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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Iraq
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My friend is an immigrant, and we were taking about her spouse visa, she is waiting on two years! because of the poverty requirement, she does not meet this and her lawyer said they need a co-signer to meet the $24000. I thought the poverty level was lower than this?

I am planning a trip to meet my love so we can meet and start the process for fiancee visa. But I dont meet this $24000 either. My friend said her lawyer told her she needs a co-signer, but I thought I read somewhere that bank statements and other sources of documentation count to add to your financial support? What if he has funds in his bank account (overseas) he plans to bring with him? does his statement count?

does the poverty level change for this year? i find different amounts, how do i know whats the right one?

I am US born from many generations. And as far as the poverty line goes, I live alone in my own apartment, work full time and attend college. Never used foodstamps or other government assisted support. I dont feel that I am in poverty! I am comfortable in life :)

Please tell me your experiences on this. thank youuuu

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10/2011 - met online
06/2012 - met in person & engaged smile.png
08/2012 - Mailed I-129F
08/30/12 - NOA1
04/18/13 - NOA2

07/02/13 - Interview (Denied "not convinced" New Delhi)

Going to try again in his home country

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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study the I-864P soonish.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Australia
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Is this what you need? http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/12poverty.shtml

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2012 Poverty Guidelines for the

48 Contiguous States and the District of Columbia Persons in

family/household Poverty guideline

1 11,170

2 15,130

3 19,090

4 23,050

5 27,010

6 30,970

7 34,930

8 38,890

----


We became a couple : 2011-05-29
I visited him : 2011-10-28 - 2011-11-17
He visited me (and my crazy family) : 2012-02-05 - 2012-02-17
I-129F Sent : 2012-02-05
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-02-14
I entered on VWP to stay 3 months: 2012-04-11 - 2012-07-03
---
Went to get my medical done for interview in Australia (much cheaper in the US and I was already here):2012-05-20
Medical issue diagnosed
K-1 petition cancellation request sent to CSC : 2012-06-01
Married: 2012-06-21
Filed for AOS : 2012-08-08
NOA1 : 2012-08-10
Biometrics : 2012-09-14
EAD approved : 2012-10-16
Applied for SSN : 2012-11-01
Received SSN : 2012-11-13
Received interview notice :2012-12-27
Interview- APPROVED :2013-01-28
Green card received :2013-02-04
Baby girl born :2013-03-09

Filed for ROC :2014-12-05
NOA :2014-12-11
Biometrics : 2015-01-15

ROC Approval : 2015-05-14

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Iraq
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i found these numbers:

2 $18,912

3 $23,862

4 $28,812

5 $33,762

6 $38,712

http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-864p.pdf

???


10/2011 - met online
06/2012 - met in person & engaged smile.png
08/2012 - Mailed I-129F
08/30/12 - NOA1
04/18/13 - NOA2

07/02/13 - Interview (Denied "not convinced" New Delhi)

Going to try again in his home country

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now that yer studying the I-864P -

please understand that these numbers are used/evaluated, for the I-134 and the I-864. There's a lot of narrative written in the I-864P - please to read it, nowish.

Good Luck !

Edited by Darnell

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If Darnell pointed you to something, I am sure he is correct! :thumbs:

I realized I linked the military guidelines (the 100% not the 125% which is needed) ...

Looks like you are on the right track now, though.

So if you have a home of 2 people you will need to make a min. of $18,912?

Good luck!

Edited by BrittandDan

We became a couple : 2011-05-29
I visited him : 2011-10-28 - 2011-11-17
He visited me (and my crazy family) : 2012-02-05 - 2012-02-17
I-129F Sent : 2012-02-05
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-02-14
I entered on VWP to stay 3 months: 2012-04-11 - 2012-07-03
---
Went to get my medical done for interview in Australia (much cheaper in the US and I was already here):2012-05-20
Medical issue diagnosed
K-1 petition cancellation request sent to CSC : 2012-06-01
Married: 2012-06-21
Filed for AOS : 2012-08-08
NOA1 : 2012-08-10
Biometrics : 2012-09-14
EAD approved : 2012-10-16
Applied for SSN : 2012-11-01
Received SSN : 2012-11-13
Received interview notice :2012-12-27
Interview- APPROVED :2013-01-28
Green card received :2013-02-04
Baby girl born :2013-03-09

Filed for ROC :2014-12-05
NOA :2014-12-11
Biometrics : 2015-01-15

ROC Approval : 2015-05-14

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Iraq
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If Darnell pointed you to something, I am sure he is correct! :thumbs:

I realized I linked the military guidelines (the 100% not the 125% which is needed) ...

Looks like you are on the right track now, though.

So if you have a home of 2 people you will need to make a min. of $18,912?

Good luck!

thanks u 2.

im thinking the 2 means you plus your future spouse?? because there is no option for one person, even tho i live alone now. lol


10/2011 - met online
06/2012 - met in person & engaged smile.png
08/2012 - Mailed I-129F
08/30/12 - NOA1
04/18/13 - NOA2

07/02/13 - Interview (Denied "not convinced" New Delhi)

Going to try again in his home country

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Filed: Country: Mexico
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thanks u 2.

im thinking the 2 means you plus your future spouse?? because there is no option for one person, even tho i live alone now. lol

Yes, it is always your own household size PLUS the intending immigrant, so it cannot be lower than 2. You have to show you are able to support yourself, any dependents, plus your fiance(e) at 125% of the poverty level or higher. They want to know the intending immigrant will not become a public charge once in the US.

Edited by Jay-Kay

Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Iraq
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ok what about supplemental information, like bank statement if you are under the poverty level?

what will they accept? bank statements? ..?


10/2011 - met online
06/2012 - met in person & engaged smile.png
08/2012 - Mailed I-129F
08/30/12 - NOA1
04/18/13 - NOA2

07/02/13 - Interview (Denied "not convinced" New Delhi)

Going to try again in his home country

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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ok what about supplemental information, like bank statement if you are under the poverty level?

what will they accept? bank statements? ..?

If you're under the poverty line, they will accept a co-sponsor

who makes above the poverty line :thumbs:

$18,912 isn't too scary.

You just need to find a job paying $9.85 per hour @ 40 hours per week :thumbs:

Edited by Adriene H

I-130

2011-08-20 Posted

2011-08-31 NOA1

2011-09-03 Touch

2011-11-18 Sent Expedite Request to USCIS

2011-12-09 Response Received for Exepedite Request

"Wait your turn" in a nutshell

2011-12-02 Sent Expedite Request to US Representative Ed Royce

2012-01-27 Sent Expedite Request to Immigration Ombudsman

2012-02-02 Sent Expedite Request to Senator Barbara Boxer

2012-02-02 Sent Expedite Request to Senator Dianne Feinstein

2012-03-08 Case transferred to field office for additional processing

2012-03-23 Now being processed at a USCIS office

2012-05-10 Transferred to another office for processing

2012-05-14 Now being processed at a USCIS office

2012-06-05 Approved NOA2

2012-07-17 NVC Case/Invoice # Received

Petitioner: US Born Citizen (Wife)

Beneficiary: British Born Citizen (Husband)

Your I-130 was approved in 279 days from your NOA1 date

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ok what about supplemental information, like bank statement if you are under the poverty level?

what will they accept? bank statements? ..?

If you are under the 125% level, you can use assets to make up the difference. The assets need to be 3 times the amount you are short. For example, you need $20,000 but only made $17,000. You are short $3,000 and would need assets to be at least $9,000. You can get a letter from your bank and/or show bank statements that prove you have enough in savings to make up the difference at 3x the amount.

I would suggest reading the I-864 instructions. It tells about household size and assets, and they go by the I-864 instructions and guidelines, even when using the I-134 at the K-1 interview stage.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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If you're under the poverty line, they will accept a co-sponsor

who makes above the poverty line :thumbs:

That would depend on which consulate they would interview at. Some consulates, such as Manila for instance, do not always accept a co-sponsor. But yes, most consulates will allow you to have a co-sponsor if you do not meet the income requirement.

Edited by Jay-Kay

Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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ok what about supplemental information, like bank statement if you are under the poverty level?

what will they accept? bank statements? ..?

eek

for asset computations, study the directions in the I-864, as that's what will be used for the I-134 on interview day.


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

 

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Is this what you need? http://aspe.hhs.gov/...12poverty.shtml

---

2012 Poverty Guidelines for the

48 Contiguous States and the District of Columbia Persons in

family/household Poverty guideline

1 11,170

2 15,130

3 19,090

4 23,050

5 27,010

6 30,970

7 34,930

8 38,890

----

This is only correct for active duty US Armed Forces, everybody else needs to make 125% of the Poverty Guideline.

http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-864p.pdf

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ukraine
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My friend is an immigrant, and we were taking about her spouse visa, she is waiting on two years! because of the poverty requirement, she does not meet this and her lawyer said they need a co-signer to meet the $24000. I thought the poverty level was lower than this?

I am planning a trip to meet my love so we can meet and start the process for fiancee visa. But I dont meet this $24000 either. My friend said her lawyer told her she needs a co-signer, but I thought I read somewhere that bank statements and other sources of documentation count to add to your financial support? What if he has funds in his bank account (overseas) he plans to bring with him? does his statement count?

does the poverty level change for this year? i find different amounts, how do i know whats the right one?

I am US born from many generations. And as far as the poverty line goes, I live alone in my own apartment, work full time and attend college. Never used foodstamps or other government assisted support. I dont feel that I am in poverty! I am comfortable in life :)

Please tell me your experiences on this. thank youuuu

You should be ok if your fiance has $60,000 to $100,000 cash, check with your embassy. Otherwise you need to make 125% poverty for your family size, or get a co-sponsor who does. :pop:

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