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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom

I have heard in a couple of places about the possibility of self sponsoring yourself for the K1 visa. i have only heard people mention it but i can`t find any official information on it, can anyone help me? anyone done or can anyone point me in the direction of how to find more information about it?

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You won't find any official information on it, because sponsorship for an I-134 is a fairly subjective question, and even more so when applicants are going through London. As I said in your other thread, there have been a few cases on VJ in which applicants have submitted evidence of a few thousand pounds (a minimum, I would say, of £3000 in cash, sometimes more) and have not needed to show anything else. But that's a few cases we know of out of hundreds or thousands. I don't want to tell you definitively that it can or can't be done, only what we know from a few VJers that tried it. It's a viable option, as far as we know, particularly when the financial situation of the UKC is markedly better than that of the USC. If you want to try it, I would assemble proof of assets for your interview, not income--the CO won't care about UK income. If you can show cash or assets that are easily convertible into cash with financial statements, that will work in your favor.

But remember two things:

1.) This is highly subjective and there is no official guideline on it. The CO will have the final call on whether or not you are likely to become a public charge. I, personally, wouldn't go it alone even if you do have substantial assets in the UK--get the sponsorship information from your fiancee's parents, too, as you mentioned in your other thread.

2.) "Self"-sponsorship won't fly at all when it comes time for you to adjust status stateside. Your fiancee will need to be in a position to sponsor you, or she'll need to have other suitable sponsors (her parents again, or whoever) lined up.

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