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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Peru
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When I provide the I-134 for the K-3 interview, do I really need to provide a letter from my bank? I have sufficient income, a letter from my employer, pay stubs, W-2's, and 3 years of tax returns.

I will be going through the Consulate in Lima, Peru.

Thank you for any help/advice/experience you can provide. (L)


ONE DAY AT A TIME....

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

12/30/2008: Overnighted I-751 package to VSC

01/06/2009: Check cashed

01/06/2009: NOA (arrived 01/09/09)

01/23/2009: Biometrics appt letter received

01/31/2009: Biometrics scheduled

05/20/2009: APPROVED

06/23/2009: 10 Year Green Card arrived

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
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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 financial 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.

Also tax transcripts are acceptable in place of tax returns.


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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Peru
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I assumed it was optional, as long as the USC's income was adequate. But I read several posts that placed a great deal of significance on having a letter from the bank as supporting documentation for the I-134.

I've been without my husband for entirely too long to take any unnecessary risks. I just want to be thorough without killing myself in the process :lol:

This is so stressful.... :yes:


ONE DAY AT A TIME....

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

12/30/2008: Overnighted I-751 package to VSC

01/06/2009: Check cashed

01/06/2009: NOA (arrived 01/09/09)

01/23/2009: Biometrics appt letter received

01/31/2009: Biometrics scheduled

05/20/2009: APPROVED

06/23/2009: 10 Year Green Card arrived

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It won't hurt your case if you get it though - just one more piece of proof.


K1 Journey:

April 13/06 NOA1 from NSC

June 1/06 - Moved to CSC

August 12/06 APPROVED - NOA2!!

August 28/06 Left NVC. . . Vancouver Bound!

September 27/06 Interview APPROVED, with visa in hand

October 29/06 Moving Date

December 30/06 Married!!

AOS Journey:

January 16/07 Sent out AOS, EAD, and AP docs

January 23/07 NOA1's for AOS, EAD and AP

February 13/07 Biometrics in Portland, OR

April 7/07 EAD and AP Received

April 24/07 Interview Scheduled . . . and APPROVED, stamp and all!

May 7/07 Greencard is in my hands!

ROC Journey:

February 17/09 Sent I-751 to CSC

February 18/09 NOA1

March 14/09 Biometrics appt.

April 22/09 Date of Approval!!

June 25/09 Greencard arrives in the mail!

*Everything I post is just my .02 cents, seek a lawyer for anything beyond that.*

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: South Korea
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I got it even though it was optional....can't have enough proof when it comes to this stuff


1/12/06 Mail I-129f express mail

1/13/06 TSC rec'd

1/23/06 NOA1 from CSC

1/27/06 - Check cleared

7/10/06 - NOA2

7/14/06- rec'd @ NVC

8/14/06- NVC sent petition to Consulate

8/17/06 - Korean Consulate rec'd Petition

8/23/06 - rec'd packet 3 from Consulate

8/25/06 - sent packet 3 back to Consulate

8/27/06 - got confirmation email from Consulate, they rec'd packet three

8/27/06 - requested interview date via Consulate internet site.

9/1/06 - Checked internet site for interveiw date, it was there

9/25/06 - Interview date - APPROVED

9/28/06 - Visa in Zaeems Hand - YEAHHHHH

1/6/07 - leaving for USA

1/20/07 - Wedding Date

1/20/07 - MARRIED!!!!!

2/10/07 - rec'd certified copy of marriage license

AOS

3/13/07 - AOS package rec'd at Chicago Lockbox

3/20/07 - Rec'd Social Security Card

3/21/07 - Checks Cashed and Case Status online

3/24/07 - NOA1 Rec'd for AOS and EAD

3/27/07 - rec'd Biometrics appt letter - scheduled for 4/20/07 @ 11:00am

4/02/07 - "touched"

4/20/07 - had biometrics appt.

4/21/07 - rec'd letter stating case was transferred to CSC

5/22/07 - rec'd Case Pending at CSC email

6/25/07 - EAD card production ordered

7/7/07 - EAD "touched"

7/7/07 - AOS "touched"

8-6-07 - Rec'd EAD Card in the Mail

5-20-08 - AOS INTERVIEW - APPROVED - PASSPORT STAMPED

7-2-10 - Received 10 year green card in mail

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Argentina
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It depends on the embassy, for us, it wasn't required!


AOS

01-29-07 - marriage

02-07-07 - AOS package mailed to Chicago

02-09-07 - AOS package delivered

02-13-07 - NOA1 date

02-21-07 - Biometrics letter

02-24-07 - NOA1 received

03-01-07 - Biometrics taken

03-15-07 - Transferred to The Sucky/Slow Center (TSC)... to "speed up" processing.

03-17-07 - Transferred notice e-mail

03-20-07 - Received TSC transfer letter

03-21-07 - application pending at TSC e-mail.

05-14-07 - Misinfopass appt. COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME.

06-05-07 - I-131 e-filed

06-11-07 - AP NOA1

07-09-07 - Received weird looking letter for AP, but online status hasn't changed

Last Touch - AOS 3/24, AP 7/03

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: India
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My wife had her K3 interview in New Delhi, India in April. I did not send her a letter from the bank. She had my income tax returns, W-2s, letter confirming my employment, recent pay stubs and bank statements. The embassy only asked for 05 income tax return and W-2s.

When I provide the I-134 for the K-3 interview, do I really need to provide a letter from my bank? I have sufficient income, a letter from my employer, pay stubs, W-2's, and 3 years of tax returns.

I will be going through the Consulate in Lima, Peru.

Thank you for any help/advice/experience you can provide. (L)


K3, AOS

01-19-06 - Mailed I-129F to NBC

04-28-06 - Arrived in Los Angeles

12-11-06 - AOS Interview at Santa Ana, CA - Approved

12-22-06 - Received Green Card in the mail

Removing Conditions

09-15-08 - CSC received I-751

01-06-09 - Received Green Card in the mail

Citizenship

10-05-09 - Mailed N-400 to Phoenix

11-04-09 - Biometrics

01-12-10 - Interview at Santa Ana, CA - Approved

02-19-10 - Oath ceremony at Pomona, CA

03-11-10 - Received passport

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Peru
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I guess I'll ask my bank for a letter, even if I won't need it. I probably have a thousand documents that I won't actually need. That's just how I am.

The folder I have prepared to take with me weighs 20lbs....and I'm not even done with it yet! :lol::blush::lol:

Not taking any chances....


ONE DAY AT A TIME....

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

12/30/2008: Overnighted I-751 package to VSC

01/06/2009: Check cashed

01/06/2009: NOA (arrived 01/09/09)

01/23/2009: Biometrics appt letter received

01/31/2009: Biometrics scheduled

05/20/2009: APPROVED

06/23/2009: 10 Year Green Card arrived

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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It's a good idea to have the bank letter, but doesn't seem to be required for Brasil as long as you meet the 125% above poverty guidelines. The kicker is even if I wanted to get a letter from the bank, my bank (Bank of America) is NOT able to provide this letter!! I spoke with six BOA employees in person, as well as on the phone and the best they could do for me was write a letter stating when I opened my account, and what my current balance was. They had no way of determining how much I've deposited in the last year...imagine a bank telling you that!! They have no way to add numbers! I left angry and laughing at them at the same time! That's the problem with big banks, total lack of customer service!

So as an alternative, they offered to charge me $10.00 to provide me with my last 12 bank statements. I'm betting the consulate wouldn't go for that, so I'm leaving the bank information out.

Edited by Ana and Dan

April 1, 2006 - Filed I-129F

April 7, 2006 - NOA1

June 1, 2006 – Touched due to transfer to from NSC to CSC.

July 3, 2006 - IMBRA RFE Recieved in mail

July 6, 2006 - IMBRA RFE sent back to CSC

July 14, 2006 - CSC received RFE

July 15, 2006 - Touched

August 10, 2006 - Touched

August 11, 2006 - Touched

August 12, 2006 - Touched - Second RFE notice

August 14, 2006 - Touched

August 15, 2006 - Touched

August 19, 2006 - Second RFE arrives

August 20, 2006 - RFE reply

August 25, 2006 - Touched - RFE reply received

August 26, 2006 - Touched

August 28, 2006 - NOA2 approved in 144 days

August 29, 2006 - Touched

September 2, 2006 - Physical NOA2 arrives in mail

September 8, 2006 - NVC receives case

September 13, 2006 - NVC sends case to Rio

September 18, 2006 - Physical notice from NVC arrives in mail

September 18, 2006 - Case arrives in Rio

September 26, 2006 - Packet 3 replied to (before receiving it)

September 27, 2006 - Packet 3 response arrives in Rio

September 27, 2006 - Packet 3 arrives at Ana's

October 6, 2006 - Packet 4 arrives at Ana's

October 9, 2006 - Medical

December 5, 2006 - Interview!!

January 13, 2007 - Getting married in Hawaii!!

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It's a good idea to have the bank letter, but doesn't seem to be required for Brasil as long as you meet the 125% above poverty guidelines. The kicker is even if I wanted to get a letter from the bank, my bank (Bank of America) is NOT able to provide this letter!! I spoke with six BOA employees in person, as well as on the phone and the best they could do for me was write a letter stating when I opened my account, and what my current balance was. They had no way of determining how much I've deposited in the last year...imagine a bank telling you that!! They have no way to add numbers! I left angry and laughing at them at the same time! That's the problem with big banks, total lack of customer service!

So as an alternative, they offered to charge me $10.00 to provide me with my last 12 bank statements. I'm betting the consulate wouldn't go for that, so I'm leaving the bank information out.

Ana,

I'm not sure where your primary banking center is located or what kind of account you have, but I was able to get such a letter from Bank of America in California.

If you still wanted a letter from Bank of America, you can request a "Status of Your Account" letter that details the type of account you have, the current balance, the average balance, and the date the account was opened.

Good luck!


DCF (Germany)

April 7, 2006 - Married

April 15, 2006 - I-130 sent to Frankfurt Consulate

April 22, 2006 - I-130 returned to us (personal checks not acceptable)

April 24, 2006 - I-130 resubmitted with Credit Card Payment Form

June 14, 2006 - I-130 Approved

June 15, 2006 - Packet 3 Received

June 16, 2006 - OF-169 & Passport (Biographical Page Only) faxed to the Consulate

June 17, 2006 - DS 230 Part 1 & OF-169 mailed to the Consulate

June 26, 2006 - Packet 4 Received

June 27, 2006 - Medical Examination in Berlin

July 21, 2006 - Interview at Frankfurt Consulate

July 21, 2006 - Visa Approved!

August 22, 2006 - America!

July 26, 2008 - I-751 sent to VSC

August 1, 2008 - Check cashed

August 1, 2008 - NOA-1 received

September 9, 2008 - Biometics Appointment

March 12, 2009 - Transfer from VSC to CSC?

March 16, 2009 - Approved (10-year green card should be mailed within 60 days)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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I am selfemployed so for me i dont have a letter from my employer or a w2 form so i felt that it was neccisary for me to get the bank letter.

I only had my 2005 tax transcript and bank statements so i made sure to get all extra documenst i could to help my case.

I have no problem meeting the poverty level just hard for me to show it without getting this letter from the bank.

Also being selfemployed i use all the deductions i am allowed to use so my social security tax isnt so high, not that i dont want to pay it i just like to pay as little as i can legally.


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