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I-134 instructions on Supporting Evidence

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada

The instructions for I-134 list 4 items that should be provided.

A. Statement from an officer of the bank or other financial institutions with deposits, identifying the following details regarding the account:

1. Date account opened;

2. Total amount deposited for the past year; and

3. Present balance.

B. Statement(s) of your employer on business stationery showing:

1. Date and nature of employment;

2. Salary paid; and

3. Whether the position is temporary or permanent.

C. If self-employed:

1. Copy of last income tax return filed; or

2. Report of commercial rating concern.

D. List containing serial numbers and denominations of bonds and name of record owner(s).

I thought it curious that they only want the last tax return only if you are self employed, yet I see several people thinking they need 3 years of tax returns even if not self employed. I mean it certainly wouldn't hurt to give them more than they want. Is there some precedence set that they have requested tax returns even when the instructions don't say you need them?

Also I see people requesting tax transcripts from the IRS. I don't see it mentioned in the instructions that's what is needed. Isn't it good enough to submit photocopies of your tax returns that you have on file which everyone should have for at least several years in their filing cabinets?

I also see nowhere in the instructions that you need to provide pay stubs. Not saying I won't provide them, just curious where this requirement came from or is it that people are just being paranoid?


-Paul and Jennifer

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Morocco

omg u said exactly my sediments to the t......ive been wondering the same thing.....where is everyone getting this extra requirements from.

Filed I129F: 03/4/2011

Received by USCIS: 3/8/2011



Case# received from NVC: 07/1/2011.

got packet 3/4: Aug/4/2011

Interview: Sept 21st 2011

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I think people are trying to submit more than is needed to feel safer. I followed the instructions for the form and I also checked with my embassy.

My embassy lists only letter from employer and bank statements and even they are listed as "optional but recommended". It says nothing about tax returns. I still made a copy of my last year W2 and 1040 "just" to stay on the safe side.

I'm sure if you make over the poverty guideline you will be fine in regards to the financial support.

I always recommend to check it with your embassy. Everything is listed on embassies websites.

Good luck.

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