what kind of forms do i need to file and also if its possible to do it myself or do i need an attorney
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Of course get a lawyer. It's worth it! Forms depend on your particular situation. But they are I-130, G 325A, I -864 sometimes plus I-864A; I -485, I 131, I 765. :) Get a lawyer!
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it is not just about the forms. You should hire an attorney to assist you with not only the form but US immigration laws related to what you are trying to achieve. Good luck!
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It is possible to file yourself. However, an immigration attorney can assist you on the procedural nuances and technical requirements necessary to submit a successful application. The forms you would need to file really does depend on your situation as stated by my colleagues. You should contact an immigration attorney to help you determine what options are available to you.
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I agree with my colleagues, given that filing for an adjusment of status, is a complicated and a highly individual process, see an experienced immigration attorney for a consulation. Spending a couple hundred dollars to learn about the process, steps involved, processing times, as well as the documentation to be submitted, is absolutely worth it. I am a local Portland immigration attorney. Feel free to call my office or email me with any additional questions that you may have.
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