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Well, I'm in an interesting situation. I met my now fiancee in Indonesia. We wish to file for a K-1 visa, but I have no job yet and I still live with my parents (because of a lack of job). My fiancee and I at first wanted to wait until I was out on my own and had my own job. Times are tough, and I still have no job or income. Here's the thing; my parents actually offered to pay for all of the fees required (I'd pay them back after I get a job, of course). They'd give us all of the basic needs until we are able to get out on our own. Does it matter if I have no income? Could my parents' income be considered in getting my fiancee over here? Thanks for any help you could give me on this.

P.S. Could I get a list of all of the fees that would need to be paid for for the fiancee visa and the marriage visa combined? I'd greatly appreciate it.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Denmark
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Yes and no. Which country is your fiancee from?

All the fees are mentioned here; http://www.visajourney.com/content/compare

All fees aren't mentioned, such as plane tickets to and from medical or vaccinations, passport pictures, sending documents through mail. At best, look at the cost mentioned as an absolute minimum.


K1 process, October 2010 > POE, July 2011

I-129F approved in 180 days from NOA1 date. (195 days from filing to NOA2 in hand)

Interview took 224 days from I-129F NOA1 date. (241 days from filing petition until visa in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until POE: 285 days

Click timeline or "about me" for all details.

AOS process, December 2011 > July 2012

EAD/AP Approval took 51 days from NOA1 date to email update. (77 days from filing until EAD/AP in hand)

AOS Approval took 206 days from NOA1 date to email update. (231 days from filing until greencard in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until greencard in hand: 655 days

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Yes and no. Which country is your fiancee from?

All the fees are mentioned here; http://www.visajourney.com/content/compare

All fees aren't mentioned, such as plane tickets to and from medical or vaccinations, passport pictures, sending documents through mail. At best, look at the cost mentioned as an absolute minimum.

She is from Indonesia.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Well, just me. If your a Student after some degree then thats Fine. But, you are not even aware of the Fees involved in the process.

Parents can Co-Sponsor if allowed in a specific Country.

You will look alittle silly/and-or/irresponsible asking mom and dad to pay for your love life.

If your a student.. Stay in School.... If not.... Get a job. Maybe waiting is best! Life is only a hurry if you make it that way. Life is No hurry.


TIM/MAV K1-JOURNEY
3/27/2007....We first met on myspace
1/30/10 ......My Honey proposed
8/15/10 ......He visit Philippines(2wks) & met my family
12/17/10 ....USCIS received the Filed I-129F for K1-visa
12/21/10 ....Received hard copy,NOA1
5/25/11.......Received RFE
6/09/11.......NOA2 approved
12/07/11.....Visa fee paid at BPI

6/11/13.......2nd visa fee payment
7/10-11/13.. Medical Exam completed@St.Lukes Clinic
1/15-16/14.. 2nd Medical exam updated
1/21/14...... k1 interview-Visa Approved
.....................................................................
8/29/14...... Submitted AOS application
10/03/14.....Biometrics
01/07/15.....Received my EAD card

01/31/15..... I got my SSN from the mail

04/20/15......AOS Interview - Approved :star:

4/24/15 .......Got the Driving Permit Card

4/30/15 .......Green Card Received :) (Exp.4/20/17)

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Australia
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If co-sponsors are allowed for your fiance's country, then as long as your parents meet the income requirement for the entire household then they can co-sponsor your fiance.

Keep in mind though: apart from the income requirement for the visa and making you making your parents potentially financially responsible for your fiance, you need money to afford the process to begin with which can be 000's of dollars + airfares :)


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
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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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Thank you for all of the help. I was wondering about Indonesia specifically. Does anybody know if Indonesia will allow my parents to be co-sponsors on the affidavit of support? I really need to know this before a bunch of money gets spent in the process.

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Thank you for all of the help. I was wondering about Indonesia specifically. Does anybody know if Indonesia will allow my parents to be co-sponsors on the affidavit of support? I really need to know this before a bunch of money gets spent in the process.

Check out the Regional: Indonesia threads for others' experiences. Also, the Embassy Info and Reviews links at top might be helpful.


Our K-1 and AOS Journey

05/12-05/22/10-met my sweetheart and family(had lots of fun!)
12/13-12/26/11-met again for engagement/Christmas
04/10/12-I-129F petition sent
04/13/12-USPS delivery confirmation
04/18/12-NOA1 text/email
04/21/12-NOA1(receipt 04/17/12)
10/10/12-NOA2 text
10/15/12-NOA2 letter received
10/27/12-NVC letter received
11/28/12-Medical Exam-PASSED
12/07/12-K-1 Interview-APPROVED

02/12/13-POE-Atlanta
03/04/13-Wedding
03/27/13-AOS,EAD,AP delivered
04/03/13-NOAs text/email
04/08/13-NOAs received
04/26/13-Biometrics appointment(walk-in done 04/17)

06/03/13-EAD card production/AP post decision approval

06/10/13-EAD/AP combo card received

04/04/14-AOS card production/decision

04/11/14-NOA2 welcome to the USA

04/12/14-Received GC

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Check out the Regional: Indonesia threads for others' experiences. Also, the Embassy Info and Reviews links at top might be helpful.

Hey, that is great advice !!!! :thumbs: :thumbs:


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

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Hey, that is great advice !!!! :thumbs: :thumbs:

:D I try when I can! ^_^


Our K-1 and AOS Journey

05/12-05/22/10-met my sweetheart and family(had lots of fun!)
12/13-12/26/11-met again for engagement/Christmas
04/10/12-I-129F petition sent
04/13/12-USPS delivery confirmation
04/18/12-NOA1 text/email
04/21/12-NOA1(receipt 04/17/12)
10/10/12-NOA2 text
10/15/12-NOA2 letter received
10/27/12-NVC letter received
11/28/12-Medical Exam-PASSED
12/07/12-K-1 Interview-APPROVED

02/12/13-POE-Atlanta
03/04/13-Wedding
03/27/13-AOS,EAD,AP delivered
04/03/13-NOAs text/email
04/08/13-NOAs received
04/26/13-Biometrics appointment(walk-in done 04/17)

06/03/13-EAD card production/AP post decision approval

06/10/13-EAD/AP combo card received

04/04/14-AOS card production/decision

04/11/14-NOA2 welcome to the USA

04/12/14-Received GC

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Filed: Timeline

Thank you very much, Todd. With your advice, I found this. "7. Notarized Affidavit of Support (Form I-134 fiance(e) visa applicants) from the petitioner or other qualified sponsor along with supporting evidence:

One (1) year of US income tax returns 1040 & W-2 (copies or faxes are acceptable)". I take it that means that co-sponsorship is allowed. Again, thank you.

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Thank you very much, Todd. With your advice, I found this. "7. Notarized Affidavit of Support (Form I-134 fiance(e) visa applicants) from the petitioner or other qualified sponsor along with supporting evidence:

One (1) year of US income tax returns 1040 & W-2 (copies or faxes are acceptable)". I take it that means that co-sponsorship is allowed. Again, thank you.

No problem. I have searched a little and didn't find any negative feedback about cosponsors for Indonesian beneficiaries. I know it is kind of a 50/50 chance of acceptance for the Philippines. Consulates are going to require the I-134 at time of interview regardless. Most accept cosponsors. Both the sponsor and cosponsor will fill out a I-134 form. One for each of you along with the documents to support your evident incomes.

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Our K-1 and AOS Journey

05/12-05/22/10-met my sweetheart and family(had lots of fun!)
12/13-12/26/11-met again for engagement/Christmas
04/10/12-I-129F petition sent
04/13/12-USPS delivery confirmation
04/18/12-NOA1 text/email
04/21/12-NOA1(receipt 04/17/12)
10/10/12-NOA2 text
10/15/12-NOA2 letter received
10/27/12-NVC letter received
11/28/12-Medical Exam-PASSED
12/07/12-K-1 Interview-APPROVED

02/12/13-POE-Atlanta
03/04/13-Wedding
03/27/13-AOS,EAD,AP delivered
04/03/13-NOAs text/email
04/08/13-NOAs received
04/26/13-Biometrics appointment(walk-in done 04/17)

06/03/13-EAD card production/AP post decision approval

06/10/13-EAD/AP combo card received

04/04/14-AOS card production/decision

04/11/14-NOA2 welcome to the USA

04/12/14-Received GC

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Filed: Country: Mexico
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Thank you very much, Todd. With your advice, I found this. "7. Notarized Affidavit of Support (Form I-134 fiance(e) visa applicants) from the petitioner or other qualified sponsor along with supporting evidence:

One (1) year of US income tax returns 1040 & W-2 (copies or faxes are acceptable)". I take it that means that co-sponsorship is allowed. Again, thank you.

Yes, it looks like they do accept co-sponsors. You kept mentioning your parents co-sponsoring, so I just want to point out that you can have only one co-sponsor with the I-134. You need to pick the parent that has enough income on their own to support their own household size plus your fiance. Their income won't be combined to reach the 125% of the poverty level mark. Just one of them needs to make enough. http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-864p.pdf

Also, you have not filed yet. The affidavit of support will not come until the I-129F petition has been approved and your fiance has an interview at the consulate in his country. That is quite a few months away after filing the petition. Read through the guide: http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1guide

See this post for all the form/filing fees involved: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/366760-all-k-1-visa-related-fees/page__view__findpost__p__5359881


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: AOS (pnd) Country: Indonesia
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I think my country can accept co.sponsor.Some of my frends use also and the visa was approved. You may join "Komunitas Perkawinan Indonesia Amerika" in face book,so you probably get so much informatio about every visa which related with indonesia there,you can ask your fiancee also to join. Good luck

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Yes, it looks like they do accept co-sponsors. You kept mentioning your parents co-sponsoring, so I just want to point out that you can have only one co-sponsor with the I-134. You need to pick the parent that has enough income on their own to support their own household size plus your fiance. Their income won't be combined to reach the 125% of the poverty level mark. Just one of them needs to make enough. http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-864p.pdf

Also, you have not filed yet. The affidavit of support will not come until the I-129F petition has been approved and your fiance has an interview at the consulate in his country. That is quite a few months away after filing the petition. Read through the guide: http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1guide

See this post for all the form/filing fees involved: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/366760-all-k-1-visa-related-fees/page__view__findpost__p__5359881

Are you sure about the total household income not being allowed? I don't see that said anywhere and I've gotten different answers.

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