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Dear VJ Users,
Filling out I-134 right now and would like to ask for some advice and confirm prior to submitting the documents. I read through the old entries / thread but can't find the exact answers for my questions. I am the Beneficiary. We will have my USC Fiancé's sister as our Co-Sponsor.
QUESTIONS ON FILING OUT THE I-134 FORM as Co-Sponsor:

1. On 'Question 3: Relationship to Sponsor,' would it be OK if our co-sponsor put in, "Co-Sponsor for my Case Number" or should she type in "Future brother-in-law"? Please advise.

2. Could someone please advise that:,

- IF Co-Sponsor has no person dependent on her on her for support she should just type in, "NONE" on Question 8, am I correct?

- IF Co-Sponsor has not previously submitted affidavit(s) of support for another person, she should just type in, "NONE" on Question 9, am I correct?

3. On "Question 10: I have submitted a visa petition(s) to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on behalf of the following person(s)". Co-Sponsor should type in:

Name of Person: Beneficiary's Name (Filing now for CASE NUMBER)
Relationship: Co-Sponsor for K-1 Visa

Date Submitted: Date of my I-129F Submission
Am I doing all these correct? Please advise.
4. On "Question 11" (intend / do not intend); Co-Sponsor should leave both boxes unchecked and type in, "N/A (K1 Visa process for permanent residence)". Am I correct? Please Advise.
5. On the closing statement: "I acknowledge that I have read "Sponsor and Alien Liability" on Page 2 of the instructions for this form, and am aware of my responsibilities as a sponsor under the Social Security Act, as amended, and the Food Stamp Act, as amended. _____________________" Should the Co-Sponsor just type in her initials or is it better to sign above the provided line? Please advise.
6. Co-Sponsor must sign and date the form.

FINAL QUESTION: Once our Co-Sponsor complete the form and compiled all the required documents, she should make copy of all the documents and send the original to me, am I correct?

I will refer Co-Sponsor to Download the form via this link: https://www.uscis.gov/i-134
Am I missing anything?? Look forward to read your response(s).
BIG GIANT THANK YOU
J/G.
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Ok, let's get started...

1.) Future brother-in-law

2.) Correct for both

3.) The co-sponsor did not petition you. The USC petitioner will list you there on their I-134. If the co-sponsor has never filed a petition for anyone before, then they would put None.

4.) Correct. Follow the example form here on VJ.

5.) Full name. See this post about what goes there > http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/518969-i-134-is-a-confusing-form-help/?p=7296537

6.) They need to send the I-134 in the mail with their original 'wet' signature. All the supporting documents can be copies. Same thing for the USC petitioner's I-134.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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Ok, let's get started...

1.) Future brother-in-law

2.) Correct for both

3.) The co-sponsor did not petition you. The USC petitioner will list you there on their I-134. If the co-sponsor has never filed a petition for anyone before, then they would put None.

4.) Correct. Follow the example form here on VJ.

5.) Full name. See this post about what goes there > http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/518969-i-134-is-a-confusing-form-help/?p=7296537

6.) They need to send the I-134 in the mail with their original 'wet' signature. All the supporting documents can be copies. Same thing for the USC petitioner's I-134.

Dear KayDeeCee,

You are FAB!!!!! Enjoy your Sunday :)

THANK YOU.

J/G.

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One more question, for Question 7 (Co-Sponsor's assets / income) does she have to fill out every thing (i.e. annual income, savings, personal property, stock and bond, life insurance, cash surrender, real estate). or she just fill in what applies to her?? Please advise

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One more question, for Question 7 (Co-Sponsor's assets / income) does she have to fill out every thing (i.e. annual income, savings, personal property, stock and bond, life insurance, cash surrender, real estate). or she just fill in what applies to her?? Please advise

THANK YOU.

I admit I'm just speculating here, but probably just what applies to her since that's what is done when one is the sole sponsor. Don't think it would be any different for a co-sponsor.


Removing Conditions Timeline

Aug. 10, '17: Mailed in I-751

Aug. 21, '17: NOA1

October 23, '18: NOA2- approval

October 30, 18: 10-year GC received

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One more question, for Question 7 (Co-Sponsor's assets / income) does she have to fill out every thing (i.e. annual income, savings, personal property, stock and bond, life insurance, cash surrender, real estate). or she just fill in what applies to her?? Please advise

THANK YOU.

If you meet the income requirement, then no need to use and list assets at all. You can skip that entire section. If you need to use assets, just list the ones you are using, and provide documentation of them.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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I admit I'm just speculating here, but probably just what applies to her since that's what is done when one is the sole sponsor. Don't think it would be any different for a co-sponsor.

THANK YOU! :)

If you meet the income requirement, then no need to use and list assets at all. You can skip that entire section. If you need to use assets, just list the ones you are using, and provide documentation of them.

I found this following statement in one of the VJ's forum: "Applicants presenting Form I-134 will need to show that their U.S. sponsor's income is 100 percent of the federal poverty guideline."

And this from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines) and Families USA (http://familiesusa.org/product/federal-poverty-guidelines):

2016 Federal Poverty Guidelines

Household Size 100% 133% 150% 200% 250% 300% 400%

2 16,020 21,307 24,030 32,040 40,050 48,060 64,080

Question 1: The number above is listed as per annum, am I correct?

Question 2: So if my Co-Sponsor is a household of 2 (just her and her husband) and lives in PA, as long as she makes more than USD 24,030 / annum, she can just listed, for example, her annual income, savings and personal property and leave the other empty. Am I correct??

Please advise,

THANK YOU!!

J/G.

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THANK YOU! :)

If you meet the income requirement, then no need to use and list assets at all. You can skip that entire section. If you need to use assets, just list the ones you are using, and provide documentation of them.

I found this following statement in one of the VJ's forum: "Applicants presenting Form I-134 will need to show that their U.S. sponsor's income is 100 percent of the federal poverty guideline."

And this from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines) and Families USA (http://familiesusa.org/product/federal-poverty-guidelines):

2016 Federal Poverty Guidelines

Household Size 100% 133% 150% 200% 250% 300% 400%

2 16,020 21,307 24,030 32,040 40,050 48,060 64,080

Question 1: The number above is listed as per annum, am I correct?

Question 2: So if my Co-Sponsor is a household of 2 (just her and her husband) and lives in PA, as long as she makes more than USD 24,030 / annum, she can just listed, for example, her annual income, savings and personal property and leave the other empty. Am I correct??

Please advise,

THANK YOU!!

J/G.

1- No

2- Yes and no. Yes, income is sufficient if it's high enough. No, because the household size would be bigger than 2 (her, her husband, and you two).


Removing Conditions Timeline

Aug. 10, '17: Mailed in I-751

Aug. 21, '17: NOA1

October 23, '18: NOA2- approval

October 30, 18: 10-year GC received

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1- No

2- Yes and no. Yes, income is sufficient if it's high enough. No, because the household size would be bigger than 2 (her, her husband, and you two).

1. So the numbers listed are Monthly income?

2. These number bellow would more appropriate for us, yes?

Household Size 100% 133% 150% 200% 250% 300% 400%

4 24,300 32,319 36,450 48,600 60,750 72,900 97,200

Source: http://familiesusa.org/product/federal-poverty-guidelines

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1. So the numbers listed are Monthly income?

2. These number bellow would more appropriate for us, yes?

Household Size 100% 133% 150% 200% 250% 300% 400%

4 24,300 32,319 36,450 48,600 60,750 72,900 97,200

Source: http://familiesusa.org/product/federal-poverty-guidelines

1. Sorry, I meant yes! Whoops! It is annual income.

2. Yes, I believe so.


Removing Conditions Timeline

Aug. 10, '17: Mailed in I-751

Aug. 21, '17: NOA1

October 23, '18: NOA2- approval

October 30, 18: 10-year GC received

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THANK YOU! :)

If you meet the income requirement, then no need to use and list assets at all. You can skip that entire section. If you need to use assets, just list the ones you are using, and provide documentation of them.

I found this following statement in one of the VJ's forum: "Applicants presenting Form I-134 will need to show that their U.S. sponsor's income is 100 percent of the federal poverty guideline."

And this from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines) and Families USA (http://familiesusa.org/product/federal-poverty-guidelines):

2016 Federal Poverty Guidelines

Household Size 100% 133% 150% 200% 250% 300% 400%

2 16,020 21,307 24,030 32,040 40,050 48,060 64,080

Question 1: The number above is listed as per annum, am I correct?

Question 2: So if my Co-Sponsor is a household of 2 (just her and her husband) and lives in PA, as long as she makes more than USD 24,030 / annum, she can just listed, for example, her annual income, savings and personal property and leave the other empty. Am I correct??

Please advise,

THANK YOU!!

J/G.

These are the poverty guidelines needed for immigration > https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-864p.pdf

Yes, they are annual.

Even if your consulate accepts 100% with the I-134 for the K-1 visa, you will need 125%(I-864) later after you marry and are filing for AOS. Many consulates like to see the 125% for the K-1 too, for that reason.

Co-sponsor only needs to meet the requirement for their own household size plus the intending immigrant, so in this case, 3.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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1. Sorry, I meant yes! Whoops! It is annual income.

2. Yes, I believe so.

These are the poverty guidelines needed for immigration > https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-864p.pdf

Yes, they are annual.

Even if your consulate accepts 100% with the I-134 for the K-1 visa, you will need 125%(I-864) later after you marry and are filing for AOS. Many consulates like to see the 125% for the K-1 too, for that reason.

Co-sponsor only needs to meet the requirement for their own household size plus the intending immigrant, so in this case, 3.

You two have been especially helpful and patient with me. THANK YOU!!!!

Enjoy the rest of the week.

Again, THANK YOU.

Best.

J/G

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Hi. I must admit this is very useful.. My fiance (the petitioner) has exceeded the 125%poverty guidelines requirement but her mother wants to also serve as a co sponsor to add weight. Is this necessary or? Thank you.

No, not necessary, but she can provide an I-134 and supporting documentation if she wants to. I would just not hand it over to the CO unless asked for it.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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