Success Story

My success story of getting my green card with the help of immigration attorney Thomas J. Arkell.

It is my great pleasure to let you know that we (I and my wife) received our green cards. I take this opportunity to share my success story of getting our green cards with you. I believe that this would help someone who is struggling (as I did two years ago) to find out a better approach (if not, the best approach) to get the green card. I’m SR, a native of one of the South Asian countries (not an Indian). I finished my Ph.D. in Agriculture and I moved to Madison to work as a Post-doctoral fellow at University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI. I wanted to apply for my green card soon after I moved to Madison as I realized that it would be much harder to get a job without my green card. But I was the least informed or least prepared to apply for the green card compared to my colleagues who were trying to apply for the green card as always I was focusing on my academic and research work. As I was struggling with not having enough time to prepare for our green cards, I decided to get a help of a lawyer group to apply for my green card. I searched different websites but could not finalize anything. When I talked to one of my friends who was already a green card holder, he told me that Tom Arkell helped him get his green card within 2 months under the EB-2 category. He strongly suggested that I send him my CV.

When I sent my CV, Tom responded quickly and said that he would like to help us get our green cards. Tom was very reasonable with his service fee. It was a flat rate for both applications, I-140 and I-485 and there were no other hidden fees included. I have already talked with other lawyers regarding the attorney’s fees and most of them were very expensive. Tom accepted credit cards and asked me to pay his service fee in four terms which was a big relief for me as I did not have money to pay if he asked me to pay using my debit card or using a check. Always we had a clear understanding of how much to pay and when to pay. Another important thing was that when he was sending our applications to USCIS, he wrote checks for me as filing fee ($580 for I-140 and $2140 for two I-485s). So I was able to pay the whole amount using my credit card. What I’m saying here is that when you get help from Tom, you can start applying for your green card without having money in your bank account. I applied for two credit cards with 0% APR for two years. That gave me a comfort zone to pay back the whole amount without spending a penny as an interest. It is noteworthy that Tom did not charge a fee for using credit cards to pay his attorney’s fee. The other best thing is that they have a money back guarantee in case you do not get your green card. My interpretation for that is, if Tom accepts a case, that is a guarantee that you are getting your green card (if you follow his guidance properly).

When I signed the contract with Tom, the whole process was smooth. His staff was friendly and always tried to help with the situation. He assigned one staff member to work on my case and that was convenient as I did not have to explain the situation to different people to get the job done. All the instructions were clear to get all the documents prepared. They created an account for me and I could see the all required documents in one place. I uploaded them as they were ready. They provided templates for the recommendation letters. The recommenders were happy to see the templates for the letters as they did not want to spend too much time on creating letters from the scratch. They also helped me with writing and correcting the recommendation letters. They were an efficient group and did everything in time. Once we sent the documents to USCIS, it was a matter of time to receive your green card as Tom does an excellent job compiling all required documents and present your case to USCIS where they have a minimum chance of rejecting your application.

In short, the green card application process with Tom saves a lot of your time, you do not need to know a lot about the application process as they cover that for you, reduce the unnecessary burden on getting your green card, saves money, multiple options for paying his service fee and filing fee, no hidden fees or fees for using credit cards to pay his attorney’s fee, clear instructions, well-developed user friendly website for uploading documents, and cutting the postal charges for sending documents, finally you get what you want, your green card.  Good luck with your green card application and please do not hesitate to work with Tom.

Thank you, Tom and your staff!


SR and family.