My fiance and I were married in the States at the beginning of October, and we filed for AOS, EAD, and AP together shortly after. The received date on all three NOA1s was Oct 25th 2017.
My fiance had his biometrics appointment yesterday on Nov 24th, and we also received the yellow Request for Initial Evidence (RFE) in the mail the same day.
It is asking for evidence of sponsor's income, even though we followed USCIS instructions for the I-485 and I-864 word for word.
I sponsored my fiance-now-husband for the AOS, with an income which is more than sufficient to meet the 125% Poverty Guidelines for our family size.
However as my income is foreign-earned, I asked my Dad to be a joint-sponsor for his AOS. My Dad's income is also above the 125% Poverty Guidelines for his family size.
Both myself and my father included with the application our 2016 Federal Tax returns, W2 (I provided a foreign form equivalent to the W2), and letters from each of our employers detailing position, salary, and start date of employment.
I'd like to share what the RFE asks for, and maybe get a little feedback on whether you guys think they are asking for information from the Sponsor or the Joint Sponsor in this case?
The RFE says:
The petitioner/sponsor lists their current income on Form I-864 as an amount to be considered as sufficient; however, no evidence has been submitted as proof of current income. Submit evidence of the petitioner/sponsor's current income. Such evidence should include:
- Pay stubs or other documentation of pay for the previous six months
- Evidence of other income, such as tax exempt interest, qualified dividends, IRA distributions, pension, annuities, social security benefit (only SSA-1099 and/or SSDI-1099)
Letter of employment containing the following:
- Date of employment
- Nature of job
- Yearly salary earned
- Number of hours per week worked
- Prospects for future employment and advancement
Any help on understanding whether it is my income (Sponsor) or the Joint Sponsor who needs to submit these documents again?