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  1. My K1-visa interview is a few days away. Does having a co-sponsor lessen my chances of being approved at the embassy in Jamaica? Please advise. I'd love to hear about your experiences.
  2. Hilarious moment of panic last night after I dropped my fiance off at the airport to fly back to America, and having left me with copies of all the forms I will need for my interview next Friday we realised she had mistakenly filled in form I-864 instead of I-134.....! 🤦🏻‍♂️😂 I know the I-134 form isn't mandatory for the interview, but I think it would be prudent to have it. My fiancé left me with all of her income/tax evidence along with the income/tax evidence of her parents (they are co-sponsoring me because she has been in and out of work this year so her latest return falls under the income amount guidelines...) so now we have a few questions: 1. How do we fill out the I –134 forms with parental co-sponsors in mind? If my fiancé's income falls under the guideline, should she even bother submitting one alone? Or should we just submit one form for each person (I.e. 3, one for her, one for her mom and one for her dad?) Or can we just count her parents as one person and submit 2 x forms? 2. Will it matter if she fills out the form and then emails it to me as she is now back in America? Will they care that her signature has been printed out? My interview is booked for next week so there's not really enough time to mail real documents over.... 3. Can I assume that I as the alien don't need to take any evidence of my own income/meagre savings along to the interview in the form of a bank statement or my own British tax returns? Given that I am supposed to be the one being sponsored, and will not be able to work for a while until my EAD? Or would they like to see that they at least have a little bit in the bank to get me through this period of unemployment, even if it's only a few thousand pounds? I'm kind of under the impression that, as long as we have these forms explaining what the tax returns/payslips/bank statements are saying, the consulate official will understand what we are trying to prove…?
  3. Good day everyone. I have an inquiry and I need your help and guidance. My fiancee is renting a room at his' family's home. What would be the household size for poverty guidelines? Is it for the household of 2 ( my fiancee and I) or household of 6? thank you!
  4. Hello I am a September filer and I'm assuming we will be getting our NOA2 in the next month - to month and a half. I'm currently in the UK with my fiancee therefore I can't earn any income as of right now (but by AOS I will definitely be earning my own income). I'm going to ask my mom to get the I-134 started so I know we will get it in good timing. What documents are needed for the London interview exactly? I've read that tax transcripts and letter of employment are good enough but is there anything else I could ask for just in case? Also will I only need a birth certificate for proof of citizenship? And I've read that London are very accepting of co-sponsors, is that correct? Thank you
  5. Guys, At the NVC when you upload to CEAC what documents can be uploaded as Proof of Domicile for a Co-Sponsor? Thanks T
  6. Hello everyone, I was wondering if anyone had any recent experiences using co-sponsors in the Naples Consulate. From post I've read here, the CO denied visas because of income requirements even though they had co-sponsors that qualified. I'm particularly worried because I'm a senior in college who will graduate this June but will have to wait 6 months before starting school again for my master's, that's another year before I have a (guaranteed) job. My parents (whom we will be living with) will co-sponsor and they make way over the required income for a 5 person household. However, I am deathly scared after reading these threads from people in similar positions but since they are so old I wonder if the experience/tendency has changed. Thank you for any information!
  7. Hello All, My wife interview was on June 19th. The time I was filing for her, 2 years ago, my income was very low. Afterwards, in 2017 I got a better job and had a far higher income. I submitted all my taxes in 2017. My wife took with her the new affidavit of support and all the documents for my taxes, employment letter etc. to prove that currently I have a better job to take care of my family and that I don't need a co-sponsor. Unfortunately, the interviewer did not look at the new income evidence i.e. job offer letter, taxes for 2017 and my W2s and asked my wife that as my income is low (he was looking at my previously documents which I had submitted 2 years before the interview) they asked her that she needs a co-sponsor. As, I did not have a co-sponsor, I sent them my updated Job offer letter, 2017 w2 which has sufficient income listed and taxes filed in 2017. What I did not submit is a co-sponsor which they asked for. Will they consider my new income evidence or will they stick to their co-sponsor requirement. If they stick to their new requirement and decline my produced documents, what next? How long will it take to hear back from them.
  8. Ok, this is my first post so excuse me if I didn't put it in the correct subject. My situation is this: I want to bring my Filipina fiance here to the US. My concern is the financial affidavit. I am 39, live withy mother in her house because I have to take care of her due to her medical issues. For the last few years I was unemployed as a result. Therefore no tax returns either. Now, I am going to get a job but it likely won't meet the poverty guidelines so I would need a co-sponsor. I have read in the Philippines forum that most people are never even asked for it during the interview but I don't trust that because I don't want to waste the time and money for a fiance visa if it's going to be rejected obviously, in which case I would be forced to marry in the Philippines and file a marriage visa where they are forced to accept a co-sponsor, and obviously I would want to know before I start which route I should take. With my mother's income combined with what mine will be we will absolutely meet the poverty guidelines and I understand that there is a special i-134 that can be filed to combine household income with a family member who lives with you. So, I could either do that, or have her fill out a separate i134 as a separate sponsor. But, from what I have been reading online is the Manila embassy is like the one embassy in the world that does not accept co-sponsor for fiance visa. On the other hand I read that they never even ask to see it. I need to know the truth on this situation so I can plan accordingly. I also have my best friend of 20 years who makes 100k+ who is happy to cosign as well if needed but apparently from what I read they only really consider co-sponsor that are close family, not friends for the fiance visa. HELP!!!! (And thanks!)
  9. Hey everyone, My hubby and I received the NVC case number, paid the fees and are now filling out the necessary paperwork to it....my question now is...on the AOS form it only asks for recent tax year, which is the only one that he had a lower income than required due to going to school. He got employed directly after he finished said school and now his income for the upcoming tax year will exceed the minimum by a lot. Do any of you know if we still need someone to co-sponsor due to last tax year even tho we can proof current income is much higher if his VA doesn't provide the paperwork proving that he received his GI bill benefits during the school as a secondary income?
  10. Hi everyone! My partner and I are focusing on the I-134 form at the moment and we're opting for a co-sponsor; their dad. Has anyone got any recent experiences or advice on filing this form? Anything we have to avoid doing? I want to help out (I'm the beneficiary, but I think it's important that I'm involved and know what's happening) but I think I need some educating myself. Any info is welcome! Thanks so much.
  11. Hi all, my partner's dad received a job offer; the only thing is we'll be using him as a co-sponsor for the I-134 soon. Does this jeopordise things? It's a job offer (a positive thing, with better pay), he's not getting the sack or anything, but my partner's worried about him accepting it because they say he must prove long-term employment. But I argue that you can be retired and still a co-sponsor, and that it's fine. Am I wrong? I think he should take it. Thanks!
  12. Hi all, I know this topic has been over-discussed but I couldn't find an exact answer for my question. My fiance and I applied for and were approved for the K-1 Visa, our interview is later this month. I have not worked for a year in order to visit my fiance without restrictions and have been living on savings. When we applied I had a co-sponsor and best friend who we used that gave us their info. I heard we might need another co-sponsor to show more support since I'm still not working any fiance won't be able to work. I was thinking of using my sister. Both her and my best friend qualify income wise to cover myself, my fiance and themself. Should we use another co-sponsor such as my sister's paperwork when we go to the interview? If so (which I'm happy to do), I wanted to know if we use the same form I-134 I believe for my sister as well which will result in two co-sponsor forms my best friend's and my sister. Basically just want to make sure I'm using the correct form for her/us and if any letter from her should be included? Many thanks!
  13. Hi everyone! Me and my fiancé are planning to process a k1 visa. The only problem is, his recent W2 form didnt reached the income requirement because he didnt declare all the tips he's getting. Some people say that current paystub will do. But my questions are: 1)how a current paystub can help? 2)is there a specific amount that should be in the paystub for it to be helpful? BTW, im from the Philippines so as far as I know the US Embassy in Manila does NOT accept a co-sponsor.
  14. I am considering applying for I-130 through DCF. I have lived abroad for 4 years with my partner, 2 of which have been in the UK (I am currently in the UK). As I have not lived in the US for so long, I believe I will need to get a co-sponsor for the required Affidavit of Support. I was thinking of having either my mom or dad fill this role for me. I would be grateful if anyone could please provide any advice / tips on how to successfully complete form I-184 with a co-sponsor. Thanks in advance!
  15. I am currently awaiting my NOA2 (I applied in mid-November 2017). In order to keep me pre-occupied whilst waiting, I figured I'd get started on the required documents post-NOA2. I need to complete the I-134 as I am applying for the K-1 Fiance Visa. However, both my partner and I currently live in the United Kingdom. I have lived abroad with him for the past 4 years, so am concerned about having my I-134 accepted (US bank account does not have steady income, no US job secured, etc.). I have heard a co-sponsor is a good option for those living abroad. Do I need to complete form I-134 and have my co-sponsor compete one also? If anyone has any experience / advice for me in relation to completing and filing form I-134 with a co-sponsor, that would be very helpful!
  16. Hello, Community! Here's a rather unusual discussion, If income requirement can be justified by presenting a job offer (internal company transfer) to work in USA, Attained by beneficiary, In case if petitioner doesn't have any income ? I know co-sponsor is an option, But if the mentioned scenario could satisfy counsellor that alien won't be a burden on government for benefits as He/ She has a job offer ? I know it's not a usual case for counsellor either but if the motive to make sure pettitioner makes enough money to take care of family and alien then job offer to beneficiary should fill the gap without the help of co-sponsor. Tell me what y'all think and if anyone had a similar case.
  17. Hi everyone! Me and my fiancé are planning to do the K1 Visa process. The problem is, his newest W2 form shows that he's short for about $2000 for the income requirements. We read a lot in the internet that Philippine Embassy dont allow a co-sponsor. is there any alternative we can do?
  18. Hello everyone, I've skimmed around the forum and found some related subjects yet still have 1 question, (I just didn't want to hi-jack any other topic) Situation: My future mother in law is our co-sponsor just in case. She has 1 child with her husband and they are filing their taxes jointly (I believe this is the right term). She is still working so I will also have pay-stubs and employment letters etc. Question: •however for the taxes, how should we state? •Do we need anything other than the regular tax returns? (In addition to employment letter, pay stubs of past 3-6 months,W2(even tho I have no idea yet to what this is),and bank statements) *I've read this comment by @TheSkywalkers "For K1 with co-sponsor, both the sponsor and co-sponsor fills out Form I-134. For Adjustment of Status with co-sponsor, both sponsor and co-sponsor fills out Form I-864 BUT if the co-sponsor is married, his/her spouse has to complete Form I-864A which serves as an agreement between the co-sponsor and his/her spouse that the spouse is letting the co-sponsor be responsible for the intending immigrant using their income. " •Is there any other form similar to I-864A for /in relation to I-134. Thank you in advance.
  19. Hi everyone! Does the US consulate in Brazil accept joint sponsor to file the affidavit of support ?
  20. Hi everyone! Does the US consulate in Brazil accept joint sponsor to file the affidavit of support ?
  21. Hello All, I am looking for information about using a co-sponsor for my fiance visa...for those that know or past experience. I am US Citizen and my fiance is from India, he's never been to the US. We have been in a relationship for 8 years long distance, and kept thinking 'this would be the year we file' but circumstances kept holding us back. I have been to see him several times (6 in total) most visits were longer visits (as its not a short trip to India). Shortest visit I had to see him was 1 month, longest was 6 months. We have tons of pictures (with his parents, family, friends, etc.) and I have all my travel itineraries, flight tickets, etc. So nothing missing in the relationship proof department. My question is I am currently unemployed (and have been since October of 2014 - long story, but health issues for me; doing better now and looking for work again.) In any case without regular income above poverty level, I do know I need a co-sponsor. My best friend is ready/willing to do so. But she just recently had a hit to her credit (she didn't realize one of her college loans was missed and not getting paid on for a few months, so her credit took a huge hit...she only found out trying to buy a house, beforehand she had good credit.) I say all this to ask...will her lower credit affect us? I know the officers can and do sometimes dig deep to get information...but not sure who/what kind of information they dig for? If its just on us (the couple trying to be together) Or if its pretty much anyone/everyone that is touched upon in the case/paperwork process? Next question is, she gave her last 3 years of tax returns and the first year she was still in college (so only had $5,000) earnings, the next year she had just started working half way thru the year, so was below the poverty line there as well, and this last year was her first year of working full time - so she is well above the poverty limit and has all the documents, employee letter, paystubs, etc., to prove it. So my next question is, will this be an issue either? We have not yet filed. But we did start gathering all the documents required and are getting ready to file. I do not have anyone else to co-sponsor or help out financially. So I am really concerned if this doesn't work out, we dont have any options left. I welcome advice from anyone that has been there or knows how this may affect us. Thanks in advance!
  22. Good afternoon everyone... Well, talking to my wife, my brother in law is going to be our a co-sponsor at the NVC Stage... So in order to be proactive instead of reactive, and knowing that is going to be the way that we are going to use... My questions are, what civil documents do we need to get? What financial documents we need? (My wife worked untill middle August this year)!!! What other things do we need to have about that part of the co-sponsor etc...? Thanks in advance for your prompt and wise answer... Have you all a great day!
  23. Hey All, I have a question regarding a Co-Sponsor on the I-134, and then possibly the I-186 later on. Our situation is this: My Fiancee has 7 children from her previous marriage, which she has sole custody for and they are a part of her household. She is receiving Child Support from the children's father but this on its own will not qualify for the 125% of a household that will be 9 (Me, Her and 7 Children). She is currently seeking employment but that isn't a guarantee yet, this would also be needed to add to the income but we may still need to rely on assets for the final push to go over the requirement. We have had an offer of Co-Sponsorship from her father, but my question is this. Will adding him on as a Co-Sponsor add him to our household (Which would then become 10 as he has no dependents) meaning he would need to have an income of $62,100 to cover everyone involved. Or Will adding him as the Co-Sponsor mean that his household is only 2, Him and Me, and so he only needs to have an income of $20,300 in order for us to qualify in the Case workers eyes? The various discussions I have read on this and guides I have looked at do not clearly say if, by adding a Co-Sponsor, you become a ward of their household and so that is how you meet the income requirements. I have seen that for the I-134 you are not able to combine incomes, but the Co-Sponsor must meet their own 125% Income, so this puts me into question whether adding a co-sponsor combines households or simple shifts them? As in the purpose of the I-134 is to show that I will be supported when coming to US without needing Government help, and so my Fiancees father would be able to do that by demonstrating a 125% income for both he and I? If it is the case that adding him to the I-134 makes the household 10 rather than 2, then it may not be worth adding him. Has anyone else been through this or knows the I-134 criteria well enough, and certain enough, that they could say which scenario it is? Thanks,
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