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Do they check balance on the bank statements for I-864 ?

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I will submit pay stubs to show proof of my current income ($21,000) and also send bank statements.My issue is, I have zero balance on my bank statements and also i do have students loans.They just want pay stubs,bank statements or they are also very ####### about balances on the bank statements ?


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2010-07-24 Biometrics letter (rec)

2010-08-26 Successful Biometrics walk-in

2010-08-09 cases finally online & touched

2010-08-31 EAD mailed( Email notification)

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I will submit pay stubs to show proof of my current income ($21,000) and also send bank statements.My issue is, I have zero balance on my bank statements and also i do have students loans.They just want pay stubs,bank statements or they are also very ####### about balances on the bank statements ?

As much authority as the US government keeps granting themselves to pry into our private lives, individual government agencies still don't have the authority to peek into our bank accounts at will. On the other hand, banks are pretty cooperative about handing out clues without any qualifiers from the requester at all. For example, if I know your checking account number then I can call your bank's automated check verification system, punch the button that indicates I'm a merchant, and than punch the numbers to see if a check for $5000 will clear. If the bank's system says no then I know you have less than $5K in your account. If I was willing to spend enough time playing with the system, I could eventually narrow it down to the exact dollar amount.

But, to answer your question, it's highly unlikely they will do anything to verify your bank balance unless you are using assets in a bank account to qualify. If your income alone is enough to qualify, then don't send the bank statements. They aren't required in that case.


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I will submit pay stubs to show proof of my current income ($21,000) and also send bank statements.My issue is, I have zero balance on my bank statements and also i do have students loans.They just want pay stubs,bank statements or they are also very ####### about balances on the bank statements ?

They will look at the balances on the bank statements you provide to them... if your bank statement shows a zero balance, then don't send it to them as it does not provide any additional evidence


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Real question is - are you using assets to meet the poverty level needed?

If the answer is "no" - you do not need bank statements.


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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I sent bank statements as proof of marriage, not for the I864 (or whatever the number is)


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06/30/2010 - (XX) - Sent AOS package (130, 485, and 765) to Chicago lockbox per USPS express.

07/02/2010 - (00) - Received in Chicago, signed by L. Box (Clever Mr. Postman!)

07/09/2010 - (07) - All checks cashed by Uncle Sam

07/09/2010 - (07) - 3 NOAs sent out

07/12/2010 - (10) - 3 Hard copies for NOAs received by snail mail

07/12/2010 - (10) - Touched all three applications

07/14/2010 - (12) - Touched all three applications

07/22/2010 - (20) - Biometrics appointment dated

07/26/2010 - (24) - Biometrics appointment received for 08/19/2010

07/28/2010 - (26) - Successful biometrics appointment walk-in done in Phoenix, AZ (22 days prior to appointment date)

08/02/2010 - (31) - EAD Approved!!!

08/04/2010 - (33) - EAD Card production ordered

08/05/2010 - (34) - EAD Touched

08/09/2010 - (38) - EAD Approval notice sent

08/10/2010 - (39) - EAD Touched

08/11/2010 - (40) - EAD Received!!!!

09/23/2010 - (83) - Interview!!! APPROVED!!!

09/23/2010 - (83) - I-130 and I-485 Touched

09/24/2010 - (84) - I-130 and I-485 Touched

09/27/2010 - (87) - Approval notice received in snail mail (stamped 9/24/10)

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Thanks a lot Jim,Payxibka,Bobby + Umit, and Robert B. I will just send pay stubs now. :thumbs:


2010-07-06 AOS, EAD sent to Chicago lockbox

2010-07-09 Package received

2010-07-16 E-notification, check cashed, NOA I hardcopies

2010-07-24 Biometrics letter (rec)

2010-08-26 Successful Biometrics walk-in

2010-08-09 cases finally online & touched

2010-08-31 EAD mailed( Email notification)

2010-09-03 EAD and Interview letter Received

2010-10-12 AOS Approved

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