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I-864 Affidavit of Support Joint Sponsor

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I am hoping you guys can give me some insight. After numerous communication with UCIS, I still am unsure of what to do. My husband and I just received our second RFE regarding the I-864. A little background is that my husband is adjusting his status from an F-1 visa. I just graduated college in May but I have always maintained a job but never more than $8-9/hr. In September, I started a new job that pays enough to qualify me to sponsor for my husband. However, my previous year's tax return do not reflect my ability to support him. Will we need a joint sponsor? I have sent in my pay stubs and I will not receive a tax return showing my income for this year until this year. They keep requesting tax stubs from me and income verification, which I keep sending in. I am afraid that I will just keep being in this loop of sending in information. When will they let me know if I need a joint sponsor? My income is enough to support us but I can't "prove" it outside of paystubs.

Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated.

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I don't believe they will tell you "You need a joint sponsor". They will continue to give you RFEs or even eventually deny it.

Just get a joint sponsor who can provide the information/tax returns needed.

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I don't believe they will tell you "You need a joint sponsor". They will continue to give you RFEs or even eventually deny it.

Just get a joint sponsor who can provide the information/tax returns needed.

Thank you. That is what I figured would happen. Do you know if the I-864 application affects EAD/AP process?

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If you have paystubs along with a letter from your employer - that should be enough. I sent a copy of a 2015 tax return that didn't make enough (as I only worked part of the year), a letter from my employer and 6 of my last paystubs and we did not get an RFE (we already have EAD/AP).

It can be hard to prove it if you haven't filed a recent tax return yet. Depending on when you got the RFE - you could also wait to respond until you file taxes for 2016 to prove the updated income.

If you have an RFE prior to getting the EAD/AP - it will delay the process.

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