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The 1st denial, they asked for

1.Proof of my purchase of the tickets to China. (7 of them)

2.My personal statement.

3.Cosponsor's personal statement stating why he is willing to help me.

4.My 2003/2004 tax return.

my girl submitted all those today. Now, they want more!!!

1.Cosponsor's 2003/2004 tax return

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Case info:

Cosponsor is my step-father and he is retired.

He brought me here long time ago.

I am in college but im gonna graduate very soon.

I met my girl in middle school in China and the relation started from there.

Ok, i heard people from Fujian province are been treated very different than the others.

I and my fiancee are both from Fujian.

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what is it they are really looking for? am i screwed? sad.gif

i am planning to seek help from house rep. and senator. Is that gonna do any good? thx guys~

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Are these denials? Or RFEs?

Are you at the USCIS stage or the Consulate stage?

We need more information, it would be greatly helpful if you filled out your timeline. And then maybe we can give you some more guidance.

It sounds like to me, if they are still asking for information, it's not a denial. Just provide the information they requested and move along. You need to provide the same evidence of sponsorship of your step-father as you would provide for yourself. Including his most recent tax returns.

:time:

Just calm down and supply what they ask for.

Also, it seems like you might not be 100% up on the Guides.

So I recommend taking a peak at the Guides as well.

:star: Cass (bebop the great)

Edited by bebop + rocksteady

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K-1

Service Center: California (transferred from Nebraska)

Consulate: Vancouver, Canada (transferred from Montreal)

06.17.2006 — Engagement!

08.23.2006 — NOA1

11.01.2006 — NOA2

01.25.2007 — Interview—APPPROOOVVEEEDD!!

02.12.2007 — Entry date!

03.01.2007 — Applied for SSN.

03.08.2007 — Social Security Card arrives! :)

03.17.2007 — Wedding day! Happy St. Patty's Day! YAY! :D

AOS/EAD

04.30.2007 — AOS/EAD Mailed off (No AP)

05.02.2007 — Arrives in Chicago.

05.08.2007 — NOA1 for AOS/EAD

06.01.2007 — Biometrics (and EAD Touch)

06.14.2007 — AOS Touch

06.17.2007 — AOS Transferred to CSC

06.19.2007 — AOS Touch

06.20.2007 — AOS Touch

06.21.2007 — AOS Touch (They must be doing something!)

07.25.2007 — EA Card Arrives. YAY! :)

09.03.2007 — AOS Touch, something finally!

09.05.2007 — AOS Touch

09.07.2007 — AOS Touch

09.09.2007 — AOS Touch

09.10.2007 — AOS Touch

09.11.2007 — AOS Approval without interview

09.17.2007 — Welcome to America! Letter arrives

09.29.2007 — Green card arrives! WOOO! No more USCIS until 06/09.

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The 1st denial, they asked for

1.Proof of my purchase of the tickets to China. (7 of them)

2.My personal statement.

3.Cosponsor's personal statement stating why he is willing to help me.

4.My 2003/2004 tax return.

my girl submitted all those today. Now, they want more!!!

1.Cosponsor's 2003/2004 tax return

--------------

Case info:

Cosponsor is my step-father and he is retired.

He brought me here long time ago.

I am in college but im gonna graduate very soon.

I met my girl in middle school in China and the relation started from there.

Ok, i heard people from Fujian province are been treated very different than the others.

I and my fiancee are both from Fujian.

---------------

what is it they are really looking for? am i screwed? sad.gif

i am planning to seek help from house rep. and senator. Is that gonna do any good? thx guys~

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Being retired does not necessarily obviate the need to file a tax return, although it might. If your cosponsor filed a tax return in 2003 and 2004, then provide them. If no such returns were required, provide information claiming that and why. It seems like a reasonable request for the consul to make. There are discretionary elements to proving that an alien will not become a public charge.


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Good call, diadromous, I forgot to mention this.

Retirement doesn't mean much when it comes to filing taxes. If the co-sponsor has any sort of income coming in (pensions, side businesses, retirement accounts which pull taxes on withdrawal) he'll have to file taxes. And I'm assuming, since he's being used as sponsor, must have a source of income somewhere. Of course, unless he just has thousands laying around under his bed or a money tree (which I guess would technically be income, but whatever...I digress). :P

But in agreement, basically the both of us are saying, there is a very high chance that your retired step-father filed his taxes, even if he didn't have a steady full-time job. It's easy to get tax transcripts. Just have him call the IRS tax line and they are free and show up in about a week. My parents called in a few days ago and Mom was on the phone for all of 5 minutes before the transcripts were on their way.

Like I said, just fulfil the request and mooooooove along.

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:star: Cass (bebop the great)

Being retired does not necessarily obviate the need to file a tax return, although it might. If your cosponsor filed a tax return in 2003 and 2004, then provide them. If no such returns were required, provide information claiming that and why. It seems like a reasonable request for the consul to make. There are discretionary elements to proving that an alien will not become a public charge.

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K-1

Service Center: California (transferred from Nebraska)

Consulate: Vancouver, Canada (transferred from Montreal)

06.17.2006 — Engagement!

08.23.2006 — NOA1

11.01.2006 — NOA2

01.25.2007 — Interview—APPPROOOVVEEEDD!!

02.12.2007 — Entry date!

03.01.2007 — Applied for SSN.

03.08.2007 — Social Security Card arrives! :)

03.17.2007 — Wedding day! Happy St. Patty's Day! YAY! :D

AOS/EAD

04.30.2007 — AOS/EAD Mailed off (No AP)

05.02.2007 — Arrives in Chicago.

05.08.2007 — NOA1 for AOS/EAD

06.01.2007 — Biometrics (and EAD Touch)

06.14.2007 — AOS Touch

06.17.2007 — AOS Transferred to CSC

06.19.2007 — AOS Touch

06.20.2007 — AOS Touch

06.21.2007 — AOS Touch (They must be doing something!)

07.25.2007 — EA Card Arrives. YAY! :)

09.03.2007 — AOS Touch, something finally!

09.05.2007 — AOS Touch

09.07.2007 — AOS Touch

09.09.2007 — AOS Touch

09.10.2007 — AOS Touch

09.11.2007 — AOS Approval without interview

09.17.2007 — Welcome to America! Letter arrives

09.29.2007 — Green card arrives! WOOO! No more USCIS until 06/09.

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The 1st denial, they asked for

1.Proof of my purchase of the tickets to China. (7 of them)

2.My personal statement.

3.Cosponsor's personal statement stating why he is willing to help me.

4.My 2003/2004 tax return.

my girl submitted all those today. Now, they want more!!!

1.Cosponsor's 2003/2004 tax return

--------------

Case info:

Cosponsor is my step-father and he is retired.

He brought me here long time ago.

I am in college but im gonna graduate very soon.

I met my girl in middle school in China and the relation started from there.

Ok, i heard people from Fujian province are been treated very different than the others.

I and my fiancee are both from Fujian.

---------------

what is it they are really looking for? am i screwed? sad.gif

i am planning to seek help from house rep. and senator. Is that gonna do any good? thx guys~

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Being retired does not necessarily obviate the need to file a tax return, although it might. If your cosponsor filed a tax return in 2003 and 2004, then provide them. If no such returns were required, provide information claiming that and why. It seems like a reasonable request for the consul to make. There are discretionary elements to proving that an alien will not become a public charge.

It also may be helpful if the co-sponsor has not filed the requisite returns then having information on sufficient personal assets should be included.


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Thx a lot guys!~

My step-father has 03/04 returns and he has more than enough income and assest to be a cosponsor. I will have copies of em tomorrow and mail em to China along with my another letter.

I was kinda freak out when i heard her crying over the phone. It takes a lot of effort to submitt additional materials in China. 12 hrs of overnight train travel, dangerous neighborhood in Guangzhou and all that. sigh...i just read some other forums and there are some stories of cases been turned back to DHS. That really scared me.

oh btw, does retirement affect one's eligibility to be a cosponsor? even tho one has enough income and so.

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Shouldn't, if the money is there, it's there.

:star: Cass (bebop the great)

oh btw, does retirement affect one's eligibility to be a cosponsor? even tho one has enough income and so.

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K-1

Service Center: California (transferred from Nebraska)

Consulate: Vancouver, Canada (transferred from Montreal)

06.17.2006 — Engagement!

08.23.2006 — NOA1

11.01.2006 — NOA2

01.25.2007 — Interview—APPPROOOVVEEEDD!!

02.12.2007 — Entry date!

03.01.2007 — Applied for SSN.

03.08.2007 — Social Security Card arrives! :)

03.17.2007 — Wedding day! Happy St. Patty's Day! YAY! :D

AOS/EAD

04.30.2007 — AOS/EAD Mailed off (No AP)

05.02.2007 — Arrives in Chicago.

05.08.2007 — NOA1 for AOS/EAD

06.01.2007 — Biometrics (and EAD Touch)

06.14.2007 — AOS Touch

06.17.2007 — AOS Transferred to CSC

06.19.2007 — AOS Touch

06.20.2007 — AOS Touch

06.21.2007 — AOS Touch (They must be doing something!)

07.25.2007 — EA Card Arrives. YAY! :)

09.03.2007 — AOS Touch, something finally!

09.05.2007 — AOS Touch

09.07.2007 — AOS Touch

09.09.2007 — AOS Touch

09.10.2007 — AOS Touch

09.11.2007 — AOS Approval without interview

09.17.2007 — Welcome to America! Letter arrives

09.29.2007 — Green card arrives! WOOO! No more USCIS until 06/09.

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Look at your other post: http://candleforlove.com/forums/index.php?...c=20864&hl= They are giving you good advise there.

See if you can get an additional co-sponsor.


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Many retired people have significant assets in non qualified tax shelters, real property etc - but don't hve to file taxes because their pension(s) and social security income are low enough that no taxes are owed. If the cosponsor does not have tax returns, then he should submit a statement of net worth with evidence of ownership of each asset.

Bill

Thx a lot guys!~

My step-father has 03/04 returns and he has more than enough income and assest to be a cosponsor. I will have copies of em tomorrow and mail em to China along with my another letter.

I was kinda freak out when i heard her crying over the phone. It takes a lot of effort to submitt additional materials in China. 12 hrs of overnight train travel, dangerous neighborhood in Guangzhou and all that. sigh...i just read some other forums and there are some stories of cases been turned back to DHS. That really scared me.

oh btw, does retirement affect one's eligibility to be a cosponsor? even tho one has enough income and so.

Under these circumstances, I'd take the time to go to a good immigration attorney and have him look over your paperwork and make sure you get them all the required documentaion this time, so she does not have to make yet another trip.

Bill


I-129f Journey:

2006-07-17 I-129F sent to CSC

2006-07-24 NOA1 (received)

2006-10-05 RFE (received)

2006-10-06 RFE (returned to CSC)

2006-10-23 NOA2

2007-01-29 Visa Approved!

2007-02-17 Ceremony in Thailand

2007-02-21 POE LAX - Fiance and her daughter enter the USA together, Easy-Peasy!

2007-03-05 Wedding in USA

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2007-06-07 AOS for spouse and daughter sent

2007-06-16 NOA's arrive, (issued on the 13th)

2007-07-05 Biometrics

2007-07-13 Received RFE (Mailed on July 3rd)

2007-08-06 Returned RFE

2007-10-16 Interview date

2007-10-27 Green Cards Received!

ROC (I-751) Journey:

2009-07-24 Joint I-751 for spouse and daughter sent

2009-08-03 Received NOA1 dated 7/27/09

2009-08-03 Received Receipt and one year extension for wife

2009-08-03 Received "Verification Of Incusion Of A Dependent" for step-daughter

2009-08-27 Biometrics

2009-11-13 Green Cards Received

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leorc,

I agree with TucsonBill - see an immigration attorney to review your submissions and find out what you can do to strengthen where you are weak. Your Senators and Congressman cannot help you with what seems to be your problem - insufficient or inadequate documentation of your case.

These are not denials. They are asking you to help them say 'yes' by giving them the documentation they need to approve the visa application.

Yodrak

The 1st denial, they asked for

1.Proof of my purchase of the tickets to China. (7 of them)

2.My personal statement.

3.Cosponsor's personal statement stating why he is willing to help me.

4.My 2003/2004 tax return.

my girl submitted all those today. Now, they want more!!!

1.Cosponsor's 2003/2004 tax return

--------------

Case info:

Cosponsor is my step-father and he is retired.

He brought me here long time ago.

I am in college but im gonna graduate very soon.

I met my girl in middle school in China and the relation started from there.

Ok, i heard people from Fujian province are been treated very different than the others.

I and my fiancee are both from Fujian.

---------------

what is it they are really looking for? am i screwed? sad.gif

i am planning to seek help from house rep. and senator. Is that gonna do any good? thx guys~

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Edited by Yodrak

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leorc,

All you can really do is supply what they are asking for. The rest will take care of itself. The process scares all of us, it's not just you. Especially scary through Guangzhou! :wacko:

You may be able to use your stepdad as a sponsor. But, if it is going to be a big hassle to prove his income/worth, you may want to consider getting a different sponsor that has a full time job with steady, substantial income.

Just curious... Why does your fiancee have to make 12 hour train trips to Guangzhou? Can't you just mail your items back to the consulate? You should not have to travel to Guangzhou until your interview. I have never heard of this happening.

Edited by heathius

K-1 VISA:

3/4/06: I-129F Sent to CSC

3/14/06: NOA1

7/21/06: IMBRA RFE received by CSC

8/22/06: NOA2

9/8/06: Case arrives at NVC

9/16/06: NVC departure letter received

9/22/06: Left NVC bound for China

10/6/06: Case arrives at Guangzhou consulate

10/20/06: Received Packet 3

10/26/06: Sent DS-230 back to consulate

11/9/06: Sent OF-169 back to consulate

11/17/06: Received Packet 4

11/25/06: Completed Medical Exam in Beijing

12/15/06: Interview in Guangzhou (Success!!)

12/19/06: Received K-1 visa

1/12/07: Entered U.S. (POE: SFO)

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS:

1/26/07: Applied for SSN

2/8/07: Medical exam for vaccinations

2/9/07: Received SSN

3/3/07: Married!! (WooHoo!!)

3/16/07: Changed name on SSN

4/3/07: Sent AOS application to Chicago

4/5/07: AOS application arrived in Chicago

4/16/07: Received NOAs for AOS, EAD, & AP (NOA date: 4/12)

4/24/07: Received biometrics appt. letter

5/7/07: Biometrics appointment

5/25/07: Received interview appt. letter

6/25/07: Received AP documents

6/28/07: Received EAD card

7/18/07: AOS Interview (Approved!)

7/30/07: Received 2-year green card

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS:

4/24/09: I-751 sent to CSC

4/27/09: I-751 arrived at CSC

5/13/09: Received NOA letter (NOA date: 4/27)

6/4/09: Received biometrics appt. letter

6/13/09: Biometrics appointment

8/6/09: Card production ordered

8/12/09: Received card in mail

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The 1st denial, they asked for

1.Proof of my purchase of the tickets to China. (7 of them)

2.My personal statement.

3.Cosponsor's personal statement stating why he is willing to help me.

4.My 2003/2004 tax return.

my girl submitted all those today. Now, they want more!!!

1.Cosponsor's 2003/2004 tax return

--------------

Case info:

Cosponsor is my step-father and he is retired.

He brought me here long time ago.

I am in college but im gonna graduate very soon.

I met my girl in middle school in China and the relation started from there.

Ok, i heard people from Fujian province are been treated very different than the others.

I and my fiancee are both from Fujian.

---------------

what is it they are really looking for? am i screwed? sad.gif

i am planning to seek help from house rep. and senator. Is that gonna do any good? thx guys~

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Never mind because this post is way old. I just noticed the date AFTER posting.

Edited by Magnolia31

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Timeline:

*Met in Tanzfleck, Germany October 24, 2003 - Continued dating until he got out of the ARMY in Nov. 2005. Continued LD relationship.

*Came to visit me in Germany for New Years 2006

*Filed for K1 Visa on 4/4/06

*NOA1 - 7/6/06

*I-129F NOA2 Approved - 9/14/06

*Came to see me Thanksgiving week in Nov. 2006

*K1 Interview - 2/2/07

*K1 Visa received - 2/11/07

*Date of US Entry (POE Chicago)- 3/5/07

*Wedding/Marriage - 3/17/07

AOS (My case was expedited due to husband going to Iraq):

*Filed for AOS - 4/20/07

*Found out in the beginning of June that husband is going to Iraq

*NOA for I-485 - 6/11/07

*Made Infopass appointment to get case expedited due to deployment (Infopass appt 6/12/07)

*Biometrics - 7/7/07

*Interview date - 7/11/07

*I-485 Aprroval date- 7/11/07

*Green Card Received- 7/19/07

Removal of Conditions:

*Filed petition to remove conditions on 6/9/09

*NOA- 6/15/09

*Biometrics Appt. in Birmingham - 8/6/09

*Lifting of Conditions Approval Date - 10/22/09

*Waiting for Green Card!

Had our daughter on 4/4/08 and have another baby due 11/19/09!!!

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