EB-2 / EB-3 PERM Services and Fees


The fee schedule for green card through labor certifications as follows: 


Legal Fees (for our Office)


$6,800  ($3,200 for preparing the Labor Certification Application at the commencement of the case followed by $2,400 for preparing Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker; and $1,200 for preparing Form I-485, Application to Adjust Status/Consular Processing.

Legal Fee for labor certification has to be borne by the employer (only corporate checks). From I-140 stage onwards, legal fee can be paid by personal/corporate checks (Although the law is not settled, the trend of DOL rulings seems to suggest that an I-140 may be considered part of employer's normal business expenses. Accordingly, DOL could hold that the employer is responsible for an I-140 related attorney fees and expenses. Although DOL has not explicitly stated this by regulations, we must make employers aware that such a legal position is indeed a distinct possibility. We highly recommend that the employers should pay the I-140 expenses.)

2. Filing Fees (to the USCIS): Single Applicant
  I-140: $700
  I-485, I-765, I-131, Fingerprinting: $1225

Federal Express Expenses: approximately $400


Advertising Costs: approx. $1000-2000, (Please note that we provide the ad but do not place the ads)


Educational Evaluation: approx.$150-295


Expert opinion in case of an audit: approx. $300-500

Please note: If the application is likely to be complicated, we charge higher amounts for legal fees. Most cases fall in $6,800 range.
Note: The filing fee of $1225 includes fee for applications I-485, I-765, and I-131, and fingerprinting irrespective of whether I-765 and I-131 applications are submitted along with I-485.


Submitted by Priyanka Pottath (not verified) on Fri, 06/17/2022 - 12:17 Permalink


I am on H1B and need to file for EB-2 PERM as soon as possible. My company is willing to sponsor. However, we don't have any internal lawyer or immigration dept and hence I will be the point of contact as well as by Manager.

Please let me know how to proceed if you are interested.

Thank you.

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