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QUESTION: I just got married to a U.S. Citizen. I have two children in El Salvador, so when seeing all fees for the applications it adds up to $4,500 and we cannot pay for everything right away (taking into account my children's applications. What is the best way to apply that would be financially viable?
ANSWER: There is only one way to apply. There is no discount or break on fees. Everyone has to pay them.
If he cannot do that now, he does not have to. He can wait to petition for them later, when he can afford it.
QUESTION: And what is a the timeframe from when my husband petitions for my kids and they are granted permission to come?
ANSWER: It takes about 7 to 10 months to complete the entire process and for them to come to the US. The children must be under 18 at the time of your marriage.
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