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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Thailand
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Hey, I'm from Thailand and I've recently just got married to a US citizen. He doesn't make enough to meet the required minimum income. We've been asking the people that we know to help us but no one would be our joint sponsor.

Is there any other way to do this, like file for an appeal or something? Would an attorney help? Please help! We're desperate and my visa (B-2) is expiring in less than 2 months. Should I file to extend my stay with the USCIS? 'Cuz we will need more time to keep looking for a joint sponsor. I don't know anyone here and he doesn't have any close friends... We just want to be together :(

Thanks!


04/2008 - Met in San Francisco while backpacking

05/12/08 - Flew back to Thailand

09/23/08 - Started a long distance relationship

03/16/09 - Arrived in the US to visit him

07/2009 - Decided to get married <3

07/11/09 - Took a premarital class

07/13/09 - Got married!

09/24/09 - Mailed package to USCIS

09/27/09 - Package accepted by USCIS

10/05/09 - Received receipts of notice for I-130, I-1485 & I-765

10/14/09 - Received biometrics appointment

10/23/09 - Biometrics appointment @12:00 pm

10/28/09 - Cases were touched

11/09/09 - EAD Card production ordered

11/13/09 - EAD Card production ordered (again)

11/16/09 - EAD Card Approval notice sent

11/17/09 - I-765 was touched

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I seriously doubt an attorney will help you...not sure what you mean by that. Do these people you ask about joint sponsorship understand what it means? Just a suggestion...maybe explaining it to them might help them feel better about it. I'm afraid that if you can't get a sponsor then your AOS will be denied. As to extending your visa, I'm not sure about that. Hopefully someone else will come along that will have that answer for you.

Hope things work out. :)


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Hey, I'm from Thailand and I've recently just got married to a US citizen. He doesn't make enough to meet the required minimum income. We've been asking the people that we know to help us but no one would be our joint sponsor.

Is there any other way to do this, like file for an appeal or something? Would an attorney help? Please help! We're desperate and my visa (B-2) is expiring in less than 2 months. Should I file to extend my stay with the USCIS? 'Cuz we will need more time to keep looking for a joint sponsor. I don't know anyone here and he doesn't have any close friends... We just want to be together :(

Thanks!

Your husband will need to secure another job giving him more income to qualify for sponsorship. Though not the most advisable course, you can put off filing AOS until you are ready...you will not be able to work, or travel outside the US, but your 'overstay' as long as you entered legally (which if you came on a B-2, you're OK) is forgiven once AOS is approved.

There is no way to appeal...and the I-864 is the affidavit of support guaranteeing to the US government that you the 'immigrant' will not become a public charge. If you do, the I-864 gives the government the right to sue the person who signed the form to recoup their monetary loss.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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why dont you ask your spouse's relatives to help you and be your co-sponsor? you need to have a valid reason to request for an extension and it takes about two months processing time. Also, request for extension is $300 with no guarantees. i would rather use the money for the AOS application instead of asking for an extension. overstay is not an issue when your application is approved.


12/29/2007 Got married in the Philippines
03/28/2008 Got 10yr B1/B2 visa
04/12/2008 Arrived in US under B1/B2 visa
08/06/2008 Filed I-539 visa extension
10/23/2008 I-539 approved
02/23/2009 USC wife filed I-130 Chicago Lockbox
02/26/2009 I-130 delivered to Chicago Lockbox
02/27/2009 Medical exam I-693
03/01/2009 Negative result on TB skin test
03/04/2009 I-130 received by California Service Center
03/05/2009 Check cashed by USCIS
03/06/2009 Medical Exam form I-693 released by civil surgeon
03/07/2009 NOA Receipt Notice for I-130
03/14/2009 Mailed I-485, I-864, I-693, I-765 & I-131 thru USPS
03/16/2009 "The Package" delivered to Chicago Lockbox
03/16/2009 I-94 expired after 11 months since arrival
03/25/2009 Check cashed by USCIS
03/26/2009 Received NOA for I-485, I-765, I-131
03/28/2009 Received notice for Biometrics Appointment (April 9)
04/02/2009 Approval Notice for I-130 received
04/09/2009 Biometrics done
05/07/2009 Received Advance Parole Document
05/08/2009 Received Interview Letter
05/09/2009 Received EAD card
05/11/2009 Applied for SSN
05/16/2009 Received SSN
06/23/2009 AOS interview approved
06/27/2009 Welcome Letter received
07/05/2009 Green Card received
06/01/2011 Mailed I-751 Form
06/07/2011 Received NOA for I-751
07/11/2011 Biometrics Done

03/19/2015 Mailed N-400

03/30/2015 NOA Received

04/15/2015 Biometrics Appointment

06/23/2015 Interview

07/22/2015 Oath Ceremony

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Hey, I'm from Thailand and I've recently just got married to a US citizen. He doesn't make enough to meet the required minimum income. We've been asking the people that we know to help us but no one would be our joint sponsor.

Is there any other way to do this, like file for an appeal or something? Would an attorney help? Please help! We're desperate and my visa (B-2) is expiring in less than 2 months. Should I file to extend my stay with the USCIS? 'Cuz we will need more time to keep looking for a joint sponsor. I don't know anyone here and he doesn't have any close friends... We just want to be together :(

Thanks!

Your husband will need to secure another job giving him more income to qualify for sponsorship. Though not the most advisable course, you can put off filing AOS until you are ready...you will not be able to work, or travel outside the US, but your 'overstay' as long as you entered legally (which if you came on a B-2, you're OK) is forgiven once AOS is approved.

There is no way to appeal...and the I-864 is the affidavit of support guaranteeing to the US government that you the 'immigrant' will not become a public charge. If you do, the I-864 gives the government the right to sue the person who signed the form to recoup their monetary loss.

Unless your hubby can get a cosponsor the options are for you to stay illegally until hubby pulls in more bucks. You can go home a start the spouse visa process when he makes enough to qualify financially. If there isn't much chance of him coming thru with the money requirements then!

You guys didn't plan well.


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There is no way around meeting the requirements of the i-864 as it is what indicates you will not be a public charge.. Your husband's relatives are still your best bet so try and explain what it is. Most people think they will be responsible for you on a day to day basis so explain its just to meet requirements, nothing more. Other option is for your hubby to get a second and if necessary a third job.. All the best :thumbs:

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Thailand
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Thank you so much everyone for helping us!

We're going to ask everyone that we know to be our joint sponsor!

I have more questions:

If I apply for a green card without a joint sponsor (which I need), will the USCIS send us a letter to let us know that we need a joint sponsor? Will they give us time to find one? I just want to apply ASAP before my visa expires which is in less than 60 days!

Thanks!


04/2008 - Met in San Francisco while backpacking

05/12/08 - Flew back to Thailand

09/23/08 - Started a long distance relationship

03/16/09 - Arrived in the US to visit him

07/2009 - Decided to get married <3

07/11/09 - Took a premarital class

07/13/09 - Got married!

09/24/09 - Mailed package to USCIS

09/27/09 - Package accepted by USCIS

10/05/09 - Received receipts of notice for I-130, I-1485 & I-765

10/14/09 - Received biometrics appointment

10/23/09 - Biometrics appointment @12:00 pm

10/28/09 - Cases were touched

11/09/09 - EAD Card production ordered

11/13/09 - EAD Card production ordered (again)

11/16/09 - EAD Card Approval notice sent

11/17/09 - I-765 was touched

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they will give you RFE about you need to have joint sponsor.

but still, I think always better to submit everything at once.

if you have about 60 days, thats sounds a lot of days if you work hard.


08/2005 met husband but we were friends at first

2006 getting serious relationship :)

07/2007 Japan trip

11/2007 start live together

07/2008 Hawaii trip for my Best girl Wedding and for vacation of course!!

05/04/2009 Become Husband & Wife

05/17/2009 Submit AOS I-130, I-485, I-131, I-765

05/20/2009 delivered Chicago LockBox(Day 1)

05/26/2009 checks withdraw (Day 7)

05/30/2009 Received NOA for I-130, I-485, I-131, I-765!!! (Day 11)

06/05/2009 Received BIO letter on 06/16/2009 3:00PM (Day 17)

06/13/2009 Received Yellow RFE to submit I-693 (Day 25)

06/16/2009 Complete BIO (in-out 45 mins) (Day 28)

06/23/2009 Sent RFE(I-693) (Day 35)

06/26/2009 RFE delivered signed for by C GERDES. (Day 38)

07/06/2009 Case processing has resumed (Day 48)

07/17/2009 I-765 card production ordered!! yey! & AP approval notice sent (Day 59)

07/24/2009 EAD approval notice sent (Day 66)

07/25/2009 GOT AP!! (Day 67)

08/03/2009 EAD Received!! (Day 76)

08/12/2009 Got Interview Letter!! Interview will be on Sep 9th!! (Day 85)

08/13/2009 SSN Card in hand!

09/09/2009 Interview and approved!! & Card production ordered!!

09/14/2009 Welcome letter received! & approval letter for I-130!

09/18/2009 GOT GC!!

09/05/2011 Submit I-751

09/07/2011 Received NoA I-751 Receipt Notice

09/15/2011 Received Bio Letter

10/13/2011 Complete Bio

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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Thank you so much everyone for helping us!

We're going to ask everyone that we know to be our joint sponsor!

I have more questions:

If I apply for a green card without a joint sponsor (which I need), will the USCIS send us a letter to let us know that we need a joint sponsor? Will they give us time to find one? I just want to apply ASAP before my visa expires which is in less than 60 days!

Thanks!

The processing of your papers stops when you are sent an RFE. So you aren't buying any time.

Don't leave the US until your AOS is complete.


I-864 Affidavit of Support FAQ -->> https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/immigrant-process/documents/support/i-864-frequently-asked-questions.html

FOREIGN INCOME REPORTING & TAX FILING -->> https://www.irs.gov/publications/p54/ch01.html#en_US_2015_publink100047318

CALL THIS NUMBER TO ORDER IRS TAX TRANSCRIPTS >> 800-908-9946

PLEASE READ THE GUIDES -->> Link to Visa Journey Guides

MULTI ENTRY SPOUSE VISA TO VN -->>Link to Visa Exemption for Vietnamese Residents Overseas & Their Spouses

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Thank you so much everyone for helping us!

We're going to ask everyone that we know to be our joint sponsor!

I have more questions:

If I apply for a green card without a joint sponsor (which I need), will the USCIS send us a letter to let us know that we need a joint sponsor? Will they give us time to find one? I just want to apply ASAP before my visa expires which is in less than 60 days!

Thanks!

They may send you an RFE or they may just reject it upon receipt (and find missing documents) - it's really up to the person receiving it initially.

I wouldn't plan on sending it in, in essence, "kiting" the application to buy more time, unless you have all the forms required.

Most RFE's need to be acted on within 30 days or so. If you miss that deadline, your AOS is considered abandoned and you lose it. (fees/time) and your status reverts to "out of status", accruing days toward the ban, as applicable.

You may want to consider going back to you country (since you used the visitors visa, it appears you two didn't plan this out completely), this way, you can protect your status, and take time to get everything ready.

(I seriously doubt they would extend your B-2 when you tell you need more time to locate a joint sponsor to AOS....)


My Advice is usually based on "Worst Case Scenario" and what is written in the rules/laws/instructions. That is the way I roll... -Protect your Status - file before your I-94 expires.

WARNING: Phrases in this post may sound meaner than they were intended to be. Read the Adjudicator's Field Manual from USCIS

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Thailand
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I know we didn't plan it well but that's because we didn't plan to get married! And the possible joint sponsors that we know..they don't want to do it. That's our main problem. We have all the paperwork and documents required ready. We just need a joint sponsor! It's so stressful!!

We would consider me going back to my country but it's not going to do anything better because he still won't be able to make that money to meet the requirement and we don't know a lot of people that would be our joint sponsor :(

We do not want to be apart :( but we'll keep looking!!

Thank you so much for your advice.

If you have anything at all that you want to let us know, please please do!


04/2008 - Met in San Francisco while backpacking

05/12/08 - Flew back to Thailand

09/23/08 - Started a long distance relationship

03/16/09 - Arrived in the US to visit him

07/2009 - Decided to get married <3

07/11/09 - Took a premarital class

07/13/09 - Got married!

09/24/09 - Mailed package to USCIS

09/27/09 - Package accepted by USCIS

10/05/09 - Received receipts of notice for I-130, I-1485 & I-765

10/14/09 - Received biometrics appointment

10/23/09 - Biometrics appointment @12:00 pm

10/28/09 - Cases were touched

11/09/09 - EAD Card production ordered

11/13/09 - EAD Card production ordered (again)

11/16/09 - EAD Card Approval notice sent

11/17/09 - I-765 was touched

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One more question, my family in Thailand has just bought a new house. I think it's in my name too. I'll have to check..

If it is in my name, can I add the value of the house to the I-864?

'Cuz I read in the instruction and it says that we can add my income (from continuous resource) and my assets to combine with my husband's income to meet the requirement.

Thanks!


04/2008 - Met in San Francisco while backpacking

05/12/08 - Flew back to Thailand

09/23/08 - Started a long distance relationship

03/16/09 - Arrived in the US to visit him

07/2009 - Decided to get married <3

07/11/09 - Took a premarital class

07/13/09 - Got married!

09/24/09 - Mailed package to USCIS

09/27/09 - Package accepted by USCIS

10/05/09 - Received receipts of notice for I-130, I-1485 & I-765

10/14/09 - Received biometrics appointment

10/23/09 - Biometrics appointment @12:00 pm

10/28/09 - Cases were touched

11/09/09 - EAD Card production ordered

11/13/09 - EAD Card production ordered (again)

11/16/09 - EAD Card Approval notice sent

11/17/09 - I-765 was touched

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why dont you ask your spouse's relatives to help you and be your co-sponsor? you need to have a valid reason to request for an extension and it takes about two months processing time. Also, request for extension is $300 with no guarantees. i would rather use the money for the AOS application instead of asking for an extension. overstay is not an issue when your application is approved.

Congratulation and that you finally get your visa..I was reading the whole thing and i think this is almost like my situation, I got married in Philippines and we applied for a K-3 last march 2007 and supposedly had an appointment last october the same year but what happened my husband came to Philippines and decided to stay and get a dual citizenship and we haven't gone through on it because he went back to USA. The first appointment was canceled and i look at my papers and receipt coz i was already paid for my medical exam it says that it is good for 1 year and that is until april 30, 2009 so a month before the expiry date my husband tried to call the embassy manila and rescheduled the interview but sad to say that for the second time it was canceled again because he do not have enough income not when he resign to his job before. He is making less to how much it is required. Can we ask someone from his family to have a sponsorship letter and how does it work? From the embassy manila says possible termination does it mean i still have chances and if not what type of visa do i prefer to re file for the second time? I am really confused .I really wanted to be with my husband and i miss him so bad coz we are 9 months away from each other since he go back to the USA. I am terribly sad and i hope you good give me some advices. thanks

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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One more question, my family in Thailand has just bought a new house. I think it's in my name too. I'll have to check..

If it is in my name, can I add the value of the house to the I-864?

'Cuz I read in the instruction and it says that we can add my income (from continuous resource) and my assets to combine with my husband's income to meet the requirement.

Thanks!

From the I-864 instructions:

Only assets that can be converted into cash within one year and without considerable hardship or financial loss to the owner may be included. The owner of the asset must include a description of the asset, proof of ownership, and the basis for the owner's claim of its net cash value.

You may include the net value of your home as an asset. The net value of the home is the appraised value of the home,minus the sum of any and all loans secured by a mortgage, trust deed, or other lien on the home. If you wish to include the net value of your home, this, you must include documentation demonstrating that you own it, a recent appraisal by a licensed appraiser, and evidence of the amount of any and all loans secured by a mortgage, trust deed, orother lien on the home.


I-864 Affidavit of Support FAQ -->> https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/immigrant-process/documents/support/i-864-frequently-asked-questions.html

FOREIGN INCOME REPORTING & TAX FILING -->> https://www.irs.gov/publications/p54/ch01.html#en_US_2015_publink100047318

CALL THIS NUMBER TO ORDER IRS TAX TRANSCRIPTS >> 800-908-9946

PLEASE READ THE GUIDES -->> Link to Visa Journey Guides

MULTI ENTRY SPOUSE VISA TO VN -->>Link to Visa Exemption for Vietnamese Residents Overseas & Their Spouses

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