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Hi, once again VJ, so blessed to have this community.

here is the deal my co sponsor did his taxes in jamaica

because that is where he was working in 07-08, so my

question is, do you think those tax returns would be

acceptable by the US government, or would he still have

to file those back taxes in the US?

because that is what the CO is asking me for, his 07-08 taxes.

thanks all!


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HE MUST FILE THOSE TAXES WITH THE US, IF HE WAS A USC OR A LPR OF THE US AT THAT TIME, IF HE WAS NOT THEN YOU WILL NEED TO FIND ANOTHER CO-SPONOR.

yes he is a born us citizen..so i guess he will just have to

them in the us then.


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Event Date

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Jamaica

Marriage (if applicable): 2009-03-17

I-130 Sent : 2009-12-21

I-130 NOA1 :

I-130 RFE : 2010,11,06

I-130 RFE Sent : 2010,12,15

I-130 Approved : 2010-03-09

Interview Date : 2011-02-17 Submit Review

life is not about the breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away!♥♥♥

if god is for you who can be against you.

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Hi, once again VJ, so blessed to have this community.here is the deal my co sponsor did his taxes in jamaicabecause that is where he was working in 07-08, so my question is, do you think those tax returns would be acceptable by the US government, or would he still have to file those back taxes in the US? because that is what the CO is asking me for, his 07-08 taxes.

thanks all!

There is a tax filing requirement in Jamaica..?


Current cut off date F2A - Nov 08, 2016

Brother's Journey (F2A) - PD Dec 30, 2010


Dec 30 2010 - Notice of Action 1 (NOA1)
May 12 2011 - Notice of Action 2 (NOA2)
May 23 2011 - NVC case # Assigned
Nov 17 2011 - COA / I-864 received
Nov 18 2011 - Sent COA
Apr 30 2012 - Pay AOS fee

Oct 15 2012 - Pay IV fee
Oct 25 2012 - Sent AOS/IV Package

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I wanted to ask the same thing, knowing the tax filing system or lack of in JA, why would a USS file taxes within the JA tax system. But I just answered the question.

well guys i appreciate your replies. and to answer your speculations, he filed taxes here because he has his businesses here o.k.


IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Jamaica

Marriage (if applicable): 2009-03-17

I-130 Sent : 2009-12-21

I-130 NOA1 :

I-130 RFE : 2010,11,06

I-130 RFE Sent : 2010,12,15

I-130 Approved : 2010-03-09

Interview Date : 2011-02-17 Submit Review

life is not about the breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away!♥♥♥

if god is for you who can be against you.

blue slipped!!

-- Second Interview Date (IR-1/CR-1 Visa):

28/3/2011...APPROVED!!!!APPROVED, APPROVED!!!!!

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well guys i appreciate your replies. and to answer your speculations, he filed taxes here because he has his businesses here o.k.

I see then no.. that's to satisfy the Jamaican Government.


Current cut off date F2A - Nov 08, 2016

Brother's Journey (F2A) - PD Dec 30, 2010


Dec 30 2010 - Notice of Action 1 (NOA1)
May 12 2011 - Notice of Action 2 (NOA2)
May 23 2011 - NVC case # Assigned
Nov 17 2011 - COA / I-864 received
Nov 18 2011 - Sent COA
Apr 30 2012 - Pay AOS fee

Oct 15 2012 - Pay IV fee
Oct 25 2012 - Sent AOS/IV Package

Oct 29 2012 - Pkg Delivered
Dec 24 2012 - Case Complete

May 17 2013 - Interview-Approved

July 19 2013 - Enter the USA

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Did he have forgein income for the last three years? I wonder if they will accept him as a co-sponsor, because this will eliminate the reason why they are accepting co-sponors.

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Did he have forgein income for the last three years? I wonder if they will accept him as a co-sponsor, because this will eliminate the reason why they are accepting co-sponors.

o.k so here is the deal, he filed the K-1 VISA for his fiance, and he used the jamiacn tax return to do it. and they didn't even question it

or mention it. so i really do not know if there will be an issue about it. but isn't there a dual treaty between jamaica and the united sates

regarding taxes? the way i understand it, is that if you pay taxes in in one country for a tax yr, you don't need to do it in another country

for the same year, isn't that like double jeopardy? and to answer the question, yes he had foreign income for those years. so it's all tricky

lol...what do you think?


IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Jamaica

Marriage (if applicable): 2009-03-17

I-130 Sent : 2009-12-21

I-130 NOA1 :

I-130 RFE : 2010,11,06

I-130 RFE Sent : 2010,12,15

I-130 Approved : 2010-03-09

Interview Date : 2011-02-17 Submit Review

life is not about the breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away!♥♥♥

if god is for you who can be against you.

blue slipped!!

-- Second Interview Date (IR-1/CR-1 Visa):

28/3/2011...APPROVED!!!!APPROVED, APPROVED!!!!!

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Vett, you need to be thinking about getting another co-sponsor. No the US and Jamaica don't have any such agreement about taxes. The answer to your question about double jeopardy, there is no such thing we are two separate countries. Our tax system has absolute nothing to do with Jamaica, and the Jamaica tax system has nothing to do with the US.

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Vett, you need to be thinking about getting another co-sponsor. No the US and Jamaica don't have any such agreement about taxes. The answer to your question about double jeopardy, there is no such thing we are two separate countries. Our tax system has absolute nothing to do with Jamaica, and the Jamaica tax system has nothing to do with the US.

Are you the USC for this petition?

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Vett, you need to be thinking about getting another co-sponsor. No the US and Jamaica don't have any such agreement about taxes. The answer to your question about double jeopardy, there is no such thing we are two separate countries. Our tax system has absolute nothing to do with Jamaica, and the Jamaica tax system has nothing to do with the US.

o.k well i don't know how it works, so i guess file in the us or get another sponsor. no i am the beneficiary.he is sponsoring me.

thanks much for your answers.


IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Jamaica

Marriage (if applicable): 2009-03-17

I-130 Sent : 2009-12-21

I-130 NOA1 :

I-130 RFE : 2010,11,06

I-130 RFE Sent : 2010,12,15

I-130 Approved : 2010-03-09

Interview Date : 2011-02-17 Submit Review

life is not about the breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away!♥♥♥

if god is for you who can be against you.

blue slipped!!

-- Second Interview Date (IR-1/CR-1 Visa):

28/3/2011...APPROVED!!!!APPROVED, APPROVED!!!!!

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If he's a US-born citizen he's required by law to file tax returns with the US' IRS even when he doesn't live in the US, as any foreign income needs to be reported. He won't owe tax to the US government (unless his earnings are over a certain threshold), but he has to file the returns. If he hasn't done so, he can file retrospectively with IRS for up to the 3 most recent years, and he won't be penalized. Many US expats don't know that and end up filing retrospectively - the IRS never gave them a problem.

However, if is currently living and earning income in Jamaica, he can't unfortunately be a joint sponsor for your visa. Joint sponsors are required to be living and earning their income in the US at the time of signing the affidavit, in addition to the requirement to be US citizens or US Legal Permanent Residents. Otherwise they won't qualify and they won't be accepted as joint sponsors. Unfortunately it sounds like you'll need to look for another joint sponsor.


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