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So i have a job that provides w2, fiancee's visa got rejected and i am planning to apply cr1 , however i like to visit her for 2,3 months per year and i am sure i cant do that with my current job. 

    I am thinking taxi cab where i can come back and work whenever i want to and leave whenever i want to.

   So, how does the income can be proved in these kind of jobs, because i will have to show financial support for my then wife. 

   Do i need deposit every month? Vj members plz guide , you have been soo much help

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1 minute ago, Abcd1234 said:

So i have a job that provides w2, fiancee's visa got rejected and i am planning to apply cr1 , however i like to visit her for 2,3 months per year and i am sure i cant do that with my current job. 

    I am thinking taxi cab where i can come back and work whenever i want to and leave whenever i want to.

   So, how does the income can be proved in these kind of jobs, because i will have to show financial support for my then wife. 

   Do i need deposit every month? Vj members plz guide , you have been soo much help

Well, how do you get paid as a cab driver? The company has to cut you a check with some sort of paystub/record, right? That's your records right there. 

Secondly, you file taxes, declare all your income. If you want higher income shown, declare all your tips.

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If the position is as an employee, you would get pay stubs and a W-2.

If the position is freelance/self-employed, your income would be demonstrated via your tax return.


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

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

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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24 minutes ago, geowrian said:

If the position is as an employee, you would get pay stubs and a W-2.

If the position is freelance/self-employed, your income would be demonstrated via your tax return.

So it would be self employed,  so how can i show income last say if i am at june july period , how would i show what i earned last 6 months? Just the bank statements?

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18 minutes ago, Abcd1234 said:

So it would be self employed,  so how can i show income last say if i am at june july period , how would i show what i earned last 6 months? Just the bank statements?

You would show your federal tax return as evidence of the income.

Money earned within the year while self-employed is revenue, not income. So you have to go by what is on the tax returns.


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

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

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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You already have a complex situation, you are not entirely following cultural norms leading to the problem you are having now

I would strongly discourage you from quitting an apparently stable job to go drive for UBER/lyft or some taxi service, first you cannot be certain your income will be sufficient in this case, it makes your i864 paperwork much more complex, and could just add to the pile of questions

 

it would be best to make a decision, get married in a 3rd country (Seychelles is nice i hear has no visa requirements, but isnt exactly cheap) and move on to the CR1 process quickly hoping to minimize time apart and that the visa will be approved on the first go

OR just move to Pakistan for a year or two before coming back to the US and getting an established job

 

one totally not related question-- are both of your families supportive of your relationship? no need to answer, just thinking about the complexities you have


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NOA1 date January 20, 2015 (NSC)

NOA2 date May 28, 2015 :dance::dance::dance:

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NVC Received June 10, 2015

NVC Case Number Assigned June 23, 2015

NVC AoS Invoice via Mail June 24, 2015

NVC Selected Agent Over Phone June 30, 2015 (Unable to logon to CEAC)

NVC IV Invoice via email received July 1, 2015

NVC AoS/IV Package Mailed July 2, 2015

NVC AoS & IV Fee Paid Online (CEAC is working) July 6. 2015

NVC Document Scan Date July 6, 2015

NCV AoS & IV Fee marked as paid in CEAC July, 7 2015

NVC DS 260 Completed July 8, 2015

NVC CC July 30, 2015 (24 days after scan date, about 2 months post NOA2)

Interview Scheduled on August 26, 2015

Interview P4 Email Received August 27, 2015

Medical in Islamabad September 2, 2015

Interview Date September 22, 2015 CANCELLED (Embassy is Over scheduled) :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Interview Scheduled on September 10, 2015

Interview Date October 14, 2015 APPROVED

Visa Issued October 16, 2015, 9 months start to finish

POE JFK October 26, 2015

GC in Hand Jan 8, 2016

RoC I-751 NOA1 August 31, 2017 (Vermont Service Center)

Biometrics October 2, 2017

I551 Stamp in Passport August 2, 2018

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11 minutes ago, Kastrs said:

You already have a complex situation, you are not entirely following cultural norms leading to the problem you are having now

I would strongly discourage you from quitting an apparently stable job to go drive for UBER/lyft or some taxi service, first you cannot be certain your income will be sufficient in this case, it makes your i864 paperwork much more complex, and could just add to the pile of questions

 

it would be best to make a decision, get married in a 3rd country (Seychelles is nice i hear has no visa requirements, but isnt exactly cheap) and move on to the CR1 process quickly hoping to minimize time apart and that the visa will be approved on the first go

OR just move to Pakistan for a year or two before coming back to the US and getting an established job

 

one totally not related question-- are both of your families supportive of your relationship? no need to answer, just thinking about the complexities you have

Families are on board

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I will work long shifts, i will make sure i make enough. 

   Does any have experience with uber or cab stuff, i am thinking i will apply after atleast 1 year though, and have enough evidences of facetime as well.

   

My current job wont allow me to take vacations .

 Plus we want to start our family, we want to have baby, who knows if we get visa or not so we cant hold off on starting family for long

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So question, 

 Lets say if i apply her in mid of next year, do 1864 needed at beginning when i apply or like k1 when at interview,  if her interview will be in 2021, so should i focus on 2020 income only, if i864 needed at interview time not at petition time?

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6 minutes ago, Abcd1234 said:

So question, 

 Lets say if i apply her in mid of next year, do 1864 needed at beginning when i apply or like k1 when at interview,  if her interview will be in 2021, so should i focus on 2020 income only, if i864 needed at interview time not at petition time?

For a spousal visa, the I-864 is presented at NVC (after I-130 approval). A copy and/or updated I-864 is suggested to be brought to the interview as well.

The I-864 is not sent with the I-130 petition.


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

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

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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You will need the I-864 and evidence of income at the NVC stage of the CR-1 spousal visa process, read the guides here on VJ and study them.  The NVC stage starts after 7-9 months for approval of the I-130 petition, filed after marriage with the marriage certificate and evidence of an ongoing marital relationship.  So after marriage and filing the I-130 petition, you will have 7-9 months to establish proof of sufficient current income to satisfy the IO.  Good luck!

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23 minutes ago, carmel34 said:

You will need the I-864 and evidence of income at the NVC stage of the CR-1 spousal visa process, read the guides here on VJ and study them.  The NVC stage starts after 7-9 months for approval of the I-130 petition, filed after marriage with the marriage certificate and evidence of an ongoing marital relationship.  So after marriage and filing the I-130 petition, you will have 7-9 months to establish proof of sufficient current income to satisfy the IO.  Good luck!

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paystubs and/or checks, federal tax returns, W-2's, simple as that.  Make sure your annual income matches what specified poverty guideline as stated with the I-864.  Also, if you can get a letter of employment signed by a supervisor proving that you are actually employed.  It's not required, but it can help.  

 

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Sorry to hear your K1 got denied. More visits are always a good thing. I work as a waitress which provides me with flexibility in my work schedule and time off. When my husband and I were dating and awaiting the k-1 process I was able to be off whenever I needed to (as long as it didn’t interfere with a holiday when restaurants are usually the busiest). However, we still needed a joint sponsor because I just barely made the 125% and I didn’t make for all 3 years prior to applying. The IO at my husbands GC interview was impressed with the fact that my husband and I visited each other every 4 months during our relationship and k-1 process. This may be a little excessive but never the less we had a smooth k-1 and AOS process. 

 

My take aways for you:

 

keep your job now if it’s stable and the income is good. Travel as much as you can. 

 

If you aren’t making enough consider the restaurant business. It isn’t ideal (or enjoyable) by any means but it’s a lot of money in a short amount of time with a lot of flexibility for time off and travel.

 

really look for a joint sponsor.  We used my step dad as ours and made things much smoother. 

 

 

Good luck!


K-1 VISA

I129F Sent: 08/23/2017

NOA 1: 08/25/2017

NOA 2: 02/27/2018

NVC Received: 03/14/2018

NVC Case #: 03/15/2018

NVC Left: 03/24/2018

Embassy Received: 03/28/2018

Medical: 05/08/2018

Interview: 05/15/2018 

Visa issued: 05/18/2018

Visa received: 05/23/2018 

 

AOS

POE: 06/07/2018

SSN applied: 06/12/2018

SSN received: 06/28/2018

AOS Sent: 07/27/2018

Biometrics: 08/23/2018

Interview: 10/30/2018

Approval: 10/30/2018 

NOA2: 11/05/2018

Green card Received: 11/08/2018

 

 

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