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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Australia
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Hi all,

I have a question regarding the I-134 affidavit of support and being self-employed.

Before my question, here's a quick run down of my possible situation in the next month or two:

- We just got NOA2 the other day so the packet paperwork should be coming in several weeks.

- I work as an independent contractor, but do so through a recruiting agency whom I've been with for over a year.

- The company I am working for through the recruiter has approached me, asking me to bill them directly outside of the recruiter since my contract is up with them, which I have agreed to. This would make me "self-employed", however this is still pending and don't have a concrete date as to when this is taking effect.

My question is this, if the paperwork for I-134 comes in after I have made this move to being "self-employed" and am no longer with the recruiting agency and am billing the company directly on my own, will this complicate things as far as not having a 1099 yet or any real proof of having been with them for over a year?

Seems it would be much simpler to provide proof now being with the recruiter as I have records of pay stubs and income dating all the way back to the beginning.

Sorry if that doesn't make a lot of sense, its kind of a strange situation and I tried to explain as best as possible.

Thanks,

Shane

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Hi all,

I have a question regarding the I-134 affidavit of support and being self-employed.

Before my question, here's a quick run down of my possible situation in the next month or two:

- We just got NOA2 the other day so the packet paperwork should be coming in several weeks.

- I work as an independent contractor, but do so through a recruiting agency whom I've been with for over a year.

- The company I am working for through the recruiter has approached me, asking me to bill them directly outside of the recruiter since my contract is up with them, which I have agreed to. This would make me "self-employed", however this is still pending and don't have a concrete date as to when this is taking effect.

My question is this, if the paperwork for I-134 comes in after I have made this move to being "self-employed" and am no longer with the recruiting agency and am billing the company directly on my own, will this complicate things as far as not having a 1099 yet or any real proof of having been with them for over a year?

Seems it would be much simpler to provide proof now being with the recruiter as I have records of pay stubs and income dating all the way back to the beginning.

Sorry if that doesn't make a lot of sense, its kind of a strange situation and I tried to explain as best as possible.

Thanks,

Shane

If you are an independent contractor receiving a 1099 instead of a W2, you're already self employed. "Employees" get a W2. Self employed people show evidence of income using tax returns and 1099's. Sounds like your "change" is a distinction without a difference.


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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: New Zealand
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I am self employed as well. The Embassy in Auckland recommended I supply them with my most recent 1099, including worksheets. They also suggested a letter from the company I work with regularly just stating that even though I am on a contract position, the job is continuous and what I stand to make with them as far as annual salary. I also included copy's of recent pay checks.

You may want to ask the Embassy in Sydney and/or check in the Regional Aussie thread here on VJ to be clear on what they will require of you.

good luck.


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Hi all,

I have a question regarding the I-134 affidavit of support and being self-employed.

Before my question, here's a quick run down of my possible situation in the next month or two:

- We just got NOA2 the other day so the packet paperwork should be coming in several weeks.

- I work as an independent contractor, but do so through a recruiting agency whom I've been with for over a year.

- The company I am working for through the recruiter has approached me, asking me to bill them directly outside of the recruiter since my contract is up with them, which I have agreed to. This would make me "self-employed", however this is still pending and don't have a concrete date as to when this is taking effect.

My question is this, if the paperwork for I-134 comes in after I have made this move to being "self-employed" and am no longer with the recruiting agency and am billing the company directly on my own, will this complicate things as far as not having a 1099 yet or any real proof of having been with them for over a year?

Seems it would be much simpler to provide proof now being with the recruiter as I have records of pay stubs and income dating all the way back to the beginning.

Sorry if that doesn't make a lot of sense, its kind of a strange situation and I tried to explain as best as possible.

Thanks,

Shane

If you are an independent contractor receiving a 1099 instead of a W2, you're already self employed. "Employees" get a W2. Self employed people show evidence of income using tax returns and 1099's. Sounds like your "change" is a distinction without a difference.

Actually I'm currently being W2'd by the recruiter, but am considered by the client company as contractor. When I start billing them directly I will be 1099'd.

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Hi all,

I have a question regarding the I-134 affidavit of support and being self-employed.

Before my question, here's a quick run down of my possible situation in the next month or two:

- We just got NOA2 the other day so the packet paperwork should be coming in several weeks.

- I work as an independent contractor, but do so through a recruiting agency whom I've been with for over a year.

- The company I am working for through the recruiter has approached me, asking me to bill them directly outside of the recruiter since my contract is up with them, which I have agreed to. This would make me "self-employed", however this is still pending and don't have a concrete date as to when this is taking effect.

My question is this, if the paperwork for I-134 comes in after I have made this move to being "self-employed" and am no longer with the recruiting agency and am billing the company directly on my own, will this complicate things as far as not having a 1099 yet or any real proof of having been with them for over a year?

Seems it would be much simpler to provide proof now being with the recruiter as I have records of pay stubs and income dating all the way back to the beginning.

Sorry if that doesn't make a lot of sense, its kind of a strange situation and I tried to explain as best as possible.

Thanks,

Shane

If you are an independent contractor receiving a 1099 instead of a W2, you're already self employed. "Employees" get a W2. Self employed people show evidence of income using tax returns and 1099's. Sounds like your "change" is a distinction without a difference.

Actually I'm currently being W2'd by the recruiter, but am considered by the client company as contractor. When I start billing them directly I will be 1099'd.

Ok. That's not what independent contractor means. "Contracted" worker, yes but employed. Anyway, yes, I'd just do the I-134 now to simplify things.


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Filed: Country: Philippines
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I'm not sure this ever got adequately answered. I am in a similar situation.

I was "employed" in 2008 and have a W2. But now in 2009 I am self employed. I have no 1099 yet. What I do have are bank statements showing electronic deposits from companies utilizing my services

Will those bank statements be enough?

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