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Spouse never worked what to put under work history? I-130

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You enter the word "Unemployed" in the appropriate box (first question).  You don't enter any dates.


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Unemployed is fine.

 

No need for an answer here as it's not your direct question, but be sure you have a plan for the I-864 after the I-130 is approved (assets? joint sponsor?).


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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1 hour ago, missileman said:

You enter the word "Unemployed" in the appropriate box (first question).  You don't enter any dates.

Thank you, but if you read the question carefully, it says that if you're CURRENTLY unemployed to enter "unemployed" in #1, then your proceed to employer 2, 3, etc...BUT what if the spouse NEVER worked, then how do you convey that to them? Because technically by entering "unemployed" in #1 you're just telling them that you're currently not working, and if I were examining that application, I'd be looking and expecting to see the beneficiary's previous years (up to 5 years) work history, and may classify that petition as  incomplete or "needs more info".

Edited by Karim2018

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1 hour ago, geowrian said:

Unemployed is fine.

 

No need for an answer here as it's not your direct question, but be sure you have a plan for the I-864 after the I-130 is approved (assets? joint sponsor?).

A bit off topic, but why would we need to show assets and "have a plan" and joint sponsor?! That would only be true if I (the petitioner) don't have a good income or enough $ to support her. Am I missing something here? Thanks

Edited by Karim2018

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9 minutes ago, Karim2018 said:

IA bit off topic, but why would we need to show assets and "have a plan" and joint sponsor?! That would only be true if I (the petitioner) don't have a good income or enough $ to support her. Am I missing something here? Thanks

Correct. If you are the petitioner and work and meet the financial requirements, then ignore my above remark...I thought the unemployed individual was the petitioner.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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2 minutes ago, geowrian said:

Correct. If you are the petitioner and work and meet the financial requirements, then ignore my above remark...I thought the unemployed individual was the petitioner.

My bad, I should have clarified it in my original post. It is the beneficiary that never worked, and that what I'm confused about how to convey that to the INS. Thanks

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38 minutes ago, Karim2018 said:

Thank you, but if you read the question carefully, it says that if you're CURRENTLY unemployed to enter "unemployed" in #1, then your proceed to employer 2, 3, etc...BUT what if the spouse NEVER worked, then how do you convey that to them? Because technically by entering "unemployed" in #1 you're just telling them that you're currently not working, and if I were examining that application, I'd be looking and expecting to see the beneficiary's previous years (up to 5 years) work history, and may classify that petition as  incomplete or "needs more info".

If spouse has never worked then the "unemployed" in the first box and an absence of ANY work history would signify never worked in my mind.......unless you want to put "N/A" in the work history boxes..........don't over think these forms...


"Experience can be a tough teacher to those who fail to heed good advice"- Missileman, 12/6/18

 

First career- 20 year Retired E-8, USAF Missileer,

Second career-Retired Registered Nurse, experience in Labor& Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent & Adult Psych

Third career-Retired IT Developer & Database Administrator for surgical services dept.

 

Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
 

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1 minute ago, missileman said:

If spouse has never worked then the "unemployed" in the first box and an absence of ANY work history would signify never worked in my mind.......unless you want to put "N/A" in the work history boxes..........don't over think these forms...

I think that's great advice. I tend to over do it. Cheers!

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