San Antonio, TX asked in Immigration Law for Texas

Q: Employment History on form I-485 as an F1 Student. What to put?

I’m an F1 student and we’re currently preparing a family petition green card application and I’ve never gotten a clear answer in what to put in the employment history section for most recent employment. Do I put unemployed since I’m a student? Do I put student? Or do I put unemployed and add the explanation that I’m a non working student in the additional info section? Or do I not need to explain because they would know I’m a student based on my visa?

Thank you for your help!!

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Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Wheeling, IL

A: You need to provide clear, full and accurate answers. For instance, if you were an F-1 student you need to state exactly that with the corresponding dates. Since you need to account for five past years of employment history, go back chronologically and list any employment places if applicable.

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