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Can any of you guys out there help? I have my K1 interview next Tuesday and I'm very confused about what I'll need to take as evidence of support. Everywhere I look there is different information.

Also, I see that an I134 affidavit of support MAY be required - in which case I'm taking one just in case, along with bank statements showing I have my own money and therefore won't be a burden on the state. What supporting evidence should I provide from my finace?

Also, and finally, we were looking at the 134 and trying to decide - is he meant to say he WILL support me or not? I don't need supporting, but is he meant to say he will?

Sorry for all the questions but we really want to make sure we've got this right, so any help from you would be most gratefully received.

Thanks x

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K1 visa YES you need an I-134. You need all supporting documents with it to prove he is above the poverty lines and can support you.

He needs pay stubs, bank statement, letter from employer stating pay etc.

The information on supporting documents is in the instructions. There are example forms on visajourney to help you fill forms out.


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There's no MAY about it - for a K1, an I-134 is required. It also MUST be an original signature. If your fiance hasn't sent you one by now, you might be in trouble come interview day.

You need to include all supporting documentation for him - employer letter, pay stubs, last year's tax return with W-2's, and bank statements.

They're not going to look at your income because you're seen as an incoming immigrant (even though the K1 isn't an immigrant visa, it's viewed as your intent to immigrate because you go into the AOS stage immediately after marriage). This means your income now will end upon your arrival and will have no bearing on your ability to support yourself once you arrive here, and you won't be able to work for some time (until you receive your EAD) so you will be reliant upon your sponsor for support.

If you don't have an I-134 already put together, call your fiance and get him to FedEx one over immediately, with all the documentation, so you'll have it for your interview. You'll need an original and copy.

Hope this helps.


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There's no MAY about it - for a K1, an I-134 is required. It also MUST be an original signature. If your fiance hasn't sent you one by now, you might be in trouble come interview day.

You need to include all supporting documentation for him - employer letter, pay stubs, last year's tax return with W-2's, and bank statements.

They're not going to look at your income because you're seen as an incoming immigrant (even though the K1 isn't an immigrant visa, it's viewed as your intent to immigrate because you go into the AOS stage immediately after marriage). This means your income now will end upon your arrival and will have no bearing on your ability to support yourself once you arrive here, and you won't be able to work for some time (until you receive your EAD) so you will be reliant upon your sponsor for support.

If you don't have an I-134 already put together, call your fiance and get him to FedEx one over immediately, with all the documentation, so you'll have it for your interview. You'll need an original and copy.

Hope this helps.

the instructions for the I-134 form do not state that you need pay stubs, tax returns or w-2's. is the request for these additional documents part of the packet 3 checklist?

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the instructions for the I-134 form do not state that you need pay stubs, tax returns or w-2's. is the request for these additional documents part of the packet 3 checklist?

It states that you require supporting evidence. You can't just write an amount for an income and not have to back it up. What Dodi listed was examples of such supporting evidence.

http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1guide

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It states that you require supporting evidence. You can't just write an amount for an income and not have to back it up. What Dodi listed was examples of such supporting evidence.

http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1guide

yes, clearly you can't just write an amount for the income without evidence to back it up. i understand you have to take supporting evidence to the interview along with the I-134 affidavit but the directions for this form (link below) clearly state what documentation you need to accompany with the form. one of them being a statement from your employer which includes your salary. if your employer states your salary do you still need to take pay stubs along? i think being over prepared with plenty of evidence is the best route but my questions still remain. do you take take tax returns when those are only needed if you are self-employed and you are not self-employed? do you need to take proof of all your stated income and assets. for instance i have rental income do i need to take canceled checks from my renters to prove the additional income? what about the question on the form inquiring about the value of real estate you own, do i need to get an updated appraisal on my property? in todays market it has most certainly dropped in value, maybe it is even worth less than i owe. how does this effect my support affidavit? i undoubtedly have enough income and assets to support my fiance (beneficiary) so is there a possibility of having TOO much evidence?

hopefully someone that has been through the interview can help answer some of these questions too. all of my questions are simply to be correctly prepared.

http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-134instr.pdf

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