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I-134 Co-Sponsor (Naturalized Citizen - Necessary documents to prove citizenship?)

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I am finalizing my documents to send to my fiance. My income alone does not suffice for me to be her sponsor for the I-134 so my mother is acting as a co-sponsor.

My mother is a Naturalized Citizen (since 1985). Will a copy of her passport suffice to prove citizenship? She does not have her Certificate of Naturalization as it was lost in flood many years ago. She does however have her Certificate of Naturalization number and has supplied it on line 1a of the I-134. Can anyone help me out here?

The I-134 instructions do not address this (need to prove citizenship) at all. But I became nervous after reading this thread from a couple years ago:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/366984-i-134-tax-return-transcript/

I want to make sure everything is smooth as my fiance's interview is 20 days.

Thank you!

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Yes a copy of ALL pages of her passport will prove citizenship.


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Hi,

Thank you for your response. I don't mean to challenge your answer. I am just wondering where you got this information. In case I ever need to justify it to someone of relevance or my fiancé needs to explain something.

thabk you!

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Well, you can only have an American passport if you are an American citizen.

Also, that's how it works to start a K-1 petition too, you have that option to prove citizenship and that's stated in the official instructions somewhere.

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Well, you can only have an American passport if you are an American citizen.

Also, that's how it works to start a K-1 petition too, you have that option to prove citizenship and that's stated in the official instructions somewhere.

I understand that. I was born in the US and already submitted my Passport/Birth Certificate. This is for the I-134 and in regards to my mother (joint-sponsor) who was a naturalized citizen. She has a passport, but I am just trying t get clarification that submitting a copy of it (also, why every page?) will suffice when my fiance goes in for the interview.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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I understand that. I was born in the US and already submitted my Passport/Birth Certificate. This is for the I-134 and in regards to my mother (joint-sponsor) who was a naturalized citizen. She has a passport, but I am just trying t get clarification that submitting a copy of it (also, why every page?) will suffice when my fiance goes in for the interview.

Yes, I just mean that proof of citizenship for one thing should work as proof of citizenship for another thing.

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Thank you for your response. That does indeed make sense.

Also, just to answer my own question in case anyone else ever has this question. I called the embassy in Tokyo and I was told that at this point (K1) the sponsor does not need to prove citizenship, meaning I don't have to worry about that right now. That said, I will go ahead and include a copy of my mother's passport, but it is not necessary.

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Hi,

Thank you for your response. I don't mean to challenge your answer. I am just wondering where you got this information. In case I ever need to justify it to someone of relevance or my fiancé needs to explain something.

thabk you!

She will not need ALL pages of her passport. She will only need a copy of the biographical page with her photo and info. The proof of citizenship or being a permanent resident comes from the I-864 instructions. Many consulates follow the I-864 guidelines when using the I-134 for the K-1 visa. Sometimes a consulate's own instructions will state they need the citizenship proof of the co-sponsor, but a lot do not say much about co-sponsors in their instructions. If your consulate does not state what is requires for a co-sponsor, then following the I-864 guidelines is a safe bet in that case. (This is for anyone else that might have this same question, since you got your answer from Japan)

This can be found on page 4 of the I-864 instructions > http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-864instr.pdf

5. Item Number 11.a. - 11.c. Citizenship/Residency.

Proof of U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident status is required for joint and substitute sponsors and for

relatives of employment-based immigrants who file this form. Petitioning relatives who have already filed proof of

their citizenship or immigration status with Form I-129F, Form I-130, Form I-600 and Form I-600A do not need to

submit proof of their status with this form.

Proof of U.S. citizen or national status includes a copy of your birth certificate, certificate of naturalization, certificate

of citizenship, consular report of birth abroad to citizen parents, or a copy of the biographic data page of your U.S.

passport.

Proof of permanent resident status includes a photocopy of both sides of the "green card," Form I-551, Alien

Registration Receipt Card/Permanent Resident Card; or a photocopy of an unexpired temporary I-551 stamp in either a

foreign passport or a DHS Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Document.

Edited by KayDeeCee

Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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I'm new here in visajourney Me and my fiancé in Utah kind of worried with regards to income. Can anyone answer me Since I'm here in Dubai, UAE is CO SPONSOR allowed at Abu Dhabi US EMBASSY?

Please i need your accurate answer.

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I'm new here in visajourney Me and my fiancé in Utah kind of worried with regards to income. Can anyone answer me Since I'm here in Dubai, UAE is CO SPONSOR allowed at Abu Dhabi US EMBASSY?

Please i need your accurate answer.

Yes, they do. Others have used one and even been asked by the CO to provide one. This whole thread is helpful, but this is the post with the answer someone got back from the consulate > http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/458645-co-sponsor-in-uae/?p=6564276


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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