I have a question regarding the consulate requesting 2016 tax transcripts.
I lived abroad with my spouse in 2016. I worked full time in Ecuador and filed US taxes with foreign earned income.
As of 2017, I live in the U.S. and have full time employment where I clearly make over the 125% of poverty line. I sent tax transcripts from 2014, 2015, 2016, a letter from my employer in Ecuador that stated how much I earned from my employment half 2017 in Ecuador and a letter from my current employer in the U.S who I have worked for since Nov 2017. I have a fixed term contract and when summed up my earnings from Ecuador and USA for 2017 also bypass the 125% poverty line. Thus, NVC approved my I-864 and I was never sent a checklist. I called NVC today and they say that I met all the requirements.
Today, the consulate emailed/replied back to an email stating that I need a co sponsor for my spouse because my 2016 taxes say 0. The taxes say zero because I did not earn any money in the U.S., I earned money in Ecuador.
I have been emailing back and forth with the consulate but they can not answer my questions clearly since they can not pre-adjudicate the case before the interview. I understand this. I just want to make sure my husband takes the correct documents and is approved. I can not be with him at the interview, and I am worried that just because of 2016 taxes being zero the CR-1 will be denied- even though it makes no sense when in 2018, I make more than enough to be his sole sponsor.
Anyone gone through this before?