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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Poland
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So my husband just met with our lawyer, and he said our case will not be going through NVC but straight to the consulate?

He said to chill out and wait 4 weeks for consulate to send me something. #######? can that be the case? :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh:

Supposibly NVC has all of the documents aready and we don't need to send anything to them. By the way, we filed for i-130


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So my husband just met with our lawyer, and he said our case will not be going through NVC but straight to the consulate?

He said to chill out and wait 4 weeks for consulate to send me something. #######? can that be the case? :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh:

Supposibly NVC has all of the documents aready and we don't need to send anything to them. By the way, we filed for i-130

I'm sorry, but your lawyer is an idiot. All petitions that are approved for spousal visas, such as yours, go through the NVC. They compile your case file by requesting additional documents from both the petitioner and the beneficiary: petitioner submits financial stuff and beneficiary submits immigrant visa application and supporting documentation. It is also during this stage when the financial fee is due as well as the immigrant visa bill. Once both are paid and all required documentation has been received, THEN the NVC schedules your interview at the indicated consulat/embassy and forwards the entire case file to that embassy.

Only the finance(e) petition files go straight to the embassy/consulate. The NVC assigns a case number and moves it along and all contact is done directly from the consulate.

If a lawyer does not know this, I would fire him/her.

If I missed anything, please, someone let me know, but from going the CR-1 route, this was my experience.


Married in Dominican Republic: 4-Sept-2010

I-130 Packet arrives at Chicago Lockbox: 29-Sept-2010

NOA1: 06-Oct-2010

NOA2: 19-Jan-2011

NVC Received file from CSC: 27-Jan-2011

Received DS-3032 and AOS bill: 27-Jan-2011

Paid AOS bill: 28-Jan-2011

Submitted DS-3032 via email (per NVC's authorization): 30-Jan-2011

Called NVC about AOS packet: 3-Feb-2011 (okay to send documents)

Mailed out AOS packet: 5-Feb-2011

AOS packet delivered to NVC: 7-Feb-2011

DS-3032 received by NVC: 8-Feb-2011

NVC Acknowleges AOS payment: 8-Feb-2011 (finally)

Received IV Bill: 14-Feb-2011

Paid IV Bill: 14-Feb-2011

NVC Acknowledges AOS paperwork was received and requests IV application: 25-Feb-2011

Mailed out DS-230 and supporting civil documents: 26-Feb-2011

DS-230 packet delivered to NVC: 28-Feb-2011

Case completed at NVC: 28-Mar-2011

Waited about 2 weeks for an interview date

Received packet 4 and interview appointment letter: 11-Apr-2011

Interview scheduled at Santo Domingo: 4-May-2011

Spouse had Medical Exam: 15-Apr-2011

Visa Approved!!!! 4-May-2011

Husband received visa from DOMEX: 17-May-2011

Husband's POE date June 24, 2011

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Poland
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He is!

& that is exactly what I thought, I have read many posts on this forum and probably learned more then he knows. I have sent the documents my husband will need for NVC and he told us to sit and wait. I don't think he understands what being away from your spouse means, and sitting and waiting is not an option. I will laugh in his face if i receive a NVC# and bills to pay, and will definately fire him. He just got me really frustrated and confused with everything!


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The only exception would be if the USC is overseas and does a consulate filing.....which doesn't sound the case here.......maybe your lawyer needs the link to this website so he can get it straight?

Bob


  • Married in Manila: 08/20/2010
  • I-130 Sent to lockbox: 10/01/2010
  • I-130 Received: 10/03/2010
  • NOA-1 Received: 10/04/2010
  • NOA-2 Received: 02/01/2011
  • Received NVC: 02/08/2011
  • AOS Bill Generated: 02/10/2011
  • AOS Bill Paid: 02/10/2011
  • DS 3032 Emailed: 02/10/2011
  • IV Bill Generated: 02/14/2011
  • IV Bill Paid: 02/14/2011
  • IV Packet Received @ NVC:02/22/2011
  • NVC Completed 03/08/2011
  • Interview Date Post Sputum results May 17
  • Results negative, Interview scheduled 6/13
  • Placed in A/R 06/13/2011
  • I-601 required 07/18/2011
  • I-601 filed 11/9/2011
  • I-601 approved 11/29/11
  • 2nd Sputum test ordered 12/21/11
  • 2nd Sputum Test passed 02/21/12
  • Visa Approved!! 03/15/2012
  • Visa In Hand 03/17/2012
  • POE SFO 03/24/2012

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The lawyer also said that I don't need a sponsor right now because I will be getting a conditional green card when i arrive in the US, and after that when we will be trying to adjust my status to pernament sponsors will be needed.

I have no idea what to do anymore. can anyone else give me some more info? :huh::(:huh:


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Fire him quickly--seems like a total idiot based on what you have told us--are there additional circumstances we should know about, however??

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The lawyer also said that I don't need a sponsor right now because I will be getting a conditional green card when i arrive in the US, and after that when we will be trying to adjust my status to pernament sponsors will be needed.

I have no idea what to do anymore. can anyone else give me some more info? :huh::(:huh:

Fire his A**. My best friend had a lawyer that had no idea what he was doing and it kept her away from her husband for 3 1/2 years. We got fed up and I helped her do some research. 3 months later he had an interview and visa in hand! IF you are approved from USCIS, have your address changed from your attorney's to your address. Follow the steps here on this website. Most VJ members don't have attorneys and many have gone through the process just following advise from previous members.


02/22/2011-Married!!!!
03/02/2011-Sent I-130
03/03/2011-NOA1 text&email
03/07/2011-Touched
03/13/2011-NOA1 hardcopy

03/25/2011-Spontaneous visit to my Honey!!!!
06/10/2011-Honeymoon Visit!!!6/13-6/18-Puerto Plata
06/19/2011-Back to the waiting game sad.png

06/23/2011-NOA2 Email
08/08/2011-NVC Received my case
08/17/2011-Got Case #

08/18/2011-Received DS3032/AOS fee Email
08/18/2011-Paid AOS fee/Emailed DS3032 template

08/22/2011-DS-3032 Accepted!!!
08/24/2011-Received IV Bill
08/24/2011-Paid IV Bill!!!!

08/29/2011-Mailed DS-230 package
09/02/2011-NVC Received DS-230 (waiting on AOS)
10/12/2011-Finally sent I-864(waiting on sponsor)
10/13/2011-NVC received I-864 package

10/18/2011-Case complete!!!!
12/08/2011-Interview Date!!!!!!!!(VISA APPROVED FINALLY!!!!)
12/16/2011-POE Orlando FL
03/28/2013-NOA1 for both Stepdaughters

01/06/2014-NOA2 for stepdaughters

01/21/2014-NVC received both cases

02/27/2014-Received case #ers

03/04/2014-Received AOS Bill/DS-261 Email(system won't allow me to pay bill cray5ol.gif )

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Fire his A**. My best friend had a lawyer that had no idea what he was doing and it kept her away from her husband for 3 1/2 years. We got fed up and I helped her do some research. 3 months later he had an interview and visa in hand! IF you are approved from USCIS, have your address changed from your attorney's to your address. Follow the steps here on this website. Most VJ members don't have attorneys and many have gone through the process just following advise from previous members.

Thank you for the advice!

I don't think my husband used his address because our NOA2 came to my husband's address.

We tried getting some help on filing all the right papers to NVC but he's obviously giving us the wrong information.


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It is not conceivable that an immigration attorney would make such mistakes. Is he not an immigration specialist or is it possible that you have misunderstood him?


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Gosia & John:

I will echo what Magical told you. This lawyer obviously has NO CLUE how the spousal visa process works. :bonk:

What Do I Need to Do to Remove an Attorney from My Case?

If you no longer want to be represented by your attorney, you must contact the NVC in writing.

Please see the NVC's contact information.


Our journey:

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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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It is not conceivable that an immigration attorney would make such mistakes. Is he not an immigration specialist or is it possible that you have misunderstood him?

I don't think so. He clearly told my husband that the case will be forwarded to NVC and then to the consulate in Warsaw. After 4 weeks I should be getting my packet for the interview and biometrics. He said nothing will be paid or sent to NVC. When I arrive to US I will adjust my status from and will be getting a conditional green card, and that's when I will need my sponsor & Affidavid of Support.


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WOW that is just crazy go to the NVC guide on Vj's read and you will se the step's to take your husband should be calling NVC to get new Number pay fees and send new requierd DOcs.

and I agree w. all your lawyer is completely Incompetent , He may hurt you not Help you.

Good Luck

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The lawyer also said that I don't need a sponsor right now because I will be getting a conditional green card when i arrive in the US, and after that when we will be trying to adjust my status to pernament sponsors will be needed.

I have no idea what to do anymore. can anyone else give me some more info? :huh::(:huh:

It would be a conditional 2 year green card, and you would have to file to REMOVE CONDITIONS in 2 years...

But the K1 visa are the ones that go straight to the embassy, and then through Adjustment of status in the US...

It is not conceivable that an immigration attorney would make such mistakes. Is he not an immigration specialist or is it possible that you have misunderstood him?

seriously!! :wacko:

I am so grateful to this site and the wealth of knowledge!

I have a friend who filed through a lawyer and all she can do is sit and wait on the word from them...

At least filing yourself you have complete knowledge of where your case is.

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