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I-864 vs I-864a

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I have been searching for an answer to my specific question but I cannot find a similar circumstance. If anyone can help me with this, if they have a similar experience, I'd appreciate them sharing.

I am the USC petitioning for my husband. We had to file at the I-130 at the Chicago Lockbox because Santiago, Chile doesn't do DCF anymore :(

Since all of my income is foreign-earned, I cannot include any income on my I-864, as my husband and I do not have enough assets to cover the 3xpoverty level specified for our case.

My parents have agreed to be joint sponsors. I "live" in Chile, but for terms of domicile, my "place of residence" on the I-864 is my parents address in the USA, as I still have all correspondence arriving there, still have my bank account statements going there, etc.

So, my question would be that if I am submitting my I-864 with my "place of residence" as the same address as my parents address, would they fill out the I-864a (for each one of them) being at the same "place of residence", or would it be more appropriate for my father to fill out his own I-864 and my mom attach an I-864a to his I-864?

And, if in the case that he should fill out an I-864, he would include himself, my husband (intending immigrant) and his wife in his household size. And I would fill out myself and my husband (intending immigrant) in my household size?

If anyone has any insight to these questions, it would save me the trouble from a visit to the embassy to ask them directly...though I may have to end up doing so anyways.


USCIS

03/17/2015 I-130 sent to Chicago Lockbox

03/19/2015 I-130 NOA1 (California)

04/15/2015 I-130 NOA2 (27 days)


NVC

04/29/2015 Case received at NVC

05/07/2015 Case Number, IIN assigned

06/01/2015 DS-261 opened, completed

06/04/2015 AOS fee invoiced, paid

06/11/2015 Email received from NVC notifying of acceptance of DS-261

07/06/2015 IV Fee opened

07/20/2015 IV Fee paid

07/27/2015 DS-260 submitted

07/28/2015 AOS & IV packages mailed together

07/30/2015 Scan date for AOS & IV packages

08/20/2015 CASE COMPLETE

08/26/2015 Case Complete email

08/27/2015 Interview Letter received by email

08/31/2015 Case left NVC, "In Transit" to Consulate


EMBASSY

09/01/2015 CEAC shows "Ready" at Consulate

10/07/2015 Interview (rescheduled from 09/16/2015) - 202 days from NOA1 - 48 days from Case Complete

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I was in a similar situation recently.

I filed DCF in Manila and as I live in the Philippines, my income as a physician can't count towards the income requirements. So I also used my parents as joint sponsors and for purposes of domicle, I also used my parent's address.

I filled out an I-864 personally. But as a joint sponsor, my father filled out an I-864 of his own. The dependent size was just two, him and my mother. My mom filled out an I-864a since they file jointly with the IRS and the dependent size listed on the 1040 is just my mother.

I can't remember but I filled out the I-864 in a similar way. Personal I-864 listed 2 (me & the wife) and father's I-864 listed 3 (dad, mom, wife as intending immigrant). Come interview time, we had no questions or problems with the forms filled out this way. (Again since you filed via lockbox, you'll have to send the I-864s to NVC, we just had to bring them interview day) Wife now has visa in hand.


"Ad Astra Per Aspera"

"Audentes Fortuna Adiuvat"

==========

Dec 11, 2014 - Filed I-130 via DCF @ US Embassy Manila (...and we're on the clock...) - Read about my experience filing DCF here > http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/527064-filed-dcf-i-130-for-ir-1-at-us-embassy-manila-aar/

Dec 11, 2014 - NOA1: Not sure what to put here, Dec 11, 2014, Dec 24, 2014 or something in between.

Dec 24, 2014 - NOA2: I called USCIS @ USEM on Jan 5, 2015 and was told the I-130 was approved on Christmas Eve. Thank you Santa!

Jan 13, 2015 - MNL Case Number & Packet 3 Received via email (I emailed the IV Unit-Manila requesting these on Jan 5, 2015 and Jan 12, 2015)

Jan 21, 2015 - NOA2: Mailed (via PhilPost!) paper/hard copy delivered to our place here in Manila.

Jan 22, 2015 - Packet 3: Mailed (again via PhilPost!) paper/hard copy delivered to out place here in Manila.

Feb 24 & 25, 2015 - Day 1 & Day 2 of Medical @ SLEC. Immunizations given on Day 2, thankfully

Mar 5, 2015 - USEM Interview Appointment - IR-1 Visa Approved! (CEAC Status updated to ISSUED afternoon of interview day)

Mar 10, 2015 - 3pm - Received SMS saying IV Package ready for pickup at 2GO MoA. Picked up at 5pm. (Shipped/Picked Up/In Hand on 3rd Business Day post interview)

Mar 13, 2015 - CFO Manila - Done

==========

Now disposing/selling/giving away/shipping to the US stuff from 14 years in the PHL and 4 years together before heading to POE.

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Excellent, thank you very much for your answer.


USCIS

03/17/2015 I-130 sent to Chicago Lockbox

03/19/2015 I-130 NOA1 (California)

04/15/2015 I-130 NOA2 (27 days)


NVC

04/29/2015 Case received at NVC

05/07/2015 Case Number, IIN assigned

06/01/2015 DS-261 opened, completed

06/04/2015 AOS fee invoiced, paid

06/11/2015 Email received from NVC notifying of acceptance of DS-261

07/06/2015 IV Fee opened

07/20/2015 IV Fee paid

07/27/2015 DS-260 submitted

07/28/2015 AOS & IV packages mailed together

07/30/2015 Scan date for AOS & IV packages

08/20/2015 CASE COMPLETE

08/26/2015 Case Complete email

08/27/2015 Interview Letter received by email

08/31/2015 Case left NVC, "In Transit" to Consulate


EMBASSY

09/01/2015 CEAC shows "Ready" at Consulate

10/07/2015 Interview (rescheduled from 09/16/2015) - 202 days from NOA1 - 48 days from Case Complete

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I was in a similar situation recently.

I filed DCF in Manila and as I live in the Philippines, my income as a physician can't count towards the income requirements. So I also used my parents as joint sponsors and for purposes of domicle, I also used my parent's address.

I filled out an I-864 personally. But as a joint sponsor, my father filled out an I-864 of his own. The dependent size was just two, him and my mother. My mom filled out an I-864a since they file jointly with the IRS and the dependent size listed on the 1040 is just my mother.

I can't remember but I filled out the I-864 in a similar way. Personal I-864 listed 2 (me & the wife) and father's I-864 listed 3 (dad, mom, wife as intending immigrant). Come interview time, we had no questions or problems with the forms filled out this way. (Again since you filed via lockbox, you'll have to send the I-864s to NVC, we just had to bring them interview day) Wife now has visa in hand.

I don't pretend to hijack this post. So manilaraf, can I send you a private message asking you about: "My mom filled out an I-864a since they file jointly with the IRS" ?

Regards.

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Eric & Idalia, go right on ahead. I'll try to answer as best as I can


"Ad Astra Per Aspera"

"Audentes Fortuna Adiuvat"

==========

Dec 11, 2014 - Filed I-130 via DCF @ US Embassy Manila (...and we're on the clock...) - Read about my experience filing DCF here > http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/527064-filed-dcf-i-130-for-ir-1-at-us-embassy-manila-aar/

Dec 11, 2014 - NOA1: Not sure what to put here, Dec 11, 2014, Dec 24, 2014 or something in between.

Dec 24, 2014 - NOA2: I called USCIS @ USEM on Jan 5, 2015 and was told the I-130 was approved on Christmas Eve. Thank you Santa!

Jan 13, 2015 - MNL Case Number & Packet 3 Received via email (I emailed the IV Unit-Manila requesting these on Jan 5, 2015 and Jan 12, 2015)

Jan 21, 2015 - NOA2: Mailed (via PhilPost!) paper/hard copy delivered to our place here in Manila.

Jan 22, 2015 - Packet 3: Mailed (again via PhilPost!) paper/hard copy delivered to out place here in Manila.

Feb 24 & 25, 2015 - Day 1 & Day 2 of Medical @ SLEC. Immunizations given on Day 2, thankfully

Mar 5, 2015 - USEM Interview Appointment - IR-1 Visa Approved! (CEAC Status updated to ISSUED afternoon of interview day)

Mar 10, 2015 - 3pm - Received SMS saying IV Package ready for pickup at 2GO MoA. Picked up at 5pm. (Shipped/Picked Up/In Hand on 3rd Business Day post interview)

Mar 13, 2015 - CFO Manila - Done

==========

Now disposing/selling/giving away/shipping to the US stuff from 14 years in the PHL and 4 years together before heading to POE.

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