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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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I am a US Citizen and am planning to start the process of sponsoring my fiance to come overseas to America either in October or November.

Unfortunately I was laid off from my job last week and am currently not working.

I have done fairly well this year already in terms of earnings, but now that I am not working I am wondering how this will impact the future K-1 Visa application for my Fiance.

Here are the situations I am thinking about. If anyone has any opinions on what this means for the overall process please let me know.

* I start the K-1 Sponsorship process without a job and throughout the entire Sponsorship process I do not retain a job at

all

* I find a job before I start the K-1 Sponsorship process and retain the job throughout the process

There are some other caveats to my work situation which I will mention but I want to ask firstly what impact the above two situations will have on the K-1 Sponsorship process.

Thank you in advance for all the help !

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I am a US Citizen and am planning to start the process of sponsoring my fiance to come overseas to America either in October or November.

Unfortunately I was laid off from my job last week and am currently not working.

I have done fairly well this year already in terms of earnings, but now that I am not working I am wondering how this will impact the future K-1 Visa application for my Fiance.

Here are the situations I am thinking about. If anyone has any opinions on what this means for the overall process please let me know.

* I start the K-1 Sponsorship process without a job and throughout the entire Sponsorship process I do not retain a job at

all

* I find a job before I start the K-1 Sponsorship process and retain the job throughout the process

There are some other caveats to my work situation which I will mention but I want to ask firstly what impact the above two situations will have on the K-1 Sponsorship process.

Thank you in advance for all the help !

Something similar happened to me and my husband. He lost his job just before we were due to file. We filed anyway and crossed our fingers and hoped that he would find something before I had to present his financial information at the embassy stage. He did.

This process takes a long time. You could potentially have a 5 month wait until you receive your NOA 2 and then on top of that depending on the consulate you are dealing with, you could have additional time on top of this.

If you do not gain a job before you get to the consulate stage you should seek a co-sponsor. This co-sponsor will have to be a USC earning the minimum as per the poverty guidelines set out by USCIS.

It's up to you whether you would prefer the security of a job before filing or whether you would rather bite the bullet, file and hope that you are able to gain employment in the interim.

Edited by Ellie-and-David

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Kenya
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I am a US Citizen and am planning to start the process of sponsoring my fiance to come overseas to America either in October or November.

Unfortunately I was laid off from my job last week and am currently not working.

I have done fairly well this year already in terms of earnings, but now that I am not working I am wondering how this will impact the future K-1 Visa application for my Fiance.

Here are the situations I am thinking about. If anyone has any opinions on what this means for the overall process please let me know.

* I start the K-1 Sponsorship process without a job and throughout the entire Sponsorship process I do not retain a job at

all

* I find a job before I start the K-1 Sponsorship process and retain the job throughout the process

There are some other caveats to my work situation which I will mention but I want to ask firstly what impact the above two situations will have on the K-1 Sponsorship process.

Thank you in advance for all the help !

'This is not a problem. You don't need to disclose your annual income until you send her the documents needed for the interview later in the process. If you don't meet the income requirements, then you can have a co-sponsor help out. Start investigating this option now.

Phil (Lockport, near Chicago) and Alla (Lobnya, near Moscow)

As of Dec 7, 2009, now Zero miles apart (literally)!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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I am a US Citizen and am planning to start the process of sponsoring my fiance to come overseas to America either in October or November.

Unfortunately I was laid off from my job last week and am currently not working.

I have done fairly well this year already in terms of earnings, but now that I am not working I am wondering how this will impact the future K-1 Visa application for my Fiance.

Here are the situations I am thinking about. If anyone has any opinions on what this means for the overall process please let me know.

* I start the K-1 Sponsorship process without a job and throughout the entire Sponsorship process I do not retain a job at

all

* I find a job before I start the K-1 Sponsorship process and retain the job throughout the process

There are some other caveats to my work situation which I will mention but I want to ask firstly what impact the above two situations will have on the K-1 Sponsorship process.

Thank you in advance for all the help !

I'm sort of in the same situation as you. When I filed the K1 I was employed. Then, at the end of July-Bingo. No job anymore. Since then: The I-129F petition has been approved (NOA2); has left NVC and is now at the Consultate in Vancouver. My fiancee will be recieving Packet 3 any day now but I still have no job :blink: I'm in at least four interview loops with potential employers and expect one of them to pop this month or next (knock on wood :bonk: ). Short of a job, I'll send her into the interview with a completed I-134, my tax transcripts, bank letters and my assets and hope for good karma...I dont have the option for a sponsor so that's my plan.

For your situation, its a roll of the dice because only you know for sure how likely you are to be re-employed over the next 6-12 months but it shouldn't be hard to find a job at 125% of the poverty guidelines even in this economy if push comes to shove. I'd go for it and make your full time job, getting a new job :thumbs: Best of luck!

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