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I'm helping my Ukrainian fiane complete her G-325A form, and have some confusion regarding her residence and employment during the last five years. For her residences, should we list where she was legally registered in her Ukrainian passport, or where she was actually physically residing? They aren't the same at any time during the past five years, and in fact sometimes she was not even living in the same city as she was officially registered. I know this is fairly common in Russia and Ukraine, but not sure which should be listed on the biographic form.

For employment, should we list only official ("on the books") employment? Or should we also list off the record (or "under the table" as we'd say in the US) work too? Over the past five years she has worked several jobs here and there as a fitness instructor, makeup artist, and seamstress. None were really registered employment. Should we list everything, regardless of whether or not it was official employment or not? Is prior employment actually verified as part of the K-1 approval process, or is it more there just for informational purposes?

Thanks in advance!

James

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Any work or services she provided for a fee is a job. Immigration ppl actually sometimes send people out to visit your (applicants) current job site to "investigate" you.


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We had the same problem with my Russian husband's registration address & where he actually lived, which was Abkhazia. America doesn't even recognize Abkhazia as a country or anything so we didn't know what to do. Someone on here said you put exactly what it says in their internal passport for registration because that's the only thing they actually have a record of. That registration address should be the only thing they could find in any system so that's what we did. We had zero issues. He's now here in the US, we're married & going through AOS.


04/23/2014- Mailed I-129F petition

04/24/2014- Arrived at Dallas lockbox

04/29/2014- Personal Check cashed, electronic NOA1: routed to Texas Service Center

05/01/2014- Received NOA1 hardcopy, Alien Registration # changed

08/08/2014- Text & email saying we were transferred to another center (from TSC to CSC)

09/22/2014- Received electronic NOA2 dated 9/19/2014

12/16/2014- Medical Exam

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01/17/2015- POE-Houston

03/07/2015- Got married!

03/26/2015- Mailed off Adjustment of Status, Employment Authorization Document & Advanced Parole

04/06/2015- Personal Check cashed, electronic NOA1 for all three

04/13/2015- Received NOA1 hardcopies for all three dated 4/3/2015
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Thanks guys for your responses, and congrats Meghan on your recent marriage!

It seems like the correct thing to do on the G-325A is list registered addresses only (even if they aren't where she actually lives), and list all employment regardless of whether it was official employment (on the records) or not. The only problem with this is sometimes the address where she was registered isn't even in the same city as where she was working. Wouldn't this raise some questions at the interview? They may wonder how she could be living in one city while working in another, far away.

I also read somewhere on here that it isn't critical to have all residence & employment addresses absolutely correct going into the interview. At the interview they (we) can discuss the situation, and write in and/or cross out addresses as necessary. Is this true? We obviously aren't trying to hide any material facts or anything like that, so I'd think it would be okay.

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It's so crazy how similar our situations are! I forgot to comment on the employment part too. Andrey had two jobs in Sochi for the last few years because his house is in Abkhazia (close to Sochi, across the border). He had one official job & one job off the books. We listed them both with no issues. He is registered in Izhevsk but that is hundreds of miles away. Really far. They never questioned the Izhevsk registration & Sochi employment history. Our interview seemed to be a little out of the norm in that the man was more concerned with our trip to Turkey where we met & verifying THOSE details rather than details of our relationship or where he was from/worked. He did ask what type of work he was in to I guess compare that to the paperwork to make sure. Even asked what his typical duties were. I know you're doing this in Ukraine and ours was Russia but they have to be pretty darn similar. Don't base your expectations of your interview off of his but maybe brush up on that stuff a little before you go, I would suggest. Also, unless it's a huge mistake you've made in the paperwork, I would highly suggest not trying to fix anything unless they bring it up. If it isn't important enough to them to mention it or ask about it, don't worry about it!

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04/23/2014- Mailed I-129F petition

04/24/2014- Arrived at Dallas lockbox

04/29/2014- Personal Check cashed, electronic NOA1: routed to Texas Service Center

05/01/2014- Received NOA1 hardcopy, Alien Registration # changed

08/08/2014- Text & email saying we were transferred to another center (from TSC to CSC)

09/22/2014- Received electronic NOA2 dated 9/19/2014

12/16/2014- Medical Exam

12/17/2014- Interview: APPROVED

01/17/2015- POE-Houston

03/07/2015- Got married!

03/26/2015- Mailed off Adjustment of Status, Employment Authorization Document & Advanced Parole

04/06/2015- Personal Check cashed, electronic NOA1 for all three

04/13/2015- Received NOA1 hardcopies for all three dated 4/3/2015
04/18/2015- Received NOA for biometrics appointment dated 4/10/2015

04/28/2015- Biometrics appointment in Houston

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Immigration ppl actually sometimes send people out to visit your (applicants) current job site to "investigate" you.

So far I've never heard of any situations like these in Russia or Ukraine ever. May be it's applicable only for certain countries (high fraud, etc.?).

- Victor from Russia


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So far I've never heard of any situations like these in Russia or Ukraine ever. May be it's applicable only for certain countries (high fraud, etc.?).

- Victor from Russia

yes it might just countries labeled as "high fraud" or just a mere prejudice

But just know that, since it happens in some places means that it is not IMPOSSIBLE for it to happen in even Russia or Ukraine.


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CR- 1

Interview :  11/15/2016

Result: AP  (form 221 (g))

Correspondence with Embassy: Tons of emails, Facebook posts, tweets, Congressman inquiry

Complaint letter with OIG : 12/29/2016

Case dispatched to diplomatic pouch : 01/11/2017

Case dispatched from diplomatic mail service to NVC : 01/23/2017

Case arrived at NVC: 01/26/2017

NVC sent case to USCIS : 02/09/2017 (system update)

Case receive by USCIS (text & email notification): 03/07/2017

 

Reaffirm Petition Timeline for folks in GHANA.. Please update your information..Thank you!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1k0NXnbJdyEIRR1_Dr4t3yXmsM0tBbq-tZsj0-o3cMV0/edit?usp=sharing

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