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My fiance's grandfather has just drafted us a copy of his letter of support for me to accompany his afferdavit of support as a co-sponsor. I'm just wondering if anyone can read over this and let me know if it's satisfactory, and if so, is there anything he could add to it? Thanks in advance. The letter is as follows:

"My name is Thomas Lach, and I am the grandfather of Samantha Lach. I am writing this letter to acknowledge the fact that I will be offering my granddaughter’s fiancé, Samuel Mills, full financial support until he is able to support himself.

In order to ensure that he will not become a public charge in the US, I would like to verify the fact that I will be offering full financial support where necessary. This financial support will include offering Samuel a sufficient amount of money to live in the US, making sure that he does not become a public burden, both during times that he is unable to provide money for himself, or where the amount that he may be earning through work is not sufficient.

The financial support that I will provide for Samuel will ensure that he does not have to claim state benefits, or in any way become reliant on public funds. This support is indefinite and will always be available to Samuel, should he find himself in a period of financial stability.

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. "

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That looks good - but in reality, he will only need to prove he has the income/assets needed for the poverty level required.

By virtue of signing the 134/864, the shows his intent to sponsor (in fact, it binds it (in the 864 case).

However, nice touch to add if you wish.

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It's a nice letter, but his I-134 is what's important to London. There is a place where he can check he intends to support and write a nice paragraph. Or he can write "please see accompanying letter" which can be attached to the back. Make sure you have a tax return with W2 (or his 1099-R if on a pension). If retired, he can submit a letter showing his annual pension or his most recent Social Security benefits letter in place of an employer letter. And you will need a copy of something showing his citizenship or legal presence in the US...like birth certificate, US passport bio page, or naturalization papers, or green card. (You'll need these same things for AOS shortly, so make extra copies.)

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My fiance's grandfather has just drafted us a copy of his letter of support for me to accompany his afferdavit of support as a co-sponsor. I'm just wondering if anyone can read over this and let me know if it's satisfactory, and if so, is there anything he could add to it? Thanks in advance. The letter is as follows:

"My name is Thomas Lach, and I am the grandfather of Samantha Lach. I am writing this letter to acknowledge the fact that I will be offering my granddaughter’s fiancé, Samuel Mills, full financial support until he is able to support himself.

In order to ensure that he will not become a public charge in the US, I would like to verify the fact that I will be offering full financial support where necessary. This financial support will include offering Samuel a sufficient amount of money to live in the US, making sure that he does not become a public burden, both during times that he is unable to provide money for himself, or where the amount that he may be earning through work is not sufficient.

The financial support that I will provide for Samuel will ensure that he does not have to claim state benefits, or in any way become reliant on public funds. This support is indefinite and will always be available to Samuel, should he find himself in a period of financial stability.

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. "

Very nice letter and I am sure your grandfather is sincere. Attach it to an I-134 with full finanical information about your grandfather , tax returns, income sources which exceed the guidelines, bank information, if needed, and you will be approved.

Send it without those other things and you will be denied, lovely letter or not.

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My fiance's grandfather has just drafted us a copy of his letter of support for me to accompany his afferdavit of support as a co-sponsor. I'm just wondering if anyone can read over this and let me know if it's satisfactory, and if so, is there anything he could add to it? Thanks in advance. The letter is as follows:

"My name is Thomas Lach, and I am the grandfather of Samantha Lach. I am writing this letter to acknowledge the fact that I will be offering my granddaughter’s fiancé, Samuel Mills, full financial support until he is able to support himself.

In order to ensure that he will not become a public charge in the US, I would like to verify the fact that I will be offering full financial support where necessary. This financial support will include offering Samuel a sufficient amount of money to live in the US, making sure that he does not become a public burden, both during times that he is unable to provide money for himself, or where the amount that he may be earning through work is not sufficient.

The financial support that I will provide for Samuel will ensure that he does not have to claim state benefits, or in any way become reliant on public funds. This support is indefinite and will always be available to Samuel, should he find himself in a period of financial stability.

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. "

Very nice letter and I am sure your grandfather is sincere. Attach it to an I-134 with full finanical information about your grandfather , tax returns, income sources which exceed the guidelines, bank information, if needed, and you will be approved.

Send it without those other things and you will be denied, lovely letter or not.

And change "stability" to "instability" or just skip the nice letter altogether as it is not needed.

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Yes we have all the forms, and as he is retired we have his 1099-R form. I was just following the interview checklist as it said to have a letter of intent from our co-sponsor! The fact that he is retired should have no affect at all right? He is well over the poverty line on his pension so he should qualify. Unfortunately he doesn't have a passport, however I do have a copy of his birth certificate, will this suffice?

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Yes we have all the forms, and as he is retired we have his 1099-R form. I was just following the interview checklist as it said to have a letter of intent from our co-sponsor! The fact that he is retired should have no affect at all right? He is well over the poverty line on his pension so he should qualify. Unfortunately he doesn't have a passport, however I do have a copy of his birth certificate, will this suffice?

The birth certificate is sufficient evidence he's a US Citizen. Passport would be a substitute.

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Yes we have all the forms, and as he is retired we have his 1099-R form. I was just following the interview checklist as it said to have a letter of intent from our co-sponsor! The fact that he is retired should have no affect at all right? He is well over the poverty line on his pension so he should qualify. Unfortunately he doesn't have a passport, however I do have a copy of his birth certificate, will this suffice?

Then I would say you have a very nice letter of intent, and your grandfather is fully in support of you. Wonderful. His being retired makes no difference, if he has proof of income sufficient to meet the needs of the I-134.

Yes, BC is fine. Good luck

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Just to check, here's the list of documents we have for Samantha's grandfather :

-Form I134

-Tax forms for 2006/07/08 (form 1040?)

-State of NJ Quotation of retirement benefits for police and firemen.

-3+ bank statements.

Looking at the financial requirements he is well above, should this be all we need?

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Just to check, here's the list of documents we have for Samantha's grandfather :

-Form I134

-Tax forms for 2006/07/08 (form 1040?)

-State of NJ Quotation of retirement benefits for police and firemen.

-3+ bank statements.

Looking at the financial requirements he is well above, should this be all we need?

That should do it. I only sent one years tax return, but you have 3, OK, send 3. No harm done.

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Just to check, here's the list of documents we have for Samantha's grandfather :

-Form I134

-Tax forms for 2006/07/08 (form 1040?)

-State of NJ Quotation of retirement benefits for police and firemen.

-3+ bank statements.

Looking at the financial requirements he is well above, should this be all we need?

That should do it. I only sent one years tax return, but you have 3, OK, send 3. No harm done.

A "form 1040" is only part of a tax return. Tax returns must be complete with all schedules or an official IRS transcript.

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I think the letter is nice. repetitive at points but it is straightforward .

The only thing I would add is that your grandfather seems nice if he wants to support me too I would like to lay on the couch and watch TV so maybe another letter for me :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

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A "form 1040" is only part of a tax return. Tax returns must be complete with all schedules or an official IRS transcript.

Yes there's two pages entitled 1040 and a load more attatched to the back which are different, I apologise for seeming naiive, the US tax system is completely unknown to me. My fiance assures me that everything returned to them in a tax return is in my possession. I'm not sure what to think really, obviously I don't know what to look for! I do know that the 1040 form has seperate peices attatched including, 'itemized deductions', 'tax payments worksheet', 'state and local deduction worksheet' and another. All 3 forms have these attatched.

I think the letter is nice. repetitive at points but it is straightforward .

The only thing I would add is that your grandfather seems nice if he wants to support me too I would like to lay on the couch and watch TV so maybe another letter for me :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

Yeah I think he was really trying to drill the point home, I read it on someone elses checklist saying a letter of support was neccesary. He's a really nice guy, but looks a lot like Jack Nicholson and he's pretty intense!

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Yes there's two pages entitled 1040 and a load more attatched to the back which are different, I apologise for seeming naiive, the US tax system is completely unknown to me. My fiance assures me that everything returned to them in a tax return is in my possession. I'm not sure what to think really, obviously I don't know what to look for! I do know that the 1040 form has seperate peices attatched including, 'itemized deductions', 'tax payments worksheet', 'state and local deduction worksheet' and another. All 3 forms have these attatched.

The number of different forms that get filed depends entirely on the circumstances of the individual filing the return. For some people, their tax situation is straightforward and simple - income from one employer, earnings under an annual threshold, not enough deductions to justify itemizing each one, etc. These people can file a single form called 1040EZ, which constitutes not much more than a post card. When deductions start getting complex (home mortgage interest, education expenses, medical expenses, etc.) and income equally complex (income from multiple sources, investments in stocks and bonds, etc.) then the number and type of forms increases.

In case you're wondering how people wrap their heads around a system this complex - most people use inexpensive software that takes them through a question and answer session to determine what forms are needed, and what entries to make in them. Tax preparation software also imports data from personal and business accounting software, making the task even simpler. One they're finished, most people submit the information to the IRS electronically. The only print and mailing they have is if they need to send a payment to the IRS, rather than receiving a refund. My 12 page tax return for 2008 took me approximately 2 hours to prepare, and I have a full time job as well as a home based business. Remember, also, that most people only need to do this once per year.

If they told you that the tax documents you received were the complete package, just as they submitted to the IRS, then you've got everything you need. A tax transcript from the IRS would be significantly shorter, since it's not formatted as a form - it's just a line by line printout of the numbers from the various forms. My 12 page return boils down to a 3 page transcript. Tax transcripts cost nothing to get, they can be ordered over the telephone, and are received in less than two weeks. They will even fax them, on request. Tax transcripts have a slight advantage over tax return documents because they show what figures the IRS actually received, whereas anybody can download tax forms from the IRS website and write virtually anything they like on them.

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Well Samantha's Grandfather used TurboTax I believe, and they sent me the forms that they got back from the IRS regarding tax retruns, I may be mistaken in this but I think that this is the case. Would it be worth us getting the W2 forms also just to be on the safe side? It's incredible how many pages these things consist of!

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