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I've had a high-paying job for 4 months, but my total income for the year is below 125% poverty. Problem at Rio consulate?

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I'm applying for a K1,

4 months ago I got a job that pays >$50k per year, but my total income for this year is lower than 125% poverty. I have paystubs, letter from bank, and letter from employer announcing salary, good standing, etc. My income from last year was also just a little bit lower than poverty (did not work the whole year).

The K1 interview is in Rio de Janeiro. Is this likely to be a problem, or will they really just look at my current income?

Thoughts, experience?

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The Embassy/Consulate will look at current income of course - usually current income plays the primary role but an Embassy/Consulate may also look at some/all of the sponsor's history as well - What came before the $50k/year job in other words?

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Current income is most important - your pay stubs and employer letter will establish this. They're looking at current income, not YTD income. Don't sweat this.

That said, if your previous year's tax returns show income lower than the poverty level, you may want to address this. If providing additional history (3 years' returns rather than just one) would be to your advantage, you may want to consider going that route. Or provide an explanatory letter.

(K-1 support issues are considered at the consulate stage - moving to US Embassy and Consulate Discussion)


Improved USCIS Form G-325A (Biographic Information)

Form field input font changed to allow entry of dates in the specified format and to provide more space for addresses and employment history. This is the 6/12/09 version of the form; the current version is 8/8/11, but previous versions are accepted per the USCIS forms page.

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What if you delay your interview a mth or two until you have passed the poverty level. After 5 mths you have earned $20833 gross. Don't know your family size - but I think that is enough for a family of 2.

And/or start looking for a co-sponsor.

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What if you delay your interview a mth or two until you have passed the poverty level. After 5 mths you have earned $20833 gross. Don't know your family size - but I think that is enough for a family of 2.

And/or start looking for a co-sponsor.

Not necessary. The I-134 asks for, and the consular officers consider, current income. Not YTD income.


Improved USCIS Form G-325A (Biographic Information)

Form field input font changed to allow entry of dates in the specified format and to provide more space for addresses and employment history. This is the 6/12/09 version of the form; the current version is 8/8/11, but previous versions are accepted per the USCIS forms page.

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