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I filed for my husbands IR-1/CR-1 Visa in December 2014 while still living in Afghanistan. I returned to the U.S. three months ago to set up our domicile and obtain employment at the same time NVC approved our application. Everything has been going according to schedule with no problems….thankfully.

However, our packet is still sitting at NVC waiting for my Affidavit of Support (I-864). Without a job or a co-sponsor, we have just been waiting for me to get a job so I can complete the I-864. Today, I finally received, and accepted, a job offer with the company I have been negotiating with the past two months!!

My question is, will an offer letter of employment be good enough to submit the I-864? I can show the last three years of employment with income of over $150,000 per year. In addition, I have $125,000 in a 401k. What I can’t submit now are two paycheck stubs. The job doesn’t actually start for another 30 days, which means I won’t be able to send two pay stubs until about mid-October. However, I will have them by the time he actually goes for his interview….if NVC accepts the AOS (as is) and forwards it on. I don't want to delay NVC processing in anyway but I also don't want to wait 60 more days to submit the last of the paperwork if I don't have to.

I know an offer of employment for the applicant is not sufficient, but what about the sponsor? Has anyone tried this before and what was the result?


07/07/14: Met at work

08/01/14: Began relationship

11/04/14: Nikah performed

11/17/14: Civil Marriage

12/09/14: Mailed I-130 package

12/26/14: NOA 1 received

01/17/15: Afghan wedding with family

05/20/15 : NOA 2 received

05/23/15: Returned to US without husband :cry:

05/28/15: NVC Received

06/18/15: Welcome Letter

08/12/15: Received Offer Letter of Employment
08/13/15: Overnighted AOS/IV package

08/23/15 - 09/11/15: Meet husband for holiday after three months

09/11/15: Letter from NVC. Package sent to Embassy. Interview date received!

10/20/15: Interview. Went to Admin Processing. Asking for joint sponsor.

11/09/15: Joint Sponsor docs submitted to Embassy

11/11/15 : ceac.state.gov says "ISSUED!!"

11/15/15: VISA IN HAND!!!!

11/21/15: ARRIVED! :goofy:(L):dance:


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submit what you have, with a written letter of attestation on your new job, also showing the employment letter.

On interview day, your beneficiary can show the pay stubs.

I-864 is evaluated on interview day, NVC only checks for completeness. I think you'll be fine at NVC if'n you throw in the stuff I mentioned.


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Hi,

You must provide proof of current income with the I-864.

A letter of future employment is not proof of current income.

If you file without a paystub, you will most likely get an RFE for proof which will delay the case.

The NVC is not going to forward the case to the U.S. Embassy if you fail to provide the required proof of a current income.

Best of luck

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'offer letter for the applicant' is never evaluated, I am unsure why you would write of it ?


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Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

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Thank you for your responses. After carefully reading the I-864 instructions for the 10th time, I came across this….

"You may include evidence supporting your claim about your expected income for the current year if you believe that

submitting this evidence will help you establish ability to maintain sufficient income. You are not required to submit this

evidence, however, unless specifically instructed to do so by a U.S. Government official. For example, you may include

a recent letter from your employer, showing your employer’s address and telephone number, and indicating your annual

salary."

I decided to go ahead and take Darnell's advice and "chance it." I FedEx'd the entire package today. The worst that will happen is they will send an RFE asking for pay stubs…which I won't have for 60 more days anyway. So, if NVC reviews and sends the RFE in the next 60 days, I really haven't lost any time. I think it's better than waiting 60 days when I didn't need to. I"m a gambler! :)

I did attach a detailed letter stating that my husband would bring further documentation to his interview and I included additional assets totaling almost $200k. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Thank you again for your help!


07/07/14: Met at work

08/01/14: Began relationship

11/04/14: Nikah performed

11/17/14: Civil Marriage

12/09/14: Mailed I-130 package

12/26/14: NOA 1 received

01/17/15: Afghan wedding with family

05/20/15 : NOA 2 received

05/23/15: Returned to US without husband :cry:

05/28/15: NVC Received

06/18/15: Welcome Letter

08/12/15: Received Offer Letter of Employment
08/13/15: Overnighted AOS/IV package

08/23/15 - 09/11/15: Meet husband for holiday after three months

09/11/15: Letter from NVC. Package sent to Embassy. Interview date received!

10/20/15: Interview. Went to Admin Processing. Asking for joint sponsor.

11/09/15: Joint Sponsor docs submitted to Embassy

11/11/15 : ceac.state.gov says "ISSUED!!"

11/15/15: VISA IN HAND!!!!

11/21/15: ARRIVED! :goofy:(L):dance:


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Wanted to give you an update on my question and the result...

I did send the offer letter with the I-864. I included a letter explaining that I had returned to obtain our domicile and that I had been negotiating employment as well. I noted that I would start my employment well before my husbands interview and that I would send verification (paycheck stubs) with him to his interview as additional documentation. Apparently NVC accepted this because they forwarded our package to the Embassy on 9/11/15 and his interview is scheduled for 10/20/15. I did, in fact, start my job this week so everything is good. I am SOOOOO glad I didn't wait another two months until I had a pay stub in hand.

Can't say this will happen for everyone, but it worked for us!

Thank you again for all your advice!


07/07/14: Met at work

08/01/14: Began relationship

11/04/14: Nikah performed

11/17/14: Civil Marriage

12/09/14: Mailed I-130 package

12/26/14: NOA 1 received

01/17/15: Afghan wedding with family

05/20/15 : NOA 2 received

05/23/15: Returned to US without husband :cry:

05/28/15: NVC Received

06/18/15: Welcome Letter

08/12/15: Received Offer Letter of Employment
08/13/15: Overnighted AOS/IV package

08/23/15 - 09/11/15: Meet husband for holiday after three months

09/11/15: Letter from NVC. Package sent to Embassy. Interview date received!

10/20/15: Interview. Went to Admin Processing. Asking for joint sponsor.

11/09/15: Joint Sponsor docs submitted to Embassy

11/11/15 : ceac.state.gov says "ISSUED!!"

11/15/15: VISA IN HAND!!!!

11/21/15: ARRIVED! :goofy:(L):dance:


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yay! that's stellar news !!! [see, aaron? I was right !!! ]

whatcha cooking, to celebrate? if'n it was me, I'd make a big pot o rabbit stew... about 4 gallons..


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

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