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Hey there, guys!

Just a few small questions. I would like to fill out the DS-160 now (it's been a little over a week since I've received notification to do so) and I have a few questions regarding it. One pertains to my location (Germany). Sorry, I hope these are not too stupid but I'd rather be safe than sorry.

So I've looked over the example form here on VJ to get an idea of what it will look like.

1) First of all, I was wondering if any fellow Germans could answer what to put under my National Identification Number as it has to be different from my passport number, right? I have a 'Personalausweis' with a 9-digit number in the top right corner and a 6-digit number towards the bottom right. Which one do they want?

2) Passport stuff: My passport is very new with a chip. What kind of passport type would it be? Also, what is a passport book number?

3) Person paying for your trip: What if I don't now yet?

4) Have you ever been in the US? Yes. But does 'date arrived' refer to the last date you've been in the US or the first date ever?

5) I will have to put 'unemployed' as my current occupation as I have been for just a few weeks. But will there be space for me to put previous occupations? I don't want them to get the wrong idea.

6) Countries visited within the past 5 years: Which order do I list them in? Latest one first?

7) Have you belonged to, contributed to, or worked for any social or charitable organization? I've donated to Greenpeace, Unicef and a couple of other charity organizations a few times and made small monthly contributions to a deaf children's organization when I lived in the UK. I cannot remember all of it and haven't kept the documents to prove it. Do they want any details? Is that really relevant?

8) Probably the most confusing question: Do you have documentation that you've received vaccinations in accordance with US law? I'm not sure if I have all of the vaccinations needed, yet. I thought that's what happens after I send this form in. I don't know which ones I still might need but the letter I received also tells me that I should NOT schedule a medical examination until instructed to do so by the Immigrant Visa Unit in Frankfurt. I don't want to get unnecessary vaccinations if I don't need them.

Other than that, everything is pretty much self-explanatory.

Thank you in advance for your answers! :)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Germany
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1) The question about the National Identification Number in the form doesn't apply to German but American ID cards since Germans are not assigned such a number. So just check does not apply. (Just for clarification: Do you have the new German ID card? Then the 9-digit number in the upper right corner is your German ID number. The 6-digit number is an access code number needed for ordering documents on the online portal of your Bürgerbüro, for example - see link: http://www.personalausweisportal.de/DE/Service/FAQ/faq_node.html#faq3300396).

2) You have a regular machine-readable, biometric passport with a chip that contains your fingerprints. A passbort book number also does not exist in Germany. Check does not apply and enter your passport number above where it asks you to do that.

3) You have to figure that out. If unsure, say U.S. petitioner or yourself.

4) Date arrived refers to the very first day of each of your visits to the US. Normally, it is the date you fly out from Germany and arrive on American ground later that day. If you visited several times, click on Add Another.

5) Yes, you will be able to answer the question "Were you previously employed?" and provide information right below.

6) List the most recently one first

7) I don't think it's really relevant. Just be honest, say yes and list the organizations you remember if you're asked to do that. They just want to make sure they are not any communist, terror or former NS-related organizations. So you're fine.

8) Say yes. You have documentation (your yellow Impfpass) that you can bring to the medical and, thus, can prove you have received different types of vaccinations. You could try to look up which vaccinations you need to have in general (or need to have refreshed). They are usually completely covered by your health insurance if you get them from your local physician, as opposed to getting them right there at the medical examination. You should really consider it ;)

Good luck!

Edited by StrawberryKiss

 

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Germany
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Yes. Just write down when you approximately plan on flying out of Germany. It won't be a problem if your actual departure date differs by a few days or weeks in the end since it says "intended" and not "definite".


 

 

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But how can I know that yet? I can only take an educated guess since I don't know how long it will be for an interview to be scheduled. Does a month from now sound realistic?

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