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I went to the bank yeserday and the guy i spoke to was so inept. he was as confused as a thanksgiven Turkey!! He ended up given a form for buying a house. Does anybody know how to get a letter from the bank as part of evidence for a K-1 interview process. Anybody please!!

I-129f sent-- 05-26-2006

NOA1 - 06-08-2006

Rfe recieved - 06-30-2006

rfe sent - 06-30-2006

NOA2 - 07-31-2006

NVC received - 08-03-2006

NOA2 recieved in the mail: 08-04-2006

NVC sent : 08-04-2006

NVC letter recieved: 08-10-2006

Embassy confirmed: 08-11-2006

interview date: 11-09-2006

Visa approved : 11-09-2006

Visa recieved : 11-15-200

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China

I assume this is in regards to Affidavit of Support I-134

The letter from the bank is optional, if your income is large enough to satisfy the 125% poverty line rule If your income is then you only need to submit copy of Tax return, W2, and letter from employer.

You only need to provide bank letter, or assets when your income is less than 125% poverty line to make up the difference between income and poverty line.

Note read the instructions included with form I-134.

II. Supporting Evidence.

As the sponsor, you must show you have sufficient income and/or financial resources to assure that the alien you are sponsoring will not become a public charge while in the United States.

Evidence should consist of copies of any or all of the following documentation listed below that are applicable to your situation.

Failure to provide evidence of sufficient income and/or financial resources may result in the denial of the alien's application for a visa or his removal from the United States.

The Sponsor must submit in duplicate evidence of income and resources, as appropriate:

A. Statement from officer of the bank or other fincial institution where you have deposits, giving the following details regarding your account:

1. Date account opened;

2. Total amount deposited for the past year;

3 Present balance.

B. Statement of your employer on business stationary, showing:

1. Date and nature of employment;

2. Salary paid;

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 denomination of bonds and name of record owner(s).

Note: Where the instructions says and/or the "OR" means can be one or the other. If your income is sufficient provide them with the evidence that they need, example Copy of last 1-3 years tax returns, past 6 month's pay stubs, and letter from employer.

Tax transcripts are acceptable in place of tax returns.

Edited by YuAndDan

OUR TIME LINE Please do a timeline it helps us all, thanks.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Germany

I kept up with all of my bank statements and just sent a copy of those with the form. They didn't question it. I believe I sent in like 6 copies.

7/20/05 - Visa received in the mail

9/13/05 - Arrival to Texas FINALLY!!!

12/2/05 - Wedding

1/25/06 - AOS/EAD sent

1/26/06 - AOS/EAD received at USCIS

02/4/06 - NOA received for EAD

02/6/06 - NOA received for AOS

02/7/06 - ASC appt notice rcv'd

03/2/06 - Biometrics appt.

05/15/06 - AOS Approval (stamp in passport)

05/23/06 - Received Welcome letter

05/26/06 - Green Card arrived in mail yaaaahhooooo

08/10/06 - Hubby 1st job in US

05/15/08 - ??? what next

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Ghana

I tried getting a written statement from B of A also. They were no help in the bank itself and referred me to the Customer Service line. When I did speak to an operator on the phone, she was rude and told me it could be 2 weeks before I recieved the letter and I believe it was 5-10 dollars per letter. I decided just to use my bank statements and printouts from online..Good luck to you and if you do have succcess getting that letter from B of A please PM or post it on here!

March 8, 2010 N-400 priority filing date

April 21, 2010-biometrics apppointment

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: India

I just had the same problem yesterday as well. And I called the USCIS, and they said just a statement from your bank would work. Get a print out of all the transactions since your account has been opened until now. :thumbs:

Our Timeline:

05.18.2006-I-129F Petition sent to NSC

05.19.2006-I-129F Petition rec'd by NSC

06.02.2006-Rec'd NOA1

06.30.2006-Rec'd RFE

07.03.2006-Sent RFE to CSC

07.11.2006-RFE rec'd by CSC - Reply


09.18.2006-Rec'd NOA2

09.29.2006-Sent I-129F pkg

10.04.2006-Rec'd I-129F pkg

10.06.2006-Embassy sent packet3

10.13.2006-Form DS-230 to New Delhi Embassy

10.26.2006-Rec'd initial packet3

11.08.2006-Rec'd police certificate

11.08.2006-Interview date thru email: DECEMBER 12, 2006 @ 8 AM

11.14.2006-Rec'd interview letter snail mail


11.22.2006-Rec'd medicals

12.01.2006-Packet4 to New Delhi Embassy

12.12.2006-Interview - Still need passport clearance & co-sponsor

12.20.2006-Sent co-sponsor info

01.03.2007-Rec'd papers & passport clearance

01.04.2007-Sent papers & passport to New Delhi Embassy - Rec'd

01.16.2007-Passport sent out

01.18.2007-Passport rec'd. No visa. Need more proof of relationship

01.24.2007-Sent more proof of relationship

02.03.2007-Rec'd proof

02.06.2007-Sent to New Delhi Embassy

03.07.2007-Rec'd passport. No visa

04.18.2007-CSC rec'd papers

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

people usually seem to have problems with Bank of America, for my bank i just told them to write a letter with my total balance etc and they did it at the window also copies of your bank statements for the last 6-12months should suffice.

06/06/05 I-130 NOA1

06/14/05 K-3 NOA1

07/08/05 k-3 NOA2

07/22/05 K-3 leaves NVC to Lagos

08/08/05 Hubby picks up interview packet from embassy

11/17/05 K-3 interview (denied, C.O refused to take co-sponsor for k-3)

12/16/05 I-130 NOA2

01/03/06 NVC assigns case number

02/15/06 Case complete (thank you James Shortcuts- only 6 weeks!)

04/19/06 tired of waiting, filed k-3 #2 ( petition is still lost in oblivion)

09/11/06 NVC scheduled CR-1 interview/ on to Lagos (thank God after 7 months of waiting!)

10/14/06 Interview date (success!)

10/18/06 Hubby goes to pick up visa- not ready ( ugh what's going on!)

10/19/06 Visa in hand ( thank you God!)

10/29/06 Together at last :)

Whole process 1 year and 4 months

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I used my Bank Statement for BofA. I just went online and printed them out. If you are not comfortable with that, just ask them for copies.

The longer it takes to introduce yourself the less you've actually accomplished

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Nigeria

This is why I opened an account with Wachovia. I know its off topic, but Customer Service these days is below standard. They don't even try to consider your life and what you are trying to accomplish if it's outside their "procedures". I mean man, you need a letter. Does anyone know how to write a letter anymore? *(Form letters not included)

La Verdadera y El Sincero - Siempre

2005 - 2006 Spent falling in love

22 May 2006 My journey to Nigeria

24 May 2006 David proposes to me

9 June 2006 Mailed I129F to TSC

30 June 2006 NOA-1

Case Transferred to CSC

27 July 2006 Touched

5 Sept 2006 Called USCIS for case / IMBRA status

14 Sept 2006 Touched

19 Sept 2006 Touched Again!

23 Sept 2006 Received IMBRA RFE by postal mail (postmarked 20 Sept 2006)

25 Sept 2006 Response to IMBRA RFE sent Priority Mail w/Delivery Confirmation

29 Sept 2006 Rec'd Email stating RFE received

1 Oct 2006 Touched - Same RFE rec'd message

17 Oct 2006 NOA-2 Rec'd via Email

23 Oct 2006 NOA-2 Rec'd via Postal Mail

9 Nov 2006 Email from NVC (response to my inquiry) w/NVC case# - file to Lagos 6 Nov

13 Nov 2006 Received NVC letter via Postal Mail

20 Nov 2006 Fiance went to Lagos Consulate- Interview Date Received

7 Feb 2007 Interview-VISA GRANTED!!! -

12 Feb 2007 Visa in Hand!!! ***Scheduled arrival 23 Feb 2007***

23 Feb 2007 Arrived JFK USA!!!

12 May 2007 Married

23 May 2007 Filed AOS

25 May 2007 Rec'd NOA1

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I went to the bank yeserday and the guy i spoke to was so inept. he was as confused as a thanksgiven Turkey!! He ended up given a form for buying a house. Does anybody know how to get a letter from the bank as part of evidence for a K-1 interview process. Anybody please!!

I bank with Bank of America and wrote out a sample letter of what I needed and took it in and one of the officers wrote out the letter for me. She was real nice and helpful, although she did state that ordinarily it would be something that you would have to order through their bank number and it would take a week or two. Hope that helps!

May 8, 2006 - sent 129F

May 9, 2006 - USCIS rec'd 129F

May 19, 2006 - NOA1 rec'd in mail

June 29, 2006 - Received & sent IMBRA RFE

June 30, 2006 - RFE delivered at CSC at 7:46am signed by J Arnett

July 24, 2006 - NOA2 Approved!!!!!!!

July 28, 2006 - Petition received at NVC

August 1, 2006 - Petition leaves NVC

August 15, 2006 - sent packet 3

August 21, 2006 - Medical

August 30, 2006 - Rec'd packet 4

October 2, 2006 - INTERVIEW!!! APPROVED!!!

October 4, 2006 - Visa in hand!!!

October 7, 2006 - POE at JFK and got EAD stamp!

October 21, 2006 - Received Social Security card

October 28, 2006 - Married!!!!!!


November 10, 2006 - Sent off AOS/EAD

November 16, 2006 - NOA1 for AOS and EAD

December 2, 2006 - Biometrics for AOS and EAD

January 23, 2007 - Without any touches, we get letter for interview in March

January 26, 2007 - EAD card production ordered

January 29, 2007 - EAD touch - Approval Notice Sent

February 1, 2007 -received EAD card

February 8, 2007 - AOS touch

March 6, 2007 - AOS Interview - approved pending FBI checks

May 25, 2007 & May 29, 2007 - AOS touch- yay! it's been awhile

May 30, 2007 - email notice Welcoming New Permanent Resident

June 6, 2007 - Greencard in hand


March 15, 2009 - Sent off I-751

April 10, 2009 - Biometrics

May 18, 2009 - APPROVAL LETTER RECEIVED!!! Without any online updates

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria

Hey Taye....by the way, thanks for the replies....

As for Bank statement, i believe the question has been answered. I know we try to be as complete as possible when sending out documents (i know i do) but the fact, is from the I-134 instructions page, it is clear that any of the supporting docs would suffice.....YuandDan has displayed this in an earlier post.

Personal experience with BOA was positive but i guess such results happen when the BOA rep has had prior experience on the subject. I know one thing for sure: it is better to make this request walking into the bank (possibly with a copy of the I-134form) and speaking to a more seasoned rep than talking about it over the phone with a customer service rep (less probability of getting one who understands the request)

In my own case, the rep knew all about the letter, although BOA does not really give those details as specified on I-134 form. They have some sort of generic form that indicates the accounts you have with BOA, the dates all accounts were opened and the average monthly balance on the accounts. I had already sent the bulk of my documents to Nigeria before the original letter arrived in my mailbox. the bank rep gave me a faxed copy of the original earlier though.

Well here`s the thing...i later surmised that this bank letter is just an overkill. I have letter from employer, paystubs, bank statements (printed online), and tax documents. I really could do without the underscoring of my average monthly balance (thank you very much) so even though i have the bank letter, i have asked my fiancee to place that one in a file labeled "for you eyes only". So that letter will not be shown to any C.O. Other supporting documents should and must suffice.

K1 Trip

6-23-2006: I-129 mailed

8-31-2006: K1 approved

11-15-2006: K1 Interview: done and visa approved

11-21-2006: K1 visa issued

11-27-2006: JFK as POE: Work authorized stamp on I-94

AOS Mission

12-16-2006: 1-485 + I-765 mailed

1-3-2007: NOA1 received: Notice date 12-28-2006

1-16-2007: Biometrics

1-17-2007: Case transferred to CSC

2-10-2007: I-693 RFE (whatever happened to the panel physician`s medical report?)

4-3-2007: Another I-693 RFE

5-8-2007: Resident Permit Card received Next Stop: February 6, 2009 (I-751)

Removal of Conditional Basis of Residency (Form I-751)

2-6-2009 Mailed Form 1-751:::VSC

2-14-2009 Received I-751 Receipt notice indicating one year extension of conditional residency status

3-6-2009 Biometrics:::::::::::::waiting for VSC

7-7-2009: E-mail notice received: Card production ordered

8-3-2009: 10year Green Card Received in the mail.

Naturalization Application (N-400)

2-16-2010: N-400 sent in..

4-2-2010: Biometrics

5-18-2010: Interview

6-16-2010: Certificate of Nat. received- Masterpiece is a USC!

7-16-2010: U.S Passport in hand

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ghana

I just asked for this info from Bank of America, too (via a question sent over the online banking website). Here's the answer:

We recommend visiting your local Bank of America banking center for

assistance. Please note that there is a $10.00 processing fee per

account for this request. If you are unable to visit a banking center,

please mail your request for an account reference letter to the

following address:

Bank of America Credit Inquiry Services

VOD Desk


PO Box 34893

Seattle, WA 98124-1893

You may also fax your request to 1.900.733.8637

In your request, please include the following information:

1. That you need an account reference letter

2. The purpose of the account reference letter

3. Your Bank of America account number

4. Your Social Security Number

5. To whom the letter should be addressed

6. Your permission to deduct the $10.00 processing fee per account for

the letter from your Bank of America account

7. Your return mailing address or fax number so that we may send the

completed letter to you

8. Your signature.


Becoming a U.S. Citizen

2/15/10 Sent N-400 packet via Fedex to Lewisville TX

2/19/10 Received text message and email notification of application received, check cashed

2/27/10 Received biometrics appointment letter

3/19/10 Biometrics appointment

3/25/10 Received email notice that case will be sent for interview scheduling at local office

3/26/10 Received yellow letter asking to being more tax records/info to interview

3/27/10 Received interview letter (dated 3/24/10)

4/28/10 Interview appointment

6/5/10 Received oath letter (dated 6/1/10)

6/29/10 Oath ceremony date

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