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I haven't yet filed any paperwork to start the petition because I'm one of those people that must dot all "i"s and cross all "t"s before I start anything, especially something this important.

I met my girlfriend on the internet and we became friends. It quickly grew into so much more. I flew to Belgium to be with her for the summer and upon saying goodbye at the airport we made the decision that she wanted to move here so we could be together.

I thought everything was great. I knew the only problem I would run into is I didn't meet the financial requirement but then found out I could use a co-sponsor and even have a great family friend who is willing to do so. I was browsing and came across a site that I've never seen before while researching and it said that co-sponsors are not allowed in Belgium. I felt my stomach drop.

Then I realized that a lot of people were saying that Manila, Philippines didn't allow co-sponsors either but then I found others who said they had a co-sponsor and everything was fine. Upon more digging I found a post that said that most embassies do accept co-sponsors though some are more picky, looking as to why you're not able to meet the financial income requirements. For instance, being a student is a great reason as to not be able to why you couldn't meet the requirement over someone who was just unemployed or maybe disabled.

I'm 21 and a full time college student graduating this Spring. I have 2 (soon to be 3) jobs and almost $2000 in savings with more expected, as I save on a regular basis, so I know that number will rise by the time the i-134's are needed in the interview. I can take care of my girlfriend without a doubt. It just sucks not having the numbers to satisfy their requirements.

I've read on here countless great reviews about the Consulate in Belgium and a lot of people have great things to say which leads me to believe they just might take the reason for low income into consideration. I've looked on the embassy website and all that's said is the I-134 is needed to verify support. Does anyone know from personal experience (or a credibly source) whether Belgium accepts co-sponsors or what their viewpoints on this matter are? I just want to be happy and do everything legally and be able to be together.

Edited by jesusloverin29



Met Online March 3, 2016

Became a couple April 2, 2016

First trip to Belgium: June 28 - August 11, 2016

Second trip to Belgium: December 15, 2016 - March 11, 2017



Sent in I-129F September 14, 2016

Visa received in hand April 6, 2017

I-129F to K1 in hand: 204 days (6 months 23 days)


Arrived into the US May 10, 2017

Married June 2, 2017!!



Sent AOS packet January 19, 2018

Greencard received in mail June 14, 2018

AOS to Greencard in hand: 146 days (4 months 26 days)  

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Embassies are not required to accept cosponsors for the K1 I134, but they are required to accept them in CR1/IR1 I864 cases.



Married December 19, 2014

I-130 Petition sent January 14, 2015
NOA1 date January 20, 2015 (NSC)

NOA2 date May 28, 2015 :dance::dance::dance:

Mailed to NVC June 4, 2015

NVC Received June 10, 2015

NVC Case Number Assigned June 23, 2015

NVC AoS Invoice via Mail June 24, 2015

NVC Selected Agent Over Phone June 30, 2015 (Unable to logon to CEAC)

NVC IV Invoice via email received July 1, 2015

NVC AoS/IV Package Mailed July 2, 2015

NVC AoS & IV Fee Paid Online (CEAC is working) July 6. 2015

NVC Document Scan Date July 6, 2015

NCV AoS & IV Fee marked as paid in CEAC July, 7 2015

NVC DS 260 Completed July 8, 2015

NVC CC July 30, 2015 (24 days after scan date, about 2 months post NOA2)

Interview Scheduled on August 26, 2015

Interview P4 Email Received August 27, 2015

Medical in Islamabad September 2, 2015

Interview Date September 22, 2015 CANCELLED (Embassy is Over scheduled) :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Interview Scheduled on September 10, 2015

Interview Date October 14, 2015 APPROVED

Visa Issued October 16, 2015, 9 months start to finish

POE JFK October 26, 2015

GC in Hand Jan 8, 2016

RoC I-751 NOA1 August 31, 2017 (Vermont Service Center)

Biometrics October 2, 2017

I551 Stamp in Passport August 2, 2018

18 Month Extension Letter August 3, 2018

Applied for Naturalization N-400 Online July 30, 2018

Biometrics August 23, 2018

10 year GC is in production September 17, 2018



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