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i-134 and Financial Support with Freelance Income?

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Just want to check in with others regarding the guidelines & strictness of the "financial support" requirements the US fiancee must fulfill with the i-134 (or i-862 for that matter) - I have both a "day job" which provides me a W2 but through which I do NOT earn 125% of the 2012 poverty index, and I also do occasional freelance work which, for last year for example, pushed me over the poverty line income for a 2-person household (which my fiancee and I will be obviously). I am concerned that the K-1 visa Powers That Be will not take this additional freelance income seriously. I am trying to prevent against that by having the head of the production company for whom I do the freelance work write a letter asserting that I WILL be employed by them later this year in addition to my day job. Does anyone else have experience along these lines? Also, my fiancee is coming over with a decent sized savings to further support her, but I have heard the Visa People really won't ever factor that in. In short, how stringent are They with the income requirements? Thoughts ASAP will be helpful! Thank you...

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If your freelance income shows on your tax return, then that's a positive. The letter sounds good in support. London will also consider the fiance's chunk of money so she should bring statements showing savings. London isn't terribly strict with the I-134 and 100% poverty line may suffice. BUT the I-864 has definite strict guidelines and you will face those later. However your wife's money could help you meet the assets required to put you over the 125% as it will be in your joint account by then.

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