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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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please i need help , i'm getting so nervous as the day for the interview is getting closer. as i read here that lagos did not accept joint sponsor and for other it was sucessful with joint sponsor. this is my case, my wife have a job, she has been working there since 2002 and she make 30k yearly, but on her tax return she have 4 people that depend on her plus her it will make 5people for year 2005, and now adding me to it, it will be 6 so i want to know if there is no need for joint sponsor i looked at the poverty guideline, she meet up with the 100% (26,800) but not with the 125%(33,500) .... what do you think my VJ members. I really need your input with this.

Do i still need to go for joint sponsor or i use whatever she sent to me for the i-134.


Marriage : 2006-02-16

I-130 Sent : 2006-03-10

I-130 NOA1 : 2006-03-27

I-130 NOA2 : 2006-07-06 APPROVED

K-3

I-129F MAILED : 2006-03-25

K-3 APPROVED: 2006-08-08 APPROVED

K-3 INTERVIEW : 2006-10-04 INTERVIEW WAS SUCCESSFUL.

SET OF FINGERPRINTS: 2006-10-06

FINGERPRINT RESULTS ARRIVED: 2006-10-30

VISA ISSUED: 2006-11-28

US ARRIVAL JFK AS POE: 2006-12-006

EAD

EAD MAILED: 2006-12-22

EAD NOA: 2007-01-04

EAD BIOMETRIC: 2007-01-18

CASE TRANSFERRED TO CSC FROM CHICAGO : 2007-01-04

EAD APPROVED : 2007-03-12

EAD CARD ARRIVED: 2007-03-15

WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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gideon, what i recommend is to have the joint sponsor ready just in case, if they say it's not enough income then u can tell them u have one. at this point it is up to the CO to make that decision.


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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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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please i need help , i'm getting so nervous as the day for the interview is getting closer. as i read here that lagos did not accept joint sponsor and for other it was sucessful with joint sponsor. this is my case, my wife have a job, she has been working there since 2002 and she make 30k yearly, but on her tax return she have 4 people that depend on her plus her it will make 5people for year 2005, and now adding me to it, it will be 6 so i want to know if there is no need for joint sponsor i looked at the poverty guideline, she meet up with the 100% (26,800) but not with the 125%(33,500) .... what do you think my VJ members. I really need your input with this.

Do i still need to go for joint sponsor or i use whatever she sent to me for the i-134.

I think the only people that qualify for the 100 % poverty guideline is military employees. Otherwise she will half to go by the 125% guideline. Get a co-sponsor, just in case. Since they seem to be picky about wether they will accept co-sponsors for K visas it is a touch and go situation. The worst that could happen is that they will want you to wait for the Cr1 visa. Co-sponsors have always been accepted for the Cr1 at Lagos, as far as I know. Also, just a thought, it looks like your wife's income is quite close, in this case they may decide it is close enough and accept the co-sponsor. Other than that, there is not much else you can do.

I'm sure others on here have better advise and experience to share.


K3

10-xx-04 I129 sent

05-xx-05 NOA1 from USCIS - Aproved - Abandoned for Cr1

CR1

11-15-04 I-130 sent

12-10-04 NOA 1 fee changed had to resend info with new fee

12-11-04 Resend case with new fee

02-14-05 NOA 2 I-130 Case aproved and sent to NVC

02-25-05 NVC received case

03-21-05 Received I-864 fee bill

03-22-05 Sent $70 I-864 payment to

04-16-05 Received IV fee bill

04-17-05 Sent $ 380 IV payment to NVC

05-02-05 Received I-864 packet from NVC

05-02-05 Sent I-864 packet to NVC

05-11-05 NVC received IV payment

05-16-05 NVC sent third packet

05-25-05 Received DS-230 and third packet instructions

06-06-05 NVCReceived DS-230 per fed ex confirmation

06-07-05 NVC Enters DS-230 information in system

waiting waiting waiting

06-20-05 Case Completed!!!!!!!yipee.

waiting for interview date.............

7-26-05 Baby born!!!! yaya

8-15-05 Interview set for 9-29-05

9-29-05 Interview suck they want more proof

10-20-05 second interview

10-24-05 yaya haleloujhya finally got it.

10-28-05 going to meet husband in New York. yayayaya

10-30-05 Home!!!!

Lifting Conditions

7-28-07 Mailed form I751 and supporting documents. $275 (Old fee!!!!!Yipee!!!)

8-17-07 Check cleared my account.

8-20-07 Touched

8-30-07 Received Biometric apointment letter.

9-11-07 Biometrics Apointment

9-22-07 Received letter of approval

9-24-07 Received GC Whoo hoo done for 10 years!!!

09-20-09 Sent N-400 for Citizenship

11-01-09 Bio

01-11-10 Passed Interview

01-16-10 Received notice for swearing in ceremony

02-03-10 Swearing in ceremony

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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To add to that, do any of her dependants work? I dont know if they are all kids or elderly people but if any of her dependants works and seems to be adding to the "household income", that should help.

I agree with the idea of getting a co-sponsor and having that ready just in case. If you also have any proof of tangible assets/income on your side, that may help.....may underscored.


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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To add to that, do any of her dependants work? I dont know if they are all kids or elderly people but if any of her dependants works and seems to be adding to the "household income", that should help.

I agree with the idea of getting a co-sponsor and having that ready just in case. If you also have any proof of tangible assets/income on your side, that may help.....may underscored.

her mother and her nephew 18yrs old who is in college now and have a job as well and the 2 other kids, but there mother is back to work now after 3 years of not working due to a back surgery she had. so, this is why the kids are dependants of her. She just sent me a letter from her work stating her position, salary and permanency of the job. On her 2004 tax refund she made34k but 2005 is 29k, cuz she was out of work for awhile and was not paid.


Marriage : 2006-02-16

I-130 Sent : 2006-03-10

I-130 NOA1 : 2006-03-27

I-130 NOA2 : 2006-07-06 APPROVED

K-3

I-129F MAILED : 2006-03-25

K-3 APPROVED: 2006-08-08 APPROVED

K-3 INTERVIEW : 2006-10-04 INTERVIEW WAS SUCCESSFUL.

SET OF FINGERPRINTS: 2006-10-06

FINGERPRINT RESULTS ARRIVED: 2006-10-30

VISA ISSUED: 2006-11-28

US ARRIVAL JFK AS POE: 2006-12-006

EAD

EAD MAILED: 2006-12-22

EAD NOA: 2007-01-04

EAD BIOMETRIC: 2007-01-18

CASE TRANSFERRED TO CSC FROM CHICAGO : 2007-01-04

EAD APPROVED : 2007-03-12

EAD CARD ARRIVED: 2007-03-15

WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.

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If nothing else, depending on time available to you, i suggest that you have with you, some copies of the pay stubs of the dependants of your fiancee who are currently working. As much of the current paystubs that they have will be helpful in supporting your case. You can effectively argue that they are dependents who are contributing to the household income.

I hope your fiancee can ensure that you receive those paystubs or some other proof of employment for those dependants that are currently working. This may not technically be seen as co-sponsorship but i think it will show that the dependants "on paper" that your fiancee have are now becoming independent by their income. I am sure having such documents will help your case greatly.

If these paystubs cannot get to you in time, then i would suggest a carefully worded letter from employer stating salary that the dependants make. Such a letter from employer can be faxed to you. It will be better than nothing. If this faxed letter has contact information, then it allows the consular officers a little opportunity to verify the information stated on the letter of employment if need be.

Stay positive and be ready to articulate yourself well about the current situation with the consular officer. Sometimes they can listen but most times they must see documents to approve. Try your best.

I wish you all the best.

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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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If nothing else, depending on time available to you, i suggest that you have with you, some copies of the pay stubs of the dependants of your fiancee who are currently working. As much of the current paystubs that they have will be helpful in supporting your case. You can effectively argue that they are dependents who are contributing to the household income.

I hope your fiancee can ensure that you receive those paystubs or some other proof of employment for those dependants that are currently working. This may not technically be seen as co-sponsorship but i think it will show that the dependants "on paper" that your fiancee have are now becoming independent by their income. I am sure having such documents will help your case greatly.

If these paystubs cannot get to you in time, then i would suggest a carefully worded letter from employer stating salary that the dependants make. Such a letter from employer can be faxed to you. It will be better than nothing. If this faxed letter has contact information, then it allows the consular officers a little opportunity to verify the information stated on the letter of employment if need be.

Stay positive and be ready to articulate yourself well about the current situation with the consular officer. Sometimes they can listen but most times they must see documents to approve. Try your best.

I wish you all the best.

thanks alot and i really appreciate your contributions..... i will let you know the outcome of the interview tomorrow. Thanks once again.


Marriage : 2006-02-16

I-130 Sent : 2006-03-10

I-130 NOA1 : 2006-03-27

I-130 NOA2 : 2006-07-06 APPROVED

K-3

I-129F MAILED : 2006-03-25

K-3 APPROVED: 2006-08-08 APPROVED

K-3 INTERVIEW : 2006-10-04 INTERVIEW WAS SUCCESSFUL.

SET OF FINGERPRINTS: 2006-10-06

FINGERPRINT RESULTS ARRIVED: 2006-10-30

VISA ISSUED: 2006-11-28

US ARRIVAL JFK AS POE: 2006-12-006

EAD

EAD MAILED: 2006-12-22

EAD NOA: 2007-01-04

EAD BIOMETRIC: 2007-01-18

CASE TRANSFERRED TO CSC FROM CHICAGO : 2007-01-04

EAD APPROVED : 2007-03-12

EAD CARD ARRIVED: 2007-03-15

WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.

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