Hello Vjers, I need help from experience members regarding my AOS application.Our household income is $5000 short of the required income for a household of 6. My mother inlaw who is also a joint sponsor has a property worth $30000(thirty thousand) and I also have saving of $8000(eight thousand). My questions are;(1) can I use my savings to make up for the shortage. (2) I know we can use asset to make up but do we need to add any evidence of the asset (Land) with the I-864 form? I hope someone who has gone through this process can help in answering the questions. Thanks.
I'm currently filing out the I-864 and my wife doesn't have tax returns. She has been a student and working on the side for her dad in 2010 and 2011. She lived abroad with me, as an exchange student, in 2012. The accountant of her dads business said that she doesnt have tax returns because she was claimed as a dependant in 2010 and 2011, and because she didnt work in 2012. So, her dad filed out a I-864 to sign a co-sponsor.
But we still need to fill a I-864 for her right? So we're filling that out right now, but now I'm wondering what I should enter at question [i]#25 Federal income tax return information[/i]? Do I fill in the years 2012, 2011 and 2010 with $0? Or do I just skip it all together? I certainly don't have to check any of the checkboxes right?
I'm going to add a letter to explain it, but I'm really wondering what I should do on the form. On the one hand, it's asking for Federal income tax return information so I'm thinking I should skip it. On the other hand I've read that you should never skip a question. I really don't want to get an RFE over this. What do you advice?
Here is the situation;
-Arrived on a K1 May, 2012
-Obtained I-765 on Sept 15, 2012
-Started working in the US on Otcober 1, 2012
-Obtained GC on December 10, 2012
Want to file jointly for 2012 but I have a daul status for 2012. For the period of Jan-May 2012, I was not in the US and I paid already those taxes. Anyone in a similar situation? How were you able to file jointly with a dual status?
What do I need to write on the envelope besides the address and our address and WHERE?
I read somewhere to put the nature of the contents on the envelope, so I should write " ORIGINAL SUBMISSION" somewhere and the "I-485 and I-130" ?
Stupid question but I have no clue ..
Also I am sending it with USPS EXPRESS MAIL to this address
There's this financial planning topic in the "your new life here" section. Which has me thinking about planning. We live in an area where housing is very expensive, but I'd like to own a house someday, especially if we move to Europe eventually. How is the house-buying process different there? And what sort of saving/planning can one do?
If we did get a house/condo/closet (ha) here, what are the tax implications of selling and buying abroad?
I'm sure you all get sick of the endless amounts of questions about using the VWP to visit our loved ones. I know it all comes down to the person at the border, I know the rule of thumb and I'm aware of the burden of proof when it comes to ties to the home country. On the other hand lots of you must know how paranoid you can get after reading the horror stories posted online. We're not talking holidays here; these are the only moments we can spend with our other halves. That's why I really would appreciate it if people with experience with travelling back and forth can take a look at the schedule below, and tell me if my worries are all for nothing.
The plan is to get married (in the US, on VWP) in August, and then move back to NL together. Before then I obviously need to visit a little more often to get everything arranged. I always bring letters that I'm indeed an active student at my university, letters of both of my parttime jobs, a letter of the realtor which states that I'm still paying my rent and all the documents regarding the wedding. I seem to get less questions every time I enter, but I'm still scared to death each time.
We had out interview last week and things went well. Aside from our interview person being a bit cold and a little rude. She asked why we didn't submit an I-130, I explained that we had and that it was approved in Jan. I gave her the copy of our letter and showed her the original. I then went on to explain why we adjusted status instead of hubby going home (health issues with daughter). She asked a few questions about my daughter's health. She went over the I-485 asking the basic questions that you answer yes/no to. She never once brought up an issue or problem. At the very end she said "Well since the I-130 is approved already I don't really need to do anything, you approved. However, I will need to email the NVC to make sure they have the I-130 and that is all in order". I asked her how long that would take and she said "Not long, I will email them as soon as you leave, you can expect your card in about 4 weeks". We thanked her and left. It has been a week now and we haven't heard a word! Status online hasn't changed or been touched. Should we be worried or is this normal for them? I'm trying not to worry but adjusting from VWP makes me a bit paranoid about things lol
I have a question for a rather specific situation. Please let me explain:
A couple filing for a CR-1 visum, with petitioner and beneficiary living and working abroad in a country that has a tax treaty with the US. Due to the nature of the tax treaty, the [i]adjusted gross income[/i] (line 37 on US tax return) as listed on the US tax returns is a negative number, while actual income is well above the needed poverty guideline.
Is it indeed correct to fill out this negative number for question 25 of form I-864 (Affidavit of support)?
I know that form I-864 is straightforward and literally says
[indent][i]My total income (adjusted gross income on IRS form 1040EZ) as reported on my federal tax returns for the most recent three years was:[/i][/indent]
, but I'd still appreciate confirmation from people who've also had to fill out a negative number here. Just, you know, for peace fo mind.
If we do fill out this negative number, is an explanation for this number needed, or will the answers to the other questions on form I-864 (23,24) plus the copied tax returns ensure a proper understanding of our income situation by NVC?
Is it wise to also list assets in this scenario, or is it unnecessary if the current actual income of our family is well above the poverty guideline?
It was worth the waiting finally we got married last week on the k1 visa . Now i am filling all the papers needed for the next step AOS/ green card.
I want to use my husbands name but on my passport and k1 file is my maiden name. I would like to have my husbands name on my green card. Has anybody did this before how do i deal with this do i use my maiden name on the forms or do i use my husbands name ?
my wife (perm.resident in US for 4.5 years) has petitioned for me an I-130 to the Californian Service center (WAC).
It was received on [b]Jan 6th 2012[/b] and (as of 2/1/13) the case still has status Initial Review (NOA1).
So far no updates received from WAC and it's now [b]12 months[/b] since filing. We called once and got a letter stating that the petition was received in good order and that they will do their best.
An immigration lawyer told us that there's nothing we can do to expedite - is that true?
I've recently married my American wife and now we've started with the paperwork for my visa. Right now I've got a question about the affidavit of support (AOS).
My wife just recently graduated college and has not had a job with income over the last few years, so her mom is doing the AOS. I'm guessing that her mom is 'the only joint sponsor' on the first part of the form. I'd like to know if my wife has to fill out an AOS too even though she hasn't had an income over the last few years.
My husband and I just got married and are now trying to submit the I-485, but we're a little unsure of the filing fee and wanted to confirm with you knowledgable people here
I read the instructions for the form and it says $985... I may just be in shock, looking for a way out, searching for that glimmer of hope here, that I read something wrong! Though I think I know the grizzly truth, could someone that's been through the process give me a little info? Thanks!
I know we switched from the I-130 process over to AOS here but I just wanted to share the news and to add hope to any other Sept filers. Our I-130 was approved yesterday!!! Good luck to everyone that is still waiting. I hope you get approved soon!
I've recently married my American wife and I'm starting my green card application. Because we're moving out of state in about a month, I'm waiting with filing the application until that. In the meanwhile I want to get my medical examination before we move, just to get it over with. Will there be any problems with different addresses on my forms?
I've read through a lot of the forum topics here but I just wanted to make sure that an idea we had would work out. My Dutch husband and I got married spontaneously last year in the US while he was on his 2nd Visa Waiver Program visit of the year, and he returned home in August and has remained there since. I got to visit him in December and had a really great time. Now I finally have a good job and can afford to sponsor him and pay for tickets and visas. It seems like it is a possibility that he can come and visit me on the VWP again, and then I can file the I-130 and at least spend some of the waiting time together before he has to return to make his medical and interview in the Netherlands, as long as he can show ties to home, such as phone bills and a return ticket. He has never overstayed his 90 days. Is this a reasonable possibility? Are there any problems you'd think we'd encounter? Any advice is very appreciated. Thanks in advance.
My hubby and I are planning a vacation that will include his parents and my parents from the United States to the Netherlands. My hubby has not received the interview date.. We are still waiting for NC received.
So, if we planned a vacation around the time he suddenly got the interview date. Can he postpone or change the interview date or is it required to keep on? We want to plan more carefully.