Green Card

Green Card

A Green Card is a common term referring to Lawful Permanent Residency status of a foreign national. Many believe that you can bypass a Green Card and directly apply for US Citizenship. However, just because you marry a US Citizen or have a family member who is a US Citizen, that does not mean you can go directly to US Citizenship.

A Green Card filing demands that certain eligibility and documentary requirements be met in order to file a Green Card filing from USCIS or DOS. Eligibility is very important. Under the Trump administration, failure in a Green Card filing will lead to Notice to Appear in Deportation Court, and possibly even a Deportation Order.

Depending on the client’s specific situation, the Green Card process can lead to Naturalization, the process to receive United States Citizenship.

We at Fickey Martinez Law Firm want to aid you in this kind of matter at an affordable price. We act efficiently and effectively in our client’s cases, guiding the client throughout the filing process. Most of our Staff have personally seen or experienced the Immigration process. So, we know the stress and worry, but we also know how to overcome it.

To further assist you, which Green Card Service can we assist you with?

I need a Green Card and I’m in the US

Adjustment of Status

Case Type Estimated Attorney Fee Estimated Government Fee When would this filing be used by our law firm?
I-130 Petition (Only) $1165 $535 This process is recommended when finances are tight, and filing for spouses, parents, siblings, or adult children.
I-485 Filing (Only) $2475-$2975 $1225 This process is recommended where there is a filed or approved Petition.
Concurrent/ One-step AOS
I-130 with I-485
$2740 – $3240 $1760 This process is a very common filing for spouse, parents, and minor children of US Citizens.

Crimes, use of fake or stolen document, and unlawful employment complicate the filing.
Step-One: PIP

Step-Two: I-130 with I-485
$3600-$4100 $1760 This is a very common filing for Active-duty, Reservist, and Veterans doing the filing for their spouse, minor child, and parent.

Click here for More Info on Military Parole in Place
Step-One: Waiver of J1/J2 Visa Home Residency Requirement

Step-Two: I-130 with I-485
$3900-$5000 No Objection: $1880+

Extreme Hardship: $2690
The J1 Program is a personal favorite for our office since the Attorney’s wife was a J-1 Exchange Teacher.

The process depends on the success of receiving the waiver to the 212(e) requirement. Generally, the NOS route is best for a filing; however, depending on government funding and home country policies, a J-1 may require the Extreme Hardship Waiver.

For more on J-1/J-2 Waivers, see our J-1 Visa Waiver Page

I need a Green Card and I’m Abroad

Consular Processing

Case Type Estimated Attorney Fee Estimated Government Fee When would this filing be used by our law firm?
I-130 Petition (Only) $1,165 $535 This process is recommended when finances are tight, and filing for spouses, parents, siblings, or adult children.
Step One: I-130

Step Two: DS-260

(I-601 or I-601A Waivers may be required)
$3000-$5500 $1200–$2215 This process is recommended where a spouse, minor child, or parent is outside of the US. If they are located inside the US, and undocumented, this process may or may not be available. Specific details are needed to determine eligibility.

Consular Process is a fundamental way to enter the United States legally. Prior Illegal entry or entries into the US can remove eligibility.

I have a 2-year Green Card and I need a 10-year Green Card

I-751 Removal of Condition

Case Type Attorney Fee Estimated Processing Fee & associated costs When would this filing be used by our law firm?
Joint-Filing $1070 $680 A Jointly-filed I-751 requires the signing and confirmation of both spouses. The original spouses in the Green Card filing must still be the same in the I-751 Filing.
Waiver-Filing $1520 $680 A Waiver Filing can include Divorce, Death, Domestic Violence, and Hardship. This filing waives the “I-751 Joint Filing Requirement.”
Late-Filing 1370 $680 A late filing is generally performed by a married couple, who had missed their I-751 Filing Window.

I have a Green Card, but it was Lost, Stolen, Destroyed, or needs Updating

I-90 Green Card Replacement/Renewal

Case Type Estimated Attorney Fee Estimated Government Fee When would this filing be used by our law firm?
I-90 $560 $540 Green Card Renewal or Replacement