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Dear all,

Soon me and my fiance will start the K1 process.

Im looking truw all the forms for all the bugs etc. But I was wondering about G-325A form.

There is a question that asks where you lived the past 5 years.

I was a student on a F1 visa during the schoolyear 2008-2009 and lived in the States.

I didnt sign myself out (of the country) and I didnt register that I lived in the States asomewhere. I was just a student on campus.

I am doubting now if I should enter this on the residensce within the last 5 years or not.

I dont wanna put any thoughts in the mind of the USIC officers that I lived illigally in the US.

The G-325A form: http://www.visajourney.com/examples/INS-Form-G-325A.pdf

Thank you!

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K1:

09/17/10 - I-129F filed

09/20/10 - Package arrived in Dallas,TX

09/22/10 - NOA1 (e-mail), routed to VSC

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Rule of Thumb when dealing with the US government and Immigration.

Don't Lie.

Don't try to hide the truth.

Be Honest.

They will catch more than you think, and less than you know.

If you were a student on a F-1, and you were going to school, you were following the rules.

What do you think they will say if you don't put your address on the 325, and they look up your F-1, see you were in the US, and didn't mention that?


My Advice is usually based on "Worst Case Scenario" and what is written in the rules/laws/instructions. That is the way I roll... -Protect your Status - file before your I-94 expires.

WARNING: Phrases in this post may sound meaner than they were intended to be. Read the Adjudicator's Field Manual from USCIS

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So I should just put down the adress of the campus (where I lived for 11 months)?

Because I can not put down that I was there because of a F1 Visa. Or should I ad a extra sheet explaining that I was a student?

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K1:

09/17/10 - I-129F filed

09/20/10 - Package arrived in Dallas,TX

09/22/10 - NOA1 (e-mail), routed to VSC

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So I should just put down the adress of the campus (where I lived for 11 months)?

Because I can not put down that I was there because of a F1 Visa. Or should I ad a extra sheet explaining that I was a student?

You would put down where you lived. If you lived on campus, use that address.

There will other places to explain the F1 visa.


My Advice is usually based on "Worst Case Scenario" and what is written in the rules/laws/instructions. That is the way I roll... -Protect your Status - file before your I-94 expires.

WARNING: Phrases in this post may sound meaner than they were intended to be. Read the Adjudicator's Field Manual from USCIS

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The DS-230 for one.

And when are you suppose to fill that out? That doesnt go with the G-325A form, Im I right?


K1:

09/17/10 - I-129F filed

09/20/10 - Package arrived in Dallas,TX

09/22/10 - NOA1 (e-mail), routed to VSC

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And when are you suppose to fill that out? That doesnt go with the G-325A form, Im I right?

Doesn't go with the I-129F nor G-325A - it is a Dept. of State form so it is at/near the interview/Embassy stage.

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Doesn't go with the I-129F nor G-325A - it is a Dept. of State form so it is at/near the interview/Embassy stage.

Ok I see. Thanks for making me aware of that. Its something that comes at a later time, near the interview? But can our application be denied because of the G-325A proir of the interview?


K1:

09/17/10 - I-129F filed

09/20/10 - Package arrived in Dallas,TX

09/22/10 - NOA1 (e-mail), routed to VSC

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Ok I see. Thanks for making me aware of that. Its something that comes at a later time, near the interview? But can our application be denied because of the G-325A proir of the interview?

You're kind of mixing things together - the G-325A is an integral part of the I-129F petition - yes, the petition could get denied if USCIS finds reason to do so (based on the information provided by the petitioner or from their own resources).

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You're kind of mixing things together - the G-325A is an integral part of the I-129F petition - yes, the petition could get denied if USCIS finds reason to do so (based on the information provided by the petitioner or from their own resources).

So what do you think I should do? Put down on the G-325A that I lived in the USA for 11 months? I was a student on a F1 visa. Do you think its smart to at a extra sheet to explaing that I was a student and not a illegally staying in the US?


K1:

09/17/10 - I-129F filed

09/20/10 - Package arrived in Dallas,TX

09/22/10 - NOA1 (e-mail), routed to VSC

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So what do you think I should do? Put down on the G-325A that I lived in the USA for 11 months? I was a student on a F1 visa. Do you think its smart to at a extra sheet to explaing that I was a student and not a illegally staying in the US?

Provide the correct answers on the G-325A.. with the correct times and places to avoid future problems.. The question on the G-325A [regarding residence] doesn't require explanation why you lived there.. Answer the questions and avoid extra information not being requested. Be honest, specific and clear.

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Provide the correct answers on the G-325A.. with the correct times and places to avoid future problems.. The question on the G-325A [regarding residence] doesn't require explanation why you lived there.. Answer the questions and avoid extra information not being requested. Be honest, specific and clear.

Ok. So to make it clear, I SHOULD say that I lived in the US for 11 months, and I dont have to put a extra sheet in there to explain why I was there?


K1:

09/17/10 - I-129F filed

09/20/10 - Package arrived in Dallas,TX

09/22/10 - NOA1 (e-mail), routed to VSC

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Ok. So to make it clear, I SHOULD say that I lived in the US for 11 months, and I dont have to put a extra sheet in there to explain why I was there?

Correct.

Also - since you had a F-1 - you probably had an A# assigned - make sure you use it on paperwork that requires it.

(For example, the I-129F asks about this.)


My Advice is usually based on "Worst Case Scenario" and what is written in the rules/laws/instructions. That is the way I roll... -Protect your Status - file before your I-94 expires.

WARNING: Phrases in this post may sound meaner than they were intended to be. Read the Adjudicator's Field Manual from USCIS

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