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I-130 Petitioner questions 13-14, Beneficiary question 10

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If Petitioner is USC and chooses "Birth in US" for question 13, do we need to put anything in question 14 or 14b?

For Beneficiary, is non-resident alien, should "Alien Registration Number" be the passport number of the beneficiary's home country?

If Beneficiary has no social Security number, should question 9 be blank, n/a?

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No alien number is a specific number given by the USCIS. put none for both that and SSN if they don't have one

no you do not need to answer the following questions if they don't apply because of the first one.

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I followed the example I-130 sheet shown here at VJ (link). Based on this (and my own personal submission) I would advise the following:

Question 13:

Check "Birth in the US" (if you were indeed born in the USA).

Question 14:

Write in "N/A".

Question 14B:

Leave blank as neither option applies to you.

Question 9 for Beneficiary:

I know many people write "None" here, however I left it blank. I was using Adobe reader to fill out the form and when I attempted to type in any particular letter, an error box popped up stating "Only Numbers allowed". I believe the reason for this is that the I-130 form uses barcode technology; you'll notice that there is a barcode at the bottom of the sheets which changes as you enter information. This allows USCIS to simply scan the sheets and extract the information. As such they allow only certain types of information in each box. For the social security number box, only numbers are allowed and since your beneficiary will not have one, the only option is to leave this blank.

Question 10 for Beneficiary:

Unless you're spouse has previously held a green card, it's unlikely they have an alien number. This is assigned much later in the process. I wrote "None" as it appears you can enter characters in this box.

Edited by agripa

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