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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Scotland
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Hello. I already sent my I-129F package to Immigration yesterday. I want some more information about the affidavit of support. When should I prepare this document? Should I start doing it right away or should I wait to hear back from USCIS? I have seen different answers saying that the affidavit of support is done after the adjustment of status, and others have said that I should send this to my fiance for his visa interview. Will the USCIS let me know when to send it?

I also want to know, which form is it? There are two types of affidavit of support forms, the I-134 and the I-864. Which one do I have to fill out, or is it both? (one for the visa and one for the adjustment of status?) I am also going to have a co-sponsor, because of my income. Do I have to fill out a form as well, or is it only the person who is going to be my co-sponsor?

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Hello. I already sent my I-129F package to Immigration yesterday. I want some more information about the affidavit of support. When should I prepare this document? Should I start doing it right away or should I wait to hear back from USCIS? I have seen different answers saying that the affidavit of support is done after the adjustment of status, and others have said that I should send this to my fiance for his visa interview. Will the USCIS let me know when to send it?

I also want to know, which form is it? There are two types of affidavit of support forms, the I-134 and the I-864. Which one do I have to fill out, or is it both? (one for the visa and one for the adjustment of status?) I am also going to have a co-sponsor, because of my income. Do I have to fill out a form as well, or is it only the person who is going to be my co-sponsor?

You can start it once the case gets approved - very simple paperwork.

(1) Form (Very basic information) - time to complete 10-20mins

(2) Go to IRS website register for an account and to be safe download 3 latest transcripts (should be 2013, 2012, 2011 for this year). Most offices only request the most current one, while some offices may request 3 years

(3) Get your most recently pay-stubs

This is to capture the changes that have not been reported and as a proofs: you are still working.

That is very pretty much if your income meets requirement.

If your income does not meet the requirement, then you must look into other things

- What kind of assets and investments you have - the proofs

- Do you own the house, how much your mortgage(s) remains. (The house may be worth $100k based on market fair value or appraisal value) but you've paid like $10k in principal. Then they only consider $10k (or least) is the actually $$$$

- Do you have saving, how much, proofs

If you have co-sponsor(s), then the paperwork/proofs are the same as yours. However, please note some offices will not allow co-sponsor(s) for K-1.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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for I-129F petition, the I-134 form is needed at the interview. USCIS will not ask you for that form, it's the embassy that will ask you that. u need to send the I-134 to your fiancé prior to the interview. and depending on the embassy, a co-sponsor may be honored or not if your income does not meet above poverty line. the I-864 form is needed on the Adjustment of Status phase after you get married. so for now you only need the I-134 form which is a 2-page form that you can download at the USCIS website.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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that sounds good, I think it will be fine with the co-sponsor. I can wait until it gets approved then. Thanks for your help.

What is the country?

Also, depending on the country, the petitioner also needs to fill out an affidavit, even with a co-sponsor.

Anyways, it's likely that you'll have plenty of time to look into it.

Good luck!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Scotland
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What is the country?

Also, depending on the country, the petitioner also needs to fill out an affidavit, even with a co-sponsor.

Anyways, it's likely that you'll have plenty of time to look into it.

Good luck!

He is from the United Kingdom. I haven't heard about him having to fill out an affidavit. Where do you suggest I can find out about that?

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Hi I will need a cosponsor my self I think I could call my consulate in BOSNIAN and ask about affidavit Of support needed I guess am so worried about not sending something my self I just wanna do this right am tired of this waiting game ...good luck

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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He is from the United Kingdom. I haven't heard about him having to fill out an affidavit. Where do you suggest I can find out about that?

See if you find it here http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/474161-london-k1-a-complete-guide/

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Filed: Other Country: Philippines
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Hello. I already sent my I-129F package to Immigration yesterday. I want some more information about the affidavit of support. When should I prepare this document? Should I start doing it right away or should I wait to hear back from USCIS? I have seen different answers saying that the affidavit of support is done after the adjustment of status, and others have said that I should send this to my fiance for his visa interview. Will the USCIS let me know when to send it?

I also want to know, which form is it? There are two types of affidavit of support forms, the I-134 and the I-864. Which one do I have to fill out, or is it both? (one for the visa and one for the adjustment of status?) I am also going to have a co-sponsor, because of my income. Do I have to fill out a form as well, or is it only the person who is going to be my co-sponsor?

For most embassies the form used is the I-134 with the K-1. Co-sponsors/joint sponsors can be tricky depending on which country you are going through.


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Hello. I already sent my I-129F package to Immigration yesterday. I want some more information about the affidavit of support. When should I prepare this document? Should I start doing it right away or should I wait to hear back from USCIS? I have seen different answers saying that the affidavit of support is done after the adjustment of status, and others have said that I should send this to my fiance for his visa interview. Will the USCIS let me know when to send it?

I also want to know, which form is it? There are two types of affidavit of support forms, the I-134 and the I-864. Which one do I have to fill out, or is it both? (one for the visa and one for the adjustment of status?) I am also going to have a co-sponsor, because of my income. Do I have to fill out a form as well, or is it only the person who is going to be my co-sponsor?

I didn't see this when you posted it.

I-134 Taken to the visa interview by fiancé

London will accept a co-sponsor. Actually they will accept him/her as the only sponsor, meaning only an I-134 from the co-sponsor. London does NOT require a tax return. If you have other proof of income, they are flexible. Most prepare two ways to show income, but they often hand back one of them. They seem to love employer letters as the income proof.

I-864(s) Prepared and submitted as part of your AOS application.

You must prepare one, even if zero income. You must submit latest tax return or a statement why you weren't required to file, ie no income, then not required to file. Put the reason in writing.

Your joint sponsor will also prepare one. Same rules about tax return. Other proofs are good to supplement that..like employer letter and recent pay stubs. ALSO joint sponsor must submit proof of being a US citizen or permanent resident.


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: Scotland
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I didn't see this when you posted it.

I-134 Taken to the visa interview by fiancé

London will accept a co-sponsor. Actually they will accept him/her as the only sponsor, meaning only an I-134 from the co-sponsor. London does NOT require a tax return. If you have other proof of income, they are flexible. Most prepare two ways to show income, but they often hand back one of them. They seem to love employer letters as the income proof.

I-864(s) Prepared and submitted as part of your AOS application.

You must prepare one, even if zero income. You must submit latest tax return or a statement why you weren't required to file, ie no income, then not required to file. Put the reason in writing.

Your joint sponsor will also prepare one. Same rules about tax return. Other proofs are good to supplement that..like employer letter and recent pay stubs. ALSO joint sponsor must submit proof of being a US citizen or permanent resident.

Thank you for the way you answered all my questions, this is really helpful. Would it be okay with you if I asked you some more questions about London?

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Thank you for the way you answered all my questions, this is really helpful. Would it be okay with you if I asked you some more questions about London?

There is a UK FORUM on Visa Journey that you should start reading. Ask your London questions there to get better answers specific to London as each consulate has different procedures. http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/99-united-kingdom/ <-----Bookmark it.

At the top is a pinned thread with procedures for a London K1


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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