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Fiance's tax return for 2018 is $2000 above 100%, did not start working until March of 2018, fiance got a new job last month which pays significantly more than his previous job and by the end of the year taxes will be well above 125%. He also has savings over $10000 but nevertheless also debts. 

Current wage is $20/hr, every 6 months they increase his wage for the following 5 years. 

Do we need a Co-Sponsor for both K-1 and AOS

Thanks. 

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🐇 I-129F NOA1: 03/22/2019 (Received The 18th)

🐇 I-129F NOA2: 06/15/2019 (85 days)

🐇Case transferred to NVC & Case# assigned: 07/10/2019 (25 days) 

 

 

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11 minutes ago, oflyingbunnyo said:

TL;DR

Fiance's tax return for 2018 is $2000 above 100%, did not start working until March of 2018, fiance got a new job last month which pays significantly more than his previous job and by the end of the year taxes will be well above 125%. He also has savings over $10000 but nevertheless also debts. 

Current wage is $20/hr, every 6 months they increase his wage for the following 5 years. 

Do we need a Co-Sponsor for both K-1 and AOS

Thanks. 

For past 2 years' tax returns 2018 & 2017, does the income cross 125% mark? Also, at what stage are you currently? Is your I-129F already approved?

I would suggest getting a co-sponsor, if past 2 years' tax return doesn't show more than 125% income.


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16 minutes ago, oflyingbunnyo said:

TL;DR

Fiance's tax return for 2018 is $2000 above 100%, did not start working until March of 2018, fiance got a new job last month which pays significantly more than his previous job and by the end of the year taxes will be well above 125%. He also has savings over $10000 but nevertheless also debts. 

Current wage is $20/hr, every 6 months they increase his wage for the following 5 years. 

Do we need a Co-Sponsor for both K-1 and AOS

Thanks. 

You need to understand what your interviewing consulate wants to see.  


YMMV

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2 hours ago, payxibka said:

You need to understand what your interviewing consulate wants to see.  

This.

 

At my consulate they only needed to see that the previous tax year met 125%. No other documents were looked at. Some consulates only look for 100%.

Costa Rica may have a similar policy, or may be more strict. You need to learn what the consulate typically wants to see.

 

3 hours ago, oflyingbunnyo said:

Fiance got a new job last month which pays significantly more than his previous job and by the end of the year taxes will be well above 125%

If your current years taxes will show 125% that's fine, but proving that on paper before taxes are filed would be difficult without other supporting documents. 

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Thank you for the responses. 

 

23 hours ago, payxibka said:

You need to understand what your interviewing consulate wants to see.  

From what I've seen and spoke with other Costa Rican users, pretty laid back embassy really, they just want to see that you meet the requirements, period. But slipping under the window a few extra documents such as employment letter and pay stubs never hurt. 

 

We will get a Co-Sponsor just to be safe. 

 

 


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🐇 I-129F NOA2: 06/15/2019 (85 days)

🐇Case transferred to NVC & Case# assigned: 07/10/2019 (25 days) 

 

 

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Just now, oflyingbunnyo said:

Thank you for the responses. 

 

From what I've seen and spoke with other Costa Rican users, pretty laid back embassy really, they just want to see that you meet the requirements, period. But slipping under the window a few extra documents such as employment letter and pay stubs never hurt. 

 

We will get a Co-Sponsor just to be safe. 

 

 

That's a smart thing to do. If you can get a co-sponsor without much efforts, you should take it, if there is a chance that the petitioner's income may be below the 125% requirement.

I would like to rephrase here, that if the petitioner's income is sufficient, you don't need to have a co-sponsor, but if there is even a chance that the income is less than that, it is a good idea to get a co-sponsor.

 

Good luck with whatever path you choose.


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----- Removal of Condition -----

Removal of Condition (I-751) [TBD]

Spoiler

06/18/2019 -- Sent the package (3 Days before GC expires, cutting it close). Sent to Lewisville, TX via FedEx Ground

06/19/2019 -- Package received at around 9:30 AM (Hoping I don't get rejected for missing deadline)

06/24/2019 -- Card was charged with $680 fees. Text Message received confirming Receipt. Case routed to NBC (Case Number starts with 'MSC')

06/28/2019 -- NOA Hard Copy & 18 Months Extension Letter Received in Mail with NOA Date as 06/19/2019

07/12/2019 -- Biomentrics Appointment Letter received. The Letter is Dated 7/5/2019. Appointment is on 7/22/2019

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