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Hello, 

My residency card expires Nov. 16th 2021. However, I submitted my evidence to my counsel sometime Aug. 13th 2021. Been two months ago, my lawyer hasn't completed my filing yet and it's making me extremely uneasy. I try expressing my concern of urgency to him but he keeps knocking it off and giving false promises. Meanwhile my spouse doesn't seem to see anything wrong with what the lawyer is portraying. Both are saying "Take it easy", well that's not what my gut is telling me at this time. So, what do you all think my next step should be as I'm running out of time and patience with my counsel, I do not want a situation where I have an expired card in my hand with no guarantee of extended stay in sight. Please advice. 

 

Kind regards, 

BigMeg. 

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You really don't need a lawyer to file I-751 for you. It is a very easy form to fill out; organizing the evidence just takes a little bit of time but it's not hard.

 

If you're unhappy with the lawyer, just fire him and do it yourself.

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Exactly what @Marieke H said.

 

Why are you using a lawyer? Filling ROC is tedious but everyone can do by himself. I used the guide available in here and took me 2 weeks to prepare everything and sent.

 

Do not give others the control of your case if you feel they don’t  care enough about it  . Is your case. 
 

 

Edited by PaulaCJohnny

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52 minutes ago, Bigmeg said:

Hello, 

My residency card expires Nov. 16th 2021. However, I submitted my evidence to my counsel sometime Aug. 13th 2021. Been two months ago, my lawyer hasn't completed my filing yet and it's making me extremely uneasy. I try expressing my concern of urgency to him but he keeps knocking it off and giving false promises. Meanwhile my spouse doesn't seem to see anything wrong with what the lawyer is portraying. Both are saying "Take it easy", well that's not what my gut is telling me at this time. So, what do you all think my next step should be as I'm running out of time and patience with my counsel, I do not want a situation where I have an expired card in my hand with no guarantee of extended stay in sight. Please advice. 

 

Kind regards, 

BigMeg. 

You are fine.  Even after your card expires, you do not lose status as a legal resident.  USCIS needs to receive the I-751 package before Nov 16th.

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"The immigration process demands a great deal of knowledge, planning, time, patience, and money.  A deficit in any of these areas can spell heartbreak."

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***Moved to Removing Conditions on Residency discussion area***


"The immigration process demands a great deal of knowledge, planning, time, patience, and money.  A deficit in any of these areas can spell heartbreak."

   -GB, "old man of much life experience"

 

Retired 20 year United States Air Force Missileer (Retired E-8)

Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Crazy Cat said:

***Moved to Removing Conditions on Residency discussion area***

Hey not to be rude but you often move my posts to areas with less audience.. I observed this with the last post. Just saying. This was meant to be CR1 related. 

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1) Not all lawyers are created equal.

2)Your lawyer is not following your - the clients - instructions, so ask yourself, are you getting what you are paying them for?

3) It is not currently late filed until Nov 17th. If it does get to that point and they hadn't filed it, you could (and should) file it yourself, with a letter enclosed stating the late filing is due to a (now fired) attorneys incompetence and failure to follow instructions, and requesting the late filing be accepted.  This would suffice.

4) Your status as a permanent resident does not cease at midnight on Nov 16th regardless of filed or not. It doesn't work that way. 

3)Yes, an i-751 can be easily filed without a lawyer - they cannot speed up, intervene, or really assist the process in any way, aside from giving advice, which may differ from the advice given by others (see 1) above). Should things go wrong, you may need a lawyer, but for basic filing, think carefully. 

 


CR1 / DCF (London): 2012 / 2013 (4.5 months from I-130 petition to visa in hand)

I-751 #1- May 2015 [Denied]

 

Early May 2015 : I-751 Joint filing package sent fedex next day 09:00am from UK ($lots - thanks). 
Jan 2017: Notification that an interview has been scheduled at a local office. Bizarrely still no RFE... 
Jan 2017: 2hr wait, then interview terminated before it began, due to moving my ID to another state 2 wks prior. New interview 'in a few months...maybe.'   Informed them that divorce proceedings are underway, but not finalised at this time. 
March 2017: An Interview was scheduled - marked as no-show as they didn't actually send out a notification of interview. FML 
April  2017: Filed an official complaint with the ombudsman, and have requested Senator & Congressman assistance
August 2017: Interview - switched to a (finalised) divorce waiver. Told that decision will be made that afternoon, but no problems foreseen with my case. 
October 2017: Letter of Denial received - reason given as 'I-751 petition was not properly filed'. Discovered ex-spouse made false allegations to USCIS. No opportunity given to review & refute allegations  - contrary to USCIS policy.

 

I-751 #2 - Oct 2017 [Denied] 

 

October 2017: Within 72hrs of receiving denial notice, a new waiver I-751, divorce decree & $680 cheque, sent to Vermont via FedEx overnight 9am priority.  
Dec 2019: Filed FOIA request for full A# file
Feb 2020: FOIA request completed - entire A# file received as a .PDF; 197 pages fully redacted, and 80 partially redacted. Don't waste your time!
March 2021: I-751 #2 denied for lack of evidence. No RFE, no interview, and evidence in previous I-751 not reviewed - contrary to policy. Huge errors in adjudication.

 

 N-400 - Feb 2018 [Denied] 

February 2018: N-400 filed online.  $725 paid to the USCIS paperwork wastage fund

February  2019: Interview - cancelled after a four hour wait due to 'missing paperwork' on their end. Promised Expedited reschedule.

March 2021: Interview letter received, strangely dated after I-751 denial. No I-751 interview conducted. N-400 interview and test passed, given 'cannot make a decision at this time' paper due to the ongoing I-751 nightmare...

April 2021: N-400 denial received citing recent I-751 denial as basis for ineligibility, even though it should have been a combo interview 🤯

I AM JACK'S COMPLETE LACK OF SURPRISE

 

I-751 Service Motion - March 2021 [Sent via FedEx & COMPLETELY IGNORED by USCIS]

March 2021: Service Motion request sent overnight to field office director, requesting urgent review and re-opening, based on errors in adjudication - citing USCIS policy, AFM and memorandums as basis for errors.

 

I-290B - April 2021 [Withdrawn]

April 2021: I-290B motion to re-open ($675) filed 

 

I-751 #3 - June 2021 [Pending]

June 2021: I-751 #3 (27lbs) & another $680 sent to USCIS via FedEx ($300+..thanks) .... IT'S GROUNDHOG DAY

June 2021: Receipt issued, card charged, biometrics waived, infopass scheduled for I-551 stamp number ten.....

 

 

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Argentina
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No reason for an attorney for ROC.

This is exactly why I don’t believe in attorneys. My crippling anxiety makes it really hard for me to delegate tasks that I should be doing myself. My immigration journey is mine and nobody cares about it more than I do. Yours should be the same.

Get rid of the attorney and file for it yourself.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Greece
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On 10/13/2021 at 8:45 AM, Bigmeg said:

Hello, 

My residency card expires Nov. 16th 2021. However, I submitted my evidence to my counsel sometime Aug. 13th 2021. Been two months ago, my lawyer hasn't completed my filing yet and it's making me extremely uneasy. I try expressing my concern of urgency to him but he keeps knocking it off and giving false promises. Meanwhile my spouse doesn't seem to see anything wrong with what the lawyer is portraying. Both are saying "Take it easy", well that's not what my gut is telling me at this time. So, what do you all think my next step should be as I'm running out of time and patience with my counsel, I do not want a situation where I have an expired card in my hand with no guarantee of extended stay in sight. Please advice. 

 

Kind regards, 

BigMeg. 

You have plenty of time until November 16. It seems you are not happy with your attorney, So, ask him to return to you the file with all the documents. The I-751 form is easy to fill yourself. If you have difficulties ask a friend to help you.

 

Edited by Sagior

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