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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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Hello,  

 

My husband and I are going to apply for the wife visa soon, and I have two doubts that I need to clarify before applying. The first is about my name, I haven't put his surname in my passport and in any document here in Brazil, people are saying that I could fill in I-130 with his last name that I want to use in the USA, but I I don't know if this is possible or if I should first change my surname officially here in Brazil first.

The second question is what is the minimum amount of money he needs to receive per year to be accepted as my sponsor? In our house we will live me, him and his father who also works.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Haiti
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10 minutes ago, Sherb2 said:

Hello,  

 

My husband and I are going to apply for the wife visa soon, and I have two doubts that I need to clarify before applying. The first is about my name, I haven't put his surname in my passport and in any document here in Brazil, people are saying that I could fill in I-130 with his last name that I want to use in the USA, but I I don't know if this is possible or if I should first change my surname officially here in Brazil first.

The second question is what is the minimum amount of money he needs to receive per year to be accepted as my sponsor? In our house we will live me, him and his father who also works.

Assuming you won't live in Alaska or Hawaii the MINIMUM amount is $21,550 (2 people). Does he claim his father on his taxes or are they independent of each other? If he claims his father as a dependent then the amount will change the requirement which is why I asked. Also can you clarify if he has ever sponsored someone else before? This would change the amount as well. 

 

It is not a requirement to take your husbands last name (so don't do it JUST for the purpose of immigration). I'll leave this up to others to respond because I'm not sure if your passport has to match how you file your docs name/can you have a green card and passport with 2 different names, etc. 


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Service Center : Texas Service Center   Transferred? California Service Center on 8/11/14

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I-129F NOA1 : 4/24/14                            I-129F NOA2 : 9/10/14

NVC Received : 9/24/14                          NVC Left : 9/26/14

Consulate Received : 10/6/14 CEAC status changed to ready

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Approved: 8/31/15                                     Received: 9/8/15

 

EAD

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Approved: 6/12/15

Received: 6/20/15

 

Removal of Conditions I-751

Filed: 8/14/17 at VSC                                 NOA: 8/15/17 Received 8/21 by mail

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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3 minutes ago, Luckycuds said:

Assuming you won't live in Alaska or Hawaii the MINIMUM amount is $21,550 (2 people). Does he claim his father on his taxes or are they independent of each other? If he claims his father as a dependent then the amount will change the requirement which is why I asked. Also can you clarify if he has ever sponsored someone else before? This would change the amount as well. 

 

It is not a requirement to take your husbands last name (so don't do it JUST for the purpose of immigration). I'll leave this up to others to respond because I'm not sure if your passport has to match how you file your docs name/can you have a green card and passport with 2 different names, etc. 

Thank you so much for your reply!
He doesn't claim his father in taxes, they are independent and my husband has never sponsored anyone before.

 

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Haiti
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11 minutes ago, Sherb2 said:

Thank you so much for your reply!
He doesn't claim his father in taxes, they are independent and my husband has never sponsored anyone before.

 

Okay great then the minimum income requirement would follow the 2 people guideline which is the $21,550.


Our K1 Journey    I-129f

Service Center : Texas Service Center   Transferred? California Service Center on 8/11/14

Consulate : Port au Prince, Haiti             I-129F Sent : 4/14/2014

I-129F NOA1 : 4/24/14                            I-129F NOA2 : 9/10/14

NVC Received : 9/24/14                          NVC Left : 9/26/14

Consulate Received : 10/6/14 CEAC status changed to ready

Packet 3 Received : 10/27/14 packet received by petitioner in USA ( beneficiary never received packet 3)

Medical: 10/30/14 Dr. Buteau                  Medical picked up: 11/3/14

Packet 3 Sent : 11/10/13.. Had to schedule interview appointment and attach confirmation receipt to packet

Interview Date : 12/1/14                           Interview Result : Approved !

Visa Received : 12/10/14 picked up at Jacmel location

US Entry : 12/15/14 Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Apply for Social Security Card: 12/30/14 Connecticut

Marriage: 1/26/15

 

Adjustment of Status

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Biometrics : 4/15/15

Approved: 8/31/15                                     Received: 9/8/15

 

EAD

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Approved: 6/12/15

Received: 6/20/15

 

Removal of Conditions I-751

Filed: 8/14/17 at VSC                                 NOA: 8/15/17 Received 8/21 by mail

Biometrics: Dated: 8/25/17   Received 9/2/17   Appointment 9/11/17 

Approved: 10/23/18 -no interview

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On 7/27/2020 at 10:34 AM, Sherb2 said:

Hello,  

 

My husband and I are going to apply for the wife visa soon, and I have two doubts that I need to clarify before applying. The first is about my name, I haven't put his surname in my passport and in any document here in Brazil, people are saying that I could fill in I-130 with his last name that I want to use in the USA, but I I don't know if this is possible or if I should first change my surname officially here in Brazil first.

The second question is what is the minimum amount of money he needs to receive per year to be accepted as my sponsor? In our house we will live me, him and his father who also works.

Do you live in Brazil or USA? If it is Brazil and your husband´s income is from Brazil, it will not have too much effect.  I know this bc we live in Brazil and I earn above the poverty line, I have assets in Brazil, own residence in the USA and they STILL requested a joint sponsor...

Their rationalle is that the assets must be in the USA and foreign earned income will be useless when you move the the USA. So unless he will keep his job at the same firm... you should consider a joint sponsor.

 

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4 minutes ago, Hilde said:

Do you live in Brazil or USA? If it is Brazil and your husband´s income is from Brazil, it will not have too much effect.  I know this bc we live in Brazil and I earn above the poverty line, I have assets in Brazil, own residence in the USA and they STILL requested a joint sponsor...

Their rationalle is that the assets must be in the USA and foreign earned income will be useless when you move the the USA. So unless he will keep his job at the same firm... you should consider a joint sponsor.

 

Thank you for your information, i'm in Brazil, but he is USA and his income is from USA.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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On 7/27/2020 at 8:51 AM, Luckycuds said:

Assuming you won't live in Alaska or Hawaii the MINIMUM amount is $21,550 (2 people). Does he claim his father on his taxes or are they independent of each other? If he claims his father as a dependent then the amount will change the requirement which is why I asked. Also can you clarify if he has ever sponsored someone else before? This would change the amount as well. 

 

It is not a requirement to take your husbands last name (so don't do it JUST for the purpose of immigration). I'll leave this up to others to respond because I'm not sure if your passport has to match how you file your docs name/can you have a green card and passport with 2 different names, etc. 

While it might be more convenient,  the green card and passport names do NOT need to match.  My ex never renewed her passport and traveled several times without issue 


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Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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