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Hi,

 

I was looking through the supporting evidence that's needed for the I-134 Affidavit of Support. On the USCIS website it mentions the following:
 

  • A signed statement from an officer of the bank or other financial institution that states when you opened an account, the total amount deposited for the past year, and the present balance of such account
  • A signed statement from your employer on business letterhead that states the date and nature of your employment, salary paid, and whether the position is temporary or permanent
  • A copy of your last income federal tax return filed, or a report of commercial rating concern (if self-employed)
  • A list containing the serial numbers and denominations of bonds and names of the owners (if applicable)

 

My fiancée is over the 125% poverty line and she isn't self employed. So I'm assuming we don't need to provide evidence for the last two? Is that correct? 

I have the letter from her bank and also the letter from her employer. Is there any other evidence that is mandatory? I assume not since it would be indicated on the USCIS website. I've heard some have collected pay stubs and IRS tax returns. Is this required?

 

Many thanks in advance for your help!

 

Regards,

Josh

Edited by joshg345

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Nothing is expressly mandatory at a London K1 interview as long as you provide something that proves current income.

 

The two best choices are:

  • A signed statement from your employer on business letterhead that states the date and nature of your employment, salary paid, and whether the position is temporary or permanent
  • A copy of your last income federal tax return filed (Include W2 or order a transcript.)

I don't see the point of these if you have a job earning over the threshold. 

  • A signed statement from an officer of the bank or other financial institution that states when you opened an account, the total amount deposited for the past year, and thepresent balance of such account
  • A list containing the serial numbers and denominations of bonds and names of the owners (if applicable)

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On 7/24/2019 at 11:43 PM, Wuozopo said:

Nothing is expressly mandatory at a London K1 interview as long as you provide something that proves current income.

 

The two best choices are:

  • A signed statement from your employer on business letterhead that states the date and nature of your employment, salary paid, and whether the position is temporary or permanent
  • A copy of your last income federal tax return filed (Include W2 or order a transcript.)

I don't see the point of these if you have a job earning over the threshold. 

  • A signed statement from an officer of the bank or other financial institution that states when you opened an account, the total amount deposited for the past year, and thepresent balance of such account
  • A list containing the serial numbers and denominations of bonds and names of the owners (if applicable)

O wise @Wuozopo, I come bearing questions...

 

I’m off to visit future hubby in a couple of weeks and I have my visa interview the day after I arrive back in the UK, so will be picking up the affidavit of support and supporting documents whilst I’m visiting.

 

My fiancé has all the stuff needed for the tax return (W2 and transcript)...however he’s going to struggle to get an employer letter on HEADED paper, as apparently his company doesn’t have headed paper! (They’re a big video game company, who’ve sold millions and millions of games...so it’s blown my mind a little that they don’t have headed paper?!)

 

He is sure their Chief Financial Officer will write the letter detailing the relevant info, but I’m just not sure how much weight it carries when it’s not on headed paper...I mean, anyone could have written it.

 

He also said he could provide some sort of employee number which apparently can be searched online and shows position, time there, etc (I was not long out of the gym so zoned out a bit, can’t remember the ins and outs).

 

And I guess he could also get his bank officer to write a letter too.

 

What do you think the best option would be? Err on the side of caution and do them all?

Edited by Zoeeeeeee

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@Zoeeeeeee

 

They will approve you with just the 2018 tax transcript and nothing else.

 

The W2 isn't even necessary when you get a transcript from the IRS. But since you have it, that's a second form of proof. 

 

Skip the letterhead verbiage. I think proper letterhead stationary went out with the IBM Selectric typewriter. If he can print something from HR that is online that shows his position and salary, then you have a third proof.

 

You only need one proof for London. 

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9 hours ago, Wuozopo said:

@Zoeeeeeee

 

They will approve you with just the 2018 tax transcript and nothing else.

 

The W2 isn't even necessary when you get a transcript from the IRS. But since you have it, that's a second form of proof. 

 

Skip the letterhead verbiage. I think proper letterhead stationary went out with the IBM Selectric typewriter. If he can print something from HR that is online that shows his position and salary, then you have a third proof.

 

You only need one proof for London. 

Phew! Yep, he has the transcript for 2018 and W2s for last 3 years - thank you for your help 👍🏻.

 

Ha! I’ve worked for the same company for 12 years and EVERYTHING is branded, even our notepaper - maybe it’s a European thing (German company) - I honestly thought all companies did it.

 

He said he can print a HR document, which is the one he uses for credit checks, etc - shows position, wage, that it’s permanent and full time - and has his ADP number on it, which apparently means this info can then be verified online. I’ll include it too, then I know I’ve gone OTT and covered all bases.

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I'm a graphic designer - branded corporate stationery is still very much a thing :)

 

London accepted the most recent W2 and employer letter in my case. I didn't take any other tax documents because I thought the W2 was the required tax document 🙈 I was still approved and was not required to show any pay stubs, bank statements (we never asked for any letters, just printed statements), investment statements etc. which I did offer. We were well above the poverty threshold too, as we demonstrated on the affidavit of support, so I can only guess that's why we didn't need more documents to check.

Edited by yoda one for me

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I was just making a joke about the stationary and typewriter. But many companies now have DIY employment statements online which are accepted. Heck, London will accept most anything with an I-134. Mine was never even mentioned by the interviewer.  

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On 8/14/2019 at 9:28 AM, yoda one for me said:

I'm a graphic designer - branded corporate stationery is still very much a thing :)

 

London accepted the most recent W2 and employer letter in my case. I didn't take any other tax documents because I thought the W2 was the required tax document 🙈 I was still approved and was not required to show any pay stubs, bank statements (we never asked for any letters, just printed statements), investment statements etc. which I did offer. We were well above the poverty threshold too, as we demonstrated on the affidavit of support, so I can only guess that's why we didn't need more documents to check.

I work in ‘Internal Communications, Engagement & Brand’ - so our company logo, header layouts, having just the right amount of bordeaux, turquoise, lime green, etc...sometimes consumes my working week 😂😂😂...so glad to hear my skills will still be relevant in the good old US of A 😂!

 

We’re all set and ready to go then - Herschell has all the documents ready for the affidavit of support and he’ll be giving me those and a new petition letter when I visit him in 2 weeks - and my interview is the day after I get back! **** is starting to get real now 😳!

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