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i just got an RFE.

my wife has made over a million dollars a year for the last 4 years. i couldn't send her 2005 tax forms because she files in 5 states and another country. they are complex and arent complete yet.

i sent the previous three years tax forms .

i have been retired since 1999.

i also sent copies of my brokerage account > $500,000 and a copy of her brokerage account > $1,000,000 with a letter saying that "if we were both retired we would still qualify based just on assets" i wrote that note because i suspected that they cant use their brains and figure out that if she has clearly paid over $300,000 in taxes for three years then she probably qualifies for the $20,000 poverty line.

well sure enough, they cant use their brains.

now they want a letter from her employer showing among other things "prospects for advancement"

i near wet myself laughing at the idea that if she doesnt get a raise they wont let me stay!

i know this just slows things down for us and i know we are very fortunate in our life. we really feel for people who struggle to find additional sponsors or to make ends meet.

however, i really had to share the boneheadedness of this one with you.


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"What a joke" is putting it mildly..... but I'm certainly NOT surprised!!!!

Anything USCIS does can't shock you.... all you can do is shake your head and wait, wait, wait!!!!

Good luck for a speedy resolution of your situation.


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Now that is funny ... ROFL

:lol::lol::lol:


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I recall about a year or so ago a couple whose AOS was denied because the US half didn't have a job, but used assets worth well over 1 million dollars for the affidavit. They later resolved it and she was approved, but USCIS sometimes doesn't pay attention to assets, they just look for income. They're weird that way ;)


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i just got an RFE.

my wife has made over a million dollars a year for the last 4 years. i couldn't send her 2005 tax forms because she files in 5 states and another country. they are complex and arent complete yet.

i sent the previous three years tax forms .

i have been retired since 1999.

i also sent copies of my brokerage account > $500,000 and a copy of her brokerage account > $1,000,000 with a letter saying that "if we were both retired we would still qualify based just on assets" i wrote that note because i suspected that they cant use their brains and figure out that if she has clearly paid over $300,000 in taxes for three years then she probably qualifies for the $20,000 poverty line.

well sure enough, they cant use their brains.

now they want a letter from her employer showing among other things "prospects for advancement"

i near wet myself laughing at the idea that if she doesnt get a raise they wont let me stay!

i know this just slows things down for us and i know we are very fortunate in our life. we really feel for people who struggle to find additional sponsors or to make ends meet.

however, i really had to share the boneheadedness of this one with you.

That is crazy! :wacko:

Peter Miami


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06-29-06 - Biometrics Done!

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07-11-06 - RFE Delivered @ 10:54AM Sign by D. Atwell

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i just got an RFE.

my wife has made over a million dollars a year for the last 4 years. i couldn't send her 2005 tax forms because she files in 5 states and another country. they are complex and arent complete yet.

i sent the previous three years tax forms .

i have been retired since 1999.

i also sent copies of my brokerage account > $500,000 and a copy of her brokerage account > $1,000,000 with a letter saying that "if we were both retired we would still qualify based just on assets" i wrote that note because i suspected that they cant use their brains and figure out that if she has clearly paid over $300,000 in taxes for three years then she probably qualifies for the $20,000 poverty line.

well sure enough, they cant use their brains.

now they want a letter from her employer showing among other things "prospects for advancement"

i near wet myself laughing at the idea that if she doesnt get a raise they wont let me stay!

i know this just slows things down for us and i know we are very fortunate in our life. we really feel for people who struggle to find additional sponsors or to make ends meet.

however, i really had to share the boneheadedness of this one with you.

That is crazy! :wacko:

Peter Miami

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Reba,

I'd be interested to know how this person you reference presented his financial information. (I recognize that you probably do not know.) He may not have had a job, but he was getting income from somewhere - he's gotta eat.

A million dollars of assets ought to be able to produce a sufficient income.

Yodrak

I recall about a year or so ago a couple whose AOS was denied because the US half didn't have a job, but used assets worth well over 1 million dollars for the affidavit. They later resolved it and she was approved, but USCIS sometimes doesn't pay attention to assets, they just look for income. They're weird that way

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My friend has a law degree and she says what is helpful is an Accountant Statement, which is a financial affidavid to prove that you, not only hold these assets, but their earning potential is also documented.

Costs a couple of hundred bucks but it is worth it

Annie (and Lea, my friend)


2005 August 27th Happily Married

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Prospects for advancement? Now that is something I've never heard them ask about before....

I really think sometimes they get so used to seeing papers in some exact form that if you send them something that they aren't used to they just glaze over and give you an RFE without even trying to read it. I mean, over a million dollars? Who are they kidding? I thought they were nuts when they asked for more info when my cosponsor makes about four times the poverty level and showed it in taxes but they've gone to a whole new level! Sadly all you can do is just reguritate the same things to them or put them in a new format that will make them happy. I would so love to watch an adjucations officer and see what they're thinking when they do this....


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JamesMiranda,

As I indicated in my response to Reba - I would so love to see how applicant's present their information and know what they're thinking when they put it together. All we know from VJ is that, 'I submitted this, that, and those' - but what did 'this, that, and those' look like?

After having participated here for a while I worry.

Yodrak

.... I would so love to watch an adjucations officer and see what they're thinking when they do this....

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I would so love to watch an adjucations officer and see what they're thinking when they do this....

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KIDDING, KIDDING! :lol:

:thumbs:

Although, for all the trouble they cause I would never deny that they are doing us a great service in allowing us to be with our loved ones, that is a great priviledge we've been granted :)


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02/13/2015 - NOA received

03/10/2015 - Biometrics

03/12/2015 - In-Line for Interview

04/09/2015 - E-notification for Interview Letter

05/18/2015 - Interview - passed!

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i just got an RFE.

my wife has made over a million dollars a year for the last 4 years. i couldn't send her 2005 tax forms because she files in 5 states and another country. they are complex and arent complete yet.

i sent the previous three years tax forms .

i have been retired since 1999.

i also sent copies of my brokerage account > $500,000 and a copy of her brokerage account > $1,000,000 with a letter saying that "if we were both retired we would still qualify based just on assets" i wrote that note because i suspected that they cant use their brains and figure out that if she has clearly paid over $300,000 in taxes for three years then she probably qualifies for the $20,000 poverty line.

well sure enough, they cant use their brains.

now they want a letter from her employer showing among other things "prospects for advancement"

i near wet myself laughing at the idea that if she doesnt get a raise they wont let me stay!

i know this just slows things down for us and i know we are very fortunate in our life. we really feel for people who struggle to find additional sponsors or to make ends meet.

however, i really had to share the boneheadedness of this one with you.

That's unfortunate.....on a separate note, be thankful that while earning 1 milllion she's only in the 30% income tax bracket! :lol:


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That's unfortunate.....on a separate note, be thankful that while earning 1 milllion she's only in the 30% income tax bracket! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laughing.gif)

Ha! I wish it were only 30%.

You would think that uscis could open up the IRS account and check SSN with income and be done with it. But that would mean they would have to lay off some people!

Edited by kingofbanff

"Never pet a burning dog." Euclid

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On another note of inefficiency, i was fingerprinted in Vancouver. I am going for biometrics next week (more fingerprinting) and tomorrow I get fingerprinted because i am learning to fly and TSA has to check me out also!

I hope this isnt like your credit score. The more times different financial institutions look at your credit score, the lower it goes. Its because they all worry you are getting credit from all of them.

If I get fingerprinted once more and they are sent to the FBI, the Feebs are going to be wondering about me and maybe coming for a visit! :D


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