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Filed: Other Country: Canada
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Hello,

I was wondering if anyone has experience for applying for CRBA form DS-2029. We are trying to fill it out and are stuck on question 25 where is asks for precise periods of time in United States. For each parent, the U.S. citizen and the non U.S. citizen, do you have to include just all dates you have lived in the U.S. or visits for vacation or day visits as well? For example, for the non U.S. citizen, do we have to list every time they have visited the U.S. (this is going back many years and at this point it would be impossible to remember all dates of entry) We aren't sure how to proceed.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Moved from What Visa Do I Need - Family Based Immigration forum to CRBA forum. Duplicate thread removed.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Hello,

I was wondering if anyone has experience for applying for CRBA form DS-2029. We are trying to fill it out and are stuck on question 25 where is asks for precise periods of time in United States. For each parent, the U.S. citizen and the non U.S. citizen, do you have to include just all dates you have lived in the U.S. or visits for vacation or day visits as well? For example, for the non U.S. citizen, do we have to list every time they have visited the U.S. (this is going back many years and at this point it would be impossible to remember all dates of entry) We aren't sure how to proceed.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Yes, you dont want to lie or be inconsistent. there are other forms as well such as the DS 5507 that ask for same thing. i forget since my daughter got her CRBA 4 months ago, but one asks your time abroad, and one asks your time in USA. same for your significant other. look at your passports, etc. match the dates, take time here. its important to be honest.

if you cant remember all the dates, thats ok, they dont do a history check, just give a rough estimate of when you think, but be consistent and discuss with your SO the dates so youre both on same page.

The interviewer (CO) wants to make sure you're a usa citizen and that your child is the child of you and your SO. that was our experience with the us embassy.

Good luck.

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Vietnam
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Just did a CRBA successfully myself, and it felt quite good after a somewhat tedious process to get this done.

With respect to the question about how and where you lived, they want approximate dates, but in the form mm.dd.yyyy. Because I couldn't remember exactly when I moved from one place to another, I just gave approximate 1sts. For example I'd say:

Los Angeles, CA From 10/1/2012 To 6/30/2013

Anaheim, CA From 7/1/2013 To Present

To be honest, I knew what year and generally what season I moved, but not the date or even month. I don't think they were trying to scrutinize this part. They just wanted to make sure it didn't look suspicious, and would it have raised suspicions during the interview, I'm sure the CO would be liable to investigate it further.

After that particular section, they also asked me where I went to High School, and what areas I grew up in, just to reassure themselves my story seemed correct. After all, it really comes down to each individual CO's discretion whether they want to approve your application, considering it falls within their guidelines as well. Im sure that if particular inconsistencies are found, they may escalate the issue to their superiors and it'd become a total pita. Ultimately it is best and recommended to give the full truth, so that your memories can align with whats written on paper.


Our Timeline:

 

Met the woman of my dreams: 7/5/2014

Married the woman of my dreams: 1/18/2016

First child with wife born: 6/6/2016 (yay!)

 

K-3 to CR-1 Visa Processing:

 

4/11/2016:   I-130 Sent

4/13/2016:   NOA1

8/26/2016:   NOA2

9/20/2016:   NVC Receipt 

10/4/2016:   NVC Case # Assigned (My birthday woohoo!)

10/4/2016:   Submit DS-261 

10/5/2016:   DS-261 / AOS / IV Bill Recieved
10/6/2016:   Paid AOS & IV Bill

10/7/2016:   Send AOS & IV Package 

12/15/2016:  CC @ NVC 

12/28/2016:  P4 Received 

12/9/2016:   Interview Date Received for 2/9/2017

2/9/2017:     Interview Result: Approved

2/14/2017:   CR-1 Visa Received (Visa in Passport)

2/21/2017:   US POE Entry @ LAX

 

*Sarcastically* Trucking along thanks to the dedicated and hardworking individuals at the NVC. Brings me delight to finally be able to say, the light at the end of the tunnel is near.

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