K1 Visa Financial Requirements

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Sponsors of a K-1 fiancé visa are required to file an I-134 Affidavit of Support and supporting financial documentation. The I-134 Affidavit of Support is not legally binding but is used as evidence that to support that the fiancé will not become a public charge.

The sponsor of a K-1 fiancé visa is required to meet the must meet the financial requirements as required by law. The current requirement is to have a minimum income of 100% of the poverty guideline or five times the amount in personal property, financial assets or real estate.

The amount is determined by the number of people in the family household plus the number of people sponsored and where they will be residing. So if a U.S. citizen will have to include their dependent family members with the sponsored fiancée and any K-2 visa children to determine the minimum income for a household.

The 2014 poverty guideline is listed below for you to calculate if you meet the requirements.

2014 Poverty Guidelines for the 48 Contiguous States and the District of Columbia
Persons in Family or Household

Poverty Guideline

1

$14,580

2

19,660

3

24,740

4

29,820

5

34,900

6

39,980

7

45,060

8

50,140

For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $5,080 for each additional person.

 

2014 Poverty Guidelines for Hawaii
Persons in Family or Household

Poverty Guideline

1

$13,420

2

18,090

3

22,760

4

27,430

5

32,100

6

36,770

7

41,440

8

46,110

For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,670 for each additional person.

 

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