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I'm removing our attorney as well. You can now call the NVC and do it over the phone. I talked to the NVC in early January and they said as soon as my case gets created within their system, I can just call up and do it over the phone. They changed the rule from having to write a letter recently :)

 

In my experiences so far, the NVC has been lovely to deal with, minus the long wait times. 

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4 hours ago, kellyschwan said:

I'm removing our attorney as well. You can now call the NVC and do it over the phone. I talked to the NVC in early January and they said as soon as my case gets created within their system, I can just call up and do it over the phone. They changed the rule from having to write a letter recently :)

 

In my experiences so far, the NVC has been lovely to deal with, minus the long wait times. 

Thanks for the info.  Yeah, I don’t think filling out a few forms warrants $825 fee.

 

According to your timeline, your NOA was on 12-20-2018 but NVC has yet to receive your case?

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Just now, IloveDanang said:

Thanks for the info.  Yeah, I don’t think filling out a few forms warrants $825 fee.

 

According to your timeline, your NOA was on 12-20-2018 but NVC has yet to receive your case?

 

The NVC received my case from USCIS on Jan 7th. I reckon the holidays slowed everything down. Haven’t heard from NVC since. 

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Two issues here:  Legal representation via contract and legal withdrawal.

 

If you have a contract with the attorney, he/she is responsible for representing you through the visa process. If you begin filing paperwork without the attorney, it may not be accepted.

 

As in any legal case, your attorney will have to officially withdrawal via some type of notice (letter, email, etc.). This prevents the attorney from being sued or sanctioned because of something the client does on his/her own. Example: If I'm your attorney for a traffic ticket or divorce, I file paperwork (or sign forms) indicating I am your legal representation. After that, you might want to show up in court or do something, but the court will not allow you to do anything without me. But I can withdrawal (for good cause - such as not getting paid, etc.) and I will be out of the case.

 

You can't have a lawyer one minute and not the next. It doesn't work that way. There are Canons of Ethics and licensing issues attached to each and every law license. Failure to abide may result in sanctions/loss of license. I've been involved in these cases - a withdrawal must be made by the attorney of record. It's easy to do - just tell the lawyer to file the notice of withdrawal.

 

This is the safest thing to do. And responsible. Good luck!

Edited by WandY

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1 minute ago, WandY said:

You can't have a lawyer one minute and not the next.

Sure you can.  You can fire an attorney at any time and end the contract.


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"Experience can be a tough teacher to those who fail to heed good advice"- Missileman, 12/6/18

"Only a fool would fail to heed the advice of someone who has walked in his shoes"- Missileman, 2/8/19

"What I am to be, I am NOW becoming"- Benjamin Franklin

First career- 20 year Retired E-8, USAF Missileer,

Second career-Retired Registered Nurse, experience in Labor& Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent & Adult Psych

Third career-Retired IT Developer & Database Administrator for surgical services dept.

 

Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
 

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