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  1. Hello everyone I have just received our NOA 2 (K1 petition approved) and are getting prepared for when the time comes to head to Cuidad Juarez, Mexico for my fiancee's interview. I seem to have a decent grasp on most of the things that are needed however, I need some clarification as to how the Consulate determines income eligibility. I currently reside in a family home with 8 people (including myself) which puts me BELOW the poverty guidelines (based on 2019 Poverty Guidelines). Please keep in mind, when i say household, i am talking about a physical home that 7 people (family) reside together. I do not care financially for all 7 people (only my two grandparents) My job pays very well, I do not have to pay rent, or in any sort of debt, i have enough money saved in my bank and i know I can provide for my fiancee. It is not very clear as to how USCIS determines whether or not I meet the poverty guidelines for caring for my fiancee given that I KNOW, i can take care of my fiancee Has anyone every had a similar situation? Did you meet the income requirements having a large "household"/family that lives together? Thank you !!! *p.s This is the Poverty Guideline I am referring to https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines Also anything else I should know about Cuidad Juarez? Did they ask for anything in particular from you guys?
  2. Hi, I think we sent the original affidavit of support with the petition to the USCIS. Do I reprint it, sign it again and bring it to the interview? (I'm going with my fiance). I looked up the form and it has has an expiration date of October or November 2018 so how can I print a new one? Also do I need to use my tax transcripts from 2018? I haven't filed taxes yet. Any help would be great.
  3. Hello, We are in the process of finalizing my papers for adjustment of status from K1 - permanent resident. On the I-864 Affidavit of support, my spouse has not filed her income tax returns for the most recent year (2018 ). She has not received her W-2s yet. Can we possibly use the tax returns for 2017, 2016 & 2015 instead?
  4. Aloha, My fiancé and I have our interview coming up in the end of February. He is Australian and I am American. I'm feeling pretty good about our documents, I've been working very hard to make sure we have everything they require and then some. The one thing that is pressing on my mind is that I have not made enough money the past few years to be required to file for taxes and I haven't filed. I feel a bit dumb, but I did not plan ahead for having tax returns to bring with. I read somewhere that I can bring a letter stating that I was not required to file along with my I-134 Affidavit of support and that of my joint sponsor. My joint sponsor is my retired father you gains money from his retirement plan. He has plenty of evidence, tax returns from three years prior, bank statements and proof of his retirement payment each month. My question is, will this be enough evidence to get by? My fear is that my lack of tax returns will be an issue with them. Any constructive advice would be welcome! Thank you!
  5. My husband is a full time student and working part time. He was recently hired this September 2018 and we are filing now the AOS this February 2019. He used to work back in 2015 and had to stop because he got accepted in his desired University (Also here in the US). I have several question regarding the I-864 affidavit of support. Our current situation is: - He didn't made it to the poverty guidelines that is why we're filing a joint sponsor (his dad) - He doesn't have 3 recent tax return sheet (only 2015, his previous work and 2018 his part time work now) My questions are: 1. In the part where he should input the 3 most recent tax income, should I leave the other two blank? the 2nd and 3rd most recent? 2. As I believe so, the Total Income per year stated in Income tax return is different from current annual income. We will request Certificate of Employment reflecting this current annual income so that it is visible for the checker. I just want to verify if we are correct? Thank you very much for all your help.
  6. Hello all, I'm scheduled to have my interview at the US embassy (in Manila) on the 7th of February and I'm currently gathering the documents for me and my fiance (petitioner) for me to bring. I have a few questions: 1) I have a significant amount of savings and will be bringing a bank certificate to the interview. My fiance earns enough to cover the minimum for the petition, but will I be able to say that I'm going to mostly be relying on my own money for the time I won't be working? 2) Does the affidavit of support and the letter of intent to marry require a wet signature or can it be digital? I'm trying to figure out whether or not he has to send me the documents via courier or if I can just print everything out on my end. 3) What questions are typically asked during the interview? Thank you in advance for the help!
  7. Hi everyone! I am filling AOS and now in preparing the Affidavit of Support. My Husband is doing part time & internship. His salary didn’t made it to the poverty line. We’ll have his Parents as our joint sponsor. His parents file tax together. Now, I saw this I-864A form and got confused. To confirm, this is the forms I’ll be using: Husband: I-864 Primary Sponsor Dad in law : I-864 Joint Sponsor Mom in law: I-864A household member of joint sponsor Is this correct? For a moment I thought, should I be filling I-864A for both Mom & Dad in laws? Thank you!
  8. Hi, I have some questions about how to fill out the I-134: 1. Page 1, Other Information Do we wait for a response from USCIS after we send our packet so that we can fill out "USCIS Online Account Number"? 2. Page 2, Part 1, no. 12 "I am ___ years of age and have resided in the United States since ___" If my fiancé was born in the U.S. and hasn't lived anywhere else since, do we simply put his age and date of birth? 3. Page 2, Part 2, no. 7 Relationship (of the beneficiary) to sponsor: is this item asking for familial relationship like the I-129F or should we put "fiancée" or "None"? 4. Page 3, Part 3, no. 3 "My annual income is:" - we can enter the current pay my fiancé is getting, but what if he gets a raise or is promoted between now and the interview? Should we simply enter the info that matches the employment info we already put in the I-129F? 5. In relation to previous question re financial information: How early on may we fill out the affidavit and can it have the same date as the packet? Should the pay stubs be dated no earlier than 3 months before interview date or can they be from anytime within the year? Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!
  9. yesuba1


    IR2 Child under 18 and will become a citizenship once in the US since mother is naturalized. The question is, on the the first page of i864W, question #10 states "U.S. Social Security Number (Required)" Child does not have a US SSN and I cannot put N/A since it says required, what do I do? This is the most up to date form on the USCIS website. https://www.uscis.gov/i-864w
  10. Hello, I'm filing for the K1 visa for my Fiancee in Indonesia. I make more than 125% poverty guidelines for 2018/2019, however, I was on maternity leave for 6 weeks at 60% pay which would put my W-2 gross wages slightly below a 3 person household. Will this affect his approval? I got a pay raise since then which will put my gross pay to be enough for a 4 person household.
  11. HELP! I have an interview coming up early January 2019 in Dominican Republic. I read somewhere from those who went for their interviews and they advice us to get a joint sponsor just in case, even when income requirement has already been met and accepted by NVC. With the interview already scheduled, how do I decide if I should really get a joint sponsor to be on the safe side? My salary/gross income is roughly US$50,000 a year and our household size is 3 (son, husband/beneficiary and me). Are they basing their AOS/income decision on current gross income per year/recent pay stabs or on the Total Income amount reported on the recent Tax returns? I would prefer not to ask for a joint sponsor cos I know people don't like to have their financial business out there. But I also want to be on the safe side. Please advice. Thanks
  12. I have sent NVC my packet and already got my interview date schedule on 26 June 2018. (CR1) At the time we sent the documents. We had sent his Paystubs and Employment letter stating his hourly wage 20/hour and saying his current income is 41,600. He wrote a letter explaining that his job is an electrician and is working for a well-established company. But my concern is because his 3 recent tax years show adjusted gross income of 18xxx (2015,2016,2017) (Just me and my husband) I think that would be what they are weighing the decision on the most? Anyway, NVC accepted it and did not ask for RFE or a joint sponsor. They said they got all document requested then another e-mail informing the interview date. But now that my interview is coming up. Do you think it would be wise for me to fill an updated I-864 and include my 41k cash in my account as Assets of the principal sponsored immigrant and also update his raise to 21/hr that he just got including paystub? My background is I got a master degree on a student visa in America. All legal. I had also worked legally for 1 year there. Then I came back to Thailand and filed this CR1 visa. I am not sure how much of me as person play a part in this?
  13. Hello everyone, I have a question about completing the affidavit of support. I recently discovered my wife is now pregnant with twins. Do I need to add the twins to the affidavit of support? I believe I don't because they have not been born yet. She is only 10 weeks pregnant at this point in time. But, I worry that the twins will be considered when my income is evaluated. What do you think?
  14. Hi there, we received out NOA2 a few weeks ago and are looking into the required documents, is there an actual complete list of every document requirement? My boyfriend (The petitioner) is getting bent out of shape because some sites mention needing a W-2 for the affidavit of support and some don't mention the W-2 at all as part of the Affidavit (I-134) form and it's difficult just trying to find a list of every document needed that should be sent to me. Thanks in advance.
  15. I am the K-1 petitioner using a sponsor for the I-134 affidavit of support. I am a full time student and will not have any income until this summer. Do I need to fill out a separate I-134? I have read all different types of answers on the forums.
  16. Hello everyone. I'm looking for some help regarding my situation. My situation might be a little confusing but maybe someone dealt with anything like this. I am a green card holder, got married to my husband (USC) under k1 visa earlier this year. I am currently pregnant and uninsured. On november 1st we applied for Marketplace insurance and stated only my husband's income (I have started a part time job with unstable hours the same day and as I haven't received any paycheck yet) and the marketplace said I might be eligible for medicaid. I called the medicaid and they said i should apply and see the results. So, I did that and a week later we calculated that my husbands' income is going to be higher than we stated in both marketplace and medicaid applications plus I have found out more about my job's hours so I could predicts some income). I called both of the agencies, and they changed our income info which made me eligible for a marketplace insurance. However, yesterday I found out that I got eligible for the medicaid as well (even though our income is slightly higher than their guidelines and I have written a comment about the affidavit of support). So, now I am very confused on what to do. Because marketplace says as soon as I am eligible for medicaid, i lose eligibility for marketplace premiums. And medicaid might be bad for me and my husband because of the affidavit and future ROC and citizenship process. Any ideas on what to do now? All the contact centers are closed due to the holiday and I am just being super nervous about this situation. Wish I just never sent the medicaid application but I also was rather positive that I'll be denied because of the income.
  17. Hello we are working on our affidavit of support for AOS on K1 visa. My current income is above the 20,000 recommended. My 2017 and 2016 are above too - however only my 2015 was lower. Do I NEED to get a joint sponsor? Has anyone had anything similar to this? Thank you
  18. Hello Everyone, I'd really appreciate any advice or experiences here, as I'm driving myself crazy researching and gathering information. During the interview stage of my K-1, I'd like to know what the chances are of not being approved due to "Affidavit of Support" not being satisfactory enough? Situation - Petitioner is a student, his part-time job does not meet the poverty line. - Petitioner's father is applying as co-sponsor (and makes way above the 125%). - Interview will be held at Bangkok Embassy (where I haven't heard them nit-picking about this, but I'm still concerned). *And please don't redirect this post to regional, the thread is relatively quiet! Would it be a good idea for myself (the beneficiary) to also bring evidence? - Letter of full-time employment. - Letter of savings in bank. - Letter of assets (I have a house which my parents reside in). - Letter of parents savings. *Are any of these applicable? Thank you!
  19. Hello and good afternoon ! This may be a silly question. On the affidavit of support Page 4 sec. 38 it’s asking about how long will I support the beneficiary or make specific contributions. I marked I intend which is obvious because we will be living together etc. Exactly what am I supposed to put in the Addtional information part without it sounding inaccurate or as if I will only be supporting my fiancé for a specific amount of time? My fiancé intends to start school and work as well so I will not be the sole source of income once it is permitted by law to work and will we share everything ...  can anyone direct me in this or have a sample that I may refer to for k1 visa thank you and many blessings
  20. Hi All, I have a query regarding my Interview in the US Embassy in London this Friday. My wife and her dad are providing I-864's and as per the London Embassy requirements, all documents are required to be brought on the day of the interview. The checklist for required documents suggest originals or certified copies are required for all documents except Passports and Photographs. The originals have been posted to myself but it will be tight and not a guarantee I will receive these before the interview. Will printed copies of the forms and relevant evidence be accepted? I found a couple of topics on the matter, but couldn't find any specific to London Interviews. I know the NVC accept scanned copies now. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Matthew
  21. Hi all, I submitted my packet to USCIS Guangzhou on September 14th for Direct Consular Filing. We have not heard anything back yet (they said wait 60 days before contacting them), but I fully expect to get a request for the I-864 Affidavit of Support. I'm trying to get a jump on it so it's ready to go when we get the request. My income here in China is above the poverty line for a household of 2 (it's a pretty low bar to clear, tbh). Despite that fact, I would like to have my mom joint sponsor because I am working in China, which means that to move to the US I'd have to look for work and will be unemployed for a little while. I'm having trouble finding guides and help for how to fill this in with a joint sponsor, so here are my main questions: 1. My mom and I both need to submit an I-864, right? I would would be the principal sponsor and she would be the joint sponsor. 2. Do I need to combine mine and my mother's income on the form, or keep them separate? 3. Do I need to count my mom as part of my household if she is a joint sponsor? 4. Does my wife need to fill in her assets on both forms? 5. Are there any forms that need to be filled in with the I-864? Thanks!
  22. My immigrant visa petition has been approved. (US son sponsoring retired Canadian mother.) I am the "beneficiary"/immigrant. My son filed the I-130 electronically while I was visiting him in the US. We are ready to file the affidavit of support documents (Form I-864 and Form I-864a). I am representing myself. In going through the notes for the I-130 and while cleaning out my file cabinet, I ran across evidence that I already had a green card about 50 years ago (issued Aug 1965). I also had a Social Security card. My son filled out the I-130, leaving the spaces for US Social Security Number and "Alien Registration Number" blank. (I just didn't think of it at the time and certainly did not have the information with me.) I have all the Affidavit of Support documents ready to file What should I do regarding the missing information on the I-130? (I would like to claim the work record on the Social Security number.) I would *really* appreciate some input on this!
  23. I am applying for adjustment of status through marriage. I am currently allowed to work and stay in the US through DACA. I make enough to be considered 125% above the poverty guidelines. I know the I-864 form has to be filled out by my spouse, but there is a section where the sponsor, whether it be my spouse or a joint sponsor, can take my income into account to meet the guidelines. So I'm wondering if I really need a joint sponsor or if my spouse can file as my sole sponsor and then just take my current income into account?
  24. Question - I was living in PH for the entire year of 2015 and returned to USA Nov 2016, I did not file a return in 2015 as I was simply living off the money from a 401K that I closed and paid taxes for in 2014. I did file a return in 2016, however, I only worked a partial month, so my AGI was only $3400. I filed in 2017 and my AGI was $74,200. I am being told that I have to get a co-sponsor due to no income in 2015 and limited in 2016. I don't have the ability to get a co-sponsor. I do own my home outright, I own vehicles outright and have $50K in a savings account. So, I am confused.... I need to continue working 2 years before I can bring my wife to USA... even though I am currently well above the required income and my lifetime SSA earning statement shows me being at $70K or more for all but the 2 years in lived in PH. Help! I really don't want to wait 2 years....
  25. Hey everyone, Im kinda all over the place right now. I really need help with the online Visa Application. Most of the information I found online are for mail package. My parents are both in Vietnam. I must apply for the Visa and the Affidavit of Support online, they don't accept it any other way . I'm the petitioner, and my husband is my Household member. Our joined income exceed the Poverty Guideline, however just to be safe I add our shared bank account checking/saving. We have no children. I'm the only child. So far this is what I got for Support Document Petitioner: Joined Tax, W2, 1099 of 2017, 2016, and 2015 My Naturalization certificate My divorce paper My Name Change Document (I change my name in 2017) Our Marriage Certificate My Birth Certificate (Vietnamese & translate copy) My husband Birth Certificate (he was born in US) My work verify Document My husband Work Document in the US Army (a scan copy of his Military ID, Enlisted document, Commission Officer Document) My paycheck stub (from Mar-Sep 2018) My husband paycheck Stub (from Mar-Sep 2018) Our shared bank account statements (checking, saving, nearest days from September to NOW) Beneficiary (my parents) Passport (copy) Birth Certificate (Vietnamese copy) Marriage Certificate (Vietnamese copy and translate copy) Police Clearance ( A paper said that they are not involve in anything illegal) My Old Family Census Book (Back when I still live with my parents in VN, also in Vietnamese/translate copy) My dad military record from the Vietnam War. The South Vietnam government system back then is destroyed so his record is very limit. 1. My husband can not obtain "Employment Verification", the office personnel told him it is officer commission contract along with his paycheck stub called the LES leave and earning statement. Will that be okay ? 2. Do I need the cover letter for online application ? I have cover letter for every package I sent to USCIS. I've been doing this on my own since my 2 year green card. However this is the first time I deal with this online new thing . Honestly I feel very unsure and uncomfortable. 3. I don't see the NVC Barcode anywhere. I filled out the visa application but a haven't SUBMIT yet so I don't know what come after that. Is it something they give you after you hit Submit? Do you print that out and upload ? 4. I saw someone mention "NVC Barcode Page for Application for Immigrant visa and Alien Registration & proof of payment of fees" , Can anyone please tell me what is it? and how to get it? I paid the Affidavit of Support fee, and the Visa Application fee on the website. It took them a week to verify the fee, only then they let me fill out/up load the document. 5. I called the NVC phone line and ask about the translation of the document and they told me while it would help but not necessary. Is it really truth? I meant I just talk to 1 person and assume she knows what she talking about. 6. What is PASSPORT BIOGRAPHIC DATA? Anyone have experience with online visa application, please help me. Thank you very very much.