Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
sasaqlain

Getting Ready for ROC and Have a Sponsor Question!

17 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Pakistan
Timeline

Hi everybody. I wonder if some of my old friends are still around. I am sure many are already done worrying and moved on. Here is my situation.

I am still a few months away from my ROC but have started preparing for the documents. One of my major issues is that when I applied for I-485,

my wife was working full time and she had sponsored me. Right after I got my conditional green card, we had our baby and she had to quit her job.

Since then both of us are studying full time while I am supporting our family from my savings from my Home-country. We will be filing for Taxes

this year and since neither of us is working, our tax returns will show a balance of 0(Zero). Do I need another sponsor when I am filing for ROC,

since my wife doesn't have an income. I have not been a burden of the Government in any way till now, nor do I have any intentions of being so. In my case, My in-laws are unable to help since they are not financially sound to do so. Finances are not my problem. Handling the legal aspect of sponsorship is my concern.

Any suggestions or ideas?

Thank You.

Edited by saspk

IR5 For Parent

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
Timeline

The guide says nothing about having to have sponsors or proving income. 3 years past tax returns + other stuff but nothing about income proof.

http://www.visajourney.com/content/751guide


-------------------------------------------- as1cE-a0g410010MjgybHN8MDA5Njk4c3xNYXJyaWVkIGZvcg.gif

Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Pakistan
Timeline

The guide says nothing about having to have sponsors or proving income. 3 years past tax returns + other stuff but nothing about income proof.

http://www.visajourney.com/content/751guide

I hope you are right. My wife was well within the income group to sponsor me when I filed for Adjustment of Status, but I am concerned they might question or RFE when they go through our latest Tax Returns with negligible income. We have enough evidence otherwise.


IR5 For Parent

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
Timeline

We sent in our taxes for AOS, because of timing and circumstances we only had 1 year and AOS was approved and our income was LOW that year because we were getting ourselves established in a new business...USCIS mentioned NOTHING about our income AT ALL!

I don't think they are looking at your income, I think they are just making sure that you are in a good faith marriage, that your finance are intertwined. By filing a joint tax return it show a major joint financial obligation, it shows that you are living together in the US and it is substantial signed and sworn legal document.

I think you are fine, living off savings is not a crime!

Neither is being unemployed, lots of people are out of work these days, times are tough and circumstances change, that is just life!


07/16/07 posted I-129f

07/20/07 confirmed delivered by US Postal Service

8/23/07 No NOA1 !!!!

8/23/07 phoned USCIS (told they can't help until after 90 days)

8/23/07 contacted bank to get copy of Cx check...illegable...noc WAC#

tried for weeks to get actual check....not possible, had to wait the 90 days for info from USCIS

10/17/07 Phoned USCIS, got thru (!), got WAC number and NOA1 date!!!!

07/26/07 NOA1 (never recieved hard copy, was promised a copy would be sent)

11/01/07 Ordered copy of "long form" UK B.C.

11/05/07 Recieved B.C. (Wish USCIS was that fast!)

11/09/07 Submitted request for UK police records

12/04/07 APPROVED By USCIS NOA2 letter sent (or so they claim)

12/15/07 Police certificate recieved

12/28/07 Called NVC, not in system

01/04/08 petition forwarded to London

01/12/08 packet 3 received *rubs eye in disbelief* Speed and efficiency, can it be?

01/18/08 HARD COPY OF NOA2 ARRIVED...seems the snail made a wrong turn somewhere.

01/28/08 Returned packet 3 to London Embassy

02/12/08 Medical completed...no problem.

02/13/08 Packet 4 received from London Embassy

03/03/08 Embassy Interview

03/06/08 Visa Arrived....Lovely to finally see it even if it is a bit drab...after 8 month you think they'd have sprung for some gold foil or at least a COLOR photo?

TODAY...he's here! He's in the US! Hurrah!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you all for sharing your thoughts and sound advice. I just hope it doesn't take too long this time.

:)

Nothing useful to add, just wanted to say hi saspk! :D

We filed last week.


24q38dy.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Pakistan
Timeline

Nothing useful to add, just wanted to say hi saspk! :D

We filed last week.

Trillium13 :) Hi. Congrats on the filing bit. I hope you hear good news soon. Is anybody else from our batch still around. I kind of miss them all. Been around through thick and thin for each other here. Whats your say about my situation?


IR5 For Parent

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Trillium13 :) Hi. Congrats on the filing bit. I hope you hear good news soon. Is anybody else from our batch still around. I kind of miss them all. Been around through thick and thin for each other here. Whats your say about my situation?

I haven't seen anyone else familiar so far. I imagine we will before too long. :)

It's my understanding that once you get to this point, it's only about proving a bona fide marriage. I'm sure you're not the only one to ever be in this situation, and I've never seen anyone mention it.


24q38dy.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: France
Timeline

Hi everybody. I wonder if some of my old friends are still around. I am sure many are already done worrying and moved on. Here is my situation.

I am still a few months away from my ROC but have started preparing for the documents. One of my major issues is that when I applied for I-485,

my wife was working full time and she had sponsored me. Right after I got my conditional green card, we had our baby and she had to quit her job.

Since then both of us are studying full time while I am supporting our family from my savings from my Home-country. We will be filing for Taxes

this year and since neither of us is working, our tax returns will show a balance of 0(Zero). Do I need another sponsor when I am filing for ROC,

since my wife doesn't have an income. I have not been a burden of the Government in any way till now, nor do I have any intentions of being so. In my case, My in-laws are unable to help since they are not financially sound to do so. Finances are not my problem. Handling the legal aspect of sponsorship is my concern.

Any suggestions or ideas?

Thank You.

No worries at all. The USCIS basically just wanted a financial sponsor when you did the AOS to sign the I-864 to make sure you wouldn't use federal funds to stay above poverty line after getting the card. The AOS was accepted which means that USCIS was satisfied with your sponsor's I-864 and at that time, your wife earned more than the requirement. Once you get your green card after AOS, they don't care if your joint Adjusted Gross Income is below the requirement, as long as you are respecting the contract you signed with the I-864 (not using federal funds to stay above the poverty line). You are using the money you saved up which is completely acceptable.

What they want to see for the removal of conditions, is that you are filing your taxes jointly, this shows them that you are acting as a married couple.

If you attach your joint tax returns, USCIS will be satisfied with that. You can even attach a short cover letter explaining your situation and they will likely be even more satisfied if they see that you are looking after everyone with your savings acct.


I am the US citizen, my wife is the applicant.

Adjusting from J1 Trainee visa:

August 25th, 2010: Filed AOS package to USCIS

August 27th, 2010: Package received by USCIS

September 2nd, 2010: Received I797 for I-130, I-485, I-765

October 14th, 2010: Received biometrics appointment letter (will be on Nov 5th)

AOS interview will be on January 13th, 2011!

January 13th, 2011: Approved at the day of the interview

Next step, removal of conditions

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
Timeline

Trillium13 :) Hi. Congrats on the filing bit. I hope you hear good news soon. Is anybody else from our batch still around. I kind of miss them all. Been around through thick and thin for each other here. Whats your say about my situation?

Hi Saspak and Trillium

I always check in occasionally just to keep abreast of what is going on.There have been so many changes(all good ones) life has been like a blur. Am sure folks will come around soon again for ROC.

Cheers!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
Timeline

I get to do my ROC in September but i'm so antsy and excited(####### rly? lol) I wish I could do mine now! haha.


-------------------------------------------- as1cE-a0g410010MjgybHN8MDA5Njk4c3xNYXJyaWVkIGZvcg.gif

Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Romania
Timeline

Hi Saspk!!!I think you already had the answers to your questions, so I just wanted to say I am still around, I hope you remember me and my nerve wrecking AOS! :whistle: Getting ready to remove conditions already?Wow, time runs very fast! :star:


My N-400 Journey

06-02-2017 - N-400 package mailed to Dallas Lockbox

06-06-2017 - Credit card charged; received text and email confirming that application was received and NOA is on its way

06-10-2017 - Received NOA letter from NBC dated 06-05-2017

06-16-2017 - Received Biometrics Appointment Letter for 06-28-2017

01-19-2018 - Interview Letter sent

02-27-18 - Interview and Oath Ceremony. Finally US CITIZEN! 

My ROC Journey

03-08-2012 - I-751 package mailed to VSC

03-10-2012 - I-751 package delivered

03-14-2012 - Check cashed

03-15-2012 - NOA received, dated 03-12-2012

04-27-2012 - Biometrics appointment

11-23-2012 - ROC approved

11-28-2012 - Approval letter received

12-06-2012 - 10 years Green Card received

My AOS Journey

04-17-09 I-130&I-485&I-765 received by USCIS

04-19-10 AOS Approved

04-29-10 Green Card received

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Pakistan
Timeline

Hi Saspk!!!I think you already had the answers to your questions, so I just wanted to say I am still around, I hope you remember me and my nerve wrecking AOS! :whistle: Getting ready to remove conditions already?Wow, time runs very fast! :star:

Hi Juliava!! Ofcourse I remember you. Seems like we are gathering here again for our ROC. I am sure slowing others will resurface as well.:) I hope we all have a smooth ROC as compared to the dreadful AOS process... See you Around. Glad to hear from you :)


IR5 For Parent

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
Timeline

On top of everything that has been said.... another reason they request it is that not paying your taxes is reason for deportation.... That is one of the reasons they require you to send a letter saying "I am a student blah blah blah I don't work... I didn't file..." But the main reason is for proof of a real marriage like others have said.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×
×
  • Create New...