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I have hit a rock on my Affadavit of Support and am thinking it would be best to get a lawyer. I submitted it in May and it was found to be incorrect and missing information. So I think I need a lawyer. I've never needed one in my life and googling "Immigration Lawyers (City)" is simply NOT helping.



Does anyone know good Immigration lawyers in the Atlanta or Metro Atlanta area?

Is there a site with reliable information? (I actually called 3 lawyers i found on google, and the phone numbers were no longer in service! Thats when i decided "google" wasnt cutting it)


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which form did you submit (I-864 vs I-134) , and to where (NVC vs London IV )

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which form did you submit (I-864 vs I-134) , and to where (NVC vs London IV )

I-864, submitted to NVC.

One of my main problems is I was out of work from May 2008-May 2010

Because of this, I am also submitting the I-864A (contract between household member and sponsor) So my father can be a Co-Sponsor. :huh:


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ok - thanks !!!

*** moving to IR-1/CR-1 forum, should get wider exposure ***


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I-864, submitted to NVC.

One of my main problems is I was out of work from May 2008-May 2010

Because of this, I am also submitting the I-864A (contract between household member and sponsor) So my father can be a Co-Sponsor. :huh:

The I-864A is not for a co-sponsor it is for a household member. If you go this route and are living in the same residence as your father than he will simply be listed under your household and fill out the I-864A. If he is not at your residence then he can be a co-sponsor and fill out a separate I-864 as an additional sponsor.


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The I-864A is not for a co-sponsor it is for a household member. If you go this route and are living in the same residence as your father than he will simply be listed under your household and fill out the I-864A. If he is not at your residence then he can be a co-sponsor and fill out a separate I-864 as an additional sponsor.

Oh okay! Well he is at the same residence as me.

Will him being a household member and still fill out the I-864A still help my case?


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Greencard in hand! After almost 4 years, WE DID IT!

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Oh okay! Well he is at the same residence as me.

Will him being a household member and still fill out the I-864A still help my case?

Yep. As a household member you will add him to your Part 5 question 21 of the I-864 as a household member under the option G. Then in 24 B you will put his name and current income. So in 24 C it gets added to your income (if you have anything) and that total is what they look at to see if you meet the poverty guidelines or not.


England.gif England!

And in this crazy life, and through these crazy times

It's you, it's you, You make me sing.

You're every line, you're every word, you're everything.

b0cb1a39c4.png

ROC Timeline

Sent: 7/21/12

NOA1: 7/23/12

Touch: 7/24/2012

Biometrics: 8/24/2012

Card Production Ordered: 3/6/2013

*Eligible for Naturalization: October 13, 2013*

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Yep. As a household member you will add him to your Part 5 question 21 of the I-864 as a household member under the option G. Then in 24 B you will put his name and current income. So in 24 C it gets added to your income (if you have anything) and that total is what they look at to see if you meet the poverty guidelines or not.

I am making note of this :thumbs:

And I do have an income now, lol.

How did you know which papers to send? This is also where I am stuck.

For example, I have to provide proof that my father is drawing an income, and I have to provide why I didnt file taxes during my time of unemployment. :huh:

Did you do all the paperwork on your own? Or did you get assistance?


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Greencard in hand! After almost 4 years, WE DID IT!

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I did my paperwork myself. There are definitely alot of good resources just on Visa Journey if you look around. Vanessa has a very good thread which although it is for the K-1 AOS it talks about filling out the I-864.

Here

Basically what you might need is:

-Tax returns with W2's and 1099's (or recommended are tax transcripts which are free from the IRS) for this year for both you and your father.

-Returns for the past two years are also optional to send. (If you did not file taxes you will need a letter stating why you didn't, such as you didn't make enough income, etc.)

-Paystubs for the past 6 months for both of you.

-Letters of employment for both of you stating your job and salary and how long you have been working there.

-Proof of citizenship for your father (probably a copy of the passport bio page)

-Bank statements if you are going to be adding your bank accounts into the total.

You can do some more research on Visa Journey and you'll probably find a ton of threads on this topic. Also make sure to read the instructions carefully for the I-864.

Good luck! star_smile.gif


England.gif England!

And in this crazy life, and through these crazy times

It's you, it's you, You make me sing.

You're every line, you're every word, you're everything.

b0cb1a39c4.png

ROC Timeline

Sent: 7/21/12

NOA1: 7/23/12

Touch: 7/24/2012

Biometrics: 8/24/2012

Card Production Ordered: 3/6/2013

*Eligible for Naturalization: October 13, 2013*

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I did my paperwork myself. There are definitely alot of good resources just on Visa Journey if you look around. Vanessa has a very good thread which although it is for the K-1 AOS it talks about filling out the I-864.

Here

Basically what you might need is:

-Tax returns with W2's and 1099's (or recommended are tax transcripts which are free from the IRS) for this year for both you and your father.

-Returns for the past two years are also optional to send. (If you did not file taxes you will need a letter stating why you didn't, such as you didn't make enough income, etc.)

-Paystubs for the past 6 months for both of you.

-Letters of employment for both of you stating your job and salary and how long you have been working there.

-Proof of citizenship for your father (probably a copy of the passport bio page)

-Bank statements if you are going to be adding your bank accounts into the total.

You can do some more research on Visa Journey and you'll probably find a ton of threads on this topic. Also make sure to read the instructions carefully for the I-864.

Good luck! star_smile.gif

Thanks so much hun :luv:

I'm sure i annoy so many people on this site with my remedial questions, but people like you replying with useful information really makes me feel like ONE DAY, my husband will be here :lol:


I know my timeline sucks, but my husbands P.O.E was on January 7th, 2013!

Greencard in hand! After almost 4 years, WE DID IT!

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