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What is the cost to file a Writ of Mandamus?

My I-526 is pending since April 2017. I am planning to file a Writ of Mandamus. What is the approximate cost? I am located in California.

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    Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

    Immigration Attorney
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    In California, the filing fee is $400. Attorney legal fees vary.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    Legal services prices vary depending on the attorney. We try to accommodate client''s so we try to go as low as possible. The government filing fee is $400. Be cautious since USCIS I fighting many mandamus cases so be sure to hire a lawyer who will be ready to fight a motion to dismiss.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    It may depend on the complexity of the issues, but we offer free EB-5 consultations to discuss such matters.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
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    There is a court filing fee of a few hundred dollars to file the case, but the legal fees and payment structure for a mandamus case will vary depending upon the lawyer. Many lawyers will charge a flat fee to file the case and follow up with the AUSA and court as needed. If the case is settled, then that is the end of the legal fees. If they case goes further into additional services such as filing/responding to motions, preparing/responding to discovery requests, etc., there may be an additional hourly fee. Just like anything else, it is a good idea to get several estimates from immigration attorneys to compare pricing and also make sure to ask about their experience in filing such cases.