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Found out a mistake in 485 document after green card approved

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accd.211

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Hello, I am a super worrier, this question troubled me even I am supposed to be very happy after just getting the green card approval

I had my employment based interview a few days ago. Before interview, I prepared a list of arrival/departure dates since I came to US, with VISA status along with the dates. That was just to provide a clear picture of the activities so it would be easier to communicate during the interview. Then the interview officer took that list and kept it together with my file. I told her during the interview that the dates may not be precise.

My green card just got approved, but literally that same day it occurred to me, that I made a mistake on that list: I wrote H1B VISA for a company's entire 3 year duration but actually the first 8 months was on F1/OPT (OPT was 8 years ago, so I completely forgot about it when made the list)

Now I am worried, after 5 years if I want to apply for citizenship, or 10 years if I want to renew my green card, would that mistake be considered "lying"?
Is there anything I can do? I just wish I had never prepared that list :S
 


LdiJ

Senior Member
Hello, I am a super worrier, this question troubled me even I am supposed to be very happy after just getting the green card approval

I had my employment based interview a few days ago. Before interview, I prepared a list of arrival/departure dates since I came to US, with VISA status along with the dates. That was just to provide a clear picture of the activities so it would be easier to communicate during the interview. Then the interview officer took that list and kept it together with my file. I told her during the interview that the dates may not be precise.

My green card just got approved, but literally that same day it occurred to me, that I made a mistake on that list: I wrote H1B VISA for a company's entire 3 year duration but actually the first 8 months was on F1/OPT (OPT was 8 years ago, so I completely forgot about it when made the list)

Now I am worried, after 5 years if I want to apply for citizenship, or 10 years if I want to renew my green card, would that mistake be considered "lying"?
Is there anything I can do? I just wish I had never prepared that list :S
If you are really worried about it get a consult with a local immigration attorney. However, I think that a mistake of that kind is not likely to pose a problem. It would not have impacted the decision to give you a green card. The fact that eight years ago for a period of 8 months you were on F1/OPT would not have caused you to be denied a green card now.
 

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