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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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I was told to create a new thread in this sub-forum for more detailed information so here I am.

I'll keep it short, Have known my fiance for 2 years, Went and spent 3 weeks with her and her family in April in the Philippines. I was in China from 2011 to 2013. I left China in March 2013, I didn't start working in the US until September of 2013, so my tax return for that year only shows 4 months of income. I have been working all of 2014. According to what some of you may know about what the embassy considers, would I be best advised to start the I-129 after I get my tax return for 2014 showing a full year of employment? At my current position I make around 1k over the minimum poverty line. This is due to losing my driver's license and not being able to commute to a better position for what I went to school for. I will have my license back in a month and will then be finding work paying around twice what I make now. Any insight is appreciated!

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Egypt
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It's REALLY difficult for us to be away from the one we love... especially once we make the decision to marry... :)

In my own opinion... it's EASIER to see a tax return or W2 form (easy proof) HOWEVER your check stubs and bank statements should/could do the same thing. I actually sent it all (tax return, W2, bank statement, letter from employer, and a summary of a year's spending that I printed from my online bank account of all my charges over $100 to reflect all my direct deposit from my job).

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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fiance? I-134 not evaluated until interview day, so break out a calendar, and do some forecasting on your own timeline.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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fiance? I-134 not evaluated until interview day, so break out a calendar, and do some forecasting on your own timeline.

I have no clue what the I-134 is, don't even think that's something applicable to the K1 visa.

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ok. let me know when yer ready to talk more about petitioning and visa-ing...

or study the Guide Here , from a PC.


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

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Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

 

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Filed: Other Country: Philippines
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I was told to create a new thread in this sub-forum for more detailed information so here I am.

I'll keep it short, Have known my fiance for 2 years, Went and spent 3 weeks with her and her family in April in the Philippines. I was in China from 2011 to 2013. I left China in March 2013, I didn't start working in the US until September of 2013, so my tax return for that year only shows 4 months of income. I have been working all of 2014. According to what some of you may know about what the embassy considers, would I be best advised to start the I-129 after I get my tax return for 2014 showing a full year of employment? At my current position I make around 1k over the minimum poverty line. This is due to losing my driver's license and not being able to commute to a better position for what I went to school for. I will have my license back in a month and will then be finding work paying around twice what I make now. Any insight is appreciated!

As Darnell said the income information isn't needed until the embassy phase of this process. So you should be fine starting the I-129F petition now.

!) Follow the guide here on VJ for the I-129F process. http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1guide Once this is approved you will move forward to the visa process in the Philippines.

For the visa process best stick to the Philippines forum ;) and follow the guide in the link below (flashing arrow)

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staycoldb, on 23 Nov 2014 - 6:50 PM, said:staycoldb, on 23 Nov 2014 - 6:50 PM, said:

I have no clue what the I-134 is, don't even think that's something applicable to the K1 visa.

Whoaaaaa there son. Darnell is very up to date as well as Hank on the K1 visa process. I wouldn't hurry to judgment till you know more about the process. They can help you with your process but only if you remember you are the "new member" here and not them. Just my 2 centavos.

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AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

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Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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Thanks, ya I'm following that guide to the T ;)

print out a 12 month calendar, and make some forecasting for what's what... nowish, soonish..

understand the timeticks, and what's required when.

IMO (and I hope it becomes your opinion)

you should file now, this week.


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Whoaaaaa there son. Darnell is very up to date as well as Hank on the K1 visa process. I wouldn't hurry to judgment till you know more about the process. They can help you with your process but only if you remember you are the "new member" here and not them. Just my 2 centavos.

I didn't pass judgement on anyone. I'm not familiar with that form that's why I didn't know what he's talking about. Like you said, I'm new so I don't know everything about this. Simple mistake man.

print out a 12 month calendar, and make some forecasting for what's what... nowish, soonish..

understand the timeticks, and what's required when.

IMO (and I hope it becomes your opinion)

you should file now, this week.

Can you expand on why it's your opinion I should start now? I can't really, I have to wait for my fiance to mail me what's required for on her part for the I-129F.

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Did you say you did not file taxes because you were in China? Are you aware that a US citizen is responsible to pay taxes and file a 1040 on his worldwide income?

Be that as it may, you only have to produce one year of tax returns at your fiance's interview. So if you wlll have a full year tax return say, 10 months from now, then go ahead and file now.

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I didn't pass judgement on anyone. I'm not familiar with that form that's why I didn't know what he's talking about. Like you said, I'm new so I don't know everything about this. Simple mistake man.

Can you expand on why it's your opinion I should start now? I can't really, I have to wait for my fiance to mail me what's required for on her part for the I-129F.

Darnell meant to not delay starting the petition process ONCE you have the G-325A, 2X2 passport photo (white background), Intent to Marry letter from your fiancee. (and if married before, copy of annulment finality)


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

 

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I didn't pass judgement on anyone. I'm not familiar with that form that's why I didn't know what he's talking about. Like you said, I'm new so I don't know everything about this. Simple mistake man.

Can you expand on why it's your opinion I should start now? I can't really, I have to wait for my fiance to mail me what's required for on her part for the I-129F.

Its understandable you can't file yet until you have all your documents in order, including those you need from your fiancée. But once you have all your papers in order, there's no reason to wait. You will be waiting anyways for the rest of the process until she has her visa in hand, so why add additional wait time?


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AOS

NOA1:  09/12/2014;  Biometrics:  10/06/2014;  EAD/AP Received:  11/26/2014;  Interview Waiver Letter:  01/02/2015;  

RFE:  07/09/2015;  Permanent Residency Granted:  07/27/2015;  Green card Received:  08/22/2015

 

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I was told to create a new thread in this sub-forum for more detailed information so here I am.

I'll keep it short, Have known my fiance for 2 years, Went and spent 3 weeks with her and her family in April in the Philippines. I was in China from 2011 to 2013. I left China in March 2013, I didn't start working in the US until September of 2013, so my tax return for that year only shows 4 months of income. I have been working all of 2014. According to what some of you may know about what the embassy considers, would I be best advised to start the I-129 after I get my tax return for 2014 showing a full year of employment? At my current position I make around 1k over the minimum poverty line. This is due to losing my driver's license and not being able to commute to a better position for what I went to school for. I will have my license back in a month and will then be finding work paying around twice what I make now. Any insight is appreciated!

Just checking, you were with her for 3 weeks last April 2013 after you left China. Correct?

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Just checking, you were with her for 3 weeks last April 2013 after you left China. Correct?

No, it was this year. I flew to Manila in April, 2014 and spent 3 weeks with her.

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