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I-130 - Section C, Q7, Q17, Q22 / none, N/A

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Hello everyone.

My husband will be sending I-130 in the next few days but we have some questions regarding the form. We would appreciate some help.

I have been researching here about the topic but would like to hear your opinion as some of the posts I've read were from years ago.

So, for I-120, we've used only capital letters when listing our LAST names. Is that the correct way to do it? For G-325a we used capital letters, only.

So, here's our questions:

Section C, Question 17 - Should he put his name on that line? What should be the name order? I saw the example given, here, and the name of the person was listed in the form as: LAST name (with capital letters), first name, middle name. Please help us understand this better.

Section C, Question 22 - I'm currently not in the US. But should my husband list the city and country where I will be going for an interview? It seems that the question refers to people who are currently in the US but at the same time, the wording "if not eligible for adjustment of status…" refers to people who are outside of the US. In this case, if we understand correctly, we do have to put the city and country. Any opinions?

It's been written a lot regarding where to use 'none' (lower case letters) and 'N/A'. We still would like to ask for your opinion, though.

We put 'none' (lower case letters) for:

Section B, Q7: 'Other names used'

Section B&C, Q10: 'Alien Registration Number' (both for me and him, although he is a US citizen and it should be filled as N/A, I think)

Section B&C, Q11: 'Name(s) of Prior Spouses'

Section D, Q1: 'If separate petitions are also being submitted for other relatives, give names of each and relationship.'

…And we put N/A for:

Section B&C, Q12: 'Date(s) Mariage(s) Ended'

Section B, Q14: 'If you are a lawful permanent resident alien, complete the following:'

Section C, Q14: 'If your relative is currently in the US, complete the following:' …(We put N/A only on the first line, the other ones we left empty. Any suggestions?)

Another thing, for the question that asks for 'Other name(s) used (including maiden name)', we put my full name: first, middle, last(maiden), no capital letters for any of the names.

We would appreciate your comments and help!

Thank you!

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  • Section C, Q17: He puts his name there. I did it like this: first name, last name. I did not use all caps on either name
  • Section C, Q22: It's a two part question, put the city and country where the interview will take place on the right two lines.
  • Section B, Q7: they way it is currently written is fine.
  • Section B&C, Q10: None is an appropriate response for this.
  • Section B&C, Q11: your response is fine
  • Section D, Q1: your response is fine
  • N/A fine for the items you indicated N/A on.
  • The way your maiden name is written if fine as long as the first letter of each name is capitalized.

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Thank you very much for your respond!

We just want to make sure that everything is answered as detailed and accurate as possible.

And yes, Q17 (section C) is important to answer correctly. I saw some people were putting first, middle, last name instead of
last name (capital letters), first and middle name as in the example. We just wanted to know more about this.


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Section C, Question 17

- I listed my husband's name as First Middle Last (with only the first letter capitalized)

Section C, Question 22

- I listed Montreal, Canada on the two far right lines (as I am not in the US)

"...We put 'none' (lower case letters) for:"

- I really don't think all caps or small letters for the word "none" or "n/a" matter as it's more important what it says.

Section B, Q 7; Section B & C, Q 10; Section B&C, Q 11; Section D, Q 1:

-as long as correct info is being given, that's fine.....

Section B&C, Q 12; Section B, Q 14; Section C, Q 14;

-as long as correct info is being given, that's fine.....

Just remember to read it over a few times to make sure the info is correct and proper spelling is used :) This form is filled out from the perspective of the USC.

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Thank you very much, Christina!

That's what we know, to provide the most accurate and complete information.

However, things like capitalization and the use of 'none', 'N/A' have been discussed a lot, here, and we want to make sure that we use these properly. The same for Section C, Question 17, we saw the example given here and were wondering why the order of the names was different than the standard way of listing a name. Thank you for sharing about that as well. :-)

And yes, we'll read over and over the form, to make sure everything is filled out correctly and the spelling is correct.

Good luck! :-) …I'm sure we'll have some other questions and post here asking for some advise. :-)


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