Listed below is a table of our fees for I-140 application after
Labor Certification and I-485 applications, which consist of attorney's
fees and filing fees. Filing fees are fees that are set by the USCIS
to cover the cost of its immigration services. Attorney's fees are
the fees charged by the firm for professional services rendered.
The initial attorney's fees are due upon signing the retainer agreement
with us. The filing fee is due anytime before the application is
filed with USCIS. Fees due upon approval (if applicable) are paid
when the USCIS approves the case. The fees range in price due to the
complexity of issues or length of process time and work involved.
Keep in mind that these fees are estimates and that fees may vary,
depending on the difficulty/simplicity and specific facts of each
As mentioned above, filing fees are charged by the U.S. government (USCIS in particular). Processing thousands of applications is expensive and requires the services of dozens of immigration officers, specialists, analysts, managers, and other bureaucrats.
Note that filing fees that apply to your case should be submitted to our firm a sufficient period of time before filing your application with USCIS.
Initial Attorney’s Fee
The initial fee is due upon retaining Zhang & Associates. Our firm must receive this payment before we can start work on your case.
Approval Attorney’s Fee
The approval fee is due upon your application’s approval. Accordingly, this fee is applicable only if your L petition is approved. Note that it is due promptly after receiving an approval notice.
Fees listed above are subject to change without a notice. Moreover, they are for the majority cases in each category. An individual client may be charged at a higher fee, depending on the totality of the circumstances for the client. Zhang and Attorneys have the discretion to charge a higher fee than the fee schedules listed above.
Silver Key Service: For questions which are basic and straightforward
and do not involve complicated facts, the service rate is $120 for
a half hour.
Gold Key Service: For questions which are complex and involve
complicated facts, the service rate is $240 for an hour.
Platinum Key Service: For questions involve complicated facts
that require extensive research and document review, all questions
concerning a specific issue will be advised. The service rate is
$500 per issue.
After the consultation, if you decide to retain us for your services,
our office will offset the consultation fee against the final payment
towards the specific matter initially discussed.
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click one of the following topics:
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Filing and "Child Status Protection Act"
Frequently Asked Questions about I-40 and I-485
Services that We Provide
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