What are the fees associated with an immigration case?
Legal and filing fees are the typical costs associated with filing an immigration petition. While legal fees are what your attorney will be charging to handle your case, filing fees are the fees an administrative agency, like USCIS or the State Department, will charge to adjudicate your case. Our firm handles a majority of our cases at a fixed rate unless the case is more complex.
A retainer agreement is generally signed by clients following a case evaluation and consultation. Upon receipt of the signed retainer agreement, payment is required before we begin your case.
Personal Immigration Website Once payment is received, a personal immigration web page will be ordered. Our staff will provide you with a username and password to access your web page. It is imperative you keep your username and password safe. Your personal immigration website will have instructions, checklists, and biographic forms that must be submitted to begin the processing of your case. This is also where you will find all updates to your case including, but not limited to the following:
👉 USCIS Receipt and Approval Notices; 👉 RFEs (Request for Evidence); 👉 Missing Documents; and 👉 Other Updates/Specific Inquiries. So, please sure to keep your login information for continued access to up-to-date information regarding your case!
USCIS/Government Filing Fees
Depending upon your case, you will have to pay a government filing fee to one of the following government agencies:
👉 USCIS - U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (generally fees for cases filed in the United States must be made payable to the, “Department of Homeland Security”.
👉 U.S. Department of State - cases that require consular processing will go through the Department of State. Filing fees are sent as “Fee Bills” via email with instructions on how to set up your account and make payment online.
We are dedicated to making immigration affordable to our clients. Please read more about our pro bono and low bono qualifications. Find out whether you are eligible for the affordable immigration options. It is important to retain detailed financial documents for determination upon submission.
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