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Questions about I-864! Please help!

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So my husband and I have been filling the I-864 form and we have a few questions regarding the form.



1) In Part 2, Item 2.a., they are asking for the mailing address of the immigrant. Now my address doesn't fit in the space they have provided(people living in India will understand). What do I do? Just put in the smaller version of the address? Or write however much fits into it electronically and then just write the few letters that don't fit using a pen?



2) In Part 6, Item 5: Current Individual Annual Income. The thing is, my husband got a raise in February or March, so his annual income this year would be more than last year. Whereas, his most recent tax transcripts will obviously show the annual income according to his previous salary. Would this create any problems?


Also, my husband got his employment letter from his HR person and on the letter they have mentioned his annual salary, which does not include any of the bonuses he receives every year. So would the number indicated on the letter be his "Current Individual Annual Income"? Or the one mentioned in his W-2's which are obviously for 2014. We are seriously confused about this current annual income thing.



3) Okay this will be the last question, just double checking. We are supposed to put in N/A or NONE in all the fields that are not applicable to us and allow actually typing those things in, right? What about the fields that do not allow N/A or NONE to be typed in? Example: Immigrant's Alien Number(I don't have one yet.) or since what date my husband(the sponsor) is unemployed(he is not unemployed). Do we just write it down using a pen when we print it out? Or do we just put N/A or NONE in all the places it allows us to and leave other things blank?



Thank you so much in advance. I am just concerned and we do not want to get any stupid checklists that will keep me and my husband further apart! Just trying to be really precise here, and would really appreciate any help we can get.


Thank you again.


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30-Dec-2014: Married

19-Jan-2015: I-130 Sent

21-Jan-2015: NOA

16-Jul-2015: NOA 2 (No RFE's! Yayy)

15-Jul-2015: Case sent to NVC

22-Jul-2015: Case received by NVC

5-Aug-2015: Case # and IIN assigned

6-Aug-2015: Filled and submitted DS-261

7-Aug-2015: AOS fee invoiced and paid(Status: In Process)

10-Aug-2015: AOS fees changed to PAID

10-Aug-2015: AOS and IV packages sent

12-Aug-2015: AOS and IV packages received(SCAN DATE)

13-Aug-2015: DS-261 reviewed over the phone

14-Aug-2015: IV fee invoice received

15-Aug-2015: IV fee paid(Status: In Process)

19-Aug-2015: IV fee status changed to PAID

19-Aug-2015: DS-260 completed

21st-Sept-2015: Put on supervisor review :(

03-Nov-2015: Case Complete!!

14-Dec-2015: Interview Day!!!

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1) Go with the smaller version of the address. We just used a lot of shorthand to make the address fit.

2) We used the income stated by the employer and then substantiated this with the most recent pay stubs. It's ok if this amount is different from the W-2 or most recent tax return.

3) If you read the I-864 Instructions, page 2 says "Answer all questions fully and accurately. If an item is not applicable or the answer is “none,” leave the space blank."

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1) Go with the smaller version of the address. We just used a lot of shorthand to make the address fit.

2) We used the income stated by the employer and then substantiated this with the most recent pay stubs. It's ok if this amount is different from the W-2 or most recent tax return.

3) If you read the I-864 Instructions, page 2 says "Answer all questions fully and accurately. If an item is not applicable or the answer is “none,” leave the space blank."

Oh yes, I read that. But I also read on so many topics on Visajourney that even though they say to just leave the space blank for the questions that are not applicable, do not do that. I also read it in Saylin's wiki which is why I was a bit confused.


30-Dec-2014: Married

19-Jan-2015: I-130 Sent

21-Jan-2015: NOA

16-Jul-2015: NOA 2 (No RFE's! Yayy)

15-Jul-2015: Case sent to NVC

22-Jul-2015: Case received by NVC

5-Aug-2015: Case # and IIN assigned

6-Aug-2015: Filled and submitted DS-261

7-Aug-2015: AOS fee invoiced and paid(Status: In Process)

10-Aug-2015: AOS fees changed to PAID

10-Aug-2015: AOS and IV packages sent

12-Aug-2015: AOS and IV packages received(SCAN DATE)

13-Aug-2015: DS-261 reviewed over the phone

14-Aug-2015: IV fee invoice received

15-Aug-2015: IV fee paid(Status: In Process)

19-Aug-2015: IV fee status changed to PAID

19-Aug-2015: DS-260 completed

21st-Sept-2015: Put on supervisor review :(

03-Nov-2015: Case Complete!!

14-Dec-2015: Interview Day!!!

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Hmm, then to be on the safe side, you can include the N/A or none to avoid the checklist.

I don't know if you're using a mac or not but, the "Preview" program allows you to actually put text anywhere on the PDF so you don't have to fill out the space. You can just insert text into the field.

Otherwise, since you'll need to print the form out anyways, you can always use black ink to fill those blanks out.

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Okay! Thank you so much! You are a life saver. :)


30-Dec-2014: Married

19-Jan-2015: I-130 Sent

21-Jan-2015: NOA

16-Jul-2015: NOA 2 (No RFE's! Yayy)

15-Jul-2015: Case sent to NVC

22-Jul-2015: Case received by NVC

5-Aug-2015: Case # and IIN assigned

6-Aug-2015: Filled and submitted DS-261

7-Aug-2015: AOS fee invoiced and paid(Status: In Process)

10-Aug-2015: AOS fees changed to PAID

10-Aug-2015: AOS and IV packages sent

12-Aug-2015: AOS and IV packages received(SCAN DATE)

13-Aug-2015: DS-261 reviewed over the phone

14-Aug-2015: IV fee invoice received

15-Aug-2015: IV fee paid(Status: In Process)

19-Aug-2015: IV fee status changed to PAID

19-Aug-2015: DS-260 completed

21st-Sept-2015: Put on supervisor review :(

03-Nov-2015: Case Complete!!

14-Dec-2015: Interview Day!!!

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