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Removing an attorney from our CR-1 process

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Hello!

Background

My wife and I used an attorney last year to assist us in obtaining a waiver for her two-year residency requirement. This attorney turned out to be somewhat of a crook and wasted a year of our time and a bunch of money. After that huge waste of time we filed on our own and got approved within 4 months. Lesson Learned: just because they are an attorney doesn't make them smart or helpful...

My Concern

It has come to my attention that the attorney is still receiving correspondences regarding our immigration cases. I called the USCIS and they said that he is still listed as our attorney of record and that we need to write the USCIS to get him removed from our records.

My Question

Is there a particular format that we need to write the letter in? On the follow up email from the USCIS it only says "Write a letter and make sure its signed"... I am going to be spending about $25 to send this letter from the Philippines so I'd rather not have to do it twice if I don't have to. Any assistance or experiences would help out immensely!

Best of luck to all of the pending cases out there!


I-612 Waiver of J1 Two Year Rule
12/31/2011 - Wife Entered U.S. on J-1 visa, Foreign Residence Requirement Applies
9/28/2013 - Married in the U.S.
7/23/2014 - NOA1 form I-612 for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement (Basis: Extreme Hardship)
8/8/2014 - RFE Received
11/14/2014 - NOA2 I-612 Waiver Denied, Could not establish hardship
12/15/2014 - Sent another I-612 packet to U.S. Dept of state (Basis: No-Objection Statement)
12/15/2014 - Sent in application to Philippines Govt. for No-Objection Statement
1/14/2015 - No Objection Statement granted
4 months of waiting - The Philippines Govt. forgot about us!!!!
5/8/2015 - After multiple calls and emails the No Objection Statement was finally transmitted to DOS
6/4/2015 - I-612 Waiver APPROVED!

IR-1 Visa
6/3/2015 - Sent I-130 to Phoenix Locbox
6/4/2015 - NOA1
108 Days of waiting
9/22/2015 - NOA2
9/24/2015 - Case sent to NVC
10/1/2015 - Case received at NVC
10/14/2015 - Case number assigned
10/15/2015 - AOS Fee Paid online
10/19/2015 - CEAC AOS Fee status changed to "Paid" - AOS and IV packets sent to NVC
10/27/2015 - DS-261 was reviewed over the phone
10/29/2015 - DS-261 confirmed complete (over phone) and IV Bill Received - Paid online immediately "In Process"
10/30/2015 - Scan Date
11/2/2015 - IV Bill marked "Paid" and DS-260 completed

12/4/2015 - Case Complete (need to bring 1 corrected doc to Embassy)

1/6/15 - Medical Exam Complete

1/19/2015 - Interview Date

1/22/2015 - Visa Received (yellow envelope damaged)

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