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I-864 IMPORTANT QUESTION

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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Need some advice please.

I currently was laid off from my job on 6/28/11. I have already made over the 125% requirement for 2011.

However I am now collecting unemployment benefits and will be receiving my first check this week. I am NOT on welfare or collecting any type of public assistance. The directions say "PUBLIC BENEFITS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED". I have downloaded the Poverty Guidelines and do not find that Unemployment falls into that category.

My question is why do I need a sponsor if I have already made the 125% which is required?

Thank you for your time.


Your I-130 was approved in 293 Days
04/18/2011 Sent in I-130
04/28/2011 NOA 1 Received in the Mail
11/10/2011 Received a REF **Must prove Bona Fide Marital Relationship**
01/03/2012 Sent REF documentation to California Service Center 2079 pages sent to USCIS
01/05/2012 UPDATED CASE STATUS...On January 5, 2012, we received your response to our request for evidence.
02/07/2012 NOA2 I-130 APPROVED

Embassy
06/27/2012 Interview Date
05/12/2012 Medical done in Lahore
06/272012 DENIED AT THE INTERVIEW 212(A)(5a) ***this code is incorrect*** We have no idea why they denied the visa!

APPEAL PROCESS
08/29/2012 File received back at NVC Embassy and forwarded to CSC
09/10/2012 Received a NOA 1 & Text Message that file was sent to California Service Center where they will make a decision on our case.

05/29/2013 Reaffirmed by USCIS without any appeal process

Embassy

07/02/2013 The Embassy called my husband for packet 3.

07/11/2013 My husband sent in packed 3

07/17/2013 Embassy refused our case yet again without an Interview and set our file back to NVC

07/20/2013 NVC returned out file to USCIS

09/29/2013 To date USCIS has not entered our case back into the system and no one knows where it is!



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Filed: Country: Ethiopia
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Who said you need a sponsor? All you need (the requirement) for the affidavit of support is your last (most recent) tax return, which is 2010. Everything else such as the tax return of the two prior years is optional. You can, however, send in the 3-6 of your last W2s. If you send your tax returns for 2010, 2009 and 2008, it will do more than enough. Temporarily loosing a job is normal and very understandable and won't hinder your application for immigration benefits.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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My understanding was that you need to show that you have ongoing employment, and you need an employment letter and last 6 month's pay stubs. Unemployment still counts as income for you. You probably still don't need a co-sponsor.

Please someone correct me if I'm wrong.


IR-1

Married: 12/29/2008

USCIS CSC

I-130 Sent : 11/05/2010

I-130 NOA1 :11/19/2010

I-130 NOA2 :05/20/2011

182 days - No RFE's

NVC

Received : 06/08/2011

DS-3032 / I-864 Bill : 06/08/2011

Receive I-864 Package : 06/10/2011

Completed DS-3032 : 06/11/2011 (NVC received 06/16/2011)

Pay I-864 Bill : 06/23/2011

Pay IV Bill : 07/22/2011

Return Completed I-864 & IV : 07/25/2011

NVC received: 07/27/2011

NVC RFE: 08/09/11

NVC RFE sent/NVC Received: 08/10/2011--08/12/2011

False RFE for IV: 08/10/11

False RFE for previous RFE: 08/11/11 & 08/14/2011

NVC Reviewed IV: 08/11/2011

SIF and Case Complete : 08/19/2011

Interview Date Set: 09/30/2011

EMBASSY

Medical: 11/11/2011

Interview: 11/16/2011 *APPROVED*

Visa Received: 11/21/11 (arrived on 3rd business day)

POE: 12/02/2011

Welcome Letter & SSN Arrived: 12/12/11

2nd Welcome Letter & 10-year GC Arrived: 12/17/11

-Happily Ever After-

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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Current and ongoing income is what is evaluated. Your unemployment income is what you have now. The former job doesn't apply. Do your annualized unemployment benefits met the income requirement? If not, then you may need a joint sponsor.

Who said you need a sponsor? All you need (the requirement) for the affidavit of support is your last (most recent) tax return, which is 2010. Everything else such as the tax return of the two prior years is optional. You can, however, send in the 3-6 of your last W2s. If you send your tax returns for 2010, 2009 and 2008, it will do more than enough. Temporarily loosing a job is normal and very understandable and won't hinder your application for immigration benefits.

This is incorrect.

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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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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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I have made over 49,000.00 for tax years 2010, 2009 and 2008 and am now collecting $498.00 per week on unemployment.

I have all the documents done BUT was just laid off due to the economy and I was told in another forum that I needed a sponsor and I don't understand why if I have meet all the requirements. I am just so scared to get a REF at this point. My husband and I are waiting on our NOA2.


Your I-130 was approved in 293 Days
04/18/2011 Sent in I-130
04/28/2011 NOA 1 Received in the Mail
11/10/2011 Received a REF **Must prove Bona Fide Marital Relationship**
01/03/2012 Sent REF documentation to California Service Center 2079 pages sent to USCIS
01/05/2012 UPDATED CASE STATUS...On January 5, 2012, we received your response to our request for evidence.
02/07/2012 NOA2 I-130 APPROVED

Embassy
06/27/2012 Interview Date
05/12/2012 Medical done in Lahore
06/272012 DENIED AT THE INTERVIEW 212(A)(5a) ***this code is incorrect*** We have no idea why they denied the visa!

APPEAL PROCESS
08/29/2012 File received back at NVC Embassy and forwarded to CSC
09/10/2012 Received a NOA 1 & Text Message that file was sent to California Service Center where they will make a decision on our case.

05/29/2013 Reaffirmed by USCIS without any appeal process

Embassy

07/02/2013 The Embassy called my husband for packet 3.

07/11/2013 My husband sent in packed 3

07/17/2013 Embassy refused our case yet again without an Interview and set our file back to NVC

07/20/2013 NVC returned out file to USCIS

09/29/2013 To date USCIS has not entered our case back into the system and no one knows where it is!



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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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I have made over 49,000.00 for tax years 2010, 2009 and 2008 and am now collecting $498.00 per week on unemployment.

I have all the documents done BUT was just laid off due to the economy and I was told in another forum that I needed a sponsor and I don't understand why if I have meet all the requirements. I am just so scared to get a REF at this point. My husband and I are waiting on our NOA2.

Your current income is now $498/week, which is an annual $25,896. Showing your past years' tax transcripts will show the CO that you have a history of strong income.

You ought to be ok unless your household count is 4 or greater. In that case I would suggest having a joint sponsor.


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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I have made over 49,000.00 for tax years 2010, 2009 and 2008 and am now collecting $498.00 per week on unemployment.

I have all the documents done BUT was just laid off due to the economy and I was told in another forum that I needed a sponsor and I don't understand why if I have meet all the requirements. I am just so scared to get a REF at this point. My husband and I are waiting on our NOA2.

The I-864 is a legal agreement that the petitioner/sponsor will reimburse the US government for any means tested benefit that the immigrant may receive in the future. To determine if the petitioner/sponsor can meet the commitment, the US government will look at past earnings (your tax returns) and your current earnings. It is your current and future earnings that is going to reimburse the government. While you have demonstrated a great work history, that is now somewhat irrelevant since that income stream has stop. The government is concern with how can you now and in the future meet your obligations under the I-864.

Look at this from the government's side;

I used to have a great job that paid me well as evidenced by my earnings from the last three years on my tax returns. Now, I am unemployed. If the immigrant I want to bring to the US receives a means tested benefit, I can reimburse the government because I have a ?????

I have a great job that pays me well as evidenced by my earnings from the last three years on my tax returns. I still have this great job and the income from it. If the immigrant I want to bring to the US receives a mans tested benefit, I can reimburse the government because I have reliable, steady, and adequate income from this job.

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