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Does my joint sponsor (Form I-864) need to keep working after I receive the 2-year green card?

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Hi guys,

I am a new member here at VisaJourney. However I have been reading the forum since the beginning of 2015. I am an F1 student. I married to my husband on January, 2015 after 3 years of dating. We filed our AOS in May. I already received my EAD and we gonna have our interview this coming September.

When we filed our I-864 Affidavit of Support, we had to have a joint sponsor because my husband is a student and he doesn't make enough. Everthing is great except my joint sponsor (my mother-in-law) is thinking about going back to school full time (and quit working) in about 1 year. She wants to change her career and I don't want to become the reason for her to not be able to do so.

So my concern is: Does my joint-sponsor on Form I-864 need to keep working to meet the minimum income requirement even after I am approved? (She is willing to sponsor me no matter what). If she quits, will this affect my future application for remove conditions in 2 years?

If she is not allowed to quit working, is it too late to change my joint-sponsor/ add a second joint-sponsor, how can I do so, and should I do that at all (we gonna have our interview in mid September, in less than 3 weeks)?

Thank you so much for your help. I can't seem to find this information anywhere else so I am really confused at the moment.


My AOS Timeline (L)

05/15/15 AOS package sent

05/19/15 AOS Received by USCIS

06/01/15 NOA's hardcopies for I-485, I-765 (still waiting for NOA of I-130, we requested it to be sent again twice now)

06/15/15 Biometrics done

08/05/15 EAD Approval letter

08/14/15 Interview schedule received

08/19/15 EAD card received

09/10/15 We had our interview. Approved on the spot.

09/18/15 Received welcome notice, I-130 approval notice and the official green card in the mail :star:

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She will be fine. You need the sponsorship at the time of your application but after approval there is no minimum the sponsor has to make. :)


 

 

AOS

03/24/11 - Got married in the Boogie-Down Bronx, NYC!
04/21/11 - Mailed I-130,I-765, I-485, I-864 and I-693 - Day 00

04/23/11 - Application delivered - Day 02
04/28/11 - NOA (most forms) - Day 07
05/03/11 - Checks cashed - Day 12
05/31/11 - Biometrics completed in the Bronx, NYC - Day 40
06/24/11 - Received someone else's employment authorization card!!! What the...? - Day 64
07/01/11 - Mailed the poor lady's card back after calling USCIS - Day 71
07/07/11 - Received poor lady's interview notice! What??? - Day 77
07/15/11 - Received my own EAD card - Day 85
08/12/11 - Interview. Approved on the spot! - Day 113
08/18/11 - Received card in the mail - Day 119

ROC
05/28/13 - Mailed I-751 - Day 00

05/30/13 - Application delivered - Day 02

05/31/13 - NOA I-797 - Day 03
06/04/13 - Check cashed - Day 07

06/06/13 - NOA delivered to my home/Biometrics letter generated - Day 09

06/10/13 - Received Biometrics letter in the mail - Day 13

06/27/13 - Biometrics completed in Milwaukee, WI - Day 30

09/10/13 - Application approved! - Day 105

09/14/13 - 10 year Green Card received! - Day 109

Citizenship

05/10/16 - Mailed N-400 - Day 00

05/12/16 - Application delivered - Day 02

05/13/16 - Credit card payment accepted - Day 03

05/17/16 - Received text & email update - Day 07

05/20/16 - Received 1st NOA (dated 05/13/16) & created ELIS acct - Day 10

05/21/16 - Received 2nd NOA (dated 05/16/16) confirming my DOB and address - Day 11

05/22/06 - Biometrics scheduled (online update) and appt letter was mailed on 05/20/16 - Day 12

05/24/06 - Biometrics letter became viewable online (appt scheduled for 06/07/16) - Day 14

05/27/16 - Received Biometrics letter in mail - Day 17

05/31/16 - Was denied walk-in fingerprints with just 1 person left in line. Milwaukee office, boo! - Day 21

06/07/16 - Biometrics completed in Milwaukee, WI - Day 28

12/21/16 - Passed Citizenship test/Interview was successful! - Day 197

01/26/17 - I am a US citizen!!! - Day 233

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Dear Cheezees,

Thank you for the quick response. I feel much better now. I was so stress out about it.

If she quits next year (after I receive the 2 year green card), it should not affect my application for the 10 year green card, is that right? (I haven't look into that process yet)


My AOS Timeline (L)

05/15/15 AOS package sent

05/19/15 AOS Received by USCIS

06/01/15 NOA's hardcopies for I-485, I-765 (still waiting for NOA of I-130, we requested it to be sent again twice now)

06/15/15 Biometrics done

08/05/15 EAD Approval letter

08/14/15 Interview schedule received

08/19/15 EAD card received

09/10/15 We had our interview. Approved on the spot.

09/18/15 Received welcome notice, I-130 approval notice and the official green card in the mail :star:

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That is right. In fact, the sponsor has nothing to do with the I-751 ROC process. And after you get citizenship - sponsor who? Good luck!


 

 

AOS

03/24/11 - Got married in the Boogie-Down Bronx, NYC!
04/21/11 - Mailed I-130,I-765, I-485, I-864 and I-693 - Day 00

04/23/11 - Application delivered - Day 02
04/28/11 - NOA (most forms) - Day 07
05/03/11 - Checks cashed - Day 12
05/31/11 - Biometrics completed in the Bronx, NYC - Day 40
06/24/11 - Received someone else's employment authorization card!!! What the...? - Day 64
07/01/11 - Mailed the poor lady's card back after calling USCIS - Day 71
07/07/11 - Received poor lady's interview notice! What??? - Day 77
07/15/11 - Received my own EAD card - Day 85
08/12/11 - Interview. Approved on the spot! - Day 113
08/18/11 - Received card in the mail - Day 119

ROC
05/28/13 - Mailed I-751 - Day 00

05/30/13 - Application delivered - Day 02

05/31/13 - NOA I-797 - Day 03
06/04/13 - Check cashed - Day 07

06/06/13 - NOA delivered to my home/Biometrics letter generated - Day 09

06/10/13 - Received Biometrics letter in the mail - Day 13

06/27/13 - Biometrics completed in Milwaukee, WI - Day 30

09/10/13 - Application approved! - Day 105

09/14/13 - 10 year Green Card received! - Day 109

Citizenship

05/10/16 - Mailed N-400 - Day 00

05/12/16 - Application delivered - Day 02

05/13/16 - Credit card payment accepted - Day 03

05/17/16 - Received text & email update - Day 07

05/20/16 - Received 1st NOA (dated 05/13/16) & created ELIS acct - Day 10

05/21/16 - Received 2nd NOA (dated 05/16/16) confirming my DOB and address - Day 11

05/22/06 - Biometrics scheduled (online update) and appt letter was mailed on 05/20/16 - Day 12

05/24/06 - Biometrics letter became viewable online (appt scheduled for 06/07/16) - Day 14

05/27/16 - Received Biometrics letter in mail - Day 17

05/31/16 - Was denied walk-in fingerprints with just 1 person left in line. Milwaukee office, boo! - Day 21

06/07/16 - Biometrics completed in Milwaukee, WI - Day 28

12/21/16 - Passed Citizenship test/Interview was successful! - Day 197

01/26/17 - I am a US citizen!!! - Day 233

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