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I-864 - recent tax return only or 3 years to avoid RFE?

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it seems that alot of VJ folks use 3 years of tax return to demonstrate the financial support for the I-864. The reason I ask this is because the IRS website did not seem to take any submission from me, I have tried ordering transcripts for myself (f-1 visa) and my sponsor (USC spouse) about 3 weeks ago, and never received anything in the mail at all. I called the IRS toll free # and they said they would send again.

Has anyone sent only the most recent tax return as a sponsor/joint sponsor and still got approved for AOS without RFE ??

Any advice is appreciated!


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On the form, it said last 3 years is optional, so I included only the latest tax return (2011) along with most recent bank statement and 3 pay stubs.

I sure hope they'll accept this kind of deal. I filed 864 last week and kinda wondered myself if it was sufficient.

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On the form, it said last 3 years is optional, so I included only the latest tax return (2011) along with most recent bank statement and 3 pay stubs.

I sure hope they'll accept this kind of deal. I filed 864 last week and kinda wondered myself if it was sufficient.

Thanks for the reply! Let's keep our fingers crossed!


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7/20/12 Package Delivered to lockbox

7/26/12 email receipt received

7/30/12 Checks cashed

8/13/12 NOAs received

8/15/12 Biometrics Letter received

9/7/12 Biometrics Completed

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Quick question on this.... last year I was laid off and didn't work for almost 1/2 the year so my income was right at $17,728 which is well under the $18,900 something minimum. I wasn't able to find a job so I moved to Maryland and this year I will earn well over the minimum and of course the tax year 2010 I was over the minimum as well. I will have to get 2009 as I do not have a copy of those taxes with me, just 2010 and 2011 taxes.

Will we be possibly denied because of 2011 taxes? I can show current earnings/check stubs but worried about last year! Thanks!!


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Hi,

it seems that alot of VJ folks use 3 years of tax return to demonstrate the financial support for the I-864. The reason I ask this is because the IRS website did not seem to take any submission from me, I have tried ordering transcripts for myself (f-1 visa) and my sponsor (USC spouse) about 3 weeks ago, and never received anything in the mail at all. I called the IRS toll free # and they said they would send again.

Has anyone sent only the most recent tax return as a sponsor/joint sponsor and still got approved for AOS without RFE ??

Any advice is appreciated!

The big reason to send the last 3 is to prove that you've met the requirement (form instructions, page 8) to have filed tax returns for the most recent 3 years. It can also show an earning pattern that may be helpful in some instances.

Why risk the delay that comes from an RFE?


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

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I sent the last two because I had them handy, but didn't select the "im sending the last 3" box, because i was only sending 2.

I'm not worried about the I-864 in any way shape or form... my wife and I drive BMWs for gods sake...


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(DAY 00) 06/18/2012 - Sent AOS Package to Chicago Lockbox

(DAY 01) 06/19/2012 - AOS Package received

(DAY 04) 06/22/2012 - Texts/Emails from USCIS confirming receipt

(DAY 07) 06/25/2012 - I-130 and I-485 checks cashed

(DAY 08) 06/26/2012 - NOA received in the mail

(DAY 12) 06/30/2012 - Biometrics appointment letter received in the mail. Appointment for 7/17/2012

(DAY 29) 07/17/2012 - Biometrics completed.

(DAY 51) 08/08/2012 - Interview email received. Scheduled for 9/11.

(DAY 53) 08/10/2012 - Paper Interview notice received in mail.

(DAY 86) 09/11/2012 - Interview. Approved on the spot.

(DAY 86) 09/11/2012 - GC Production ordered

(DAY 86) 09/11/2012 - EAD production ordered (not that I need it now...)

(DAY 87) 09/12/2012 - Case status moved from "card production" to "decision"

(DAY 89) 09/14/2012 - 2nd GC production ordered notice

(DAY 92) 09/17/2012 - EAD and GC mailed

(DAY 94) 09/19/2012 - EAD and GC IN HAND!

 

 

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(DAY 000) 08/15/2017 - N-400 Filed Online

(DAY 000) 08/15/2017 - Receipt Received, Case number assigned

(DAY 004) 08/19/2017 - Biometrics Appointment notification received

(DAY 010) 08/25/2017 - Biometrics Appointment PDF Posted (Date: 09/05/2017)

(DAY 013) 08/28/2017 - Biometrics Appointment Completed Early (Walk-In)

(DAY 014) 08/29/2017 - Case status now "We Reviewed Your Biometrics". 

(DAY 053) 10/06/2017 - In-line for interview. EGOV updated to "Interview Was Scheduled"

(DAY 054) 10/07/2017 - Interview scheduled. ELIS updated to "View your letter on your documents tab"

(DAY 057) 10/10/2017 - Interview PDF posted (Interview Date: 11/14/2017)

(DAY 092) 11/14/2017 - Interview in San Diego (Approved)

(DAY 112) 12/04/2017 - EGOV updated to "Oath Ceremony Notice Was Mailed"

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Quick question on this.... last year I was laid off and didn't work for almost 1/2 the year so my income was right at $17,728 which is well under the $18,900 something minimum. I wasn't able to find a job so I moved to Maryland and this year I will earn well over the minimum and of course the tax year 2010 I was over the minimum as well. I will have to get 2009 as I do not have a copy of those taxes with me, just 2010 and 2011 taxes.

Will we be possibly denied because of 2011 taxes? I can show current earnings/check stubs but worried about last year! Thanks!!

Current income is what counts. Make sure you send in proof of current employment, which shows you over the threshold.

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Thanks for all your replies! I think I should just wait until we received all 3 years of past tax return transcripts to play it safe.


7/17/12 AOS Package Sent via USPS

7/20/12 Package Delivered to lockbox

7/26/12 email receipt received

7/30/12 Checks cashed

8/13/12 NOAs received

8/15/12 Biometrics Letter received

9/7/12 Biometrics Completed

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Thanks for all your replies! I think I should just wait until we received all 3 years of past tax return transcripts to play it safe.

Or you can send a letter telling them what brand of car you drive. whistling.gif


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

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Or you can send a letter telling them what brand of car you drive. whistling.gif

Is it that easy? Damn, maybe I'll give the interviewer a ride in it to get an on-the-spot approval :P

Sorry, i suppose it was unnecessary to mention the car.. I guess it's just a bit staggering how many threads I read here where the I-864 is a legitimate concern. There's a reason they have income requirements...


05/15/2006 - Moved to Kansas, USA on TN Status

10/16/2009 - Married in Missouri, USA
 

Family-based AOS from TN Status - Complete

Spoiler

(DAY 00) 06/18/2012 - Sent AOS Package to Chicago Lockbox

(DAY 01) 06/19/2012 - AOS Package received

(DAY 04) 06/22/2012 - Texts/Emails from USCIS confirming receipt

(DAY 07) 06/25/2012 - I-130 and I-485 checks cashed

(DAY 08) 06/26/2012 - NOA received in the mail

(DAY 12) 06/30/2012 - Biometrics appointment letter received in the mail. Appointment for 7/17/2012

(DAY 29) 07/17/2012 - Biometrics completed.

(DAY 51) 08/08/2012 - Interview email received. Scheduled for 9/11.

(DAY 53) 08/10/2012 - Paper Interview notice received in mail.

(DAY 86) 09/11/2012 - Interview. Approved on the spot.

(DAY 86) 09/11/2012 - GC Production ordered

(DAY 86) 09/11/2012 - EAD production ordered (not that I need it now...)

(DAY 87) 09/12/2012 - Case status moved from "card production" to "decision"

(DAY 89) 09/14/2012 - 2nd GC production ordered notice

(DAY 92) 09/17/2012 - EAD and GC mailed

(DAY 94) 09/19/2012 - EAD and GC IN HAND!

 

 

N-400 Application (5 year residency) - San Diego Field Office - Complete

Spoiler

 

(DAY 000) 08/15/2017 - N-400 Filed Online

(DAY 000) 08/15/2017 - Receipt Received, Case number assigned

(DAY 004) 08/19/2017 - Biometrics Appointment notification received

(DAY 010) 08/25/2017 - Biometrics Appointment PDF Posted (Date: 09/05/2017)

(DAY 013) 08/28/2017 - Biometrics Appointment Completed Early (Walk-In)

(DAY 014) 08/29/2017 - Case status now "We Reviewed Your Biometrics". 

(DAY 053) 10/06/2017 - In-line for interview. EGOV updated to "Interview Was Scheduled"

(DAY 054) 10/07/2017 - Interview scheduled. ELIS updated to "View your letter on your documents tab"

(DAY 057) 10/10/2017 - Interview PDF posted (Interview Date: 11/14/2017)

(DAY 092) 11/14/2017 - Interview in San Diego (Approved)

(DAY 112) 12/04/2017 - EGOV updated to "Oath Ceremony Notice Was Mailed"

(DAY 113) 12/05/2017 - ELIS updated to "View your letter on your documents tab"

(DAY 128) 12/20/2017 - Oath Ceremony Completed.

 

 

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Is it that easy? Damn, maybe I'll give the interviewer a ride in it to get an on-the-spot approval :P

Sorry, i suppose it was unnecessary to mention the car.. I guess it's just a bit staggering how many threads I read here where the I-864 is a legitimate concern. There's a reason they have income requirements...

So you never realized there were poor people before? The poor don't deserve to be with their families?


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:)

The guy who just mentioned having BMW's shouldn't immediately after be commenting on all the people for whom the income requirement is a struggle. It's just comes off really bad. (George Bush - like) ;)

But I consider myself "poor" and the income requirement is no issue for me. It's really, really low. So even though I don't drive a BMW or anything close (we are a 1 car family) I also have been shocked at how many people struggle with the income requirement. Not that I don't think poor people shouldn't be with their families. More that I'm surprised so many people make less than 18,000 and are able to survive on it.

Oh, and I sent the most recent tax return and ordered transcripts of the rest, just in case I get asked.


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5/21/2012 - Email/text notifications received at 4:50 p.m.

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6/19/2012 - Biometrics completed.

7/02/2012 - Text/email/hard copy notification of interview.

7/30/2012 - EAD card production ordered.

8/02/2012 - Interview @ 2:00

8/02/2012 - Email notification of GC production at 5:30pm

8/07/2012 - Second GC production email

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8/08/2012 - GC mailed.

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The guy who just mentioned having BMW's shouldn't immediately after be commenting on all the people for whom the income requirement is a struggle. It's just comes off really bad. (George Bush - like) ;)

But I consider myself "poor" and the income requirement is no issue for me. It's really, really low. So even though I don't drive a BMW or anything close (we are a 1 car family) I also have been shocked at how many people struggle with the income requirement. Not that I don't think poor people shouldn't be with their families. More that I'm surprised so many people make less than 18,000 and are able to survive on it.

Oh, and I sent the most recent tax return and ordered transcripts of the rest, just in case I get asked.

^ That was the key point I was trying to make (and apparently did so in bad taste. I'd edit the original post, but I can't now. :whistle: ).

George Bush like? That's even meaner than the original comment :(:bonk: lol

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05/15/2006 - Moved to Kansas, USA on TN Status

10/16/2009 - Married in Missouri, USA
 

Family-based AOS from TN Status - Complete

Spoiler

(DAY 00) 06/18/2012 - Sent AOS Package to Chicago Lockbox

(DAY 01) 06/19/2012 - AOS Package received

(DAY 04) 06/22/2012 - Texts/Emails from USCIS confirming receipt

(DAY 07) 06/25/2012 - I-130 and I-485 checks cashed

(DAY 08) 06/26/2012 - NOA received in the mail

(DAY 12) 06/30/2012 - Biometrics appointment letter received in the mail. Appointment for 7/17/2012

(DAY 29) 07/17/2012 - Biometrics completed.

(DAY 51) 08/08/2012 - Interview email received. Scheduled for 9/11.

(DAY 53) 08/10/2012 - Paper Interview notice received in mail.

(DAY 86) 09/11/2012 - Interview. Approved on the spot.

(DAY 86) 09/11/2012 - GC Production ordered

(DAY 86) 09/11/2012 - EAD production ordered (not that I need it now...)

(DAY 87) 09/12/2012 - Case status moved from "card production" to "decision"

(DAY 89) 09/14/2012 - 2nd GC production ordered notice

(DAY 92) 09/17/2012 - EAD and GC mailed

(DAY 94) 09/19/2012 - EAD and GC IN HAND!

 

 

N-400 Application (5 year residency) - San Diego Field Office - Complete

Spoiler

 

(DAY 000) 08/15/2017 - N-400 Filed Online

(DAY 000) 08/15/2017 - Receipt Received, Case number assigned

(DAY 004) 08/19/2017 - Biometrics Appointment notification received

(DAY 010) 08/25/2017 - Biometrics Appointment PDF Posted (Date: 09/05/2017)

(DAY 013) 08/28/2017 - Biometrics Appointment Completed Early (Walk-In)

(DAY 014) 08/29/2017 - Case status now "We Reviewed Your Biometrics". 

(DAY 053) 10/06/2017 - In-line for interview. EGOV updated to "Interview Was Scheduled"

(DAY 054) 10/07/2017 - Interview scheduled. ELIS updated to "View your letter on your documents tab"

(DAY 057) 10/10/2017 - Interview PDF posted (Interview Date: 11/14/2017)

(DAY 092) 11/14/2017 - Interview in San Diego (Approved)

(DAY 112) 12/04/2017 - EGOV updated to "Oath Ceremony Notice Was Mailed"

(DAY 113) 12/05/2017 - ELIS updated to "View your letter on your documents tab"

(DAY 128) 12/20/2017 - Oath Ceremony Completed.

 

 

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^ That was the key point I was trying to make (and apparently did so in bad taste. I'd edit the original post, but I can't now. :whistle: ).

George Bush like? That's even meaner than the original comment :(:bonk: lol

haha, sorry. Maybe I should have said "elitist".

You really could have gotten away with it if you hadn't just said you had 2 BMW's. Only poor people can call each other poor. ;)


AOS

5/16/2012 - Package delivered to Chicago Lockbox at 1:33pm

5/21/2012 - Email/text notifications received at 4:50 p.m.

5/26/2012 - NOA hard copies received for I-130, I-485 and I-765

6/19/2012 - Biometrics completed.

7/02/2012 - Text/email/hard copy notification of interview.

7/30/2012 - EAD card production ordered.

8/02/2012 - Interview @ 2:00

8/02/2012 - Email notification of GC production at 5:30pm

8/07/2012 - Second GC production email

8/07/2012 - EAD received.

8/08/2012 - GC mailed.

8/09/2012 - Welcome letter and I-130 approval letter received.

8/10/2012 - Green card received. :)

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