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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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This is an interesting question that i should have thought about earlier.

Here is the situation. We are expecting our application to be approved around May/June according to the guidelines. Regardless of the time frame, we expect 2008 for sure.

Here is my problem

2005 i earned 40000 dollars. in 2006 I worked with my father starting a family business. I didn't take much in pay as we reinvested all we could. 2006 i believe i only made around 10000 dollars and 2007 i think will be around 14-15000. These are my tax returns, i mean.

I started a new job this October where i make a good living and also still make a little from the family business.

In 2008, I should easily make over 30000 at this new job alone.

However, when they ask for my last 3 tax returns, they will see 40k, 10k, 15k for 2005-2007. Is there any way i can prove to them that i can afford to support my wife when she gets here? I know they ask for pay stubs, and it should be easy to see by multiplying my stubs for the year ahead.

If anyone knows anything about this, please let me know.


Event Date

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Guangzhou, China

I-130 Sent : 2007-10-29

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-02-07

I-130 Approved : 2008-06-20

NVC Received :

Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill : 2008-07-10

Pay I-864 Bill 2008-07-16

Receive I-864 Package :

Return Completed I-864 :

Return Completed DS-3032 : 2008-07-18

Receive IV Bill :

Pay IV Bill :

Receive Instruction Package :

Case Completed at NVC :

NVC Left :

Consulate Received :

Packet 3 Received :

Packet 3 Sent :

Packet 4 Received :

Interview Date :

Visa Received :

US Entry :

Comments : look me up on msn spaces!!

mikeleighb@hotmail.com

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Estimates/Stats : Your I-130 was approved in 235 days from your filing date.

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You will also get letter from your employer stating length of employment, that it is a permanent position, and your annualized salary at the job for your I134. That will prove that your current job allows you to support your spouse.

This is an interesting question that i should have thought about earlier.

Here is the situation. We are expecting our application to be approved around May/June according to the guidelines. Regardless of the time frame, we expect 2008 for sure.

Here is my problem

2005 i earned 40000 dollars. in 2006 I worked with my father starting a family business. I didn't take much in pay as we reinvested all we could. 2006 i believe i only made around 10000 dollars and 2007 i think will be around 14-15000. These are my tax returns, i mean.

I started a new job this October where i make a good living and also still make a little from the family business.

In 2008, I should easily make over 30000 at this new job alone.

However, when they ask for my last 3 tax returns, they will see 40k, 10k, 15k for 2005-2007. Is there any way i can prove to them that i can afford to support my wife when she gets here? I know they ask for pay stubs, and it should be easy to see by multiplying my stubs for the year ahead.

If anyone knows anything about this, please let me know.


03/12/2007 - Married to my beautiful wife

04/16/2007 - Sent I-130 to VSC via USPS Express Mail

05/12/2007 - NOA1 received by snail mail after a loooong wait

05/14/2007 - Sent I-129F for K3 to Chicago Lockbox via USPS Express Mail

10/22/2007 - I129F APPROVED (161 days), I130 APPROVED (188 days)

11/08/2007 - I129F received at NVC, embassy case number generated.

11/13/2007 - I129F forwarded to embassy.

11/18/2007 - 129F petition received at embassy

01/09/2008 - finally, DOS gives me the interview date, April 16, 2007 (ouch)

01/23/2008 - never got packet 4, emailed embassy

04/11/2008 - picked up packet 4, did medical

04/14/2008 - medical report pickup, no problems

04/16/2008 - interview date- APPROVED!!!!!

04/18/2008 - both of us are home at last, POE JFK!

05/21/2008 - sent AOS and EAD

05/27/2008 - received NOA1 for AOS and for EAD

06/02/2008 - received Biometrics appt letter

06/19/2008 - Biometrics appointment scheduled - DONE

06/19/2008 - both AOS and EAD touched because of biometrics

07/29/2008 - EAD approved.

05/13/2009 - AOS Interview - APPROVED!/ Card production ordered email

05/18/2009 - Welcome Letter received

06/12/2009 - Second card production ordered email

06/19/2009 - Approval notice send email

06/22/2009 - Green Card received

04/09/2012 - Applied for Citizenship by Express Mailing N400 to NBC

04/10/2012 - N400 received by USCIS

06/23/2012 - Biometrics appointment

07/27/2012 - Appointment scheduled for N400 interview

09/05/2012 - Interview passed, oath ceremony completed, and Naturalization certificate received.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Peru
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i THINK YOU SHOULD HAVE ALL THE BANK STATEMENTS AND WHATEVER ELSE YOU OWN, TO PROVE THAT YOU CAN SUPPORT HER...

I think it depends on the indvidual embassy too, so i would check with the forums for the specific embassy or even call them yourself. I think they tend to look at the "whole picture" too, because there are a lot of people who are in similar situations like yourself. There are citizens who are studying in the university or participating in an internship who obviously make little to know money, but the fact they're studying or in an internship obviously has a lot of bearing with the CO (Consular Official) at the embassy.

If it is at all possible, I would see if about getting a tax document for the family business during that time period to show the business' yearly revenue/earnings or worth/assets. You may also try with the bank too for some of this documentation. I think the biggest thing they're looking for is to ensure you are not likely or were/are not on a public assistance or welfare program.


I-130/CR1 visa

04/23/2007--NOA1 Date from CSC

10/15/2007--NOA2 Date, FINALLY!!

I-129F/K-3 visa

05/23/2007--NOA1 date, currently at NBC (MSC)

10/15/2007--APPROVED!!! (NOA2 Date)

11/09/2007--I-129F petition forwarded to U.S. Embassy in Lima, Peru

12/12/2007--interview in Lima, Peru...VISA APPROVED!!!

12/26/2007--POE was Miami, FL and final destination was Charlotte, NC

I-485/AOS and I-765/EAD

3/18/2008--NOA1 Date from MSC

4/08/2008--biometrics appointment

5/07/2008--I-765/EAD approved

5/14/2008--EAD received in the mail (albeit wrong birth year)

9/30/2008--AOS Interview...AOS APPROVED and I-551 stamped in Passport!!!

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