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DS-230 - Question about dates

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On the DS-230 form, there are a few questions that ask for specific dates such as:

#30: Places you lived for at least 6 months since the age of 16

#32: Employment for the last 10 years

For these two questions, when my wife had her first job out of college, she was transferred a few times between the company's offices in Nagoya and Tokyo. Each time she was transferred she had to move. She knows she lived and worked between those two cities from 2001-2007...but can't remember the exact dates or how long she lived and worked in each city each time she was transferred. Would it be OK for her to estimate as best as she can? Or is NVC very strict and looking for exact From and To dates?

#35: Visits to or residence in the US

For this question, my wife has lived in the US and visited a number of times since 1996. She knows the dates from 2010 to Present. But prior to that she's not 100% sure of the dates since she doesn't have her old passport (these were just visits). I've read some posts from people who live in Canada and visited a lot said they wrote, "Multiple visits from XX to XX with no overstays." Could she use that statement? Or does that only work for people from Canada who've made a lot trips across the border?


01/04/2013 - Married in Tokyo

USCIS
01/24/2013 - Mailed I-130
01/30/2013 - NOA1

03/14/2013 - Case transferred to Newark field office

05/16/2013 - NOA2

NVC

06/20/2013 - NVC received file

06/27/2013 - Case Number and IIN assigned

06/28/2013 - DS-3032 email sent

07/02/2013 - Received DS-3032 and I-864 bill

07/02/2013 - Submitted AOS bill payment

07/05/2013 - AOS bill status PAID

07/06/2013 - Mailed AOS package

07/08/2013 - AOS delivered

07/09/2013 - DS-3032 accepted

07/10/2013 - Received IV bill

07/11/2013 - Submitted IV bill payment

07/13/2013 - IV bill status PAID

07/16/2013 - Mailed IV package

07/17/2013 - IV package delivered

08/01/2013 - AOS approved

08/12/2013 - IV approved & Case Complete

Embassy & POE

08/21/2013 - Casefile confirmed at Tokyo Embassy

09/03/2013 - Interview - APPROVED!

09/16/2013 - Paid Immigrant Fee

10/06/2013 - POE via Toronto

01/07/2014 - Green card received

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The dates on the DS-230 are month/year. She should estimate to the best of her ability or contact the company because they would have the exact dates she was transferred to each place.

If your wife has required a visa to visit the USA she should try to make sure she remembers the dates she visited. Again I think it's month/year and POE.


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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The dates on the DS-230 are month/year. She should estimate to the best of her ability or contact the company because they would have the exact dates she was transferred to each place.

If your wife has required a visa to visit the USA she should try to make sure she remembers the dates she visited. Again I think it's month/year and POE.

Hey fellow Chiver!

She's just not 100% sure about the Month/Year for each time she worked and moved back and forth between Nagoya and Tokyo. She just knows it was a few times within those 6 years. My wife left the company in 2007 and from what she tells me her former employer doesn't keep employee records beyond five years.

In terms of visiting, her trips were under the Visa Waiver Program, so it was just a passport stamp. Since that's the case is it not as critical to be exact with the dates? When she lived here she was on an E-2 visa and has the exact dates for that time.


01/04/2013 - Married in Tokyo

USCIS
01/24/2013 - Mailed I-130
01/30/2013 - NOA1

03/14/2013 - Case transferred to Newark field office

05/16/2013 - NOA2

NVC

06/20/2013 - NVC received file

06/27/2013 - Case Number and IIN assigned

06/28/2013 - DS-3032 email sent

07/02/2013 - Received DS-3032 and I-864 bill

07/02/2013 - Submitted AOS bill payment

07/05/2013 - AOS bill status PAID

07/06/2013 - Mailed AOS package

07/08/2013 - AOS delivered

07/09/2013 - DS-3032 accepted

07/10/2013 - Received IV bill

07/11/2013 - Submitted IV bill payment

07/13/2013 - IV bill status PAID

07/16/2013 - Mailed IV package

07/17/2013 - IV package delivered

08/01/2013 - AOS approved

08/12/2013 - IV approved & Case Complete

Embassy & POE

08/21/2013 - Casefile confirmed at Tokyo Embassy

09/03/2013 - Interview - APPROVED!

09/16/2013 - Paid Immigrant Fee

10/06/2013 - POE via Toronto

01/07/2014 - Green card received

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She can use the passport stamp to judge.. Unless she has saved itineraries?

As for the moving back and forth, try to guesstimate I think is the best thing.


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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