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-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.