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G-325A: self-employed vs unemployed

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Hello VJ community!

I am a Russian citizen married to a USC and am currently on a B1/B2 visa.

We are almost ready to submit all the paperwork, however my husband is freaking out (so am I) about employment history question.

His first concern is that he has had a lot of jobs for the past 5 years, some lasted a couple of weeks. He is afraid it'll make him look bad and irresponsible job hopper.

Our major concern is that he has been doing freelance photography for the past two years. Technically he is self-employed (in tax forms as well), however he went on and off unemployment and received assistance. So do we put it, say, month by month (say, he would have a gig one month and then be unemployed for three months) or do we somehow summarize this emloyment/unemployment relationship? We basically don't want to jeopardize his image as a sponsor, as his income is only slighly above poverty line guidelines.

Thank you in advance for you comments!

Natalia


AOS Journey:

Day 0 - 05/10/12: Mailed AOS package to Chicago Lockbox via USPS Priority Mail;

Day 1 - 05/11/12: Package delivered to Chicago Lockbox;

Day 6 - 05/16/12: NOA1 email/text notification;

Day 7 - 05/17/12: Checks cashed by USCIS;

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Day 19 - 05/29/12: Walk-in Biometrics (second attempt successful);

Day 32 - 06/11/12: Email and letter in hand with an appointment notice for the interview (scheduled for June 12, 2012);

Day 63 - 07/12/12: Interview at National Benefits Center: APPROVED!

Day 68 - 07/17/12: Email saying that I-485 was approved and card production ordered!

Day 72 - 07/21/12: Welcome Letter in Hand!

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