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Will having a mistake on my DS-260 affect my interview?

My interview is next week along with my family. However, my lawyer made a mistake in the form. She checked "no" on "were you previously employed.” Obviously, I was previously employed, as the work I currently do is not the one I did my entire life. What should I do?

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Correct the record. Have the information about previous employment and apologize for the error.

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Your attorney can request to reopen the DS-260 form online to correct information and re-submit. Otherwise, you should explain this at the interview and you may want to have your attorney do the affidavit to explain the error.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    You should bring the correct information and advise the interviewer.

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    Marko Issever

    EB-5 Broker Dealer
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    You should be able to correct such a mistake in the consular interview. Make sure to mention it though so it is corrected in your file.

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    Charles Foster

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Depending upon the nature of your case, it may or may not be deemed to be material. You could also seek to amend your DS-260 application or, alternatively, at the interview correct the mistake.

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    Dale Schwartz

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Correct it at the interview. No problem.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
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    Mistakes are not good, but the one you just pointed should not derail your visa interview. However, due to the fact that your date of interview is fast approaching, be prepared to correct the mistake at the interview. Also, be prepared to provide both oral and documentary evidence to correct the mistake.

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    Barbara Suri

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    That's an error that you may correct at the interview.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Revise it and ask them to reopen the form and take the correct one to the interview.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
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    You can have that corrected at the interview. Inform the consul of the error and the need to correct the information.

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