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I am filing I-485 now and come to this question. I married a US citizen before and have applied for I -485 since I wanted to apply for green card through marriage. But we then divorced and I didn’t go to the uscis interview so I didn’t get a green card or EAD card. But now I married another guy and he is applying for Eb1a now. I don’t know how to answer this question.
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Well, did you ever seek an immigrant visa from abroad?

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Customer reply replied 28 days ago
never. when I married with that US citizen I was in US holding an F-1 visa

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ANSWER: The answer, then, would be NO. An I-485 application is not the same thing as a visa from an embassy/consulate abroad.

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Customer reply replied 27 days ago
Along with I -485 I need to attach all my old I-20s. But I called my college the international student service told me that it has been 9 years and they don’t have my record any more. I now only have all my I-20s from 2011 till now. What Can I do?
You have not kept your own copies?
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Customer reply replied 24 days ago
no I wrote an explanation letter and attached after my I -20

OK. Just so you know, this is a new question. It was supposed to be posted in a new thread. As a courtesy I will answer it for you now.

All you can do is provide an explanation, and then ask the school to provide a letter stating that they no longer have copies of it either.

In the future, keep copies of ALL of your immigration-related documents.

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