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I-134 - Below Poverty Line Last Year...

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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Hi everyone,

To make a long story short, my fiance's income was below the poverty line last year. He now has a good job and earns more then the required 125% above the poverty line. We've got our K-1 interview coming up and have prepared the following:

- Letter of employment stating salary and position

- Paystubs from the last 3 months (can supply up to 6 months, if necessary, but didn't want to go overboard)

- 2009 tax return (although the info shows below the poverty line!)

- Letter from bank regarding his account in good standing, showing the account balance, etc.

Will we run into issues because of his low income last year, even though this year's is more than sufficient? Should we get a co-sponsor or will we be fine on our own? Any advice is GREATLY appreciated. :)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
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Hi everyone,

To make a long story short, my fiance's income was below the poverty line last year. He now has a good job and earns more then the required 125% above the poverty line. We've got our K-1 interview coming up and have prepared the following:

- Letter of employment stating salary and position

- Paystubs from the last 3 months (can supply up to 6 months, if necessary, but didn't want to go overboard)

- 2009 tax return (although the info shows below the poverty line!)

- Letter from bank regarding his account in good standing, showing the account balance, etc.

Will we run into issues because of his low income last year, even though this year's is more than sufficient? Should we get a co-sponsor or will we be fine on our own? Any advice is GREATLY appreciated. :)

If you are not showing this year new job income then I would suggest getting a co sponsor if you can..Better to have one than not to have.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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Have a co-sponsor will not hurt you in the k-1 process. When my wife the USC was filing the petition for me, she was well below the poverty line (poor college student) so her father was the cosponsor. I still got my approval.. no questions asked.


k-1

I-129F Sent : 2007-04-28

I-129F NOA1 :2007-06-05

I-129F NOA2 :2007-11-28

NVC Received : 2007-12-20

NVC Left :2007-12-27 (due to holidays tongue.png)

Consulate Received :2007/12/28

Packet 3 Received :2008-01-07

Packet 3 Sent :2008-01-07

Medical Exam: 2008-01-24

Packet 4 Received :2008-01-14

Interview Date :2008-02-11---APPROVEDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!

Visa Received :2008-02-13

US Entry : 2008-02-20

Church Marriage : 2008-05-03

POE @ Edmonton International Airport: 2008-02-20

Courthouse marriage: 2008-02-26

ROC

ROC Filed with CSC: 2010-04-13

NOA1 recieved in mail dated: 2010-04-15

Biometrics Appointment: 2010-05-17

Approval Notice: 2010-08-03

Card Received: 2010-08-13

N-400:

N-400 sent 2013-12-02

NOA:|12/09/13|

BIOMETRICS:|12/27/13|

IN-LINE for INTERVIEW 12/31/13

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Thanks very much to both of you for the advice. I think we'll go ahead and get a co-sponsor - better safe than sorry. Thanks again :)

we are on the same boat. glad and thankful to read your post and thanks to those who gave their input. hope everything goes well with us. thank you again.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Moving thread to:

US Embassy and Consulate Discussion

You are almost there and now you have to deal with the embassy. This is the place to post your experiences or questions related to this last step before moving to the US. Topics relating to I-134's, packets sent from consulate and medical & police certificates should be posted here.


YMMV

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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Hi

just a quick question.

the 125 % Poverty line of 1 family unit is $13,538 annually, is that right? you have to make at least $13,538 ANNUALLY??

thanks

XH

Well, your terminology might be off a little. "Family unit" usually refers to an entire family, regardless of size, as if it were a single unit. USCIS uses the term "household member" to refer to each person in a household.

Anyway, your figure is approximately correct for a household size of 1, but any household considered for an affidavit of support is going to consist of at least 2 people - the sponsor and the intending immigrant. Add $4675 for each additional household member. Yes, this is annual total income, before taxes. This also presumes the sponsor doesn't live in either Alaska or Hawaii, where the numbers would be higher.


12/15/2009 - K1 Visa Interview - APPROVED!

12/29/2009 - Married in Oakland, CA!

08/18/2010 - AOS Interview - APPROVED!

05/01/2013 - Removal of Conditions - APPROVED!

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Hi

just a quick question.

the 125 % Poverty line of 1 family unit is $13,538 annually, is that right? you have to make at least $13,538 ANNUALLY??

thanks

XH

Click here for the poverty guideline.


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