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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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Since we're waiting for our case to be arrived in NVC and is already been 34 days since NOA2, i don't want to waste a single day during NVC process. Since i hired a lawyer to go through the full process when filled I-130, i know his name will be there already as an agent and i also heard some horror stories about lawyers wasting a lot of time during NVC process.

So how do i remove him from my case and add myself (petitioner) as an agent. Do i need to wait for NVC case No and then inform them over the phone and email DS3032 from my wife's (beneficiary) email address? Should i do this as soon as i get the case no? If NVC already generate IV and AOS bill and sent to my lawyer, do they send same bill to my email also. Please help.

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130 for Wife

09-07-2010 - Priority Date

01-10-2012 - Upgrade from F2A to CR1

03-23-2012 - NOA-2 Email Received

04-23-2012 - NVC received

05-10-2012 - Case # received

05-11-2012 (Friday) - AOS and IV invoiced and Paid. Status "In Process"

05-14-2012 (Monday) - AOS and IV status showed "Paid"

05-14-2012 - AOS and IV packages mailed

05-15-2012 - Package Delivered.

05-21-2012 - Case Completed. (11 Days after Case # assigned)

06-07-2012 - Got Interview date assigned for July 18th @ 8AM

06-13-2012 - Medical Done

07-18-2012 - Interview Done - Approved

07-20-2012 - Visa Received

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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I would get on this right away, start calling NVC and asking for your case number, as soon as you get it request that your lawyer be removed as the agent as the lawyer is no longer on your case.

We did this nd it was a non issue

Good luck - if you wait then time will be lost


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Thailand
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Since we're waiting for our case to be arrived in NVC and is already been 34 days since NOA2, i don't want to waste a single day during NVC process. Since i hired a lawyer to go through the full process when filled I-130, i know his name will be there already as an agent and i also heard some horror stories about lawyers wasting a lot of time during NVC process.

So how do i remove him from my case and add myself (petitioner) as an agent. Do i need to wait for NVC case No and then inform them over the phone and email DS3032 from my wife's (beneficiary) email address? Should i do this as soon as i get the case no? If NVC already generate IV and AOS bill and sent to my lawyer, do they send same bill to my email also. Please help.

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You're pretty much stuck once you sign that G-28. I went through this. It's gonna delay things quite a bit if you fire the lawyer. My advice is to just grin and bear it. Stay on the lawyers a$$.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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sorry that i heard you got a lawyer on nvc stage. but karee is correct.


"Family time is very precious and you should cherish every moment of it."

01/20/12 - I-130 sent to Chicago Lockbox.

01/26/12 - NOA1 received and processing at Vermont.

06/28/12 - NOA2 announced on status check.

06/29/12 - NVC received case learned on 07/2/12.

06/30/12 - Hard copy NOA2 received.

07/09/12 - NVC Casefile Number and IIN Issued.

07/16/12 - Receive and Sent DS-3032 via email.

07/17/12 - Mailed DS-3032 via mail, AOS bill received via email, paid online, Optin email sent.

07/18/12 - Optin accepted and new case number, AOS marked paid, emailed AOS packet.

07/24/12 - Assigned as Agent, IV Fee bill received via email, paid online.

07/25/12 - IV Fee marked paid, emailed IV packet.

07/31/12 - Emailed GZO Supplemental Packet 3.

08/02/12 - Case completed and commenced final review.

08/03/12 - Shipped all copies of forms/letters/documents to my wife - arriving on 8/9/12.

08/06/12 - Case completed final review.

08/09/12 - Appointment letter received via email interview date set 9/6/12.

08/14/12 - Medical exam done.

08/15/12 - Medical exam results all normal.

09/06/12 - Submitted required documents at the embassy and interview set next day at 0730.

09/07/12 - Visa approved, click here for review http://www.visajourney.com/reviews/view-dos-cis-reviews.php?entry=10401 .

09/14/12 - Visa received on hand!

10/07/12 - Arrived at NYC! click here for review http://www.visajourney.com/reviews/view-poe-reviews.php?entry=15293

10/20/12 - Received welcome letter from USCIS.

10/25/12 - Green Card received!

"Nothing is more difficult than the art of maneuvering for advantageous positions." - Sun-Tzu

04/27/13 - Submitted DS-160 online for parent-in-laws and sister-in-law.

05/01/13 - Paid DS-160 or MRV Fee Payments on CGI Stanley.

05/03/13 - Made appointment for 05/16/13 on CGI Stanley.

05/16/13 - Arrived at GUZ and impromptu notice on the front it was closed.

05/30/13 - B2 visa interview passed! Read review here http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/433263-b2-visa-was-approved-for-parentinlaw/ <p>

"Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience." - ADM Hyman G. Rickover

08/08/14 - Mailed I-175 application.

08/11/14 - I-175 arrived at VSC.

08/18/14 - Received NOA1 with date 08/12/14.

08/27/14 - Received biometrics appointment for 09/09/14.

02/27/15 - GC in production from email notification.

03/02/15 - Received NOA2 with approval dated 02/25/15.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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What Canadian wife said is correct. Fill out the choice of agent as the US citizen, with draw the Lawyer's name, fire the lawyer and go through the rest on your own.


USCIS- 260 Days

6/8/11~ Mailed I-130 Application, withdrew Canadian PR application
6/16/11~ NOA1 email and text message Case routed to CSC (Priority Date)
7/12/11~ The 'Money Order' Incident/Returned to Tennessee
8/03/11~ TOUCHED!
3/2/12~ APPROVED! NOA2!

NVC Electronic Processing- Montreal- 19 Days

3/21/12~ Received case number & IIN 20 Days after NOA2
3/21/12~ Sent in opt-in email
3/22/12~ Opt-in accepted
3/23/12~ DS-261 Submitted, never accepted
3/29/12~ AOS bill invoiced and paid
3/30/12~ AOS shows PAID- AOS Package emailed/received, DS-3032 emailed/accepted
4/2/12~ IV bill invoiced and paid
4/3/12~ AOS Checklist documents emailed(first time)
4/4/12~ IV shows PAID- DS-260 submitted/ IV Package emailed/received
4/4/12~ AOS Checklist documents sent again for CYA (second time)
4/5/12~ IV package accepted! No Checklists!
4/6/12~ AOS Checklist emailed(third time)
4/9/12~ AOS packet accepted (finally)
CASE COMPLETE!!

Interview 354 days from NOA1/ 362 days from initial filing date
5/29/12~ Medical@ Medisys, Montreal
6/4/12~ Interview APPROVED!!!
08/07/2012~ POE Emerson, MB/Pembina, ND by land
08/09/2012~ HOME!! 424 days from initial filing date!
08/14/2012~ SSN Received
09/10/2012~ Received Green Card

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Thailand
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What Canadian wife said is correct. Fill out the choice of agent as the US citizen, with draw the Lawyer's name, fire the lawyer and go through the rest on your own.

The choice of agent form goes to the lawyer. Everything goes to the lawyer.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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The choice of agent form goes to the lawyer. Everything goes to the lawyer.

The beneficiary can email a DS-3032 template to NVC and have the US citizen as the agent and withdraw the lawyer.


USCIS- 260 Days

6/8/11~ Mailed I-130 Application, withdrew Canadian PR application
6/16/11~ NOA1 email and text message Case routed to CSC (Priority Date)
7/12/11~ The 'Money Order' Incident/Returned to Tennessee
8/03/11~ TOUCHED!
3/2/12~ APPROVED! NOA2!

NVC Electronic Processing- Montreal- 19 Days

3/21/12~ Received case number & IIN 20 Days after NOA2
3/21/12~ Sent in opt-in email
3/22/12~ Opt-in accepted
3/23/12~ DS-261 Submitted, never accepted
3/29/12~ AOS bill invoiced and paid
3/30/12~ AOS shows PAID- AOS Package emailed/received, DS-3032 emailed/accepted
4/2/12~ IV bill invoiced and paid
4/3/12~ AOS Checklist documents emailed(first time)
4/4/12~ IV shows PAID- DS-260 submitted/ IV Package emailed/received
4/4/12~ AOS Checklist documents sent again for CYA (second time)
4/5/12~ IV package accepted! No Checklists!
4/6/12~ AOS Checklist emailed(third time)
4/9/12~ AOS packet accepted (finally)
CASE COMPLETE!!

Interview 354 days from NOA1/ 362 days from initial filing date
5/29/12~ Medical@ Medisys, Montreal
6/4/12~ Interview APPROVED!!!
08/07/2012~ POE Emerson, MB/Pembina, ND by land
08/09/2012~ HOME!! 424 days from initial filing date!
08/14/2012~ SSN Received
09/10/2012~ Received Green Card

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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The choice of agent form goes to the lawyer. Everything goes to the lawyer.

Unless the lawyer is fired. Then nothing will go to the lawyer, NVC will not send something to a lawyer unless the lawyer is the agent on the case. Once that relationship is terminated NVC is will not send anything to a lawyer, they will wait for the choice of agent

OP you are not stuck. Inform NVC as soon as you have a case number

Good luck


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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Unless the lawyer is fired. Then nothing will go to the lawyer, NVC will not send something to a lawyer unless the lawyer is the agent on the case. Once that relationship is terminated NVC is will not send anything to a lawyer, they will wait for the choice of agent

OP you are not stuck. Inform NVC as soon as you have a case number

Good luck

So when i inform NVC to remove my lawyer, can i email ds-3032 (using email template) very next day or do i've to wait to receive formal ds-3032 email from NVC.

Thanks

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130 for Wife

09-07-2010 - Priority Date

01-10-2012 - Upgrade from F2A to CR1

03-23-2012 - NOA-2 Email Received

04-23-2012 - NVC received

05-10-2012 - Case # received

05-11-2012 (Friday) - AOS and IV invoiced and Paid. Status "In Process"

05-14-2012 (Monday) - AOS and IV status showed "Paid"

05-14-2012 - AOS and IV packages mailed

05-15-2012 - Package Delivered.

05-21-2012 - Case Completed. (11 Days after Case # assigned)

06-07-2012 - Got Interview date assigned for July 18th @ 8AM

06-13-2012 - Medical Done

07-18-2012 - Interview Done - Approved

07-20-2012 - Visa Received

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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The beneficiary can email a DS-3032 template to NVC and have the US citizen as the agent and withdraw the lawyer.

So when i inform NVC to remove my lawyer, can i email ds-3032 (using email template) very next day or do i've to wait to receive formal ds-3032 email from NVC ?

Thanks

Edited by Why_US

130 for Wife

09-07-2010 - Priority Date

01-10-2012 - Upgrade from F2A to CR1

03-23-2012 - NOA-2 Email Received

04-23-2012 - NVC received

05-10-2012 - Case # received

05-11-2012 (Friday) - AOS and IV invoiced and Paid. Status "In Process"

05-14-2012 (Monday) - AOS and IV status showed "Paid"

05-14-2012 - AOS and IV packages mailed

05-15-2012 - Package Delivered.

05-21-2012 - Case Completed. (11 Days after Case # assigned)

06-07-2012 - Got Interview date assigned for July 18th @ 8AM

06-13-2012 - Medical Done

07-18-2012 - Interview Done - Approved

07-20-2012 - Visa Received

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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So when i inform NVC to remove my lawyer, can i email ds-3032 (using email template) very next day or do i've to wait to receive formal ds-3032 email from NVC ?

Thanks

As soon as you have a case number from NVC you can send the template email in.

Call NVC everyday until they give you the number :)


USCIS- 260 Days

6/8/11~ Mailed I-130 Application, withdrew Canadian PR application
6/16/11~ NOA1 email and text message Case routed to CSC (Priority Date)
7/12/11~ The 'Money Order' Incident/Returned to Tennessee
8/03/11~ TOUCHED!
3/2/12~ APPROVED! NOA2!

NVC Electronic Processing- Montreal- 19 Days

3/21/12~ Received case number & IIN 20 Days after NOA2
3/21/12~ Sent in opt-in email
3/22/12~ Opt-in accepted
3/23/12~ DS-261 Submitted, never accepted
3/29/12~ AOS bill invoiced and paid
3/30/12~ AOS shows PAID- AOS Package emailed/received, DS-3032 emailed/accepted
4/2/12~ IV bill invoiced and paid
4/3/12~ AOS Checklist documents emailed(first time)
4/4/12~ IV shows PAID- DS-260 submitted/ IV Package emailed/received
4/4/12~ AOS Checklist documents sent again for CYA (second time)
4/5/12~ IV package accepted! No Checklists!
4/6/12~ AOS Checklist emailed(third time)
4/9/12~ AOS packet accepted (finally)
CASE COMPLETE!!

Interview 354 days from NOA1/ 362 days from initial filing date
5/29/12~ Medical@ Medisys, Montreal
6/4/12~ Interview APPROVED!!!
08/07/2012~ POE Emerson, MB/Pembina, ND by land
08/09/2012~ HOME!! 424 days from initial filing date!
08/14/2012~ SSN Received
09/10/2012~ Received Green Card

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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As soon as you have a case number from NVC you can send the template email in.

Call NVC everyday until they give you the number :)

I agree, call every day, inform them the lawyer has been removed from your case and once you have the case number, e-mail the choice of agent

Good luck


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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I agree, call every day, inform them the lawyer has been removed from your case and once you have the case number, e-mail the choice of agent

Good luck

Canadian_wife

I see in your profile (in comments section)that you had problem removing your lawyer. May i ask what was the problem since i am planning to do this also.

Thanks


130 for Wife

09-07-2010 - Priority Date

01-10-2012 - Upgrade from F2A to CR1

03-23-2012 - NOA-2 Email Received

04-23-2012 - NVC received

05-10-2012 - Case # received

05-11-2012 (Friday) - AOS and IV invoiced and Paid. Status "In Process"

05-14-2012 (Monday) - AOS and IV status showed "Paid"

05-14-2012 - AOS and IV packages mailed

05-15-2012 - Package Delivered.

05-21-2012 - Case Completed. (11 Days after Case # assigned)

06-07-2012 - Got Interview date assigned for July 18th @ 8AM

06-13-2012 - Medical Done

07-18-2012 - Interview Done - Approved

07-20-2012 - Visa Received

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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We called, got our case number, removed our lawyer and I sent the choice of agent. They still, however, sent info to the lawyer (who no longer was obligated to do anything) but the only reason I found out is because I literally called everyday. So as soon as they sent it, I found out a day later so no time was lost. If you are proactive then you'll be fine

Good luck


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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I agree, call every day, inform them the lawyer has been removed from your case and once you have the case number, e-mail the choice of agent

Good luck

It means i can email DS-3032 right away and don't have to wait for NVC to generate a new DS-3032?

Thanks


130 for Wife

09-07-2010 - Priority Date

01-10-2012 - Upgrade from F2A to CR1

03-23-2012 - NOA-2 Email Received

04-23-2012 - NVC received

05-10-2012 - Case # received

05-11-2012 (Friday) - AOS and IV invoiced and Paid. Status "In Process"

05-14-2012 (Monday) - AOS and IV status showed "Paid"

05-14-2012 - AOS and IV packages mailed

05-15-2012 - Package Delivered.

05-21-2012 - Case Completed. (11 Days after Case # assigned)

06-07-2012 - Got Interview date assigned for July 18th @ 8AM

06-13-2012 - Medical Done

07-18-2012 - Interview Done - Approved

07-20-2012 - Visa Received

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