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Hi there,

Me (I'm Canadian) and my fiancee (from Kansas) have been researching getting a K-1 visa for me to come to live in the United States. My question is in regards to the I-134 form, requesting evidence that my fiancee can support me while I'm in the United States. I'm wondering how much in financial resources/income is sufficient to prove that I can be supported in the United States. My fiancee recently started a job working full time as an administrative assistant at a hospital, but she is returning to college in the spring, and will most likely not be able to continue working full time. How much income does the government generally require to demonstrate that she can support me? Does the I-134 on my behalf have to be filed by her, or could it be filled out by someone else living in the United States who could offer support? Is there any way to prove that I have sufficient means on my own to support myself? Thanks a lot for your advice.

Chris

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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Hi there,

Me (I'm Canadian) and my fiancee (from Kansas) have been researching getting a K-1 visa for me to come to live in the United States. My question is in regards to the I-134 form, requesting evidence that my fiancee can support me while I'm in the United States. I'm wondering how much in financial resources/income is sufficient to prove that I can be supported in the United States. My fiancee recently started a job working full time as an administrative assistant at a hospital, but she is returning to college in the spring, and will most likely not be able to continue working full time. How much income does the government generally require to demonstrate that she can support me? Does the I-134 on my behalf have to be filed by her, or could it be filled out by someone else living in the United States who could offer support? Is there any way to prove that I have sufficient means on my own to support myself? Thanks a lot for your advice.

Chris

Here's the "Poverty Guidelines for 2006"

http://www.uscis.gov/graphics/formsfee/for...iles/I-864p.pdf

The I-134 is sent to you from the US Citizen AFTER you are approved by USCIS here (you receive a NOA2 notice). It really has no bearing on the I-129F process being done here in the states. But when it reaches the Consulate in Canada, they want to make sure that you are being supported by the US citizen before they'll issue a visa.

Tchau,

Joey


Fernanda's Timeline

K-1

June 2, 2006 - Mailed K1 Petition

Jun 28, 2006 - NOA1

Oct 05, 2006 - NOA2 - APPROVED after 122 days

Dec 05, 2006 - Received Packet 3 from Consulate

Dec 11, 2006 - Medical Examination in Belo Horizonte

Jan 10, 2007 - Returned Packet #3 to Consulate (SEDEX-10)

Mar 13, 2007 - INTERVIEW SUCCESS! We have our K-1 VISA !!

POE & Texas Wedding

Mar 27, 2007 - POE Houston, TX. No questions. Gone in 10 minutes.

Mar 28, 2007 - Marriage License app

April 4, 2007 - Our Wedding Day!

April 12, 2007 - Apply for SS card with married name

April 20, 2007 - Received SS card

AOS

June 4, 2007 - Mailed AOS

June 6, 2007 - USCIS received

June 11, 2007 - NOA1 for I-485

July 18, 2007 - Biometrics completed

July 20, 2007 - Case transferred from MSC to CSC

July 31, 2007 - AOS Approved - 57 days - Without an Interview!

Aug 06, 2007 - Received Green Card in the mail today!

Jan 8, 2009 @ 8:18PM - Our son was born tonight !!

I-751 - Remove Conditions

July 11, 2009 - Certified Mail to VSC I-751 Package

July 14, 2009 - Check cleared bank

July 20, 2009 - NOA1 & 1 yr extension - Receipt date is July 14. Case# assigned

Sept 1, 2009 - Biometrics completed

Nov 25, 2009 - I-751 is approved. No Interview.

Dec 14, 2009 - 10yr Green Card arrived !

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Chris,

See 9 FAM 40.41 (Public Charge) Notes. Be careful to distinguish between the material that applies to Immigrants and I-864 from the material that applies to non-immigrants including K-visa non-immigrants.

If you want definitive answers, you won't find them - it's a rather subjective issue.

Yodrak

Hi there,

Me (I'm Canadian) and my fiancee (from Kansas) have been researching getting a K-1 visa for me to come to live in the United States. My question is in regards to the I-134 form, requesting evidence that my fiancee can support me while I'm in the United States. I'm wondering how much in financial resources/income is sufficient to prove that I can be supported in the United States. My fiancee recently started a job working full time as an administrative assistant at a hospital, but she is returning to college in the spring, and will most likely not be able to continue working full time. How much income does the government generally require to demonstrate that she can support me? Does the I-134 on my behalf have to be filed by her, or could it be filled out by someone else living in the United States who could offer support? Is there any way to prove that I have sufficient means on my own to support myself? Thanks a lot for your advice.

Chris

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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Hi there,

Me (I'm Canadian) and my fiancee (from Kansas) have been researching getting a K-1 visa for me to come to live in the United States. My question is in regards to the I-134 form, requesting evidence that my fiancee can support me while I'm in the United States. I'm wondering how much in financial resources/income is sufficient to prove that I can be supported in the United States. My fiancee recently started a job working full time as an administrative assistant at a hospital, but she is returning to college in the spring, and will most likely not be able to continue working full time. How much income does the government generally require to demonstrate that she can support me? Does the I-134 on my behalf have to be filed by her, or could it be filled out by someone else living in the United States who could offer support? Is there any way to prove that I have sufficient means on my own to support myself? Thanks a lot for your advice.

Chris

Here's the "Poverty Guidelines for 2006"

http://www.uscis.gov/graphics/formsfee/for...iles/I-864p.pdf

The I-134 is sent to you from the US Citizen AFTER you are approved by USCIS here (you receive a NOA2 notice). It really has no bearing on the I-129F process being done here in the states. But when it reaches the Consulate in Canada, they want to make sure that you are being supported by the US citizen before they'll issue a visa.

Tchau,

Joey

Also, for I-134, the sponsor must be 100% above the poverty guidelines (for most countries). If the sponsor doesn't meet the requirements, you'll need to look into a co-sponsor.

I'm not sure whether Canada works with self-sponsoring, but you can research that.


I only offer advice - not even legal. Just the plain and simple kind.

Timeline (incompleta)

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