Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Kirsten L

I-134 requirements for France

1 post in this topic

Recommended Posts

Filed: K-1 Visa Country: France

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.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -

Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
  • Create New...