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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Iran
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just the last min double checks before i send in packet 3,

1.i just looked at my fiance's tax records,and his " taxable income " is 12,154,which is below the 100% poverty guidelnes.according my calculations,he needs to have about 2090 in bank ,am i calculating correctly?

2.do we need new letter of intends in packet 3?how long is a letter of intend valid for ?

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just the last min double checks before i send in packet 3,

1.i just looked at my fiance's tax records,and his " taxable income " is 12,154,which is below the 100% poverty guidelnes.according my calculations,he needs to have about 2090 in bank ,am i calculating correctly?

2.do we need new letter of intends in packet 3?how long is a letter of intend valid for ?

I have heard (but not certain) that when using assets, you need 3x (whatever amount isn't covered by income).

They suggest you have an updated letter of intent re-affirming your intent to marry. (ie. not the original one sent with the petition), but I don't know if it's strictly required. You could ask in your regional forums if anyone has been asked to show it.


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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Iran
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as far as i can remember ( i havent been on VJ for a while,its 2 dollars for each dollar under the guidelines,thats why im double checking,my information is dated

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as far as i can remember ( i havent been on VJ for a while,its 2 dollars for each dollar under the guidelines,thats why im double checking,my information is dated

This is from the I-864 instructions (under 29. Total Value of Assets), not the I-134, but I believe this is what most people quote about using assets.

In order to qualify based on the value of your assets, the total value of your assets must equal at least five times the difference between your total household income and the current poverty guidelines for your household size. However, if you are a U.S. citizen and you are sponsoring your spouse or minor child, the total value of your assets must only be equal to at least three times the difference.


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(Detailed info on our timeline can be found here: About us)

ROC Timeline:

02/10/2014 - ROC Sent.

02/12/2014 - NOA1 Date.

03/11/2014 - Biometrics Date.

05/28/2014 - Card Production.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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as far as i can remember ( i havent been on VJ for a while,its 2 dollars for each dollar under the guidelines,thats why im double checking,my information is dated

3X for assets used to make up an income shortfall.

Also many consulates use the 125% income number ($18,212) for K petitions as this is the income requirement for Adjustment of Status. Check with the consulate/embassy where the interview takes place for clarification.


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FOREIGN INCOME REPORTING & TAX FILING -->> https://www.irs.gov/publications/p54/ch01.html#en_US_2015_publink100047318

CALL THIS NUMBER TO ORDER IRS TAX TRANSCRIPTS >> 800-908-9946

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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just the last min double checks before i send in packet 3,

1.i just looked at my fiance's tax records,and his " taxable income " is 12,154,which is below the 100% poverty guidelnes.according my calculations,he needs to have about 2090 in bank ,am i calculating correctly?

2.do we need new letter of intends in packet 3?how long is a letter of intend valid for ?

You don't use "taxable income". If he filed a 1040 or 1040A then you use "total income". If he filed a 1040EZ then you use "adjusted gross income".

If he's active duty US military then he needs 100% of the poverty guidelines. Otherwise, he needs 125%.

If he's using assets (like cash in the bank) to offset a shortage in income then he needs 3X the shortage in assets. In other words, a shortage of $3K would require $9K in assets. Most consulates will consider your fiancee just as they would your spouse for the affidavit of support.

Many people recommend having updated letters of intent for the interview. The consulates don't usually ask for them, but they might if it's been a while since the petition was originally sent, or if circumstances have changed that might make them want confirmation that the petitioner still wants to go through with the marriage. In most cases, the fact that the petitioner is submitting an affidavit of support is enough confirmation for them.


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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Iran
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3X for assets used to make up an income shortfall.

Also many consulates use the 125% income number ($18,212) for K petitions as this is the income requirement for Adjustment of Status. Check with the consulate/embassy where the interview takes place for clarification.

he is active duty military

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Iran
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You don't use "taxable income". If he filed a 1040 or 1040A then you use "total income". If he filed a 1040EZ then you use "adjusted gross income".

If he's active duty US military then he needs 100% of the poverty guidelines. Otherwise, he needs 125%.

If he's using assets (like cash in the bank) to offset a shortage in income then he needs 3X the shortage in assets. In other words, a shortage of $3K would require $9K in assets. Most consulates will consider your fiancee just as they would your spouse for the affidavit of support.

Many people recommend having updated letters of intent for the interview. The consulates don't usually ask for them, but they might if it's been a while since the petition was originally sent, or if circumstances have changed that might make them want confirmation that the petitioner still wants to go through with the marriage. In most cases, the fact that the petitioner is submitting an affidavit of support is enough confirmation for them.

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just the last min double checks before i send in packet 3,

1.i just looked at my fiance's tax records,and his " taxable income " is 12,154,which is below the 100% poverty guidelnes.according my calculations,he needs to have about 2090 in bank ,am i calculating correctly?

2.do we need new letter of intends in packet 3?how long is a letter of intend valid for ?

I am glad to read news from you and glad to know that your process is moving along :)


August 23, 2010 - I-129 F package sent via USPS priority mail with delivery confirmation.

August 30, 2010 - Per Department of Homeland Security (DHS) e-mail, petition received and routed to California Service Center for processing. Check cashed. I-797C Notice of Action by mail (NOA 1) - Received date 08/25/2010. Notice date 08/27/2010.

After 150 days of imposed anxious patience...

January 24, 2011 - Per USCIS website, petition approved and notice mailed.

January 31, 2011 - Approval receipt notice (NOA 2) received by mail. Called NVC, given Santo Domingo case number, and informed that petition was sent same day to consulate.

Called Visa Specialist at the Department of State every day for a case update. Informed of interview date on February, 16 2011. Informed that packet was mailed to fiance on February, 15 2011.

February 21, 2011 - Fiance has not yet received packet. Called 1-877-804-5402 (Visa Information Center of the United States Embassy) to request a duplicate packet in person pick-up at the US consulate in Santo Domingo. Packet can be picked-up by fiance on 02/28.

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March 9, 2011 at 6 AM - Interview, approved!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Iran
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I am glad to read news from you and glad to know that your process is moving along :)

thank you,yeah we will have the packet 3 mailed by the end of the week

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You don't use "taxable income". If he filed a 1040 or 1040A then you use "total income". If he filed a 1040EZ then you use "adjusted gross income".

If he's active duty US military then he needs 100% of the poverty guidelines. Otherwise, he needs 125%.

If he's using assets (like cash in the bank) to offset a shortage in income then he needs 3X the shortage in assets. In other words, a shortage of $3K would require $9K in assets. Most consulates will consider your fiancee just as they would your spouse for the affidavit of support.

Many people recommend having updated letters of intent for the interview. The consulates don't usually ask for them, but they might if it's been a while since the petition was originally sent, or if circumstances have changed that might make them want confirmation that the petitioner still wants to go through with the marriage. In most cases, the fact that the petitioner is submitting an affidavit of support is enough confirmation for them.

What about submitting some family photographs (photo copies of course)with the package? I mean the requirement for "evidence of engagement".

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Indonesia
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just the last min double checks before i send in packet 3,

1.i just looked at my fiance's tax records,and his " taxable income " is 12,154,which is below the 100% poverty guidelnes.according my calculations,he needs to have about 2090 in bank ,am i calculating correctly?

2.do we need new letter of intends in packet 3?how long is a letter of intend valid for ?

Better renew you Letter of Intent. Congratulation for having your case move. Good luck for the interview.


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2010-07-16****K1 Petition Sent Out

2010-08-08****NOA1 Hardcopy

2011-05-20****POE LAX

2011-06-20****Wedding

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2011-08-18****AOS Package Sent.

2011-09-29****Biometric Appt. Dover, Delaware

2011-10-18****RFE reply

2011-12-13****GC in hand

AP:

2011-10-31****File AP

2011-11-08****NOA1

2011-11-14****AP Approved

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2013-10-22***Package Sent

2013-11-03***Check Cashed

2013-11-05***NOA1
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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ukraine
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as far as i can remember ( i havent been on VJ for a while,its 2 dollars for each dollar under the guidelines,thats why im double checking,my information is dated

$3 in assets for every $1 under the guidelines. For a family of two he needs to earn $18,000 + (125% of guidelines unless he is active duty military) He is $6000 short and needs about $20,000 in the bank to make up for this, OR $20,000 in other assets.

OR a co-sponsor

What about submitting some family photographs (photo copies of course)with the package? I mean the requirement for "evidence of engagement".

Letter of intent. Photos do not indicate intent to marry within 90 days. You must sign letters that state you are willing and able to marry each other within 90 days of the beneficiary entering the US

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Iran
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see what got me confused is,i talked to an airforce member in the beginning of the process here,and he told me that the way they calculate being over or under guidelines is different for active duty military members.according to him it was not calculated with adjusted gross income.

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Filed: Other Country: China
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see what got me confused is,i talked to an airforce member in the beginning of the process here,and he told me that the way they calculate being over or under guidelines is different for active duty military members.according to him it was not calculated with adjusted gross income.

It's total income from a 1040 or adjusted gross from the 1040EZ but military members can include certain allowances that may not be taxable. I'm not sure of the details but "taxable income" is not the number.


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