Jump to content
FTB101

tax/income inquiry

10 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited)

We have already filed and had initial i-129f approved and awaiting NVC (although it has been almost a month and have heard nothing from NVC).  Thanks largely to VJ and all the great people here we have been doing this ourselves.  Anyway my questions is pertaining to my current employment and past three years taxes.  Prior to my current full-time job I was a stay at home parent and have no recent w2s or tax income until this past year (2018). However in 2018, I started this job in August so only had a few months income on my w2.  Currently I just make enough according to USCIS 125% guidelines and when throw in received child support then we're well over the 125%.  Past year bank deposits show well over income req deposited over past year (via direct deposit payroll mostly) as well.  Have letter from employer and every pay stub from first to current.  I am of course nervous about all this as we would rather not have to marry abroad and spend more time waiting via a spousal visa if K1 Denied.  I am also curious because a sponsor is not an option for us.  

 

Also pretty sure saw I can, but then recently someone said otherwise, can I go with her to Interview in Manila (and does it help at all? Ask because I want to go to the Interview, but she would rather i wait until after so we can fly back together) 

 

Thank you

Edited by FTB101

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, FTB101 said:

We have already filed and had initial i-129f approved and awaiting NVC (although it has been almost a month and have heard nothing from NVC).  Thanks largely to VJ and all the great people here we have been doing this ourselves.  Anyway my questions is pertaining to my current employment and past three years taxes.  Prior to my current full-time job I was a stay at home parent and have no recent w2s or tax income until this past year (2018). However in 2018, I started this job in August so only had a few months income on my w2.  Currently I just make enough according to USCIS 125% guidelines and when throw in received child support then we're well over the 125%.  Past year bank deposits show well over income req deposited over past year (via direct deposit payroll mostly) as well.  Have letter from employer and every pay stub from first to current.  I am of course nervous about all this as we would rather not have to marry abroad and spend more time waiting via a spousal visa if K1 Denied.  I am also curious because a sponsor is not an option for us.  

 

Also pretty sure saw I can, but then recently someone said otherwise, can I go with her to Interview in Manila (and does it help at all? Ask because I want to go to the Interview, but she would rather i wait until after so we can fly back together) 

 

Thank you

 

Embassy does request the I-134, your most recent tax return (2018) and W-2.   Because of your short term of employment I will include the employer letter and copies of pay statements for at least 6 months.   You should be fine after that.

 

Yes you can be at the interview in Manila, if you choose.  Is it necessary?  Not really.  I was there and it was a great experience but for sure not necessary.

 

 

Visa process for Manila:  https://www.visaconnection-philippines.com/us-embassy-usem.html

 

 


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

 

HandArrow.gif       Visa Process at USEM for the Philippines;  https://www.visaconnection-philippines.com/us-embassy-usem.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree with Hank.  I am glad I was at both of our interviews but I do not believe it made any difference at all that I was there other than moral support for my wife and step kids.

 

If you are lucky, the Embassy may not even ask for financials.  Have everything ready just in case but not all couples are asked for it. 


PHILIPPINES ONLY!!!  CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas) INFO - Can't leave home without it!

 

PDOS (Pre-Departure Registration and Orientation Seminar) is for ages 20-59.  Peer Counseling is for 13-19 years of age.

It is required to have the visa in their passport for PDOS and Peer Counseling.

 

GCP (Guidance and Counseling Program) is for K-1 Fiancee and IR/CR-1 spouse ONLY.   These are the only ones that can attend the seminar without their visa.

 

1069476081_IMG_8579small.jpg.90670da82c0db2e62498b9093dfa0d0a.jpg

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i have the same question. i am the petitioner and been living in the Philippines. but i move to the US since our company offered me here. and now we already got NOA1 and i'm only employed for 3 months now in the US. earning way above the poverty line. and worried that it will be an issue since i dont have income tax returns and w2 previously.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
32 minutes ago, lady8lu said:

i have the same question. i am the petitioner and been living in the Philippines. but i move to the US since our company offered me here. and now we already got NOA1 and i'm only employed for 3 months now in the US. earning way above the poverty line. and worried that it will be an issue since i dont have income tax returns and w2 previously.

Depending on how fast USCIS moves the petition along it could be close for you filing your 2019 taxes.  Otherwise you will have to rely on the employer letter and copies of all your pay statements.  

 

 

Edited by Hank_

Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

 

HandArrow.gif       Visa Process at USEM for the Philippines;  https://www.visaconnection-philippines.com/us-embassy-usem.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I kinda have the same question but different scenario. So we filed my dad’s petition. Mom is the petitioner, she moved here through IR5 last year in November. She has been working since January. Praying that everything goes smoothly with the petition and my parents will get reunited again for good. Since my sister is my mom’s derivative, it will basically be a household of 3. My mom is barely making for a household of 3. However, she lives with us and my dad and sister will be living with us as well. They really won’t be paying anything as far as rent except maybe helping us with the expenses such as bills or groceries. I assume just go ahead and co sponsor with my husband or me?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10/3/2019 at 3:46 PM, Hank_ said:

Depending on how fast USCIS moves the petition along it could be close for you filing your 2019 taxes.  Otherwise you will have to rely on the employer letter and copies of all your pay statements.  

 

 

thanks for this!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10/4/2019 at 8:58 PM, FTB101 said:

Thank you, feel considerably less worried :) 

Manila will be fine. Just make sure you have your financial ducks in a row for AOS) Cubs? Not so much))) Good Luck)


Not a newbie but lost my old info years ago) I have been through this process before --all the way through naturalization-- This site has always been a great help to me. 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×
×
  • Create New...