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Hi!

Today i visited the US embassy in Stockholm Sweden and filed a i-130 petition.

I am now asked to send in a copy of the "Federal Income Tax return for the most recent taxable years"

This is the situation, its my wife filing the petition for me since she is an US.Citizen but has lived in Sweden for all of her life. So no tax reports has been filed to IRS. And the income hasn't been so high either since she is 24 years old and have been studying for a while.

So the question is, can she file taxes from 3-5 years back in time, and what forms are used to do this?

Will she be obliged to pay double taxes?

Thanks in advance..


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23/05/2011 - My wife filed i-130 at the US Embassy in Stockholm

1/06/2011 - Medical Exam, Chest X-ray

16/6/2011 - Sent in all documents to Embassy

20/6/2011 - Recieved letter from Embassy with Scheduled Interview

29/6/2011 - Interview - almost approved, had to send them one more paper

11/7/2011 - Recieved VISA paggage, not even 2 months total time :-)

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Yes, she can try visiting or contacting the IRS wedsite..

Me and my husband has been out of the US for 8 years all along those 8 years we are paying income tax back to the USA.Because we know for sure that it is one the document needed to file for Green Card .

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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I don't think you have to pay taxes if you live out of the US for 11 out of 12 months in a year.

Incorrect. The US taxes on worldwide income.


I-864 Affidavit of Support FAQ -->> https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/immigrant-process/documents/support/i-864-frequently-asked-questions.html

FOREIGN INCOME REPORTING & TAX FILING -->> https://www.irs.gov/publications/p54/ch01.html#en_US_2015_publink100047318

CALL THIS NUMBER TO ORDER IRS TAX TRANSCRIPTS >> 800-908-9946

PLEASE READ THE GUIDES -->> Link to Visa Journey Guides

MULTI ENTRY SPOUSE VISA TO VN -->>Link to Visa Exemption for Vietnamese Residents Overseas & Their Spouses

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Hi!

Today i visited the US embassy in Stockholm Sweden and filed a i-130 petition.

I am now asked to send in a copy of the "Federal Income Tax return for the most recent taxable years"

This is the situation, its my wife filing the petition for me since she is an US.Citizen but has lived in Sweden for all of her life. So no tax reports has been filed to IRS. And the income hasn't been so high either since she is 24 years old and have been studying for a while.

So the question is, can she file taxes from 3-5 years back in time, and what forms are used to do this?

Will she be obliged to pay double taxes?

Thanks in advance..

There is a foreign income exclusion up to a point. And also a minimum income to file a tax return. See this web page from the IRS website to get information pertaining to international tax filing >> http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/international/index.html

Some other items that may need to be addressed are: the USC must establish a domicile in the US; it sounds like a joint sponsor will be needed and that sponsor must be a US citizen or Green Card holder. This link I-864 FAQ may have useful information as well.


I-864 Affidavit of Support FAQ -->> https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/immigrant-process/documents/support/i-864-frequently-asked-questions.html

FOREIGN INCOME REPORTING & TAX FILING -->> https://www.irs.gov/publications/p54/ch01.html#en_US_2015_publink100047318

CALL THIS NUMBER TO ORDER IRS TAX TRANSCRIPTS >> 800-908-9946

PLEASE READ THE GUIDES -->> Link to Visa Journey Guides

MULTI ENTRY SPOUSE VISA TO VN -->>Link to Visa Exemption for Vietnamese Residents Overseas & Their Spouses

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There is a foreign income exclusion up to a point. And also a minimum income to file a tax return. See this web page from the IRS website to get information pertaining to international tax filing >> http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/international/index.html

Some other items that may need to be addressed are: the USC must establish a domicile in the US; it sounds like a joint sponsor will be needed and that sponsor must be a US citizen or Green Card holder. This link I-864 FAQ may have useful information as well.

Hi, thanks for a good answer.

My wife has never lived in the US, but her grandparents live there, have lived there for all their lifes. I guess that they can be a sponsor aswell.

But at the embassy they told us that if we had assets of more than 55000 dollars that would be enough.

We have a domicile in the US, so those things are sorted out.

The only questionmark for me is how i fill out the form 1040_EZ, she hasn't had som much income the last 3 years.


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23/05/2011 - My wife filed i-130 at the US Embassy in Stockholm

1/06/2011 - Medical Exam, Chest X-ray

16/6/2011 - Sent in all documents to Embassy

20/6/2011 - Recieved letter from Embassy with Scheduled Interview

29/6/2011 - Interview - almost approved, had to send them one more paper

11/7/2011 - Recieved VISA paggage, not even 2 months total time :-)

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Hi!

Today i visited the US embassy in Stockholm Sweden and filed a i-130 petition.

I am now asked to send in a copy of the "Federal Income Tax return for the most recent taxable years"

This is the situation, its my wife filing the petition for me since she is an US.Citizen but has lived in Sweden for all of her life. So no tax reports has been filed to IRS. And the income hasn't been so high either since she is 24 years old and have been studying for a while.

So the question is, can she file taxes from 3-5 years back in time, and what forms are used to do this?

Will she be obliged to pay double taxes?

Thanks in advance..

Just want to say congratz to the filing of the I-130 it is an exiting journey you guys have started and I wish you the best of luck from one Swede to another. May your journey be short and problem free. You are certainly doing it the smart way with consular filing.


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Just want to say congratz to the filing of the I-130 it is an exiting journey you guys have started and I wish you the best of luck from one Swede to another. May your journey be short and problem free. You are certainly doing it the smart way with consular filing.

Thank You!

I did the medical exam yesterday, and now im only filling out the last parts of i-864. Its very exciting! :-)


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23/05/2011 - My wife filed i-130 at the US Embassy in Stockholm

1/06/2011 - Medical Exam, Chest X-ray

16/6/2011 - Sent in all documents to Embassy

20/6/2011 - Recieved letter from Embassy with Scheduled Interview

29/6/2011 - Interview - almost approved, had to send them one more paper

11/7/2011 - Recieved VISA paggage, not even 2 months total time :-)

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