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Hello everyone, I got engaged recently and my fiancé lives in the US, I'm in Mexico. He has a part time job and he recently got a full time job at a Hospital, he doesn't want to start the procedure until he gets a permanent contract, but we hate waiting, we've waited so long now. He is considering starting the K1 file application right after he starts working in the new place, but I'm afraid we might get rejected due to this. His current job isn't enough for the income requirement. That's why he is changing jobs. I know they review the income tax of the last 2 years (which like I said won't be enough for the Affidavit of support) but I was reading they care more about the current income, so should we give it a try after he gets his new job? We don't wanna do co-sponsor. And we definetely would hate to keep on waiting.

Any word of advice for us?... Please it would be really helpful!


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They do care about current income, but they care most about income stability.

As much as you'd hate to hear it, it's probably better to wait until he gets a permanent contract. Even with that, they could still feel that the job is "too new" and want a cosponsor as back up, even if his income meets the requirements. Ideally, you want 6 months of paystubs from a new job, you can provide what ever you have, but the more you have the better.

When is he getting the new job? You could apply for k1 two months after he has the new job, which then will give you an extra two months before the petition is approved, by the time the interview happens he could have enough paystubs to help, but again, key word is could.

Edited by Ash.1101

*More detailed timeline in profile!*
 
Relationship:     Friends since 2010, Together since 2013

The K-1 Process:    Done in 208 days                                               
 

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04/27/15- NOA1 Recieved                                                    
06/02/15 - NOA2 Recieved
09/22/15 - Interview       (221g for more documents (a SECOND cosponsor), see profile for more details!)                                            
11/09/15 -  ISSUED!!                                                              
11/10/15 - Passport received                                                
02/20/16 - Wedding!              


                                                
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04/08/16 - I-485, I-765, I-131 AOS Application recieved by USCIS
04/12/16 - 3 NOA1's received in mail
05/14/16 - Biometrics for AOS and EAD
06/27/16 - I-485 Case to changed to "New Card being produced"  (Day 77)
06/27/16 - I-485 Case changed to Approved! (Day 77)
06/30/16 - I-485 Case changed to "My Card has been mailed to me!"
07/05/16 - Green Card received in mail! 

 



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06/11/18 - Check cashed

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Thanks for the advice! He starts next September, I don't know how long the process it takes, I've seen cases that takes 3 months and for other people over 6 months. So in case we have a long procedure we won't be in trouble, right?

Thanks again! =)


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  • April 04, 2017 - Case Approved
  • April 10, 2017 - NOA2 mail
  • April 24, 2017 - NVC Received, Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned too.
  • April 26, 2017 - Consulate Received
  • May 04, 2017 - Packet 3 Letters Sent.
  • May 15, 2017 - Packet 3 Arrived in Mail
  • June 15 , 2017 - Medical
  • June 16 , 2017 - Biometrics
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July 15, 2017:  W E D D I N G ! ! ! ! !

 

AOS

 

  • August 16, 2017 - AOS Package Sent / AOS, EAD, AP. Affidavit.
  • August 18, 2017 - Package Received
  • August 26, 2017 - NOA1 text / e-mail
  • August 31, 2017 - NOA1 mail
  • September 05, 2017 - ASC Appoinment letter / mail
  • September 12, 2017 - ASC Appoinment
  • September 20, 2017 - Case updated to:  Case Is Ready To Be Scheduled For An Interview
  • October 28, 2017 - Case updated to:  Case Is Ready To Be Scheduled For An Interview --AGAIN-- ????
  • November 22, 2017 - EAD/AP  Approval letter in mail
  • November 27, 2017 - EAD/AP Card Received
  • July 24, 2018 - AOS Interview
  • July 26, 2018 - AOS approval
  • August 03, 2018 - CARD IN HAND!!!  Finally!

 

 

 

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Thanks for the advice! He starts next September, I don't know how long the process it takes, I've seen cases that takes 3 months and for other people over 6 months. So in case we have a long procedure we won't be in trouble, right?

Thanks again! =)

Next September as in next year or next month? The process usually averages a total of 6 months. 2 months for petition approval, a few weeks or so for case transfer, and then at the embassy phase it's country specific. I don't know how fast mexico is, but I don't see many people waiting more than 6-7 months for a complete K-1 visa from start to finish.

You don't need proof of income until interview happens, so honestly the longer for ya'll could be the better, it'll give him a longer run of job stability and more paystubs. So yeah, I wouldn't complain if it took a tad bit longer just for the security of the paystubs.

PS. Your fiance could be my husbands twin, pics in my profile :lol::rofl:

Edited by Ash.1101

*More detailed timeline in profile!*
 
Relationship:     Friends since 2010, Together since 2013

The K-1 Process:    Done in 208 days                                               
 

Spoiler

04/27/15- NOA1 Recieved                                                    
06/02/15 - NOA2 Recieved
09/22/15 - Interview       (221g for more documents (a SECOND cosponsor), see profile for more details!)                                            
11/09/15 -  ISSUED!!                                                              
11/10/15 - Passport received                                                
02/20/16 - Wedding!              


                                                
 AOS   Done in 77 days                                                                            
 

Spoiler

04/08/16 - I-485, I-765, I-131 AOS Application recieved by USCIS
04/12/16 - 3 NOA1's received in mail
05/14/16 - Biometrics for AOS and EAD
06/27/16 - I-485 Case to changed to "New Card being produced"  (Day 77)
06/27/16 - I-485 Case changed to Approved! (Day 77)
06/30/16 - I-485 Case changed to "My Card has been mailed to me!"
07/05/16 - Green Card received in mail! 

 



ROC 

05/09/18 - Mailed out ROC to CSC

05/10/18 - CSC Signed and received ROC package
06/07/28 - NOA1 

06/11/18 - Check cashed

06/15/18 - NOA received in the mail
08/27/18 - 18 month extension received (Courtesy Copy)

09/18/18 - Request for official 18 month extension
10/22/18 - Official 18 month extension received 

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September this year!... And yes, you're right, they are so alike! :wow: hahaha... Thanks :)


K1 Visa

Spoiler
  • December 21, 2016 - Package Sent
  • December 23, 2016 - Package Received
  • January 05, 2017 - NOA1 text / e-mail
  • January 11, 2017 - NOA1 mail
  • April 04, 2017 - Case Approved
  • April 10, 2017 - NOA2 mail
  • April 24, 2017 - NVC Received, Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned too.
  • April 26, 2017 - Consulate Received
  • May 04, 2017 - Packet 3 Letters Sent.
  • May 15, 2017 - Packet 3 Arrived in Mail
  • June 15 , 2017 - Medical
  • June 16 , 2017 - Biometrics
  • June 20 , 2017 - Interview / Approved! 
  • June 27 , 2017 - Visa on hand
  • June 29 , 2017 - POE / JFK Airport, New York

July 15, 2017:  W E D D I N G ! ! ! ! !

 

AOS

 

  • August 16, 2017 - AOS Package Sent / AOS, EAD, AP. Affidavit.
  • August 18, 2017 - Package Received
  • August 26, 2017 - NOA1 text / e-mail
  • August 31, 2017 - NOA1 mail
  • September 05, 2017 - ASC Appoinment letter / mail
  • September 12, 2017 - ASC Appoinment
  • September 20, 2017 - Case updated to:  Case Is Ready To Be Scheduled For An Interview
  • October 28, 2017 - Case updated to:  Case Is Ready To Be Scheduled For An Interview --AGAIN-- ????
  • November 22, 2017 - EAD/AP  Approval letter in mail
  • November 27, 2017 - EAD/AP Card Received
  • July 24, 2018 - AOS Interview
  • July 26, 2018 - AOS approval
  • August 03, 2018 - CARD IN HAND!!!  Finally!

 

 

 

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I was able to file a k1 no issues after having worked at the job for 3 months and I was just a contractor with a limit on how long I could work there. I did however have a similar job before making about the same income.

if you have the money you can submit now and by the time you get an rfe you would have been working there a bit so you would have pay stubs. just put on the i134 that you have no income and when the ask you about it submit the updated one with the new job on it.

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