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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Germany
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Hi fellow members,

So, I had taken quite some time to read through the appropriate threads regarding th I-864 (Affidavit of Support) form, but my question isn't really answered. Anyway, I'll try to make it clear and to the point. I have been at my job for the past 3 years or so and my salary is well over the poverty limity. My tax return for 2006 was over the 125% poverty line, but 2007's tax return missed it by $2,500 because I was in Germany visiting my husband and getting married. I have paychecks to prove that had I been there my income would have been well over the limit. Here's my question: Is my I-130 going to get denied because my tax return didn't cut it, or are they going to be able to accept the letter from my employer (and personal employee record, pay stubs, etc.) as proof enough that my income is well above the 125% poverty line. Are they understanding to the fact that I wasn't in the country, but my wages are well above the limit?

Any help/input would be appreciated! Thank you guys.

Kind regards,

Przy


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I-130 Petition

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Frankfurt, Germany

Married in Germany : 10-19-2007

I-130 Sent : 01-03-2008

I-130 NOA1 : 02-07-2008

I-130 NOA2 : 04-28-2008

NVC Case Number Assigned : 05-02-2008

DS-3032 and AOS Fee Received from NVC: 05-17-2008

DS-3032 Choice of Agent Emailed to NVC: 05-17-2008

AOS Fee Paid Online: 05-19-2008 (PAID 05-20-2008)

AOS Sent To NVC: 05-27-2008 (Coversheet printed online)

DS-3032 accepted by NVC: 05-27-2008

I-864 Arrived at NVC: 05-28-2008

I-864 Entered into NVC System: 06-02-2008

IV Bill Received: 06-02-2008

IV Bill Paid: 06-03-2008

DS-230 sent to NVC via USPS Express Mail: 06-26-2008

DS-230 arrived at the NVC: 06-27-2008

DS-230 entered into system: 06-30-2008

Case Completed at NVC: 07-07-2008

Case Left the NVC for Frankfurt, Germany: 07-15-2008

Case Received at the Consulate: 07-17-2008

Interview Letter Received: 07-25-2008

Medical Appointment in Hamburg, Germany: 08-04-2008

Interview in Frankfurt, Germany at 8:00am: 08-13-2008 - APPROVED - VISA GRANTED

Visa Received in the Mail: 08-15-2008

Flight to the USA: 09-26-2008 (POE - LAX @ 3:40pm)

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If you have at least $7500 in assets (three times the amount short of the 125% poverty line) then you meet the requirements. This could be equity you have built up in your home, mutual funds, anything that could be converted to cash within one year if you had to. Can't use your vehicle as an asset unless you have more than one in working condition. I think they scrutinize your last year most carefully but it's possible if you put in enough pay stubs and a letter from your employer that they'll approve it anyway. Just my two cents...

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Germany
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Thanks for the reply badspellor - Here's my other problem. I'm 23. I have 1 car (under my name), paying rent to an apartment and a college degree. I have nothing else, really. I just really hope that everything will be enough. I mean, by the time my petition even gets to the NVC, it will be around Nov/Dec and they will be able to see with my paychecks that I am well over the 125% limit.

Thanks again for the reply. It's greatly appreciated! :thumbs:

Regards,

Przy

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I-130 Petition

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Frankfurt, Germany

Married in Germany : 10-19-2007

I-130 Sent : 01-03-2008

I-130 NOA1 : 02-07-2008

I-130 NOA2 : 04-28-2008

NVC Case Number Assigned : 05-02-2008

DS-3032 and AOS Fee Received from NVC: 05-17-2008

DS-3032 Choice of Agent Emailed to NVC: 05-17-2008

AOS Fee Paid Online: 05-19-2008 (PAID 05-20-2008)

AOS Sent To NVC: 05-27-2008 (Coversheet printed online)

DS-3032 accepted by NVC: 05-27-2008

I-864 Arrived at NVC: 05-28-2008

I-864 Entered into NVC System: 06-02-2008

IV Bill Received: 06-02-2008

IV Bill Paid: 06-03-2008

DS-230 sent to NVC via USPS Express Mail: 06-26-2008

DS-230 arrived at the NVC: 06-27-2008

DS-230 entered into system: 06-30-2008

Case Completed at NVC: 07-07-2008

Case Left the NVC for Frankfurt, Germany: 07-15-2008

Case Received at the Consulate: 07-17-2008

Interview Letter Received: 07-25-2008

Medical Appointment in Hamburg, Germany: 08-04-2008

Interview in Frankfurt, Germany at 8:00am: 08-13-2008 - APPROVED - VISA GRANTED

Visa Received in the Mail: 08-15-2008

Flight to the USA: 09-26-2008 (POE - LAX @ 3:40pm)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Germany
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At this point, I don't think my parents are going to get involved in this one. Understandable. It was my choice and my responsibility, but you are right, it is always good to be prepared. Thanks again for the replies.

Anyone have the same situation or maybe know anything more specific that would be able to answer my question?

Thanks again!


blackribbonsmall.png

I-130 Petition

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Frankfurt, Germany

Married in Germany : 10-19-2007

I-130 Sent : 01-03-2008

I-130 NOA1 : 02-07-2008

I-130 NOA2 : 04-28-2008

NVC Case Number Assigned : 05-02-2008

DS-3032 and AOS Fee Received from NVC: 05-17-2008

DS-3032 Choice of Agent Emailed to NVC: 05-17-2008

AOS Fee Paid Online: 05-19-2008 (PAID 05-20-2008)

AOS Sent To NVC: 05-27-2008 (Coversheet printed online)

DS-3032 accepted by NVC: 05-27-2008

I-864 Arrived at NVC: 05-28-2008

I-864 Entered into NVC System: 06-02-2008

IV Bill Received: 06-02-2008

IV Bill Paid: 06-03-2008

DS-230 sent to NVC via USPS Express Mail: 06-26-2008

DS-230 arrived at the NVC: 06-27-2008

DS-230 entered into system: 06-30-2008

Case Completed at NVC: 07-07-2008

Case Left the NVC for Frankfurt, Germany: 07-15-2008

Case Received at the Consulate: 07-17-2008

Interview Letter Received: 07-25-2008

Medical Appointment in Hamburg, Germany: 08-04-2008

Interview in Frankfurt, Germany at 8:00am: 08-13-2008 - APPROVED - VISA GRANTED

Visa Received in the Mail: 08-15-2008

Flight to the USA: 09-26-2008 (POE - LAX @ 3:40pm)

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a joint sponsor can be anyone

I don't understand why people don't want to be sponsors

OK it is a contract that says that they are financially responsible for that person, but on the other side

your husband is gonna live with you and probably find a work and he is not gonna ask for money anybody

I did not even asked my father of he want to sign

I just told him to sign it (of course I asked him, but that was more than clear that he is gonna sign)

I needed him because I am self employed (depreciation etc.)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Germany
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Thanks for your reply Elvis. That's great news that your Dad helped you out. I would love for my parents to do the same, but I seriously doubt there is anyone that would help me sponsor. So, I suppose I will have to take my chances. I just would like to see if I have the means to do it on my own. If yes, then great. If not, then I will have to wait until Feb/Mar. when I get 2008's tax return. *eyeroll* More waiting. Glee. :thumbs:

Anyone know for sure if what I have will be enough?

Kind regards,

Przy


blackribbonsmall.png

I-130 Petition

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Frankfurt, Germany

Married in Germany : 10-19-2007

I-130 Sent : 01-03-2008

I-130 NOA1 : 02-07-2008

I-130 NOA2 : 04-28-2008

NVC Case Number Assigned : 05-02-2008

DS-3032 and AOS Fee Received from NVC: 05-17-2008

DS-3032 Choice of Agent Emailed to NVC: 05-17-2008

AOS Fee Paid Online: 05-19-2008 (PAID 05-20-2008)

AOS Sent To NVC: 05-27-2008 (Coversheet printed online)

DS-3032 accepted by NVC: 05-27-2008

I-864 Arrived at NVC: 05-28-2008

I-864 Entered into NVC System: 06-02-2008

IV Bill Received: 06-02-2008

IV Bill Paid: 06-03-2008

DS-230 sent to NVC via USPS Express Mail: 06-26-2008

DS-230 arrived at the NVC: 06-27-2008

DS-230 entered into system: 06-30-2008

Case Completed at NVC: 07-07-2008

Case Left the NVC for Frankfurt, Germany: 07-15-2008

Case Received at the Consulate: 07-17-2008

Interview Letter Received: 07-25-2008

Medical Appointment in Hamburg, Germany: 08-04-2008

Interview in Frankfurt, Germany at 8:00am: 08-13-2008 - APPROVED - VISA GRANTED

Visa Received in the Mail: 08-15-2008

Flight to the USA: 09-26-2008 (POE - LAX @ 3:40pm)

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do you know what I was thinking?

Your husband being German and living in Germany

and you Being US citizen - no need for visa to live in Germany

I would just move to Germany

I lived there for 5 years

it was almost perfect country for living, no kidding i am serious

strange language , but everything else is almost perfect as the Germans are

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Germany
Timeline

Hey Elvis - I know what you mean. I spent many years in Germany. Fluent in the language and I love the country and the people. My husband and I are going to try it out in the USA, for me, I could care less where I live as long as I have him. He wants to try our life together in the USA and if that's something I can help him with, then why not? We both had a wonderful time in Germany and we know that works for us, but I guess you could say he is ready for a change. I am pretty sure I would need a visa to get a job there. I tried already, but because we weren't married, I would've had to apply for a visa. I do love Germany though. :)


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I-130 Petition

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Frankfurt, Germany

Married in Germany : 10-19-2007

I-130 Sent : 01-03-2008

I-130 NOA1 : 02-07-2008

I-130 NOA2 : 04-28-2008

NVC Case Number Assigned : 05-02-2008

DS-3032 and AOS Fee Received from NVC: 05-17-2008

DS-3032 Choice of Agent Emailed to NVC: 05-17-2008

AOS Fee Paid Online: 05-19-2008 (PAID 05-20-2008)

AOS Sent To NVC: 05-27-2008 (Coversheet printed online)

DS-3032 accepted by NVC: 05-27-2008

I-864 Arrived at NVC: 05-28-2008

I-864 Entered into NVC System: 06-02-2008

IV Bill Received: 06-02-2008

IV Bill Paid: 06-03-2008

DS-230 sent to NVC via USPS Express Mail: 06-26-2008

DS-230 arrived at the NVC: 06-27-2008

DS-230 entered into system: 06-30-2008

Case Completed at NVC: 07-07-2008

Case Left the NVC for Frankfurt, Germany: 07-15-2008

Case Received at the Consulate: 07-17-2008

Interview Letter Received: 07-25-2008

Medical Appointment in Hamburg, Germany: 08-04-2008

Interview in Frankfurt, Germany at 8:00am: 08-13-2008 - APPROVED - VISA GRANTED

Visa Received in the Mail: 08-15-2008

Flight to the USA: 09-26-2008 (POE - LAX @ 3:40pm)

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Anyone else have any specific answers to my questions? Help is needed/appreciated! :)

Regards,

Przy


blackribbonsmall.png

I-130 Petition

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Frankfurt, Germany

Married in Germany : 10-19-2007

I-130 Sent : 01-03-2008

I-130 NOA1 : 02-07-2008

I-130 NOA2 : 04-28-2008

NVC Case Number Assigned : 05-02-2008

DS-3032 and AOS Fee Received from NVC: 05-17-2008

DS-3032 Choice of Agent Emailed to NVC: 05-17-2008

AOS Fee Paid Online: 05-19-2008 (PAID 05-20-2008)

AOS Sent To NVC: 05-27-2008 (Coversheet printed online)

DS-3032 accepted by NVC: 05-27-2008

I-864 Arrived at NVC: 05-28-2008

I-864 Entered into NVC System: 06-02-2008

IV Bill Received: 06-02-2008

IV Bill Paid: 06-03-2008

DS-230 sent to NVC via USPS Express Mail: 06-26-2008

DS-230 arrived at the NVC: 06-27-2008

DS-230 entered into system: 06-30-2008

Case Completed at NVC: 07-07-2008

Case Left the NVC for Frankfurt, Germany: 07-15-2008

Case Received at the Consulate: 07-17-2008

Interview Letter Received: 07-25-2008

Medical Appointment in Hamburg, Germany: 08-04-2008

Interview in Frankfurt, Germany at 8:00am: 08-13-2008 - APPROVED - VISA GRANTED

Visa Received in the Mail: 08-15-2008

Flight to the USA: 09-26-2008 (POE - LAX @ 3:40pm)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Germany
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I don't mean to bother anyone by replying to my own post numerous times, but I really need and would appreciate some help with this question. I have received some answers already, but anyone go through the same situation? If yes, what do you think my chances are of getting the approval.

Here is my question:

I'll try to make it clear and to the point. I have been at my job for the past 3 years or so and my salary is well over the poverty limity. My tax return for 2006 was over the 125% poverty line, but 2007's tax return missed it by $2,500 because I was in Germany visiting my husband and getting married. I have paychecks to prove that had I been there my income would have been well over the limit. Here's my question: Is my I-130 going to get denied because my tax return didn't cut it, or are they going to be able to accept the letter from my employer (and personal employee record, pay stubs, etc.) as proof enough that my income is well above the 125% poverty line. Are they understanding to the fact that I wasn't in the country, but my wages are well above the limit?

Thanks again for any help. Let me help put this topic to rest. :P

Regards,

Przy


blackribbonsmall.png

I-130 Petition

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Frankfurt, Germany

Married in Germany : 10-19-2007

I-130 Sent : 01-03-2008

I-130 NOA1 : 02-07-2008

I-130 NOA2 : 04-28-2008

NVC Case Number Assigned : 05-02-2008

DS-3032 and AOS Fee Received from NVC: 05-17-2008

DS-3032 Choice of Agent Emailed to NVC: 05-17-2008

AOS Fee Paid Online: 05-19-2008 (PAID 05-20-2008)

AOS Sent To NVC: 05-27-2008 (Coversheet printed online)

DS-3032 accepted by NVC: 05-27-2008

I-864 Arrived at NVC: 05-28-2008

I-864 Entered into NVC System: 06-02-2008

IV Bill Received: 06-02-2008

IV Bill Paid: 06-03-2008

DS-230 sent to NVC via USPS Express Mail: 06-26-2008

DS-230 arrived at the NVC: 06-27-2008

DS-230 entered into system: 06-30-2008

Case Completed at NVC: 07-07-2008

Case Left the NVC for Frankfurt, Germany: 07-15-2008

Case Received at the Consulate: 07-17-2008

Interview Letter Received: 07-25-2008

Medical Appointment in Hamburg, Germany: 08-04-2008

Interview in Frankfurt, Germany at 8:00am: 08-13-2008 - APPROVED - VISA GRANTED

Visa Received in the Mail: 08-15-2008

Flight to the USA: 09-26-2008 (POE - LAX @ 3:40pm)

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