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The cost to obtain a VISA are not deductible unfortunately on your tax return. I wish I could advise differently.

The IRS does not allow you to deduct USCIS fees from your income for tax purposes. Nor can you deduct the cost of legal representation for an immigration matter, as this expense does not meet the IRS guideline: a deductible expense must be directly related to the production of income.

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