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i134 - Affidavit of Support - Conflicting Information

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Hello together,

I have a question regarding misleading information. On the instructions for i134 they mention as evidence a letter from bank, a letter from employer and two pay stubs, but as long as you are not self-employed a copy of last income tax filed is not necessary.

However, on the information from the embassy it says you have to provide a tax statement.

My petitioner just got a job, with a salary of way beyond the 125% threshold/poverty line. However, she just started her employment and hence did not file any income tax yet, there would just be a 0.

Is anybody familiar with this situation? If helpful, the interview will take place in Frankfurt/Germany.

Thank you very much and good luck for your journey.

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Great at least I'm not alone with it. Seems like everybody in this forum doesn't have the same issue ;)

Please let me know if you figure something? So will I...this is actually the only thing bothering me...and I actually don't see the purpose of looking into the past if from now on there wouldn't be a problem for the future.

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First I-134 instructions and Consulate instruction are different.

I -134 does not require last years tax return.

But the consulates require I-134, and as supporting information they want the tax return, W-2, letter from employer as proof of employment, letter from bank or other items that the I-134 does not require as proof is all.

Each consulate is different for varying reasons, some require some information and others require other information. Just like some consulates will allow the person being interviewed to bring someone with them and wait in the lobby while others will not, they do this based on security concerns, space and such.

If case officers at a consulate have had to ask for last years tax returns from some for supporting information to reduce concerns they have had in the past, they may have just said we are going to require from everyone from now on to keep us from having to ask for it and taking time for them to get it to us.

As far a person just starting work and not having a tax return form last year, you need to think outside of the box here.

Write a letter stating such sign it and date it. if they are a recent college graduate or something, attach a copy of the their degree, some university also attach a letter with the degree with the recipients name and date of such, include it.

But make sure you include everything else and anything you think would help. Letter from employer, letter from bank, screen shot of bank account balances, if you have more than one include, recent paystubs.

What you are wanting to do here is convince the CO (Case Officer) that the petitioner can financially secure and can afford to support the beneficiary. The data you provide should answer the question before it is asked so they have no where to go to ask more questions.

But for those who just started a new job, you should have a tax return from last year if you were working. Also most companies give you a letter of offer anymore stating salary and benefits, enclose a copy of that along with copies of you your recent couple of pay stubs.

I provided it all, everything and my fiancée said the CO asked for it the financial support documents at the interview, she gave it to them and they just skimmed over it, she said saw them smile as if to say no reason to read it all and stuck it in the their file. They wanted so that they would have a fuzzy everything was legit is all, They do not want it to dig into your life they just have a job to do and want to know when they put their signature on it saying approved that is something comes later that they can prove that they did due diligence is all. As long it all makes sense and they get that warm fuzzy is all that matters.

My fiancé said her actual interview did not last five (5) minutes. She said she thought the electronic fingerprinting took longer than the interview did.

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Hello together,

I have a question regarding misleading information. On the instructions for i134 they mention as evidence a letter from bank, a letter from employer and two pay stubs, but as long as you are not self-employed a copy of last income tax filed is not necessary.

However, on the information from the embassy it says you have to provide a tax statement.

My petitioner just got a job, with a salary of way beyond the 125% threshold/poverty line. However, she just started her employment and hence did not file any income tax yet, there would just be a 0.

Is anybody familiar with this situation? If helpful, the interview will take place in Frankfurt/Germany.

Thank you very much and good luck for your journey.

Just got a job? Did they have one previously? Or did they recently graduate? If they just finished college and started working, then that shouldn't be a problem as long as proof of employment can be provided.


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

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