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Hi, I have been reading the instructions on both the I-134 and I-864 Affidavit forms. I see it mentioned here a lot about having to provide 3 years of tax returns. I understand that it may be beneficial to provide 3 years, however a lot of advice is given that you must provide 3 years and I am wondering where VJ'ers obtained that information.

For I-134 It doesn't mention tax returns at all in the supporting documents, just pay stubs/letter from employer/bank statements or tax returns if you are self employed.

For I-864

All sponsors must submit the following documentation with their I-864:

Proof of current employment or self employment

A photocopy or an Internal Revenue Service-issued transcript of a photocopy or an Internal Revenue Service-issued transcript of your complete Federal income tax return for your most recent tax year, or an explanation if it is not submitted. Your W-2s and/or 1099 forms may also be required, see the I-864 instructions for details.

You may also, at your option, submit a photocopy or an Internal Revenue Service-issued transcript of your complete Federal income tax returns for your second and third most recent tax years if you believe these additional tax returns may help you establish the ability to maintain your household income at the governing threshold set forth in Form I-864P, Poverty Guidelines.

I guess my question is, when it comes to the I-134 that I take to my interview, do we provide only what they specifically asked for, or have people found at the interview that they have been required to provide tax returns, even if it isn't listed in the instructions as being required. So hard to know.

Cheers

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Hi, I have been reading the instructions on both the I-134 and I-864 Affidavit forms. I see it mentioned here a lot about having to provide 3 years of tax returns. I understand that it may be beneficial to provide 3 years, however a lot of advice is given that you must provide 3 years and I am wondering where VJ'ers obtained that information.

For I-134 It doesn't mention tax returns at all in the supporting documents, just pay stubs/letter from employer/bank statements or tax returns if you are self employed.

For I-864

All sponsors must submit the following documentation with their I-864:

Proof of current employment or self employment

A photocopy or an Internal Revenue Service-issued transcript of a photocopy or an Internal Revenue Service-issued transcript of your complete Federal income tax return for your most recent tax year, or an explanation if it is not submitted. Your W-2s and/or 1099 forms may also be required, see the I-864 instructions for details.

You may also, at your option, submit a photocopy or an Internal Revenue Service-issued transcript of your complete Federal income tax returns for your second and third most recent tax years if you believe these additional tax returns may help you establish the ability to maintain your household income at the governing threshold set forth in Form I-864P, Poverty Guidelines.

I guess my question is, when it comes to the I-134 that I take to my interview, do we provide only what they specifically asked for, or have people found at the interview that they have been required to provide tax returns, even if it isn't listed in the instructions as being required. So hard to know.

Cheers

Most consulates tend to follow the I-864 guidelines, even when using the I-134. This is because they know someone entering the US with a K-1 will have to adjust status and need the I-864 after they are married. Just follow any specific instructions and requirements from your consulate and use the I-864 guidelines. The last 3 years is not a requirement. Provide at least your most recent tax return transcript. They are free and easy to get from the IRS.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ_Ciudad-Juarez-2-22-2021.pdf

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Most consulates tend to follow the I-864 guidelines, even when using the I-134. This is because they know someone entering the US with a K-1 will have to adjust status and need the I-864 after they are married. Just follow any specific instructions and requirements from your consulate and use the I-864 guidelines. The last 3 years is not a requirement. Provide at least your most recent tax return transcript. They are free and easy to get from the IRS.

Thanks Jay-Kay. I will send an email to the Consulate in Sydney as well, asking them specifically what they require.

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I have a concern too, my fiancé's company don't provide certificate of employment, idk what to do :( we have pay stubs that's it.

form I-134 should be notarized?


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I have a concern too, my fiancé's company don't provide certificate of employment, idk what to do :( we have pay stubs that's it.

form I-134 should be notarized?

The employment letter is not mandatory. He can provide his most recent tax transcript and recent pay stubs. No, the I-134 does not need to be notarized unless your consulate instructions specifically state to do so.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ_Ciudad-Juarez-2-22-2021.pdf

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