citizen Sponsor (CR-1/IR-1 & CR-2/IR-2)
Fee TypeCost to SpouseCost to Child
Family Sponsorship Form (I-130)$675$675
Green Card Application Form (I-485)Not requiredNot required
Financial Support Form (I-864)$120$0
Work Permit Application Form (I-765) (optional)Not requiredNot required
Travel Permit Application Form (I-131) (optional)Not requiredNot required
State Department Processing$325$325
USCIS Immigrant Fee$235$235
Medical ExaminationVariesVaries
Total$1,235$1,235

Outside of the U.S. with U.S. Green Card Holder Sponsor (F21 & F22)
Fee TypeCost to SpouseCost to Child
Family Sponsorship Form (I-130)$675$0
Green Card Application Form (I-485)Not requiredNot required
Financial Support Form (I-864)$120$0
Work Permit Application Form (I-765) (optional)Not requiredNot required
Travel Permit Application Form (I-131) (optional)Not requiredNot required
State Department Processing$325$325
USCIS Immigrant Fee$235$235
Medical ExaminationVariesVaries
Total$1,235$560

Fees When Applying From Within the U.S.

The following chart breaks down both the mandatory fees you must pay when applying for a green card inside the U.S. with a child included. The charts specifies the fees for both spouses and children, depending on the immigration status of the sponsor.

In the U.S. with U.S. Citizen Sponsor (CR-6/IR-6 & CR-7/IR-7)
Fee TypeCost to SpouseCost to Child
Family Sponsorship Form (I-130)$675$675
Green Card Application Form (I-485)$1440$950 for children under 14
$1440 for children 14 and older
Financial Support Form (I-864)$0$0
Work Permit Application Form (I-765) (optional)$0$0
Travel Permit Application Form (I-131) (optional)$0$0
State Department ProcessingNot requiredNot required
USCIS Immigrant FeeNot requiredNot required
Medical ExaminationVariesVaries
Total$1,815$1,625 or $1,815

In the U.S. with U.S. Green Card Holder Sponsor (F26 & F27)
Fee TypeCost to SpouseCost to Child
Family Sponsorship Form (I-130)$675$0
Green Card Application Form (I-485)$1440$750 for children under 14
$1,140 for children 14 and older
Financial Support Form (I-864)$0$0
Work Permit Application Form (I-765) (optional)$0$0
Travel Permit Application Form (I-131) (optional)$0$0
Biometrics (Fingerprints & Photo)$85$0 for children under 14
$85 for children 14 and older
State Department ProcessingNot requiredNot required
USCIS Immigrant FeeNot requiredNot required
Medical ExaminationVariesVaries
Total$1,760$750 or $1,225

Adjusting From a K-1 Fiancé Visa to a Green Card with Children

If you’re currently in the U.S. on a K-1 visa, and adjusting your status to a green card with dependent children, you can expect the following costs:

Adjusting From a K-1 Fiancé Visa to a Green Card with Children (CF1 & CF2)
Fee TypeCost to SpouseCost to Child
Family Sponsorship Form (I-130)Not requiredNot required
Green Card Application Form (I-485)$1440$950 for children under 14
$1440 for children 14 and older
Financial Support Form (I-864)$0$0
Work Permit Application Form (I-765) (optional)$0$0
Travel Permit Application Form (I-131) (optional)$0$0
Biometrics (Fingerprints & Photo)$85$0 for children under 14
$85 for children 14 and older
State Department ProcessingNot requiredNot required
USCIS Immigrant FeeNot requiredNot required
Medical ExaminationVariesVaries
Total$1,225$750 or $1,225

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