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i was wondering if anyone knew how much a lawyer costs to file for AOS. thanks.

filing AOS is just easy ... I did mine alone.


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12/29/2010- Check cashed in

01/03/2010- Receive NOA

01/10/2011- Email from USCIS for the Required Evidence( Finger printing)

01/26/2011-Biometric Schedule

02/07/2011-USCIS online status update-

02/12/2011- Received Interview Letter Scheduled March 14

02/12/2011- Received Descheduled letter

02/17/2011- USCIS online Status update

02/22/2011-New IL arrived schedule for March 29

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02/23/2011- I called USCIS and I was told new schedule in the computer for March 22

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i was wondering if anyone knew how much a lawyer costs to file for AOS. thanks.

The fact of the matter is that you don't need a lawyer. I used one to do my K1 application, but only because I didn't know about this site!!! Oh btw, he charged me $1,000 for the K1 and says he charges about $3,000 for AOS - I don't think so!!!!!!!


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i was wondering if anyone knew how much a lawyer costs to file for AOS. thanks.

The fact of the matter is that you don't need a lawyer. I used one to do my K1 application, but only because I didn't know about this site!!! Oh btw, he charged me $1,000 for the K1 and says he charges about $3,000 for AOS - I don't think so!!!!!!!

oooooooosh. i think i'll just do it myself. thanks for the info

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i was wondering if anyone knew how much a lawyer costs to file for AOS. thanks.

jmillien-

It is quite expensive to have an Attorney process your AOS on top that keep in mind your case is not their only one so there is a chance that there will be some delay, I have heard more problems about delays, lost Apps & RFE's needed from people who filed through an attorney who wasn't on top of things.

There are other options that cost less and still offer the peace of mind.

1) Prepare all your own documents ( Follow the form instructions from the USCIS web site) and Pay a one time fee to an attorney to look them over for you.

2) Pay a Legal Document Assistant to prepare and file your forms for you that will cost probabaly 400-600.00 LDA do not offer legal Advice but they can prepare AOS applications, ensure they are fille dout correctly & filed correctly & usually they are expdiant about it.

My wife and I file ourselves we got her green card ( 10 YR) 6 months from filing total cost was just less than $1,000.00/ we filed in 2005 before rate increase.


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IMPORTANT NOTICE:Like you all, I am not an attorney ; I am a layperson (I have laid a lot of persons ) My advice is based on Experience obtained by filing ourselves

AOS met in Japan 1994 married 10/2004

DO:Los Angeles,Ca.

6/17/06 Forms Sent (I-130, I-485, and I-765)

6/19/06 RD I-130,I-485, I-765

6/26/06 NOA rcvd

7/15/06 Biometrics complete Day 22

8/4/06 Interview Notice Rcvd Day 42

9/9/06 EAD Card Received :)Day 78

9/13/06 SS Card Received :)Day 82

9/27/06 AOS Interview Los Angeles APPROVED LPR Day 96

12/04/06 Welcome To the United States Letter received

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We paid an attorney $2300. Filing fees were additional. I also did not know about this site; but since I was applying for AOS after being a visitor from Canada with legal entry but no proof of it, we didn't want to make any mistakes. In hind-sight, we probably could have done it on our own, with help from all the VJ'ers. Live and learn ;)

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We paid an attorney $2300. Filing fees were additional. I also did not know about this site; but since I was applying for AOS after being a visitor from Canada with legal entry but no proof of it, we didn't want to make any mistakes. In hind-sight, we probably could have done it on our own, with help from all the VJ'ers. Live and learn ;)

You bring up a very valid point, IF ( OP) your case is unique and requires special handling then An Attorney is the only way to go to be sure that everything is done correctly.

For those who have a very simple staright forward case then Filing by yourself is ok.

But is your benificiary does not have proof of legal entry to USA or if there are significant holes in your case or support evidence then Attorney.

Everybody has unique circumstances that may require different apporach and handling.

Evaluate your personal situation and determine the best solution based on your case.

Good Luck.


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IMPORTANT NOTICE:Like you all, I am not an attorney ; I am a layperson (I have laid a lot of persons ) My advice is based on Experience obtained by filing ourselves

AOS met in Japan 1994 married 10/2004

DO:Los Angeles,Ca.

6/17/06 Forms Sent (I-130, I-485, and I-765)

6/19/06 RD I-130,I-485, I-765

6/26/06 NOA rcvd

7/15/06 Biometrics complete Day 22

8/4/06 Interview Notice Rcvd Day 42

9/9/06 EAD Card Received :)Day 78

9/13/06 SS Card Received :)Day 82

9/27/06 AOS Interview Los Angeles APPROVED LPR Day 96

12/04/06 Welcome To the United States Letter received

12/08/06 Green Card Received- expires 12/2016

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i was wondering if anyone knew how much a lawyer costs to file for AOS. thanks.

The fact of the matter is that you don't need a lawyer. I used one to do my K1 application, but only because I didn't know about this site!!! Oh btw, he charged me $1,000 for the K1 and says he charges about $3,000 for AOS - I don't think so!!!!!!!

oooooooosh. i think i'll just do it myself. thanks for the info

That's the spirit!!!! Nothing better than doing yourself. I do my taxes every year.


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Interview Date :............2008-05-15, VISA APPROVED

Visa Received :.............2008-05-20

U.S.A.

POE Date :..................2008-08-30 Saturday, Miami FL (awful - more than 5 hours)

Wedding Date : .............2008-09-11 Thursday

AOS:

Interview Appt:.............2009-02-05

GC approved:................2009-02-05

GC arrived:.................2009-02-17 (END)

GC expires:.................2011-02-05**

Removing of conditions (ROC):

ROC will be filed with:.....CSC

ROC filing date:............2010-11-13 (ACTUAL SENDING DATE, SATURDAY)

ROC filing received by CSC..2010-11-15 (CONFIRMED VIA EMAIL)

ROC check cashed by CSC.....2010-11-17

ROC NOA date received:......2010-11-20

ROC NOA date printed:.......2010-11-15

ROC RFE dates(if any):......(none so far)

ROC Bio Appt Date(if any):..2010-12-22

ROC Interview Date(if any):.None

ROC GC approved Date:.......2011-02-16

ROC GC received Date:.......2011-02-22 (END)

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I handled the k-1 and aos myself. I called one immigration lawyer during the IMBRA situation. My application was held up due to no one in the government had any idea how to handle IMBRA. They answered the question over the phone at no cost. I inquired about cost of AOS and it was $1500.00. It took a few hours for me to work on my own paperwork. I had a copy of everything we ever sent to the government and took the time to know what the government required for AOS. Our interview lasted about 15 minutes. NO problem.


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We also handled our K-1 & AOS ourselves. Just read the Guides & Note the Example Forms here on VJ, they are very helpful. And ask/post questions.

David & Jenny

Removing Conditions

5-24-2010 - Sent I-751 to Vermont Service Center via USPS (receipt/signature required)

5-25-2010 - Delivered to Vermont Service Center & Signed For

6-1-2010 - I-751 Receipt Notice Received in Mail (dated 5/26/10)

*time Passed

7-30-2010 - Biometrics date: August 13, 2010

8-13-2010 - Biometrics Finished

*time passed

8-30-2010 - email received 'card production ordered'

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