Criminal Immigration Waiver Costs
The costs for applying for a criminal immigration waiver can be grouped into three categories: government application fees, other costs, and attorney fees.
Criminal Immigration Waivers – Government Application Fees
$585 I-601 application fee
Criminal Immigration Waiver Other Costs
Copy costs: At a minimum, you’ll need to make one copy of the waiver package for your own records. Always make sure that you keep a copy of anything that you submit to the government. It is not unusual to experience other copy costs associated with collecting all of the documents needed for your waiver application.
Supporting document costs: If you need to get documents from government agencies, doctors or other sources, you may be asked to pay fees in order to get them. While these fees often are very reasonable for just one or two documents, you may need to get many documents which could result in more substantial costs.
Translation costs: Always make sure that all documents submitted as part of your package are in English or must have an English translation. Fees charged by translators will vary, and could be expensive depending on the translator and the number of pages you need to have translated.
Expert witness fees: For some cases, expert witness reports can be very helpful. These reports can range from an evaluation by a licensed social worker to help demonstrate the severity of the emotional hardship to a report by a country condition expert.
Postage costs: Don’t forget to include the costs of submitting your package by mail to the government as part of your misrepresentation waiver budget.
Immigration Waiver Lawyer Fees
The information on this website and in the Immigration Waiver Guide will help you decide whether to hire an immigration lawyer to assist you with your application. Keep in mind that there is no requirement to hire an immigration lawyer to assist you with your case. But, because of the complexity of the immigration waiver process, many people find it to be very helpful to hire a lawyer to help them.
If you decide to hire an immigration lawyer to help you with your criminal immigration waiver application, the lawyer fees will vary depending on who you hire. I strongly recommend that you focus your search for a lawyer on finding the best immigration lawyer for your case, not just on trying to find the lowest lawyer fee possible. The knowledge and skill of your immigration lawyer are very important in a criminal immigration waiver application. Focusing on the lawyer fee may lead you to overlook the lawyer who could best represent you and give you the best chance of winning your case.
Additional Costs Associated With The Criminal Immigration Waiver Process
Depending on your situation, you may need to budget for other costs associated with your criminal immigration waiver application. These costs may include the costs of applying for an immigrant visa or adjustment of status. In some cases a criminal immigration waiver may be submitted as part of immigration court proceedings. If this situation applies to your case, you may experience additional costs associated with the immigration court hearings.