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To meet requirements, my household income needs to be right at $22,000.

My last year's total income was roughly $21,119, barely under the margin. That was self-employment income. The job I just got in July of this year would derive an annual salary of $23,920, per my boss' calculations. We also have about $3000 cash in a saving's account.

If I submitted: my 2007 tax transcript, recent paystubs from my new jobs as well as another letter from my boss, and a statement of our savings account - do you think that would likely be enough for the affidavit of support?

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To meet requirements, my household income needs to be right at $22,000.

My last year's total income was roughly $21,119, barely under the margin. That was self-employment income. The job I just got in July of this year would derive an annual salary of $23,920, per my boss' calculations. We also have about $3000 cash in a saving's account.

If I submitted: my 2007 tax transcript, recent paystubs from my new jobs as well as another letter from my boss, and a statement of our savings account - do you think that would likely be enough for the affidavit of support?

Me again replying to you about the third time, but nobody else seems to be picking up with an opinion.

So you are a household of 3 people...right? You income is enough. It doesn't have to be your income at the end of a tax year. What would you make in a year from right now, this minute, today at your current salary? That's your current income for form I-864.

I think you should include your husband's income since it will continue in the US. That goes on your form I-864. That should put you over the top. Read the instructions for the I-864A about the spouse being included in the household income. I-864A, Contract Between Sponsor and Household Member http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/I-864A.pdf It explains that your spouse, the intending immigrant's income can be included. Also see the heading If the Intending Immigrant Is a Household Member, Must He or She Complete This Form? Answer: only if he brought dependents with him to the US.

So include his income as a household member. Include something showing his income and that it will continue in the US. Include an explanation why he didn't fle income taxes in the US (He didn't work in the US. He was a British citizen working in the UK until <date>) Don't have him fill out the I-864A unless he brought a child with him. And FILE. Just do it!! They aren't going to deny him. The worst that can happen is an RFE. Who cares if you're delayed a couple of weeks or get asked for more proof? He's here in the US with you. It's not like you're on separate continents and can't wait to be together. Meanwhile, you get in the cue with a filing date and things get rolling for you.

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If that's an option, then I can certainly do that. Only one question beyond that - he doesn't get physical checks. His paychecks are all PayPal'ed to him. Can we print out a few of the emails PayPal sends detailing how much and from whom the payments came? As well as maybe a letter from the owner of the website, detailing how much he paid him this year and that his contractor-ship is meant to continue in the US?


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March 16th, 2009: AOS package posted via FedEx

March 18th, 2009: AOS package delivered, signed for by J. Chyba

March 24th, 2009: NOA1

March 25th, 2009: Check cashed

March 27th, 2009: NOA1 in hand

April 3rd, 2009: Case transferred to CSC (YES!)

April 9th, 2009: Biometrics

May 6th, 2009: EAD and AP approval notices sent

May 12th, 2009: AOS Touch

May 13th, 2009: AOS Touch, EAD received

June 18th, 2009: CRIS approval email, card production ordered - yes!

June 18th, 2009: Welcome notice mailed

June 22nd, 2009: Welcome notice received

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I think anything you can supply to show he gets income on a regular basis is the best you can do. Start with his name, address, alien number. Explain away everything about his job, how long he's done it, where he did it, name and address of employer, maybe a website he's worked on. And include a list what you are providing them as evidence...like the bullet lists in the sample cover letters.

"I am including the following proofs of his employment: "

(then make a list of what you said in your post and anything else that comes to mind.)

The forms for this whole immigration process are one-size-fits-all, but you have a unique case, so you have to think outside the box how you can best show you and the hubby can support your family adequately. That's the bottom line of what it's all about. "Are we the USCIS convinced this immigrant will not become a public charge?" So convince them with what you send in.

Edited by Nich-Nick

England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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To meet requirements, my household income needs to be right at $22,000.

My last year's total income was roughly $21,119, barely under the margin. That was self-employment income. The job I just got in July of this year would derive an annual salary of $23,920, per my boss' calculations. We also have about $3000 cash in a saving's account.

If I submitted: my 2007 tax transcript, recent paystubs from my new jobs as well as another letter from my boss, and a statement of our savings account - do you think that would likely be enough for the affidavit of support?

Your income is sufficient. Just put together your previous tax papers.


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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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that would be picky to deny because ur last tax year was under 22k.

My sister in law have that issue (but i think her last year tax was very low) and they got denied (eventho now she is making over the 22k), no she is dealing with infopass appointment etc to try to fix the situation.

I think it's a case by case basis.

Good luck.


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