So I am USC filed for my wife (IR-1 visa). So far we have our case pending at NVC for 5 weeks already. I've submitted all forms, paid all fees and mailed all evidence (financial and civil documents). With my I-864 Affidavit of Support form, I included emploeyer letter and tax transcript for most recent year (2016). When I filed my 2016 taxes in March, my accountant submitted everything electronically through software and he could not put NRA when filing as married, so I filed as single. I will amend my taxes when my wife is here, however, on my tax transcript it says "single". I have read a lot of topics here on VJ and online, and some people said it should not be a problem for NVC and CO. Again, everything is already submitted. Can you tell me what to do now:
1) Leave everything as it is and explain to CO that accountant filed electronically with no ability to put NRA and that we will amend taxes (I have this right for 2-3 years since done with taxes)
2) Amend taxes now, wait for it to appear in IRS system, order new transcript and bring to the interview (we are expecting to have it in August, so I have about 2 months for all this)
2) Amend taxes now (takes at least a month) and submit to NVC (it will reset our counter back to 11 weeks)
Last option is sucks so I need to avoid it. Do not tell me "fire your accountant", I know it. As far as I know, the only way to put NRA when filing as married is to file taxes by mail. He's not using TurboTax or something, he filed everything online.
Can someone tell me from their experience, how critical is it to have Single status in tax transcript? I think CO will look at everything else (evidence, marriage certificate, photos, trips together, etc) than this tax document. I make $100K a year so it should be enough for approval.
Appreciate all great answers, thanks.