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Hi There:

A few questions with regard to our DS-230... we have typed this and printed it; however, is it possible to handwrite in where certain things do not fit? (e.g. address is longer than the blank allows) Or is it really better to just attached a continuation page?

And finally - whilst my fiance's father is listed on his birth certificate, he's never met him and knows nothing about him. For his father's date of birth, is it simply all right to write UNKNOWN?

Thanks,

Kristin


K1 Journey
11/2006...... met for the first time on a night out in London!
11/25/07..... I moved to the UK to be with him :-)
02/27/09..... he proposed!
08/30/10..... sent I-129F
09/02/10..... NOA1
01/27/11..... NOA2 (147 DAYS from NOA1)
03/22/11..... INTERVIEW! (201 DAYS from NOA1) - APPROVED! --> Read the review here!
03/25/11..... visa received!!!
06/09/11..... POE LAX!! --> Read the review here!

AOS Journey
07/22/11.... SSN received
08/27/11.... our wonderful wedding!!
09/23/11.... sent AOS package
09/25/11.... AOS package delivered in Chicago (7:33 p.m.)
10/10/11.... AP rejection letter, refiled 10/17
10/11/11.... NOA1 received via text & email (AOS + EAD only)
10/15/11.... hard copies of NOA1 for AOS + EAD received (dated 10/7)
10/17/11.... refiled AP
10/18/11.... successful biometrics walk-in, Santa Ana, CA (appt for 11/1)
10/20/11.... NOA1 for AP
12/12/11.... call in to USCIS. Told to call back after 12/26.
12/23/11.... I-765 approved

02/1/12...... Interview
02/02/12.... Approved!
02/10/12.... Hubby's GC in hand!

ROC Journey

12/09/13.... sent I-751 to CSC

12/10/13.... package delivered / NOA1

12/12/13.... cheque cashed

01/06/14.... biometrics

04/18/14.... approval letter dated (received 4/22)

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Hi

For the first question you have to do it one way or the other, you cant add handwritten if you type on the computer, i just hand wrote mine.


I-129F SENT: 07/02/2010

I-129F NOA1: 07/12/2010

I-129F NOA2: 11/18/2010

NVC RECEIVED: 11/26/2010

NVC LEFT: 11/26/2010

CONSULATE RECEIVED: 12/04/2010

PACKET 3 SENT: 12/08/2010

APPROVED: 01/28/2011

VISA IN HAND 03/02/2011

P.O.E 07/02/2011

MARRIED 05/03/2011

AOS SENT 02/04/2011

AOS RECEIVED 05/04/2011

NOA RECEIVED 29/04/2011

BIOMETRICS 23/05/2011

EAD APPROVED 01/06/2011

INTERVIEW 07/07/2011

AOS APPROVED 07/07/2011

WELCOME LETTER 07/11/2011

I-751 04/07/2013

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Hi There:

A few questions with regard to our DS-230... we have typed this and printed it; however, is it possible to handwrite in where certain things do not fit? (e.g. address is longer than the blank allows) Or is it really better to just attached a continuation page?

And finally - whilst my fiance's father is listed on his birth certificate, he's never met him and knows nothing about him. For his father's date of birth, is it simply all right to write UNKNOWN?

Thanks,

Kristin

Yaa..u can surely Hand write the form and fill it....but dont fill it half computer printed and half hand written....

it is better to either Handwrite it fully or fill it thru computer

well....regarding ur fiance's father..i would recommend u to talk with NVC representatve first and then fill the form....coz atleast u have to mention one's dad's DOB even if u have not met him....


I-130 / F-2A



USCIS


November 14 2013 I-130 Sent to Chicago Lockbox


November 15 2013 I-130 Received at Chicago Lockbox Facility


November 18 2013 Email from USCIS about Petition Acceptance (PD Nov 15 2013)


November 19 2013 I 797 NOA 1 received by mail


March 24 2015 Received E Mail and Text Notification about Case transfer to another USCIS Office


March 28 2015 Received Hard copy of Transfer Notice from USCIS


March 31 2015 Case Approved by USCIS


April 1 2015 Received Email and Text message for Case Approval


April 4 2015 Received Hard Copy of NOA2 from USCIS



NVC STAGE


April 16 2015 Case received at NVC


April 24 2015 Case Number and IIN received on Call


April 27 2015 Paid AOS Fees and Submitted DS-261


April 29 2015 Welcome Letter from NVC in Email


May 05 2015 DS-261 reviewed over phone


May 06 2015 AOS & Civil Documents sent to NVC


May 07 2015 Documents received at NVC


May 08 2015 Email from NVC to pay IV Fees


June 08 2015 IV PAID


June 10 2015 Submitted DS-260


July 13 2015 Case Completed


July 29 2015 Finally....Got Interview Date


Sep 18 2015 Interview (Approved)






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Hmm.. okay.. we'll see what we can do but we literally have no idea where his dad is, and his mum has pretty much wiped out every memory of him.... his dad left when he was like 2 days old...

Yaa..u can surely Hand write the form and fill it....but dont fill it half computer printed and half hand written....

it is better to either Handwrite it fully or fill it thru computer

well....regarding ur fiance's father..i would recommend u to talk with NVC representatve first and then fill the form....coz atleast u have to mention one's dad's DOB even if u have not met him....


K1 Journey
11/2006...... met for the first time on a night out in London!
11/25/07..... I moved to the UK to be with him :-)
02/27/09..... he proposed!
08/30/10..... sent I-129F
09/02/10..... NOA1
01/27/11..... NOA2 (147 DAYS from NOA1)
03/22/11..... INTERVIEW! (201 DAYS from NOA1) - APPROVED! --> Read the review here!
03/25/11..... visa received!!!
06/09/11..... POE LAX!! --> Read the review here!

AOS Journey
07/22/11.... SSN received
08/27/11.... our wonderful wedding!!
09/23/11.... sent AOS package
09/25/11.... AOS package delivered in Chicago (7:33 p.m.)
10/10/11.... AP rejection letter, refiled 10/17
10/11/11.... NOA1 received via text & email (AOS + EAD only)
10/15/11.... hard copies of NOA1 for AOS + EAD received (dated 10/7)
10/17/11.... refiled AP
10/18/11.... successful biometrics walk-in, Santa Ana, CA (appt for 11/1)
10/20/11.... NOA1 for AP
12/12/11.... call in to USCIS. Told to call back after 12/26.
12/23/11.... I-765 approved

02/1/12...... Interview
02/02/12.... Approved!
02/10/12.... Hubby's GC in hand!

ROC Journey

12/09/13.... sent I-751 to CSC

12/10/13.... package delivered / NOA1

12/12/13.... cheque cashed

01/06/14.... biometrics

04/18/14.... approval letter dated (received 4/22)

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Hi There:

A few questions with regard to our DS-230... we have typed this and printed it; however, is it possible to handwrite in where certain things do not fit? (e.g. address is longer than the blank allows) Or is it really better to just attached a continuation page?

And finally - whilst my fiance's father is listed on his birth certificate, he's never met him and knows nothing about him. For his father's date of birth, is it simply all right to write UNKNOWN?

Thanks,

Kristin

Yes, it's okay to handwrite a few things in. There's a question on the DS-230 in reference to parents' addresses and there's not enough room to fill it in on the computer.

I also think it's fine if you write UNKNOWN. A lot of people don't know or don't remember birthdates of parents, especially those that were never important in their lives. The NVC is not looking at you or your finance's parents information. They're more concerned about you and your fiance.

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