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Can I clarify a mistake made on my DS-260 form during the EB-5 visa interview?

I just realized that I made a mistake on the DS-260 form regarding my visa issuance history. My EB-5 visa interview is scheduled for next week, and I don’t think there is enough time to contact the U.S. consulate and change the information on the form. Can I make a clarification to the consular officer during the interview? Will it impact my ability to get the EB-5 visa?

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    It may cause a delay, but once can usually provide clarification at the beginning of an interview. If it is something really really major, then I would want to take a look at it.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Correct the form and take it with you to the interview.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    That should be fine to discuss at the interview.

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    Charles Foster

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Yes, you can and should clarify any material mistake you made on your DS-260 application; it should not impact your eligibility. The mistake may or may not be deemed to be material. If it is, in any event, you would need to correct same.

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    Dale Schwartz

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Sure. Do it at the interview.

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    Evelyn Hahn

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, you may. It is recommended that you attend the interview, along with supporting documents to inform the interviewing officer about the mistake and request a correction to your record. Depending on the circumstances, it might help to carry an attorney' explanatory letter to your visa interview.

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    Daniel A Zeft

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Yes, you can provide clarification to the consular officer during the EB-5 visa interview.

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    Hassan Elkhalil

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Yes, you can. And you should at the first opportunity you can and before the consular officer inquires about it at the interview. If you disclose it first, it will not affect your EB-5 visa.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Whether the issue comes up or not, always make sure you clarify any mistake during the interview because it may negatively affect the agency's decision-making process.

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    Marko Issever

    EB-5 Broker Dealer
    Answered on

    Yes, you can. At the consular interview, please bring that up immediately to the attention of the officer assigned to your case. They will make a note of the correct visa issuance history. I am assuming that the mistakes are not material, such as denials. If that is the case, it should have no material effect on the processing of your conditional green card.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, you can correct/clarify the mistake at the time of the interview and explain the error. It should not impact your ability to obtain the immigrant visa, unless there is fraud at issue.

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