I'm doing I-130, I-485 concurrent filing. I was a F-1 student, and graduated in May 2010 and am currently on H1B. On form I-130, Q15, it asks for my current employer, and date this employment began. I started full time with my current employer, in my current position and office in Oct 2010. I worked part time in the same office (on OPT) Aug-Oct 2010 for a different position. I also worked for a different department (part time) with the same employer from May-August 2010. My question is which employment start date I should put down, since all 3 positions are with the same employer? Thank you!
You should list all employment, plus unemployed time, sufficient to account for last 5 years.
An attorney is a very good idea for handling applications with unusual conditions. Remember, it is not simply a matter of filling in a form, it is what you enter, in context of entire application, and how you support the information you provide.
Employment ... is employment ... don't try to 'split hairs' by distinguishing between full and part-time.
Have you considered a Skype consultation with an attorney? This particular question is one of the easiest on the forms.
You might be surprised at potential issues that you are not aware of.
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"Part-time" employment being equally "employment" as "full-time" your employment start date with this particular employer is May 2010.
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