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Hey guys,

We've just received our NOA2, and I'm starting to worry about how to present our financial situation at the interview.

I am a 25-year-old, second-year medical student in the US. At this point I have absolutely no financial debt as I am supported by my parents and am ineligible for federal student loans (which most med students live off of). I have a few thousand dollars in savings. I have the ability to take out private student loans (for personal/living expenses) if it becomes necessary. However, the fact of the matter is that I made $2500 last year.

My fiance is a very hard-working nurse technician in Peru, but he has switched jobs several times in the past year. His earnings don't compare to the I-134 and I-864 requirements and are unlikely to impress anyone at the consulate; however, he also has a couple thousand dollars in savings. He has a son, who will probably stay in Peru for the time being, who we will help support.I have no doubt that we can make ends meet without a problem in the US, even before he gets his green card - we're moving to a cheaper area, etc.

The problem is... How is this all going to come across? We don't know if we'll be asked for an I-134 sponsor or not; if we get one, will that be enough? Would it make any sense to take a loan before the interview, to have some extra cash?

And, how bad will it be if I'm not able to make it for the interview? I'm taking boards soon and it will be very hard to get away - plus, money spent on plane tickets now will be money that we don't have during the next step.

Any advice at all would be greatly appreciated!!

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You need a co-sponsor, you need to make 18,212$ USD a year. The USC is the one sponsoring the Beneficiary.

The loan wont help with the income requirements, it does not count it is not income and it just appears in your account. If it will help you pay for things you guys need before your SO can get a job then you may want to get a loan.

The K-1 interview is generally optional for the USC. (depending on some countrys its better to have the USC at the interview)

The AOS interview however The USC and the beneficiary must both attend.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

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You need a co-sponsor, you need to make 18,212$ USD a year. The USC is the one sponsoring the Beneficiary.

Thanks so much for your quick reply!

Okay, I need a co-sponsor... would I just have the co-sponsor fill out an I-134, then make sure that it's included with the documentation on the day of the K1 interview?

This is sort of another question, but I'm not entirely comfortable walking around with a form that has so much of someone's personal information on it. Can I-134 be sent directly to the consulate?

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You both need to fill out an I-134, even tho you don't meet the requirement you still need to file it because its your petition for your SO.

It needs to be brought to the K-1 interview by the beneficiary unfortunately. We were really nervous about financial information too and personal info but it was worth the risk in the end really. I would send it with tracking if you can, we did that and we felt better being able to know where it is and also the ability for the post to track it down if something went wrong.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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You both need to fill out an I-134, even tho you don't meet the requirement you still need to file it because its your petition for your SO.

It needs to be brought to the K-1 interview by the beneficiary unfortunately. We were really nervous about financial information too and personal info but it was worth the risk in the end really. I would send it with tracking if you can, we did that and we felt better being able to know where it is and also the ability for the post to track it down if something went wrong.

Also, if the cosponsor's income alone is sufficient, have them leave all the asset questions blank and use a tax return transcript instead of a complete return.


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Also, if the cosponsor's income alone is sufficient, have them leave all the asset questions blank and use a tax return transcript instead of a complete return.

Great, I didn't know that was an option and I think that would make everyone involved feel much more secure about it. Thank you!

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