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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada

Hi, and thanks to everyone who has helped me to get this far. :thumbs:

I'm K-1, just filling out the DS-230 and have a few questions:

Question 2. "Other names used"...Does that mean other names EVER used(maiden and married)? or just names used presently?

Question 9. Marital Status..."Including my present marriage, I have been married X times"...I am divorced twice, and obviously not married now. Do I just put married 2 times? Just wanna be sure.

Question 12: "Present Occupation"...just title? or do they want a name and location of work?

Question 20: "Places lived"...If I'm not sure of a month, can I put "?"/1975 or just 1975?

Question 23: "Educational Institutions Attended"...I did a search on VJ and it seems it's ok to put just high school and higher education. Am I correct?

Question 25: "Dates of all previous visits to U.S."...Are they most concerned about my visits to my fiance, or even all the many cross border shopping trips I've made over the years? It would be impossible to get dates for shopping. Besides, I didn't have a passport back then when I shopped, therefore no record of entry.

And for the "Type of Visa" for individual visits...would I just put "visitor"? or "B-2" as a couple of my passport stamps indicate? I know they're the same thing...just wondered which one is best.

And since there is obviously not enough space regarding places lived and employment history, I have put "see attachment: DS-230 Supplement for Jane Doe places lived" and "DS-230 Supplement for Jane Doe employment last 10 years." Is this sufficient?

Thanks again for everybody's help. :) I'll probably be back soon with questions about other forms. :whistle:

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada

Question 2 - list all names you've ever used. This includes your use of your maiden name and the use of al other married names.

Question 9 - Since you are currently not married, but have been married 2 times before, list '2' here

Question 12 - just occupation. Just title

Question 20 - ballpark the month if possible. If that is really unknown, then list the year (or if you knew it was the spring, put April etc)

Question 23 - I listed all educational institutions from the day I set foot in a school, however others will tell you just HS is sufficient

Question 25 - They actually mean all visits. However, this is a commong question for Canadians. I attached a separate piece of paper outlining that since I am Canadian and visas are not required, and since I have traveled many times to the US for weekend or day trips, I do not remember all my visits but outlined that I never overstayed. However, I listed, to the best of my ability, the trips I made in the last 5 years. If it is listed as a B-2 then list that, but Canadians aren't typically issued visas to enter the US. USCIS knows list, so I put n/a

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada

To echo Canadian wife, they do mean all visits. Personally, I made a very long list with all the trips I could remember in recent memory, with a note explaining that I am from a border town and have crossed frequently since childhood. At my interview the IO actually thanked me for going out of my way to compile a list. There have been others in the Canada forum who just put things like "multiple trips since 19xx" or just wrote in their last 5 trips in the space available on the form. Nobody has ever reported an issue in doing this. So just do whatever you feel comfortable with. As far as the visa part goes I just put "none" since I always crossed by land and was never given a passport stamp or an I-94. If you have some that indicate "B-2" I would put "B-2" for those trips and "none" for the others (if you are going to make a list that is).

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