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  1. Interview tomorrow. Ive reached the point where im starting to over-think everything. If anybody can help ease my mind please do. I feel like the only thing they could get stuck on is the finance part. The situation: Usc/petitioner/sponsor makes >125 percent at this moment and has done so since January 2nd 2018. Supported by documents: i134 part 3, and letter from employer. Before that: all of 2017 spent abroad (studying in NL with me) full time master student thus not working thus no income thus no taxes filed. Supported by documents: IRS transcripts and explaining statement signed by him. I also have the tax transcripts from 2015 and 2016 which is when hed just finished his undergrad and worked part time so they dont meet the income requirements. From your experience: do you think well be fine tomorrow? I cannot seem to find a confirmation that they dont look at prior years. Right now he makes more than enough to support both of us. In the past this wasnt the case. Is that enough? Should we be bringing more documents? Or less?
  2. 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
  3. Hi I(Married to USC) had AOS interview and was approved/I-551 stamped/Online status Changed to New Card is being Produced. I am inviting my parents for my wedding Ceremony. While I am filling out I-134 what status should I mention ? Lawful permanent resident or Non immigrant visa as I don't have my Green Card in hand? Thanks!!
  4. cyclone27

    Amazing - MIL Approved

    MIL had her interview on Friday and she was approved. I must admit I was surprised since I was expecting to the direct opposite. No property No Business Recent Widow No employment Small Bank Account Foreign travel limited to SEA, HK, and Taiwan. Wife’s family hired an agent in HCMC to do all the leg work. Agent requested I submit paperwork to sponsor.(I134 and supporting docs) I did this to keep the peace but I know that you can’t sponsor tourist visa. Any rate it was a good result but I am totally shocked. Hence the MIL will be over for a month in July.
  5. 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
  6. SirenandMartin

    K1 Fiance Visa with cosponsor

    So we filed for the K-1 for my fiance who is British, and we are currently in the NVC stage. From when we started the process we knew we would need a cosponsor because I am currently an engineering student and won't graduate until May 2019. Our cosponsor would be my father who makes way above the 125% poverty and will also cosponsor for AOS. I have recently become super worried because I have read while searching for information about the i-134 that some embassies do not accept a cosponsor. I am not sure if that is true or not since I haven't been able to find anything official. I would also like to add that my fiance has 30,000 GBP in savings to transfer once he is in the U.S. That would be more than enough to live off of until I get a full time job as an engineer. How can I add that into the I-134? His interview will be at the London embassy so any input from anyone that went through this would be greatly appreciated. My stomach is currently in knots 😕
  7. Buenas noches, tengo una pregunta importante. Soy el beneficiario y el 31 de agosto tengo mi entrevista en la Embajada de Bogotá, Colombia. Mi prometido vendrá a acompañarme a la entrevista. Mi prometido es un veterano 100% discapacitado del ejército, recibiendo aproximadamente 30,000 usd de beneficios anuales del departamento de veteranos. Queremos saber si tendremos un problema ya que este es un beneficio que está exento de impuestos. ¿Necesitaremos un copatrocinador? o con el beneficio que recibe de VA es suficiente? Estamos un poco angustiados. 😢 😢
  8. Good day, I have an important question. I am the beneficiary and on August 31 I have my interview at the Embassy of Bogotá, Colombia. My fiancé will come to accompany me to the interview. My fiancé is a 100% disabled veteran of the army, receiving approximately 30,000 usd of annual benefits from the veterans department. We want to know if we will have a problem since this is a benefit that is exempt from taxes? Will we need a co-sponsor? or with the benefit you receive from V.A is enough? We are a little distressed.😢😢
  9. We are just starting filling out the I-129F by ourselves for the Fiance visa but do we need (petitioner) to fill out the I-134 too?
  10. Hello everyone, we are up to send our K1 Packet, so we started learning about the I134 affidavit of support and we got overwhelmed with the evidence asked, also because we will have a joint sponsor who needs to understand how to prepair his affidavit properly. We read the instructions on the forms, but got a little confused, hope you can help us: 1)"Statement from an officer of the bank or other financial institutions with deposits, identifying the following details regarding the account". This means my fiancee must go to the bank to ask for the information on the list? must this "officer of the bank" sign all the papers? Who is this "Officer of the bank"? 2) all deposits, tax returns, etc must be only for the past year? Does this also apply for joint sponsor too? we thought they ask more than one year paperwork 3) "D. List containing serial numbers and denominations of bonds and name of record owner(s)." We don´t understand what they are asking at all. We tried to find more information about how to prepair the affidavit of support, but the only videos or info are about how to fill the petition, but nothing about the evidence needed, we are scared to fail because of not understanding how to prepair this affidavit properly Hope you can help us! <3
  11. 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!)
  12. Hey y'all, I have a couple questions that hopefully someone will know the answer too. So last year, I was going to school and working mostly full time but still didn't quite make the 125% above poverty mark. So I'm having my dad fill out a I-134 as well, since he makes well above that for the amount of people in the household. But I now make (starting in Jan.) well above the 125%. Do I still need a joint sponsor? Since my tax returns from last year will only show what I made then... Next question, can I just use my past couple monthly bank statements or do I need to go into the branch and ask for a special document containing all the requirements? Thanks ahead of time for any insight you can give! They only gave us 3 weeks notice before our interview and I'm such a mess XD (15 more days!!!)
  13. So we are still waiting for our NOA2 but I'm starting to fill out the affidavit of support (i134) early. Just need to do something while we anxiously wait. When it comes to work, I am exployed as a server and because servers make less than minimum wage and I don't have a salary I am confused as what to put in as my salary on the form. My AGI was around 60k last year so I'm not worried about supporting her, I just want to make sure the form is filled out correctly.
  14. Hello, I have a co-sponsor that is filling out the I-134 and I am wondering what ''market value of my stocks and bonds'' means?
  15. I am using a co - sponsor for the I-134. Would we need an original copy of the birth certificate to present at the interview or could we use a scanned photocopy for evidence of US citizenship? Our interview is in London
  16. On form I-134 Part 3 income and asset information, do I include the value of my car for number 5. Value of my other personal property? I own my car, do I put the current value of the car or the value when I purchased it?
  17. Hi All, I've been doing a lot of reading on this forum and finally decided to sign up. I need some help and advice: Background: I moved to Phnom Penh, Cambodia in late 2010 and have been here ever since, with a few trips back home (California). I have not filed Taxes since 2011 (filed for 2010 was the last time). At the time i was involved with a local girl and we had a son together. My son's mother and I never got engaged or married. In 2014, his mother and I split up and it was agreed with a mutual decision that I take 100% custody. In 2017, I brought my son to America for school. He is currently in America and I have returned to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. *my mistake on not filing taxes, I was under the assumption if you do not work in America, where they deduct tax from your paycheck, you do not need to file. New Relationship: in 2016, I met a local khmer girl, dated for months and I finally asked her to marry me. We got engaged and had a ceremony and have been living together. Our relationship is very genuine, it was not traditionally arranged. (we had one of those meant to be stories) Concerns (here is where i need advice) Financially, I can prove my employment and income here in Cambodia (which is over the 125% poverty guideline) but I have not filed taxes since 2011. She has her interview at the embassy in a month and we are gathering the paperwork and supporting documents for her interview. I will fill out the affidavit but I will not have any tax forms to submit with it. Altho, my mom will be a co-sponsor, she makes just above the 125% poverty guideline and can provide the past 3 years taxes..so my question below: What determines the family member/household guideline? Currently at my mother's address there are 4 people; Her BF(been living together for over 10 years), My Mother, My brother and my son. When me and my fiancee first arrive we will stay there for about a month, or until we find a place, which is aimed to be less than a month. The only dependent my mom has is my son, she just claimed him as a dependent for 2018 taxes. No one else in the household is dependent on her. My fiancee and I will not be dependent on her either, she will just help us get situated when we first arrive, by providing a place to stay and well home cooked meals :). So according to the guideline, with her salary, does the 3 family members apply or only who she claims as a dependent? If 4 members apply to her salary, then she will not meet the 125% poverty guideline. Next questions: Since I have a co-sponsor, and me being the primary sponsor, do I need to show tax forms, when my co-sponsor will be able to show theirs? Goal: Move back to America with my fiancee, with the intentions to Marry within the given 90days, apply for AOS. Situate ourselves for the future; me getting a job and our own place with my son and build a family and future together. Summary: US Embassy in Cambodia clearly states that I need to provide tax documents but only my co-sponsor can provide it for the i134 affidavit. Would this issue be setting us back? I'm very worried about this and have been stressing. Any advice are very welcomed and those who have experienced a similar situation, especially here in Phnom Penh, please do share. Thanks in advanced for taking the time to read and reply back.
  18. Hi all, how do you determine the poverty guideline. I understand the income part, but how do you determine the person in the household part? For example, I plan to have a co sponsor, there are 3 other people in the household, including her, makes 4 total, but only 1 person is dependent on her. So for the guideline, would this be rated at 4 people in the household or 2? Also for the i134 affidavit, do you need to make 100% or 125% of the poverty guideline. Please help clarify as I have read different information about this and nothing is stated in the i134 affidavit instructions. Thanks.
  19. Hi all, I've had a look around (including the USCIS site) but as with many things I've found differing advice. Basically my fiancée is in California and I am in the UK, so we're gathering our stuff for her to submit the I-129 within the next few weeks. The complication is that she is currently out of work. In order to meet the required income (both for the K-1 and for herself) she will likely need to be both employed and self-employed. She is getting her self-employed work underway at the moment (employment is a trickier issue as she'll be having to move to a different city at some unknown point over the next couple of months). My questions are: Am I right in thinking she will have to send me proof of her income which I will then present at my visa interview in London? How lenient are they likely to be given how relatively recent her income will be at that point? (Some say she'll need at least three months of the minimum required, others six, others don't say). Once the NOA2 comes through how much time will I have to apply & get the interview (ie. will there be any leeway to give it an extra month or so)? Thanks in advance for your help.
  20. My K1 visa interview is next week. I have just reviewed all my documents in preparation. I noticed the letter my US fiance (petitioner) has sent as supporting documentation for i134 from his employer.. it does not include whether his position is temporary or permanent. (FYI - its permanent) Is this essential for it to include whether temp or permanent? All it states is his full name, the start date of his employment, his job title, office location and his current salary - and then the HR manager's contact details for further queries (HR manager provided the letter). Also, this letter is a print out copy as he emailed it to me - but it is on his employer's headed paper with company logo etc. Will this letter will be acceptable? He has also sent me his W2 for 2016 and 2017 and bank statement for the past month showing payments from his employer going in every 2 weeks. He does not have a copy of his 2015 W2 as was in the military at the time and has since lost the paperwork. FYI - he earns above the income poverty level and has consistently since 2015 so I know this wont be an issue. Im stressing and panicking that the employment letter isnt right. I just want everything to be correct. Thanks in advance everyone
  21. Hi all! My fiance's father has kindly agreed to be our joint sponsor and has filled out the i134 for me to take to my interview. It was my understanding that it needed to have a "wet" signature on it, so my fiance mailed the forms to me from the US... but he somehow ended up sending me a photocopy so it is not the wet signature I thought we needed. Do you know if this will be a problem at the London embassy? The signature is very clear and a good copy, but still a copy. Thanks for any advice!
  22. questions about 134 affidavit-of-support 1: How does: "this person is wholly/partially dependant upon me for support" relate to paying child support. In the eyes of the Fed at tax time, I cannot claim said child as a dependant at all, not partially or wholly. The child is never in my household. Should I or should I not list this child on the 134 form? 2: Regarding Income/Assets. I (sponsor and USC) am a self employed artist. I own my own home and owe nothing. I have a few, older vehicles. I live off grid with virtually no bills, and do not receive public aid of any sort. a: what counts as personal property and do I have to have it assessed (let's say I had a coin collection worth 20, 000 and wanted to list it at 5,000 to be safe. is this usable?). b: real estate. how is this based? Tax assessed value of my place is 46,000. Actual sale value is closer to 75,000. c: For taxes filed, I showed 11,888. d: When is the Bank statement based? Should we collectively put funds into one US account to show on the 134? e: Are special circumstances ever considered (like provable not having normal bills?). Summary of point 2: does it look like I'll make the cut as a sponsor?!? THANK YOU!
  23. Hello, im filling out the i134 form in preparation for my fiancé's interview. I'm currently working abroad and living with my fiancé, here in Taiwan. So I'm not sure what I should write for the employment section, because it is not income from the USA. Also, I will leave the position after she is approved. Should I write in my current position, or say none? I can't bring in any documents confirming my employment, because my employment pays hourly and I'm worried alerting them to my intentions could lead to less income. I'll be using my mother as the cosponsor, and already have all of her forms and supporting documentation. For myself I have three years of tax statements, a statement from my bank showing my account balance, and a statement showing how much money I have in my 401k in the states. I should also mention the document from my bank and 401k are not signed by a financial officer. As we are relying on my mother for the financial support, will this cause any problems? thanks, Jacob
  24. I am a bit confused as to which affidavit of support to fill out for a I-129f petition my fiancé is in the Dominican republic and I just want to have the papers ready and filled out to make the process as fast as possible on my end. I am unsure if I should file the I-864 affidavit or the I-134 affidavit and what type of evidence do they ask for to back up the affidavit of support. please help.
  25. Hi everyone, Just filed the I-129F and I'm looking ahead to next steps. For the affidavit of support, I'm just wondering if last year's tax return is necessary. My income is well above the poverty line, but I began this job in May and therefore my last tax return will not reflect my current employment. I was a graduate student for the past two years and only worked part-time (would not meet the poverty line I believe with my part-time income). Any help is appreciated! Thanks, Kailyn