At Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates, we believe that high-quality immigration legal services should be affordable for every family.

Lighthouse provides its services to anyone regardless of income. Those living under 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG) receive our lowest rate (base rate), and those living above 200% FPG are charged according to a sliding fee scale. Our service fees for one process never exceed $2,000.

Your first appointment with us will cost $40. This is price for a consultation with one of our licensed immigration attorneys. After the first consultation, you will be expected to pay fees based on 1) the type of service you are pursuing and 2) your household income. We accept cash, credit/debit card, or check.

Click below to see our base rate fees for service. Please note that these fees are subject to change based on proof of income submitted to LIA.


Fee policies:

  • Services fees are due at the time of finalizing the applications or petitions for submission to USCIS.
  • LIA will waive the consultation fee for people living in homeless or domestic violence shelters at the time of service.
  • LIA offers payment plans (ask for details), but will not submit the application until the service fee is paid in full.
  • LIA serves hundreds of families each year and our staff’s time is valuable. We ask that you be respectful of your attorneys time and arrive prepared and on time. If you need to cancel your appointment, please call ahead. Failure to call and cancel will result in a $40 fee added to your account.