New York, NY asked in Immigration Law for New York

Q: How much does an attorney cost for filing an NIW and I-485 assuming all the documents are ready?

Hi, I have been working with a lawyer for my NIW and I-485. My case is ready to file and I have paid all his fees. But he is now saying that due to the huge caseload he cannot file my case for several weeks. Can you please suggest what should I do and how much does an attorney costs for just filing. So, I can hire a new one who can file for me in a week. Thanks

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Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Traverse City, MI

A: There is no "standard" fee for such work. The best way to find out cost is to call around attorneys who handle this type of work, explain the situation and ask for a "quote". However, you will likely have a hard time finding an attorney to "take over" the filing and be able to file so quickly as the new attorney would still have to review the work of the first attorney to make sure it is done correctly. So unfortunately it is probably best to just stick with the first attorney you hired but stay on top of him to make sure he understands time is of the essence to you. Best wishes!

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