I am filing out DS-230 and I have a the question about visa type. I Do not have the information on what type of visa I came in

The question #35. on the DS 230 form aks to list dates of previous visits and type of visa status. I came to USA in 1996 and I do not remember the type of visa I had. It was some work visa or something like that. I do not have the old passport or the info from the company . I came left USA a year later and I am not sure what to put in that spot.

Lynnwood, WA -

Attorney Answers (3)

Patrick Caston Crowley

Patrick Caston Crowley

Immigration Attorney - New York, NY
Answered

You have a couple of options:
1. You could try to reach out to your former employer that the work visa was issued for and see if they have a copy.
2. You can attempt to make a Freedom of Information request with CPB and see if they have a record of your entry and class of entry.
3. You can put the dates down and write see attached. Then explain that you are unsure of your visa class.

I would probably recommend the third option; however, this is an off the cuff suggestion.

Patrick Caston Crowley, Esq. (718-769-6352) Law Offices of Marina Shepelsky, P.C. 936 Kings Hwy, 2nd Floor... more
J Charles Ferrari

J Charles Ferrari

Immigration Attorney - Los Angeles, CA
Answered

I agree with my colleague.

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Curtis Frederic Pierce

Curtis Frederic Pierce

Immigration Attorney - Los Angeles, CA
Answered

Agree with Attorney Crowley. The FOIA would probably take at least several months. Answer the question to the best of your ability. Provide as much information as you can.

Curtis Pierce
213 327 0044
www.cpvisa.com

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