I need advice an help in the process to file a petition for my husband to come to the us an what would it cost for a immigration layer to do it
The fees for preparing an I-130 Petition are very reasonable. Some attorneys charge by the hour in which case the fee can be higher than attorneys who charge a flat rate to prepare and file the form with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services.
When discussing fees with an attorney, ask for a written agreement explaining whether the fees include legal representation on the I-130 Petition or also on the paperwork which shall need to be filed later with the National Visa Center such as an Affidavit of Economic Support, as well as the paperwork which shall need to be filed before the US Consulate in Haiti, such as the Application for an Immigrant Visa. Some attorneys charge one package price and some charge for this work in stages: a written agreement shall ensure you understand what you are paying for , and that the attorney you are working with understands all the stages of paperwork which need to be completed to make sure your spouse successfully obtains his immigrant visa abroad.
Generally if you are a US citizen or permanent resident of the US you may petition for your spouse. However, every matter is somewhat unique and you need to contact an attorney directly for an assessment and fee quote. You may contact an attorney directly through the AVVO site.
Attorney Robert Brown's (former INS Director, 1972-99) reply to your question is general in nature, and does not constitute legal advice as all facts are known to him. For specific advice or representation you should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law. Mr. Brown's reply on AVVO does not create an attorney/client relationship not constitute legal advice.
There is no one fit all price for alien relative petitions. You may wish to check with two or more lawyers in your area. The petition timeframe and process will depend on whether you are a U.S. citizen or a green card holder. Please contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Best of luck!
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If you are a resident or a U.S. citizen , you can begin the process by filing the FORM I-130.
As to legal representation , you should contact an experienced and qualified immigration attorney that can represent you with the entire process of obtaining the immigrant visa on behalf of your husband.
Good luck to you.
As a permanent resident or citizen of the United States you can file a petition for your husband to come to live with you in the US using Form I130, the fees varies, However you should retain an attorney to represent you in the process since there may be other legal issues during the whole process which can be complicated in some cases. Good luck !!
Your husband's immigrate visa process would begin with the filing of a family-based petition (Form I-130). The attorney's fees charged for any given case vary based on location and experience, as well as on the complexity of the case.. A good place to start is by searching for an immigration lawyer through AILA or on this site. Best wishes.
Please note, the above answer is for general informational purposes only and does not create an attorney-client relationship with this attorney or her law firm.
Lawyers' prices vary, but immigration prices do not.
Today, filing the initial petition for a relative costs $420.00 to file (government fees - not lawyer).
If your husband is outside of the United States then there will be two more government fees that you will pay electronically to the Department of State - one payment of $88 and another of $320.
Any other advice depends on your situation. Are you a citizen or a resident? Where does your husband live? How long have you been married?
Contact a lawyer for a consultation.
Filing fee is $1,480 altogether (travel documents, wor permit, etc. ) payable to the department of Homeland security. Attorney's fee varies anywhere between $1,000 to $5,500 depending on the city/state and competitiveness in the area of law. Personally I charge $1,500.
The petition and the consular processing or adjustment of status will depend on several factors, including if your spouse is in the country legally (and if not how he entered), your income as a sponsor, his criminal record (if any), and others.
The First step is the I-130 Petition and depending on the specific facts, either the adjustment of status in the U.S., or the consular processing (including a waiver) overseas.
The price will depend on these facts and complexities of your case. It is not a matter of a lawyer giving you a price, but on what different types of services your case needs. That can only be determined after an specific consultation.
Your first step should be to consult with an experienced immigration attorney. My colleagues provide you with excellent advice.
You may also make an info pass appointment at the USCIS and receive advice from an immigration officer free of charge.
It is a good idea if your fiance is able to come to US. However, i would not do anything until i speak to an Immigration attorney. The process called Adjustment of status while in US you may file petition with USCIS and pay the applicable fees (for fees see www.uscis.gov). If decided to file papers at overseas US Embassy then the cost and attorney fee and time frame will change. Your decision.
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