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Im just looking for a little guidance now if anyone can help

My fiance finished her interview they did not deny but delayed it

when asked what our plans were together she replied we wanted to have a child together and raise our family

we are also bringing her daughter over my income was sufficient for 3 but because she said we wanted to have a child they based it on 4 and told her either i had to show proof of substainable income or she would have to write a letter stating she would be willing to work but would also have to convince the consular that she was not doing that just to get the visa?????? i dont know what she should write because if she does that isnt she doing it just to get the visa??? and as far as substainable income i dont know what they are asking they said either or ...do they want me to find a co sponsor????

everyone said she should not say she intended to work that that could cause her to be denied a visa so i guess i am a little lost help!!!!!!

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Sorry to hear about what happened on her interview. I've heard too of that advice before going to the interview of not mentioning that one intends to work once you are in the US. I was asked about it by the CO but I honestly answered that I intend to eventually find work and help out my husband after I get settled and get my green card. She just nodded her head so I took it that she agreed with my answer. I hope they will eventually give your wife her visa after she accomplished the letter they want her to submit. Good luck!!! :thumbs:


K1 Timeline

02/26/2007 - Filed I-129F

03/08/2007 - NOA1

06/05/2007 - NOA2

09/10/2007 - Interview

09/13/2007 - Visa Received

12/14/2007 - Flight to USA, POE-LAX

02/22/2008 - Wedding Date

AOS

05/29/2008 - I-485 received at Chicago Lockbox

06/19/2008 - Biometrics

08/25/2008 - Card production ordered

08/30/2008 - Green Card received

ROC

07/15/2010 - Mailed I-751 to CSC

07/19/2010 - NOA1

07/21/2010 - Check cleared

08/11/2010 - Biometrics

08/24/2010 - Card production ordered

08/27/2010 - Approval notice received

08/30/2010 - Green card received

N400 - Naturalization

08/08/2011 - Mailed N400 to Phoenix, AZ lockbox

08/12/2011 - NOA

08/15/2011 - Check cashed

09/07/2011 - Biometrics

09/09/2011 - Case status update - In line for testing & interview

09/13/2011 - Case status update - Interview scheduled

09/16/2011 - Interview appointment letter received from the mail

10/31/2011 - Test/Interview - Passed

12/07/2011 - In line for Oath Ceremony Scheduling

01/27/2012 - Oath Ceremony

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Im just looking for a little guidance now if anyone can help

My fiance finished her interview they did not deny but delayed it

when asked what our plans were together she replied we wanted to have a child together and raise our family

we are also bringing her daughter over my income was sufficient for 3 but because she said we wanted to have a child they based it on 4 and told her either i had to show proof of substainable income or she would have to write a letter stating she would be willing to work but would also have to convince the consular that she was not doing that just to get the visa?????? i dont know what she should write because if she does that isnt she doing it just to get the visa??? and as far as substainable income i dont know what they are asking they said either or ...do they want me to find a co sponsor????

everyone said she should not say she intended to work that that could cause her to be denied a visa so i guess i am a little lost help!!!!!!

WOW! That's a first. Good thing she didn't say she wanted a whole bunch of kids.

That's BS but you have to play along. COs realize most people intend to work. Did they give her a 221g saying what they wanted from her?


K1 denied, K3/K4, CR-1/CR-2, AOS, ROC, Adoption, US citizenship and dual citizenship

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Sorry to hear about what happened on her interview. I've heard too of that advice before going to the interview of not mentioning that one intends to work once you are in the US. I was asked about it by the CO but I honestly answered that I intend to eventually find work and help out my husband after I get settled and get my green card. She just nodded her head so I took it that she agreed with my answer. I hope they will eventually give your wife her visa after she accomplished the letter they want her to submit. Good luck!!! :thumbs:

does this mean she will be denied????

or should we say we are willing to postpone a child until i get my pay increases and she would work if she had too

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Im just looking for a little guidance now if anyone can help

My fiance finished her interview they did not deny but delayed it

when asked what our plans were together she replied we wanted to have a child together and raise our family

we are also bringing her daughter over my income was sufficient for 3 but because she said we wanted to have a child they based it on 4 and told her either i had to show proof of substainable income or she would have to write a letter stating she would be willing to work but would also have to convince the consular that she was not doing that just to get the visa?????? i dont know what she should write because if she does that isnt she doing it just to get the visa??? and as far as substainable income i dont know what they are asking they said either or ...do they want me to find a co sponsor????

everyone said she should not say she intended to work that that could cause her to be denied a visa so i guess i am a little lost help!!!!!!

WOW! That's a first. Good thing she didn't say she wanted a whole bunch of kids.

That's BS but you have to play along. COs realize most people intend to work. Did they give her a 221g saying what they wanted from her?

she said she got a form she just said they wanted a letter stating she would be willing to work and that she had to convince the consular that she was not just saying she would work to get a visa

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Im just looking for a little guidance now if anyone can help

My fiance finished her interview they did not deny but delayed it

when asked what our plans were together she replied we wanted to have a child together and raise our family

we are also bringing her daughter over my income was sufficient for 3 but because she said we wanted to have a child they based it on 4 and told her either i had to show proof of substainable income or she would have to write a letter stating she would be willing to work but would also have to convince the consular that she was not doing that just to get the visa?????? i dont know what she should write because if she does that isnt she doing it just to get the visa??? and as far as substainable income i dont know what they are asking they said either or ...do they want me to find a co sponsor????

everyone said she should not say she intended to work that that could cause her to be denied a visa so i guess i am a little lost help!!!!!!

WOW! That's a first. Good thing she didn't say she wanted a whole bunch of kids.

That's BS but you have to play along. COs realize most people intend to work. Did they give her a 221g saying what they wanted from her?

she said she got a form she just said they wanted a letter stating she would be willing to work and that she had to convince the consular that she was not just saying she would work to get a visa

Have her fax or scan you the form


K1 denied, K3/K4, CR-1/CR-2, AOS, ROC, Adoption, US citizenship and dual citizenship

!! ALL PAU!

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Im just looking for a little guidance now if anyone can help

My fiance finished her interview they did not deny but delayed it

when asked what our plans were together she replied we wanted to have a child together and raise our family

we are also bringing her daughter over my income was sufficient for 3 but because she said we wanted to have a child they based it on 4 and told her either i had to show proof of substainable income or she would have to write a letter stating she would be willing to work but would also have to convince the consular that she was not doing that just to get the visa?????? i dont know what she should write because if she does that isnt she doing it just to get the visa??? and as far as substainable income i dont know what they are asking they said either or ...do they want me to find a co sponsor????

everyone said she should not say she intended to work that that could cause her to be denied a visa so i guess i am a little lost help!!!!!!

WOW! That's a first. Good thing she didn't say she wanted a whole bunch of kids.

That's BS but you have to play along. COs realize most people intend to work. Did they give her a 221g saying what they wanted from her?

she said she got a form she just said they wanted a letter stating she would be willing to work and that she had to convince the consular that she was not just saying she would work to get a visa

Have her fax or scan you the form

i will do that but do you think this will hurt our chances or when she goes back should she say we discussed it and being together is more important than having a child right now and we will postpone it but she would be willing to work if she had to

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Maybe the letter should state that after conferring with you, she now realizes that your salary won't support 2 kids and so you told her that waiting for additional kids would be necessary. Maybe she should say that you told her that transitioning to the states would be difficult in the short term so best not complicate it with an immediate pregnancy.




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Sorry to hear about what happened on her interview. I've heard too of that advice before going to the interview of not mentioning that one intends to work once you are in the US. I was asked about it by the CO but I honestly answered that I intend to eventually find work and help out my husband after I get settled and get my green card. She just nodded her head so I took it that she agreed with my answer. I hope they will eventually give your wife her visa after she accomplished the letter they want her to submit. Good luck!!! :thumbs:

does this mean she will be denied????

or should we say we are willing to postpone a child until i get my pay increases and she would work if she had too

I really don't know.I was just sharing to my personal experience during my interview.I think granting visa depends on the discretion of the CO.Some CO seem to be stingy in approving visas while others seem to be easy in giving one. I guess I was just lucky that the CO who asked me that question was thinking alongside with my answer.At least she wasn't denied outright. Maybe all you need to do is to accomplish the form and you have really nothing to worry about. I hope others who had similar experience will be able to help you out.


K1 Timeline

02/26/2007 - Filed I-129F

03/08/2007 - NOA1

06/05/2007 - NOA2

09/10/2007 - Interview

09/13/2007 - Visa Received

12/14/2007 - Flight to USA, POE-LAX

02/22/2008 - Wedding Date

AOS

05/29/2008 - I-485 received at Chicago Lockbox

06/19/2008 - Biometrics

08/25/2008 - Card production ordered

08/30/2008 - Green Card received

ROC

07/15/2010 - Mailed I-751 to CSC

07/19/2010 - NOA1

07/21/2010 - Check cleared

08/11/2010 - Biometrics

08/24/2010 - Card production ordered

08/27/2010 - Approval notice received

08/30/2010 - Green card received

N400 - Naturalization

08/08/2011 - Mailed N400 to Phoenix, AZ lockbox

08/12/2011 - NOA

08/15/2011 - Check cashed

09/07/2011 - Biometrics

09/09/2011 - Case status update - In line for testing & interview

09/13/2011 - Case status update - Interview scheduled

09/16/2011 - Interview appointment letter received from the mail

10/31/2011 - Test/Interview - Passed

12/07/2011 - In line for Oath Ceremony Scheduling

01/27/2012 - Oath Ceremony

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Maybe the letter should state that after conferring with you, she now realizes that your salary won't support 2 kids and so you told her that waiting for additional kids would be necessary. Maybe she should say that you told her that transitioning to the states would be difficult in the short term so best not complicate it with an immediate pregnancy.

i kinda agree dedixon i dont think she should back off of the child cuz she already put it out there and they want the letter stating she would be willing to work to support another child but i am thinking to that we should kind of agree with the consular and state that until i am better off financially to support another kid that it would be better to postpone it and see how things go what sux is in my job i can sometimes earn up to 100k in a year if i travel but i want to be with my family not work 84 hours a week away from home

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Im just looking for a little guidance now if anyone can help

My fiance finished her interview they did not deny but delayed it

when asked what our plans were together she replied we wanted to have a child together and raise our family

we are also bringing her daughter over my income was sufficient for 3 but because she said we wanted to have a child they based it on 4 and told her either i had to show proof of substainable income or she would have to write a letter stating she would be willing to work but would also have to convince the consular that she was not doing that just to get the visa?????? i dont know what she should write because if she does that isnt she doing it just to get the visa??? and as far as substainable income i dont know what they are asking they said either or ...do they want me to find a co sponsor????

everyone said she should not say she intended to work that that could cause her to be denied a visa so i guess i am a little lost help!!!!!!

my cousin is an immigration lawyer in new york.

she said never to mention work in the interview. because the sole purpose of the K1 is to be with your fiance. it is a fiance visa. not a visitors visa nor a work visa. so to say you intend to work would raise suspicions. to say you wanna see the US would be a bad idea too.

answers should all be along the lines of... to get married, to be with my fiance, etc. anything beyond that would point to a visa denial or delay for further investigation.

building a family should not be mentioned. if they ask, just say... eventually in the near future, or something like that.

of course in the long run we would have to work and help out our spouses, thats a given. and the consul knows that.

bottomline is... just say you want be with your fiance and get married.

kids and getting a job should not be mentioned if possible.


THE JOURNEY

03-31-08 - FILED for K1

04-16-08 - NOA1

06-11-08 - RFE on uscis website

08-12-08 - fiance started calling uscis every week cos he never got the RFE in the mail, requested for a new one

08-13-08 - touched

09-19-08 - touched

09-24-08 - touched

10-15-08 - new RFE finally in the mail (after hundreds of calls to uscis)

10-28-08 - fiance sent back RFE documents

10-31-08 - touched

11-04-08 - RFE reply recieved

11-05-08 - touched

11-10-08 - APPROVED (on uscis website)

11-11-08 - touched

11-13-08 - touched

11-17-08 - NOA2

11-24-08 - consulate received

12-15-08 - day 1 medical exam at SLEC

12-16-08 - day 2 medical exam results released

01-07-09 - INTERVIEW APPROVED

01-16-09 - visa received

02-12-09 - CFO

03-15-09 - FLIGHT

06-11-09 - wedding

07-10-09 - AOS

08-21-09 - biometrics

09-23-09 - repeat biometrics (argh!)

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Im just looking for a little guidance now if anyone can help

My fiance finished her interview they did not deny but delayed it

when asked what our plans were together she replied we wanted to have a child together and raise our family

we are also bringing her daughter over my income was sufficient for 3 but because she said we wanted to have a child they based it on 4 and told her either i had to show proof of substainable income or she would have to write a letter stating she would be willing to work but would also have to convince the consular that she was not doing that just to get the visa?????? i dont know what she should write because if she does that isnt she doing it just to get the visa??? and as far as substainable income i dont know what they are asking they said either or ...do they want me to find a co sponsor????

everyone said she should not say she intended to work that that could cause her to be denied a visa so i guess i am a little lost help!!!!!!

my cousin is an immigration lawyer in new york.

she said never to mention work in the interview. because the sole purpose of the K1 is to be with your fiance. it is a fiance visa. not a visitors visa nor a work visa. so to say you intend to work would raise suspicions. to say you wanna see the US would be a bad idea too.

answers should all be along the lines of... to get married, to be with my fiance, etc. anything beyond that would point to a visa denial or delay for further investigation.

building a family should not be mentioned. if they ask, just say... eventually in the near future, or something like that.

of course in the long run we would have to work and help out our spouses, thats a given. and the consul knows that.

bottomline is... just say you want be with your fiance and get married.

kids and getting a job should not be mentioned if possible.

thanks pretty flower so how do you think she can undo this

i mean they said they want a letter stating she would be willing to work i dont understand why they wouldnt just accept that there and would make her reschedule? and should i now start considering a co-sponsor or should we go with the letter a co-sponsor would be the only way i could get to the income they require at least for this yr

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Manila Usem does not accept co-sponsors for K1 visas. Your fiance should state in her letter that she is willing to work to be able to help out with your finances ONCE PERMITTED to do so, like once she gets her greencard or after she gets a work permit. She should not forget to say that her main reason to go to the U.S is to be with and marry you.

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Manila Usem does not accept co-sponsors for K1 visas. Your fiance should state in her letter that she is willing to work to be able to help out with your finances ONCE PERMITTED to do so, like once she gets her greencard or after she gets a work permit. She should not forget to say that her main reason to go to the U.S is to be with and marry you.

ok but heres something weird

i just looked at the 2008 poverty level requirements and according to that i could have a family of 5 would it be unwise to point this out

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Im just looking for a little guidance now if anyone can help

My fiance finished her interview they did not deny but delayed it

when asked what our plans were together she replied we wanted to have a child together and raise our family

we are also bringing her daughter over my income was sufficient for 3 but because she said we wanted to have a child they based it on 4 and told her either i had to show proof of substainable income or she would have to write a letter stating she would be willing to work but would also have to convince the consular that she was not doing that just to get the visa?????? i dont know what she should write because if she does that isnt she doing it just to get the visa??? and as far as substainable income i dont know what they are asking they said either or ...do they want me to find a co sponsor????

everyone said she should not say she intended to work that that could cause her to be denied a visa so i guess i am a little lost help!!!!!!

my cousin is an immigration lawyer in new york.

she said never to mention work in the interview. because the sole purpose of the K1 is to be with your fiance. it is a fiance visa. not a visitors visa nor a work visa. so to say you intend to work would raise suspicions. to say you wanna see the US would be a bad idea too.

answers should all be along the lines of... to get married, to be with my fiance, etc. anything beyond that would point to a visa denial or delay for further investigation.

building a family should not be mentioned. if they ask, just say... eventually in the near future, or something like that.

of course in the long run we would have to work and help out our spouses, thats a given. and the consul knows that.

bottomline is... just say you want be with your fiance and get married.

kids and getting a job should not be mentioned if possible.

thanks pretty flower so how do you think she can undo this

i mean they said they want a letter stating she would be willing to work i dont understand why they wouldnt just accept that there and would make her reschedule? and should i now start considering a co-sponsor or should we go with the letter a co-sponsor would be the only way i could get to the income they require at least for this yr

depends.

what was the consul's final word?

was the visa denied or delayed?

does she have to go back for another interview? and bring more documents?

you have to know what they want to determine a remedy for this.


THE JOURNEY

03-31-08 - FILED for K1

04-16-08 - NOA1

06-11-08 - RFE on uscis website

08-12-08 - fiance started calling uscis every week cos he never got the RFE in the mail, requested for a new one

08-13-08 - touched

09-19-08 - touched

09-24-08 - touched

10-15-08 - new RFE finally in the mail (after hundreds of calls to uscis)

10-28-08 - fiance sent back RFE documents

10-31-08 - touched

11-04-08 - RFE reply recieved

11-05-08 - touched

11-10-08 - APPROVED (on uscis website)

11-11-08 - touched

11-13-08 - touched

11-17-08 - NOA2

11-24-08 - consulate received

12-15-08 - day 1 medical exam at SLEC

12-16-08 - day 2 medical exam results released

01-07-09 - INTERVIEW APPROVED

01-16-09 - visa received

02-12-09 - CFO

03-15-09 - FLIGHT

06-11-09 - wedding

07-10-09 - AOS

08-21-09 - biometrics

09-23-09 - repeat biometrics (argh!)

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