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Hello, so due to health reasons I wasn’t able to complete high school, I would’ve graduated last year if I did. My mother supports me currently, and has opted to be our co sponsor and support my partner and I financially until we can get ourselves together as she more than meets the income requirements. We have sent off our I-129F already, but now I am going to be studying to get my GED. Will this look bad at the London embassy? I heard that people got refused for not showing intent to work to support their partners, does me being unemployed coupled with not having a high school diploma and currently not having a GED look bad for us? Well, bad enough to constitute a denial? Thanks in advance.

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25 minutes ago, mogiftney said:

Hello, so due to health reasons I wasn’t able to complete high school, I would’ve graduated last year if I did. My mother supports me currently, and has opted to be our co sponsor and support my partner and I financially until we can get ourselves together as she more than meets the income requirements. We have sent off our I-129F already, but now I am going to be studying to get my GED. Will this look bad at the London embassy? I heard that people got refused for not showing intent to work to support their partners, does me being unemployed coupled with not having a high school diploma and currently not having a GED look bad for us? Well, bad enough to constitute a denial? Thanks in advance.

Why would they possibly care.  The USC is who they look to for financial ability.   

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29 minutes ago, mogiftney said:

Hello, so due to health reasons I wasn’t able to complete high school, I would’ve graduated last year if I did. My mother supports me currently, and has opted to be our co sponsor and support my partner and I financially until we can get ourselves together as she more than meets the income requirements. We have sent off our I-129F already, but now I am going to be studying to get my GED. Will this look bad at the London embassy? I heard that people got refused for not showing intent to work to support their partners, does me being unemployed coupled with not having a high school diploma and currently not having a GED look bad for us? Well, bad enough to constitute a denial? Thanks in advance.

In all of your earlier posts you spoke at length about how neither of you needs to work, financially, as you come from a wealthy family.  So why would it matter now?

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21 minutes ago, Jorgedig said:

In all of your earlier posts you spoke at length about how neither of you needs to work, financially, as you come from a wealthy family.  So why would it matter now?

I don’t have a regular taxable income which is a requirement, and even though I do have a reasonable amount of savings, I don’t have enough in my personal savings to qualify for that requirement to sponsor my partner myself. I’m just taken care of, my mother doesn’t make me pay rent and helps me out with what I need, and is willing to do the same for my partner. I know they want to see that I am either working or very serious about working unless I currently meet the requirements in savings or assets, I read something about it in the affidavit of support page on visajourney. Someone got denied with two joint sponsors because they weren’t currently working. It’s just worrying, that’s all. 

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4 minutes ago, mogiftney said:

I don’t have a regular taxable income which is a requirement, and even though I do have a reasonable amount of savings, I don’t have enough in my personal savings to qualify for that requirement to sponsor my partner myself. I’m just taken care of, my mother doesn’t make me pay rent and helps me out with what I need, and is willing to do the same for my partner. I know they want to see that I am either working or very serious about working unless I currently meet the requirements in savings or assets, I read something about it in the affidavit of support page on visajourney. Someone got denied with two joint sponsors because they weren’t currently working. It’s just worrying, that’s all. 

I seem to recall that months ago when you were making inquiries here, you were quite confident about your financial situation.  Unless it has changed, why worry now?  The embassy certainly doesn't care about your education.

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Just worry about getting your GED, you have a co-sponsor which is good. No one here can really tell you what will happen, it is entirely up to the CO to be the deciding factor. There are tons of people that are unemployed, students and hace successfully petitioned family members. Good luck.


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8 minutes ago, Jorgedig said:

I seem to recall that months ago when you were making inquiries here, you were quite confident about your financial situation.  Unless it has changed, why worry now?  The embassy certainly doesn't care about your education.

I’m confident in my financial situation, nothing has changed, but I don’t know if the embassy will have the same confidence as me if I don’t have taxable income myself. I don’t want a GED test to raise questions about why I don’t have a high school diploma, and bring up the fact that I’m currently not as likely to get a job as those with high school diplomas and will continue to be less qualified if I don’t pass the test, therefor offering less stability. 

 

I know my mom would have my partner and I’s backs financially if something happened, but how do you prove that to the embassy?

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Just now, mogiftney said:

I’m confident in my financial situation, nothing has changed, but I don’t know if the embassy will have the same confidence as me if I don’t have taxable income myself. I don’t want a GED test to raise questions about why I don’t have a high school diploma, and bring up the fact that I’m currently not as likely to get a job as those with high school diplomas, therefor offer less stability. 

High school diploma, honestly, doesn't have much meaning when it comes to jobs.  And as you're the USC, your educational situation is unlikely to even come up at your beneficiary's interview.   Current and potential earnings could be an issue (probably not, for London), but as you've pointed out, your mother is willing to support you both.

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1 minute ago, Jorgedig said:

High school diploma, honestly, doesn't have much meaning when it comes to jobs.  And as you're the USC, your educational situation is unlikely to even come up at your beneficiary's interview.   Current and potential earnings could be an issue (probably not, for London), but as you've pointed out, your mother is willing to support you both.

High school diplomas are required not only for most jobs, but also most colleges. I’m assuming my educational situation will come up when they ask about my financial situation and learn that I’m unemployed and wonder why that is. I worry quite a bit about this as I’ve heard that London focuses more on finances since they don’t need to focus so hard on evidence of relationship compared to some other embassies. 

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1 minute ago, mogiftney said:

High school diplomas are required not only for most jobs, but also most colleges. I’m assuming my educational situation will come up when they ask about my financial situation and learn that I’m unemployed and wonder why that is. I worry quite a bit about this as I’ve heard that London focuses more on finances since they don’t need to focus so hard on evidence of relationship compared to some other embassies. 

Obviously required for colleges.  For the types of jobs that "require" a high school diploma, with the current status of high vacancies and low unemployment, likely not.

 

The very fact that co-sponsors are allowed to foot the immigrant bill entirely leads one to believe that it won't be an issue.  The usual path if there are financial concerns at the interview is to issue a request for a joint sponsor, and you've already said you're covered there.

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10 hours ago, mogiftney said:

I’m confident in my financial situation, nothing has changed, but I don’t know if the embassy will have the same confidence as me if I don’t have taxable income myself. I don’t want a GED test to raise questions about why I don’t have a high school diploma, and bring up the fact that I’m currently not as likely to get a job as those with high school diplomas and will continue to be less qualified if I don’t pass the test, therefor offering less stability. 

 

I know my mom would have my partner and I’s backs financially if something happened, but how do you prove that to the embassy?

There are lots of jobs that don’t require high school diplomas - and you could have zero education and be self-employed, running a multi-million dollar business. On the other hand, you could also have a string of masters, phds, etc...and not have two cents to rub together.

 

I don’t imagine for a second that they look at a petitioner or beneficiary’s education to base their decision, for a K1 visa.

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On 5/28/2019 at 10:55 PM, mogiftney said:

I know they want to see that I am either working or very serious about working unless I currently meet the requirements in savings or assets, I read something about it in the affidavit of support page on visajourney. Someone got denied with two joint sponsors because they weren’t currently working. It’s just worrying, that’s all. 

I don't think you will find that London cares. The interview is all about if your fiancé qualifies for a visa. The affidavit of support Is your only part of the interview and you've covered that with Mom. You don't even have to fill out an I -134 for London. Mom does.

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London allows the beneficiary to self sponsor.


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