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Met the most amazing girl alive, swear to God. (Philippines, I'm US)

Went in early June, lived with her until the end of September, returned home for mother's health.

We talked and talked and I proposed. She said yes. <3 I have a few questions about where to go from here..

1.) I've been unemployed since 8/2008, only part-timing school and working under the table.

1a) I have not filed tax returns since 2008.

2.) I have a joint-sponsor (I think)

3.) Before leaving the Phils, when moving out, we destroyed all our receipts (like an idiot)

4.) I'm 27, she's 23.

5.) We do have 'some' chat history, but 90% of our conversations have been in Skype calls. :(

6.) I have employment/money-making opportunities waiting for me when I come back, I just want her here with me first. :(

7-10.) How do I get her here with me?

K-1 here, move there and file CR-1, K-3.. What do we do? I'm miserable here without her.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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Met the most amazing girl alive, swear to God. (Philippines, I'm US)

Went in early June, lived with her until the end of September, returned home for mother's health.

We talked and talked and I proposed. She said yes. <3 I have a few questions about where to go from here..

1.) I've been unemployed since 8/2008, only part-timing school and working under the table.

1a) I have not filed tax returns since 2008.

2.) I have a joint-sponsor (I think)

3.) Before leaving the Phils, when moving out, we destroyed all our receipts (like an idiot)

4.) I'm 27, she's 23.

5.) We do have 'some' chat history, but 90% of our conversations have been in Skype calls. :(

6.) I have employment/money-making opportunities waiting for me when I come back, I just want her here with me first. :(

7-10.) How do I get her here with me?

K-1 here, move there and file CR-1, K-3.. What do we do? I'm miserable here without her.

Well first K3 is really obsolete. I would go up to the guides read through and compare which would serve your purpose the K1 or CR1. Right now both service centers are so allow one petition isn't getting our love ones here faster than the other its about same same as far as time line give or taker a few weeks or month. But not much.

So read guide and come back with more questions here.


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It's pretty much your choice if you want to file K-1 or CR-1.....pros and cons to both.

probably not to smart to state that you work under the table as that is a criminal offense.

All earned income must be reported to the IRS.

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My area (northern california, redwoods, pathetically small town) is horribly depressed these last few years, under the table is all I can do (ie part timing construction, treefalling, etc) until take my cousin up on his offer and head off to the goldmine in Nevada and start working there.

I just don't want to wait until I've worked there a year+ before being able to see her again. (Wouldn't get much time off, miners never do) So ideally I'd like her here with me so she can go with me to Nevada when I start working.

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Filed: IR-2 Country: Philippines
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My area (northern california, redwoods, pathetically small town) is horribly depressed these last few years, under the table is all I can do (ie part timing construction, treefalling, etc) until take my cousin up on his offer and head off to the goldmine in Nevada and start working there.

I just don't want to wait until I've worked there a year+ before being able to see her again. (Wouldn't get much time off, miners never do) So ideally I'd like her here with me so she can go with me to Nevada when I start working.

Even if you send the petition now....the processing time is anywhere form 6-12 months. So, you will have a wait.

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Yeah, I'm aware of the long wait, which is why I'd like to go back to the Phils to live with her while we're waiting on the paperwork.

Sorry, I should have stated that above.

Just remember if you go that route....you will need to maintain a US domicile and also find a co-sponsor for your beneficiary.

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My area (northern california, redwoods, pathetically small town) is horribly depressed these last few years, under the table is all I can do (ie part timing construction, treefalling, etc) until take my cousin up on his offer and head off to the goldmine in Nevada and start working there.

I just don't want to wait until I've worked there a year+ before being able to see her again. (Wouldn't get much time off, miners never do) So ideally I'd like her here with me so she can go with me to Nevada when I start working.

Well than that co-sponsor is your answer. But be careful as you will read through the Philippines forum they are getting very very hard on co-sponsors for K1 Visas. And make sure they are a close family member if you can.


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12/28/2019: 18 month Extension has expired
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5/21/2019: Filed Online
5/21/2019: NOA1 Date
6/13/2019: Biometrics Appt
2/27/2020: Citizenship Interview
4/7/2020: In queue for Oath Ceremony to be scheduled
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I'll go dig through the Philippine forums now, but what do you mean by 'very very hard on co-sponsors'?

My joint sponsor makes upwards of 80k/year and that's only my godmother, that's not including her husband who makes even more. They're both roughly 50 years old, live on a massive 400acre chunk of land and have 3 sons all over 25 years of age.

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I'll go dig through the Philippine forums now, but what do you mean by 'very very hard on co-sponsors'?

My joint sponsor makes upwards of 80k/year and that's only my godmother, that's not including her husband who makes even more. They're both roughly 50 years old, live on a massive 400acre chunk of land and have 3 sons all over 25 years of age.

Blood relative is who is likely to be approved as a joint sponsor in the PI for the K1 petition. God parent relationship would likely not pass the "test.

Go back and marry her to be able to utilize the I-864. That would allow you to have any US citizen or Green card holder to be a joint sponsor.

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I-864 Affidavit of Support FAQ -->> https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/immigrant-process/documents/support/i-864-frequently-asked-questions.html

FOREIGN INCOME REPORTING & TAX FILING -->> https://www.irs.gov/publications/p54/ch01.html#en_US_2015_publink100047318

CALL THIS NUMBER TO ORDER IRS TAX TRANSCRIPTS >> 800-908-9946

PLEASE READ THE GUIDES -->> Link to Visa Journey Guides

MULTI ENTRY SPOUSE VISA TO VN -->>Link to Visa Exemption for Vietnamese Residents Overseas & Their Spouses

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I'll go dig through the Philippine forums now, but what do you mean by 'very very hard on co-sponsors'?

My joint sponsor makes upwards of 80k/year and that's only my godmother, that's not including her husband who makes even more. They're both roughly 50 years old, live on a massive 400acre chunk of land and have 3 sons all over 25 years of age.

They have been denying co-sponsors lately there. And like a mother father sister brother is about all they want to see. However you marry her you can use who you want. So get married and hang out in Philippines and file.


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5/21/2018: Filed i751 ROC
6/12/2018: NOA1 Date
3/5/2019: Biometrics Appt
12/28/2019: 18 month Extension has expired
1/9/2020: InfoPass Appt to get stamp in Passport
2/27/2020: Combo Interview (ROC and Citizenship)
3/31/2020: submitted service request for being pass normal processing time
4/7/2020: Card being produced
4/8/2020: Approved
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4/15/2020: 10 year green card received
 
 
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5/21/2019: NOA1 Date
6/13/2019: Biometrics Appt
2/27/2020: Citizenship Interview
4/7/2020: In queue for Oath Ceremony to be scheduled
6/19/2020: Notice Oath Ceremony scheduled
7/8/2020: Oath Ceremony (Houston)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If you go with the K-1 route this is what they say about co-sponsorship in the Philippines:

Petitioners in fiancé(e) (K1) nonimmigrant visa cases are generally expected to provide the adequacy of their own financial resources to ensure that an alien, after admission into the United States, will not become primarily dependent on the US Government for subsistence. While our immigration law does not disallow joint sponsorships for K nonimmigrant visa applicants, the mere submission of an I-134 Affidavit of Support from joint sponsors is not sufficient to establish that the alien is not likely to become a public charge. Accordingly, we make a thorough evaluation of other factors, such as the sponsor's motives in submitting the Form I-134, the sponsor's relationship to the applicant or petitioner, the length of time the sponsor and applicant have known each other, etc. An I-134 Affidavit of Support submitted by a casual friend or distant relative who has little or no personal knowledge of the applicant has limited value. Unlike the I-864 filed by joint sponsors in immigrant visa cases, the I-134 is not legally binding and imposes no legal obligation on the joint sponsor to make good on his or her promises. Please be assured that we look at the totality of circumstances in assessing the credibility of joint sponsorships.

Good luck!


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08/17/12 - Approved I-129F NOA2 (85 days)
11/19/12 - Approved Visa!! (179 days)
12/01/12 - POE Honolulu, HI
12/21/12 - Wedding Day!
AOS, EAD and AP
01/05/13 - Mailed I-485, I-765 and I-131
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01/11/13 - Cashed check
01/08/13 - Received NOA1
01/18/13 - Received Biometrics Appointment Notice
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01/27/13 - We're pregnant!!
02/04/13 - Received Appointment Notice
03/04/13 - Approved EAD and AP (58 days)
03/12/13 - Received EAD and AP combo card
03/12/13 - Interview and Approved GC (63 days)
03/20/13 - Received Green Card

10/3/13 - Baby #1 arrived

2/17/14 - Pregnant again! LOL

10/20/14 - Baby #2 arrived
ROC
01/09/15 - Mailed I-751

01/12/15 - NOA

01/16/15 - Received NOA Letter

01/20/15 - Mailed DMV 1yr Extension

02/05/15 - Received Biometrics Letter

02/09/15 - Early Bio (Walk-IN)

02/19/15 - Biometrics Appointment

06/15/15 - Approved
06/15/15 - Card Ordered and Mailed

08/22/15 - Card Received

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