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Filed: IR-5 Country: Philippines
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Hi, visa journey peeps, it's been a long time since I last visited this site again. Hopefully you can give some advice again.

Ok this situation is for my friend. She had an interview last June 15 @ the US embassy of Manila for K1 visa unfortunately, doesn't look like her interview went well. The consul was asking her about more sources of income for her US citizen fiancé. Her fiancé has no job in the present only worked for 3 months since the time he submitted the application last oct. 2010. He had his parent as his co sponsor. He lived with his parent. When my friend went to her interview, the first thing the consul told to my friend was they don't accept co sponsor for K1 visa, is that true? So what will happen now for the application of my frIend, what is alternative they can do. The consul told her to present more evidence of his financial or sources of income but if the fiancé has no job, then what??? She already have a ticket to US and about to leave next week but if she doesn't have visa yet then what? also the wedding is set already first week of next month. My friend is panicking and don't know what to do.... Please need your advise. Thanks again in advance.


I-130 Petition for alien relative (mom)

01/08/2010 - Mailed I-130 form via express mail

01/11/2010 - Received Application and signed by JPM

01/19/2010 - Received NOA1

03/10/2010 - Received approval notice via e-mail

03/15/2010 - Received NOA2 via mail

NVC

03/16/2010 - case no. assigned and registered both my mom and my e-mail addresses

03/18/2010 - Received DS-3032 form and AOS fee bill from NVC via e-mail

03/18/2010 - PAID AOS fee

03/20/2010 - e-mailed signed DS-3032 to NVC

03/23/2010 - Mailed I-864 packet via USPS

03/25/2010 - NVC received DS 3032 thru e-mail

03/26/2010 - NVC received I-864 packet

03/31/2010 - PAID IV Bill online

04/10/2010 - Received RFE, missing DS-230 and entire documents..... still waiting for my mom to send me her stuff. omg!

04/22/2010 - Mailed DS 230 packet via USPS Priority Mail.... huh! finally I received my mom's docs.

04/26/2010 - NVC received DS 230 packet

05/07/2010 - Sign-in FAILED....great!

05/10/2010 - Talked to the NVC operator and said "CASE COMPLETED" on 05/10/2010

05/13/2010 - Received Interview Appt. on 06/02/2010 via e-mail

05/17/2010 - Medical Exam

06/02/2010 - Interview Appointment PASSED

06/23/2010 - Returned her passport to Singapore Embassy for issuance of visa

06/30/2010 - Visa Received... Yehey!!

09/16/2010 - Arrived in Hawaii

10/02/2010 - Received Welcome Notice

10/12/2010 - Applied for SS #

10/13/2010 - Received 10 years permanent card

10/18/2010 - Received ss card

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Hi, visa journey peeps, it's been a long time since I last visited this site again. Hopefully you can give some advice again.

Ok this situation is for my friend. She had an interview last June 15 @ the US embassy of Manila for K1 visa unfortunately, doesn't look like her interview went well. The consul was asking her about more sources of income for her US citizen fiancé. Her fiancé has no job in the present only worked for 3 months since the time he submitted the application last oct. 2010. He had his parent as his co sponsor. He lived with his parent. When my friend went to her interview, the first thing the consul told to my friend was they don't accept co sponsor for K1 visa, is that true? So what will happen now for the application of my frIend, what is alternative they can do. The consul told her to present more evidence of his financial or sources of income but if the fiancé has no job, then what??? She already have a ticket to US and about to leave next week but if she doesn't have visa yet then what? also the wedding is set already first week of next month. My friend is panicking and don't know what to do.... Please need your advise. Thanks again in advance.

You sound really educated on this and have been through the process yourself. Manila does not like the acceptance of a co-sponsor but sometimes it is done by an immediate family member. What is different here is that the Petitioner has No Employment and living with his parents. (The Cousulate Red Flagged this immediately)

The petitioner maybe allowed to re-file after finding employment. (I'm not sure but the currant Petition is probably Void) Maybe he can find immediate employment but I doubt that will be accepted. What was his 2010 taxes? What is the currant income for 2011? Theres no paycheck or means of support.

I wonder how much time the Consulate gave to provide documentation of income and support.

3 mistakes: 1. Booking a Flight before a physical Visa in hand.

2. Planning a wedding when they already knew it would be dis-approved due to no real support.

3. The assumption of the Philippines accepting a co-sponsor.

Warnings: Sounds like she has a Passport and the flight is already paid. I would strongly avoid her getting on a plane. The intent of the visit will be looked at when you have a K-1 pending. (and a currant denial pending)

Best I can do for now.


TIM/MAV K1-JOURNEY
3/27/2007....We first met on myspace
1/30/10 ......My Honey proposed
8/15/10 ......He visit Philippines(2wks) & met my family
12/17/10 ....USCIS received the Filed I-129F for K1-visa
12/21/10 ....Received hard copy,NOA1
5/25/11.......Received RFE
6/09/11.......NOA2 approved
12/07/11.....Visa fee paid at BPI

6/11/13.......2nd visa fee payment
7/10-11/13.. Medical Exam completed@St.Lukes Clinic
1/15-16/14.. 2nd Medical exam updated
1/21/14...... k1 interview-Visa Approved
.....................................................................
8/29/14...... Submitted AOS application
10/03/14.....Biometrics
01/07/15.....Received my EAD card

01/31/15..... I got my SSN from the mail

04/20/15......AOS Interview - Approved :star:

4/24/15 .......Got the Driving Permit Card

4/30/15 .......Green Card Received :) (Exp.4/20/17)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Sorry to hear about your friend but she shouldn't have bought the ticket without a visa. Even the Embassy (packet 3/4) warns applicants not to resign from their jobs or make specific travel arrangements without the visa. There is no assurance that it will be issued/approved.

From what I've read here on VJ, in some cases they allow co-sponsors at USEM but it's very rare. The reason why the embassy asks for the evidence of support (I-134) is for the applicant's sake/protection. The expenses don't end with the visa issuance/approval or the wedding. Once she gets to the US, there will be more paperwork and expenses. She won't be able to work while her papers are being processed. The gov't doesn't want her to be a liability.

Most of the members here might encourage her fiance to find a job or another option is to get married here in the Philippines and apply for a spouse visa. I'm not just aware of the requirements for the spouse visa.

The mods might move this thread to the Phil forum as well. They might be able to give specific answers/suggestions there. :)


TIMELINE:

Feb 01, 2011 - Sent I-129F to Texas Lockbox

Feb 07, 2011 - I-129F Received

Feb 19, 2011 - NOA1 (Mail)

May 13, 2011 - NOA2 (e-mail notice)

May 17, 2011 - NOA 2 (Mail)

May 28, 2011 - Got case number after 2 weeks of waiting

May 30-31, 2011 - 2-day Medical at SLMEC (without the NVC letter, just the MCN)

July 01, 2011 - Interview (APPROVED despite delayed documents!)

July 14, 2011 - Picked up visa from 2Go Main

July 15, 2011 - Bought one-way ticket for first time immigrant (rate)

July 18, 2011 - CFO at SMEF-COW

July 31, 2011 - Flight to the US! (Finally!)

My blogsite: www.neighborlj.blogspot.com

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We must have had the same consul because they told me the same thing. My hubby was also living with his parents and had only been working for 4 months during our interview. We had his dad as a co-sponsor and the CO said that the co-sponsor would not count. He commented that my hubby did not seem to make enough money but we argued that he was just starting out and I (the beneficiary) boldly told the CO that I do not need to depend on my hubby because I am perfectly capable of finding work and supporting myself since I have a good degree in a good field. I showed him my diploma and told him of my work experience in China as a speech therapist (I had the police clearance from China) and lastly, I said that speech therapists earn very well in the US. He paused for a while and said, "Okay, I will take into consideration your youth (we were only 22 and 23 respectively then- hubby was there too) as well as your work experience. Congratulations you are approved. Goodluck" I guess in cases like that where you already know you are in a tight spot YOU HAVE to already prepare yourself for a rebuttal. We already planned on using my work experience and education as an argument, and it worked to my advantage. Best advice for your friend is to maybe find another job asap, have the employment letter with salary on it (no time for paystubs) and send it in, or maybe you could also try doing what I did. I don't know why they are so strict. My hubby had just graduated then so obviously we had no tax returns and he made about 2,800 a month in the Army at that time. It's only been 4 months so we had 4 months of paystubs and an employment letter and he still felt it was too low. I told him that 2,800/month would amount to way above the poverty line annually but he didn't seem to care, his mind was made up that it was low. Goodluck and hope they work it out!

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My Journey:

We met through a study-abroad program in Shanghai, China in August of 2009

We got engaged March of 2010

I received my K1 VISA in 6 months (June-December 2010)

We were married 04/02/2011
I received my conditional 2-year greencard (AOS) in 2.5 months with no interview (April-June 2011)

Our son was born 02/03/2013

I received my masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology 04/17/2013

I received my 10-year greencard (ROC) in 3 months with no interview (March-June 2013)

My husband returned from deployment 06/20/2013

My naturalization journey took 4 months (April-August 2014)

I became a US citizen on 08/01/2014

Received passport in 3 weeks (regular processing)

Thank you, VJ! smile.png

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Filed: IR-5 Country: Philippines
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You sound really educated on this and have been through the process yourself. Manila does not like the acceptance of a co-sponsor but sometimes it is done by an immediate family member. What is different here is that the Petitioner has No Employment and living with his parents. (The Cousulate Red Flagged this immediately)

The petitioner maybe allowed to re-file after finding employment. (I'm not sure but the currant Petition is probably Void) Maybe he can find immediate employment but I doubt that will be accepted. What was his 2010 taxes? What is the currant income for 2011? Theres no paycheck or means of support.

I wonder how much time the Consulate gave to provide documentation of income and support.

3 mistakes: 1. Booking a Flight before a physical Visa in hand.

2. Planning a wedding when they already knew it would be dis-approved due to no real support.

3. The assumption of the Philippines accepting a co-sponsor.

Warnings: Sounds like she has a Passport and the flight is already paid. I would strongly avoid her getting on a plane. The intent of the visit will be looked at when you have a K-1 pending. (and a currant denial pending)

Best I can do for now.

I'm glad my husband found this site and introduced it to me. This site help me alot with my journey to US, from our K1 Visa till I got my US citizenship and petitioning my mother.

With regards to my friend, I've been telling her that not to book a flight yet, and planned the wedding but her fiance was the one who did everything. About the 2010 Income tax return, his father is the one doing his taxes i think I'm not sure he is only the dependent of the parent since he has no job. So what will happen now to their case, The fiance needs to get a stable job, until then she can be approve? and what if he can't find a job yet what is the alternative they can do. Get married in the philippines and then start with K3 visa, but is the co sponsor will work with the K3 visa? thanks again for any help


I-130 Petition for alien relative (mom)

01/08/2010 - Mailed I-130 form via express mail

01/11/2010 - Received Application and signed by JPM

01/19/2010 - Received NOA1

03/10/2010 - Received approval notice via e-mail

03/15/2010 - Received NOA2 via mail

NVC

03/16/2010 - case no. assigned and registered both my mom and my e-mail addresses

03/18/2010 - Received DS-3032 form and AOS fee bill from NVC via e-mail

03/18/2010 - PAID AOS fee

03/20/2010 - e-mailed signed DS-3032 to NVC

03/23/2010 - Mailed I-864 packet via USPS

03/25/2010 - NVC received DS 3032 thru e-mail

03/26/2010 - NVC received I-864 packet

03/31/2010 - PAID IV Bill online

04/10/2010 - Received RFE, missing DS-230 and entire documents..... still waiting for my mom to send me her stuff. omg!

04/22/2010 - Mailed DS 230 packet via USPS Priority Mail.... huh! finally I received my mom's docs.

04/26/2010 - NVC received DS 230 packet

05/07/2010 - Sign-in FAILED....great!

05/10/2010 - Talked to the NVC operator and said "CASE COMPLETED" on 05/10/2010

05/13/2010 - Received Interview Appt. on 06/02/2010 via e-mail

05/17/2010 - Medical Exam

06/02/2010 - Interview Appointment PASSED

06/23/2010 - Returned her passport to Singapore Embassy for issuance of visa

06/30/2010 - Visa Received... Yehey!!

09/16/2010 - Arrived in Hawaii

10/02/2010 - Received Welcome Notice

10/12/2010 - Applied for SS #

10/13/2010 - Received 10 years permanent card

10/18/2010 - Received ss card

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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wworld808 -> encourage your friend or her fiance to sign up on VJ so they could tell their experience/situation by themselves and VJ members could offer their tips to them directly. :)

I think Steph (messybrownhair) has a great suggestion but her fiance then (now hubby) was already working (for a few months) unlike your friend's fiance who is unemployed. Given their current circumstance, I guess it will be better to re-sched their wedding. :)


TIMELINE:

Feb 01, 2011 - Sent I-129F to Texas Lockbox

Feb 07, 2011 - I-129F Received

Feb 19, 2011 - NOA1 (Mail)

May 13, 2011 - NOA2 (e-mail notice)

May 17, 2011 - NOA 2 (Mail)

May 28, 2011 - Got case number after 2 weeks of waiting

May 30-31, 2011 - 2-day Medical at SLMEC (without the NVC letter, just the MCN)

July 01, 2011 - Interview (APPROVED despite delayed documents!)

July 14, 2011 - Picked up visa from 2Go Main

July 15, 2011 - Bought one-way ticket for first time immigrant (rate)

July 18, 2011 - CFO at SMEF-COW

July 31, 2011 - Flight to the US! (Finally!)

My blogsite: www.neighborlj.blogspot.com

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wworld808 -> encourage your friend or her fiance to sign up on VJ so they could tell their experience/situation by themselves and VJ members could offer their tips to them directly. :)

I think Steph (messybrownhair) has a great suggestion but her fiance then (now hubby) was already working (for a few months) unlike your friend's fiance who is unemployed. Given their current circumstance, I guess it will be better to re-sched their wedding. :)

Oh I misread that I thought he had been working 3 months already!


My Journey:

We met through a study-abroad program in Shanghai, China in August of 2009

We got engaged March of 2010

I received my K1 VISA in 6 months (June-December 2010)

We were married 04/02/2011
I received my conditional 2-year greencard (AOS) in 2.5 months with no interview (April-June 2011)

Our son was born 02/03/2013

I received my masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology 04/17/2013

I received my 10-year greencard (ROC) in 3 months with no interview (March-June 2013)

My husband returned from deployment 06/20/2013

My naturalization journey took 4 months (April-August 2014)

I became a US citizen on 08/01/2014

Received passport in 3 weeks (regular processing)

Thank you, VJ! smile.png

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