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Hello everyone!

I have a few questions on the DS-230 form.

1) Question #22 - "Father's Current Address:" Why is the blank not big enough to fit the entire address? (It's like they are LOOKING for ways to send RFEs on stupid stuff. UGH!) So, should I put the steet, county, and post code? PS. His mother's address, directly below, is the same as his father's. Or should we attach another paper with that infomation?

2) Question #23 - Parent info, "If deceased, give year of date:" Should we put n/a if they are still living? The n/a gets to me when they preface the question with an "If."

3) Question #30 - "List below all the places you have lived for at least six months since reaching the age of 16..."

a) street numbers and names not needed? (ie. 1234 America Street) or do they really just want the city, country, etc.?

b) it only asks for places you've lived longer than 6 months, but I feel like I've read something about RFE's from "gaps" in timelines???

4) Question #39 - "Name and Address of Petitioner:" Is this the intending immigrant or the USC? I know at some point the immigrant becomes the petitioner, when before it was the USC and the immigrant was the benificiary.

Thanks so much for all responses!

-Jessica

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Current Address - I actually just listed the City, Province and Country. The EXACT address I do not think is needed

Deceased - put n/a if you like, we left it blank.

Places lived - I'd just put the city, province/state, and country. This is to indicate to them which locations will require police certificates since they are only required if a location was lived in for longer than 6 months. Answer this question literally

The petitioner is always the USC. The beneficiary is the one filling out the DS-230. The immigrant is not the petitioner...ever. The immigrant becomes the applicant when they apply for the visa at the interview, but the petitioner is always the USC

Good luck.


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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Current Address - I actually just listed the City, Province and Country. The EXACT address I do not think is needed

Deceased - put n/a if you like, we left it blank.

Places lived - I'd just put the city, province/state, and country. This is to indicate to them which locations will require police certificates since they are only required if a location was lived in for longer than 6 months. Answer this question literally

The petitioner is always the USC. The beneficiary is the one filling out the DS-230. The immigrant is not the petitioner...ever. The immigrant becomes the applicant when they apply for the visa at the interview, but the petitioner is always the USC

Good luck.

Thank you so much! That is very helpful! Especially the petitioner part! Whew! Good thing I checked! Thanks!

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Filed: Country: India
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Hello everyone!

I have a few questions on the DS-230 form.

1) Question #22 - "Father's Current Address:" Why is the blank not big enough to fit the entire address? (It's like they are LOOKING for ways to send RFEs on stupid stuff. UGH!) So, should I put the steet, county, and post code? PS. His mother's address, directly below, is the same as his father's. Or should we attach another paper with that infomation?

2) Question #23 - Parent info, "If deceased, give year of date:" Should we put n/a if they are still living? The n/a gets to me when they preface the question with an "If."

3) Question #30 - "List below all the places you have lived for at least six months since reaching the age of 16..."

a) street numbers and names not needed? (ie. 1234 America Street) or do they really just want the city, country, etc.?

b) it only asks for places you've lived longer than 6 months, but I feel like I've read something about RFE's from "gaps" in timelines???

4) Question #39 - "Name and Address of Petitioner:" Is this the intending immigrant or the USC? I know at some point the immigrant becomes the petitioner, when before it was the USC and the immigrant was the benificiary.

Thanks so much for all responses!

-Jessica

It is a poorly designed form. There are other questions for which the space just isn't enough. I used a separate sheet for several questions.


USCIS Journey:

12-30-2009 - Wedding in Delhi

01-21-2010 - I-130 Petition Sent

03-24-2010 - I-130 Approved

NVC Journey:

03-29-2010 - NVC Case Number assigned

04-20-2010 - AOS Package Received at NVC

05-05-2010 - IV Package Received at NVC

05-19-2010 - NVC Case Completed - Sign In Fail

05-25-2010 - Interview Date Assigned.

Consulate:

07-19-2010 - Interview at New Delhi - Approved!

07-20-2010 - Visa Package collected from VFS

07-26-2010 - POE at Washington DC

08-19-2010 - Welcome Letter Received - Tracking Number reveals that GC was ordered on August 16

08-23-2010 - Applied for SSN at SSA

08-30-2010 - GC, SSA Card Arrive in Mailbox

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
Timeline

Current Address - I actually just listed the City, Province and Country. The EXACT address I do not think is needed

Deceased - put n/a if you like, we left it blank.

Places lived - I'd just put the city, province/state, and country. This is to indicate to them which locations will require police certificates since they are only required if a location was lived in for longer than 6 months. Answer this question literally

The petitioner is always the USC. The beneficiary is the one filling out the DS-230. The immigrant is not the petitioner...ever. The immigrant becomes the applicant when they apply for the visa at the interview, but the petitioner is always the USC

Good luck.

We filled in our forms exactly as noted by canadian_wife, had no issues at all.

With "places lived" it is very important not to leave any gaps in the dates, all of the time must be accounted for but only those places greater than 6 months, I assume anything less is considered visiting not living. Good luck!


USCIS

NOA1 08/19/08

NOA2 01/20/09

NVC

Received 01/26/09

Completed 02/13/09 (19 Days)

Interview Assigned 03/27/09 (6 weeks after NVC completion)

Medical

04/14/09 (Toronto)

Interview

Montreal 05/12/09 (88 days after NVC completion) **APPROVED**

POE

06/16/09 Buffalo

07/02/09 Welcome Letter Received

07/07/09 Applied for SSN

07/10/09 "Card production ordered" email received

07/13/09 SSN received

07/14/09 "Approval notice sent" email received

07/17/09 GREEN CARD received

Removal of Conditions

03/21/11 I-751 mailed to VSC

03/23/11 I-751 received at VSC

03/29/11 Cheque Cashed

03/30/11 NOA1 received (3/24/11)

04/11/11 Biometrics appointment notice received

05/05/11 Biometric appointment

12/13/11 **Approval date** (5 days short of 9 months!)

12/19/11 Approval letter and green card received

Naturalization

05/16/2019 Filed online (estimated completion February 2020)

05/18/2019 Biometrics scheduled

05/21/2019 Receipt notice and biometrics notices posted to online account.05/23/2019 Hard copy of NOA1 received

05/24/2019 Hard copy of biometrics appointment received

06/07/2019 Biometrics appointment (estimated completion January 2020)

12/31/2019 Email received "Interview scheduled"

01/01/2020 Interview date notice posted to online account (02/19/2020)

01/05/2019 Hard copy of interview appointment received

02/19/2020 Interview (**Approved**) and same day Oath Ceremony. 

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