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GRETTINGS ALL AFFRIC VJ MEMBERS, I WANT TO APPRECIATE ALL VALUABLE CONTRIBUTIONS

I WANT SOMEONE OUT THERE TO CLEAR ME ON THIS ISSUE OF LAGOS NOT ACCETING

CO-SPONSOR FOR K1 VISA INTERVIEW.

I WANT TO KNOW WHETHER THIS IS A LAW FROM THE USCIS OR IS THAT MADE BY THE

U.S CONSULATE LAGOS?

MY USC FIANCE PRESENTLY IS WITHOUT JOB,BUT HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR THE PAST 4 YEARS PLUS

ON AN ANNUAL PAY OF 25K PLUS FOR HER ALONE,NO DEPENDENT.HER 3 YERAS TAX SHOW THAT.

SHE RECIEVED PAY FROM THAT FIRM TILL FEB 2006,BUT MARCH,APRIL WITHOUT PAY.

WILL IBE FINE WITH HER PAST INCOME RECORD OR CAN THE MUM STANDS FOR HER AS CO-SPONSOR?

PLESE I NEED SOMEONE WITH FACTS TO RESPONSE TO THIS QUESTION.

I WANT TO APPRECIATE ANY VALUABALE CONTRIBUTION.

VALENTINE.

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It is not a law, but the USCIS and the Department of State agrees that a consulate does not have to accept co-sponsors for a k visa. The consulate also has responded to one of my senator stating that k visas do not allow you to have a co-sponsor. Fortunately for many others, other consulates in other countries the embassy allows them to have co-sponsor but it is the embassy's decision. before, lagos used to allow co-sponsors but they are not doing it anymore.

I think at this point you should just go with what you have- letter from the new employee and co-sponsor stuff and see what happens.


06/06/05 I-130 NOA1

06/14/05 K-3 NOA1

07/08/05 k-3 NOA2

07/22/05 K-3 leaves NVC to Lagos

08/08/05 Hubby picks up interview packet from embassy

11/17/05 K-3 interview (denied, C.O refused to take co-sponsor for k-3)

12/16/05 I-130 NOA2

01/03/06 NVC assigns case number

02/15/06 Case complete (thank you James Shortcuts- only 6 weeks!)

04/19/06 tired of waiting, filed k-3 #2 ( petition is still lost in oblivion)

09/11/06 NVC scheduled CR-1 interview/ on to Lagos (thank God after 7 months of waiting!)

10/14/06 Interview date (success!)

10/18/06 Hubby goes to pick up visa- not ready ( ugh what's going on!)

10/19/06 Visa in hand ( thank you God!)

10/29/06 Together at last :)

Whole process 1 year and 4 months

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It is not a law, but the USCIS and the Department of State agrees that a consulate does not have to accept co-sponsors for a k visa. The consulate also has responded to one of my senator stating that k visas do not allow you to have a co-sponsor. Fortunately for many others, other consulates in other countries the embassy allows them to have co-sponsor but it is the embassy's decision. before, lagos used to allow co-sponsors but they are not doing it anymore.

I think at this point you should just go with what you have- letter from the new employee and co-sponsor stuff and see what happens.

omg.. that's evil of those consulates.

Algerian consulate says that the affadavit support isn't required, but it has to be furnished on request. It's fine if you need a co-sponsor

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Yes, there have been many couples woh have gone through the Lagos consulate that have been turned down because of co-sponsers for k-1s and k-3s. Basically, Lagos wants to deny any one they can and so they try anything. So far, they have been allowed to deny co-sponsership. There have been a few who have gotten through, but only a small few and those seem to be a while ago. Good luck.


Met on internet 6/04. Married at court house in Aba, Nigeria 12/04. 3/05 traditional ceremony in Nigeria w/ my picture. 12/05 finally together again. 4/06 ceremony/celebration in the states together

I 130

1/10/05-sent

2/11/05-NOA1

5/30-touch

6/16-rep contact

6/27-Approved

7/?/05-ds3032/i864 bill generated

7/22/05-sent payment $70

8/1/05-IV visa bill generated

8/11/05-sent bill overnight

8/20/05- rec. 864 packet

8/25/05- nvc rec. IV bill

8/29/05-overnight 864

9/6/05-rec. ds230 (waiting on husband info)

9/28/05-sent ds230

9/29/05-ds230 rec

11/9/05 RFE for orig. birth cert.

11/9/05-sent origional

11/29/05 case complete-abandoned for k-3

129f

3/2/05 sent 3/15/04 noa 1 6/17/05 touched

6/20/05 touched 6/29/05 -heard approved on phone

7/21/05 - husband got packet/interview date at consulate

12/15/05- visa Approved!

12/20/05 picked up visa

AOS

1/9/06 mailed AOS & EAD

1/18/06 NOA 1 AOS and EAD

2/8/06 received appt. notice for bio

2/2/06 EAD touched

2/22/06 EAD touched

3/6/06 apt. date for both bio.

3/7/06 AOS/EAD touched

3/10/06 EAD on it's way

3/14/06 received EAD

3/20/06 filed for ssn

3/28/06 rec ssn

5/10/06 rec noa for AOS interview on June 26

6/22/06 found out pregnant- So happy!!!!

6/26/06 interview-Officer led us to believe we'd have card soon

7/8/06 e-mail stating welcome letter on it's way!

7/13/06 rec. Green card. Yipee!!

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GRETTINGS ALL AFFRIC VJ MEMBERS, I WANT TO APPRECIATE ALL VALUABLE CONTRIBUTIONS

I WANT SOMEONE OUT THERE TO CLEAR ME ON THIS ISSUE OF LAGOS NOT ACCETING

CO-SPONSOR FOR K1 VISA INTERVIEW.

I WANT TO KNOW WHETHER THIS IS A LAW FROM THE USCIS OR IS THAT MADE BY THE

U.S CONSULATE LAGOS?

MY USC FIANCE PRESENTLY IS WITHOUT JOB,BUT HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR THE PAST 4 YEARS PLUS

ON AN ANNUAL PAY OF 25K PLUS FOR HER ALONE,NO DEPENDENT.HER 3 YERAS TAX SHOW THAT.

SHE RECIEVED PAY FROM THAT FIRM TILL FEB 2006,BUT MARCH,APRIL WITHOUT PAY.

WILL IBE FINE WITH HER PAST INCOME RECORD OR CAN THE MUM STANDS FOR HER AS CO-SPONSOR?

PLESE I NEED SOMEONE WITH FACTS TO RESPONSE TO THIS QUESTION.

I WANT TO APPRECIATE ANY VALUABALE CONTRIBUTION.

VALENTINE.

Yes, like S&S said, it is purely up up to the discretion of the Consulate as to if they will accept co-sponsorship or not on K visas.

Well this is just a thought. I replied to your last post, but was thinking that maybe you could have the co sponser papers ready as a back up plan. In case they deny you based on your fiance not being employed presently. I know your interview is coming soon, but is it possible for your fiance to take a smaller job just to qualify untill the other job kicks in?

Best wishes


K3

10-xx-04 I129 sent

05-xx-05 NOA1 from USCIS - Aproved - Abandoned for Cr1

CR1

11-15-04 I-130 sent

12-10-04 NOA 1 fee changed had to resend info with new fee

12-11-04 Resend case with new fee

02-14-05 NOA 2 I-130 Case aproved and sent to NVC

02-25-05 NVC received case

03-21-05 Received I-864 fee bill

03-22-05 Sent $70 I-864 payment to

04-16-05 Received IV fee bill

04-17-05 Sent $ 380 IV payment to NVC

05-02-05 Received I-864 packet from NVC

05-02-05 Sent I-864 packet to NVC

05-11-05 NVC received IV payment

05-16-05 NVC sent third packet

05-25-05 Received DS-230 and third packet instructions

06-06-05 NVCReceived DS-230 per fed ex confirmation

06-07-05 NVC Enters DS-230 information in system

waiting waiting waiting

06-20-05 Case Completed!!!!!!!yipee.

waiting for interview date.............

7-26-05 Baby born!!!! yaya

8-15-05 Interview set for 9-29-05

9-29-05 Interview suck they want more proof

10-20-05 second interview

10-24-05 yaya haleloujhya finally got it.

10-28-05 going to meet husband in New York. yayayaya

10-30-05 Home!!!!

Lifting Conditions

7-28-07 Mailed form I751 and supporting documents. $275 (Old fee!!!!!Yipee!!!)

8-17-07 Check cleared my account.

8-20-07 Touched

8-30-07 Received Biometric apointment letter.

9-11-07 Biometrics Apointment

9-22-07 Received letter of approval

9-24-07 Received GC Whoo hoo done for 10 years!!!

09-20-09 Sent N-400 for Citizenship

11-01-09 Bio

01-11-10 Passed Interview

01-16-10 Received notice for swearing in ceremony

02-03-10 Swearing in ceremony

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It sounds like you are saying that the USC is currently unemployed. I would try not to present this information outright because it will not be treated positively. Instead when they ask for the financial info you should present tax information for the past 3 years. If she made 25K you are over the limit, but they will also want proof that the USC is currently employed. e.g. a letter or paystub. I don't know what you can do to get around that. Take the evidence that she still had the job in Feb.

Lagos is not likely to take any co-sponsorship for K1 but you should take the information just in case.


AOS

7/19/05-Applied for SSN

7/21/05-Got married (civil ceremony)

7/25/05-SSN Arrives

8/20/05-Mailed off AOS & packet to Chicago lockbox

8/22/05-Arrived at Chicago Lockbox (NOA1 receipt date)

8/25/05-AOS & EAD Notice date

8/27/05-Received NOA1 in mail

8/29/05-Touched (Checks cashed)

8/31/05-Touched (probably moved from one pile to another)

11/23/05-Infopass Appointment (failed to get interim)

11/25/05-Biometrics for EAD and AOS (walk-in)

11/28/05-Email Approval of EAD & AOS touched

11/30/05-Email stating approval notice (card?) has been mailed

12/2/05- EAD card received in the mail! (valid since 10/27/05); EAD touched (?!?)

2/23/06- AOS Interview (Approved)

3/08/06- Permanent Residence Card received in mail

10/19/07- Daughter Born

12/22//07- Applied for Lifting of Conditions

12/28/07-NOA for Lifting of Conditions received

1/25/07-Biometrics Appointment

05/15/08- Removal of Conditions Approved

05/20/08- 10-year Permanent Resident Card received

03/17/09 - Applied for Citizenship

04/09/09 - Applied for Citizenship Part II

08/05/09 - Naturalization Ceremony

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