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New job - include bonus on I-134?

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My fiancee is having her interview in Sydney in just over 2 weeks.  I've just changed jobs to a full-time permanent position with much more stable income than my previous self-employment, so I'll definitely want to send my fiancee an updated I-134.

 

Self-employment had me make only around 150% FPL (before business expenses) for this year to date since I had to deal with a long famine cycle.  My new salary is quite a bit higher.  But it also includes an estimated 10% in variable pay based on how well the company is doing.

 

I won't receive my first paycheck from my new employer until after her interview.  So I will send my fiancee a copy of the offer letter and an employment verification letter if I can get one.

 

Given that I'm starting my new job tomorrow (so last year's W-2 is not an option), what should I put for my annual income on the new I-134?  Base pay plus bonus or base pay only?  In my updated I-134 cover letter, I'm also including an estimate with breakdown of how much income I expect to have on my 1040 for TY 2018.  That'll be several times the limit.

 

For what it's worth, the package I sent my fiancee in September also has extensive evidence of my self-employment income and my assets, plus a joint sponsor's I-134 with evidence (only if we really, really need it).


June 2016: We started writing to each other

June-July 2017: Met in person in the US for our first anniversary

December 2017 - January 2018: Met again in the US and got engaged

01/09/2018: I-129F sent to the USCIS Dallas Lockbox via FedEx

01/16/2018: Received NOA1 (NOA1 notice date: 01/11/2018)

June-July 2018: Met in person in Singapore and Australia for our second anniversary

08/03/2018: Notice date on our NOA2 (updated in USCIS's new website on August 6)

08/15/2018: Our case reached NVC

08/22/2018: Received NVC case number

09/04/2018: Our package left NVC (arrived 9/11, and she sent packet 3 that day)

09/20/2018: Received packet 4; scheduled interview

10/30/2018: Interview - told that we're approved!  Now waiting to receive the visa...

12/1/2018: Wedding in the US (scheduled)

Note: My fiancée is from Singapore but lives in Australia.

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June 2016: We started writing to each other

June-July 2017: Met in person in the US for our first anniversary

December 2017 - January 2018: Met again in the US and got engaged

01/09/2018: I-129F sent to the USCIS Dallas Lockbox via FedEx

01/16/2018: Received NOA1 (NOA1 notice date: 01/11/2018)

June-July 2018: Met in person in Singapore and Australia for our second anniversary

08/03/2018: Notice date on our NOA2 (updated in USCIS's new website on August 6)

08/15/2018: Our case reached NVC

08/22/2018: Received NVC case number

09/04/2018: Our package left NVC (arrived 9/11, and she sent packet 3 that day)

09/20/2018: Received packet 4; scheduled interview

10/30/2018: Interview - told that we're approved!  Now waiting to receive the visa...

12/1/2018: Wedding in the US (scheduled)

Note: My fiancée is from Singapore but lives in Australia.

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