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Just a quick question someone that has just done the fiancé visa process could answer. How much money do I need to make for a family of 3 (her, her daughter, and I) for the affidavit of suport. She is in the Philippines. I can't get a strait answer from anywhere. Every where I look it's a different amount on every website. 

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The Philippines embassy usually doesn't ask for an I-134 unless they already suspect an issue (i.e. recent grad). Either way, I believe they go by the 100% of the federal poverty line guideline. For a family of 3 in the continental US, that's currently $20,160/year. That said, you will need 125% of the minimum for AOS after marriage, which would be $25,200/year in your case. These are minimums....it's up to the officer to make a determination on the likelihood of your fiance becoming a public charge. If so, they may request a joint sponsor.

 

http://www.***removed***/affidavit-of-support/i-864p-poverty-guidelines.html


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

?/?/18: Approved (hopefully)

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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1 minute ago, JM101 said:

Here is a link for you from the official source.It is however for 2016 so this year may be slightly different.

 

https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-912p.pdf

 

JM101

That's for the fee waiver and uses 150% of the poverty guideline.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

?/?/18: Approved (hopefully)

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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To whom it may concern,

 

Always look up the I-864p on the USCIS website to get the most currently used poverty guidelines, both 100% and 125%.  It does vary by state a little.  These tend to change yearly in about April. 


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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As stated above, you have to go by the i864p form, it's 125% for aos https://www.uscis.gov/system/files_force/files/form/i-864p.pdf?download=1 but some embassies go by 100%


07/09/2018: ROC packet sent with USPS 2-day priority shipping

07/11/2018: ROC packet delivered to the Vermont Service Center

07/16/2018: NOA1 received by mail with 18 months extension (notice date 7/12 and check cashed)

08/07/2018: Biometrics appointment letter received by mail (notice date 7/27)

08/13/2018: Biometrics appointment at east Hartford, ct

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