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Hi Everyone, 

 

I am curious early along in the process, I received NO1 in September '18 and expect the NO2 in March (hopefully). So I came back to USA recently after visiting my fiance's country India (where I was volunteering and unemployed). I came back in April and started actively looking for work and finally got a job in August. Between that period I was getting foodstamps. I now have an annual salary that is well beyond the poverty limit, but by the end of this year, since it's only been a few months, the amount I have earned thus far is less than the poverty limit. I plan to include all of my information for the I134, and was thinking of getting my aunt to joint sponsor. I was hearing some places that say co sponsors are not being considered so much for K1 visas? Just wanted to confirm with those who have more experience if you think that should be enough. I'm also a bit worried if I was getting foodstamps earlier if that would be a bad sign. IDo you think one co sponsor is sufficient in addition to my own financial status? 

 

Thanks so much. 

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19 hours ago, Akipog said:

Hi Everyone, 

 

I am curious early along in the process, I received NO1 in September '18 and expect the NO2 in March (hopefully). So I came back to USA recently after visiting my fiance's country India (where I was volunteering and unemployed). I came back in April and started actively looking for work and finally got a job in August. Between that period I was getting foodstamps. I now have an annual salary that is well beyond the poverty limit, but by the end of this year, since it's only been a few months, the amount I have earned thus far is less than the poverty limit. I plan to include all of my information for the I134, and was thinking of getting my aunt to joint sponsor. I was hearing some places that say co sponsors are not being considered so much for K1 visas? Just wanted to confirm with those who have more experience if you think that should be enough. I'm also a bit worried if I was getting foodstamps earlier if that would be a bad sign. IDo you think one co sponsor is sufficient in addition to my own financial status? 

 

Thanks so much. 

Food Stamps is not going to affect your visa. If you can provide the information below for your interview and your annual salary can be verified using the employment letter then you shouldn't have a problem. They want you to be gainfully employed and your salary over the poverty level for your size family.

 

EVIDENCE OF SUPPORT. You should be able to demonstrate that you will not become a public charge or be a burden on the U.S. taxpayers for financial support. A completed I-134 Affidavit of Support Form K1/K2 Interview Preparation Instructions – English (February 2014)  Page 3 of 9 with an original signature will be useful to the consular officer to evaluate your petitioner’s ability to be financially responsible for you. You should also submit your petitioner’s most recent U.S. Federal income tax return (Form 1040) and wage statements (Form W-2). Employment letters stating salaries and bank statements may be included to substantiate the I-134. Get the IRS transcript in place of the actual 1040 here: https://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcript

 

You can find additional help here where others from India are helping each other out:

https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/331403-mumbai-consulate-k1-visa-221g-given/

And

https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/684938-india-processing-2018-noa2-nvc/?page=1

 

 

Many of our answers are predicated on the information you supply in your profile. When we look at the left column and can't determine your timeline or your Embassy it's hard for us to give you a factual answer. If you look at the profile of others here, they have a flag for their country, so it makes it easy for us to reply as we can quickly determine your Embassy. Our answers will sometimes be tailored to a specific Embassy hence the reason for you to complete your profile.

 

So, if you could help yourself out and complete your profile that sure would help us out when we want to reply to your question with factual information.

 

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Thanks

Edited by Greenbaum

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Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

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Moved from Progress Reports to Process & Procedures.


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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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On ‎12‎/‎9‎/‎2018 at 5:11 PM, Greenbaum said:

Food Stamps is not going to affect your visa. If you can provide the information below for your interview and your annual salary can be verified using the employment letter then you shouldn't have a problem. They want you to be gainfully employed and your salary over the poverty level for your size family.

 

EVIDENCE OF SUPPORT. You should be able to demonstrate that you will not become a public charge or be a burden on the U.S. taxpayers for financial support. A completed I-134 Affidavit of Support Form K1/K2 Interview Preparation Instructions – English (February 2014)  Page 3 of 9 with an original signature will be useful to the consular officer to evaluate your petitioner’s ability to be financially responsible for you. You should also submit your petitioner’s most recent U.S. Federal income tax return (Form 1040) and wage statements (Form W-2). Employment letters stating salaries and bank statements may be included to substantiate the I-134. Get the IRS transcript in place of the actual 1040 here: https://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcript

 

You can find additional help here where others from India are helping each other out:

https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/331403-mumbai-consulate-k1-visa-221g-given/

And

https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/684938-india-processing-2018-noa2-nvc/?page=1

 

 

Many of our answers are predicated on the information you supply in your profile. When we look at the left column and can't determine your timeline or your Embassy it's hard for us to give you a factual answer. If you look at the profile of others here, they have a flag for their country, so it makes it easy for us to reply as we can quickly determine your Embassy. Our answers will sometimes be tailored to a specific Embassy hence the reason for you to complete your profile.

 

So, if you could help yourself out and complete your profile that sure would help us out when we want to reply to your question with factual information.

 

Go to the top right of this page select your name (it's on the upper right-hand corner)>my profile>[below your picture on the right column] edit my profile. Scroll to the bottom and fill in "Immigration Info". There now we can better serve you.

 

Thanks

Thanks Greenbaum again for the tips. Those forums are very helpful. I've also updated my profile so the flag shows now. 

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