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Hi everyone,

I hope one of you can help me out with a question I thought was completely clear to me already...

My husband needs to be added to the household size of the co-sponsor and meet the 125 percent above poverty line to qualify right?

For example his uncle wih himself wife and two kids for a total of four to household would need to add my husband to make a household of five right? So he would need to earn 125 percent above poverty line for five ?

Thank you all for your help. We just began to panic because we are about 500 dollars shy of the minimum thanks.

Nydia


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Unless you (and your husband) are living with your uncle then no, his household size would remain as 4.


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Unless you (and your husband) are living with your uncle then no, his household size would remain as 4.

This is false. Immigrants are included in the joint sponsor's household size. The joint sponsor, his wife, two kids, and one immigrant equals a household size of 5. It does not matter whether the immigrant currently lives or will live. The immigrant(s) is always included in the household size.

If your uncle is $500 shy of the minimum income for a household of 5, he just needs to show $2,500 USD in assets - checking, savings, equity in a home all count. Basically anything that is already cash or can be turned into cash within one year. If he can show more than $2,500 in assets, all the better.


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Unless you (and your husband) are living with your uncle then no, his household size would remain as 4.

This is false. Immigrants are included in the joint sponsor's household size. The joint sponsor, his wife, two kids, and one immigrant equals a household size of 5. It does not matter whether the immigrant currently lives or will live. The immigrant(s) is always included in the household size.

In my experience my in laws (joint sponsors) didn't add me into their household size and I didn't have any problems with my paperwork.


DCF Timeline here

POE Timeline

08/24/2008 POE Seattle

08/29/2008 SSN assigned

09/08/2008 SSN (Card) received

09/29/2008 Green Card received

I-90 Timeline (USCIS error)

11/10/2008 Send I-90 to Texas service center

12/xx/2008 NOA1

01/07/2009 Card production ordered

01/14/2009 Card mailed

01/xx/2009 Card received

I-751 Timeline

06/02/2010 Send I-751 to California service center

06/04/2010 Received at CSC

06/07/2010 NOA1

06/09/2010 Check cashed

07/27/2010 Biometrics

07/28/2010 Touch

09/02/2010 Approved

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Unless you (and your husband) are living with your uncle then no, his household size would remain as 4.

This is false. Immigrants are included in the joint sponsor's household size. The joint sponsor, his wife, two kids, and one immigrant equals a household size of 5. It does not matter whether the immigrant currently lives or will live. The immigrant(s) is always included in the household size.

In my experience my in laws (joint sponsors) didn't add me into their household size and I didn't have any problems with my paperwork.

The immigrant is included in the household size on the I-864. It's not possible to fill out the form correctly and not include the immigrant. 21a asks for the number of people being sponsored on the form, which is always at least one immigrant. 21h asks you to add up 21a through 21g to get the total household size. The OP's uncle's household size is 5.

EDIT - I was confused at first thinking the OP is the petitioner rather than the immigrant. The household size of the uncle is still 5 though - the uncle, his wife, two kids, and one immigrant.

Edited by MargotDarko

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24 Feb 2007 - Sent I-130 to London USCIS office (I'm the petitioner)

25 May 2007 - NOA2

2 June 2007 - Received Packet 3

12 Oct 2007 - Sent Packet 3 back by special delivery

5 Nov 2007 - Interview in London - Approved without any hitches!

7 Nov 2007 - Visa and MBE arrived by SMS! :)

30 Jan 2008 - Fly to Michigan!! :)

*Note: Any delays in our case are only due to us taking things slowly

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Hi, NYN, I was looking at your other posts and see that you are the petitioner and your husband is the immigrant, correct? So I've confused myself twice! :P You say that the joint sponsor is his uncle - his uncle lives in the US and has US-based income, correct?

Also, here's a section of the I-864 where it explains how to count the household size -

"Your household size includes yourself and the following

individuals, no matter where they live: any spouse, any

dependent children under the age of 21, any other dependents

listed on your most recent Federal income tax return, all

persons being sponsored in this affidavit of support, and any

immigrants previously sponsored with a Form I-864 or Form

I-864 EZ affidavit of support whom you are still obligated to

support. "

The part in italics is the part that means your husband, the immigrant, is included in the household size for your uncle, making the size 5 people.

When you said the uncle's income was $500 short, that was for a household of 5 people, correct? Hopefully! And hopefully it's not too hard for the uncle to show that $2,500 in assets needed to make up the difference. :)


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24 Feb 2007 - Sent I-130 to London USCIS office (I'm the petitioner)

25 May 2007 - NOA2

2 June 2007 - Received Packet 3

12 Oct 2007 - Sent Packet 3 back by special delivery

5 Nov 2007 - Interview in London - Approved without any hitches!

7 Nov 2007 - Visa and MBE arrived by SMS! :)

30 Jan 2008 - Fly to Michigan!! :)

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Thank you everyone for your help. I thought my husband was added. I guess my husband misunderstood and miscomunicated and his uncle is not making enough =(

All the people that ¨want to help¨ us are suddenly disappearing. I don´t blame them, but I wish they had pulled out sooner so we could get the ball rolling.

To complicate matters my husband has some family members that left and are in the US with no papers, and so getting many of the co-sponsors we want might endanger us and them. =(

Anyhow thanks all, and I will put another posting for yet another silly question plaguing my husband.

Nydia


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Thank you everyone for your help. I thought my husband was added. I guess my husband misunderstood and miscomunicated and his uncle is not making enough =(

All the people that ¨want to help¨ us are suddenly disappearing. I don´t blame them, but I wish they had pulled out sooner so we could get the ball rolling.

To complicate matters my husband has some family members that left and are in the US with no papers, and so getting many of the co-sponsors we want might endanger us and them. =(

Anyhow thanks all, and I will put another posting for yet another silly question plaguing my husband.

Nydia

Aw, how frustrating! Is it possible for you to lend money to the uncle for him to make up the difference in income? Is the difference even more than $500? Feel free to PM me if you'd like help trying to work it out.

Edited by MargotDarko

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US Immigration Timeline

-------------------------

24 Feb 2007 - Sent I-130 to London USCIS office (I'm the petitioner)

25 May 2007 - NOA2

2 June 2007 - Received Packet 3

12 Oct 2007 - Sent Packet 3 back by special delivery

5 Nov 2007 - Interview in London - Approved without any hitches!

7 Nov 2007 - Visa and MBE arrived by SMS! :)

30 Jan 2008 - Fly to Michigan!! :)

*Note: Any delays in our case are only due to us taking things slowly

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