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Should I use a co-sponsor?

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: China

In august of 2007, I got a real job and started making more than enough to cover the minimum income requirments. This made 2007 the first year that I met the minimum income requirements for the K1 visa, so 2006 and before do not show sufficient income. We filed the I129-F in September and expect the interview to be around august, meaning I'll have held my current job for only 1 year at the time of the interview.

Should I use a co-sponsor or not? I'm more than double the minimum requirement with the new job now, but from 2006 and earlier, my tax returns are well short of the minimum (part time student and crumby jobs).

I've heard some people were required to have a cosponsor if they recently got a higher paying job, but I also don't want to raise a red flag by having a co-sponsor when we didn't need one at all. I'd rather have no delays, as we will be in a bit of a time crunch.

Together - Forever!!


Knew eachother in August 2005

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Second trip in July 2007

Tried F1 student visa in August 2007, denied

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China

Guangzhou will not have any problem with this and you should not need a co-sponsor.

Provide IRS data, Letter from employer, and recent pay stubs with the I-134 for the interview.

Ask further questions about this on the China Specific Board, they know Guangzhou very well.


Edited by YuAndDan

OUR TIME LINE Please do a timeline it helps us all, thanks.

Is now a US Citizen immigration completed Jan 12, 2012.



Look here: A Candle for Love and China Family Visa Forums for Chinese/American relationship,

Visa issues, and lots of info about the Guangzhou and Hong Kong consulate.

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