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Hi all; new here so apologies if this has been covered! (And please do point me in the right direction)


I have been living abroad with my fiancé and have just recently returned to the USA. We are planning to start the visa process as soon as I am employed; I will be making over 125% of the poverty threshold by a good amount however I have been unable to find any information about how long I need to have been earning this amount prior to filing?


The plan is to submit the first petition one month into my employment and so I will likely be employed in the US 6 months or so by  the time the affidavit of support is required (depending on how long the process takes!) . Is this long enough or do I need to be employed a full year before affidavit is acceptable?


I do have income from the year prior and did file a tax return but as this was foreign earned income from my time living abroad I do not think it will count. We’d really rather not use a cosponsor though I do have this option worst case scenario. If it is useful my fiancé is a UK citizen so I think pretty low risk- no legal issues or overstays etc


thank you all!


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It's probably a good idea to update your profile and timeline so we can give better answers; some embassies and consulates are much more strict than others on this.


But you won't need to fill out an affidavit of support until just before your fiancé's interview; even if you filed the I-129F tomorrow, that won't be for at least another 6 months, so you should have 2018 tax year information available by then.


NOA1 Notice Date: 2018-05-31
NOA2 Date: 2018-11-16

Arrived at NVC:  2018-12-03

Case # Assigned: 2018-12-14

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