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When will the $420 or so fee be deducted?

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Hi All,

My husband just arrived in United States and we are assembling everything to mail it in, one of my few concerns though are these:

- When will the $420 or so fee be deducted? and how about the rest of the fees?(we are on a tight budget and want to know when we can put money in so we will have money at the right time)

- Since I am pregnant, will our household size still be considered 2 or does this change to 3 right away? Or it depends when the I-864 will be requested?

To be honest my husband does not meet above the 125% poverty guideline. Even though he is in a modest income, I think we can live off his income as to we intend to live a modest lifestyle as well. I hope this will not hinder us from getting approved since we are just a young couple starting out. We do not have any intention of burdening hardworking taxpayers by being liable to the government.

I hope I could get some answers from your experiences or someone that you know. Thank you so much for your time.

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Checks are cashed typically within few days of sending the package, it's the very first thing they do - take your money.

If the baby isn't born yet, from household size perspective it does not exist.

If your husband doesn't make above 125% poverty line, it most definitely will hinder you from getting approved - but since he seems to be sending I-130 now, he has time to get a co-sponsor or another job to increase income.

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1. Fees are deducted when you pay for them.

2. Your pregnancy does not increase your household number. Once your child is born, then your household count increases by one. You will need to update the I-864 after the birth.

3. Not meeting the 125% poverty level will absolutely hinder the adjustment. It's a common reason for a denial. Go get a Joint Sponsor. You need a Joint Sponsor.

Best of luck

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I'm looking ahead and since you mentioned you're on a budget might as well prepare some moolah for CRBA once the baby is born and also the US passport fee application (I'm assuming your husband is a US citizen).

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