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My wife and I are on the last steps before we mail in her final packet before the interview. I am currently living with her in China, and have been here for the last 1.5 years. I came here on a family/visitors visa and have not been working during this time, and before that I had been a student and was living off of money I had saved while working the years before I decided I needed to go back to school.

I had a co-sponsor fill out a affidavit of support in my stead since I will not have the proper income levels until I am back in America. The co-sponsor is well above the income level that is required, but has little in the assets area so I am a bit concerned that this will influence our chances at the interview.

I know I have to file an affidavit of support even if I will not meet the requirements myself. If I earned no money during the last few years should I submit my tax return information from the previous years? I was unaware that my not working was going to complicate things so much if I had a co-sponsor, but then again this has been a bumpy road the entire way.

Any help is appreciated.

Thank you and have a nice day.

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Hi,

My wife and I are on the last steps before we mail in her final packet before the interview. I am currently living with her in China, and have been here for the last 1.5 years. I came here on a family/visitors visa and have not been working during this time, and before that I had been a student and was living off of money I had saved while working the years before I decided I needed to go back to school.

I had a co-sponsor fill out a affidavit of support in my stead since I will not have the proper income levels until I am back in America. The co-sponsor is well above the income level that is required, but has little in the assets area so I am a bit concerned that this will influence our chances at the interview.

I know I have to file an affidavit of support even if I will not meet the requirements myself. If I earned no money during the last few years should I submit my tax return information from the previous years? I was unaware that my not working was going to complicate things so much if I had a co-sponsor, but then again this has been a bumpy road the entire way.

Any help is appreciated.

Thank you and have a nice day.

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Does your co-sponsor understand that he/she is finanialy responseable for your wife for at least 10 years?

You can use a letter of intent to hire you when you return to the USA if you know an employer who will hire you and state so in a official letter showing what you will be paid yearly.

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Does your co-sponsor understand that he/she is finanialy responseable for your wife for at least 10 years?

You can use a letter of intent to hire you when you return to the USA if you know an employer who will hire you and state so in a official letter showing what you will be paid yearly.

Good luck

Yes, my co-sponsor is aware that she will be financially responsible for my wife for 10 years after her entry into America. I know a place that will hire me, but I have 1 year left in my degree and after that was planning on getting work. I will work for the first 6 months to a year when we first arrive, and then will take some online classes while still working, but I have some required courses that are in class only.

I am still unsure as to whether or not my not being employed in the last 3 years (Had no income so I didn't file taxes the year I left for China)is going to have a negative impact on the situation. I have a co-sponsor and we received the paperwork in China today so we want to file as soon as possible, but if it turns out that I need to have some extra papers since I had no income then we want to take the proper measures before we submit the packet.

Thanks and have a nice day.

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Hi,

My wife and I are on the last steps before we mail in her final packet before the interview. I am currently living with her in China, and have been here for the last 1.5 years. I came here on a family/visitors visa and have not been working during this time, and before that I had been a student and was living off of money I had saved while working the years before I decided I needed to go back to school.

I had a co-sponsor fill out a affidavit of support in my stead since I will not have the proper income levels until I am back in America. The co-sponsor is well above the income level that is required, but has little in the assets area so I am a bit concerned that this will influence our chances at the interview.

I know I have to file an affidavit of support even if I will not meet the requirements myself. If I earned no money during the last few years should I submit my tax return information from the previous years? I was unaware that my not working was going to complicate things so much if I had a co-sponsor, but then again this has been a bumpy road the entire way.

Any help is appreciated.

Thank you and have a nice day.

Not sure why you think it's a problem. Just follow the instructions and provide what the I-864 asks. Same for the joint sponsor. If income is sufficient, the joint sponsor can simply leave all the asset questions blank. That's an optional section. See the note above it on the form itself.

If you haven't had income, you weren't required to file a tax return. Simply hand write in that section, "Not required to file. No income."


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Not sure why you think it's a problem. Just follow the instructions and provide what the I-864 asks. Same for the joint sponsor. If income is sufficient, the joint sponsor can simply leave all the asset questions blank. That's an optional section. See the note above it on the form itself.

If you haven't had income, you weren't required to file a tax return. Simply hand write in that section, "Not required to file. No income."

Oh you are a life-saver. Thank you very much. Very concise and to the point too. This will make my wife happy to know as she has been bugging me the last hour or so to finish the papers, but I wanted to make sure we weren't missing anything first.

Thanks again for your help and have a nice day.

Here's to hoping we here back for an interview in a few weeks. I would love to get back in time for a huge Thanksgiving Day feast!

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Oh you are a life-saver. Thank you very much. Very concise and to the point too. This will make my wife happy to know as she has been bugging me the last hour or so to finish the papers, but I wanted to make sure we weren't missing anything first.

Thanks again for your help and have a nice day.

Here's to hoping we here back for an interview in a few weeks. I would love to get back in time for a huge Thanksgiving Day feast!

If your case in at NVC now, it's most likely too late for a November interview. Expect December instead, even if you're doing electronic processing.


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