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I married my wife while I was in the military in 2005, and we lived together until I was discharged in 2006. After that, she and I both went to live at her house in the Philippines until 6 months ago. I was recalled to active duty May 2008 and had to leave; however I wasn't activated and am now in Florida, working a little more than a month. I'm living with my parents so that I can save up money faster... :blush:

For the visa process, the very first form was processed just before I left/while I was in the Philippines :whistle: . After it was approved, we sat on it for a year since... well, mostly because I thought continuing to file the later forms while still in PI would get more complicated than it should be - plus we were already together and enjoying PI so we weren't in a rush :devil: . After I got back to Florida, I filed/payed to get the Affidavit of support; they sent it to me and sent the $400 bill/fee to our residence in the Philippines.

On top of this fiasco, I thought it would be the best idea to wait until I got employed before filing. It turns out I got employed, but employed with a twist - read on...

My problems are:

1) I don't have ANY tax returns for the last three years - well, actually, I have one for 2006 but none after. I only have 4 pay-stubs that are from a TEMP AGENCY because the company I am working for hires staff through temp, and employs them officially after 90 days :angry: . I actually found the job opening posted from the place I'm working at and at the interview they told me I had to go to the temp agency first! I've only been working there for about 45 days now. If I were to calculate the yearly wage on the temp salary it would be ~25,000 and on official salary ~33,000 so I don't have a problem with the poverty line, yet I feel like that point is moot :wacko: .

2) Because of the above (1), my father has agreed to file the I-864A. I'm including him and my wife in the household size because of this. On the I-864A for household size, I'm thinking he would include:

a. himself

b. my mother

c. me

d. my wife

Is this right? I have 3 in my household (me, my wife, my father) for the purposes of including his income, and he has 4 in household for the purposes of joint sponsoring my wife? My father earns ~70,000 a year so there is no problem there with the joint income listed on the form.

Since I can not include any Tax returns (except maybe from 2006 where I worked for half the year), what type of evidence should I provide for why I didn't file? I suppose any proof from the college I attended, or the degree I earned with dates would suffice. One I got back to the states, I also collected unemployment while I was looking for a job.

With my father being a joint sponsor, do I even need to get a letter from my employer and/or bank in this case?

Any comments, thoughts, ideas are greatly appreciated. I know I have more questions/problems with this but I have to stop tying now before I get too stressed out/depressed and more of my hair starts falling out! :crying:

Help me? :thumbs:

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I married my wife while I was in the military in 2005, and we lived together until I was discharged in 2006. After that, she and I both went to live at her house in the Philippines until 6 months ago. I was recalled to active duty May 2008 and had to leave; however I wasn't activated and am now in Florida, working a little more than a month. I'm living with my parents so that I can save up money faster... :blush:

For the visa process, the very first form was processed just before I left/while I was in the Philippines :whistle: . After it was approved, we sat on it for a year since... well, mostly because I thought continuing to file the later forms while still in PI would get more complicated than it should be - plus we were already together and enjoying PI so we weren't in a rush :devil: . After I got back to Florida, I filed/payed to get the Affidavit of support; they sent it to me and sent the $400 bill/fee to our residence in the Philippines.

On top of this fiasco, I thought it would be the best idea to wait until I got employed before filing. It turns out I got employed, but employed with a twist - read on...

My problems are:

1) I don't have ANY tax returns for the last three years - well, actually, I have one for 2006 but none after. I only have 4 pay-stubs that are from a TEMP AGENCY because the company I am working for hires staff through temp, and employs them officially after 90 days :angry: . I actually found the job opening posted from the place I'm working at and at the interview they told me I had to go to the temp agency first! I've only been working there for about 45 days now. If I were to calculate the yearly wage on the temp salary it would be ~25,000 and on official salary ~33,000 so I don't have a problem with the poverty line, yet I feel like that point is moot :wacko: .

2) Because of the above (1), my father has agreed to file the I-864A. I'm including him and my wife in the household size because of this. On the I-864A for household size, I'm thinking he would include:

a. himself

b. my mother

c. me

d. my wife

Is this right? I have 3 in my household (me, my wife, my father) for the purposes of including his income, and he has 4 in household for the purposes of joint sponsoring my wife? My father earns ~70,000 a year so there is no problem there with the joint income listed on the form.

Since I can not include any Tax returns (except maybe from 2006 where I worked for half the year), what type of evidence should I provide for why I didn't file? I suppose any proof from the college I attended, or the degree I earned with dates would suffice. One I got back to the states, I also collected unemployment while I was looking for a job.

With my father being a joint sponsor, do I even need to get a letter from my employer and/or bank in this case?

Any comments, thoughts, ideas are greatly appreciated. I know I have more questions/problems with this but I have to stop tying now before I get too stressed out/depressed and more of my hair starts falling out! :crying:

Help me? :thumbs:

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I married my wife while I was in the military in 2005, and we lived together until I was discharged in 2006. After that, she and I both went to live at her house in the Philippines until 6 months ago. I was recalled to active duty May 2008 and had to leave; however I wasn't activated and am now in Florida, working a little more than a month. I'm living with my parents so that I can save up money faster... :blush:

For the visa process, the very first form was processed just before I left/while I was in the Philippines :whistle: . After it was approved, we sat on it for a year since... well, mostly because I thought continuing to file the later forms while still in PI would get more complicated than it should be - plus we were already together and enjoying PI so we weren't in a rush :devil: . After I got back to Florida, I filed/payed to get the Affidavit of support; they sent it to me and sent the $400 bill/fee to our residence in the Philippines.

On top of this fiasco, I thought it would be the best idea to wait until I got employed before filing. It turns out I got employed, but employed with a twist - read on...

My problems are:

1) I don't have ANY tax returns for the last three years - well, actually, I have one for 2006 but none after. I only have 4 pay-stubs that are from a TEMP AGENCY because the company I am working for hires staff through temp, and employs them officially after 90 days :angry: . I actually found the job opening posted from the place I'm working at and at the interview they told me I had to go to the temp agency first! I've only been working there for about 45 days now. If I were to calculate the yearly wage on the temp salary it would be ~25,000 and on official salary ~33,000 so I don't have a problem with the poverty line, yet I feel like that point is moot :wacko: .

2) Because of the above (1), my father has agreed to file the I-864A. I'm including him and my wife in the household size because of this. On the I-864A for household size, I'm thinking he would include:

a. himself

b. my mother

c. me

d. my wife

Is this right? I have 3 in my household (me, my wife, my father) for the purposes of including his income, and he has 4 in household for the purposes of joint sponsoring my wife? My father earns ~70,000 a year so there is no problem there with the joint income listed on the form.

Since I can not include any Tax returns (except maybe from 2006 where I worked for half the year), what type of evidence should I provide for why I didn't file? I suppose any proof from the college I attended, or the degree I earned with dates would suffice. One I got back to the states, I also collected unemployment while I was looking for a job.

With my father being a joint sponsor, do I even need to get a letter from my employer and/or bank in this case?

Any comments, thoughts, ideas are greatly appreciated. I know I have more questions/problems with this but I have to stop tying now before I get too stressed out/depressed and more of my hair starts falling out! :crying:

Help me? :thumbs:

Nobody has any suggestions at all?

Thanks for the (lack of) help.

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I married my wife while I was in the military in 2005, and we lived together until I was discharged in 2006. After that, she and I both went to live at her house in the Philippines until 6 months ago. I was recalled to active duty May 2008 and had to leave; however I wasn't activated and am now in Florida, working a little more than a month. I'm living with my parents so that I can save up money faster... :blush:

For the visa process, the very first form was processed just before I left/while I was in the Philippines :whistle: . After it was approved, we sat on it for a year since... well, mostly because I thought continuing to file the later forms while still in PI would get more complicated than it should be - plus we were already together and enjoying PI so we weren't in a rush :devil: . After I got back to Florida, I filed/payed to get the Affidavit of support; they sent it to me and sent the $400 bill/fee to our residence in the Philippines.

On top of this fiasco, I thought it would be the best idea to wait until I got employed before filing. It turns out I got employed, but employed with a twist - read on...

My problems are:

1) I don't have ANY tax returns for the last three years - well, actually, I have one for 2006 but none after. I only have 4 pay-stubs that are from a TEMP AGENCY because the company I am working for hires staff through temp, and employs them officially after 90 days :angry: . I actually found the job opening posted from the place I'm working at and at the interview they told me I had to go to the temp agency first! I've only been working there for about 45 days now. If I were to calculate the yearly wage on the temp salary it would be ~25,000 and on official salary ~33,000 so I don't have a problem with the poverty line, yet I feel like that point is moot :wacko: .

2) Because of the above (1), my father has agreed to file the I-864A. I'm including him and my wife in the household size because of this. On the I-864A for household size, I'm thinking he would include:

a. himself

b. my mother

c. me

d. my wife

Is this right? I have 3 in my household (me, my wife, my father) for the purposes of including his income, and he has 4 in household for the purposes of joint sponsoring my wife? My father earns ~70,000 a year so there is no problem there with the joint income listed on the form.

Since I can not include any Tax returns (except maybe from 2006 where I worked for half the year), what type of evidence should I provide for why I didn't file? I suppose any proof from the college I attended, or the degree I earned with dates would suffice. One I got back to the states, I also collected unemployment while I was looking for a job.

With my father being a joint sponsor, do I even need to get a letter from my employer and/or bank in this case?

Any comments, thoughts, ideas are greatly appreciated. I know I have more questions/problems with this but I have to stop tying now before I get too stressed out/depressed and more of my hair starts falling out! :crying:

Help me? :thumbs:

Nobody has any suggestions at all?

Thanks for the (lack of) help.

Its good your father will sponser you. It appears the family size will be 4. You should file your taxes for 2008, as it appears you have unemployment income which is probably over the threshold for filing.

Both you and you father will need to file I-864's so you should include an explanation staing you were not required to file in 2007 because your income was to low. You sould be prepared to submit letters from the temp place even though you have the sponser

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