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Alyssa McKinney

Form I-864 Questions

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Hello, I have been working so hard on my husband's visa. He is German, we are residing there and I am close to the interview stage.

I just have a few questions about the I-864 form. I would truly appreciate any help.


1. Do I use my case number for an A-number? I assume no,but just checking.

2. I am filing this form in April. So, 2010 would count as the most recent tax year?

3. I did not file taxes for 2010 because I did not make enough, plus I have been in Germany over one year. Do I need to write an explanation of this?

4. We will use a joint sponsor, my husband's aunt. Even though she does not live in the state we are moving to, she can still be the joint sponsor? Will she need to produce more than just the completed form, proof of citizenship, tax return and W-2s, etc. I guess that would depend on the case, but that's the basics?

5. If you are familiar with the form, I have a question about part 4. Do I put my permanent U.S. address or my address in Germany?

thanks so much!

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1) I-130 tends to not generate an A#, so if there is none, simply write "None"

2) If after April 15, NVC or consulate can ask for 2010 return if they question current income.

3) You can always file a return with no income, and attach to the I-864. US citizens may be exempt from paying tax on foreign income, however they are not exempt from filing a 1040 each year.

4) There is no requirement that a joint sponsor lives in same state, only that they live in The USA or it's territories. Will need to attach proof of US domicile.

5) can be where you are currently living, however #15 MUST be USA, if not, then you cannot provide an I-864 as primary sponsor, no I-864, no visa. You need to attach evidence that you maintained US domicile.

Moving this to the NVC forum.. Other thread indicates I-130 approved, makes me think you are dealing with NVC processing now.

Your profile and timeline are confusing, Profile says Adjustment of status pending?? (Do you have an I-485 processing with USCIS??) Timeline also is confusing, did you file an I-130 for a spouse visa???

Edited by YuAndDan

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