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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom

I'm filing the I-129F in a week or two, so I know that I likely have a few months before I have to fill out the I-134. I have a pretty well-paying job now (which meets the income requirement), but I was basically a stay-at-home-mom for the last couple of years so I didn't have much income on those tax returns. Is this going to be an issue, given that I make the appropriate amount now? We do have around $30k in savings. I don't have anyone who can co-sponsor for me, and now I'm worried that this will be the dealbreaker after so much time/work. I can get a letter from my employer and my bank statements, do they even need to see my last few tax returns?

Our Timeline:

April 2003: We "met" online through a mutual friend.

March/April 2004: He visited me in California and we hit it off, but didn't want to do a long-distance relationship.

July 7, 2009: We got back in touch with each other.

April 15, 2010: My previous relationship ended and we decided that he would come visit me again and see where things went.

May 25 2010: We saw each other again for the first time in six years!

June 23, 2010: We decided to try a relationship.

November 8, 2010: We got engaged!

January 3, 2011: I began to assemble the I-129F packet

March 14, 2011: Mailed out the I-129F packet

March 16, 2011: NOA-1

May 31, 2011: NOA-2

June 13, 2011: NVC received our approved I-129F

June 15, 2011: NVC approved the I-129F and sent it to London

July 1, 2011: He mailed the completed Packet 3 in

July 15: His medical exam

July 29: We called the consulate and got his interview date

September 6: His interview - approved!

September 25: He entered the U.S. with his visa

November 18: WE GOT MARRIED!

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It is your current income that it's based on. You need to show them proof of it. London is used to having a tax return, but will accept other good proofs. There's a whole page I wrote about tax returns and proving income in a document I put together to help UK K1s, so I'm not going to type it all again here. Look HERE and scroll down until you find it.

England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted


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