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I-134 requirements for France

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: France
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Hey, gang!

I know I'm a little ahead of the game in asking this question, but I figured it was better to be prepared.

I'm trying to garner a little information on what the Embassy in Paris prefers to see in terms of supporting financial documentation for the I-134. I've read again and again that it can vary widely from consulate to consulate what will be expected in terms of compelling evidence of financial stability. I'm trying to figure out if I'm really going to need my parents to act as co-sponsors or if what I can provide will be enough.

Here's the deal. I didn't work for almost three years while I was doing dissertation research. Hence, I didn't file tax returns for those years. That leaves me in a little bit of a lurch. However, I have been working steadily since the beginning of June. I worked temp-to-hire for three months and then was hired full-time by the company I temped at. My approximate earning power in this position is about $28,000/yr. I can easily get my employer to write a letter for me. Certainly I can get my bank to write a letter detailing regular deposits, etc, or whatever they want to see. I simply can't provide tax returns or evidence of income for the last three years. How's that gonna go over in Paris? Do I need to get my parents involved...?

Any info you can provide would be much appreciated!! :)


January 2004: Met Laurent at the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris

February 2004: We became an actual couple

January 29th, 2006: I left France to return to the United States--AWFUL to say goodbye!

June 2006: Finally convinced Laurent that a K-1 visa would be more time-effective than trying to get an H-1

August 1st, 2006: The K-1 petition is finally in the mail and on its way to Nebraska...WooHoooo!! And yes, I remembered to attach the check! :-)

August 3rd, 2006: USPS online tracking shows that my petition (sent certified) was received at the NSC at 5:05am

August 14th, 2006: NOA1 received USPS!! (I-129F recv'd at CSC: 8/4; NOA date: 8/10; last touched: 8/11)

October 2nd, 2006: I MISTAKENLY thought we had an approval...False alarm...Back to waiting...

October 3rd, 2006: TOUCHED!!

October 4th, 2006: REALLY AND TRULY APPROVED!!! Email notification lists 10/3 as the NOA2 date.

Later that same day: TOUCHED...AGAIN! Hope that means I'm in a cozy box and moving to NVC this week...

October 10th, 2006: Received official NOA2 via snail mail.

October 19th, 2006: Case received at NVC!! AWESOME!!

October 20th, 2006: Case forwarded to Paris!! DHL says two shipments were headed that way. Must be in there somewhere...

October 27th, 2006: Received official receipt letter from NVC via USPS.

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