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Hi all,

My wife and I received an email from the NVC (titled - Checklist cover letter), stating that my sponsors (my America wife) did not meet the minimum income requirements to sponsor the intending immigrant (myself).

But on the financial info. we submitted, our income and assets exceeds the minimum amount 3 times over.

We have tried to call, but as always can never get through, and no reply from email (as always).

Anyone else had similar experiences? Any advice? Any reasons why this may have occurred? We are very confused and anxious at the moment!


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Hi Bunny and Ninja!,

thanks for the link with the guidelines. These are what we have also been looking at for the past few months and working towards. And we met the minimum three times over so not sure what the problem is.......

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What kind of assets do you put in there? If it's a house then they might need proofs of its value

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I-130 NOA1 - Dec 22, 2014

I-130 NOA2 - Jun 17, 2015

NVC Received - July 10, 2015

Case # and INN - July 27, 2015

Submitted DS-261 - July 27, 2015

Pay AOS Bill - July 28, 2015

Send AOS & IV Package - Aug 5, 2015

Pay IV Bill - Aug 6, 2015

Submitted DS-260 - Aug 8, 2015

Scan Date - Aug 7, 2015

Case Completed - Aug 27, 2015

Expedite request - Sep 2, 2015

Expedite request approved - Sep 9, 2015

Interview Appointment - Sep 21, 2015

Interview Date - Sep 25, 2015

Visa Approved - Sep 25, 2015

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assets were bank balances and life insurance. No property in there. All bank balances and life insurances info/statements were detailed in our affidavit of support so full evidence was provided.

a car was one of the assets though.

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How much income does she make, and is it stable? Self-employed or working for someone else?

Was she able to furnish 3 years tax returns?

Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Life insurance may not count; it needs to be whole life insurance, not term and even then you're pushing it. Neither would a primary vehicle. Any value on any item needs to be professionally assessed unless it's cash in the bank.


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Hi everyone, thanks so much for your help. After a 2 hour wait trying to connect to the visa centre and then a 30minute hold, we finally got through to someone who could explain it. Turns out we're absolutely fine as our assets are well over, but they were sending that through because the income part of the financial evidence didn't meet the minimum requirement. But overall, we're fine. So thankfully they said our case was complete and we're now waiting for an interview date!

Thanks for the help and advice though, much appreciated!

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