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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Australia
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Hi guys! Hoping for some help!

Basically, even though he's making plenty of money this year to meet the Poverty Guidelines, since his last tax return was below the requirements (he was coming to see me in Australia a lot) we have gotten a letter back telling us to get a co-sponsor. Instead of trying to prove he's able to support us both (i would think having full stomachs and not stressing so much about the bills is a good sign!) we've decided to just get the co-sponsor.

I know the co-sponsor has to fill out the I-864 and supply their tax returns and such.

But does my husband have to re do his since we are changing it to 2 sponsor instead of his first submitted form being just him sponsoring me?

Thank you in advance!!!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Denmark
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Hi guys! Hoping for some help!

Basically, even though he's making plenty of money this year to meet the Poverty Guidelines, since his last tax return was below the requirements (he was coming to see me in Australia a lot) we have gotten a letter back telling us to get a co-sponsor. Instead of trying to prove he's able to support us both (i would think having full stomachs and not stressing so much about the bills is a good sign!) we've decided to just get the co-sponsor.

I know the co-sponsor has to fill out the I-864 and supply their tax returns and such.

But does my husband have to re do his since we are changing it to 2 sponsor instead of his first submitted form being just him sponsoring me?

Thank you in advance!!!

Technically yes because your SO is the primary sponsor. All supporting evidence is required. A co- or joint sponsor can only be a co- or joint sponsor when there is a primary one.

Remember proof of being USC for the co-sponsor; US passport or birth certificate.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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Hi guys! Hoping for some help!

Basically, even though he's making plenty of money this year to meet the Poverty Guidelines, since his last tax return was below the requirements (he was coming to see me in Australia a lot) we have gotten a letter back telling us to get a co-sponsor. Instead of trying to prove he's able to support us both (i would think having full stomachs and not stressing so much about the bills is a good sign!) we've decided to just get the co-sponsor.

I know the co-sponsor has to fill out the I-864 and supply their tax returns and such.

But does my husband have to re do his since we are changing it to 2 sponsor instead of his first submitted form being just him sponsoring me?

Thank you in advance!!!

What visa are you adjusting status from?

Edit: What EXACTLY does the Request for Information say?

A request for initial evidence means that a required item was not submitted. I'm guessing that you may not have read the request properly and a joint sponsor may not be needed. You may in fact just need to send in some missing documentation.

If a person is self employed, then the income from the most recent year's tax return is what is used for the I-864. If the sponsor is a wage/salary earner, then current and continuing income is what is used. What is the US citizen spouse's employment situation?

Edited by Anh map

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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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Australia
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What visa are you adjusting status from?

Edit: What EXACTLY does the Request for Information say?

A request for initial evidence means that a required item was not submitted. I'm guessing that you may not have read the request properly and a joint sponsor may not be needed. You may in fact just need to send in some missing documentation.

If a person is self employed, then the income from the most recent year's tax return is what is used for the I-864. If the sponsor is a wage/salary earner, then current and continuing income is what is used. What is the US citizen spouse's employment situation?

My husband is employed Full Time, and working for a retail company. And has been since October last year.

The Request for initial evidence form states that based on the evidence given the sponsor did not meet the 125% of the federal poverty guidelines.

and all circled and highlighted down the bottom are notes from the office people who sent the letter saying we NEED a joint sponsor.

and yes, we sent in all the tax forms, we already were sent another previous letter asking for the 2011 tax stuff, which we sent (sent the wrong bits the first time haha)

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Filed: Country: Russia
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Oh, and we INCLUDED all his pay stubs from the last six months, and a letter signed from his work stating he was full-time, his salary etc.

Hi, I had the same problem. I obtained a joint sponsor and submitted following papers:

1.Letter of employment

2.Pay stubs for the past 3 months

3.W2 for the past 3 years

4.Bank statements for the past 3 months

5.Copies of taxes for the last 3 years (all pages, it should be a lot of printing). providing just front pages isn't working out

6.Copy of proof of USA citizenship

7. I-864

Edited by MilaS

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Filed: Country: Russia
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Another question, if my joint-sponsor IS NOT ABLE TO MEET the requirements (poverty guidelines) can they use their spouse to help with the costs? remember my husband is already a sponsor...

yes, he can, but she will have to submit the same paperwork package. meaning everything I ve listed above. but it will be better if you can fine another joint sponsor who can meet requirements.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Mexico
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Another question, if my joint-sponsor IS NOT ABLE TO MEET the requirements (poverty guidelines) can they use their spouse to help with the costs? remember my husband is already a sponsor...

Yes, if the joint sponsor needs the income of their spouse to meet the requirement, then their spouse can fill out an I-864A to go along with the joint sponsor's I-864. Your husband is the primary sponsor no matter. The joint sponsor still marks that he is the only joint sponsor. His spouse will fill out an I-864A as his household member. Check out the instructions for the I-864 and I-864A for more detailed information.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ_Ciudad-Juarez-2-22-2021.pdf

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