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Does the petitioner need to submit a letter from their employer or W2s and Pay Stubs are enough?

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Employer letter isn't a requirement but it certainly wouldn't hurt any either. I submitted that, my W2 and pay stubs and they were all accepted.


Marriage :

2018-04-19

I-130 Sent :

2018-05-18

I-130 NOA1 :

2018-05-22

   
   

I-130 Approved :

2018-11-28

NVC Received :

2019-01-03

Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :

2019-02-20

Pay AOS Bill :

2019-02-20

   

Send AOS Package :

2019-03-05

   

Receive IV Bill :

2019-02-20

Pay IV Bill :

2019-02-20

Send IV Package :

2019-03-05

Case Completed:                      

Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :

 

Interview :

2019-03-15

2019-04-11

 

 

2019-05-21

 

APPROVED

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3 minutes ago, Apple Bee said:

Employer letter isn't a requirement but it certainly wouldn't hurt any either. I submitted that, my W2 and pay stubs and they were all accepted.

Thanks. But it’s okay if we don’t submit an employer letter? Or should we wait for it? Cuz we have W2s and Pay Stubs. 

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I think you'll be fine with W2/stub/transcript. Another more knowledgeable member may wanna chime in.


Marriage :

2018-04-19

I-130 Sent :

2018-05-18

I-130 NOA1 :

2018-05-22

   
   

I-130 Approved :

2018-11-28

NVC Received :

2019-01-03

Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :

2019-02-20

Pay AOS Bill :

2019-02-20

   

Send AOS Package :

2019-03-05

   

Receive IV Bill :

2019-02-20

Pay IV Bill :

2019-02-20

Send IV Package :

2019-03-05

Case Completed:                      

Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :

 

Interview :

2019-03-15

2019-04-11

 

 

2019-05-21

 

APPROVED

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We never used the letter from employer. 

 


K-1 + K-2:                                                                                                                                AOS from K-1 + K-2:

02/02/16....I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX                                                                       08/25/16....AOS package mailed to Chicago, IL

02/03/16....Delivered at Lewisville, TX                                                                               08/26/16....Delivered at Chicago, IL

02/08/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail. Case sent to CSC                                                         09/01/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail

02/12/16....NOA1 Hard copy received                                                                               09/09/16....NOA1 Hard copy received

03/24/16....NOA2 (45 days)                                                                                                 09/15/16....Bio-letter received for K-1/K-2 for Sep. 26th

03/29/16....NOA2 Hard copy received                                                                               09/19/16....Bio appointment done (Walk-in)

03/31/16....Medical                                                                                                              11/01/16.....EAD/AP approved

05/26/16....Interview                                                                                                            11/16/16.....EAD/AP card received

06/10/16....Visa in hand                                                                                                       03/08/17.....AOS Approved - No interview

06/21/16....POE Atlanta                                                                                                       03/15/17.....Green cards in hand

07/30/16....Wedding                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                       

 

ROC from K-1 + K-2:

12/08/18....ROC window opens

12/13/18....I-751 mailed to Lewisville, TX

12/14/18....Delivered at Lewisville, TX

12/20/18....Text with case number. TX service center

12/24/18....NOA1/Extension letter received

 

 

 

 

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No single document is required for evidence of current income. But evidence is required. Having both an employment letter and pay stubs is better IMO, but there is no requirement to have both.

For instance, if you have been employed for 5 years at a company, then paystubs alone are likely not going to raise any concern. If you were hired less than a year ago, having the employment letter may help address any concern about the stability of the job and expected work hours (i.e. not temporary/seasonal).


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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Thread is moved from the K-3 Process forum to the CR-1 Process forum.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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6 hours ago, geowrian said:

No single document is required for evidence of current income. But evidence is required. Having both an employment letter and pay stubs is better IMO, but there is no requirement to have both.

For instance, if you have been employed for 5 years at a company, then paystubs alone are likely not going to raise any concern. If you were hired less than a year ago, having the employment letter may help address any concern about the stability of the job and expected work hours (i.e. not temporary/seasonal).

Last three months pay stubs? And W2s for the last three years? And tax transcript 2017 are they enough?

And do I have to send each months pay stub in a separate pdf file? Or all three in one file?

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17 minutes ago, BugsBunny88 said:

Last three months pay stubs? And W2s for the last three years? And tax transcript 2017 are they enough?

And do I have to send each months pay stub in a separate pdf file? Or all three in one file?

For the I-864, there are 2 primary requirements:

1) Provide a copy of the most recent tax year's tax return (Note: NVC wants tax transcripts now). The 2 years prior to that are optional.

2) Provide evidence of your current income (and assets, if used).

 

Tax returns are obviously needed for #1, but unless you are self-employed, tax returns and W-2s show past income and do not satisfy #2. I do not suggest mixing and matching documentation (e.g. providing W-2s for a year without a matching tax return)...people have received checklists for doing this.

For #2, pay stubs and/or an employment letter are evidence of current income for an employee.

 

There is no preset number of paystubs to send. Many times the YTD earnings on one paystub tells the story, but others prefer to show 6 months of pay stubs.

One page each or multiple pay stubs per page is fine. They just need to be able to read it.

 

16 minutes ago, BugsBunny88 said:

Also do we need to send the petitioner’s birth certificate as well? 

No. The USC/LPR status of the petitioner is already evidenced via the underlying petition.

Had you been using a joint sponsor, then evidence of their US citizenship or LPR status would be necessary for their I-864.


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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10 minutes ago, geowrian said:

For the I-864, there are 2 primary requirements:

1) Provide a copy of the most recent tax year's tax return (Note: NVC wants tax transcripts now). The 2 years prior to that are optional.

2) Provide evidence of your current income (and assets, if used).

 

Tax returns are obviously needed for #1, but unless you are self-employed, tax returns and W-2s show past income and do not satisfy #2. I do not suggest mixing and matching documentation (e.g. providing W-2s for a year without a matching tax return)...people have received checklists for doing this.

For #2, pay stubs and/or an employment letter are evidence of current income for an employee.

 

There is no preset number of paystubs to send. Many times the YTD earnings on one paystub tells the story, but others prefer to show 6 months of pay stubs.

One page each or multiple pay stubs per page is fine. They just need to be able to read it.

 

No. The USC/LPR status of the petitioner is already evidenced via the underlying petition.

Had you been using a joint sponsor, then evidence of their US citizenship or LPR status would be necessary for their I-864.

We are submitting tax transcript 2017 

so we gotta submit last 6 months pay stubs

and 2018’s w2?

Edited by BugsBunny88
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3 hours ago, BugsBunny88 said:

We are submitting tax transcript 2017 

so we gotta submit last 6 months pay stubs

and 2018’s w2?

W2 is useless without the rest of the tax return. 


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It is not required, but to solidify proof of your income, especially if you had an increase in income, it is beneficial. It is like front loading your petition, the more solid evidence you provide the better the outcome. 


Phase I - IV - Completed the Immigration Journey 

 

 

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The only thing I see from here is that it mentions "I-864 Affidavit of Support Form along with past 3 year U.S tax returns (or transcripts) and any other financial documents required. (see poverty limits here)".

 

But now on the USCIS there are several 864 forms... so I guess it mentions the EZ one.

 

Spoiler

Did you provide the following?

  • Proof that you are a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident
  • Your Internal Revenue Service (IRS) transcript or a copy of your federal individual income tax return for the most recent tax year. If you provide a copy, you must include a copy of every Form W-2 and Form 1099 that relates to your return. If you believe additional returns may help you to establish your ability to maintain sufficient income, you may submit transcripts or photocopies of your federal individual income tax returns for the three most recent years.
  • A typed or printed explanation, including evidence of the exemption and how you qualified for the exemption, if you were not required to file a federal income tax return under U.S. tax law for any other reason

 

Edited by WaterLeaf
Don't think my reply was good enough, had to fix.

K-1 Visa process (I'm the USC [F])
Sent packet: August 10, 2018

USCIS Received package: August 14, 2018
Notification in text/email: August 17, 2018
Mail received from USCIS: January 22, 2019
USCIS Approved I-129F Petition: January 17, 2019

NVC Received Case: February 14, 2019

NVC Case # Assigned: February 14, 2019

US Embassy Received: Not sure but got email reply - March 11, 2019
Instructions Received via e-mail: March 19, 2019

Interview: May 7, 2019 - Approved!
Arriving to US/POE: June 12, 2019

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