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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: England
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I'm getting ready to send my I-129f package, but in the meantime, I'm planning out everything my fiance will need for his interview.

I'm really ####### with numbers, so while I think I have this figured out, I just need someone who knows to tell me 'yeah, you're good to go' or 'ooooh no, you better get some help'.

I live with my parents still, but I pay rent to them, and they do not claim me as dependent on their tax returns. once my fiance gets here, he'll move in with us, get a job, and then we'll move out. according to the stuff I've read, when accounting for household size you only count any spouse, any dependent under 21, any dependents listed on my last tax return, all persons being sponsored on this AOS, or any immigrant dependents previously sponsored.

so, I take that as needing to claim my fiance and myself. I don't need to bother claiming my parents. a household size of 2 is 18,212 for the 125% marker. on my 2009 tax return I made 25,000 (previous years I made slighly more, but due to the economy, hours were cut :( )

so, am I good to go? my parents offered to co-sponsor, but I don't want to have them be responsible for my husband should (god forbid) something happen to our marriage.

thanks! <3


02-date forgotten-2008: met online playing a game called lineage 2

06-17-2009: met in person for the first time!

06-26-2009: proposal <3

10-6-2009 through 11-3-2009: lived together for a month

03-24-2010 through 03-30-2010: traveled to meet his family

06-16-2010: started printing paperwork for I-129F package

06-25-2010: mailed off the I-129F package!!!

07-06-2010: NOA1 (according to the paper I hadn't got yet)

07-08-2010: check cashed

07-12-2010: hard copy NOA1 received in the mail

07-12-2010: touched

10-03-2010: touched

10-29-2010: NOA2!

11-08-2010: NVC received our petition

01-01-2011: called embassy as we never got packet 3. got "lost" in the mail. worst 2 months ever!

01-18-2011: medical! passed!

02-18-2011: INTERVIEW! APPROVED!!

03-02-2011: FLIGHT! POE: Dulles Airport!

03-09-2011: marriage certificate/license complete!

05-11-2011: mailed out AOS package (after a long fight getting the varicella vax done, and the medical paperwork completed)

05-13-2011: package delivered

08-11-2011: welcome to the united states notice! green card coming in 3 weeks!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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I'm getting ready to send my I-129f package, but in the meantime, I'm planning out everything my fiance will need for his interview.

I'm really ####### with numbers, so while I think I have this figured out, I just need someone who knows to tell me 'yeah, you're good to go' or 'ooooh no, you better get some help'.

I live with my parents still, but I pay rent to them, and they do not claim me as dependent on their tax returns. once my fiance gets here, he'll move in with us, get a job, and then we'll move out. according to the stuff I've read, when accounting for household size you only count any spouse, any dependent under 21, any dependents listed on my last tax return, all persons being sponsored on this AOS, or any immigrant dependents previously sponsored.

so, I take that as needing to claim my fiance and myself. I don't need to bother claiming my parents. a household size of 2 is 18,212 for the 125% marker. on my 2009 tax return I made 25,000 (previous years I made slighly more, but due to the economy, hours were cut :( )

so, am I good to go? my parents offered to co-sponsor, but I don't want to have them be responsible for my husband should (god forbid) something happen to our marriage.

thanks! <3

If I did the math correctly, last I checked 170% of above the poverty line does in fact exceed 125%

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YMMV

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: England
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I know I made above 125%... I'm just making sure I'm not like, cutting it too close, or missing something that someone else might spot. I really want to get this right the first time :)


02-date forgotten-2008: met online playing a game called lineage 2

06-17-2009: met in person for the first time!

06-26-2009: proposal <3

10-6-2009 through 11-3-2009: lived together for a month

03-24-2010 through 03-30-2010: traveled to meet his family

06-16-2010: started printing paperwork for I-129F package

06-25-2010: mailed off the I-129F package!!!

07-06-2010: NOA1 (according to the paper I hadn't got yet)

07-08-2010: check cashed

07-12-2010: hard copy NOA1 received in the mail

07-12-2010: touched

10-03-2010: touched

10-29-2010: NOA2!

11-08-2010: NVC received our petition

01-01-2011: called embassy as we never got packet 3. got "lost" in the mail. worst 2 months ever!

01-18-2011: medical! passed!

02-18-2011: INTERVIEW! APPROVED!!

03-02-2011: FLIGHT! POE: Dulles Airport!

03-09-2011: marriage certificate/license complete!

05-11-2011: mailed out AOS package (after a long fight getting the varicella vax done, and the medical paperwork completed)

05-13-2011: package delivered

08-11-2011: welcome to the united states notice! green card coming in 3 weeks!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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I know I made above 125%... I'm just making sure I'm not like, cutting it too close, or missing something that someone else might spot. I really want to get this right the first time :)

Each consulate makes their own decision.... but one would think if 125% was not some sort of threshold, they would say so... Maybe if you are $12 over the threshold they might raise an eyebrow.... If you are worried, then have him take one from the parents as well and simply hold it in his back pocket.

I-134 questions are best posted in the consulate forum (as each consulate makes their own decision). Moving from K-1 to Consulate forum

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YMMV

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: England
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ty very much for the suggestion.


02-date forgotten-2008: met online playing a game called lineage 2

06-17-2009: met in person for the first time!

06-26-2009: proposal <3

10-6-2009 through 11-3-2009: lived together for a month

03-24-2010 through 03-30-2010: traveled to meet his family

06-16-2010: started printing paperwork for I-129F package

06-25-2010: mailed off the I-129F package!!!

07-06-2010: NOA1 (according to the paper I hadn't got yet)

07-08-2010: check cashed

07-12-2010: hard copy NOA1 received in the mail

07-12-2010: touched

10-03-2010: touched

10-29-2010: NOA2!

11-08-2010: NVC received our petition

01-01-2011: called embassy as we never got packet 3. got "lost" in the mail. worst 2 months ever!

01-18-2011: medical! passed!

02-18-2011: INTERVIEW! APPROVED!!

03-02-2011: FLIGHT! POE: Dulles Airport!

03-09-2011: marriage certificate/license complete!

05-11-2011: mailed out AOS package (after a long fight getting the varicella vax done, and the medical paperwork completed)

05-13-2011: package delivered

08-11-2011: welcome to the united states notice! green card coming in 3 weeks!

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Thailand
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ty very much for the suggestion.

Another thing, since he will be interviewing in London, make sure you check the "I intend" box as the London Embassy requires that. Then on the Lines below the check box, right something general such as "to provide full fianancial support for this beneficiary before and after marriage."

London will issue a 221(g) at the interview with any other answer such as: "I do not intend" or not checking either of the two boxes.

Good luck.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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I know I made above 125%... I'm just making sure I'm not like, cutting it too close, or missing something that someone else might spot. I really want to get this right the first time :)

You're fine, but remember that the sponsorship contract for the consulate interview stage is not a long term binding one, so if you want to have a joint sponsor packet for your own peace of mind, you can do so without feeling the pressure of asking too much from your parents.

As for anecdotal reassurance, I got a joint sponsor for the I-134 because I didn't think I made enough. I only had five months of records for work on my own affidavit, and extrapolated out from those months an annual income hovering right around 18,500. I only had one tax return, pay stubs showing wildly fluctuating amounts, and a letter of employment. They accepted my own affidavit without blinking and didn't want to see my joint sponsor packet at all. I was shocked and very happy.

I don't share my experience to encourage people to play it close to the edge; just saying that for me was a lot more painless than I feared.


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I-129F Sent : 2010-02-01

I-129F NOA1 : 2010-02-08

I-129F NOA2 : 2010-03-12

NVC Received : 2010-03-18

NVC Left : 2010-03-22

Consulate Received : 2010-04-12

Packet 3 Received : 2010-04-14

Packet 3 Sent : 2010-04-16 (logged 2010-04-27)

Packet 4 Received : 2010-04-29

Interview Date : 2010-06-02

Interview Result : APPROVED!!!!!!

Visa in hand: 2010-06-09

POE: 2010-06-11

We is married now!: 2010-06-24

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
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I'd say get a joint sponsor, just in case. They may or may not ask you for one, but have one ready to show them if that gives you more peace of mind.

My fiance made 47 000 in 2007, 51 000 in 2008 and about 30 000 in 2009 because he got injured on the job and couldn't work fulltime. Now in 2010 he's back to working full time and will likely earn over 50 000 again, but that doesn't matter. The CO here in Oslo still asked that we get a joint sponsor before the visa can be approved.

So if you're in doubt, its better to have more info than too little, as it was in my case. Good luck.


I'm just a simple yard ooman.

K-1

12/08/09 - I-129F sent

18/08/09 - NOA1 received by lawyer

24/08/09 - Lawyer informed us of NOA1 arrival

03/11/09 - NOA 2 received

21/12/09 - Packets 3 & 4 sent to lawyer

21/01/10 - Embassy received Packets 3 & 4 in return

27/01/10 - Embassy sends packets to shyster lawyer again

27/05/10 - Got email from Embassy re interview

09/06/10 - Interview - Was asked to submit I-134 for my fiance (our lawyer submitted the I-864 instead) and we also needed a joint sponsor. Gathering requested documents and will submit as soon as they're ready, hopefully by 30/06/10. Fingers crossed for an approval!!!

09/06/10 - Medical - all clear

01/07/10 - POE JFK - sadly it doesn't seem like this will be possible considering the delay

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You should be fine with what you have; the London embassy keeps with the bare minimum unlike other consulates.

You should be fine with what you have; the London embassy keeps with the bare minimum unlike other consulates.


Naturalization

9/9: Mailed N-400 package off

9/11: Arrived at Dallas, TX

9/17: NOA

9/19: Check cashed

9/23: Received NOA

10/7: Text from USCIS on status update: Biometrics in the mail

10/9: Received Biometrics letter

10/29: Biometrics

10/31: In-line

2/16: Text from USCIS that Baltimore has scheduled an interview...finally!!

2/24: Interview letter received

3/24: Naturalization interview

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Filed: Other Country: China
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As an employee, you would state your current income on the I-134, not your 2009 tax return total income, unless they are the same. Otherwise, you appear to be on the right track.


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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: England
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I don't make salary, I'm full time hourly wage... so I figured it would be kinda hard to say: "this" is how much I'm going to make for the year. I figured I would send my fiance a bunch of the most recent paystubs, 3 years worth of tax return transcripts, a letter of employment (I figure working at the same company for 13 steady years lends me some credibility), and like payxibka suggested - join sponsor paperwork to keep in his back pocket should doubts be raised :)

wow, there were a lot of "I figure"s in there :-P


02-date forgotten-2008: met online playing a game called lineage 2

06-17-2009: met in person for the first time!

06-26-2009: proposal <3

10-6-2009 through 11-3-2009: lived together for a month

03-24-2010 through 03-30-2010: traveled to meet his family

06-16-2010: started printing paperwork for I-129F package

06-25-2010: mailed off the I-129F package!!!

07-06-2010: NOA1 (according to the paper I hadn't got yet)

07-08-2010: check cashed

07-12-2010: hard copy NOA1 received in the mail

07-12-2010: touched

10-03-2010: touched

10-29-2010: NOA2!

11-08-2010: NVC received our petition

01-01-2011: called embassy as we never got packet 3. got "lost" in the mail. worst 2 months ever!

01-18-2011: medical! passed!

02-18-2011: INTERVIEW! APPROVED!!

03-02-2011: FLIGHT! POE: Dulles Airport!

03-09-2011: marriage certificate/license complete!

05-11-2011: mailed out AOS package (after a long fight getting the varicella vax done, and the medical paperwork completed)

05-13-2011: package delivered

08-11-2011: welcome to the united states notice! green card coming in 3 weeks!

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Filed: Other Country: China
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I don't make salary, I'm full time hourly wage... so I figured it would be kinda hard to say: "this" is how much I'm going to make for the year. I figured I would send my fiance a bunch of the most recent paystubs, 3 years worth of tax return transcripts, a letter of employment (I figure working at the same company for 13 steady years lends me some credibility), and like payxibka suggested - join sponsor paperwork to keep in his back pocket should doubts be raised :)

wow, there were a lot of "I figure"s in there :-P

Full time hourly would state current income as their gross hourly wage times 2080. It is not a prediction of how much you'll make anymore than somebody on a salary is predicting their income. You state your current income. You might make more with overtime but it is what it is. Salaried folks might get a bonus too but they state their salary.


Facts are cheap...knowing how to use them is precious...
Understanding the big picture is priceless. Anonymous

Google Who is Pushbrk?

A Warning to Green Card Holders About Voting

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/606646-a-warning-to-green-card-holders-about-voting/

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