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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Brazil
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Hello...I'm new to the website and the whole immigration-by-marriage process....I'm actually not married yet (the big day is tomorrow!)....I'm currently on an H-1B visa, which makes things a little easier because I'm already in the country and working (oh, yeah, I'm the foreign one of the couple)....we are planning on submitting all the paperwork in January-Early February of next year....

anyway, my main question is regarding the Affidavit of Support (I-864)....I'm currently the breadwinner of our household and my soon to be wife is a graduate student....I know I can use my income to pass the "poverty line test" but I also know that I need to show "proof that my employment will still be available to me once I'm granted permanent residency"....now that is where the issue lies...my current appointment/contract is good through the end of June 2008 and at this point I don't know (and I don't know if my boss knows) that this contract will be renewed....if I were to ask for a letter now, it would probably state that I have a contract that ends 06-30-2008...so what do I submit now?

Also, my fiancee is graduating in May 2008 and will likely begin her employment in August 2008 (she is a school psychologist and follows the school calendar)....so potentially there is a month (July 2008) where neither of us are officially employed....will a job offer letter (for her) suffice if our interview comes up during that time? What happens when we get called up for the interview and our original AOS is out of date?

I would appreciate some advise....

Thanks!


Timeline:

12/15/2007: Wedding

02/11/2008: AOS/EAD/AP/I-130 package sent

02/12/2008: Package received by USCIS

03/21/2008: Received package back (38 days), rejected due to missing signature on I-130 (darn it!!)

03/21/2008: Sent the package back to USCIS

03/23/2008: Package received and signed for by J Morones

03/27/2008: NOA dates

03/28/2008: Checks cleared!

03/29/2008: Received all 4 NOAs in the mail

03/31/2008: All 4 cases are online

04/02/2008: Biometrics letter (appointment for April 15th, 9am)

04/12/2008: Biometrics completed

06/12/2008: AP and EAD approved!

01/30/2009: Green card approved

02/26/2014: N-400 received by USCIS

03/20/2014: Biometrics appointment

06/10/2014: Initial Interview scheduled (request for re-schedule submitted due to pre-planned international travel)

06/13/2014: New interview letter issued for: 07/21/2014

07/21/2014: Interview completed: recommended for approval

07/24/2014: Received e-mail notification, case status: oath ceremony

07/28/2014: Received notice in the mail scheduling Oath Ceremony for 08/05

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
Timeline

This is how you can work this, Wife submits I-864 and provides required financial documents, US Citizen spouse must be primary sponsor, however you can provide I-864A as household member.

PER I-864A

How Can the Intending Immigrant Be Considered a Household Member?

Listed below are two ways that the intending immigrant may be considered to be a household member for the purposes of pooling income with the sponsor to meet the Affidavit of Support requirements:

  • The intending immigrant has the same principal residence as the sponsor and the intending immigrant can establish that his or her income will continue from the same source, even after acquisition of permanent residence.
  • The intending immigrant is the sponsor's spouse and the intending immigrant can show that his or her income will continue from the same source after acquisition of permanent residence.
http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/I-864A.pdf

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It'd be nice if that could apply to K1s, that would solve a lot of problems. If K1s could get EAD for a year instead of 90 days, our spouses could have an income to report.


Just starting the journey, haven't yet filed... Until today(2/12/07)!

K-1

2/12/07 - Mailed I-129F via USPS Priority w/ Delivery Confirmation

2/16/07 - VSC received package

2/22/07 - Check has been deposited, now I can track!

2/23/07 - NOA1 Received via snail mail

3/9/07 - NOA2 via email!

3/15/07 - NOA2 via snail mail

3/19/07 - Called NVC, case sent to embassy on 3/15/07

4/19/07 - DS230 submitted to embassy

4/30/07 - Email from embassy: Interview scheduled for 6/19/07!

5/30/07 - Medical

6/19/07 - Interview!!! - Approved!!!

7/6/07 - VISA delivered!!!

7/21/07 - Fiance arrives

AOS

11/30/07 - Mailed packet Priority w/signature

12/2/07 - Received in Chicago

12/7/07 - Check cashed

12/10/07 - Received 3 NOA1s via snail mail

12/27/07 - RFE - Tax returns

12/27/07 - RFE returned

1/3/08 - RFE received at Lee's Summit

1/8/08 - I-485 Receipt # shows up in case status

1/15/08 - Case transferred to CSC

1/30/08 - Email: EAD Card production ordered

2/1/08 - Email: AP approval

2/8/08 - EAD card received

4/4/08 - RFE for full medical

6/9/08 - RFE received at CSC (according to USPS)

6/16/08 - RFE received at CSC (according to USCIS)

6/19/08 - Card production ordered

6/24/08 - Approval email & Welcome letter in mail

6/26/08 - Card arrives in the mail

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Brazil
Timeline

Thanks for the advise...but what will happen if when the time comes for the interview I no longer have my job and my wife is the one making the income...should I just bring an updated I-864 reflecting these changes? Or should a new I-864 be filed as soon as there is a change?


Timeline:

12/15/2007: Wedding

02/11/2008: AOS/EAD/AP/I-130 package sent

02/12/2008: Package received by USCIS

03/21/2008: Received package back (38 days), rejected due to missing signature on I-130 (darn it!!)

03/21/2008: Sent the package back to USCIS

03/23/2008: Package received and signed for by J Morones

03/27/2008: NOA dates

03/28/2008: Checks cleared!

03/29/2008: Received all 4 NOAs in the mail

03/31/2008: All 4 cases are online

04/02/2008: Biometrics letter (appointment for April 15th, 9am)

04/12/2008: Biometrics completed

06/12/2008: AP and EAD approved!

01/30/2009: Green card approved

02/26/2014: N-400 received by USCIS

03/20/2014: Biometrics appointment

06/10/2014: Initial Interview scheduled (request for re-schedule submitted due to pre-planned international travel)

06/13/2014: New interview letter issued for: 07/21/2014

07/21/2014: Interview completed: recommended for approval

07/24/2014: Received e-mail notification, case status: oath ceremony

07/28/2014: Received notice in the mail scheduling Oath Ceremony for 08/05

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Thanks for the advise...but what will happen if when the time comes for the interview I no longer have my job and my wife is the one making the income...should I just bring an updated I-864 reflecting these changes? Or should a new I-864 be filed as soon as there is a change?

One step at a time -- don't worry about that now my friend. Send in your documents now, line up a joint sponsor just in case (never hurts to have someone willing) and it will be fine.

Good luck and welcome to VJ, L.

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