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Hello all!

First of all, thanks for all the awesome help here. We're now at the NOA2 phase! That said, I ran into a sticky situation. So, as many of you know, when you don't go the lawyer route through all of this; it is a learning process. So I learned a few days back that if you don't meet the income guidelines in U.S.-based income, you have to have FIVE TIMES the poverty guidelines in liquid assets. This is a problem for my fiance and myself, because we are both living abroad in his home country currently. I am an English teacher in South Korea and have been for nearly two years, so my income here apparently doesn't count. I didn't think that would matter, because I have a pretty decent savings (around $30,000), but apparently even that isn't adequate?! Anyway.... I've seen multiple people here saying that you need five times the poverty line in liquid assets to show adequate support for your fiance if your income isn't based in the United States. But then I came across this on the USCIS website:

"Affidavit of Support For Fiancé(e), Spouse, or Child as a “K” Nonimmigrant

If your relative is either a “K-1” fiancé(e), a “K-3” spouse, or a “K-2” or “K-4” child of fiancé(e) or spouse, you do not need to submit an affidavit of support at the time you file your Form I-129F petition. Instead, you should submit an affidavit of support at the time that your fiancé(e), spouse, or child adjusts status to permanent resident after coming to the United States."

Source: http://www.uscis.gov/green-card/green-card-processes-and-procedures/affidavit-support

So which is true? Will I need a co-sponsor or will this not be something that is relevant until apply for an adjustment of status?


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Yes, get a cosponsor. Any USC will do.

Yes, get a cosponsor. Any USC will do.

Yes the 134 form(s) are not submitted with the 129f petition, they are brought to the interview. So file away and get a cosponser. There are plenty of example of that is you search on the forums here....we discuss it ad nauseum every week!!!

Phil (Lockport, near Chicago) and Alla (Lobnya, near Moscow)

As of Dec 7, 2009, now Zero miles apart (literally)!

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