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Basically, I am a UKC and my wife is a USC from puerto rico. We married in puerto rico in 2008 and she was granted a Spouse Visa to move to the UK where we are both now living and working. She has been here in London for one year. I think I understand that the DCF process with the I-130 is the fastest and best way in our situation, and the users on this site have been more than helpful so far..

My mother in law who is puerto rico is suffering medically, nothing life changing or threatening but my wife would at least like to be closer if anything to her family. So we have decided, not just for this reason, that we want to move to the U.S. Maybe initially to puerto rico but then later to Florida to settle. We don't think we have any major obstacles but ONE!

I'm aware that a very vital point in being successful in an application is convincing the Embassy that we wont be a financial burden on society.

We have no children, have no convictions etc etc, but we fear that one of the major concerns is neither of us will walk immediately into employment. Obviously our intentions will be to gain employment at the earliest opportunity. We have no outstanding debts and have a reasonable amount of money saved to assist us in the short term should we be successful. However would we be wasting our time and money in applying? We are just very sceptical about the fact we will be SEEKING employment as opposed to it already being something set up to walk into? I'm aware of a form my wife as a sponsor will need to complete to show she will be able to support me financially, but in our scenario what do we do!?!?

Many thanks in advance for any advice!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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You would need to get some one to be a co-sponsor. Doesn't have to be a family member. That person needs to be a US citizen or LPR. The form is the I-864. I-864 Link Read through the form to familiarize yourselves.

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Hi!!!

Basically, I am a UKC and my wife is a USC from puerto rico. We married in puerto rico in 2008 and she was granted a Spouse Visa to move to the UK where we are both now living and working. She has been here in London for one year. I think I understand that the DCF process with the I-130 is the fastest and best way in our situation, and the users on this site have been more than helpful so far..

My mother in law who is puerto rico is suffering medically, nothing life changing or threatening but my wife would at least like to be closer if anything to her family. So we have decided, not just for this reason, that we want to move to the U.S. Maybe initially to puerto rico but then later to Florida to settle. We don't think we have any major obstacles but ONE!

I'm aware that a very vital point in being successful in an application is convincing the Embassy that we wont be a financial burden on society.

We have no children, have no convictions etc etc, but we fear that one of the major concerns is neither of us will walk immediately into employment. Obviously our intentions will be to gain employment at the earliest opportunity. We have no outstanding debts and have a reasonable amount of money saved to assist us in the short term should we be successful. However would we be wasting our time and money in applying? We are just very sceptical about the fact we will be SEEKING employment as opposed to it already being something set up to walk into? I'm aware of a form my wife as a sponsor will need to complete to show she will be able to support me financially, but in our scenario what do we do!?!?

Many thanks in advance for any advice!

Hi, I got my CR-1 visa with ONLY assets in the US Consulate in Rio de Janeiro. The I-864 instructions say that if the income is not enough you can use your assets. For most DCF cases is understood you DONT have a job in the US, that is why you are able to DCF in the first place. So, write a letter explaining that you dont have a job in the US but you will look for one as soon as you can, and use your assets. For wife you need 3x the poverty line, so its over 54 k USD. If you have more than that, you shouldnt worry. You can ask for a co-sponsor as well and keep his/her I-864 there as a back up is the consul says assets are not enough, but it's hard, since the instructions are very clear...

How Can I Use Assets to Qualify? Page 3/19

Assets may supplement income if the consular or immigrationofficer is convinced that the monetary value of the asset couldreasonably be made available to support the sponsoredimmigrant and converted to cash within one year withoutundue harm to the sponsor or his or her family members. Youmay not include an automobile unless you show that you ownat least one working automobile that you have not included.

Part 7. Use of Assets to Supplement Income. Page 8/19 and 9/19

However,if you are a U.S. citizen and you are sponsoring your spouseor minor child, the total value of your assets must only beequal to at least three times the difference.

Anyway, good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!! It seems harder than it really is.

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VJ recommends to check about DCF with US embassy in country you are living. These folks can help:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=219925

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11/1999 - We met in Ecuador

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03/13/08 - I filed for Citizenship

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08/02/08 - I-129F sent

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12/18/08 - Noa2 @ 3PM-Gracias Dios Mio!

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I'm aware that a very vital point in being successful in an application is convincing the Embassy that we wont be a financial burden on society.

We have no children, have no convictions etc etc, but we fear that one of the major concerns is neither of us will walk immediately into employment. Obviously our intentions will be to gain employment at the earliest opportunity. We have no outstanding debts and have a reasonable amount of money saved to assist us in the short term should we be successful. However would we be wasting our time and money in applying? We are just very sceptical about the fact we will be SEEKING employment as opposed to it already being something set up to walk into? I'm aware of a form my wife as a sponsor will need to complete to show she will be able to support me financially, but in our scenario what do we do!?!?

Many thanks in advance for any advice!

We just completed DCF in London with assets alone. If you decide to do it with assets alone, you will need at least 3x the poverty level (poverty level is currently $18,212). You can use any money you have, which can be liquidated within one year. I used my savings bonds as part of it as well as savings and my mum transfered some money too. They didn't even look at my bank statements. I just listed the total number in $$ on the I-864 and they didn't ask to look at anything else.

If you don't have enough in assets, you can have a co-sponsor, but they will need 5x the poverty level.

We did not have any jobs lined up. There is a possibility that my husband can transfer his job from the UK to the USA, but that is not definite and they accepted that.

Married in USA - 24 April 2009

I-130 Sent - 22 June 2009

Petition received and payment taken - 26 June 2009

NOA1 received - 13 July 2009

NOA2 received - 28 July 2009

Packet 3 received - 3 August 2009

Medical booked - 20 August 2009

Packet 3 returned - 6 August 2009

Medical booked for 20 August 2009 - complete pending blood test results

Interview - 14 September - We've been approved!! We've got the visa!!

Tickets booked! Moving on 26 December! Can't wait!!

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