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How to answer DS-160 "Has anyone ever filed an immigrant petition..."

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"...on your behalf with the USCIS?"

 

My fiancee doesn't know how to answer this question. Technically, I'm filing for the K-1 for her through the i-129f, does that count or not?

 

Thanks.

 

 

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look at the tense of the verb, and answer the question literally.


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8 hours ago, Pitaya (火龙果) said:

look at the tense of the verb, and answer the question literally.

Since the K1 visa is technically a nonimmigrant visa, I'm thinking the answer is no.

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4 hours ago, Bjh said:

Since the K1 visa is technically a nonimmigrant visa, I'm thinking the answer is no.

I think I'm gonna put the same answer into my DS 160👍 However, I was confused by that question, too. They should just make it more clear. 


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31 minutes ago, jeaniecz said:

I think I'm gonna put the same answer into my DS 160👍 However, I was confused by that question, too. They should just make it more clear. 

You will find that the government utilizes open-ended questioning techniques throughout the immigration process, in order to obtain as much information as possible. Sometimes they tend to get a little carried away.

 

In my initial response I suggested that you think about their use of the phrase "has anyone ever  filed," as in the past tense, and not "is anyone filing" as in the present tense, nor "will anyone be filing" as in the future tense; and then answer the question literally. 

 

You have to be mindful throughout the immigration process that an errant answer is then interpreted by an adjudicator in a manner that you did not intend.

 

Another good source of assistance on filling out the immigration forms is in the VJ section of filled out form examples, https://www.visajourney.com/content/examples/

 

 

Good luck on your immigration journey.


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15 minutes ago, Pitaya (火龙果) said:

In my initial response I suggested that you think about their use of the phrase "has anyone ever  filed," as in the past tense, and not "is anyone filing" as in the present tense, nor "will anyone be filing" as in the future tense; and then answer the question literally. 

If that were the catch in the question, then the answer should be a yes. Because, yes, someone filed a petition for me, so it HAS BEEN FILED. That, by the way, is not past tense. It's present perfect, which means an action that took place in the past has consequences in the present. 

 

But I suppose the catch should be the "immigrant" visa, therefore the answer is "no".

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It sounds like you are correct. It has been only 50 some odd years since I took an English class. 😀

 

BTW,  the correct answer is shown in the VJ Example Forms in the link I previously provided.


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if I answered yes... (because I understood the question wrongly) 

Am I in trouble for my interview...? 😬

My fiance is the only person (and our first time) who has ever filed a K-1 or any sort of visa on my behalf by the way. 


Spoiler

 

🐇 Sent I-129F: 03/14/2019 

🐇 I-129F NOA1: 03/22/2019 (Received The 18th)

🐇 I-129F NOA2: 06/15/2019 (85 days)

🐇Case transferred to NVC & Case# assigned: 07/10/2019 (25 days) 

🐇 NVC left: 07/23/2019 

🐇 Consulate Received: 07/26/2019 (CEAC switched to ready on the 30th) 

🐇 Interview date: 08/05/2019 (Approved :D:wub:!!!) 

 

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