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  • IzEFunni
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    • December 15, 2011, 09:35:38 am
    • SKorea
Brining my Korean Wife to Work in the US
« on: July 24, 2013, 10:32:51 pm »

Here's the overall review,
http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/marrying-citizen-south-korea-how-get-green-card-your-new-spouse.html

We have already gone to the embassy and are on packett 3... I don't make enough money because I'm here. The irony is she is a CNA and licensed in CA and was licensed in New York, and probably will make more money than me if she can work in the USA. The Nursing industry is hard to get a job, and waiting out with savings is a bad idea.

The issue is, after packet 3, you have to find financial sponsor; this usually means the spouse, but again no income in the us, and Iím exempt because I make less than $97,000 USD.

http://world.time.com/2013/01/31/mister-taxman-why-some-americans-working-abroad-are-ditching-their-citizenships/

Can you claim more than one sponsor? Iím researching this because family who will help doesnít make enough alone, unless you combine their income. And, they are scared of the US charging them if my wife falls below poverty and need service like SSI or *gasp, welfare. 

Still, I think may have to file taxes as well. Thereís a lot more research Iíve done I did not post because I would like some feedback.

So any thoughts?
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  • ukukuk
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    • June 26, 2013, 12:09:23 pm
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Re: Brining my Korean Wife to Work in the US
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2013, 09:18:33 am »
Sorry for not adding anything but will be watching this thread with interest as the UK govt just made it more or less impossible to go back with your foreign spouse unless youre rich (of course)


Re: Brining my Korean Wife to Work in the US
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2013, 10:30:12 am »
We will be facing this same BS soon.

Here is my plan:

http://www.lottorich.co.kr/?xad=powerlink_


Good luck!


  • IzEFunni
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    • December 15, 2011, 09:35:38 am
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Re: Brining my Korean Wife to Work in the US
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2013, 11:31:04 pm »
@ukukuk, yeah, sorry to hear that. Some GI's end up moving and working in another country just to be with their wife.

@Thunderlips,
Supposedly if you are married to a US citizen and your wife goes with you to the US, you can claim her, lol, yup I said it, claim her as your wife. This is in combination with the 30 day travel allowance on any electric passport with participating countries. Now, the balls of the thing is she won't be able to work legally, and you'll have to take care of her until it get's sorted. If you get a chance you can ask a lawyer.
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  • IzEFunni
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    • December 15, 2011, 09:35:38 am
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Re: Brining my Korean Wife to Work in the US
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2013, 12:03:39 pm »
Well countinuing the process, here's the legal documents needed to prove financila means for the spouse or family...

http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_3183.html


Also some Q and A with the US embassy in Seoul...

1.) If we do pass the last step, and she gets her green card, then how long
do we have to move to the US?
2.) If we don't pass, how long do we have to wait to reapply?
3.) For joint accounts can they be korean or foriegn becuase I have yet to
find a bank in the US that will let me sign her as a cosigner becuase she
does not have a tax ID, green card, or SSN.
Origin:     Email
Case Reason:     Some questions...
Public Response:     Thank you for your e-mail inquiry,

1. If you get the immigrant visa, you have to move before the immigrant visa expires. The immigrant visa validity is limited to the validity of the medical examination. The medical exam is valid for 6 months. If a Class A or B TB condition exists, the medical exam is valid for 3 months from the time the evaluation is completed.

2. If you fail to pass the interview, you may be refused at once or be given a 221g letter requiring more documents be submitted. If refused, you can reapply at any time as you wish by starting all the process again. If given a 221g letter, you will need to submit the requested documents within 12 months from the interview date.

3. If you are asking After Visa Approval and Issuance questions, please visit http://www.ustraveldocs.com/kr/kr-iv-issuance.asp. If you want to know how to prepare financial documents for your immigrant visa application, please visit http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_3183.html.

We hope this information helps, contact us again freely in case of any other inquiries. More information on US visa application please visit http://www.ustraveldocs.com/kr.

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  • ryang419
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    • October 02, 2013, 04:26:30 pm
    • seoul
Re: Brining my Korean Wife to Work in the US
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2013, 05:15:32 pm »
IzEFunni - thank you for your post !!
Im in the process,

1. I just got my "affidavit of eligibility for marriage" from the embassy and translated in korean.
(attached below) shoutout to bb and izus

2. Plan on going to local guchon office to get our hon-in-shin-go with a witness to register and be legal in korea.

3.Than go back to the embassy with all the paperwork, apply for the immigrant visa (which i believe is the equivalent to a green card.

4. Apply for IR-1(I-130, G325a) with the USCIS (which is at the US embassy but side entrance near KT Square)


I got this information from the CIS officer (02-397-4114) and this link 
http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/marrying-citizen-south-korea-how-get-green-card-your-new-spouse.html
http://www.visajourney.com/content/i130guide1

i have yet to complete any of the above besides step 1....
if theres anything i should be aware of or need to know before, it would be greatly appreciated
any information or feedback would be great!!!!

lost...
« Last Edit: October 02, 2013, 05:45:42 pm by ryang419 »


Re: Brining my Korean Wife to Work in the US
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2013, 06:56:13 am »
Hi. I also have Nclex Rn certificate.
Actually I don't know about immigration law .
But if your wife work in the USA, she need to go to university.
Actuall experience!

Maybe she have to go to BSN course in the university.
It is good idea and cheap.
My friend who has green card also failed interview to the hospital. She just care baby at home. Huh

Good luck to yours.


Re: Brining my Korean Wife to Work in the US
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2013, 04:23:15 pm »
You DO NOT need to make $97K.  You are confusing the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion with the Minimum Income Requirements for Use in Completing Form I-864.   You only need to meet the poverty guidelines.

I highly recommend ordering an IRS tax transcript for the previous three years (only the previous year is required by USCIS), as it is easy and free and you will not need to provide any other IRS forms pertaining to income (i.e. you won't need W-2 and 1099).  Order here.

USCIS will understand that you have an income here in Korea, and your IRS tax transcript will show that you earned money abroad.  Your gross net income may be $0, but that does not mean they think you actually earned $0.  My wife's visa was approved and I listed $0 for the past three years.

**All of this, of course, can be done if you have correctly filed your taxes for (at least) the previous three years.  If you haven't, do it immediately.**

If anyone has other questions or concerns, please PM me.  The process is not nearly as bad as it seems, and people will help you if you ask for it!


  • dragoneyes
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    • July 28, 2013, 09:53:01 pm
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Re: Brining my Korean Wife to Work in the US
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2013, 05:29:11 pm »
just as a warning, don't get scammed like we did, the US embassy told us to and had us process my husband's i-130, 8 months passes and nearly 2,000 dollars later we find out they never turned in any paperwork to the US so as far as the US government was concerned we had done nothing.  Also they tried to deny my husband a visa, they are not allowed to approve or deny spouse visa's (I-130).  After speaking to both immigrations in the states and the state department they admitted that some embassies are corrupt.  SO if you want to bring your spouse to the US only apply directly through the US immigrations lock box in chicago, do not go through the embassy in Seoul.  The only option we had was to start all over again but now the US government decided to shut down, what timing, so god knows how long it will delay it at this rate.  Also the embassy denied my husband the visa waiver to fly in the US and since they did that it couldn't be reversed so now my husband can't even visit the states until his visa comes through.  Just wanted to warn anyone wanting to take their spouse to the US.


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Re: Brining my Korean Wife to Work in the US
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2020, 12:46:22 pm »
Background

My wife and I live in Korea. I am an American citizen and my wife is a Korean citizen. We want to complete the green card process here in Korea and then move to America next year. My question is about the Affidavit of Support (Form I-864). 

I currently work here in Korea and earn no US income. Of course, when we get back to America, Iíll earn more than the 125% poverty-line stipulation. But when we apply for the visa, my US income will be 0. (I have been filing taxes each year that Iíve been here, reporting my foreign income).

My question:

Has anyone been approved for the VISA with zero us income?


Re: Brining my Korean Wife to Work in the US
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2020, 12:58:54 pm »
Background

My wife and I live in Korea. I am an American citizen and my wife is a Korean citizen. We want to complete the green card process here in Korea and then move to America next year. My question is about the Affidavit of Support (Form I-864). 

I currently work here in Korea and earn no US income. Of course, when we get back to America, Iíll earn more than the 125% poverty-line stipulation. But when we apply for the visa, my US income will be 0. (I have been filing taxes each year that Iíve been here, reporting my foreign income).

My question:

Has anyone been approved for the VISA with zero us income?

First off the USCIS is currently on pause with interviews until the 'Rona virus abates. They will use your tax returns to establish your income, so it won't be zero. Make sure you are filing taxes correctly. If you are under the minimum earning you will need to find a sponsor to act as the financial support for your application. Good luck!

https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/uscis-response-covid-19



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    • Uiwang
Re: Brining my Korean Wife to Work in the US
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2020, 01:12:13 pm »
Brining your wife is a real pickle.
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


  • oglop
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    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
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Re: Brining my Korean Wife to Work in the US
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2020, 01:22:22 pm »
Brining your wife is a real pickle.
is brining the best way to store a wife? i guess you could ferment instead


  • dippedinblush
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    • November 21, 2013, 11:15:05 am
    • Yangpyeong, South Korea
Re: Brining my Korean Wife to Work in the US
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2020, 10:31:29 pm »
Brining your wife is a real pickle.

HAHAHAHAHA


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Re: Brining my Korean Wife to Work in the US
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2020, 09:43:39 pm »
trump plans to stop ALL immigration to the US.

"In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!" Mr. Trump tweeted.



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Re: Brining my Korean Wife to Work in the US
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2020, 06:06:14 am »
Not likely to affect family members.

Quote
President Donald Trump on Tuesday will unveil an order to temporarily block most people from receiving permanent work visas in the United States, according to a person familiar with the plan.

But the order, issued as a pause lasting from 30 to 90 days, includes major exemptions. So-called essential workers, including health care workers, will still be able to receive green cards, as will nuclear family members. And, notably, the administration will also continue processing visas for temporary workers, the biggest source of immigration at the moment

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/21/trump-immigration-green-card-coronavirus-198498