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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
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I just sent off my I-130 form today and I'm trying to plan ahead for the rest of the process. I see that I will need to send in an Affidavit of Support with tax returns for the past 3 years. In 2005 I was a student and unemployed although I'm pretty sure that I had sufficient income to show on my 2006 and 2007 returns. If I can't show any income for 2005, will I have to use a co-sponsor?

I'd appreciate any feedback I can get.

Thanks!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: India
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I don't think you would need to worry too much. If you get an employment letter from your current employer and have adequate proof of income for the time you did actually work, I think a short written statement/note with an explanation that you did not work in the year 2005 should be sufficient. There are more knowledgeable folks on VJ, but that's my two cents :)


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
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They only looked at my most recent tax returns. You should be fine. An employer letter will help make sure your employer writes when you started work and what your annual salary is. You should be O.K. All the best on your journey! :star:


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ethiopia
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You may not need a sponsor. It depends on the details of your situation. If you were not required to file by law, print out the exception on the IRS website that applies to you and write a brief letter 2-3 sentences on the print out stating why you did not have to file. Here's a link to a thread I started about my experience with the I-134 as a grad student: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...p;#entry1011431

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Greece
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What if you never had any income for 3 years, but the year you file you have a very high salary, many times above poverty line, and lots of savings?

They only looked at my most recent tax returns. You should be fine. An employer letter will help make sure your employer writes when you started work and what your annual salary is. You should be O.K. All the best on your journey! :star:

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Greece
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Cannot provide something that is still NOT accepted by IRS. 2008 is NOT over yet and therefore you cannot file your taxes for 2008, can you?

WHAT IF you just started working on Jan. 2008?? Would an employer letter suffice?

they state that u do not have to provide ur past 3 yrs returns..just the yr ur filing

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Cannot provide something that is still NOT accepted by IRS. 2008 is NOT over yet and therefore you cannot file your taxes for 2008, can you?

WHAT IF you just started working on Jan. 2008?? Would an employer letter suffice?

they state that u do not have to provide ur past 3 yrs returns..just the yr ur filing

Hate to say it; but you are going to need a sponsor.

thank you all for your feedback. i'll definitely get a letter from my employer. i must say that it feels good that i finally sent off my I-130 application yesterday and got the process started!

Javesgirl......did I send you over here from the other site? Are you one and the same?


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Cannot provide something that is still NOT accepted by IRS. 2008 is NOT over yet and therefore you cannot file your taxes for 2008, can you?

WHAT IF you just started working on Jan. 2008?? Would an employer letter suffice?

they state that u do not have to provide ur past 3 yrs returns..just the yr ur filing

Hate to say it; but you are going to need a sponsor.

thank you all for your feedback. i'll definitely get a letter from my employer. i must say that it feels good that i finally sent off my I-130 application yesterday and got the process started!

Javesgirl......did I send you over here from the other site? Are you one and the same?

YES JG - it's me!!! ;)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Greece
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Really? even with plenty of cash in the bank and a blue chip employer? Do you know anyone who was in this situation or is it your assumption?

Cannot provide something that is still NOT accepted by IRS. 2008 is NOT over yet and therefore you cannot file your taxes for 2008, can you?

WHAT IF you just started working on Jan. 2008?? Would an employer letter suffice?

they state that u do not have to provide ur past 3 yrs returns..just the yr ur filing

Hate to say it; but you are going to need a sponsor.

thank you all for your feedback. i'll definitely get a letter from my employer. i must say that it feels good that i finally sent off my I-130 application yesterday and got the process started!

Javesgirl......did I send you over here from the other site? Are you one and the same?

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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I just did mine the other week:

1) they only want the previous 2 years if it helps your case. They do want 2007.

2) Pay stubs are good, if you have them (6 months worth).

3) Get an official letter from the employer.

4) If you have money in the bank, that can help if it's 4x the difference that you need (look at the form). I got a bank statement notarized to go with my file.

5) I wrote them a cover letter and briefly explained the situation (I was also in school like you).

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