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DS-157: 13. List All Countries You have Entered in the Last Ten Years

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:help: Are they serious? Do they really want a list of all countries I have visited and in what year?

I'm Italian and live in France, I regularly go to Italy (live very close with border). I have been to the UK I don't know how many times...

Has anybody found themselves in my same position? What did you write?

Thank god for this forum! :innocent:


Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : France, Paris

I-129F Sent : 2010-03-05

I-129F NOA1 : 2010-03-09

I-129F NOA2 : 2010-05-20

NVC Received : 2010-07-29

Packet 3 Received : 2010-07-22

Packet 3 Sent : 2010-08-04

Packet 4 Received : 2010-08-14

Interview Date : 2010-08-31

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 2010-09-02

US Entry : 2010-10-12

Marriage : 2010-12-10bananadance.gif

Estimates/Stats : Your I-129f was approved in 72 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 175 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status

CIS Office : Baltimore MD

Date Filed : 2011-01-06

NOA Date : 2011-01-12

I-485 RFE : 2011-02-18

NO INTERVIEW

I-485 Approval: 2011-04-18

Green Card received : 2011-04-23

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Hi Tiz&Adam,

quick question - are you the female? If so, you do not need to fill out the DS-157 (only for men, age 15-45).

If not, try to be as accurate as possible. I'm sure DHS realizes that Europeans travel a lot a lot. Put the name of the country on a separate piece of paper and all the years you visited them (from what you remember). They will not deny you for omitting one or two vacations that you maybe forgot. Besides, we're free to travel in Europe - there's not always a record e.g. when you take the train to Italy ;)


ég eri ekki lengur kalt, hef aftur líf. lifnar mín sál, heiminn mála.

bless bless Þýskalandi! ég elsker þig!

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I had 2 lots of 3 months worth of travelling in Europe and trips around various parts of Asia. I just listed the year and wrote the countries that I'd visited that year - I had to use a separate piece of paper.

Good luck.

Emma

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Hi Tiz&Adam,

quick question - are you the female? If so, you do not need to fill out the DS-157 (only for men, age 15-45).

If not, try to be as accurate as possible. I'm sure DHS realizes that Europeans travel a lot a lot. Put the name of the country on a separate piece of paper and all the years you visited them (from what you remember). They will not deny you for omitting one or two vacations that you maybe forgot. Besides, we're free to travel in Europe - there's not always a record e.g. when you take the train to Italy ;)

Really? Where does it say that it's only for men? Yes, I am the female!

Thanks for getting back, I'll try and be as precise as possible, as you say, there are no records of me going to Italy from France. THANK YOU!


Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : France, Paris

I-129F Sent : 2010-03-05

I-129F NOA1 : 2010-03-09

I-129F NOA2 : 2010-05-20

NVC Received : 2010-07-29

Packet 3 Received : 2010-07-22

Packet 3 Sent : 2010-08-04

Packet 4 Received : 2010-08-14

Interview Date : 2010-08-31

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 2010-09-02

US Entry : 2010-10-12

Marriage : 2010-12-10bananadance.gif

Estimates/Stats : Your I-129f was approved in 72 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 175 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status

CIS Office : Baltimore MD

Date Filed : 2011-01-06

NOA Date : 2011-01-12

I-485 RFE : 2011-02-18

NO INTERVIEW

I-485 Approval: 2011-04-18

Green Card received : 2011-04-23

"..and when your deepest thoughts are broken, keep on dreaming boy cos when you stop dreaming it's time to die" - Shannon Hoonhoonsmiley.gif

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quick question - are you the female? If so, you do not need to fill out the DS-157 (only for men, age 15-45).

Where exactly did you read that bit of information? It must be country specific, because the UK website says this...

"Step One

Complete the Form DS-230-Part 1, Form DS-156 and DS-157 for each family member applying for a visa."

It says nothing about age or gender...

To the OP, my fiance travels for work around the world A LOT (his list of all previous trips to the USA is 2 pages long!!) so you'll just have to sit down and think back... :whistle: At least they only want the year and not the actual dates.


USCIS

02-25-11 Sent I-130

03-01-11 NOA1 Priority Date

03-04-11 NOA1 Email/text

03-07-11 Check cashed

03-09-11 NOA1 hard copy

06-16-11 NOA2 Email/text (107 Days! Yaay!)

06-21-11 NOA2 hard copy

Detour

06-21-11 Informed USCIS of their error: they wrongly thought we were adjusting status so they held the petition and didn't forward it to NVC

06-30-11 Expedited service request granted to forward petition to NVC

08-02-11 Congressional Inquiry to get USCIS to finally forward petition to NVC

08-05-11 USCIS admits our file was routed to National Records Center and will expedite its return and forward to NVC

08-23-11 Congressman's office informs me that file is FINALLY on its way to NVC! Woohoo!!

NVC

08-22-11 Received by NVC

09-19-11 Case # Assigned. Emailed DS-3032.

09-22-11 AOS Bill Invoiced/Paid. DS-3032 Received. Emailed DS-3032 again.

09-26-11 AOS Invoice marked Paid. I-864 Mailed. DS-3032 Accepted.

09-27-11 IV Bill Invoiced/Paid.

09-28-11 IV Invoice marked Paid. DS-230 Mailed. I-864 Delivered.

09-30-11 DS-230 Delivered. NVC operator says I-864 approved!

10-06-11 Medical

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Where exactly did you read that bit of information? It must be country specific, because the UK website says this...

"Step One

Complete the Form DS-230-Part 1, Form DS-156 and DS-157 for each family member applying for a visa."

It says nothing about age or gender...

To the OP, my fiance travels for work around the world A LOT (his list of all previous trips to the USA is 2 pages long!!) so you'll just have to sit down and think back... :whistle: At least they only want the year and not the actual dates.

Oh dear... :wacko:


Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : France, Paris

I-129F Sent : 2010-03-05

I-129F NOA1 : 2010-03-09

I-129F NOA2 : 2010-05-20

NVC Received : 2010-07-29

Packet 3 Received : 2010-07-22

Packet 3 Sent : 2010-08-04

Packet 4 Received : 2010-08-14

Interview Date : 2010-08-31

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 2010-09-02

US Entry : 2010-10-12

Marriage : 2010-12-10bananadance.gif

Estimates/Stats : Your I-129f was approved in 72 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 175 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status

CIS Office : Baltimore MD

Date Filed : 2011-01-06

NOA Date : 2011-01-12

I-485 RFE : 2011-02-18

NO INTERVIEW

I-485 Approval: 2011-04-18

Green Card received : 2011-04-23

"..and when your deepest thoughts are broken, keep on dreaming boy cos when you stop dreaming it's time to die" - Shannon Hoonhoonsmiley.gif

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Where exactly did you read that bit of information? It must be country specific, because the UK website says this...

"Step One

Complete the Form DS-230-Part 1, Form DS-156 and DS-157 for each family member applying for a visa."

It says nothing about age or gender...

Mhh that's what our paralegal assistant said back when I had to send P3 to Frankfurt - maybe that's only in Germany but I can't imagine...

Unfortunately, there are no official instructions for DS-157 but at least here on ***removed*** it says the same.

Just to be safe, do fill it out and try to be as accurate as possible.

check this one out too:

SUBJECT: CLARIFICATION ON THE USE OF THE DS-157

REF: STATE 6020

1. In reftel the Department announced the introduction of a new form, Supplemental Nonimmigrant Visa Application (DS-157) to be submitted by all male nonimmigrant visa applicants between the ages of 16 and 45, regardless of nationality and regardless of where they apply (including CA/VO/P/D and USUN).

http://travel.state.gov/visa/laws/telegrams/telegrams_1443.html

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ég eri ekki lengur kalt, hef aftur líf. lifnar mín sál, heiminn mála.

bless bless Þýskalandi! ég elsker þig!

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