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Out of curiosity, has anyone have trouble getting the required information from your bank for the I-134? Every time I ask for a statement from the officer of the bank stating how much was deposited last year, when the account was opened, and the current balance, they act like they are not able to do it. It is making me want to switch banks. Obviously the employment letter and the last two pay stubs should suffice plenty, but I figured I can show a little extra with the bank account information. Therefore, how important is your bank information to the immigration officers at the embassy?

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Have had the same trouble. Two banks responded that they cannot give the total deposited for the last year. Is because it is not an automatic printout and takes them 2 seconds of extra work to get a total. They both gave a statement of the date the accounts were opened and current balance and I am including my bank statements that shows the amounts deposited, hope that is good enough.

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The funny thing is, the other bank I have which is mainly my online bank, had no problem getting the information. But the one I use for everything, had major issues with it. They are so afraid of being sued I guess if they were to give the wrong information.


Romans 8:28 - And we know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.
Hebrews 11:6 - And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

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I just got finished going to the bank to get this letter. I'm not sure if you're trying to do this in person or over the phone, but I would recommend going to your local branch and meeting directly with a bank official. Do not attempt to get this information from a teller, but an actual banker, manager, etc. I went in today, met with a banker and they wrote the letter right in front of me. I belong to a credit union.

I am convinced this is a mandatory document as it is specifically listed on the Form I-134 instructions along with the letter from your employer and W2.

Best of luck!

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I actually met with the officer of the bank, but even that person had no idea what to do, just stated they cannot issue such a letter because of the legality of it. Basically they state it has to be done by a lawyer.....I did make the request though, no idea how long it will take, maybe a couple of weeks....


Romans 8:28 - And we know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.
Hebrews 11:6 - And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

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Out of curiosity, has anyone have trouble getting the required information from your bank for the I-134? Every time I ask for a statement from the officer of the bank stating how much was deposited last year, when the account was opened, and the current balance, they act like they are not able to do it. It is making me want to switch banks. Obviously the employment letter and the last two pay stubs should suffice plenty, but I figured I can show a little extra with the bank account information. Therefore, how important is your bank information to the immigration officers at the embassy?

Bank statements are not a requirement, they are only optional. If your current income is sufficient don't even worry about bank statements.

At my wife's interview, they took my recent tax return and they also took my employer letters and pay stubs. Nothing else was needed and she was approved no problem.


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Out of curiosity, has anyone have trouble getting the required information from your bank for the I-134? Every time I ask for a statement from the officer of the bank stating how much was deposited last year, when the account was opened, and the current balance, they act like they are not able to do it. It is making me want to switch banks. Obviously the employment letter and the last two pay stubs should suffice plenty, but I figured I can show a little extra with the bank account information. Therefore, how important is your bank information to the immigration officers at the embassy?

Don't need bank information. ITR & W2 are all that is needed w/I-134


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AND.... ITR and W2 for 2014 not three years like some sites are stating. No need for the bank statement especially if you meet the income guidelines for your family.


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Thanks! Was thinking that you need both. That means I can send the documents tomorrow :).


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Hebrews 11:6 - And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

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Wow, what a variation between banks - our local bank who knows both of us, and our Immigration story not only did this, he wrote the letter, and also he's a notary and though we didn't need it, he stamped it free of charge, and showed us how to use the customer's printer in the bank to print off all the statements we needed instead of it costing us $60.

When we needed our more recent letter of intent, his manager notarised those for us too, and wished us well in the interview - very very nice people :)

It's not a big bank - only four branches in all!

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Wow, what a variation between banks - our local bank who knows both of us, and our Immigration story not only did this, he wrote the letter, and also he's a notary and though we didn't need it, he stamped it free of charge, and showed us how to use the customer's printer in the bank to print off all the statements we needed instead of it costing us $60.

When we needed our more recent letter of intent, his manager notarised those for us too, and wished us well in the interview - very very nice people :)

It's not a big bank - only four branches in all!

It all depends on the bank and your relationship with the bank. I am with one of the major banks in USA and I have a private banker there and I can call him and tell him to open an account and he knows my passwords and he sets up my new accounts with new passwords and transfers money into the new account.

It just depends on the bank........

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i wish banks were (at least the one I have) was more understanding and not so legalistic when it comes to these types of request. If it is your information, your account, then why act like you cannot give the customer the information requested. Just seems counter intuitive.


Romans 8:28 - And we know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.
Hebrews 11:6 - And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

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Not needed for the visa process... so move on. ;)


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      HandArrow.gif.adeb854ba620933849ae921ca0b44a0c.gif  Link to the Visa Process for Manila Embassy once you have your NOA2 : Click Here

 

Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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