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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Jamaica
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Just received approval on fiance petition and am preparing affidavit of support. I will use a co sponsor. I read that we both need to send a letter from employer on company letterhead, last 2-3 pay stubs and W-2 from current employer if applicable. I have all that but the co sponsor just started a new job. What will he need to send? Also I remember reading somewhere that we need the last three years tax returns but here it doesn't say anything like that in the guides. Do we need to send the tax returns?

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Here is what the Jamaica Consulate says,

Affidavit of Support for K Applicants: This form should be completed by the sponsor of the immigrant and submitted to USCIS. This form must be accompanied by the sponsor's most recent federal tax returns, W2 statements, job letter, and proof that the petitioner is a U.S. citizen.

http://www.visajourney.com/consulates/index.php?ctry=Jamaica&cty=Kingstone

Now I got this off the Jerusalem Consulate where my Fiancee will be going thru, I think it is a little clearer;

EVIDENCE OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT: In order to establish that you will not be a financial burden on the

United States Government, you must meet the financial guidelines set forth at: http://www.uscis.gov/i-134.

You should bring to the interview an original Form I-134, signed by the petitioner for each beneficiary, along

with a copy of the petitioner’s current tax returns (Forms 1040 and W-2 -- his or her employer’s statement of

income to the Internal Revenue Service). If the petitioner does not earn sufficient income, you may submit

the same forms from a joint sponsor.

http://photos.state.gov/libraries/jerusalem/328666/visa_forms/packet-3-k1-k3-applicants.pdf

I did not read anywhere where they require the last three years income taxes, now someone else may correct me and show up with it. BUT and that is a big but. If it is to your advantage, meaning if your co-sponsor made decent money then I would by all means ask them to include the last three years. Remember you are trying to convince the reviewer that there is adequate income and a PATTERN of more than adequate income to support your fiancée. You are trying to prevent them from asking more questions and from digging deeper. the more questions that are asked and deeper they dig the longer it will take and the greater the chances are that you will have supply them with even more information.

Next does your co-sponsor have pay stubs from their last employer and did they start a new job for a promotion or such, if so state it and prove it by providing documents up front. That would be a positive in my pinion.

Yes send in a letter from their current employer showing what they make. failure to send could result in an RFE or an RFI, since they ask for it in the instructions above.

Essentially this like proving to a bank you are a good credit risk and so is your co-singer, when you do that you go in with more than what is needed to get the lowest interest rates possible, so they cannot deny you. but then you are face to face.

Here, your paperwork and proof of adequate income that you provide does your arguing for you.

That's my opinion.

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Filed: Country: Jamaica
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You both need to submit the same documents. The cosponsor will need to submit proof of residency, either being a us citizen or lpr. You only need two years of taxes, w-2s, 3 months of payroll stubs, and a letter from employer.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
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Yes, you will need tax returns. Not necessarily three years. Definitely the most recent one, maybe two.

We had all proof and evidence I was making well over the guidelines with pay stubs and job letters. I had started my job in Feb. 2013 and our interview was December 2013 I even supplied them with bank account and asset info which put us way over. They denied us at the interview because of tax ttranscripts and told us we needed a cosponsor. In February 2014, after I filed my 2013 taxes I emailed them my tax transcript and BOOM Lance got the call to come drop off his passport. No cosponsor, no updated job letters or paystubs, Lance said they didn't even look at that at the interview. All they wanted was the transcript.

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i m little bit confused though, i have received packet 3 from the embassy of kazakhstan. however they didnt indicate on the list of the required documents anything about Affidavit of Support. I even contacted the embassy and they sent me an e-mail syaing that i 134 is not required. i m confused now... does it depend from embassy to embassy.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Indonesia
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i m little bit confused though, i have received packet 3 from the embassy of kazakhstan. however they didnt indicate on the list of the required documents anything about Affidavit of Support. I even contacted the embassy and they sent me an e-mail syaing that i 134 is not required. i m confused now... does it depend from embassy to embassy.

Here is VJ's info on Kazakhstan: http://www.visajourney.com/consulates/index.php?ctry=Kazakhstan&cty=Almaty

It is a bit dated though (last updated in 2012)


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Indonesia
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Two or three MONTHS of pay stubs? I thought I read two or three previous pay stubs..... ahhhhh let me look again

Yeah, that's what I read too (2-3 pay stubs, not months).

Edited to add: yes, that's what the VJ K1 guide says, 2 pay stubs.

http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1guide

Edited by usmsbow

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Aug. 10, '17: Mailed in I-751

Aug. 21, '17: NOA1

October 23, '18: NOA2- approval

October 30, 18: 10-year GC received

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Filed: Country: Jamaica
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I understand but each embassy has hidden info you need to know to be approved without any problems or being issued a 221g. You will see the moderators change your post to embassy specific because they are aware of this as well. If you read answers from others, it is clear that it different from what is needed at your interview.

Start searching your questions here.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/153-caribbean/

http://www.visajourney.com/consulates/index.php?ctry=Jamaica&cty=Kingstone


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