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i had been living in thailand with my fiance for the last three years. we decided to get married back in may and come back to america ASAP. we got all of our paper work sent in for a k-1 on july 27th, NOA1 on july 31st. i had my own internet business that was generating income, but i had no proof of it. pretty much i was spending what i was making, not really saving any money. after doing research on this site, i found out that thailand does not allow co sponsors and that i needed proof of income to get her back to the states. so, i just arrived back in the states two days ago (on the 5th of january) and i have been looking for work so i can send her the documents to show the immigration officers in bangkok that i am working and have income to support. i have no proof of income from the last three years because i was in thailand, doing my own business. no w2's, tax returns, nothing. i have a little bit of money in a few banks in america, but much less than 10k.

i have a few questions:

once i find a job and can provide a letter from my employer stating that i make "x" amount along with pay stubs, will that be enough for them to approve a visa for her?

i dont have many bank statements. i have money in two bank accounts, but it does not amount to much. will this affect the decision?

on special occasions, will the embassy in bangkok allow a co sponsor if we write to them, explaining our situation? my father would be the co-sponsor. my father has pictures of my fiance and him together so there is proof that they have met before and have a friendship.

thank you in advance to everyone who replies!

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i had been living in thailand with my fiance for the last three years. we decided to get married back in may and come back to america ASAP. we got all of our paper work sent in for a k-1 on july 27th, NOA1 on july 31st. i had my own internet business that was generating income, but i had no proof of it. pretty much i was spending what i was making, not really saving any money. after doing research on this site, i found out that thailand does not allow co sponsors and that i needed proof of income to get her back to the states. so, i just arrived back in the states two days ago (on the 5th of january) and i have been looking for work so i can send her the documents to show the immigration officers in bangkok that i am working and have income to support. i have no proof of income from the last three years because i was in thailand, doing my own business. no w2's, tax returns, nothing. i have a little bit of money in a few banks in america, but much less than 10k.

i have a few questions:

once i find a job and can provide a letter from my employer stating that i make "x" amount along with pay stubs, will that be enough for them to approve a visa for her?

i dont have many bank statements. i have money in two bank accounts, but it does not amount to much. will this affect the decision?

on special occasions, will the embassy in bangkok allow a co sponsor if we write to them, explaining our situation? my father would be the co-sponsor. my father has pictures of my fiance and him together so there is proof that they have met before and have a friendship.

thank you in advance to everyone who replies!

Did you go to the Amphur and get married?

Edited by daboyz

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Bangkok, Thailand

Marriage : 2006-11-08

I-130 Sent : 2008-02-22

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-03-10

I-129F Sent : 2008-04-08

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-04-14

I-129F touched: 2008-05-06

I-130 touched: 2008-05-09

I-129F approved 2008-09-05

I-130 approved 2008-09-05

NVC received 2008-09-12

Pay I-864 2008-10-08

Pay IV bill 2008-10-08

Receive Instruction 2008-11-05

Case Complete 2008-11-18

Medical 2009-01-19/20 passed

Receive Pkt 4 2009-01-30

Interview 221g 2009-02-23

Second interview 2009-03-02 Approved

POE DFW 2009-03-07

Received SS card 2009-03-17

Received GC 2009-04-01

Done for 3 years or 10 years. Haven't decided yet.

(I'm going for the IR-1 and blowing off the K-3. Even if it takes an extra couple months, it's worth it to not have to deal with USCIS again)

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Note:

Please fill out I-130, wait 6 months for approval, then 3 more months for an interview. (Unless of course we've bombed your country into the stone age, then you qualify for expedited processing.)

Welcome to the USA!!!

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i had been living in thailand with my fiance for the last three years. we decided to get married back in may and come back to america ASAP. we got all of our paper work sent in for a k-1 on july 27th, NOA1 on july 31st. i had my own internet business that was generating income, but i had no proof of it. pretty much i was spending what i was making, not really saving any money. after doing research on this site, i found out that thailand does not allow co sponsors and that i needed proof of income to get her back to the states. so, i just arrived back in the states two days ago (on the 5th of january) and i have been looking for work so i can send her the documents to show the immigration officers in bangkok that i am working and have income to support. i have no proof of income from the last three years because i was in thailand, doing my own business. no w2's, tax returns, nothing. i have a little bit of money in a few banks in america, but much less than 10k.

i have a few questions:

once i find a job and can provide a letter from my employer stating that i make "x" amount along with pay stubs, will that be enough for them to approve a visa for her?

i dont have many bank statements. i have money in two bank accounts, but it does not amount to much. will this affect the decision?

on special occasions, will the embassy in bangkok allow a co sponsor if we write to them, explaining our situation? my father would be the co-sponsor. my father has pictures of my fiance and him together so there is proof that they have met before and have a friendship.

thank you in advance to everyone who replies!

Someone correct me if i'm wrong, but if you're married, your K-1 is no longer valid. you have to file CR-1......right?


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That's why I asked if they went to the amphur.


Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Bangkok, Thailand

Marriage : 2006-11-08

I-130 Sent : 2008-02-22

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-03-10

I-129F Sent : 2008-04-08

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-04-14

I-129F touched: 2008-05-06

I-130 touched: 2008-05-09

I-129F approved 2008-09-05

I-130 approved 2008-09-05

NVC received 2008-09-12

Pay I-864 2008-10-08

Pay IV bill 2008-10-08

Receive Instruction 2008-11-05

Case Complete 2008-11-18

Medical 2009-01-19/20 passed

Receive Pkt 4 2009-01-30

Interview 221g 2009-02-23

Second interview 2009-03-02 Approved

POE DFW 2009-03-07

Received SS card 2009-03-17

Received GC 2009-04-01

Done for 3 years or 10 years. Haven't decided yet.

(I'm going for the IR-1 and blowing off the K-3. Even if it takes an extra couple months, it's worth it to not have to deal with USCIS again)

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Note:

Please fill out I-130, wait 6 months for approval, then 3 more months for an interview. (Unless of course we've bombed your country into the stone age, then you qualify for expedited processing.)

Welcome to the USA!!!

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i had been living in thailand with my fiance for the last three years. we decided to get married back in may and come back to america ASAP. we got all of our paper work sent in for a k-1 on july 27th, NOA1 on july 31st. i had my own internet business that was generating income, but i had no proof of it. pretty much i was spending what i was making, not really saving any money. after doing research on this site, i found out that thailand does not allow co sponsors and that i needed proof of income to get her back to the states. so, i just arrived back in the states two days ago (on the 5th of january) and i have been looking for work so i can send her the documents to show the immigration officers in bangkok that i am working and have income to support. i have no proof of income from the last three years because i was in thailand, doing my own business. no w2's, tax returns, nothing. i have a little bit of money in a few banks in america, but much less than 10k.

i have a few questions:

once i find a job and can provide a letter from my employer stating that i make "x" amount along with pay stubs, will that be enough for them to approve a visa for her?

i dont have many bank statements. i have money in two bank accounts, but it does not amount to much. will this affect the decision?

on special occasions, will the embassy in bangkok allow a co sponsor if we write to them, explaining our situation? my father would be the co-sponsor. my father has pictures of my fiance and him together so there is proof that they have met before and have a friendship.

thank you in advance to everyone who replie

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Getting married thailand by the monks and having a party, is not being married. Getting married in thailand and going to the Amphur and registering it IS being married.


Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Bangkok, Thailand

Marriage : 2006-11-08

I-130 Sent : 2008-02-22

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-03-10

I-129F Sent : 2008-04-08

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-04-14

I-129F touched: 2008-05-06

I-130 touched: 2008-05-09

I-129F approved 2008-09-05

I-130 approved 2008-09-05

NVC received 2008-09-12

Pay I-864 2008-10-08

Pay IV bill 2008-10-08

Receive Instruction 2008-11-05

Case Complete 2008-11-18

Medical 2009-01-19/20 passed

Receive Pkt 4 2009-01-30

Interview 221g 2009-02-23

Second interview 2009-03-02 Approved

POE DFW 2009-03-07

Received SS card 2009-03-17

Received GC 2009-04-01

Done for 3 years or 10 years. Haven't decided yet.

(I'm going for the IR-1 and blowing off the K-3. Even if it takes an extra couple months, it's worth it to not have to deal with USCIS again)

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Note:

Please fill out I-130, wait 6 months for approval, then 3 more months for an interview. (Unless of course we've bombed your country into the stone age, then you qualify for expedited processing.)

Welcome to the USA!!!

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Let me make this easier. Do you have a pretty red folder with 2 pieces of paper inside? Both papers identical? If you have that, you're married and k-1 is not an option.


Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Bangkok, Thailand

Marriage : 2006-11-08

I-130 Sent : 2008-02-22

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-03-10

I-129F Sent : 2008-04-08

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-04-14

I-129F touched: 2008-05-06

I-130 touched: 2008-05-09

I-129F approved 2008-09-05

I-130 approved 2008-09-05

NVC received 2008-09-12

Pay I-864 2008-10-08

Pay IV bill 2008-10-08

Receive Instruction 2008-11-05

Case Complete 2008-11-18

Medical 2009-01-19/20 passed

Receive Pkt 4 2009-01-30

Interview 221g 2009-02-23

Second interview 2009-03-02 Approved

POE DFW 2009-03-07

Received SS card 2009-03-17

Received GC 2009-04-01

Done for 3 years or 10 years. Haven't decided yet.

(I'm going for the IR-1 and blowing off the K-3. Even if it takes an extra couple months, it's worth it to not have to deal with USCIS again)

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Note:

Please fill out I-130, wait 6 months for approval, then 3 more months for an interview. (Unless of course we've bombed your country into the stone age, then you qualify for expedited processing.)

Welcome to the USA!!!

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I read that as the DECIDED to get married back in May. Not that they GOT married back in May. But that is question #1. If they are married then you can forget the K-1 anyway.

Daboyz is probably the best member to answer the Affidavit questions for Bangkok, but in other consulates CURRENT income is more important than last years tax return.


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Yep. Decided and got are really different. Kinda funny how the difference in those 2 words can make a difference.


Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Bangkok, Thailand

Marriage : 2006-11-08

I-130 Sent : 2008-02-22

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-03-10

I-129F Sent : 2008-04-08

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-04-14

I-129F touched: 2008-05-06

I-130 touched: 2008-05-09

I-129F approved 2008-09-05

I-130 approved 2008-09-05

NVC received 2008-09-12

Pay I-864 2008-10-08

Pay IV bill 2008-10-08

Receive Instruction 2008-11-05

Case Complete 2008-11-18

Medical 2009-01-19/20 passed

Receive Pkt 4 2009-01-30

Interview 221g 2009-02-23

Second interview 2009-03-02 Approved

POE DFW 2009-03-07

Received SS card 2009-03-17

Received GC 2009-04-01

Done for 3 years or 10 years. Haven't decided yet.

(I'm going for the IR-1 and blowing off the K-3. Even if it takes an extra couple months, it's worth it to not have to deal with USCIS again)

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Note:

Please fill out I-130, wait 6 months for approval, then 3 more months for an interview. (Unless of course we've bombed your country into the stone age, then you qualify for expedited processing.)

Welcome to the USA!!!

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Jesus I sound like push. :)


Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Bangkok, Thailand

Marriage : 2006-11-08

I-130 Sent : 2008-02-22

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-03-10

I-129F Sent : 2008-04-08

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-04-14

I-129F touched: 2008-05-06

I-130 touched: 2008-05-09

I-129F approved 2008-09-05

I-130 approved 2008-09-05

NVC received 2008-09-12

Pay I-864 2008-10-08

Pay IV bill 2008-10-08

Receive Instruction 2008-11-05

Case Complete 2008-11-18

Medical 2009-01-19/20 passed

Receive Pkt 4 2009-01-30

Interview 221g 2009-02-23

Second interview 2009-03-02 Approved

POE DFW 2009-03-07

Received SS card 2009-03-17

Received GC 2009-04-01

Done for 3 years or 10 years. Haven't decided yet.

(I'm going for the IR-1 and blowing off the K-3. Even if it takes an extra couple months, it's worth it to not have to deal with USCIS again)

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Note:

Please fill out I-130, wait 6 months for approval, then 3 more months for an interview. (Unless of course we've bombed your country into the stone age, then you qualify for expedited processing.)

Welcome to the USA!!!

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Well it doesn't matter whether it's Thailand or London, the dude is going to have to come up with some tax returns at some point. I'd suggest he get those filed.


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Agreed. But bkk and mtl accepting a co sponsor are two different worlds. Especially on a K visa.


Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Bangkok, Thailand

Marriage : 2006-11-08

I-130 Sent : 2008-02-22

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-03-10

I-129F Sent : 2008-04-08

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-04-14

I-129F touched: 2008-05-06

I-130 touched: 2008-05-09

I-129F approved 2008-09-05

I-130 approved 2008-09-05

NVC received 2008-09-12

Pay I-864 2008-10-08

Pay IV bill 2008-10-08

Receive Instruction 2008-11-05

Case Complete 2008-11-18

Medical 2009-01-19/20 passed

Receive Pkt 4 2009-01-30

Interview 221g 2009-02-23

Second interview 2009-03-02 Approved

POE DFW 2009-03-07

Received SS card 2009-03-17

Received GC 2009-04-01

Done for 3 years or 10 years. Haven't decided yet.

(I'm going for the IR-1 and blowing off the K-3. Even if it takes an extra couple months, it's worth it to not have to deal with USCIS again)

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Note:

Please fill out I-130, wait 6 months for approval, then 3 more months for an interview. (Unless of course we've bombed your country into the stone age, then you qualify for expedited processing.)

Welcome to the USA!!!

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Co-sponsors don't go over well at BKK for K1s. You are clearly a resident of Thailand. Why don't you go back to Thailand, get married and submit your I-130 directly to the consulate? This will be quicker than a K1, and you can use a cosponsor.

Edited by rsn

K1: 01/15/2009 (mailed I-129F) - 06/23/2009 (visa received)

AOS: 08/08/2009 (mailed I-485, I-765, & I-131) - 10/29/2009 (received GC)

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