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I am a new forum member. I am in the very beginning of my visa journey. I met a very nice, hardworking pinay on a dating website. This forum is a great educational tool with a wealth of knowledge. I was reading about the affidavit of support form that has be signed and it scares the hell out of me. Being responsible financially for someone for 10 years no matter what happens is scary and has me questioning about whether it is worth the risk to immigrate someone here from another country. All responses and questions are welcone. Thanks in advance

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I am a new forum member. I am in the very beginning of my visa journey. I met a very nice, hardworking pinay on a dating website. This forum is a great educational tool with a wealth of knowledge. I was reading about the affidavit of support form that has be signed and it scares the hell out of me. Being responsible financially for someone for 10 years no matter what happens is scary and has me questioning about whether it is worth the risk to immigrate someone here from another country. All responses and questions are welcone. Thanks in advance

hmm... marriage IS a lifetime commitment. ;)

With the K-1 visa for the interview you complete the I-134. The I-864 comes later once in the USA, after married. (that lifetime thing :lol: )


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I am a new forum member. I am in the very beginning of my visa journey. I met a very nice, hardworking pinay on a dating website. This forum is a great educational tool with a wealth of knowledge. I was reading about the affidavit of support form that has be signed and it scares the hell out of me. Being responsible financially for someone for 10 years no matter what happens is scary and has me questioning about whether it is worth the risk to immigrate someone here from another country. All responses and questions are welcone. Thanks in advance

Well if you are going in to this journey with that kind of thinking, then it's best you don't start this journey at all.

When I met my wonderful and beautiful Michille, the last thing on my mind was having to support her for 10 years no matter what happens. I love her and yes I will support her not only for 10 years, but as long as we live.

A k1 visa is for marriage and marriage is a life time commitment. To many marriages fail because couples go into marriages with the wrong thinking. Is he going to cheat on me? Is she a gold digger? Then add in international long distance relationship and the all famous question. Is she or he only with me for a green card?

If you already have that mentality going in to this relationship?, then I suggest you either end the relationship or get to know this woman a hell of a lot more before you even consider a k1 visa and marriage.

I know what I am getting my self in because I made it my personal business to know Michille as much as I can. I have a 3 year old and there was no way I was going to introduce my son to any body no way in hell, he is too important to me and I love him too much to settle for anybody.

Get to know her ask her many questions, the difficult questions, spend as much time with her as much as possible. Marriage is a beautiful thing when the 2 people involved are on the same page.

Good luck to you and I wish you the best!!!


I am the petitioner

I- 129f packet sent Jan 11 2014

Noa 1 Jan 15 2014

Alien registration number changed Jan 16 2014

NOA 2 June 16 2014 email and text

USCIS shipped petition to NVC June 19 2014 (Website update)

NOA 2 June 20 2014 Hard Copy Received

NVC case number received (via phone) July 1 2014

NVC forward petition to the embassy July 3 2014

consulate received petition July 8 2014

consulate received hard copy of petition(CEAC website update) July 15 2014

passed medical (took one day fiancee got there at 4:00am finished at 4:30pm) July 22 2014

CFO completed certificate issued (fiancee said people were very nice process very easy) July 30th 2014!!

Interview date scheduled for September 10th 2014!!

Interview approved!!!

Visa issued!! CEAC website September 16 2014!!

Visa received on September 18 2014 yeah!!!

POE September 21 2014!!! Yeeees!!! What a journey!!!!

Wedding day!! October 16 2014!!

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It is not that I shouldn't start the journey, it is more a matter of being on the hook for 10 years. Correct me if I am wrong, I am a total newbie, but if she runs off on you, you are responsible to support her for 125% of the poverty limit. If you get divorced, you are paying. If she sleeps with your best friend, you are paying. The only way you can get off the hook is when she becomes a citizen, dies, goes back to her country or gets 10 years of work credit. That is a huge liabilty and risk. It might not be something you have contemplated Derrick, but it exists. You bring a foreign national to this country and sign the I 864, you have signed a contract with the federal government to support that person. I am not talking about supporting her in terms of marriage, schooling etc. Your fiance/wife as loving, wonderful, sexy etc. etc. as she may be can leave you high and dry and you will be paying if she avails herself of government benefits.

Now, I may be putting the cart before the horse. I am at the very beginning stages of getting to know the filipina and planning a trip to the phils to be with her for a couple of weeks to determine our compatibilty in person. Depending on how the visit goes will determine if I proceed with the k1 visa. I don't care about gold digging or green card or any of that other nonsense. If she gets a green card and works and wants a divorce, no problem. If she runs off with another guy who has more money than me, fine. As long as i am not paying to "drive the car" without being able to drive the car".

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I am a new forum member. I am in the very beginning of my visa journey. I met a very nice, hardworking pinay on a dating website. This forum is a great educational tool with a wealth of knowledge. I was reading about the affidavit of support form that has be signed and it scares the hell out of me. Being responsible financially for someone for 10 years no matter what happens is scary and has me questioning about whether it is worth the risk to immigrate someone here from another country. All responses and questions are welcone. Thanks in advance

It's actually very good thing to think deeply through before jumping in blindly.

Life is fully risk/reward decisions...

Is your reward worth the risk? That's your call. :idea:


10-04-2013 We met online
11-21-2013 We met in person in Shanghai for 2 weeks

12-13-2013 I-129F packet sent via express

12-19-2013 USCIS NOA #1 (text and email) received

12-24-2013 USCIS assigns Alien Registration Number
12-31-2013 USCIS NOA #1 hard copy received
06-02-2014 USCIS web site shows NOA #2 approval
06-06-2014 USCIS web site shows case sent to NVC

06-xx-2014 Fiancee acquired birth, marriage, and police certificates from local police station (wrong)

06-16-2014 NVC creates case with GUZ### number

06-19-2014 NVC sends case sent to Guangzhou, China
06-24-2014 Received packet 3 express mail from embassy
06-25-2014 Completed DS-160 and paid K1 visa fee

06-26-2014 Mailed packet 3 response back to Embassy

06-26-2014 Requested police certificate from Russian embassy

07-08-2014 Received packet 4 email from Embassy

07-17-2014 Picked up Russian police certificate

07-25-2014 Fiancee medical exam (received MMR & Varicella, but they missed required TD shot)

07-31-2014 Picked up medical exam reports

08-01-2014 Request (correct) birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service (GongZhengChu)

08-06-2014 Picked up birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service

08-14-2014 Passed Interview Guangzhou embassy

09-01-2014 Received passport, visa, & sealed envelope

09-13-2014 POE

09-17-2014 Went to CBP office to get (US entry) I-94 updated correctly

09-18-2014 Applied for Social Security Card
09-19-2014 Applied for Marriage License (via online)
09-25-2014 Received Social Security Card
09-30-2014 Picked up Marriage License
10-09-2014 Marriage by Justice of Peace
10-09-2014 Got Certified Marriage Certificate Copies
10-17-2014 Received a letter from SS office that they need the marriage license
10-09-2014 Applied to change the social security card name
10-24-2014 Went back to SS office to provide the marriage certificate documents again!!!
12-09-2014 Submitted AOS, EAD, and AP
12-16-2014 Received 16 emails and 16 text NOA messages
01-05-2015 Received Biometrics appointment letter for (01-12-2015)
01-12-2015 Had Biometrics (fingerprint & picture) - Required Marriage Certificate!!!
02-17-2015 EAD and AP is approved
02-23-2015 Received AP is approval letter
02-25-2015 Received EAD/AP combo card (expires 02/16/2016)
02-27-2015 Applied for SS card name change (they took her SS card)
02-27-2015 Driver's learner permit test was denied since the SS card was given to SS office for name change
03-17-2015 Received SS card with married name
03-17-2015 Started to change all her accounts to married name
03-23-2015 Received potential interview waiver letter
03-27-2015 DMV rejects learner's permit due to "legal status=pending" and vision test failure
04-05-2015 Vision test for learner's permit
04-06-2015 DPS sent us letter that DHS cleared my wife's status to acquire driver's license.
04-10-2015 Passed Driver Learner's Permit
04-22-2015 Received Driver Learner's Permit ID card (expires 02/16/2016)
08-27-2015 Green Card approved
08-31-2015 Received Green Card "Welcome Notice Was Mailed" letter
09-05-2015 Received Green card
10-26-2015 Passed Driver's License Road Test (on 3rd attempt)
11-03-2015 Received Driver's License (expires 02/16/2022)
11-06-2015 Applied to remove conditional work remark on SS card
11-23-2015 Received updated Social Security Card.
- - - - - - - - - - Pending Future Processing - - - - - - - - - -
05-27-2017 File 10 Year Green Card
08-27-2017 2 Year Green Card Expires
05-27-2018 File USC

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Yes, that is what I mean, go visit her spend as much time with her as you can. I went to the Philippines and spend 2 months with her and when I left back for the states, we skype every single day for 10 hours a day and we have been doing that ever since the first time we laid eyes on each other for 18 months.

Talk to her, tell her your concerns. Communication builds trust and trust builds relationships, get to know her, of course you will not know everything about her, but you will get a sense what she is all about and if she is the right woman for you or not.

And yes I have thought about all of those things in the beginning, what if she leaves me and I have to support her for 10 years, but once I got to know her and we started communicating and building our relationship, those thoughts went right out the window.

Take your time, take it slow. You will see a whole lot of members posting horror stories of their relationship and unfortunately a lot of the beneficiaries are from the Philippines.

So I say to you as a fella with a beautiful filipina, take your time get to know her and ask lots of questions and don't be afraid to tell her your concerns. I put Michille through a lot because I wanted to make sure she was the one for me and me for her and a wonderful beautiful romantic amazing loving relationship developed, because we both were patient honest trustworthy and most importantly we communicated, every day, that is the key.

Good luck to you both and I hope everything works out for the two of you!!!

And oh yeah!!! Welcome to VJ!!

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I am the petitioner

I- 129f packet sent Jan 11 2014

Noa 1 Jan 15 2014

Alien registration number changed Jan 16 2014

NOA 2 June 16 2014 email and text

USCIS shipped petition to NVC June 19 2014 (Website update)

NOA 2 June 20 2014 Hard Copy Received

NVC case number received (via phone) July 1 2014

NVC forward petition to the embassy July 3 2014

consulate received petition July 8 2014

consulate received hard copy of petition(CEAC website update) July 15 2014

passed medical (took one day fiancee got there at 4:00am finished at 4:30pm) July 22 2014

CFO completed certificate issued (fiancee said people were very nice process very easy) July 30th 2014!!

Interview date scheduled for September 10th 2014!!

Interview approved!!!

Visa issued!! CEAC website September 16 2014!!

Visa received on September 18 2014 yeah!!!

POE September 21 2014!!! Yeeees!!! What a journey!!!!

Wedding day!! October 16 2014!!

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It is not that I shouldn't start the journey, it is more a matter of being on the hook for 10 years. Correct me if I am wrong, I am a total newbie, but if she runs off on you, you are responsible to support her for 125% of the poverty limit. If you get divorced, you are paying. If she sleeps with your best friend, you are paying. The only way you can get off the hook is when she becomes a citizen, dies, goes back to her country or gets 10 years of work credit. That is a huge liabilty and risk. It might not be something you have contemplated Derrick, but it exists. You bring a foreign national to this country and sign the I 864, you have signed a contract with the federal government to support that person. I am not talking about supporting her in terms of marriage, schooling etc. Your fiance/wife as loving, wonderful, sexy etc. etc. as she may be can leave you high and dry and you will be paying if she avails herself of government benefits.

Now, I may be putting the cart before the horse. I am at the very beginning stages of getting to know the filipina and planning a trip to the phils to be with her for a couple of weeks to determine our compatibilty in person. Depending on how the visit goes will determine if I proceed with the k1 visa. I don't care about gold digging or green card or any of that other nonsense. If she gets a green card and works and wants a divorce, no problem. If she runs off with another guy who has more money than me, fine. As long as i am not paying to "drive the car" without being able to drive the car".

Nope you are slightly off track there. The I-864 doesn't make you responsible for her support at 125% of the poverty level, the 125% figure is for qualifying as a sponsor. The I-864 is all about becoming a public charge and the government coming back to you for repayment of those expenses; welfare and that type of stuff.

Support is a divorce issue ;)


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

      HandArrow.gif.adeb854ba620933849ae921ca0b44a0c.gif  Link to the Visa Process for Manila Embassy once you have your NOA2 : Click Here

 

Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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It is not that I shouldn't start the journey, it is more a matter of being on the hook for 10 years. Correct me if I am wrong, I am a total newbie, but if she runs off on you, you are responsible to support her for 125% of the poverty limit. If you get divorced, you are paying. If she sleeps with your best friend, you are paying. The only way you can get off the hook is when she becomes a citizen, dies, goes back to her country or gets 10 years of work credit. That is a huge liabilty and risk. It might not be something you have contemplated Derrick, but it exists. You bring a foreign national to this country and sign the I 864, you have signed a contract with the federal government to support that person. I am not talking about supporting her in terms of marriage, schooling etc. Your fiance/wife as loving, wonderful, sexy etc. etc. as she may be can leave you high and dry and you will be paying if she avails herself of government benefits.

Now, I may be putting the cart before the horse. I am at the very beginning stages of getting to know the filipina and planning a trip to the phils to be with her for a couple of weeks to determine our compatibilty in person. Depending on how the visit goes will determine if I proceed with the k1 visa. I don't care about gold digging or green card or any of that other nonsense. If she gets a green card and works and wants a divorce, no problem. If she runs off with another guy who has more money than me, fine. As long as i am not paying to "drive the car" without being able to drive the car".

There is an old saying that he who has the gold makes the rules. USCIS HAS the gold. You have only one choice here, find someone and be committed to each other for better or for worse or make a different choice and do nothing.

Many here are happy with their choice.

To my Pinay Honey, I know you are reading this and I want you to know that I love you!! :-)!


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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Good recovery! :rofl: (did you feel her breath or see a shadow?)


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

      HandArrow.gif.adeb854ba620933849ae921ca0b44a0c.gif  Link to the Visa Process for Manila Embassy once you have your NOA2 : Click Here

 

Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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Good recovery! :rofl: (did you feel her breath or see a shadow?)

Your funny. Lol She reads these threads and we discuss some topics. Always need to score extra points wink wink!! :-)


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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I was watching some old Howie Mandel on youtube.... really enjoy his "bobby" routine. Guess it wound my binder... :lol:


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

      HandArrow.gif.adeb854ba620933849ae921ca0b44a0c.gif  Link to the Visa Process for Manila Embassy once you have your NOA2 : Click Here

 

Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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