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Hello,

I wondered if anybody could help. A quick history of my situation: my wife-to-be lives in the US and I'm in the UK, I used the visitor visa/waiver to live with her for about a year (leaving every 90 days and spending a week or so in the UK before returning to the US). Obviously during this period I was unable to work as this is one of the restrictions of the visitor Visa. We applied for the K1 during my visit in March this year and I have been in the UK since the end of April. From May until now I have been doing some self-employed freelance work (web design) with customers from online freelance job-sites.

So, my question is this. How can I prove that I will not "become a public-charge"? I have no significant savings or funds. When I go to the United States I would like to continue working on a freelance/self-employed basis so I have no official "offer of employment". My freelance work has generated about £5,000 pounds in the last four months, but as I have only been doing it a short time I have no tax returns or similar official documents to prove my income. Would copies of my bank account statements showing the incoming payments be enough or will I need to get an affidavit of support?

Many thanks for any help and/or suggestions

James

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Hello,

I wondered if anybody could help. A quick history of my situation: my wife-to-be lives in the US and I'm in the UK, I used the visitor visa/waiver to live with her for about a year (leaving every 90 days and spending a week or so in the UK before returning to the US). Obviously during this period I was unable to work as this is one of the restrictions of the visitor Visa. We applied for the K1 during my visit in March this year and I have been in the UK since the end of April. From May until now I have been doing some self-employed freelance work (web design) with customers from online freelance job-sites.

So, my question is this. How can I prove that I will not "become a public-charge"? I have no significant savings or funds. When I go to the United States I would like to continue working on a freelance/self-employed basis so I have no official "offer of employment". My freelance work has generated about £5,000 pounds in the last four months, but as I have only been doing it a short time I have no tax returns or similar official documents to prove my income. Would copies of my bank account statements showing the incoming payments be enough or will I need to get an affidavit of support?

Many thanks for any help and/or suggestions

James

Your income does not come into the equation, They wont even ask. It is your fiance the US citizen that will have to prove that her income is at minimum 125% of the poverty level for herself, you and any dependants, so she can support you. Your income cannot be figured into the total. Good Luck.


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How can I prove that I will not "become a public-charge"?

It is the US citizen who has to prove that she can pay for eveything, she has to fill an affidavit of support I-134, you do not need to show your assests...

Hope it helps!


- Carole -

K1 journey (2006) - the toughest one!

03/30/06 - I-129F mailed

07/31/06 - NOA2

08/26/06 - Packet 3 received

09/07/06 - Checklist sent back to Embassy

09/16/06 - Packet 4 received

10/03/06 - Interview

10/07/06 - Visa received by post

10/22/06 - Entered USA

01/06/07 - Wedding :-)

AOS journey (2007) - getting easier!

01/18/07 - AOS and EAD applications sent (USPS)

01/23/07 - NOA received

02/14/07 - Biometrics appointment

03/16/07 - Initial interview for AOS

04/08/07 - EAD card received

06/11/07 - CA Driver's License. EAD was needed to be allowed to pass the test in CA :((

07/23/07 - CONDITIONAL GREEN CARD!

I-751 journey (2009) - so much easier!

04/27/09 - Sent I-751 by regular mail

04/29/09 - NOA1 (received by mail on 05/12/09)

07/01/09 - Biometrics appointment (received by mail on 06/20/09)

07/25/09 - Approved - card in preparation (received by mail on 07/31/09)

07/29/09 - Card produced (received by mail on 08/05/09)

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As previously stated it is the USC that needs to prove sufficient income not you..

ahh...I see, many thanks to all those who clarified that point. Unfortunately, she does not earn enough to qualify, so I assume that I have to find a suitable sponsor(?)

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As previously stated it is the USC that needs to prove sufficient income not you..

ahh...I see, many thanks to all those who clarified that point. Unfortunately, she does not earn enough to qualify, so I assume that I have to find a suitable sponsor(?)

Yes. She still has to file an affadavit of support, though. Your co-sponsor also has to file his/her own affadavit of support. Good luck.


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As previously stated it is the USC that needs to prove sufficient income not you..

ahh...I see, many thanks to all those who clarified that point. Unfortunately, she does not earn enough to qualify, so I assume that I have to find a suitable sponsor(?)

Regardless of her income she must be the primary sponsor and *she* will need a suitable co-sponsor.


July 17 2006 Sent I-129F to TSC

July 19 2006 packet received by TSC

July 27 2006 case received at CSC

July 28 2006 touched (to process/send NOA1)

Aug 01 2006 check cashed

Aug 05 2006 NOA1 received in mail

Oct 03 2006 Touched (RFE sent)

Oct 10 2006 RFE received and responded to

Oct 17 2006 Touched (CSC reply to RFE response)

Nov 06 2006 NOA2

Nov 21 2006 NVC sent to Manila

Blah

Blur

Drone

March 27 2007 Interview

April 02 2007 Visa delivered

April 05 2007 Happiness delivered

April 06 2007 First day of the rest of our lives

"There they go! I must hurry and catch them, for I am their leader."

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Your fiancee will be your sponsor and will have to fill out an Affidavit of Support, form I-134 and if she doesn't meet the requirements she'll need a co-sponsor that, alone, meets the minimum poverty guidelines. It's important that you know that this co-sponsor can't simply ADD to her income, the co-sponsor must be able to fully support you and his household without using your fiancee's income.

Please read the guides and the Foreign Embassy Forum for further information on the Affidavit of Support, and good luck on your journey. :)


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10/15/2006 - POE San Juan
11/15/2006 - MARRIAGE

AOS JOURNEY
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03/26/2007 - Green Card in hand!

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS JOURNEY
01/26/2009 - Filed I-751.
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"Your fiancee will be your sponsor and will have to fill out an Affidavit of Support, form I-134 "

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Hi,

Myy fiancé will have just a little bit above the porverty guideline, can we have troubles or it is ok?


- Carole -

K1 journey (2006) - the toughest one!

03/30/06 - I-129F mailed

07/31/06 - NOA2

08/26/06 - Packet 3 received

09/07/06 - Checklist sent back to Embassy

09/16/06 - Packet 4 received

10/03/06 - Interview

10/07/06 - Visa received by post

10/22/06 - Entered USA

01/06/07 - Wedding :-)

AOS journey (2007) - getting easier!

01/18/07 - AOS and EAD applications sent (USPS)

01/23/07 - NOA received

02/14/07 - Biometrics appointment

03/16/07 - Initial interview for AOS

04/08/07 - EAD card received

06/11/07 - CA Driver's License. EAD was needed to be allowed to pass the test in CA :((

07/23/07 - CONDITIONAL GREEN CARD!

I-751 journey (2009) - so much easier!

04/27/09 - Sent I-751 by regular mail

04/29/09 - NOA1 (received by mail on 05/12/09)

07/01/09 - Biometrics appointment (received by mail on 06/20/09)

07/25/09 - Approved - card in preparation (received by mail on 07/31/09)

07/29/09 - Card produced (received by mail on 08/05/09)

Taking a break from USCIS before applying for citizenship...

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