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Should I include my parents in Household size, Form I-864

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Hello Everyone, I am sponsoring my wife to come to USA. I am a full time student and I work part time. Therefore my income is not enough to sponsor her. My brother-in-law will be joint sponsor and will fill out his own I864, Since his own income meets the poverty guideline limitation. While I was filling I864 i was confused in part 5 of household size question. I live with my parents but I won't be using their income to sponsor my wife because My mom is unemployed and my father and my income combined does not meet poverty guideline limits. so My brother-in-law will be joint sponsor.

So should I include them in line 7 (if you siblings, parents with the same principal residence who are combining their income with yours by submitting I864a, enter the number here). ? I was thinking i do not need to add my parents in this part because I won't be combining their income to meet poverty guideline, even though they are living with me. Is this correct? so my household size will be 2 me and my wife whom I am sponsoring.

Also I filed my own tax return and my parents filed their joint tax return and they claimed me as dependent on their tax return. However I have not claimed anyone dependent in my tax return. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.

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You don;t need to add your parents, unless you claimed them as dependants in your tax return


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Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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As long as your parents aren't being taken care of by you or you haven't claimed them as dependents on your tax return, your household would be just two, you and your fiance.

If you support your parents financially (as in they can't support themselves or you're choosing to take care of them) or claim them on your taxes then you would count them.

Example, my mom will be sponsoring my fiance. My mom lives with her boyfriend but they have seperate finances are merely live together, neither are financially responsible for the other, they don't even share bank accounts or income. So even though my mom lives with him, since she isn't financially responsible for her boyfriend and didn't claim him on her taxes, the only people in the household are my mom and my fiance even though my fiance will be living with myself and my daughter, my MOM's household number for sake of the paperwork is still two. She is financially responsible for herself, and my fiance.

Look at the term household as "How many people will the sponsor be financially responsible for". If they have children they support 100% and claim, then those children AND the immigrant get added. But if they live in a house of 8 people, and do not support any of the other 7 people then they simply count as "one" person of the household.

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*More detailed timeline in profile!*
 
Relationship:     Friends since 2010, Together since 2013
 

Spoiler

Met online: June 2010
Started dating: March 20, 2013
Engaged: November 27, 2014
Married: Feburary 20, 2016



The K-1 Process:    Done in 208 days                                               
 

Spoiler

04/27/15- NOA1 Recieved                                                    
06/02/15 - NOA2 Recieved
09/22/15 - Interview       (221g for more documents (a SECOND cosponsor), see profile for more details!)                                            
11/09/15 -  ISSUED!!                                                              
11/10/15 - Passport received                                                
02/20/16 - Wedding!              


                                                
 AOS   Done in 77 days                                                                            
 

Spoiler

04/08/16 - I-485, I-765, I-131 AOS Application recieved by USCIS
04/12/16 - 3 NOA1's received in mail
05/14/16 - Biometrics for AOS and EAD
06/27/16 - I-485 Case to changed to "New Card being produced"  (Day 77)
06/27/16 - I-485 Case changed to Approved! (Day 77)
06/30/16 - I-485 Case changed to "My Card has been mailed to me!"
07/05/16 - Green Card received in mail! 

 



ROC 

05/09/18 - Mailed out ROC to CSC

05/10/18 - CSC Signed and received ROC package
06/07/28 - NOA1 

06/11/18 - Check cashed

06/15/18 - NOA received in the mail

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ok got it. thank you very much for your help.

Yup yup!

And don't worry I had the same problem for the most part, asked about the same thing a while back and got good answers. =D


*More detailed timeline in profile!*
 
Relationship:     Friends since 2010, Together since 2013
 

Spoiler

Met online: June 2010
Started dating: March 20, 2013
Engaged: November 27, 2014
Married: Feburary 20, 2016



The K-1 Process:    Done in 208 days                                               
 

Spoiler

04/27/15- NOA1 Recieved                                                    
06/02/15 - NOA2 Recieved
09/22/15 - Interview       (221g for more documents (a SECOND cosponsor), see profile for more details!)                                            
11/09/15 -  ISSUED!!                                                              
11/10/15 - Passport received                                                
02/20/16 - Wedding!              


                                                
 AOS   Done in 77 days                                                                            
 

Spoiler

04/08/16 - I-485, I-765, I-131 AOS Application recieved by USCIS
04/12/16 - 3 NOA1's received in mail
05/14/16 - Biometrics for AOS and EAD
06/27/16 - I-485 Case to changed to "New Card being produced"  (Day 77)
06/27/16 - I-485 Case changed to Approved! (Day 77)
06/30/16 - I-485 Case changed to "My Card has been mailed to me!"
07/05/16 - Green Card received in mail! 

 



ROC 

05/09/18 - Mailed out ROC to CSC

05/10/18 - CSC Signed and received ROC package
06/07/28 - NOA1 

06/11/18 - Check cashed

06/15/18 - NOA received in the mail

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