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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Japan
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Dear VJ members,

I need your advice, help on my personal issues.

I filed I-130 last march 21, 2012 to petition my wife.

My W-2 for 2011 $ 32,696.47

W-2 for 2010 $ 31,349.11

W-2 for 2009 $ 30,845.12

co-own home with my sister.

my wage for the first 3 months of 2012 is $10,000.00

I got bad news from my boss last friday, my employment is terminated due to company poor performance. I am thinking to apply for unemployment benefit to pay home, car morgate while searching for new job.

but I am nervous because USCIS will look at my case and deny my petition due to I am unemployement right now.

Please help what should I do?

Should I apply for unemployment benefit?

if I appied will it be affect my petition.

Appreciate for help.

Felimida.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Unemployment wont cause them to deny your petition. Not being able to support the immigrant would do that.

Get the unemployment so you can pay your bills between finding a new job and get a co-sponsor to help you with the affidavit of support.


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Dear VJ members,

I need your advice, help on my personal issues.

I filed I-130 last march 21, 2012 to petition my wife.

My W-2 for 2011 $ 32,696.47

W-2 for 2010 $ 31,349.11

W-2 for 2009 $ 30,845.12

co-own home with my sister.

my wage for the first 3 months of 2012 is $10,000.00

I got bad news from my boss last friday, my employment is terminated due to company poor performance. I am thinking to apply for unemployment benefit to pay home, car morgate while searching for new job.

but I am nervous because USCIS will look at my case and deny my petition due to I am unemployement right now.

Please help what should I do?

Should I apply for unemployment benefit?

if I appied will it be affect my petition.

Appreciate for help.

Felimida.

Unemployment benefits won't cause them to deny the I-130, because you don't submit financial information at this stage. It may prevent you from being able to sponsor the immigrant as part of the next phase, when the visa application and affidavit of support are submitted. You have to make 125% of the poverty guidelines for your household size. Although unemployment benefits are not means-tested, which disqualifies you, it may be difficult for you to sponsor unless you have more income. You can seek another sponsor to help you, who makes 125% of the guidelines for a household of the sponsor's size plus you and your husband.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Japan
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Appreciate inky and grrrrreat for reply to my question.

as my past three years income I believe is above 125% proverty line.

For 2012 I already made $10,000.00. If I don't have a job for the rest of the year so I am not meet the proverty line for 2012.

by the way. My unembployment benefits also count as my income right?

Thanks,

Felimida

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Appreciate inky and grrrrreat for reply to my question.

as my past three years income I believe is above 125% proverty line.

For 2012 I already made $10,000.00. If I don't have a job for the rest of the year so I am not meet the proverty line for 2012.

by the way. My unembployment benefits also count as my income right?

Thanks,

Felimida

Yes, you can include unemployment benefits as part of your income if it helps you meet poverty guidelines. Eventually the benefits will run out though, and it may be awhile before you are ready to file I-864.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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Yes, you can count unemployment income to meet poverty guidelines.

I submitted a letter from my employer and 6 month pay stubs to prove that I currently have my job. I would suggest to have a co-sponsor ready.

I have only been here for a while, but have not heard anyone currently on unemployment income filed i864 and was successful.


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CR-1 Process

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06/10/2011 - I-130 package sent USPS priority mail with delivery confirmation

06/14/2011 - NOA1

10/21/2011 - I-130 approved (NOA2)

11/19/2011 - NVC recevied case

11/21/2011 - Called NVC for AOS bill and DS-3032

11/21/2011 - Paid AOS Bill

11/21/2011 - EP request and DS-3032 to NVC

11/23/2011 - EP came and DS-3032 accepted

11/23/2011 - Submit I-864

11/28/2011 - Paid IV Bill

11/29/2011 - Submit DS-230

12/05/2011 - Case completed

12/08/2011 - Interview date set

12/11/2011 - Medical exam

01/11/2011 - Document intake day

01/12/2012 - Interview - Approved

03/09/2012 - POE - LAX

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Yes, you can count unemployment income to meet poverty guidelines.

I submitted a letter from my employer and 6 month pay stubs to prove that I currently have my job. I would suggest to have a co-sponsor ready.

I have only been here for a while, but have not heard anyone currently on unemployment income filed i864 and was successful.

Can't the tax transcripts be submitted, a employment verification letter (once employment is obtained that exceeds the 125% restriction), and pay stubs (say last 3, if applicable, depending on how the timeline falls) to prove the OP is capable of sponsoring the beneficiary without a co-sponsor? I didnt think a co-sponsor was still necessary if one could prove his/her capacity to financially sponsor one's spouse/fiance.


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Can't the tax transcripts be submitted, a employment verification letter (once employment is obtained that exceeds the 125% restriction), and pay stubs (say last 3, if applicable, depending on how the timeline falls) to prove the OP is capable of sponsoring the beneficiary without a co-sponsor? I didnt think a co-sponsor was still necessary if one could prove his/her capacity to financially sponsor one's spouse/fiance.

Of course, but you're assuming the poster will have found a job by then.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Japan
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Apprciate everyone comments. I will apply for umemployment benefit while find a new job.

Anyone know how long it takes from NOA1 to NVC process. As I am planing go to community college learn new skill.

Appreciate.

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Apprciate everyone comments. I will apply for umemployment benefit while find a new job.

Anyone know how long it takes from NOA1 to NVC process. As I am planing go to community college learn new skill.

Appreciate.

Yes and while looking for a job, try to see if you can obtain a position that exceeds the income requirement & therefore a co-sponsor may not be needed. As far as the timeframe it takes from NOA1 to NVC process, everyone's situation varies. You can review others timelines on here (maybe in your country, preferrably) to get an idea of your wait time. I've seen some on here that wait from 3 months to years........just pray that by the time you are ready to provide financial support information, that you are ready and prepared. Good luck with everything!! :)


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Unemployment wont cause them to deny your petition. Not being able to support the immigrant would do that.

Get the unemployment so you can pay your bills between finding a new job and get a co-sponsor to help you with the affidavit of support.

First sentence is correct but second sentence is not. Nothing financial will get a petition denied. Financial issues relate to visa approval, not petition approval. A petition is not a visa application.

Yes, file for the unemployment benefits. Doing so will have no impact on the process. What CAN have impact on the process AFTER the petition is approved would be your then current ability to qualify as the immigrating spouse's "sponsor". Finding a new job will keep you from having to find a qualified joint sponsor.


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Appreciate inky and grrrrreat for reply to my question.

as my past three years income I believe is above 125% proverty line.

For 2012 I already made $10,000.00. If I don't have a job for the rest of the year so I am not meet the proverty line for 2012.

by the way. My unembployment benefits also count as my income right?

Thanks,

Felimida

The affidavit of support asks about your past income but you qualify based on a Consular Officer's belief that your current and continuing income will be sufficient to support the immigrant. There is no question about "current year" income. "Current" income is the key. Unemployment income can be stated as current income but it is "considered" temporary. They're looking for how you're going to support your wife for the next three years after her arrival.

Find a job or find a joint sponsor.

Can't the tax transcripts be submitted, a employment verification letter (once employment is obtained that exceeds the 125% restriction), and pay stubs (say last 3, if applicable, depending on how the timeline falls) to prove the OP is capable of sponsoring the beneficiary without a co-sponsor? I didnt think a co-sponsor was still necessary if one could prove his/her capacity to financially sponsor one's spouse/fiance.

If you have a job with sufficient income, no need for a joint sponsor. Just one reasonably current pay stub showing YTD income and rate of pay will be sufficient evidence of current income.

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Appreciate for everyone advice. I searching for a job. so far I went to couple staffing agency but still waiting for for their call.

Hi Pushbrk,

what income bracket would be consider safe that no need a joint sponsor. I have ask friends but most of them hesistate to.

What i know after reading this forum that NVC will ask status of current employment. not current year 2012 income tax right?

Thanks

Felimida

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Appreciate for everyone advice. I searching for a job. so far I went to couple staffing agency but still waiting for for their call.

Hi Pushbrk,

what income bracket would be consider safe that no need a joint sponsor. I have ask friends but most of them hesistate to.

What i know after reading this forum that NVC will ask status of current employment. not current year 2012 income tax right?

Thanks

Felimida

For the income requirement download the current I-864p. For what NVC will ask, download and study the actual I-864 affidavit of support and its instructions. You keep altering the words. I said "current income", not status of current employment. Read carefully and interpret literally.


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For the income requirement download the current I-864p. For what NVC will ask, download and study the actual I-864 affidavit of support and its instructions. You keep altering the words. I said "current income", not status of current employment. Read carefully and interpret literally.

Thank pushbrk. I will read those documents. I will ask if something that I can't get

Apprecaite

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