How accurate do my previous dates of employment have to be on a Petition for Alien Relative I-130?
I am filing an i-130 to immigrate my Canadian husband to America. I have held several jobs over the last 5 years, do I need the employment term dates to be specific or can they be estimated on when I held those jobs?
When you answer questions on the form you are answering under oath just the same as if you were a witness in court.
I think that is the best way to approach answering these questions. It is your duty to answer truthfully. If you make an honest mistake about a date, that should not be a problem.
I agree, the Social Security report can help you answer this question, but the USCIS expects answers based upon your best recollection. You are under oath, so you may want to double check, where you fear that you are mistaken. You may also check with HR at former employers to see if those offices may prove helpful.
The process of petitioning a loved can get complicated, since there is more than just an I-130 petition, but other forms and additional processing with the National Visa Center and potentially after admission. As a result, you and your husband should consider seeking representation with a competent and experienced immigration attorney.
This is general information, not legal advice, and does not create an attorney client relationship.
You may obtain a social security report for W-2 income.
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