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Documents Required for Interview: I-134 Affidavit of Support

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Hi guys!

I have my interview coming up in a couple weeks. I have one question regarding the Affidavit of Support. When you pull up the 'Instructions for Form I-134, Affidavit of Support' on the US government website located below and found from here - https://www.uscis.gov/i-134 - it says that the petitioner only needs to provide (in addition to the original I-134 form): bank details (date opened, amount deposited the past year and present balance) AND an employment letter (date and nature of employment, salary paid and that the job is permanent). It says tax returns are only required for those petitioners that are self-employed.

My question is, in a lot of videos I see that people are providing tax return information i.e. 1040 and W2s. Will I be okay to only provide what is required according to the official and most up-to-date supporting evidence form located on the USCIS website if my partner is not self-employed?

Thank you :-)

Jordy

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I find the best and easiest way is the 1040 tax returns in their entirety and the corresponding w2, 1099s etc. You really do need bank info etc if you are over the minimum federal guidelines. You can also provide your paystubs and/or employment letters to ensure you ongoing working status is still viable.


 

 

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I was wondering about the bank statement. My bank printed out bank statements for the past year and some screen shots of date account opened and present balance. My cosponsor banks with another company, received a signed sheet that states date account open and balance but they won't release info on amount deposited. Would this be sufficient? I'm confused. Thanks!

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@bigjailerman - Thanks for the input, will try to get that additional information put together. At the moment I only have what the USCIS says is required as far as supporting documents.

@tortugarouge - To be honest, I'm unsure. It seems like everywhere you read online there are either more things you need to bring for your interview or something that you read you needed that you don't actually need haha. I think at minimum have exactly what they're asking for on USCIS website and anything else is just a bonus. My fiancé was able to contact the bank directly and ask them for a letter that included the date opened, the account balance and the amount deposited over the year. She goes to a smaller bank though so she had the signed letter back in less than a day - could be different at larger banks. I reckon just call them back and tell them exactly what you need and what it's for because after she told the bank what she needed that information for, they did mention that they had done it once before for visa purposes :-) Good luck!

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You know some countries don't even look at the i134 during interview? They only look for it at AOS. You live and learn.


 

 

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