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K1 Visa Interview on Oct 1 -less than t125%

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Hello, my interview for the K1 fiancee visa is coming up on Oct 1 at the Montreal Consulate and I have a few concerns I'm hoping to resolve before then. Visajourney has been a wonderful resource that has helped my fiance and I get to this stage of the process without obstacles thus far. However, I am apprehensive about the upcoming interview and would love to hear some feedback, advice or anecdotes from couples that were in a similar circumstance.

My major concern is regarding the affadavit of support; my fiance's father is our cosponsor for the I134 and his annual income of $25,000 is only just above the 100% poverty guideline for a family of 4 (him, his wife, my fiance, and me). Even though the requirement of the I134 is that we need only meet the 100% poverty requirement, I've read multiple accounts on visjourney on how certain embassies adhere to the 125% guideline nonetheless and I'm worried that Montreal might denyus our visa for this reason.

On the bright side, my fiance's mom also works and therefore, we would have no problem with the I864 as their combined income more than exceeds the 125% requirement. And they have already filled out the I864 ahead of time, so I'm wondering if bringing that form along with me might help my case at all.

As well, my parents are both employed and of highly educated backgrounds and they have given me 10,000 to help me get started in the US (I have the bank statements to show this). Will the Montreal take all this into account and look at the overall picture?

Any advice or posts from people who were in a similar situation as me is greatly appreciated.

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I say take everything you have, I -134, I -864 and the bank statement just in case but think you should be fine. Let somebody with more experience advice.

Thank you for your reply. I was thinking that bringing the I864 would help too. It's just that these consulates can be so unpredictable.

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My understanding is that the co sponsor has to meet the requirements to support their household plus yourself, not your fiancé also. Therefore himself, his wife and you. He is not sponsoring his son, he is sponsoring the immigrant.... you. I could be wrong, but this was the advice I was given.

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My understanding is that the co sponsor has to meet the requirements to support their household plus yourself, not your fiancé also. Therefore himself, his wife and you. He is not sponsoring his son, he is sponsoring the immigrant.... you. I could be wrong, but this was the advice I was given.

unfortunately my fiance was listed as a dependent on their tax return last year, so he counts. :(

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It would be a good idea to ask this question at the Regional forums. Every consulate is different and only people who have already had their interviews can share their experiences with you.

If you want, send me a private message and I'll move this post to the Canada forum.

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