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I need help completing DS-160. Here is a brief explanation

Hi, I need help completing DS-160 for H1B. Here is a brief explanation about my visa status : I misplaced my passport for few days in oct 2011 and found it after 5 days.I informed boston police as well as indian embassy regarding the lost passport andupdated them back when I found it after a week.I was unaware of the fact that Indian Embassy had cancelled my F1 Visa. However,while coming back from India after vacation,I was surprised to discover at port of entry in Boston that my F1 Visa has been cancelledwithout any notification.The immigration officer issued me an application waiver form(I-193) with date of D/S stating that my visa has been cancelled but she is allowing me to enter the country based on one-time waiver and also stamped "VISA CANCELLED" onmy current F1 US Visa. There are few questions in DS-160 which I am unsure of what am I supposed to answer 1. Has your U.S. Visa ever been lost or stolen? -- Yes or no and the explanation. 2. Has your U.S. Visa ever been cancelled or revoked? -- yes or no3. Has anyone ever filed an immigrant petition on your behalf with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services? -- Yes or No. Please advise. Thanks, Anushri

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I lost my Philippines passport, and I check the requirements

I lost my Philippines passport, and I check the requirements and their asking for report of marriage, and we just apply it. should i wait my report of marriage after applying for lost passport?

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Hi I lost my Indian passport in USA and i am on H1B Visa.My

Hi I lost my Indian passport in USA and i am on H1B Visa. My Visa i valid till March 2015 and i would have used 20 months(1 yr 8 months) of 6 year H1B Visa by March 2015.i.e i will have more 4yrs and 4 months on my current H1B Visa. I have my passport's scanned all pages(Including H1B Visa) I have my original (H1B approval) I797 approval , I-94 and other documents with me. I have filed police report and i am expecting to get my Indian passport from Indian Embassy in USA in next 2 months of time. I donot have any plans to go to India in another 2 to 3 years. My question(s) is 1. I see from this link that i need to report that my Visa is lost http://hyderabad.usconsulate.gov/faq-s.html#lost_stolen_ppts_visa Should i be doing it or not ? When should i be doing it? and if i report will it create any problem in my H1B Visa status? I am worried that i might be called back to India for getting new stamping if i report here ? 2. Should i necessarily travel to India to get the stamping done ? 3. Will loss of Passport and Visa create any problems in my status? 4. Will i have a remark when i go for stamping to India at anytime , as i have lost my passport and Visa ? 5. Can i stay in USA without going to India for next 3 years ? 6. Can i use my old passport scans and new passport for my H1B extension? 7. If i can stay in USA , can i invite my parents for a visitor B1/B2 visa without any problem with my old passport scans and new passport? 8. I have no State ID or Driving license , can i apply for new Driving license and State ID with my old passport scans and new passport ?9. I have a new baby born 3 months back in USA , can i use the old passport scan copy's if required when i am applying for my childs passport in USA?

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I recently lost my passport during my OPT

I'm now under my OPT after graduation. I recently lost my passport and my new passport will be issued soon. I will go back to my country (South Korea) in several months; I'm now just staying here for completing my research and have no plan to find a job in U.S. Do I need to have my police report on lost passport? In foreseeable future, I may visit U.S. again, just for trip. What should I do to avoid the problems related to my entrance when I visit U.S. for trip? Thank you.

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My mother came to the United States in 1929 at age 6(born 1923)

My mother came to the United States in 1929 at age 6(born 1923) with her parents and siblings. Her family fled from Turkey during the Turkish purges of Armenians. She is now 91. Her husband of 61 years(married in 1952), my father, a U.S citizen who was born and lived in the U. S his whole life, died in 2013. I took mother,who has received social security benefits for years,to Soc Sec Office to apply for my father's higher monthly social security benefits as his surving spuse.The Soc Security person told me my mother must prove her citizenship by getting her naturalization papers and her passport. I was very upset.After seraching threw her papers ,I believe I threw away my mother's passport after my father died but I have a photocopy showing it was issued in 2004 and expires August of 2014. I also have my mother's parents' naturlization papers(in a safety deposit box) showing they were naturalized in 1933 or 1938 (not sure which) when my mother was still a minor.Is her citizenship really at question?1. Doesn't her marriage to my father in 1952 automitically make her a U. S. citizen?2. Is she a U.S citzen as a result of her parents' naturalization in the 1930's while she was a minor?3. She received a passport in 2004.Doesn't that show she has already proven that she is a U.S. citizen then?

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Hi I am an Indian citizen living in US since last 9 years.

HiI am an Indian citizen living in US since last 9 years. Indian consulate has outsourced passport renewal service to a private company called "BLS international" so i gave my passport to them for renewal for which i have receipt also. Its been 5 months and they have still not returned my passport and they keep saying they forwarded my application to the Indian consulate and they must have misplaced it. I went you Indian consulate but they said they never received my passport with my application. No one is willing to take responsibility and are not giving any response to my emails. Please suggest what should i do?

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Hi, I would have the following question : I am ready to fill

Hi, I would have the following question : I am ready to fill the N-400 Application for Naturalization, after having been a US permanent resident for 6 years in the US. In these 6 years, I've always paid on time my US taxes, I've never had any speed ticket, I've never committed any crime. Everything is pretty straightforward for me to fill in the N-400 Application. However, I'm blocking on only 1 question : "16. Have you ever been arrested, cited, or detained by any law enforcement officer (including USCIS or former INS military officers) for any reason)?" . One time, last year in December 2012, I was coming back from a 1 week diving vacation trip i did in Cozumel (Mexico), back to Boston MA where I live. I had a flight connection in Charlotte NC. In Charlotte NC, when passing the US immigration, they stopped me and asked me some questions for 5 minutes. They told me my french passport (I'm french) was declared lost or stolen. I was stunned. Because I indeed lost my french passport in early 2006, but found it around late 2006, and declared I found it at that time when i was living in France. Apparently, in France they never recorded it in the system. In the meantime, mid-2006, France issued me another passport. When I declared I found back the previous passport, they didn't take back this passport issued mid-2006. So I had 2 passports since late 2006. between 2007 and 2012 I always traveled abroad the US with the oldest passport (the one I declared found back) and never had any issues , up until this trip back from Cozumel last December 2012.So, during these 5 minutes with the immigration officer in Charlotte NC, I explained to him this (I lost my french passport in early 2006, but found it around late 2006, and declared I found it at that time when i was living in France). He let me go after 5 minutes but told me to sort it out with the French consulat/ambassy when back in Boston (Which I did right after : the french consulat told me to give them back the oldest passport, and travel going forward with the other passport issued mid-2006). I gave the french consulat the old previously lost passport as they told me to do. Since then I have traveled with the other issued mid-2006 french passport in sept 2013 and oct 2013 outside of the US, and came back to Boston with no incident. So my question is : should i say "yes" or "no" to this question 16. ? Also, if it's yes, what potential documents can they ask? (if the french system lost the proof that I canceled the "lost or stolen" status of my passport in 2006, could the US immigration say that I don't have a good moral character? the US immigration looks scary). Thank you in advance for your answer!

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Hi Judith, I sent out AOS paperwork and received and email

Hi Judith, I sent out AOS paperwork and received and email notification of receipt. My passport has been expired for a few years. Do I need to renew it before the interview?

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I last entered United States in 2003 on H1B. I am Indian citizen.

I last entered United States in 2003 on H1B. I am Indian citizen. I got my Green Card in 2008. I had renewed my Indian passport in 2006. Never went out of the Country. Now I want to apply for US citizenship. I just noticed that I lost my Indian Passport. What should I do? Apply for Indian Passport before applying N-400. Basically my Passport (the Lost one) or a replacement if I apply for one both will contain no trips abroad. Should I bother to apply for one. Or can I request CBP for records of my entry/exit for last few years. Is there any other reason why my Passport is needed.

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