Jump to content
MamaTiff

I-134 for K-1 questions

14 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

- Does it have to be notarized?
No

- Question 11: intent, not-intent, N/A?

Intend

- Tax return and W-2, past year, past 2 years, past 3 years?

Embassy dependent, some ask for the past 3 years some don't, but they will NEED the most current 1040 and W2


02 Aug 2012 -- Met online

23 Feb 2013 -- Relations began (L)

19 May 2014 -- Visited! :luv:

26 Jun 2014 -- Engaged :dancing:

15 Oct 2014 -- I-129F package finished and mailed to Dallas

17 Oct 2014 -- NOA1 (email) TSC

22 Oct 2014 -- ARN updated

13 May 2015 -- NOA2 (email) :dancing:

19 May 2015 -- NOA2 Hardcopy

4 June 2015 -- NVC received (I think lol) Case number assigned.

11th June 2015 -- NVC sent to Bridgetown

16th June 2015 -- Bridgetown received

17th June 2015 - PCKT3 received
30th June 2015 - PCKT4 received

9th July 2015 - Medical (too many needles :/ )

21st July 2015 - Interview date :goofy:

10th August 2015 - Approved

12th August 2015 - Issued

13th August 2015 - Visa in hand via DHL

24th August 2015 - US arrival (POE MIA)


I am the beneficiary

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

- Does it have to be notarized?

- Question 11: intent, not-intent, N/A?

- Tax return and W-2, past year, past 2 years, past 3 years?

It does not need notarized

Question 11 does not apply for K-1 visa cases. The best answer is leave it blank and in the space below write N/A K-1 VISA PROCESS. If you feel you need to mark a box, you can mark either of them. Since this question does not apply, it is usually ignored by the consulate.

The tax return requirement depends on your embassy. Some require only the most recent tax return. Others require all 3.


K-1
NOA1: 04/08/2014; NOA2: 04/21/2014; Visa interview, approved: 07/15/2014; POE: 07/25/2014; Marriage: 09/05/2014

 

AOS

NOA1:  09/12/2014;  Biometrics:  10/06/2014;  EAD/AP Received:  11/26/2014;

Interview Waiver Letter:  01/02/2015;  RFE:  07/09/2015;

Permanent Residency Granted:  07/27/2015;  Green card Received:  08/22/2015

 

ROC

05/23/2017 -- Mailed ROC application

05/24/2017 -- NOA1 date

05/30/2017 -- NOA1 received in the mail

06/05/2017 -- Biometrics letter received

06/13/2017 -- Biometrics appointment

09/05/2018 -- Approved without interview!

09/13/2018 -- 10 Yr Green card Received

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't mean to piggyback on the post but it's a related side question - I'm having my fiancé's mother co-sponsor me. My fiancé has last year's tax transcript which I know is fine (plus other things), but for my future MIL, she has last year's tax return. Does she need the W-2 as well? She will also have an employment letter stating salary/position and previous paystubs. Sorry if this is a silly question but I've never been good with tax-related things, and especially U.S. tax related things.


Spoiler

K1

04/09/15: NOA1

06/10/15: NOA2

09/04/15: Interview - Approved!

09/18/15: Visa received

09/24/15: POE

10/24/15: Wedding!!

AOS

11/12/15: AOS packet sent

11/15/15: AOS packet received

11/16/15: NOA1 for I-131 and I-765

11/18/15: NOA1 for I-485

12/11/15: Biometrics

02/06/16: EAD card in production, AP sent RFE

02/10/16: EAD mailed

02/11/16: EAD combo card received in mail including AP - Service request sent for why case tracker shows RFE

03/16/16: AOS Interview - Approved

03/22/16: Green Card received in mail

 

ROC

12/18/17: I-751 Filed at VSC
12/22/17: NOA1

02/02/18: Biometrics Appointment

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't mean to piggyback on the post but it's a related side question - I'm having my fiancé's mother co-sponsor me. My fiancé has last year's tax transcript which I know is fine (plus other things), but for my future MIL, she has last year's tax return. Does she need the W-2 as well? She will also have an employment letter stating salary/position and previous paystubs. Sorry if this is a silly question but I've never been good with tax-related things, and especially U.S. tax related things.

Ya'll are MTL, the packet 4 email doesn't specify so I'd go with what packet 4 says for I-134 on their pdf version of it here

http://photos.state.gov/libraries/canada/303578/montreal/Packet4-MTL.pdf

n. Proof of Financial Support (Form I-134) and photocopy of supporting documents (IRS transcript or photocopy of the most recent Federal income tax return, bank statements, employment pay slips, etc.)

So I think you'd be fine without a W2 for MTL. My mother's cosponsoring my fiance and she's doing tax return, employment paystub, and employer letter. She makes about 5k more than required, as far as I can tell, we don't need much more than that as long as you aren't going to prove assets or anything.

Edited by Ash.1101

*More detailed timeline in profile!*
 
Relationship:     Friends since 2010, Together since 2013
 

Spoiler

Met online: June 2010
Started dating: March 20, 2013
Engaged: November 27, 2014
Married: Feburary 20, 2016



The K-1 Process:    Done in 208 days                                               
 

Spoiler

04/27/15- NOA1 Recieved                                                    
06/02/15 - NOA2 Recieved
09/22/15 - Interview       (221g for more documents (a SECOND cosponsor), see profile for more details!)                                            
11/09/15 -  ISSUED!!                                                              
11/10/15 - Passport received                                                
02/20/16 - Wedding!              


                                                
 AOS   Done in 77 days                                                                            
 

Spoiler

04/08/16 - I-485, I-765, I-131 AOS Application recieved by USCIS
04/12/16 - 3 NOA1's received in mail
05/14/16 - Biometrics for AOS and EAD
06/27/16 - I-485 Case to changed to "New Card being produced"  (Day 77)
06/27/16 - I-485 Case changed to Approved! (Day 77)
06/30/16 - I-485 Case changed to "My Card has been mailed to me!"
07/05/16 - Green Card received in mail! 

 



ROC 

05/09/18 - Mailed out ROC to CSC

05/10/18 - CSC Signed and received ROC package
06/07/28 - NOA1 

06/11/18 - Check cashed

06/15/18 - NOA received in the mail

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't mean to piggyback on the post but it's a related side question - I'm having my fiancé's mother co-sponsor me. My fiancé has last year's tax transcript which I know is fine (plus other things), but for my future MIL, she has last year's tax return. Does she need the W-2 as well? She will also have an employment letter stating salary/position and previous paystubs. Sorry if this is a silly question but I've never been good with tax-related things, and especially U.S. tax related things.

You need a complete copy of the return, which is all forms, schedules, W-2s and/or 1099s, OR an IRS tax return transcript.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ya'll are MTL, the packet 4 email doesn't specify so I'd go with what packet 4 says for I-134 on their pdf version of it here

http://photos.state.gov/libraries/canada/303578/montreal/Packet4-MTL.pdf

n. Proof of Financial Support (Form I-134) and photocopy of supporting documents (IRS transcript or photocopy of the most recent Federal income tax return, bank statements, employment pay slips, etc.)

So I think you'd be fine without a W2 for MTL. My mother's cosponsoring my fiance and she's doing tax return, employment paystub, and employer letter. She makes about 5k more than required, as far as I can tell, we don't need much more than that as long as you aren't going to prove assets or anything.

You need a complete copy of the return, which is all forms, schedules, W-2s and/or 1099s, OR an IRS tax return transcript.

Thank you both - your posts somewhat contradict each other so I am just going to get as much as I can before my interview.


Spoiler

K1

04/09/15: NOA1

06/10/15: NOA2

09/04/15: Interview - Approved!

09/18/15: Visa received

09/24/15: POE

10/24/15: Wedding!!

AOS

11/12/15: AOS packet sent

11/15/15: AOS packet received

11/16/15: NOA1 for I-131 and I-765

11/18/15: NOA1 for I-485

12/11/15: Biometrics

02/06/16: EAD card in production, AP sent RFE

02/10/16: EAD mailed

02/11/16: EAD combo card received in mail including AP - Service request sent for why case tracker shows RFE

03/16/16: AOS Interview - Approved

03/22/16: Green Card received in mail

 

ROC

12/18/17: I-751 Filed at VSC
12/22/17: NOA1

02/02/18: Biometrics Appointment

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you both - your posts somewhat contradict each other so I am just going to get as much as I can before my interview.

Yeah. I'm basing mine off of the more recent consulate reviews for MTL. There are a few people who only gave them tax return form 1040, the consulate didn't ask for the rest even though they had the W2, paystubs, and employment letter.

The most recent one verifying this was today, August 16: "- I-134 & my fiance's 1040 tax return for 2014 (I had paystubs, W2's and his employment letter but he didn't need itit wasn't requested)"

Your tax return shows your entire year at the end of the day which will include any and all W2's. W2's are also not something that's recommended in Montreal packet 4 as I linked in my comment above. Imo, if w2's where that important for them, they would be listed as other forms of proof are, but they aren't.

From what I've seen, they're fairly lenient about it as long as you make enough. VJ generally reccomends the max, check out the canada forums and the consulate reviews. If anything, make a thread in the Canada forums asking people what they brought as proof and what Montreal took. They're a bit more spot on and tbqh, pretty in line with the info Montreal has available which is:

". Proof of Financial Support (Form I-134) and photocopy of supporting documents (IRS transcript or photocopy of the most recent Federal income tax return, bank statements, employment pay slips, etc.)" - Packet 4 pdf file MTL.

Edited by Ash.1101

*More detailed timeline in profile!*
 
Relationship:     Friends since 2010, Together since 2013
 

Spoiler

Met online: June 2010
Started dating: March 20, 2013
Engaged: November 27, 2014
Married: Feburary 20, 2016



The K-1 Process:    Done in 208 days                                               
 

Spoiler

04/27/15- NOA1 Recieved                                                    
06/02/15 - NOA2 Recieved
09/22/15 - Interview       (221g for more documents (a SECOND cosponsor), see profile for more details!)                                            
11/09/15 -  ISSUED!!                                                              
11/10/15 - Passport received                                                
02/20/16 - Wedding!              


                                                
 AOS   Done in 77 days                                                                            
 

Spoiler

04/08/16 - I-485, I-765, I-131 AOS Application recieved by USCIS
04/12/16 - 3 NOA1's received in mail
05/14/16 - Biometrics for AOS and EAD
06/27/16 - I-485 Case to changed to "New Card being produced"  (Day 77)
06/27/16 - I-485 Case changed to Approved! (Day 77)
06/30/16 - I-485 Case changed to "My Card has been mailed to me!"
07/05/16 - Green Card received in mail! 

 



ROC 

05/09/18 - Mailed out ROC to CSC

05/10/18 - CSC Signed and received ROC package
06/07/28 - NOA1 

06/11/18 - Check cashed

06/15/18 - NOA received in the mail

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah. I'm basing mine off of the more recent consulate reviews for MTL. There are a few people who only gave them tax return form 1040, the consulate didn't ask for the rest even though they had the W2, paystubs, and employment letter.

The most recent one verifying this was today, August 16: "- I-134 & my fiance's 1040 tax return for 2014 (I had paystubs, W2's and his employment letter but he didn't need itit wasn't requested)"

Your tax return shows your entire year at the end of the day which will include any and all W2's. W2's are also not something that's recommended in Montreal packet 4 as I linked in my comment above. Imo, if w2's where that important for them, they would be listed as other forms of proof are, but they aren't.

From what I've seen, they're fairly lenient about it as long as you make enough. VJ generally reccomends the max, check out the canada forums and the consulate reviews. If anything, make a thread in the Canada forums asking people what they brought as proof and what Montreal took. They're a bit more spot on and tbqh, pretty in line with the info Montreal has available which is:

". Proof of Financial Support (Form I-134) and photocopy of supporting documents (IRS transcript or photocopy of the most recent Federal income tax return, bank statements, employment pay slips, etc.)" - Packet 4 pdf file MTL.

Thanks Ash! I have previously read other topics and I read what the packet 4 actually said, just due to the discrepancy between what packet 4 asks for and what some people are actually suggesting (which I'm assuming they are basing it off of experience....), I thought I'd double check. You have been a wonderful help and I think I can stop second-guessing mysef. Thanks!


Spoiler

K1

04/09/15: NOA1

06/10/15: NOA2

09/04/15: Interview - Approved!

09/18/15: Visa received

09/24/15: POE

10/24/15: Wedding!!

AOS

11/12/15: AOS packet sent

11/15/15: AOS packet received

11/16/15: NOA1 for I-131 and I-765

11/18/15: NOA1 for I-485

12/11/15: Biometrics

02/06/16: EAD card in production, AP sent RFE

02/10/16: EAD mailed

02/11/16: EAD combo card received in mail including AP - Service request sent for why case tracker shows RFE

03/16/16: AOS Interview - Approved

03/22/16: Green Card received in mail

 

ROC

12/18/17: I-751 Filed at VSC
12/22/17: NOA1

02/02/18: Biometrics Appointment

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah just check out the canada forums.

Remember though, CO's are a hit or miss, they -may- ask for everything, but recently they haven't.

If you want to feel the SAFEST, get your cosponsor to get a tax transcript. You can order them online and they'll get them in 5-10 days. Currently (as of right now) the online transcript system where you can print it out is down. It's also free which is a plus!

They can get it right here: http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcript

Edited by Ash.1101

*More detailed timeline in profile!*
 
Relationship:     Friends since 2010, Together since 2013
 

Spoiler

Met online: June 2010
Started dating: March 20, 2013
Engaged: November 27, 2014
Married: Feburary 20, 2016



The K-1 Process:    Done in 208 days                                               
 

Spoiler

04/27/15- NOA1 Recieved                                                    
06/02/15 - NOA2 Recieved
09/22/15 - Interview       (221g for more documents (a SECOND cosponsor), see profile for more details!)                                            
11/09/15 -  ISSUED!!                                                              
11/10/15 - Passport received                                                
02/20/16 - Wedding!              


                                                
 AOS   Done in 77 days                                                                            
 

Spoiler

04/08/16 - I-485, I-765, I-131 AOS Application recieved by USCIS
04/12/16 - 3 NOA1's received in mail
05/14/16 - Biometrics for AOS and EAD
06/27/16 - I-485 Case to changed to "New Card being produced"  (Day 77)
06/27/16 - I-485 Case changed to Approved! (Day 77)
06/30/16 - I-485 Case changed to "My Card has been mailed to me!"
07/05/16 - Green Card received in mail! 

 



ROC 

05/09/18 - Mailed out ROC to CSC

05/10/18 - CSC Signed and received ROC package
06/07/28 - NOA1 

06/11/18 - Check cashed

06/15/18 - NOA received in the mail

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My mom is sponsoring my fiancée (the beneficiary) and for the affidavit of support, we both sent in the completed I-134 (obvously)

I sent my fiancée my last year's 1040 and W2 because I was in school before that, and my mom's 1040 and W2 for the last 3 years. This may be more than required, but I think it's better to play it safe.


K1 until Green Card

01/13/15 - I-129F package sent

01/15/15 - Arrived at Texas Service Center (sigh...)

01/27/15 - NOA1 in hand

07/16/15 - Case was approved!

07/21/15 - NOA2 in hand

07/24/15 - Case sent to NVC

08/03/15 - NVC Case # Assigned / Case sent to embassy (estimate)

08/05/15 - Arrived at embassy

08/12/15 - Packet 3 received

08/17/15 - Packet 3 sent

08/28/15 - Packet 4 received

09/28/15 - Medical

09/30/15 - Interview - approved

10/07/15 - K1 Visa in hand

10/22/15 - POE

11/06/15 - Married!

12/15/15 - I-485 package sent
02/29/16 - I-485 approved (interview waived)

03/08/16 - Green Card in hand

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you both - your posts somewhat contradict each other so I am just going to get as much as I can before my interview.

Yes, my answer was based on experience and what most consulates want to see with the I-134, and what the USCIS will definitely want later for the I-864 when fling for AOS.

Different consulates require different things for the K-1. Some are more lax about the financials than others. You can go with what is known to be accepted at your particular consulate, but I am always of the mindset that it is better to have something and not need it than to not have something and need it.

This is what the FAM says about taxes for the I-134 > http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/86988.pdf

...

f. To substantiate the information regarding income and resources, the sponsor should attach to the affidavit a copy of the latest Federal income tax return filed prior to the signing of the Form I-134, including all supporting schedules. If you determine that the tax return and/or additional evidence in the file do not establish the sponsor's financial ability to carry out the commitment toward the immigrant for what might be an indefinite period of time, or there is a specific reason (other than the passage of time) to question the veracity of the income stated on the Form I-134 or the accompanying document(s), you should request additional evidence (i.e., statement from an employer showing the sponsor's salary and the length and permanency of employment, recent pay statements, or other financial data).


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×