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Just got the notification that the K-1 packet is to be sent by the NVC to the Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. Here are some things I am not clear on....

1. All of the sudden, it seems, I have started seeing comments about the DS-260 online form. Am I correct in believing that we DO NOT fill out this form for the K-1?

I have assets over the 5 time 125% of the poverty line [stocks/bonds]. I do teach English as a second language but the income is under $5000 [i have been touring Asia for the past 18 months going from Tourist Visa to Tourist Visa/country to country with my base being Kuala Lumpur with my fiance] and this is my only income baring my investments. My 2013, 2014 tax returns reflect my being a full-time employee. My 2015 reflect my being a full-time employee for 1/2 of the year and self-employed starting in DEC.

MY PLAN: Offer my three years of tax returns [that show substantial earnings] and advise that I am self-employed, thus having no paychecks, teaching being a cash payment system. The interview, hopefully, will be before APR 15, 2017, and thus, I will not have my 2016 taxes prepared for the interview.

2. The government websites state that assets are considered, but what I have read here on VisaJourny states that going the asset route is unreliable. Thoughts?

2.a. Is it a better plan to get a family member to co-sponsor?

2.b. Is it an option to have my co-sponsor paperwork with me and not offer it until there is a question about my finances, and then if they do question it, then give them the co-sponsor documentation?

2.c. I am planning on returning to full-time employment when we are both in the US. I suspect this will have no effect on the decision, correct?

I-134 Affidavit of Support form

Question # 11

I __intend __do not intend to make specific contributions to the support of the person(s) named in item 3.

3. How do I answer this? I am going to be the sole supporter of my fiance while we are waiting for the work permit to come through. I suspect I answer "do not". Am I correct?

3.a. The co-sponsor, they are not intending to put any money forward unless an emergency arises, do they answer "do not"?

4. Collecting financial information.

(A) Statement from an officer of the bank/financial institution with your deposits, identifying the following: 1. date account opened; 2. total amount deposited for the past year; 3. present balance

Can I simply print out a summary from my bank's website regarding my account? Or, do I have to contact the bank and ask them to mail me something?

(D) List containing serial numbers and denominations of bonds and name of record owner(s).

My retirement account has a page that is printable and shows the values of all my stocks and bonds. Is this enough? Or, do I have to contact the company and request a letter be sent to me?

That certainly is enough for now. Writing this out has helped me. I think our course of action will be to present myself as a self-employed tutor with a permanent domicile in the US and who will be returning to the US when his fiance has secured a visa. I will submit three years of tax forms and NOT submit c co-sponsor unless requested to do so my the US Embassy in KL. It appears they will allow time to secure a co-sponsor before denying the visa request.

Any of your thoughts will be appreciated. Thank you.

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For the K-1 visa process, you do not have to fill out the DS-260. The beneficiary fills out the DS-160.

My fiance was approved at his interview last week and both my co sponsor and I wrote "N/A K-1 Visa Application Process" in response to the specific contributions question and did not run into any issues whatsoever. :)

I do not have any experience with the rest of the questions but hopefully someone will! Good luck! :D

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