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Hello everyone!

My boyfriend and I are planning on starting the K1 very soon, so I'm currently preparing the first couple of things.

I'm having a small problem with the G-325a, to which I haven't found an answer on here yet, but maybe someone can help? :)

On the form there's the section where I put in my fathers name, first name etc. The problem I'm having with is the "City and country of birth" part and the "City and country of residence" one.

1. My dad was born in a town that back then (in 1933) was counted as a part of Germany (Silesia to be precisely), nowadays it's part of Poland. In his passport it stated that he was "German" so do I put in Germany or Silesia or Poland??

And the 2. question I have: He passed away a couple of years ago, so I just state "deceased" in the "City and country of residence" section?

I know on the form it says "if known" (it does at least at the "City and country of birth" lol) but I don't want to risk any RFE just because of that.

I'm sorry if those were stupid questions, I'm just a bit nervous since I'm only at the beginning of this whole process! :oops: I probably could pretend I dont have any information about that but I'm kind of having a bad feeling about that lol

Thank you so much!


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2015-09-23 : I-129F NOA1 (Hardcopy)

2015-10-15 : I-129F NOA2

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2015-11-28 : Package 3 Received

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2015-12-17 : Package 3 Sent

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Hello everyone!

My boyfriend and I are planning on starting the K1 very soon, so I'm currently preparing the first couple of things.

I'm having a small problem with the G-325a, to which I haven't found an answer on here yet, but maybe someone can help? :)

On the form there's the section where I put in my fathers name, first name etc. The problem I'm having with is the "City and country of birth" part and the "City and country of residence" one.

1. My dad was born in a town that back then (in 1933) was counted as a part of Germany (Silesia to be precisely), nowadays it's part of Poland. In his passport it stated that he was "German" so do I put in Germany or Silesia or Poland??

And the 2. question I have: He passed away a couple of years ago, so I just state "deceased" in the "City and country of residence" section?

I know on the form it says "if known" (it does at least at the "City and country of birth" lol) but I don't want to risk any RFE just because of that.

I'm sorry if those were stupid questions, I'm just a bit nervous since I'm only at the beginning of this whole process! :oops: I probably could pretend I dont have any information about that but I'm kind of having a bad feeling about that lol

Thank you so much!

I am not an expert, but I did G-325 myself. My dad also passed away several years ago, so I put "deceased" on residents section. No RFE.

For the question 2. I would put the place of birth exactly how it was written in my dad's Birth Certificate. I would put "see attachment" and explain it on a separate sheet of paper I put behind the form. I had to explain one part of my biography, so I did that in an attachment. There was not much of space to write "see attachment" or "attachment included" on the original form, so I put " (attached) and added an explanation on this particular section. Hope it helps.

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Hello OLee,

I'm gonna do it just like you said then, attaching a sheet and explain the situation there sounds plausible and like the best thing to do.

Thanks so much for your help! Hopefully it will work this way :D


K1-Timeline (I'm the beneficiary): :wub:

2015-08-22 : I-129F Filed

2015-09-09 : I-129F USCIS Received

2015-09-11 : I-129F NOA1

2015-09-14 : I-129F NOA1 (e-notification, sent to CSC)

2015-09-23 : I-129F NOA1 (Hardcopy)

2015-10-15 : I-129F NOA2

2015-11-06 : NVC Case #

2015-11-09 : Embassy Received

2015-11-28 : Package 3 Received

2015-12-01 : Medical (Munich)

2015-12-17 : Package 3 Sent

2016-01-07 : Interview (Frankfurt) => approved!

2016-01-13 : Visa Received

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Hello everyone!

My boyfriend and I are planning on starting the K1 very soon, so I'm currently preparing the first couple of things.

I'm having a small problem with the G-325a, to which I haven't found an answer on here yet, but maybe someone can help? :)

On the form there's the section where I put in my fathers name, first name etc. The problem I'm having with is the "City and country of birth" part and the "City and country of residence" one.

1. My dad was born in a town that back then (in 1933) was counted as a part of Germany (Silesia to be precisely), nowadays it's part of Poland. In his passport it stated that he was "German" so do I put in Germany or Silesia or Poland??

And the 2. question I have: He passed away a couple of years ago, so I just state "deceased" in the "City and country of residence" section?

I know on the form it says "if known" (it does at least at the "City and country of birth" lol) but I don't want to risk any RFE just because of that.

I'm sorry if those were stupid questions, I'm just a bit nervous since I'm only at the beginning of this whole process! :oops: I probably could pretend I dont have any information about that but I'm kind of having a bad feeling about that lol

Thank you so much!

I would put "Silesia, Germany - now part of Poland". I was born in West Germany, and wondered if I should put "West Germany" or just "Germany" on my G325A. Since my birth certificate (in German) says "West Germany" (in German of course), I used that on my paperwork. I got through just fine.

Sukie in NY


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I would put "Silesia, Germany - now part of Poland". I was born in West Germany, and wondered if I should put "West Germany" or just "Germany" on my G325A. Since my birth certificate (in German) says "West Germany" (in German of course), I used that on my paperwork. I got through just fine.

Sukie in NY

Thank you for the feedback, unfortunately there's not enough space to write all of that, so I guess I'm going to just put Germany there and explain in it an attachment.

That should prevent them from asking any further - at least I hope so lol


K1-Timeline (I'm the beneficiary): :wub:

2015-08-22 : I-129F Filed

2015-09-09 : I-129F USCIS Received

2015-09-11 : I-129F NOA1

2015-09-14 : I-129F NOA1 (e-notification, sent to CSC)

2015-09-23 : I-129F NOA1 (Hardcopy)

2015-10-15 : I-129F NOA2

2015-11-06 : NVC Case #

2015-11-09 : Embassy Received

2015-11-28 : Package 3 Received

2015-12-01 : Medical (Munich)

2015-12-17 : Package 3 Sent

2016-01-07 : Interview (Frankfurt) => approved!

2016-01-13 : Visa Received

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My fiance was born in the DDR (East Germany). He put that because that is what is on the birth certificate even though it no longer exists. We thought it was better to match his documents. But doing the Germany, now Poland is a good answer for your father.

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1. My dad was born in a town that back then (in 1933) was counted as a part of Germany (Silesia to be precisely), nowadays it's part of Poland. In his passport it stated that he was "German" so do I put in Germany or Silesia or Poland??

Put the name of the country that it was when he was born.

And the 2. question I have: He passed away a couple of years ago, so I just state "deceased" in the "City and country of residence" section?

Yes

I know on the form it says "if known" (it does at least at the "City and country of birth" lol) but I don't want to risk any RFE just because of that.

You won't.


Phil (Lockport, near Chicago) and Alla (Lobnya, near Moscow)

As of Dec 7, 2009, now Zero miles apart (literally)!

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My mom was born in Eastern Germany, so I just put GDR in there as I wanted it to match her birth certificate. It was fine, we didn't get an RFE. They understand that borders/countries change due to history and political events. So in your case I'd just say Germany.

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