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Full time job for successful DCF?

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Hi everyone!


I am german citizen married to a US citizen. We got married in the US 5 years ago. We are currently living in Germany but thinking about going to the US.


My wife has a full time job and will get one in the US as well. I am self-employed freelance software developer.


I-130 and other forms ask about employment status.


How important is it to have a full time "nine-to-five" job for the DCF application to be successfully granted? I am wondering if being self-employed could make me look less professional.


Should I consider getting a regular job prior to visa application?


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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From what I understand, the most important thing about your job is the income that it provides, specifically the amount listed on your tax returns. If the amount is above the minimum required for your visa application, then there is nothing to worry about.

From what I understand, the most important thing about your job is the income that it provides, specifically the amount listed on your tax returns, bank statements, pay stubs, etc. If the amount is above the minimum required for your visa application, then there is nothing to worry about.


K1 Visa Event Date Service Center : Texas Service Center Transferred? No Consulate : Juarez, Mexico

I-129F: Sent 9/5/2014

I-129F: Arrived at Lewisville 9/8/2014

I-129F: NOA1 Text message/mail 9/11/2014

I-129F: Alien Registration Number Changed 9/16/2014

I-129F: Request to correct on document or notice assigned to an officer for response 10/25/2014

I-129F: Name Change request made 10/31/2014

I-129F: Crickets as of today

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From what I understand, the most important thing about your job is the income that it provides, specifically the amount listed on your tax returns. If the amount is above the minimum required for your visa application, then there is nothing to worry about.

Thank you for your reply. I thought it is important for my wife to have a high enough income to sponsor me (3 times the minimal wage). Does the same requirement applies to me as well?

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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Thank you for your reply. I thought it is important for my wife to have a high enough income to sponsor me (3 times the minimal wage). Does the same requirement applies to me as well?

The petitioner, the US citizen, has to meet the income requirement, not the beneficiary.


K1 Visa Event Date Service Center : Texas Service Center Transferred? No Consulate : Juarez, Mexico

I-129F: Sent 9/5/2014

I-129F: Arrived at Lewisville 9/8/2014

I-129F: NOA1 Text message/mail 9/11/2014

I-129F: Alien Registration Number Changed 9/16/2014

I-129F: Request to correct on document or notice assigned to an officer for response 10/25/2014

I-129F: Name Change request made 10/31/2014

I-129F: Crickets as of today

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Germany
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It sounds almost like you mean in order to qualify for DCF, which the only thing that qualifies you for DCF is the USC having legal residency in Germany for at least 6 months.

But, regarding meeting poverty lines and such, nothing's expected of you. If your wife's employment is going to cease upon moving to the US then your assets could be your only saving grace. Otherwise a joint sponsor in the US such as your father-in-law will be needed to file a second I-864 form when the time comes for that. That won't be until after the I-130 petition is approved, though.


Myself: US citizen; Husband: German citizen

TransferWise Invitation Link: (first wire transfer is free) https://transferwise.com/u/eec50

(B-2 Journey):

 

 

-(then fiance) H-2B work visa application terminated due to qualification difficulties in Aug. 2010.

-(then fiance) B-2 tourist visa denied due to lack of strong ties to Germany in Sept. 2010.
-Third ESTA denied due to his suspiscious visa status on Oct. 15, 2012.
-B-2 tourist visa approved on Nov. 16, 2012!

 

(IR-1 Journey):

 

 

-Extended German residence permit obtained Aug. 23, 2014. (to qualify for DCF)

-Husband's new German passport picked up Aug. 28, 2014. (Old one expires 2015)

-I-130 packet sent to Frankfurt (DCF) Aug. 29, 2014!

-NOA1 issued Sept. 9, 2014 (received Sept.13)

-RFE regarding evidence of bona fide marriage received along with NOA1

-RFE reply packet sent to Frankfurt Sept. 30, 2014

-E-mail response (NOA2) received by USCIS Frankfurt on Oct. 23, 2014 (Petition APPROVED Oct. 20!!!) :dancing:

-Paper NOA2 received in the mail Oct. 29, 2014

-Case number assigned by IV unit Oct. 30, 2014 (Received by email Nov. 3)

-Paper "Packet 3" arrived in mail Nov. 4, 2014

-DS-260 and Document Delivery Registration submitted to Frankfurt Nov. 4, 2014

-Mailed in priority date request found on Packet 3 to IV Unit Nov. 5, 2014

-IV ("Packet 3") package sent to Frankfurt Nov. 17, 2014

-Medical completed by Frankfurt panel physician Nov. 17, 2014

-Received "Packet 4" via e-mail Nov. 20, 2014

-Interview booked for Dec. 3, 2014 (booked Nov. 21, 2014 after email authorization received)
-Visa approved, issued AND picked up by the courier all within 7 hours, Dec. 3, 2014
:dance:

-Visa packet arrived in the mail Dec. 4, 2014

-Visa packet had to be returned to Frankfurt for correction on Immigrant Data Summary sheet (wrong birthplace listed) Dec. 5, 2014

-Corrected visa packet received in the mail Dec. 11, 2014

-$165 Immigrant fee paid Dec. 11, 2014

-POE (through Dublin, Ireland) Jan. 18, 2015

-Registered manually for social security Jan. 27, 2015

-Social security card arrived within 2 weeks after applying in person/green card arrived within 30 days after entering U.S.

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