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Hi, I'm just about to file my I-I29F and I've been doing some research. We've hired our lawyer, we've gone through this site making sure we are filing everything correctly, but the income requirements for the later parts of the visa process have me worried.

I am 23 years old, a recent university graduate with a part-time job. I'm seeking full time employment as a teacher, but with the economy as it is now, that's not really in the cards until more jobs open up.

My part time job earns about $10,000 American a year. I also have approximately $10,000 in a Roth IRA. I'm assuming that's not enough?

If it's not, am I able to have my parents sponsor my fiancee?

I did a quick search through the forum for this, but couldn't find a straight answer. Sorry if I didn't look hard enough. Thanks.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Hi, I'm just about to file my I-I29F and I've been doing some research. We've hired our lawyer, we've gone through this site making sure we are filing everything correctly, but the income requirements for the later parts of the visa process have me worried.

I am 23 years old, a recent university graduate with a part-time job. I'm seeking full time employment as a teacher, but with the economy as it is now, that's not really in the cards until more jobs open up.

My part time job earns about $10,000 American a year. I also have approximately $10,000 in a Roth IRA. I'm assuming that's not enough?

If it's not, am I able to have my parents sponsor my fiancee?

I did a quick search through the forum for this, but couldn't find a straight answer. Sorry if I didn't look hard enough. Thanks.

Yes, you can use your parents as the co sponsor.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
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Hi, I'm just about to file my I-I29F and I've been doing some research. We've hired our lawyer, we've gone through this site making sure we are filing everything correctly, but the income requirements for the later parts of the visa process have me worried.

I am 23 years old, a recent university graduate with a part-time job. I'm seeking full time employment as a teacher, but with the economy as it is now, that's not really in the cards until more jobs open up.

My part time job earns about $10,000 American a year. I also have approximately $10,000 in a Roth IRA. I'm assuming that's not enough?

If it's not, am I able to have my parents sponsor my fiancee?

I did a quick search through the forum for this, but couldn't find a straight answer. Sorry if I didn't look hard enough. Thanks.

First, I'd recommend you check out the I-864P. This provides the income threshold the USC has to meet depending on their household size. Household size consists of you, your fiance and any dependents you filed on your most recent tax return.

If you have no additional dependents, besides yourself and your fiance, the income threshold currently stands at about 18 300 I think. Keep in mind that these are the 2009 guidelines, however. The ones for 2010 are not yet available. As they become available the income thresholds may increase.

You may add your savings as assets to supplement your income, but there's no guarantee a CO will take them into account. From what I understand COs are most interested in earned income.

I'd say the safest option for your situation is to get one of your parents to co sponsor your fiance. If they're able and willing, then there's no reason why you shouldn't them. Their support will only improve the odds for your case getting approved and that's always a good thing.

All the best.

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First, I'd recommend you check out the I-864P. This provides the income threshold the USC has to meet depending on their household size. Household size consists of you, your fiance and any dependents you filed on your most recent tax return.

If you have no additional dependents, besides yourself and your fiance, the income threshold currently stands at about 18 300 I think. Keep in mind that these are the 2009 guidelines, however. The ones for 2010 are not yet available.

You may add your savings as assets to supplement your income, but that there's no guarantee a CO will accept that. From what I understand COs most interested in earned income.

I'd say the safest option for your situation is to get one of your parents to co sponsor your fiance. If they're able and willing, then there's no reason why you shouldn't. Their support will just eliminate another reason for your case not getting approved and that's always a good thing.

All the best.

Thanks for the quick and detailed response. Really appreciate it!

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Just to add, you can probably do the filing yourself with the guides provided on this site provided you have a relatively simple case. Lawyers can do little to help the process and mainly fill out the same paperwork you can do for free.


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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Thailand
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Thanks for the quick and detailed response. Really appreciate it!

You did not post or list the country of your fiance(e). Not all Embassies/Consulates accept Joint Sponsors. Please be careful to check that the Embsassy your fiance(e) will be interviewing at is known to routinely accept joint sponsors such as England and not routinely deny them such as Bangkok.

Please watch out for a "Newbie" member stating his lawyer has handled over... This is not responsible.

Good luck.


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Just to add, you can probably do the filing yourself with the guides provided on this site provided you have a relatively simple case. Lawyers can do little to help the process and mainly fill out the same paperwork you can do for free.

Yeah, after we got to working on this I realized that, but it was after we paid the lawyer his fees. Hopefully he can at least double-check everything we are doing, but if nothing else it makes my fiancee feel more secure.

This site is a huge help.

You did not post or list the country of your fiance(e). Not all Embassies/Consulates accept Joint Sponsors. Please be careful to check that the Embsassy your fiance(e) will be interviewing at is known to routinely accept joint sponsors such as England and not routinely deny them such as Bangkok.

Please watch out for a "Newbie" member stating his lawyer has handled over... This is not responsible.

Good luck.

Hi, my fiancee is from Canada, so I don't expect any problems. Thanks for your tip!

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