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hey all

my husband and i have been to consult with a few lawyers, they are really pricy, and we realize that what they are gonna do me and my husband can do it by ourselves, so we decided not to use a lawyer, do you guys think that its better to use a lawyer to accompany you to the interview? or does the lawyer need not be there?


6/29/12 AOS Package mailed Chicago Lockbox

7/01/12 Package delivered

7/09/12 NOA email notification

7/14/12 Received hard copy of NOA in the mail

7/16/12 Received biometric appointment letter for 8/01/12

7/23/12 Successful walk in Biometrics

8/15/12 Received email for interview notice

8/17/12 Received interview notice in the mail

9/10/12 EAD card ordered, (didnt get email or text checked it on USCIS website)

9/18/12 EAD card received in the mail

9/18/12 Interview done, approved on the spot!

9/19/12 Got email that approval notice was mailed out on 9/18/12

9/22/12 Received Approval notice in the mail

9/24/12 Got email that greencard was sent in the mail

9/26/12 Received greencard in the mail, thank you lord!

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what visa are you AOSing from?

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hey all

my husband and i have been to consult with a few lawyers, they are really pricy, and we realize that what they are gonna do me and my husband can do it by ourselves, so we decided not to use a lawyer, do you guys think that its better to use a lawyer to accompany you to the interview? or does the lawyer need not be there?

I DON'T THINK HAVING A LAWYER WILL DO ANY GOOD. MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE BEEN DOING OUR APPLICATION WITHOUT A LAWYER BCS ONE I CAN'T AFFORD ONE AND SECONDLY , WHAT CAN A LAWYER DO THAT YOU CAN'T DO ?

OUR INTERVIEW IS COMING UP ON DECEMBER THE 13TH I WILL LET YOU KNOW HOW THAT GOES . INSHALLAH IT MEANS GOD WILLS THAT WE WILL BE APPROVED . THANK YOU, ZAWGYOSAMA

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I DON'T THINK HAVING A LAWYER WILL DO ANY GOOD. MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE BEEN DOING OUR APPLICATION WITHOUT A LAWYER BCS ONE I CAN'T AFFORD ONE AND SECONDLY , WHAT CAN A LAWYER DO THAT YOU CAN'T DO ?

OUR INTERVIEW IS COMING UP ON DECEMBER THE 13TH I WILL LET YOU KNOW HOW THAT GOES . INSHALLAH IT MEANS GOD WILLS THAT WE WILL BE APPROVED . THANK YOU, ZAWGYOSAMA

You are doing a different process than the OP, who is adjusting her status from a non-immigrant visa within the US. Also, it is advisable to turn off capslock when writing.. when you write all in caps, it is the equivalent of shouting.

Likklebit - is there any particular reason you feel you might need a lawyer? Red flags, criminal background, etc? Most of the people on VJ do AOS on their own, but in the end you and your husband have to make the decision of whether or not you need/want a lawyer involved.


Adjustment of Status from F-1 to Legal Permanent Resident

02/11/2011 Married at Manhattan City Hall

03/03/2011 - Day 0 - AOS -package mailed to Chicago Lockbox

03/04/2011 - Day 1 - AOS -package signed for at USCIS

03/09/2011 - Day 6 - E-mail notification received for all petitions

03/10/2011 - Day 7 - Checks cashed

03/11/2011 - Day 8 - NOA 1 received for all 4 forms

03/21/2011 - Day 18 - Biometrics letter received, biometrics scheduled for 04/14/2011

03/31/2011 - Day 28 - Successful walk-in biometrics done

05/12/2011 - Day 70 - EAD Arrived, issued on 05/02

06/14/2011 - Day 103 - E-mail notice: Interview letter mailed, interview scheduled for July 20th

07/20/2011 - Day 139 - Interview at Federal Plaza USCIS location

07/22/2011 - Day 141 - E-mail approval notice received (Card production)

07/27/2011 - Day 146 - 2nd Card Production Email received

07/28/2011 - Day 147 - Post-Decision Activity Email from USCIS

08/04/2011 - Day 154 - Husband returns home from abroad; Welcome Letter and GC have arrived in the mail

("Resident since" date on the GC is 07/20/2011

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no i have no special needs for a lawyer, i was thinking that if the lawyer is present at the interview, they wont treat you harshly, or it is more likely that you will be approved, am just starting my journey and i have a lot of thoughts flying through my head

a regular tourist visa


6/29/12 AOS Package mailed Chicago Lockbox

7/01/12 Package delivered

7/09/12 NOA email notification

7/14/12 Received hard copy of NOA in the mail

7/16/12 Received biometric appointment letter for 8/01/12

7/23/12 Successful walk in Biometrics

8/15/12 Received email for interview notice

8/17/12 Received interview notice in the mail

9/10/12 EAD card ordered, (didnt get email or text checked it on USCIS website)

9/18/12 EAD card received in the mail

9/18/12 Interview done, approved on the spot!

9/19/12 Got email that approval notice was mailed out on 9/18/12

9/22/12 Received Approval notice in the mail

9/24/12 Got email that greencard was sent in the mail

9/26/12 Received greencard in the mail, thank you lord!

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no i have no special needs for a lawyer, i was thinking that if the lawyer is present at the interview, they wont treat you harshly blush.gif, or it is more likely that you will be approvedunsure.gif, am just starting my journey and i have a lot of thoughts flying through my head

a regular tourist visa

a lawyer guarantees nothing


Current cut off date F2A - Aug 22, 2016

Brother's Journey (F2A) - PD Dec 30, 2010


Dec 30 2010 - Notice of Action 1 (NOA1)
May 12 2011 - Notice of Action 2 (NOA2)
May 23 2011 - NVC case # Assigned
Nov 17 2011 - COA / I-864 received
Nov 18 2011 - Sent COA
Apr 30 2012 - Pay AOS fee

Oct 15 2012 - Pay IV fee
Oct 25 2012 - Sent AOS/IV Package

Oct 29 2012 - Pkg Delivered
Dec 24 2012 - Case Complete

May 17 2013 - Interview-Approved

July 19 2013 - Enter the USA

"... Answer when you are called..."

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