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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Egypt
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Hello everyone,

My first time here on this website and I am here on to get help about getting my husband here. He was told that we need a joint sponsor in order to get approved for a visa and I've seem to have no luck finding a person. I read on a website that the residents at your house can co-sponsor? Is this true? I obvioulsy don't make enough money, can that person make up the difference? What other options do I have to get his visa approved? Desperate need of answers and would appreciate anyone's help in this matter. Thank you.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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Any US citizen or greencard holder living in the USA can co-sponsor; they need not live with you or be related. So cats your net wide- ask at church/ mosque, friends, co-workers, distant family....


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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another person cannot make up the difference

You cannot add your 10,000 and another persons 10,000 income to get the amount

One person needs to be able to fully sponser your man and their own family.

You will be primary sponsor even if your income is zero


May 24, 2011 NOA1

Sept 11, 2011 NOA2-took 19 days to get case number

Sept 30, 2011 NVC number and IIN received Friday-gotta wait till Monday

Oct 13, 2011 Case Completed- 13 days from receiving case number Took 32 days from NOA2

Nov 30, 2011 Notified of Interview date

January 19, 2012 Interview- 240 days from NOA1

INTERVIEW RESULTS-APPROVED WITH 14 WEEKS AP--but he got his visa in 56 days!!!!!!

PLEASE EDIT YOUR TIMELINE IN YOUR PROFILE SO OTHERS CAN LEARN HOW LONG EACH STEP TAKES IN THIS PROCESS

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Filed: Other Country: China
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another person cannot make up the difference

You cannot add your 10,000 and another persons 10,000 income to get the amount

One person needs to be able to fully sponser your man and their own family.

You will be primary sponsor even if your income is zero

Well, there ARE certain circumstances where two or more people can combine income as sponsors but not just because they live in the same house. Usually, it's best if one person qualifies on their own for their own household size PLUS the immigrant(s) being sponsored.


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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Moved from K3 Process & Procedures to IR-1/CR-1 Process & Procedures; OP's case will be on this path.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Egypt
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So I have an update about sponsorship.....and maybe good news. I went and talked to a lawyer today for a consultation and he said that I make enough money since my contract is for 20k a year. And my contract will be renewed and for more money. 2010-2011 I did not meet the 18k requirements but the 2011-2012 I make 20K it should be fine right? The lawyer said that to me but I just want to get everyone's opinion since many are you are familiar with all of this visa stuff. Let me know what you think.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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Your first post said you were told he doesn't make enough- who told you that?

Is there just you and your husband- no kids or other dependants?

Does your tax filings for 2011 show $20'000?

Can you provide recent paystub that, annualised, would show $20'000?


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Egypt
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Hi,

My husband is in Egypt and works only part time. It is just the two of us so I need to make 18,440 dollars a year. My contract for 2011-2012 is for 20k and the school is almost over. I can provide recent paystubs and contract that says that. My taxes for 2011 only are well below 18,000 because I had a different job then. I have a stable job and will be getting a new contract in a few weeks for the next school year 2012-2013. Will this be sufficent? I emailed the American Embassy and we shall see what they say.

ps,

When my husband went for his interview at the embassy they told him that we need a joint sponsor.

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Filed: Other Country: China
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Hi,

My husband is in Egypt and works only part time. It is just the two of us so I need to make 18,440 dollars a year. My contract for 2011-2012 is for 20k and the school is almost over. I can provide recent paystubs and contract that says that. My taxes for 2011 only are well below 18,000 because I had a different job then. I have a stable job and will be getting a new contract in a few weeks for the next school year 2012-2013. Will this be sufficent? I emailed the American Embassy and we shall see what they say.

ps,

When my husband went for his interview at the embassy they told him that we need a joint sponsor.

You qualify based on "current income". Do you have a contract for 2012/2013? If so, that is the "current income" you'll state. If your job over, and you have no contract for next year, your current income would become zero, when your contract ends. "Current" does not mean "past".


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Filed: Other Country: China
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Well I called the consulate in Egypt and they said they will not accept my work contract. Since my taxes were not sufficient enough in 2011 then I need a joint sponsor. They don't care about how much I currently make now. This is not fair.

Well, it's neither fair, usual or reasonable but arguing the point won't help you. They have great latitude in making the public charge determination.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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If you want to avoid the co-sponsor issue, you may simply need to delay a few months. School will start again in August and then you will have pay stubs to prove your income.


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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If you want to avoid the co-sponsor issue, you may simply need to delay a few months. School will start again in August and then you will have pay stubs to prove your income.

Maybe but maybe not. I suspect that NVC will accept what they have now and then at the interview, so will the actual Consular Officer. We don't know what question was asked or whether the person who answered was qualified to do so. Usually, current income from a REAL job will carry the day on the public charge issue but if the head of the IV unit in Cairo wants to see qualifying income on a tax return, they can insist on that. I highly doubt that's their real requirement but it might be.

It would be helpful if the OP gave details of their question and the answer rather than their general interpretation of both.

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Egypt
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I am going to call the Consulate again in Egypt and Email them. I have pay stubs now that can prove that I make sufficient income and an upcoming contract that will state what my salary will be for 2012-2013. His visa is pending at the moment. They are basing their decision on my 2011 tax returns. Is this valid for them to do. I got the impression that once a person's current income was up to parr then they are able to fully sponsor the beneficiary. Am I wrong?

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