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We are getting ready for my AOS  interview in few weeks. I am married to USC, who was married before. He got his GC because his ex wife was sponsored through an employeer. They’ve been married 10 years. 

When i met him, he was already divorced . Now my lawyer is saying they we might have some issues at the interview and I should definitely have him

present during the interview. Of course it cost money. 

Is there anything we should worry about? Is the  lawyer right?We’ve been married almost 6 years, two kids together.

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Nothing you have mentioned suggests any issues.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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51 minutes ago, Meow73 said:

Now my lawyer is saying they we might have some issues at the interview and I should definitely have him

present during the interview. Of course it cost money. 

From what you've said in your OP, shouldn't be any issues.

 

Lawyers like to fear-monger sometimes---that's how they make their fees.  I'm curious if the lawyer also mentioned to you that he would have to sit silently during the interview, he wouldn't be allowed to answer any questions on your behalf, and he wouldn't be allowed to further explain your answers unless directly asked to by the IO.

 

Sounds like he may be out to just collect an extra fee---curious what he planning on charging you for this "service"?  

 

Is this the same lawyer who took like a month to mail out your AOS package and then refused to give you the tracking number when you were wondering if it was ever sent? (I remember your last thread about that)

Edited by Going through

Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

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1 hour ago, Going through said:

From what you've said in your OP, shouldn't be any issues.

 

Lawyers like to fear-monger sometimes---that's how they make their fees.  I'm curious if the lawyer also mentioned to you that he would have to sit silently during the interview, he wouldn't be allowed to answer any questions on your behalf, and he wouldn't be allowed to further explain your answers unless directly asked to by the IO.

 

Sounds like he may be out to just collect an extra fee---curious what he planning on charging you for this "service"?  

 

Is this the same lawyer who took like a month to mail out your AOS package and then refused to give you the tracking number when you were wondering if it was ever sent? (I remember your last thread about that)

WOW, I am impressed by your memory.

Yes, the same one.  I finally got the requested info, they mail it just few days late. It was sitting is USCIS for 2 weeks before they issued the receipts.

 

I wasn’t planning to take a lawyer to the interiew since we have pretty easy case.

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On 2/27/2019 at 6:42 PM, Meow73 said:

WOW, I am impressed by your memory.

Yes, the same one.  I finally got the requested info, they mail it just few days late. It was sitting is USCIS for 2 weeks before they issued the receipts.

 

I wasn’t planning to take a lawyer to the interiew since we have pretty easy case.

You can take lawyers to AOS interviews?

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52 minutes ago, Jorgedig said:

You can take lawyers to AOS interviews?

Yup. But they can't answer questions for the applicant or such....they're mainly there to observe, document, and to ease anxiety.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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