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Lost job. Financial support and co-sponsor


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada

My fiancé visa got approved and has been sent to the Canadian embassy. We are currently waiting for P3 so we can apply for  DS-160 application. Just my luck today I got fired at my current job. Now I’m wondering how to go about financial support for my fiancé.


so last year I worked only 4 months and o filed my 2018 taxes but i didn’t make enough. Now this year I have been working for 7months till I lost my job today. If my fiancé’s brother agrees to sponsor him and meets the income requirements  would I only need to provide his 2018 income tax papers and not mine at the interview? Or would I have to provide mine as well. Could our visa be denied if they find out I got fired and won’t have a job to support my fiancé anymore although his brother is our co-sponsor?


at the interview , if they ask my fiancé why I stopped working should he honest and just say “she got fired” or should he Say “she decided to change careers as explore other opportunities.. something along those lines. I’m wondering if they contact employers ?

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Filed: Country: Vietnam (no flag)

Your fiance petition has been approved.  A K-1 has not been approved.

If your fiancee is a US citizen or US green card holder, he can be a co-sponsor.  He would need to provide his 2018 tax return and a I-134.  You will need to still provide your 2018 tax return and a new I-134.  If he qualifies to sponsor your fiance, there is no reason to deny the case because you lost your job.

You would be committing fraud if you do not update the I-134.  When they ask your fiance where you work, he would be lying if he said you were still working at your former place of employment.  He should be honest.  

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51 minutes ago, Precioussoul said:

My fiancé visa got approved and has been sent to the Canadian embassy.

Was that a typo?  Because your profile says Guinea.  The wait for an immigrant visa interview in Montreal is months long - I'm not sure about Guinea.  But, in either case, you have plenty of time to seek out a new job.  Unemployment in the US is at record low currently.  


Personally, I wouldn't be comfortable trying to sponsor an immigrant without a job, even with a joint sponsor.  Immigration is expensive, and your fiance will not be able to work for at least six months.  I would think your joint sponsor isn't really intending to support him during that time.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada

lying about income or employment status is fraud.


your income as well as the co sponsor has to be presented at the interview. They will not decline you if you are not working, though, depending on the consulate it may raise a few eyebrows and a few more questions. You need to find a job - any job- for the time being. I doubt your co sponsor is willing to SUPPORT your fiancee. As jorge mentioned, immigration is not cheap, AOS will cost you around $1200 plus incidental costs, and she can not work until she has her EAD or greencard.

i 485, 130, EAD and AP

04/09/2019    NOA1 received/check cashed i 485 and 130 (direct adjustment)

11/7/2019      Interview- Norfolk

11/10/2019    APPROVED (notification rec'd 11/10, approval dated 11/8)



Filed everything ourselves with no RFE's or delays.


CR1 for Child under 21 (20 at time of filing)- Filed by LPR Spouse for his son

4/4/20     Mailed packet

4/12/20   NOA1 rec'd

10/14/21 (havent heard anything... when do i start to get worried?)

9/15/22 APPROVED! Now to wait for NVC and interview....



10/14/21 Mailed to AZ PO Box. Let the waiting begin. Again.

10/16/21 Received at PO Box

10/19/21 Received Text NOA1

10/23/21 Received Mailed NOA1


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