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#1 Tenacious

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 12:32 AM

Hi All! We are now in the process of preparing all of our documents so that our journey can be as smooth as possible. So heres my question... My fiance(USC) has been living outside of the U.S. for the last four years. Do we still need to provide 3 years of tax forms to the Embasssy/counsular, Or do we just provide proof of her curent income?
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#2 washington1972

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 01:18 AM

for K1 visa you need to have tax return for the past year(2011)
you don't need 3 years tax return.
of course at the embassy they are going to ask for the current income plus the past year of income,
you still need to fill the affidavit of support i-134 and list the current income,you need to send few stub/checks and statement from employer,
plus that you still need a cosponsor,
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#3 Tenacious

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 01:48 AM

for K1 visa you need to have tax return for the past year(2011)
you don't need 3 years tax return.
of course at the embassy they are going to ask for the current income plus the past year of income,
you still need to fill the affidavit of support i-134 and list the current income,you need to send few stub/checks and statement from employer,
plus that you still need a cosponsor,



Do we still need a co-sponsor even if the income is above the 125% mark?

Thanks!
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#4 washington1972

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 02:10 AM

Do we still need a co-sponsor even if the income is above the 125% mark?

Thanks!


yes,you still need a cosponsor,
i have the same situations as yours,i did not work the past year but this current year i start working and i make good income,
as I was advised from expert people for not taking a chance to list my current income by it self,without having a cosponsor,
so i wont take chance, and am getting some help from a cosponsor,
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#5 Tenacious

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 02:58 AM

yes,you still need a cosponsor,
i have the same situations as yours,i did not work the past year but this current year i start working and i make good income,
as I was advised from expert people for not taking a chance to list my current income by it self,without having a cosponsor,
so i wont take chance, and am getting some help from a cosponsor,


Ok, thank you
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#6 KayDeeCee

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 04:52 PM

Do we still need a co-sponsor even if the income is above the 125% mark?

Thanks!

No. If your current income is above the 125% requirement, then you do not need a co-sponsor. The 125% is based on current income, not past income. Unless you are self-employed, the current income will be proven with a letter from employer stating position and salary plus a few months worth of your most recent pay stubs. For current income, list what you will make for 2012 by multiplying what you make an hour by the number of hours you work a week. Then, multiply that by 52, or multiply monthly pay by 12. The income is based on gross pay before any taxes are removed. You also need to provide a tax transcript for 2011. If you did not file taxes and were required to, then you need to file the back taxes. If you did not file because you were not required to, then you need to write a statement as to why you were not legally required to do so. If you want to, you can write a statement attesting to the fact that you lived abroad and that is why you were not working and have no recent past tax filings, but now you are back in the US and earning more than enough to keep your fiance(e) from becoming a public charge.

If the income is borderline, you might want to get a co-sponsor lined up just in case the CO asks for one anyway.

Edited by Jay-Kay, 27 May 2012 - 04:53 PM.

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#7 Celeste & C

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 08:01 PM

Hi All! We are now in the process of preparing all of our documents so that our journey can be as smooth as possible. So heres my question... My fiance(USC) has been living outside of the U.S. for the last four years. Do we still need to provide 3 years of tax forms to the Embasssy/counsular, Or do we just provide proof of her curent income?


Hello and welcome to the forum!

Please complete your profile, including the country of the beneficiary. This information may seem "invasive" to some, but it helps US, help you.

In fact, regarding your specific question, there are some countries that do not allow co-sponsors (unless they are directly related to the petitioner).


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#8 TnJ

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 09:06 PM

Hi All! We are now in the process of preparing all of our documents so that our journey can be as smooth as possible. So heres my question... My fiance(USC) has been living outside of the U.S. for the last four years. Do we still need to provide 3 years of tax forms to the Embasssy/counsular, Or do we just provide proof of her curent income?

yes,you still need a cosponsor,
i have the same situations as yours,i did not work
the past year but this current year i start working and i make good income,
as I was advised from expert people for not taking a chance to list my current income by it self,without having a cosponsor,
so i wont take chance, and am getting some help from a cosponsor,

I don't see where this is a similar situation unless the USC didn't work while abroad.

No. If your current income is above the 125% requirement, then you do not need a co-sponsor. The 125% is based on current income, not past income. Unless you are self-employed, the current income will be proven with a letter from employer stating position and salary plus a few months worth of your most recent pay stubs. For current income, list what you will make for 2012 by multiplying what you make an hour by the number of hours you work a week. Then, multiply that by 52, or multiply monthly pay by 12. The income is based on gross pay before any taxes are removed. You also need to provide a tax transcript for 2011. If you did not file taxes and were required to, then you need to file the back taxes. If you did not file because you were not required to, then you need to write a statement as to why you were not legally required to do so. If you want to, you can write a statement attesting to the fact that you lived abroad and that is why you were not working and have no recent past tax filings, but now you are back in the US and earning more than enough to keep your fiance(e) from becoming a public charge.

If the income is borderline, you might want to get a co-sponsor lined up just in case the CO asks for one anyway.

:thumbs: :thumbs: This is good advice.

Hello and welcome to the forum!

Please complete your profile, including the country of the beneficiary. This information may seem "invasive" to some, but it helps US, help you.

In fact, regarding your specific question, there are some countries that do not allow co-sponsors (unless they are directly related to the petitioner).

:thumbs: This is good and true as well.

Edited by ToddnJessa, 27 May 2012 - 09:09 PM.

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