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In filling out my K1 visa forms, it asks me for a copy of my Bank account.

Does anyone know if there is a minimum limit they are looking for? Or an ammount that will cause us not to get our Visa.

I have a full time job, but I've also been part of a long distance relationship and flying back and forwards between New Zealand and America at almost $2000 each time, means my savings isn't exactly spectacular.

My Fiance (who also has a full time job, but is in a similar financial state to myself) and his Dad (just in case we need it) are both co - sponsering me.

So I', mainly concerned about the ammount of money needed to be sitting in my bank account on my end.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Denmark
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It's up to the embassy to look at the petitioners(US citizen) assets if they feel the income isn't sufficient but having a co-sponsor is IMO better(if embassy allows it) since they're more likely to look at current and ongoing income than assets. It's not a requirement to show a certain amount in the bank account. It's not even mandatory to add it to the affidavit of support. Of course it wouldn't look bad or hurt you to add as long as you attach prove of it as well. If not adding, then they don't need bank statements.

Anybody correct me if I'm wrong please - or add more info : )


K1 process, October 2010 > POE, July 2011

I-129F approved in 180 days from NOA1 date. (195 days from filing to NOA2 in hand)

Interview took 224 days from I-129F NOA1 date. (241 days from filing petition until visa in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until POE: 285 days

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AOS process, December 2011 > July 2012

EAD/AP Approval took 51 days from NOA1 date to email update. (77 days from filing until EAD/AP in hand)

AOS Approval took 206 days from NOA1 date to email update. (231 days from filing until greencard in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until greencard in hand: 655 days

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In filling out my K1 visa forms, it asks me for a copy of my Bank account.

Does anyone know if there is a minimum limit they are looking for? Or an ammount that will cause us not to get our Visa.

I have a full time job, but I've also been part of a long distance relationship and flying back and forwards between New Zealand and America at almost $2000 each time, means my savings isn't exactly spectacular.

My Fiance (who also has a full time job, but is in a similar financial state to myself) and his Dad (just in case we need it) are both co - sponsering me.

So I', mainly concerned about the ammount of money needed to be sitting in my bank account on my end.

:)

It asks you, the beneficiary for your bank account statement? That is odd.

The beneficiary's income should not even be taken into account for the affidavit of support. The petitioner doesn't even need to list assets and provide bank statements unless they need to use the assets to make up a shortcoming in their income. If your fiance's income falls short of the 125% poverty guideline, then his father can be the joint sponsor. His father will qualify on his own, and if his income for his household size + you is above the 125% mark, then he won't need to list assets and provide any bank statements either.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Denmark
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Which list/form are you referring to?


K1 process, October 2010 > POE, July 2011

I-129F approved in 180 days from NOA1 date. (195 days from filing to NOA2 in hand)

Interview took 224 days from I-129F NOA1 date. (241 days from filing petition until visa in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until POE: 285 days

Click timeline or "about me" for all details.

AOS process, December 2011 > July 2012

EAD/AP Approval took 51 days from NOA1 date to email update. (77 days from filing until EAD/AP in hand)

AOS Approval took 206 days from NOA1 date to email update. (231 days from filing until greencard in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until greencard in hand: 655 days

Click timeline or "about me" for all details.

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Filed: Country: New Zealand
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Which list/form are you referring to?

The list of forms i need to fill out for my K1 application, and the personal documents i need to collate and send to the consulate office for review before my interview.

Its part of all the paperwork sent to me by the consulate in Auckland.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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Are you sure they didn't just send you a standard list, not specific to the K1? Never heard of a K1 or spousal visa beneficiary needing that.

Are you sure they didn't just send you a standard list, not specific to the K1? Never heard of a K1 or spousal visa beneficiary needing that.


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Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Yes but which specific form are you referring to on the checklist? : )

At http://newzealand.usembassy.gov/fiancees_visas.html you(foreign fiancé) are asked to bring evidence of support for the K1.

If you're talking about the I-134, affidavit of support, that's meant for US fiancé (and another one for co-sponsor) to fill out. They then add proof(employment letter, recent pay stubs, tax returns. For co-sponsor remember proof of father being US citizen). Bank statements if your fiancé or co-sponsor added it to the I-134. These specific documents are required on your behalf.

The tourist visa may work that way(that you show proof of own funds) but not the K1.


K1 process, October 2010 > POE, July 2011

I-129F approved in 180 days from NOA1 date. (195 days from filing to NOA2 in hand)

Interview took 224 days from I-129F NOA1 date. (241 days from filing petition until visa in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until POE: 285 days

Click timeline or "about me" for all details.

AOS process, December 2011 > July 2012

EAD/AP Approval took 51 days from NOA1 date to email update. (77 days from filing until EAD/AP in hand)

AOS Approval took 206 days from NOA1 date to email update. (231 days from filing until greencard in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until greencard in hand: 655 days

Click timeline or "about me" for all details.

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The checklist the OP is referring to is indeed specific to the K1 visa at the US consulate in Auckland. The checklist is not online but is mailed to the beneficiary.

Auckland consulate does require the beneficiary's bank statement and a copy of the beneficiary's resume to be sent with the visa application.

The amount on your bank statement shouldn't matter at all as long as your fiance/co-sponsor earns enough. I would definitely send the bank statement even if there isn't much in there as they do request it.

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The checklist the OP is referring to is indeed specific to the K1 visa at the US consulate in Auckland. The checklist is not online but is mailed to the beneficiary.

Auckland consulate does require the beneficiary's bank statement and a copy of the beneficiary's resume to be sent with the visa application.

The amount on your bank statement shouldn't matter at all as long as your fiance/co-sponsor earns enough. I would definitely send the bank statement even if there isn't much in there as they do request it.

Wow, I always find it so interesting to learn how differently each consulate operates for the same visa application.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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The checklist the OP is referring to is indeed specific to the K1 visa at the US consulate in Auckland. The checklist is not online but is mailed to the beneficiary.

Auckland consulate does require the beneficiary's bank statement and a copy of the beneficiary's resume to be sent with the visa application.

The amount on your bank statement shouldn't matter at all as long as your fiance/co-sponsor earns enough. I would definitely send the bank statement even if there isn't much in there as they do request it.

Thanks :)

Glad someone knew what I was talking about :P

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