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Joint sponsor: I-864 or I-864A??

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Greece

Ok, so my fiance and I will be filing for a CR-1 shortly after we get married.

Re the affidavit of support (although early still, but I'd like to be prepared), I am still slightly confused even though I have read the I-864 instructions over and over again.

So, when we move to the US we plan to live with his mom until we are able to find jobs and our own accommodation. We are also going to use his mom as a joint sponsor as both our incomes are currently earned in the UK (so they won't continue after moving over to the US).

Given the above, will his mom have to complete an I-864 or an I-864A?

Sounds like she has to do a separate I-864 as our US income will be $0 and so she'll have to be a "full sponsor" as well - if I may use this term.

On the other hand, she will be a household member when we move (although not yet a household member at the time of filing the affidavit :blink: ), so does this mean she has to do an I-864A instead?

It can be quite confusing, so any help will be much appreciated. More general info will also be useful - i.e. in which cases does a joint sponsor complete an I-864 and in which cases an I-864A?

I'm afraid the I-864 instructions are a little ambivalent, as they associate both forms with joint sponsors at different parts.

Many thanks!! :thumbs:

My CR1 timeline (DCF London):
June 26, 2010 - civil wedding
Aug 2, 2010 - I-130 package mailed to the London Consulate (DCF)
Aug 9, 2010 - NOA1 (confirmation of receipt) via email
Sep 4, 2010 - religious wedding
Oct 21, 2010 - NOA2
Nov 25, 2010 - Case number received in the mail
Nov 29, 2010 - Medical
Dec 1, 2010 - DS-230I & DS-2001 forms mailed back
Feb 1, 2011 - Interview - APPROVED!!!
Feb 7, 2011 - Passport with Visa received via courier
June 7, 2011 - POE Los Angeles (LAX)
June 18, 2011 - 2-Year Green card received in the mail!!!

My ROC journey:
April 2, 2013 - I-751 package mailed to California Service Center

April 3, 2013 - NOA1 date
April 8, 2013 - check cleared
May 6, 2013 - Biometrics completed

July 25, 2013 - 10 year green card APPROVED!! (notification via text and email, and website updated)

July 29, 2013 - ROC approval letter received in the mail

July 31, 2013 - 10 year green card received in the mail!!!

My N-400 journey:

March 19, 2014 - N-400 package mailed to Phoenix, AZ Lockbox

March 24, 2014 - NOA1 date and Priority Date

March 27, 2014 - Check cleared

April 21, 2014 - Biometrics done

May 7, 2014 - In line for interview

June 23, 2014 - Scheduled for interview

July 28, 2014 - Interview - PASSED!!

July 30, 2014 - In line for oath

July 31, 2014 - Scheduled for oath

Aug 2, 2014 - Oath letter received

Aug 27, 2014 - Oath ceremony, I am a US citizen!!!

Sep 11, 2014 - US passport received

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Mexico

Hi there! I had the same problem that you do. What you have to do is you fill out an I-864 if you will be living with your mom she will need to fill out an I-864A. If you have someone else that will be helping you to sponcer, like I did because my mom didn't make enough, you will have them fill out an I-864. I hope this helps you. You can always call the NVC and they can help you with this. I asked alot of questions and they are always there to help.



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