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Filed: Country: India
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I'm confused. I just prepared my CR-1 package last month and sent it in and included all the same documents, etc. from my co-sponsor. USCIS rejected my co-sponsor and sent him my birth certificate and divorce papers back yet they approved my petition. They rejected it because they said the check wasn't in the envelope to pay for it. That leads me to ask if the co-sponsor has to pay the fee as well? So that means our immigration process would cost double?

Also, is it going to cause me further trouble when they don't have my documents (the ones they sent back to him)? I can pay the fee if I have to but, searching here and at USCIS I don't see anywhere that says the co-sponsor has to pay a separate fee. Which makes me also wonder if I even needed to include him at this time. Does the co-sponsor need to be included in the I-130 filing or only for the affidavit of support?


January 2009 - K-1 Denied by the consulate

January 2011 - Moved to India - Yikes!

October 2011 - DCF filing rejected by overzealous employee at the embassy

December 2011 - Tourist visa denied (not surprising)

March 2012 - CR1/IR1 process started

May 1, 2012 - RFE and some of our information was entered into the computer wrong by the CSC

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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No there is no fee for co-sponsors or joint sponsors.

You send the affidavit of support and all other evidence for it at the NVC portion. Not before.

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Affidavit of support paperwork, which includes joint sponsor information, is not sent to USCIS with the I-130, it is sent to the NVC. A joint sponsor would not owe any fee.

Remember, USCIS has no say and the NVC does not have final say on the public charge determination, a CO at the Embassy or Consulate makes that determination.


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April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
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September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

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Filed: Country: India
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Then that's where I got confused. I sent all of his paperwork with mine. Thanks so much for your help.

Any thoughts on them sending back my birth certificate and divorce papers? USCIS specifically said I had to have those in my package. Should I have him send them back to USCIS?


January 2009 - K-1 Denied by the consulate

January 2011 - Moved to India - Yikes!

October 2011 - DCF filing rejected by overzealous employee at the embassy

December 2011 - Tourist visa denied (not surprising)

March 2012 - CR1/IR1 process started

May 1, 2012 - RFE and some of our information was entered into the computer wrong by the CSC

Read about all the shenanigans of my relationship at American Punjaban PI

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