How Much Does It Cost to Get a Marriage-Based Green Card Through Adjustment of Status?

In this blog post, we’ll look at some of fees and costs related to Adjustment of Status.

But, first, let’s look briefly at what Adjustment of Status is.

What Is Adjustment of Status?

Adjustment of status is a procedure that allows certain noncitizens living in the United States to apply for Lawful Permanent Resident status without having to go abroad to do so. To be eligible for adjustment of status, the noncitizen must meet certain requirements. Not every non-citizen in the United States is eligible to adjust status.

How Much Does It Cost?

A short answer is that generally the government will require fees totaling $1,760.

These government fees include:  

The Fee for the Form I-130 Petition
The Fee for the Form I-485 Adjustment of Status Application
The Fee for Biometrics Capture

More complete answer

A longer answer would make sure to mention that there are non-government fees too.

For example, you, as an applicant for permanent residence, will have to pay for a medical exam (which is generally between $100 and $300).

Also, there are the costs to travel to a biometrics appointment, to travel to the USCIS interview, to translate documents, to order certain documentary evidence that you must or should have.

An even more complete answer

Further, it is worth knowing the costs that you may be beset with if you do things wrong and things do not go well.

These costs may include the cost of submitting another petition, the cost of submitting another adjustment of status application, the cost of seeking a waiver of inadmissibility, the cost of hiring a lawyer to fight a deportation case.