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Hello everyone,

 

My fiance is unemployed, so how much $ is required in the bank account for I-134 form (Affidavit of Support)? I couldn't find this info anywhere.

Is affidavit even required for I-134 or is it only for K1? Our household size is 2, just fiance and me.

 

 

Thanks in advance!

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What visa is she applying for?

If K-1, then the I-134 is typically requested. One should be prepared anyway.

Assets are optional if income is sufficient. Some COs may not accept assets.

If they do accept assets, they are generally considered at 1/3 that of income ($3 assets = $1 in income), although technically what they use for a spouse. It's 1/5 ($5 assets = $1 income) for most individuals.

 

Income levels: https://www.uscis.gov/i-864p

Some COs want at a bare minimum 100%, and others want at least 125%. Under = no visa. Over = totality of the circumstances judgement call.


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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4 minutes ago, geowrian said:

What visa is she applying for?

If K-1, then the I-134 is typically requested. One should be prepared anyway.

Assets are optional if income is sufficient. Some COs may not accept assets.

If they do accept assets, they are generally considered at 1/3 that of income ($3 assets = $1 in income), although technically what they use for a spouse. It's 1/5 ($5 assets = $1 income) for most individuals.

 

Income levels: https://www.uscis.gov/i-864p

Some COs want at a bare minimum 100%, and others want at least 125%. Under = no visa. Over = totality of the circumstances judgement call.

Hello, we're still debating between CR1 and K1, however affidavit of support is required for CR1 as well right?

I was just wondering if the embassy wants affidavit for I-134 most of the time, because I've heard some people not being asked for it, only for actual K1 visa.

 

Edited by ItsBobby

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4 minutes ago, ItsBobby said:

Hello, we're still debating between CR1 and K1, however affidavit of support is required for CR1 as well right?

 

financial support evidence is required with  either visa.

 

K-1 uses the I-134   (embassy is not required to accept a co-sponsor)

 

CR-1 uses the I-864   (with this visa the embassy has to accept a qualified co-sponsor)


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4 minutes ago, Hank_ said:

financial support evidence is required with  either visa.

 

K-1 uses the I-134   (embassy is not required to accept a co-sponsor)

 

CR-1 uses the I-864   (with this visa the embassy has to accept a qualified co-sponsor)

do you think we can pass CR-1 visa if fiance is unemployed but has 100,000$ in bank account?

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Assets must be 5X the income requirements listed in the I-864P  (125%)

 

https://www.uscis.gov/i-864p

 

 

https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-864instr.pdf

Edited by Hank_

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1 hour ago, Hank_ said:

Assets must be 5X the income requirements listed in the I-864P  (125%)

 

https://www.uscis.gov/i-864p

 

 

https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-864instr.pdf

For a spouse of a USC it's 3x:

https://www.uscis.gov/system/files_force/files/form/i-864instr.pdf

Quote

However, if you are a U.S. citizen and you are sponsoring your spouse or child age 18 years of age or older, the total value of your assets must only be equal to at least three times the difference.

 


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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1 hour ago, Hank_ said:

Assets must be 5X the income requirements listed in the I-864P  (125%)

 

https://www.uscis.gov/i-864p

 

 

https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-864instr.pdf

 

9 minutes ago, geowrian said:

Thanks a lot guys!
Also even though my fiance is unemployed, she's been receiving over 21,000$ annually from her parents, can that be a proof or should we just use her current balance which is over 100,000$ ?

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5 minutes ago, ItsBobby said:

Thanks a lot guys!
Also even though my fiance is unemployed, she's been receiving over 21,000$ annually from her parents, can that be a proof or should we just use her current balance which is over 100,000$ ?

On what basis is she getting the money? Is it just being given to her or is it income for some sort of agreement (i.e. she owns the house and it's rent)? If income, is it documented on her taxes?

 

If it's just money they are giving her, then it is not part of the I-864. They have the option to stop at anytime and without any cause.


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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18 minutes ago, geowrian said:

I missed that ... the "5X" jumped right out at me in the next paragraph down.      I should have read slower.   Thanks.

 


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13 minutes ago, ItsBobby said:

 

Thanks a lot guys!
Also even though my fiance is unemployed, she's been receiving over 21,000$ annually from her parents, can that be a proof or should we just use her current balance which is over 100,000$ ?

Not if it isn't income.    Get her parents to be co-sponsors would be a good idea.

Edited by Hank_

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I concur - having the parents as co/joint sponsors would be optimal. Assets alone absolutely can work, but it is a harder path IMO unless there is a very significant amount over the minimum.

 

But you can go through the process without them, and if deemed insufficient at the interview, then add them at that time. It will slightly delay the process but that’s it.


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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11 minutes ago, Hank_ said:

Not if it isn't income.    Get her parents to be co-sponsors would be a good idea.

 

18 minutes ago, geowrian said:

On what basis is she getting the money? Is it just being given to her or is it income for some sort of agreement (i.e. she owns the house and it's rent)? If income, is it documented on her taxes?

 

If it's just money they are giving her, then it is not part of the I-864. They have the option to stop at anytime and without any cause.

Thanks a lot guys! All the best!

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