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The court where the writ of mandamus action is filed will determine both the time and hearing procedures of the motion. Thus, a general time frame is not easy to predict even though the purpose of a writ of mandamus is to speed up an administrative matter. Also, any administrative agency such as the USCIS may appeal an unfavorable outcome unless it chooses to forebear from filing an appeal. Therefore, while the USCIS is required to comply with a mandamus order, it may appeal within the timeframe when an appeal is supposed to be taken for such an order but, it may choose to forebear. The cost of a writ of mandamus depends on your agreement with your attorney, so consult with attorneys to determine what you can afford and your preference.