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DS-160 have you ever entered the U.S.

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Hello

 

I am currently in the process of filling out the DS-160 application and came across the question; Have you ever entered the U.S.?

I live in Niagara falls Canada and have frequently visited the states throughout my life. Is this question really requiring me to identify all 40-50 times I've entered over 20 years?

Thank you for your time and wisdom!

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your i 94 which you can pull online will have the past 5? years. probably all you need. US/CAN has a slightly different relationship.

 

we documented all 40+ visits in the past 3 years on our paperwork


5/7/2018 K1       Application mailed

5/9/2018             Application rec'd and signed for (sent via fedex)

5/14/2018          NOA1 Email notification

5/18/2018          NOA1 Paper copy rec'd (i797C)

11/5/2018          NOA2 ❤️ no RFE's

11/19/2018        NVC Received file

12/13/2018        Consulate received/ ready to schedule interview

 

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~~Moved to the Canada forum, from K1 P&P - As other Canadians have had similar questions.~~

 

 

 

Mod hat off

I just listed the most recent trips and all that were over night. Then I added a statement of how living on the border I've traveled to the US often for day trips from early childhood to present. 


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We documented all 52. Also the DS-160 was super finicky during this process for us. Save your entries as often as you can! 


4/14/2018 - Mailed I-129f

4/17/2018 - NOA1

10/16/2018 - NOA2

11/13/2018 - NVC received 

11/20/2018 - Case # assigned

11/27/2018 - Left NVC

11/29/2018 - Consulate Received

12/12/2018 - P3

12/31/2018 Sent P3

1/10/2018 - P4

 

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16 hours ago, MGMNJS said:

It only asked you to enter your last 5 visits.

Yeah, same experience here. I could only enter the last 5 visits on the DS-160, taken directly from my Arrival/Departure Forms: I-94  then it greyed out so i did that. Here is the reference link to get your exact travel arrival/departure info if anyone needs it: https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home


K1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2018-06-11
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-06-14
I-129F RFE(s) : No RFE's
RFE Reply(s) :  
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-11-28
NVC Received : 2018-12-06
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-12-17
NVC Left : 2019-01-08
Consulate Received : 2019-01-11

event.png








 

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9 hours ago, Smashy said:

Yeah, same experience here. I could only enter the last 5 visits on the DS-160, taken directly from my Arrival/Departure Forms: I-94  then it greyed out so i did that. Here is the reference link to get your exact travel arrival/departure info if anyone needs it: https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home

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It definitely says all.  I had the greyed out experience, but someone (I think it was @MeghanK) had mentioned that if you remove your last entry and press "add another" yet again, it will magically start letting you add again.  I deleted my 9th trip, re-added it, and was then able to add 10-12, which took me to the end of my I94 (and my memory).  

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Hm, cool. I added all my trips that matter in past five years, in order. My DS-160 is now completed & the CO is interested in past 5 years worth of visits or that which appears on the i94 listings. I probably have less USA visits then others but it did grey out for me, either way. Not sure why but hey, we gotter done. :)


K1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2018-06-11
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-06-14
I-129F RFE(s) : No RFE's
RFE Reply(s) :  
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-11-28
NVC Received : 2018-12-06
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-12-17
NVC Left : 2019-01-08
Consulate Received : 2019-01-11

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