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Marriage in Taiwan

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Postby Tigerman » 21 Dec 2002, 19:59

JeffG wrote:
Tigerman wrote:In order to successfully petition the USINS for an immigrant visa for your foreign spouse, you must be able to show that you can financially support your spouse. Generally, this is shown by providing bank records and employment documentation.


Are you sure? I have contacted AIT several times about this issue last year and they have told me very clearly that if we wish to apply for an immigrant visa for my spouse that it will be granted.


I am certain. Remember, US embassies, consulates and the AIT are all staffed by State Department officials and State Department officials on sabbatical, and they often do not understand the US Immigration and Nationality Act the same way that the USINS (which is part of the Justice department) does.

To be eligible to sponsor a relative to immigrate to the US, you must prove that you can support your relative and provide documentation that your income is at least 125% above the US poverty level for your household size, including all sponsored family members.

If you are bringing a relative to live permanently in the US, you must accept legal responsibility for financially supporting this family member. You accept this responsibility and become your relative's sponsor when you complete and sign an affidavit of support. This legally enforceable responsibility remains effective and binding until your relative becomes an US citizen or can be credited with 40 quarters of work (usually 10 years.)

You must complete and submit an affidavit of support, INS Form I-864, if you are bringing a relative to the US (which means that you filed or are filing a Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative).
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Postby JeffG » 21 Dec 2002, 20:15

Hmm you are right, I had overlooked the staffing experience with understanding USINS rules.

Just curious, what is the US poverty level for a family of two anyway?

By the way have you worked for any governmental agency before? You don't have to answer if you don't to.
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Postby Tigerman » 22 Dec 2002, 01:58

JeffG wrote:Just curious, what is the US poverty level for a family of two anyway?


In 2001, two persons, householder under 65 years of age....US$ 11,920

JeffG wrote:By the way have you worked for any governmental agency before? You don't have to answer if you don't to.


If I revealed that I'd have to kill you :wink:

No, I didn't. But I did practice US immigration law for several years prior to returning to Taiwan.
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Postby JeffG » 22 Dec 2002, 12:55

So technically if one can show $14,900 in a bank account then this part of the application should be approved?

So how much did you learn about the US immigration law? What is the success and failure rate?

Thanks.
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Postby panda » 22 Dec 2002, 21:21

I was informed that your salary needs to be 125% of the poverty level. If you are using assets(bank a/c) then you must show 5 times that amount.
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Postby JeffG » 22 Dec 2002, 21:52

Panda,

Upon further reading about this, see http://www.ins.usdoj.gov/graphics/howdoi/affsupp.htm. For 2002, 125% the poverty line is $14,925.
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Postby twocs » 11 Jul 2004, 21:40

The standard South Australian Single Certificate covers a period of ten years. If you want them to search their records for a longer period of time, you must pay extra. Is anyone aware of any reason to get them to issue a certificate that there is no record of marriage for a longer period of time?

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Postby twocs » 10 Sep 2004, 19:24

twocs wrote:The standard South Australian Single Certificate covers a period of ten years. If you want them to search their records for a longer period of time, you must pay extra. Is anyone aware of any reason to get them to issue a certificate that there is no record of marriage for a longer period of time?

I've looked on forumosa and I still haven't found this mentioned.


As if anyone wants to know, we contacted a government office and they said ten years would not do it, because you need to cover all the time in your life when you could get married. Thus, I needed to get a twenty year certificate.
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Re: Marriage in Taiwan

Postby Meilin67 » 27 Oct 2014, 07:37

I am a Filipina and wish to marry a Taiwanese citizen here in Taiwan. What are the documents I need to marry here in Taiwan? Where to get those documents? I'm currently working and I have an ARC.

Please someone give me some information.. Thank you...
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Re: Marriage in Taiwan

Postby Tempo Gain » 27 Oct 2014, 12:31

Info here: http://acs.ait.org.tw/marriage-info.html

There may be differences between different countries, but I don't think so for the marriage itself. The only difference should be how your country handles the "Certificate of No Impediment" intended to prove you aren't married back at home. You should contact your local consulate about this.
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