I-134 Affidavit of Support (Notarized) (Sponsor)
This was mine (Pamela). The affidavits of Support are supposed to
only be needed at the
Consulate, when your fiancé(e) goes for their interview,
but I have met more than one
person who sent in their K-1 without it, and it was requested of
them before approval
would be given. This is another case where it is better to be safe
I-134 Affidavit of Support (Notarized) (Co-Sponsor)
We had to use a co-sponsor, as my income was not above the poverty
(bummer, huh?) Your income level must be above 125% the current
poverty level in
order to qualify. Assets can be counted towards this also. The following
are taken directly from the INS homepage : http://www.ins.usdoj.gov/
That is the current poverty level?
The poverty level announced in the March 10, 1997, Federal Register
for the contiguous
United States is $7,890 for a family unit of one person, with $2,720
added for each
additional person. At the 125 percent level, these amounts are $9,862
respectively. Under the new income requirements, a sponsor would
need to have an
annual income of $20,062 to support four persons. In 1996, the poverty
Alaska is $9,870 for one person with an increment of $3,400 for
person; the figures for Hawaii are $9,070 and $3,130. Sponsors living
in these States
would need to have incomes at least 125 percent of these levels.
How is household size determined?
Household size for purposes of the affidavit of support includes
the sponsor and
anyone related to the sponsor by birth, marriage, or adoption living
in the sponsor's
residence for at least 6 months, dependents listed on the sponsor's
tax return for the most recent tax year, immigrants previously sponsored
on the new
affidavit of support if the support obligation has not terminated,
and the persons
sponsored in the current affidavit of support (the principal immigrant
accompanying spouse and/or children.)
Form I-129F Petition for Alien Fiancé WITH Attachment
The attachment is from 129F, part b, line 19; proof of relationship
Someone on the newsgroup (again, I can’t remember who!) added this.
remember correctly, it apparently came from the Texas office as
a guideline for
1. How and when you met
2. How long you have known the beneficiary
3. How long you have been corresponding with the beneficiary
4. Submitted proof of correspondences
5. Submitted photographs of the beneficiary and yourself
6. Have you met the beneficiary’s family?
7. Religious backgrounds
8. Does the beneficiary speak and understand your language?
9. What are the beneficiary’s hobbies and interests?
10. What are your hobbies and interests?
11. What arrangements have been made for the wedding?
12. When do you intend to enter into a lawful marriage with the
This is the format we used, but once again, there are many ways to
Form G325A Biographic Information of Petitioner
Please be careful to make sure that you use the words “none” or “no”
“N/A” where stated!!!! This is very important, as it will stall
They will send a new letter, asking for more information if you
don’t do it correctly.
Also, very important….down on the bottom left hand side of the form
is a little
box that says “This form is submitted in connection with application
the choices are Naturalization, Status as Permanent Resident, or
sure and check the “Other” box and specify K-1 visa!!!!
Form G325A Biographic Information of Beneficiary
This is the ONE FORM that your Alien Fiancée(e) must personally
best time to do this is when you are together, as it saves having
to mail it to
them, get it back, etc., if at all possible.
***Take note that the amount charged for the K-1 was changed from
$75 dollars to
$95 dollars in October 1998. This change was NOT shown on the
I129F form that
we filled out, but they will not even look at your case without
the correct amount in there.