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I Have a question. I am scheduled to file for my i-751 (condition removal on green card) before june 18. I have already wasted 14days thinking if I should hire an attorney or not. Attorney is asking me that he will charge $1500 to file my I-751 and if I recieve an interview letter then $1000 for attorney fee. I think he is asking too much but my question is what if I dont go through an attorney now, but if I recieve an interview letter Can I hire an attorney then? Any information and advice will be helpful.

Also for evidence of relationship:

Me and my husband are living with our family so we have no lease or mortgage under our name.

all we have is:

  • joint bank accounts
  • pge bill
  • joint saving account
  • life insurance my husband as beneficiary
  • car isurance
  • car title both our name
  • he recently started a job so we have health insurance me as beneficiary
  • two year taxes
  • few photos of two us and few with family mom dad brother in law n sister in law , just casual pics clicked at home.
  • we never go out on weekend gatherings , did not even go to any weddings coz nobody invited us :dancing: and not very fond of clicking lot of pictures usually click selfies or have invidiual pics (I heard pics are not that important ?)

Thanks

PK

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I have gone through this entire process without an attorney, there is a ton of great information on here and a lot of knowledgeable people that have been through the process that will answer questions you have. But first spend some time reading the pinned threads.

You have a lot of good evidence and you can get affidavits from your family to say you are living together with them.

Ultimately it's your decision to use an attorney, I don't know anything about the process of hiring one.


Timeline:

Dec 31st 2011- I-129F sent
Jan 9th 2012- NOA1
May 14th 2012- NOA2 - 126 days no RFE's
June 6th 2012- NVC Received
June 19th 2012- Medical Exam.
June 20th 2012- NVC left
July 6th 2012- Packet 3 received
July 6th 2012- Packet 3 sent. Visa Fee paid.
August 2nd 2012- INTERVIEW- APPROVED
August 10th 2012- Visas received
August 21st 2012- P.O.E Boston!

September 11th 2012- Applied for SSN.
September 16th 2012- MARRIED!!!
September 17th 2012- Received SSN.
October 26th 2012- Sent off AOS forms.

October 30th 2012- Received AOS forms.
November 13th 2012- Received text/emails for AOS, EAP & AP.
November 19th 2012- Received written confirmation for AOS & AP.
December 6th 2012- Biometrics Appt.
December 29th 2012- second Biometric Appt (first lot of fingerprints couldn't be read)
January 16th 2013- EAD and AP card issued.
January 26th 2013- Card received in mail.

May 29th 2013- Sevice request, as outside of processing times.

June 25th 2013- Green card/EAD stamp received in passport. Green card production ordered!

July 5th 2013- Green card arrives :)

August 22nd 2014- Daughter Born!

April 17th 2015- I-751 Sent.

April 20th 2015- NOA 1

June 2nd 2015- Biometrics Appt.

February 2nd 2016- I-751 APPROVED!

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I have gone through this entire process without an attorney, there is a ton of great information on here and a lot of knowledgeable people that have been through the process that will answer questions you have. But first spend some time reading the pinned threads.

You have a lot of good evidence and you can get affidavits from your family to say you are living together with them.

Ultimately it's your decision to use an attorney, I don't know anything about the process of hiring one.

Thanks for your reply. I am reading all the information here on this forum and I feel its all about filling out the right information. Thanks again :)

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Is there a reason you NEED an attorney? Something complicated about you case that perhaps you have not shared with us?

Attorneys don't CARE about us and our success in getting through all of the hoops. They get paid either way.

Only you can take as much care as needed in order to make sure you are prepared and ready to go. If you don't NEED an attorney due to complications in your case, I say don't bother. Save the money and take a fun trip this summer!


USCIS - 40 DAYS
2012-10-30: FedEx delivered I-130 to Chicago Lockbox Mail Room
2012-11-01: NOA1 by email - MSC
2012-11-02: $420 (x3) debited from our account
2012-11-05: NOA1 hard copies received, Priority Date 2012-10-30
2012-12-11: NOA2


NVC - 26 DAYS
2013-01-02: Rec'd case#, IIN, BIN & OPTIN emails for EP sent
2013-01-03: Submitted DS-261 (x3)
2013-01-07: AOS bills invoiced and paid & OPTIN for EP accepted for each of us
2013-01-08: AOS bills appear as paid & AOS packages sent by email
2013-01-08: IV bill invoiced & paid (kids' only)
2013-01-09: IV bill appears as paid (kids' only)
2013-01-09: IV Package emailed & DS-260 submitted online (kids only)
2013-01-11: AOS received -notified by email
2013-01-11: IV bill invoiced & paid (for me)
2013-01-14: IV bill appears as paid (for me)
2013-01-14: IV Supporting Docs received for kids - notified by email
2013-01-14: IV Package emailed & DS-260 submitted online (me only)
2013-01-18: IV Supporting Docs received for me - notified by email
2013-01-18: Son#1 CASE COMPLETE - Son#2 checklist - saying $ on I-864 don't match tax return (but they do)-resubmitted
2013-01-23: AOS 2nd submission for Son #2 received - notified by email
2013-01-25: My CASE COMPLETE
2013-01-28: ALL 3 OF OUR CASES ARE NOW COMPLETE
2013-02-06: Packet 4 Received by email

MEDICAL ~ CONSULATE ~ POE REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS - 160 DAYS NATURALIZATION
2013-02-13: Medicals 2014-12-17: Delivered to California Lockbox 2015-12-15: Delivered to Phoenix Lockbox
2013-03-06: Interview 2014-12-19: 1 I-751 + 3 Biometrics Fees debited from our account 2015-12-16: Fees charged to Credit Card
2013-03-08: Visas in-hand 2014-12-22: Received NOA1 by mail. Receipt Date: 2014-12-17 2015-12-17: NOA
2013-03-12: Paid USCIS Immigrant Fee 2014-12-24: Received Biometrics Appointment Letter 2016-01-02: Biometrics Letter 2016-01-11: Biometrics
2013-03-14: POE 2015-01-06: Biometrics 2016-02-15: In Line for Interview 2016-02-19: Letter
2013-03-25: SSNs arrived 2015-05-27: Approved 2016-03-22: Interview
2013-04-01: Green Cards arrived 2015-06-03: New Green Cards arrived 2016-04-15: Oath Ceremony

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Is there a reason you NEED an attorney? Something complicated about you case that perhaps you have not shared with us?

Attorneys don't CARE about us and our success in getting through all of the hoops. They get paid either way.

Only you can take as much care as needed in order to make sure you are prepared and ready to go. If you don't NEED an attorney due to complications in your case, I say don't bother. Save the money and take a fun trip this summer!

Hi Hogan,

I dont have any complications in my case. We both are living happily it just I am nervous and someone suggested go through an attorney. I think you are right I should save that money.

Do you think my evidences are enough?

Thanks again

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