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My Fiancee and I are just about to send off our I-129F. I live in Wales she lives in Michigan. We have all the stuff photo's email records, plane tickets etc. Trouble is we are having trouble finding a sponsor. We sort of have one but he won't commit till he meets me. Sensible. I'm going over there in a month or so anyway. But my Fiancee is really worried. She is a student and has recently just aquired an Apartment on Section 8. Now I'm not really sure what this is. But she is scared she will lose the flat and her Financial Aid for being a student.

She is thinking of jacking her course and dropping out to get a job. Obviously I don't want her to do this under any circumstances and would rather wait the four years before we get married.

What I want to know will the fact that she is on Section 8 and on Financial Aid affect our chances? I intend to work while I am out there and be the main breadwinner. Will that appease them? She is so upset and its killing me trying to comfort her through MSN when I don't know the rules myself. I must have been through the rules about 10 times but found no mention of Section 8 or Students. Please help, let me give some comfort at least.

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Hm, not sure if I can help except that unless you can show you have enough actual liquid assets (as in money in the bank) you can't really self-sponsor. And that takes quite a bit so I don't think telling them you'll be supporting her will help esp. as it can take 4-6 months as we've read it to get to the point where you're legally allowed to work.

As for financial aid, I don't THINK that will hurt her, but as financial aid is meant to be used for university costs and is a loan that has to be paid back, I don't think she can list it as income.

If i'm wrong please someone correct me so I'm not giving him bum information. Sorry, I couldn't give you some better answers :unsure:


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10/07/2006 WEDDING DAY!

11/14/2006 AOS packet made it to 'the box' after being overnighted.

12/02/2006 Paul had biometrics

12/14/2006 AOS Forwarded to CSC AND AP Application approved.

01/17/2007 First touch of 2007 at CSC

01/20/2007 Touched AGAIN (also the 18th) come on...

February: Oops, RFE for a REGISTERED marriage certificate. Oops! Overnighted it.

02/28/2007 Paul gets email letting us know his GREENCARD is on it's way! It's done...for now!

03/09/2007 Paul's greencard arrives. And breathe...

We began with mailing the I-129 in on February 27, 2006 so the whole process took us approx. one year.

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I am a student as well... I'm poor as hell and I am having a co sponsor. I don't think that any of those circumstances will hurt your case- just make sure you have a co sponsor, that's the most important thing. Good luck!

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Hm, not sure if I can help except that unless you can show you have enough actual liquid assets (as in money in the bank) you can't really self-sponsor. And that takes quite a bit so I don't think telling them you'll be supporting her will help esp. as it can take 4-6 months as we've read it to get to the point where you're legally allowed to work.

As for financial aid, I don't THINK that will hurt her, but as financial aid is meant to be used for university costs and is a loan that has to be paid back, I don't think she can list it as income.

If i'm wrong please someone correct me so I'm not giving him bum information. Sorry, I couldn't give you some better answers :unsure:

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Sorry, i should have clarified. Her being on assistance won't hurt your chances, but you can't use that assistance listed as her income is what I was trying to say (very badly). SO, with a co-sponsor you should be a-ok.

Michigan...the only state where you can show someone where you live using your hand :P

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And so he did what countless punk-rock songs had told him to do so many times before: he lived his life

10/07/2006 WEDDING DAY!

11/14/2006 AOS packet made it to 'the box' after being overnighted.

12/02/2006 Paul had biometrics

12/14/2006 AOS Forwarded to CSC AND AP Application approved.

01/17/2007 First touch of 2007 at CSC

01/20/2007 Touched AGAIN (also the 18th) come on...

February: Oops, RFE for a REGISTERED marriage certificate. Oops! Overnighted it.

02/28/2007 Paul gets email letting us know his GREENCARD is on it's way! It's done...for now!

03/09/2007 Paul's greencard arrives. And breathe...

We began with mailing the I-129 in on February 27, 2006 so the whole process took us approx. one year.

Good luck out there!

See PCRADDY for our official timeline.

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. She is a student and has recently just aquired an Apartment on Section 8. Now I'm not really sure what this is. But she is scared she will lose the flat and her Financial Aid for being a student.

She is thinking of jacking her course and dropping out to get a job. Obviously I don't want her to do this under any circumstances and would rather wait the four years before we get married.

Section 8 is a program from the US Department of Housing:

Section 8 housing vouchers subsidize rent so that low-income families can afford decent and safe housing. The family then pays 30 percent of its income toward rent and utilities, and a subsidy paid to the landlord covers the rest. Only a small percentage of eligible applicants are served—most are put on a waiting list when they apply

She won't lose her housing or financial aid but since she qualifies for these benefits, she will definitely need a co-sponser.

I was confused by your comment about waiting four years before you get married . . .

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kitkat..I think he meant he would rather wait four years until she graduates college, to do the visa and get married..rather than have her drop out of school.

To the OP,exactly what Zyggy said pertaining to her assistance. You may reassure her that she is an American citizen, and thusly entitled to any goverment benefits that she is eligible for. Also, Kitkat explained what section 8 is. Nothing in this process will affect her ability for financial aide or for her low-income housing.

She DOES still have to file an affidavit of support(I-134 in this part of the process) on your behalf, even if she doesn't(and if she's on low income housing, she very likely doesn't) meet the income requirements. As long as you have a co sponsor, and THEY ALONE meet the income requirement, you will be just fine. Each sponsor has to meet the income requirement on his/her own merit alone...but if the petitioner(your fiancee) cannot meet it, he/she can get a cosponsor. If this person who needs to meet you before they commit to that agrees to do this for you, your problems in that regard are solved. Good luck. M. :)

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I think everyone is glad to help when they can. Especially when they read a post like yours..you sounded pretty happy! ;):) M.


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Welshpete London is one of the few embassy's that allows self-sponsoring if you have funds or property of your own you could take that option :)

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