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I'm finding this form pretty confusing!

My husband is here with me in the UK until my visa is approved, my mother in law in the US is sponsoring me financially, so she has filled out an I-864. I'm now filling out the one for husband, and I'm unsure what to put in the income section, should I put what he earns now in the UK even though it technically doesn't count because he won't be earning it when we move? Or do I put zero?

On the proof of re-establishing domicile front, would a photocopy of his drivers licence (recently renewed with his mothers address) be sufficient? He also has mail going there, and we didn't maintain a bank account but we plan to open one - not sure if that will be finished by the time of my interview, but I guess we could put the details of that down?


14/Jul/97 - Met Rick in UK

04/Nov/97 - Travelled to US on visitors visa

01/Jan/98 - Married in US

1998 - 2000 - Long process with Immigration obtaining Green Card #1.

20/May/2003 - Left US for UK

11/Feb/2004 - Child #1 born

14/Jul/2005 - Child #2 born

August 2007 - Decide we need to move back to USA. Kicking self for not getting citizenship.

24/Sep/2007 - I-130 sent

28/Sep/2007 - I-130 NOA1

12/Dec/2007 - I-130 Approved

11/Jan/2008 - Police Certificate applied for

11/Jan/2008 - DS-230 part 1 sent off

14/Jan/2008 - Medical booked for Jan 21st

21/Jan/2008 - Medical in London - all clear!

24/Jan/2008 - Statement of readiness sent to embassy

09/Feb/2008 - Police clearance arrived

14/Mar/2008 - Interview at 9am!! APPROVED!

18/Mar/2008 - Visa arrived!

22/Mar/2008 - Being made homeless!

23/Mar/2008 - Flight to USA!!

12/Apr/2008 - Greencard arrived!

Done with immigration until I can apply for citizenship in 2011.

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You will enter his UK income on the I-864 - converted in to U.S. dollars - just use a rate that is commonly considered acceptable - xe.com is a good one. In my cover letter I noted the foreign income amounts and what rate I had used.

As for proving domicile, as you mention, you are trying to prove that you are going to re-establish domicile - therefore it's a good idea to send some proof that you are in fact moving.

- Moving quote

- Letter from your Mother in Law (or whomever) that you will be residing with her.

- Letter from your Husband stating that he intends to reestablish his domicile in the United States no later than the date of the intending immigrant's admission.

Details of a bank account would be another good thing.

There are really two ways to approach this, you are either trying to prove that he was just temporarily out of the U.S. or you are attempting to prove that his is reestablishing his domicile no later than your admission. From what you say it is the latter - therefore try to look at it from that point of view - what do people do when they are moving? Sell property, establish themselves somewhat at the new destination (bank account, renting accommodation), getting a quote for moving etc.

Good luck :thumbs:

Edited by trailmix

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