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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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I have a question re: I-134 affidavit of support.

I'm hoping to have my interview in London within the next 6-8 weeks, if things keep on course.

The only real question I have surrounds the interview itself and evidence for the I-134; my fiancée's salary exceeds the poverty line guidelines comfortably - we will be providing a headed letter from her employer with the usual spiel about length of employment, salary, full time contract etc. and we will also be providing pay check stubs from the last 6 months or so.

The only area of confusion is whether or not it would be beneficial to provide last years tax returns? Some people say yes, others say no. I've also read accounts of people's experiences at the embassy and very few mention being asked for tax returns. The London k1 guide reccomends it, but I would have presumed the letter and pay check stubs would be more than sufficient evidence?

So, if anyone could clear this up it would be a great help as I'm excellent at worrying about things, and this is one of those horrible nagging little thoughts in the back of my mind causing me some unease.

Cheers,

Tom.

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London will gladly approve your I -134 with the employer letter. They have never required the tax return or transcript.

I wrote the guide. A tax transcript is suggested in the list as something you can sort out early while you wait for your case to get from service center to NVC to London. It doesn't get "old" until the next April 15, so could be taken care of months before NOA2 even. A tax transcript is such an easy proof without bothering the boss to write a letter. That's really the only reason it may appear to be recommended in the London guide...for an easy proof, not because it is required by London.

Now that transcripts can be printed at home, it is even easier to provide one. But with an employer letter and pay stubs, you already have two proofs. A third or fourth or fifth proof will not get you more approved than just an employer letter alone would. London does not make a big deal of it and the interviewer probably will glance at your employer letter and never discuss the I-134 with you if the income is sufficient.


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K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

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All USA EMBASSY recommends that at least you have 1.Tax transcripts, 4 pay stubs or W2.


I-129F sent:06/06/2014

Package Accepted:06/09/2014

NOA1(EMail & Text):06/12/2014

Hardcopy Received(Mail):06/14/2014

Service Request Submitted:10/30/2014

Alien Registration number changed:11/04/2014

NOA2(Email&Text):12/29/2014

NOA2(Hardcopy Received):12/26/2014

NVC Arrived:1/06/2015

NVC Left:1/21/2015

Sent to the Embassy:1/22/2015

Embassy Received:1/26/2015

Medical Date:01/30/2015

Interview Date :02/18/2015

Visa in Hand:3/11/2015

Marriage Date :04/06/215

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All USA EMBASSY recommends that at least you have 1.Tax transcripts, 4 pay stubs or W2.

On the same lines, can they be copies of tax transcripts that I send to my fiance? Same applies for the bank letters?

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Congo DR
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On the same lines, can they be copies of tax transcripts that I send to my fiance? Same applies for the bank letters?

I believe tax transcript and bank statements are not like sealed originals documents,I think you can send her copies of all the proves that they want from you.


I-129F sent:06/06/2014

Package Accepted:06/09/2014

NOA1(EMail & Text):06/12/2014

Hardcopy Received(Mail):06/14/2014

Service Request Submitted:10/30/2014

Alien Registration number changed:11/04/2014

NOA2(Email&Text):12/29/2014

NOA2(Hardcopy Received):12/26/2014

NVC Arrived:1/06/2015

NVC Left:1/21/2015

Sent to the Embassy:1/22/2015

Embassy Received:1/26/2015

Medical Date:01/30/2015

Interview Date :02/18/2015

Visa in Hand:3/11/2015

Marriage Date :04/06/215

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All USA EMBASSY recommends that at least you have 1.Tax transcripts, 4 pay stubs or W2.

My answer to the OP is that LONDON, where he will interview, does NOT require a tax return or transcript. There isn't any one specific item you MUST have for London as long as you have at least one proof of sufficient income. My answer does not apply except to LONDON.

At this point in the K1 Journey, people need to know what is accepted at the embassy where they will interview. Each has their own methods. The Foreign Affairs Manual stating the law on a fiancé visa/interview only says the interviewing officer must be convinced the interviewee will not become a public charge. They don't lay out any details. Some embassies are more easily convinced than others. Consult with people who went through the same embassy to know how picky yours is.


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Congo DR
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My answer to the OP is that LONDON, where he will interview, does NOT require a tax return or transcript. There isn't any one specific item you MUST have for London as long as you have at least one proof of sufficient income. My answer does not apply except to LONDON.

At this point in the K1 Journey, people need to know what is accepted at the embassy where they will interview. Each has their own methods. The Foreign Affairs Manual stating the law on a fiancé visa/interview only says the interviewing officer must be convinced the interviewee will not become a public charge. They don't lay out any details. Some embassies are more easily convinced than others. Consult with people who went through the same embassy to know how picky yours is.

Okay :thumbs:


I-129F sent:06/06/2014

Package Accepted:06/09/2014

NOA1(EMail & Text):06/12/2014

Hardcopy Received(Mail):06/14/2014

Service Request Submitted:10/30/2014

Alien Registration number changed:11/04/2014

NOA2(Email&Text):12/29/2014

NOA2(Hardcopy Received):12/26/2014

NVC Arrived:1/06/2015

NVC Left:1/21/2015

Sent to the Embassy:1/22/2015

Embassy Received:1/26/2015

Medical Date:01/30/2015

Interview Date :02/18/2015

Visa in Hand:3/11/2015

Marriage Date :04/06/215

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