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I'm working on the I-130 application here.  I'm confused on exactly how to fill out some bits because of our travels.  My wife & were traveling (from Taiwan and back to Taiwan) and unemployed from about 11/01/2017 to 01/01/2019.  So, for 14 months we had no permanent residence and for a bit more than that no employment.  I have a couple of questions related to this:

1.  My main question is just about how to, in general, deal with this gap of info on the application?  Should I just explain it in my cover letter?

2.  My wife eventually returned to the same job she had before we left.  In the I-130a form, should we include 2 separate entries under her employment record for this single employer?

 

I feel like I had another question but I can't think of it right now...  Tired brain at the moment.

 

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1 minute ago, MisterModo said:

I'm working on the I-130 application here.  I'm confused on exactly how to fill out some bits because of our travels.  My wife & were traveling (from Taiwan and back to Taiwan) and unemployed from about 11/01/2017 to 01/01/2019.  So, for 14 months we had no permanent residence and for a bit more than that no employment.  I have a couple of questions related to this:

1.  My main question is just about how to, in general, deal with this gap of info on the application?  Should I just explain it in my cover letter?

2.  My wife eventually returned to the same job she had before we left.  In the I-130a form, should we include 2 separate entries under her employment record for this single employer?

 

I feel like I had another question but I can't think of it right now...  Tired brain at the moment.

 

Not in the cover letter but on the supplement schedule 

 

Two separate entries would be more appropriate 


YMMV

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Keep in mind that she CAN NOT have a gap for residences when she fills in the DS-260......it will have to be chronological with no gaps.


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6 minutes ago, payxibka said:

Not in the cover letter but on the supplement schedule 

 

Two separate entries would be more appropriate 

Thanks for the quick reply.  Supplement schedule is not a term I've run into yet.  Can you clarify a bit what that is and where it fits into the application package?

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1 minute ago, MisterModo said:

Thanks for the quick reply.  Supplement schedule is not a term I've run into yet.  Can you clarify a bit what that is and where it fits into the application package?

Look at the petition form.   Page 12


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Just now, payxibka said:

Look at the petition form.   Page 12

Ahh okay, the Additional Information page...  But how do I fill that out exactly in terms of addresses or employment history?  We were in 7 different countries over the course of that time.  We had a few long term stays but often we were changing residences every few days.

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6 minutes ago, missileman said:

Keep in mind that she CAN NOT have a gap for residences when she fills in the DS-260......it will have to be chronological with no gaps.

Ugh.  How far back does the DS-260 go?  I don't know how this would be possible to fill out...  We did have some long-term stays on our travels but of course for much of the time we were changing residences every few nights. 

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Just now, MisterModo said:

Ahh okay, the Additional Information page...  But how do I fill that out exactly in terms of addresses or employment history?  We were in 7 different countries over the course of that time.  We had a few long term stays but often we were changing residences every few days.

On the supplement form, identify the area being explained,  in the explanation area put "See attached"  just chronicle your travel by country.  You don't need to identify a physical address of each hotel because you were a "tourist" not  permanently residing


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1 minute ago, MisterModo said:

Ugh.  How far back does the DS-260 go?  I don't know how this would be possible to fill out...  We did have some long-term stays on our travels but of course for much of the time we were changing residences every few nights. 

On the DS-260, since the applicant was age 16.


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  • 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                               
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  • 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
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
  • I-797 extension letter  for ROC dated 4/2/2019  MSCxxxxxxxxxx received: 4/6/2019
  • Biometrics apt received for 4/25/2019: on 4/12/2019
 

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7 minutes ago, MisterModo said:

Ugh.  How far back does the DS-260 go? 

Ugh is correct.......That part of the DS-260 was a real pain..........and I had to squeeze all of my wife's old Taiwan addresses into the allowable spaces on the online form..........and the form throws an error if you have any gaps or overlaps in the dates.

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Retired 20 year US Air Force Missileer (Retired E-8)

Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager

 

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
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
  • I-797 extension letter  for ROC dated 4/2/2019  MSCxxxxxxxxxx received: 4/6/2019
  • Biometrics apt received for 4/25/2019: on 4/12/2019
 

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2 minutes ago, missileman said:

On the DS-260, since the applicant was age 16.

I see, well we can't be the first couple to have traveled a lot...  There must be a way to fill out this form with some times as a tourist on there, no?

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Just now, MisterModo said:

I see, well we can't be the first couple to have traveled a lot...  There must be a way to fill out this form with some times as a tourist on there, no?

Vacations and Tourist visit locations need not be reported as residences.........


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Retired 20 year US Air Force Missileer (Retired E-8)

Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager

 

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
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
  • I-797 extension letter  for ROC dated 4/2/2019  MSCxxxxxxxxxx received: 4/6/2019
  • Biometrics apt received for 4/25/2019: on 4/12/2019
 

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