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Just wondering how many of us used a lawyer to file and if that usually makes any difference in the outcome of the visa being issued or not? 

We used a lawyer, had our interview last day of August and was told to submit a few more documents(tax return), so AP. We submitted them all the next day and now we’re waiting. 

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It does happen but seems extremely rare for a Lawyer to be used.


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11 hours ago, Lovemyman said:

Just wondering how many of us used a lawyer to file and if that usually makes any difference in the outcome of the visa being issued or not? 

We used a lawyer, had our interview last day of August and was told to submit a few more documents(tax return), so AP. We submitted them all the next day and now we’re waiting. 

Mine has been submitted since July 24th and still no news from  them.  Please let us know when you receive any response from them.   Thank you 

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12 hours ago, Lovemyman said:

Just wondering how many of us used a lawyer to file and if that usually makes any difference in the outcome of the visa being issued or not? 

We used a lawyer, had our interview last day of August and was told to submit a few more documents(tax return), so AP. We submitted them all the next day and now we’re waiting. 

I use a lawyer when I have a criminal case against me for speeding or some type of criminal/civil case filed against me.

 

Never would use a lawyer for a simple immigration case, sounds like a colossal waste of time and money


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2 hours ago, Falcon Cara said:

I use a lawyer when I have a criminal case against me for speeding or some type of criminal/civil case filed against me.

 

Never would use a lawyer for a simple immigration case, sounds like a colossal waste of time and money

Speeding is criminal?  


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3 hours ago, Eddybabe2019 said:

Mine has been submitted since July 24th and still no news from  them.  Please let us know when you receive any response from them.   Thank you 

Will definitely keep everyone updated! We’re praying hard & heavy! 

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2 hours ago, Falcon Cara said:

I use a lawyer when I have a criminal case against me for speeding or some type of criminal/civil case filed against me.

 

Never would use a lawyer for a simple immigration case, sounds like a colossal waste of time and money

Good for you.  We personally don’t have cases all over the place but decided to use a lawyer because it was our choice. 

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15 minutes ago, Lovemyman said:

Good for you.  We personally don’t have cases all over the place but decided to use a lawyer because it was our choice. 

Exactly, Last time I was at the Embassy in Manila doing our interview, we were chatting with a girl and she had used a lawyer, she didn't bring the correct paperwork thanks to the lawyer and got a 221 AP to furnish more documents.

 

I have seen way too many lawyers who are not up to date on what is needed since each embassy has different requirements.  Plus it just a waste of money to pay some one to fill out paperwork for you.  The petitioner still has to gather all the paperwork and then all a lawyer or visa company does is submit it and maybe fill out some online forms.  I would say someone with at least a 8th grade education can do their own paperwork now of days.


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49 minutes ago, Lovemyman said:

Good for you.  We personally don’t have cases all over the place but decided to use a lawyer because it was our choice. 

Lovemyman,

 

Visajourney is a DIY site. You will not get many replies advocating for using a 3rd party on a DIY site.


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2 hours ago, Falcon Cara said:

Yes

Speeding ticket is not a crime, unless you hit & run or you hit someone. IN all other cases speeding ticket is just a moving violation.


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You still do all the work

so,  you only pay for someone to copy (for their files) and mail it in

a lot on money for nothing

Plus ,  when some embassies see a lawyer on paperwork ,  they assume he/she was hired as their were issues 

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27 minutes ago, JeanneAdil said:

You still do all the work

so,  you only pay for someone to copy (for their files) and mail it in

a lot on money for nothing

Plus ,  when some embassies see a lawyer on paperwork ,  they assume he/she was hired as their were issues 

Just wondering how you know what some embassies think or assume? Please give us all your inside information. 

We got a lawyer because we could afford to do so & that was the only reason. 

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6 minutes ago, Lovemyman said:

Just wondering how you know what some embassies think or assume? Please give us all your inside information. 

We got a lawyer because we could afford to do so & that was the only reason. 

I'd like to see this information as well 


YMMV

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