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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Cuba
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Well! Howdy folks!

If an occupation is defined by one's payment for services. Does USCIS look at Occupation in this manner?

I ask because I've done independent Academic Research Abroad Abroad. Studied in an Art School and am in the process of trying to get articles published (more likely going to blog about it). Legally one doesnt have to be a profesor to be a professional researcher. However, what does this mean when one if filling out a G325 A form.

Keep in mind, the work I've done is mostly musical and cultural. Hence, I havent declared in my employment nor do I plan to include it in my ocupation abroad. However, abroad was where I was registered as a temporary resident due to my student status... Hence the confusion. What do you think guys?


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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It asks you what your current job abroad is. I wouldn't put 'blogger' or anything like that unless you are actually receiving an income. However, 'freelance writer' would be fine if you are being paid for such a position.

If you are being paid, list it as employment

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Cuba
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Hey Canadian Wife. That is an interesting point. I have never received payment for my work. However, would you consider Full TIme Professional Research with a full time work schedule to be considered employment? The US regulations are specific in those conditions in order to let people travel to CUba under license.

However, my confusion is clear in that I wouldn't know who to claim as my employer, as I am doing individual research with intent for public disemmination. I would be considered Freelance but have never received pay.

For example guys, what would an author (not signed to a publisher yet) do if they were trying to write a book? Would they declare that as self-employed?

Either way, Sounds like you gotta provide tax reform information for when you declare employment during your affidavit of support form. Does this mean the USCIS understands the definition o employment to be services rendered for pay?


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Consulate : Switzerland

Marriage (if applicable): 2009-07-28

I-130 Sent : 2010-08-07

I-130 NOA1 : 2010-08-10

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Filed: IR-5 Country: India
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For example guys, what would an author (not signed to a publisher yet) do if they were trying to write a book? Would they declare that as self-employed?

Either way, Sounds like you gotta provide tax reform information for when you declare employment during your affidavit of support form. Does this mean the USCIS understands the definition o employment to be services rendered for pay?

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:


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Filed: IR-5 Country: India
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Creeme ni sabes a que Usted ríe.

Suerte con tu peticion

What does that mean, Rumba? :-)

Loto


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10/11/2011 - Sent to Chicago Lockbox

10/13/2011 - Delivered at Chicago Lockbox

10/17/2011 - Email received with Receipt#, Routed to CSC

10/18/2011 - Cleared the checks $420*2

10/21/2011 - Received NOA1

03/30/2012 - Received NOA2

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05/01/2012 - Case# generated

05/02/2012 - DS-3032 COA emailed

05/02/2012 - I-864 AOS Fee $88 paid

05/05/2012 - I-864 AOS package mailed to NVC

05/07/2012 - I-864 AOS package received by NVC

05/07/2012 - DS-3032 COA accepted

05/08/2012 - DS-230 IV Fee $230*2 paid

05/09/2012 - DS-230 IV package mailed to NVC

05/11/2012 - DS-230 IV package received by NVC

05/17/2012 - Case Completed

Consulate

07/02/2012 - VFS visit in Cochin

07/04/2012 - Medical in Chennai

07/12/2012 - Interview in Mumbai - Success!

09/08/2012 - POE at JFK, NY

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Peru
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Hahahaha! Wow...looks like a lot of fun is being had in here. Rumba, good luck with your question!

Oh, and with your petition!


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Filed: IR-5 Country: India
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Hahahaha! Wow...looks like a lot of fun is being had in here. Rumba, good luck with your question!

Oh, and with your petition!

TeyaValentina, Oh yes, it is fun :-) Rumba rightly pointed it out :-)

If a person provides service for free for full-time (not after retirement, he/she made enough money at their young age itself) like non-profit organization, because of his/her interest. Now he wants to sponsor his spouse. So will he/she write the occupation UNEMPLOYED, CHARITY SERVICE, N/A or NONE? I believe all options other than Charity Service is truthfully lying to the USCIS, even if the person is not paid. And as per USCIS guidelines, any mis-representation to the USCIS could fetch the ban in the immigration process. So scary!

Loto


CSC - I-130 for Parents (IR5)

10/11/2011 - Sent to Chicago Lockbox

10/13/2011 - Delivered at Chicago Lockbox

10/17/2011 - Email received with Receipt#, Routed to CSC

10/18/2011 - Cleared the checks $420*2

10/21/2011 - Received NOA1

03/30/2012 - Received NOA2

NVC

04/19/2012 - NVC received

05/01/2012 - Case# generated

05/02/2012 - DS-3032 COA emailed

05/02/2012 - I-864 AOS Fee $88 paid

05/05/2012 - I-864 AOS package mailed to NVC

05/07/2012 - I-864 AOS package received by NVC

05/07/2012 - DS-3032 COA accepted

05/08/2012 - DS-230 IV Fee $230*2 paid

05/09/2012 - DS-230 IV package mailed to NVC

05/11/2012 - DS-230 IV package received by NVC

05/17/2012 - Case Completed

Consulate

07/02/2012 - VFS visit in Cochin

07/04/2012 - Medical in Chennai

07/12/2012 - Interview in Mumbai - Success!

09/08/2012 - POE at JFK, NY

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Filed: Other Country: China
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Well! Howdy folks!

If an occupation is defined by one's payment for services. Does USCIS look at Occupation in this manner?

I ask because I've done independent Academic Research Abroad Abroad. Studied in an Art School and am in the process of trying to get articles published (more likely going to blog about it). Legally one doesnt have to be a profesor to be a professional researcher. However, what does this mean when one if filling out a G325 A form.

Keep in mind, the work I've done is mostly musical and cultural. Hence, I havent declared in my employment nor do I plan to include it in my ocupation abroad. However, abroad was where I was registered as a temporary resident due to my student status... Hence the confusion. What do you think guys?

I would advise you to simply enter "NONE" in the space asking for last occupation abroad.


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