How much does a marriage Green Card cost?
When you apply for Green Card, you must complete and submit the Form I-485, which is also known as the Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. Along with this form, you must submit a payment called a filing fee. This payment must be submitted by mail with your completed Form I-485. Because these fees are subject to change, it is important to double-check with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) before sending your payment and application.
Marriage Green Card Cost and Fees Breakdown
|Government Fees||Applicant in U.S.|
Family based sponsorship
|I-485 Green Card* Application||$1,140|
|Affidavit of Support Fee||$0|
|DOS Processing Fee||Not required|
|USCIS Immigrant Processing Fee||Not required|
|Government Fees||Applicant abroad|
Family based sponsorship
|I-485 Green Card* Application||Not required|
|Affidavit of Support Fee||$120|
|DOS Processing Fee||$325|
|USCIS Immigrant Processing Fee||$220|
|Government Fees||Applicant in U.S.||Applicant abroad|
|Petition I-130 Family based sponsorship||$535||$535|
|I-485 Green Card Application*||$1,140||Not required|
|Affidavit of Support Fee||$0||$120|
|DOS Processing Fee||Not required||$325|
|USCIS Immigrant Processing Fee||Not required||$220|
*** U.S. government fees plus the required medical exam is approximately $1,960 (for a spouse in U.S.) or $1,400 if spouse abroad including required medical exam.
Government Fee Exceptions
**Applicants aged 79 year or older are not required to pay the Biometrics fee.
Miscellaneous Costs – Varies
Medical examination Reed more
If spouse living in the U.S., he or she must use a USCIS approved physician.
If spouse applying abroad and applying for Immigrant visa abroad, must complete (schedule and attend) their medical examinations with authorized physicians before their scheduled interview dates. The required medical examination from approved physician approximately costs around $200.
Locating, obtaining and preparing supporting evidence: Along with the required fee you must submit supporting documents with your Form I-485. These may include but are not limited to immigration, court, bank and tax records. You are responsible for any payment required to obtain the original document(s) or copies of these documents.
You must provide these documents to USCIS in the original language along with the English translation when applicable. You are responsible for paying for any translation services, which generally cost a few hundred dollars.
You are responsible for paying for any train fare, bus fare, tolls, gasoline, airline tickets or other transportation costs associated with the acquisition of the required supporting documents.
More Money Matters
Attorney’s Fees: The amount you will incur for legal costs associated with your application for Green Card will depend on several things. If your application is fairly straight forward, with minimal complications, you can expect to pay less for legal services. However, difficulties in completing the application, acquiring the supporting documents or verifying your eligibility for Green Card will likely result in additional costs for these services.
How can I reduce these costs?
The simplest — but riskiest — way to cut the costs associated with your application for Green Card is to do everything yourself. On one hand, this means that you won’t incur any attorneys fees. On the other hand, without the help of a qualified immigration attorney, you have greater chances of making serious mistakes that could delay the review of your application, or even result in its rejection. Your only recourse in either case would be to file an appeal, and you may end up hiring an immigration lawyer to help you with that in the long run anyhow.
If you really don’t want to hire an immigration attorney, or you really don’t think you can afford it, there is another option. Here at Zontlaw, we provide a service that allows you to do most of the paperwork yourself, and have one of our experienced immigration attorneys review the material before you send it to USCIS. Once you have sent the application to us for our reveiw, the attorney assigned to your case will go over it thoroughly to identify any mistakes. If any are found, the attorney will then alert you about the problem, and let you know how to correct it before sending the application to USCIS. By using this approach, which is known as legal coaching, you will have peace of mind knowing that your application has been reviewed by an experienced immigration attorney without incurring significant legal costs.
How I can Check my case status?
What is concurrent filing?
How long will I have to wait for approve my application?
Employment-based adjustments can take anywhere from six months to two years to be approved.
Family-based, it could take at least 12-18 months or longer before your I-485 application could be adjudicated.
Can I leave the country while my adjustment is pending?
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