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My husband and I are planning to begin the immigration process in the next several months (CR1). I am currently underemployed as a part-time research assistant at the university that I just graduated from. My current income--were I to keep this job for a 12 month period--would put me at $3,000 shy of 125% of the poverty line. I have about $10,000 in assets, which won't make up the gap. I am currently looking for full-time employment to replace my student employment, but I will not be taking on a new job until September to allow my finishing of this project. With any luck, I should find a full-time position with little difficulty in September.

Am I correct in my understanding that my financial information is not necessary until the USCIS portion is completed, a process which appears to take at least three months and usually takes longer? Additionally, is there a minimum number of months I need to show that I've had an income meeting the criteria for financial support? Will my having been in school for the past several years cancel out having only one of three tax returns? Will my being consistently employed this year, if poorly paid, cancel out the newness of the position I will (hopefully) hold when I submit the I-864?

Having a co-sponsor is not an option.

Thank you in advance for any help you can give me. This is all so new and exceedingly confusing. I keep getting overwhelmed and it's nice to get an idea of where I stand (or sink) from people who've been there.


Met Online: 03/02

Met IRL: 12/04

Engaged: 05/08

Married 06/08/10

Let the immigration process begin!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Japan
Timeline

you usually do not submit the AOS until NVC i THINK. but sometimes the USCIS may request you to provide it if they feel like they need to see evidence. i had submitted my AOS to the uscis, when apparently i did not have to.

you can claim assets like a car, house, and i think savings.

a co-sponsor can be anyone, parent or sibling, friend, etc. as long as they make enough to meet the gap.

Edited by tokyo.lovers

USCIS JOURNEY

12-08-09 - I-130 Delivered to Chicago Lockbox

12-11-09 - Notice of Action (NOA1)

02-25-10 - Notice of Action 2 (NOA2) ~CA service center~

03-23-10 - PCC Applied - GET 04/01

Your I-130 was approved in 76 days from your NOA1 date

NVC JOURNEY

03-03-10 - NVC Case Number Assigned

03-05-10 - Email give

03-09-10 - AOS bill; Agent Email Get

03-10-10 - Paid AOS Bill; Email/Mail DS-3032

03-12-10 - AOS Bill Status: PAID

03-15-10 - IV Bill Email Get; Pay IV Bill

03-16-10 - IV Bill Status: PAID; AOS @ NVC

04-07-10 - IV Pack @ NVC

04-12-10 - IV Pack Enters AVR

04-20-10 - Log-in Fail

04-21-10 - Case Complete

04-30-10 - Interview Date Assigned

05-07-10 - NVC Forwards Case to Embassy, Tokyo

Your case was complete in 50 days at NVC

EMBASSY JOURNEY

04-16-10 - Medical Exam ($400) - PASSED

05-10-10 - Embassy Receives Case from NVC

06-28-10 - INTERVIEW - Moved

06-21-10 - INTERVIEW - APPROVED!

06-22-10 - Visa Received

Your interview took 192 days from your I-130 NOA1 date

USA JOURNEY

07-05-10 - US Entry

07-26-10 - Request SSC @ SS office

07-28-10 - Welcome Letter (2nd on 8/9)

08-02-10 - SSC GET

08-12-10 - Green Card GET -38 days

04-05-2012 - File I-751: APPROVED 10/17

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You send the AOS to NVC after you have completed the USCIS process, but it is really the CO at the embassy were you will interview that will review your AOS and determine the outcome. How and what the CO decides can depend on many things. What it really comes down to is, from what you have submitted, you needed convince the CO that you can support yourself and your husband and maintain that support for the next few years.


Alex A

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9/16/2009 - Married

USCIS

1/22/2010 - I-130 sent

1/27/2010 - USPS tracking - Delivered, CHICAGO, IL 60680

2/02/2010 - NOA1

2/07/2010 - NOA1 - Hard copy

3/31/2010 - NOA2

4/1/2010 - NOA2 - Email & Text (~58 days)

4/5/2010 - NOA2 - Hard copy

NVC - Taking my time with it...

4/8/2010 - got NVC case # & gave them email address (~ 1 week)

4/13/2010 - Choice of Agent email from NVC (~ 5 days)

4/14/2010 - Email sent to NVC with "Choice of Agent

4/19/2010 - NVC email confirming "Choice of Agent" email (~5 days)

4/20/2010 - NVC email with AOS and IV bill

4/23/2010 - AOS fee paid & package send

4/26/2010 - IV fee paid

5/21/2010 - IV pack mailed to NVC

5/28/2010 - NVC received IV packet

6/10/2010 - SIF & RFE (for PCC different for Sir Lanka)

6/11/2010 - CC (with RFE)

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Couldn't edit the reply...

I think you going from Student - Part-time work - Full time work shows a good progression and hopefully the CO can understand that. To be on the safe side, if you don't have any one that can co-sponsor you right now than now is a good time to start making friends...

Find a really rich person and become a good friend of theirs...lol!!!

Good luck!


Alex A

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9/16/2009 - Married

USCIS

1/22/2010 - I-130 sent

1/27/2010 - USPS tracking - Delivered, CHICAGO, IL 60680

2/02/2010 - NOA1

2/07/2010 - NOA1 - Hard copy

3/31/2010 - NOA2

4/1/2010 - NOA2 - Email & Text (~58 days)

4/5/2010 - NOA2 - Hard copy

NVC - Taking my time with it...

4/8/2010 - got NVC case # & gave them email address (~ 1 week)

4/13/2010 - Choice of Agent email from NVC (~ 5 days)

4/14/2010 - Email sent to NVC with "Choice of Agent

4/19/2010 - NVC email confirming "Choice of Agent" email (~5 days)

4/20/2010 - NVC email with AOS and IV bill

4/23/2010 - AOS fee paid & package send

4/26/2010 - IV fee paid

5/21/2010 - IV pack mailed to NVC

5/28/2010 - NVC received IV packet

6/10/2010 - SIF & RFE (for PCC different for Sir Lanka)

6/11/2010 - CC (with RFE)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Scotland
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Very similar question. My USC fiance soon to be hubby( next couple of months) is a student and not earning anything. He's also going to Med school after graduating next year. Would my assets , well over the 3 x spouse limit be enough or do I need to get a sponsor? We will be living with his parents or renting cheaply for a while. I am still st school and hope to work asap. Thanks for any advice you can give.


Filed for IR-1 Visa

12/14/2008: Met for the first time through friends
01/07/2009: First Date
07/07/2010: Married!
08/19/2011: I-130 mailed
08/24/2011: USCIS Acceptance Confirmation email received
08/26/2011: NOA1 received
09/23/2011: NOA2
09/26/2011: Case received by NVC
10/17/2011: Case put on NVC's system
10/18/2011: AOS bill invoiced and paid
10/20/2011: AOS bill shown as PAID
10/26/2011: Emailed DS-3032
10/28/2011: DS-3032 acknowledged and IV bill invoiced
10/31/2011: IV bill paid
11/01/2011: IV bill shown as PAID
10/13/2012: I-864 package mailed
10/26/2012: RFE
11/06/2012: IV package mailed
01/30/2013: Case complete at NVC
02/21/2013: Medical
03/06/2013: Interview- Approved
05/30/2013: POE
07/31/2013: Greencard arrived in mail!

Account of medical: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/416093-london-medical-experience/page__p__5997291#entry5997291
Review of Embassy/Interview: http://www.visajourney.com/reviews/view-dos-cis-reviews.php?entry=11637

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