I have a question regarding I-864. I'm the petitioner that lives abroad with my wife. I filed I-130 for her which got approved and now we are gathering documents for NVC.
I could really use some clarification or help about Affidavit of Support for that I have to fill out.
Brief background : I'm living in my wive's country for almost 3 years now and for the whole time I've been working as a Graphic Design freelancer from home. I don't make enough in order to be able to meet minimum requirements to sponsor my wife, that's why we have one joint sponsor who agreed to file I-864 as well. She lives and works in the USA so there are no problems with that. We have all the financial proof that she meets all the requirements.
I was planning to still try to file my taxes as a self employed but I'm not sure if I should waste money on that since we have a joint sponsor. I'm a little confused on what to write on my I-864.
Here, I found this : ''Note: for petitioners living and working abroad, put $0 for the question on current income (unless your income will continue, then put the amount). In either case, include an employment letter with all the details and if your job will NOT continue, make sure it is stated as such in the letter. It'd also be a good idea to mention this in the cover letter.''
Is anyone here who had the same experience as a petitioner living abroad and needing to establish domicile and file I-864.
I'm confused - Should I actually put $0 for the question on the current income or not? And if I do, do I still need to file my taxes?
Any actual input on this would be greatly appreciated.