Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
on Writ of Mandamus

Mandamus is a judicial remedy in the form of an order from a court to any government, subordinate court, corporation, or public authority, to do some specific act which that body is obliged under law to do, and which is in the nature of public duty, and in certain cases one of a statutory duty. In simple terms, Writ of Mandamus is a type of suit or case to compel the Government agencies to do their duties, which they are supposed to do under law.

The implication of filing a writ of mandamus in an immigration matter is that by filing a writ of mandamus, you can request the Court to ask the concerned Government agencies to perform their duties in a timely manner. For example, if your visa application is stuck in an administrative process, you may file a writ of mandamus requesting the Court to ask the concerned Embassy or consulate to adjudicate your visa application within a reasonable time.


Writ of Mandamus is one type of judicial remedy and in every legal dispute, unless it is between two private individuals, one or more Government agencies get involved as relevant parties. Filing writ of mandamus against Government agencies will have no negative impact on the adjudication of your application or petition.

You have to send us an email at or expressing your interest to file a writ of mandamus. After that our Admin Team will contact you and initiate the process of retaining you as our client. After retaining you as our client, the Admin Team will forward the matter to the Litigation Team and they will take over the case from that moment. The Litigation Team will prepare the writ in your case and submit it before the Court accordingly. The Litigation Team will take 14-16 days to prepare and submit your writ before the Court. The Court may take 3-4 days to issue summons and our Business Support and Services Team will send those summons physically to the defendants. It may take at best 6-8 weeks to get a response from the concerned agency (USCIS, Embassies, Consulates, etc.) regarding your case from the date of filing the writ. As such, the whole process after retaining you as our client may take 10 weeks to complete.

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We will take care of both F1 and F2 in the same Writ of Mandamus.

You will get automated email notifications time to time from the Court after submitting the Writ. We can also call the court clerk anytime and ask about the status of your case. Also, the opposite party's lawyers will keep us updated.

The process will be followed according to the 465 Immigration Procedure.

Yes, it confirms that your visa has been approved. However, in such scenarios, we recommend the clients to collect their passports with visa stamps and inform us accordingly. Thereafter we inform the Court about it and submit a voluntary withdrawal motion.

There are three types of costs involved in filing the writ of mandamus with our Law Firm:

(a) Attorney Service Fee 

(b) Court Fee 

(c) Summon Shipment Fee

The Court fee for filing a Writ of Mandamus is US $402. The summon shipment fee is between US $170-250. It depends upon the number of defendants. The attorney service fee for F-1/J-1/M-1 based Writ of Mandamus is US $2500 and for other categories the fee is US $3000.

You may pay us through Paypal, Lawpay and Zelle. If you are from Bangladesh, you may pay at our local bank account with local currency. However, if you pay us through Paypal or Lawpay, you have to pay an extra 3% of the payment that you are intending to make, which is the service charge for Paypal and Lawpay.