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Listing countries you have visted for DS-157

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Hi Everyone,

There is a question on DS-157, asking you to list all of the countries you have visited in the past 10 years. Does anyone know what actually classes as a visit? I am an ex-flight attendant and probably entered and re entered over 400 countries in the past 10 years. Although, some of them I would not even pass immigration as we would leave an hour or two later, and most times my passport was not stamped even if I did enter the country. Basically, I am wondering if I only have to list countries that have stamped my passport and entered me into there computer system?

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hello,

i know what is that mine is not ds-157 but same question about past 10 years as far on my experince they ask if you stay in a country for 6 to more than a year that what you need for police clearnce in different country. but if you fly all over the country for just a week or so your fine..

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Thanks for your reply. I think they are two different questions. I know about the police certificates which I have already started to get because I need a few. You need the certificates for your interview, but on DS-157 there is a question about countries visited. I am hoping I don't have to list all of them because there will be hundreds.

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I added an additional sheet to mine with a big long list of countries.


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Were the countries on your list ones that you had actually passed through immigration? I know I am going to have a long list, but I am not sure what classes as visiting a country. Sometimes I didn't even enter the airport as we were leaving an hour later, and if I did enter the country I was not always entered into the system and very rarely had my passport stamped.

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I'd list every time you've passed through immigration somewhere. Certainly make sure you list all those countries that you have stamps for in your passport.


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Most of mine were EU countries where I've driven fom one to the other, so no there wad no immigration to pass through :P but I put them all on there just for completeness' sake. I'd say if you haven't actually left the airside part of the airport in that country it probably doesn't count.


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09/13/2010 - Email saying package has been routed to CSC

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02/01/2011 - NOA2 issued

02/10/2011 - Case arrived at NVC

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02/15/2011 - Medical - passed with no problems

02/18/2011 - Case logged at Embassy, packet 3 letter sent out

02/18/2011 - MRV fee paid via phone

02/19/2011 - Packet 3 forms sent to embassy

02/22/2011 - Packet 3 forms arrived at embassy

02/24/2011 - Packet 3 letter arrived

03/01/2011 - Called DOS and got interview date: March 14th!

03/05/2011 - Packet 4 (interview letter) arrived

03/14/2011 - Interview - Approved!

03/16/2011 - Visa arrived! Two days after interview!!!

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I'd list every time you've passed through immigration somewhere. Certainly make sure you list all those countries that you have stamps for in your passport.

I agree with this. That is what I did and just added an additional sheet that listed the year and then bullet pointed the countries visited that year. Gosh it was hard to remember sometimes. I think that with your job I certainly wouldn't bother to list countries that you were only in for an hour or two and didn't pass immigration.

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