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Hi there good people of Visa Journey,

First of all I would like to say that I have tried searching for answers, but to no avail, so if this question has been answered already, please know I did what I could to find the answer! :innocent:

Me and my American fiancee (I'm the Alien Fiance, my partner is an American Citizen) are currently in the final stages of a K-1 VISA application.

I am Australian.

Recently we got some good news... Almost 5 and a half later, we have NOA2 Approved, and already the US Consulate in Sydney has received the approval notice, and just a few days ago I received the delightful packet 3 checklist email.. HOORAY!!!

Most items seem to be straight forward enough, however one part in particular I was hoping to get some advice on. The final hurdle??? I hope so! :dance:

Co Sponsor for my partner's Affidavit of support.

This isn't at all a surprise, we have in fact already known this would be the case, and have done so much research. I am confident we meet the requirements, but just not sure HOW we need to approach this.

To give you some history, my partner left full-time employment approximately 2 years ago. Prior to that she worked at the same job for about 5 years, during that time saved every last cent she could as a savings, she's good like that!

2 Years ago she had an agreement with her mom that she would renovate her mom's house (where she lives) in exchange for all expenses paid accomodation (I know, she has a great mom!)

So basically, this has worked well, she hasn't had to pay for a thing to live! For everything else she's had her savings!

Of course, on paper, this doesn't look great, and her on her own won't satisfy the requirements, so we need to get the help of a co sponsor.

Already doing the math, her mom and her mom's husband (step dad) on their own earn well over the requirement for a co sponsor, her dad too also meets these requirements. All parties are more than happy and willing to be a co sponsor, just waiting for our instruction!

I am currently working full time, I work as an IT System Administrator, and have been saving money here (I will estimate I will have about US$20,000 saved in the next month or two, about the time I will be set for my interview.

My parents, who live here in Australia, have a joint income of approximately US$180-$200,000 annually, and have also said they are willing to assist however they can.

Now that I've hopefully given the background, here are my questions;

1. How many co sponsors can you have? How many are recommended: Would it hurt to get both her mom and step dad AND her dad to both sponsor her/me?

2. Does EVERYONE fill in an affivadit, or is there another form for co sponsors?

3. Can my mum and dad be a sponsor, even though they are here in Australia?

4. Should we just get one or should we get as many as we can?

It's probably worth mentioning that my partner, nor her immediate family have ever claimed welfare, or ANYTHING like that. It has just been a case of my partner saved a lot of money during her 5 year employment, and has been living off of that, plus her agreement with her mom to renovate the house in exchange for 'all expenses paid' living.

She was planning on going back to Full-Time employment this year, but of course decided on holding off to plan and of course talk to me!

When I move there, we are planning to live there in the same agreement, until I or we get back to work.

I was going to get my mum and dad to write an affivadit or a statement either way to take to my interview.

Basically there's just NO WAY, I would ever become a public charge, we're just not too sure how we best go about putting that on forms! :thumbs:

Thanks for reading this novel, and I truly thank everyone in advance for their advice, I can't tell you how much we appreciate it!

Regards,

GrayL


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My name is Gray and I'm originally from Perth, Western Australia, my wife Bry is from Montana.
We met in June 2010, got engaged in November 2010, and married in January 2012!
We are now living together in Montana.


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The USC petitioner completes an affidavit of support regardless of income. Any joint sponsor must meet the requirements for sponsorship individually. No combining of incomes for the I-134. A sponsor must be a US citizen or green card holder.


I-864 Affidavit of Support FAQ -->> https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/immigrant-process/documents/support/i-864-frequently-asked-questions.html

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

PLEASE READ THE GUIDES -->> Link to Visa Journey Guides

MULTI ENTRY SPOUSE VISA TO VN -->>Link to Visa Exemption for Vietnamese Residents Overseas & Their Spouses

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The USC petitioner completes an affidavit of support regardless of income. Any joint sponsor must meet the requirements for sponsorship individually. No combining of incomes for the I-134. A sponsor must be a US citizen or green card holder.

Hi Anh map,

Wow thanks for the speedy response!

So my American fiance will fill in an the affidavit anyways, and then what does the co sponsors fill in? Do they also do separate affidavits? Or is there another form.

Thanks again, so greatly appreciated!

Regards,

GrayL


___________________________________________________________________________________
My name is Gray and I'm originally from Perth, Western Australia, my wife Bry is from Montana.
We met in June 2010, got engaged in November 2010, and married in January 2012!
We are now living together in Montana.


Timeline:

- NATURALIZATION, N400 -

07/04/2015: Applicable for Naturalization

For my full K-1/AOS/AP/EA/ROC process see my timeline here: http://goo.gl/AyNVBd
Check out my Flickr Page here: http://goo.gl/Yx4THU

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No need for multiple joint sponsors. Incomes are not combined. The joint sponsor needs to have an individual income that is enough for their household plus the intending immigrant. The joint sponsor completes an I-134 as well.


I-864 Affidavit of Support FAQ -->> https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/immigrant-process/documents/support/i-864-frequently-asked-questions.html

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

PLEASE READ THE GUIDES -->> Link to Visa Journey Guides

MULTI ENTRY SPOUSE VISA TO VN -->>Link to Visa Exemption for Vietnamese Residents Overseas & Their Spouses

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Hi folks,

Thank you so much for your replies, that pretty much answers all of the questions!

Just one more, when the co sponsor is filling out the I-134, who do they put for question 3: This Affivadit is executed on behalf of the following person?

Is it me, the alien fiance or my partner the US citizen?

Thanks!

Edited by GrayL

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My name is Gray and I'm originally from Perth, Western Australia, my wife Bry is from Montana.
We met in June 2010, got engaged in November 2010, and married in January 2012!
We are now living together in Montana.


Timeline:

- NATURALIZATION, N400 -

07/04/2015: Applicable for Naturalization

For my full K-1/AOS/AP/EA/ROC process see my timeline here: http://goo.gl/AyNVBd
Check out my Flickr Page here: http://goo.gl/Yx4THU

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The affidavit of support is submitted on behalf of the immigrant.


I-864 Affidavit of Support FAQ -->> https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/immigrant-process/documents/support/i-864-frequently-asked-questions.html

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

PLEASE READ THE GUIDES -->> Link to Visa Journey Guides

MULTI ENTRY SPOUSE VISA TO VN -->>Link to Visa Exemption for Vietnamese Residents Overseas & Their Spouses

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Hi Anh map,

Thanks so much for your replies, so greatly appreciated. :thumbs:

Actually your previous answer now creates a new question.

If the co sponsor must be an individual only how should things like assets etc counted when completing the I-134?

What I mean is my partner's mom and step dad can both be sponsors, but how do they declare their assets as it is all one? When they do their taxes they have to declare all of that stuff together, so I'm not too sure what they should be doing?

Hopefully that makes sense.

Thanks so much

GrayL


___________________________________________________________________________________
My name is Gray and I'm originally from Perth, Western Australia, my wife Bry is from Montana.
We met in June 2010, got engaged in November 2010, and married in January 2012!
We are now living together in Montana.


Timeline:

- NATURALIZATION, N400 -

07/04/2015: Applicable for Naturalization

For my full K-1/AOS/AP/EA/ROC process see my timeline here: http://goo.gl/AyNVBd
Check out my Flickr Page here: http://goo.gl/Yx4THU

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Hi Anh map,

Thanks so much for your replies, so greatly appreciated. :thumbs:

Actually your previous answer now creates a new question.

If the co sponsor must be an individual only how should things like assets etc counted when completing the I-134?

What I mean is my partner's mom and step dad can both be sponsors, but how do they declare their assets as it is all one? When they do their taxes they have to declare all of that stuff together, so I'm not too sure what they should be doing?

Hopefully that makes sense.

Thanks so much

GrayL

The sponsor just needs to qualify. If they can do it on individual income, then assets do not have to be listed. A joint tax return is made up of two personal incomes. They can document their individual income.


I-864 Affidavit of Support FAQ -->> https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/immigrant-process/documents/support/i-864-frequently-asked-questions.html

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

PLEASE READ THE GUIDES -->> Link to Visa Journey Guides

MULTI ENTRY SPOUSE VISA TO VN -->>Link to Visa Exemption for Vietnamese Residents Overseas & Their Spouses

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