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We are in process for looking for a sponsor,and with the poverty guidelines it starts with household number of 2 my question was what is the household number of a single person,does the one being sponsored count as one of the household member?making the household number to 2?Please assist.


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The household includes both the petitioner and the beneficiary, in the case of a cosponsor, I believe that their affidavit includes their own household, plus the petitioner and beneficiary.

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The household includes both the petitioner and the beneficiary, in the case of a cosponsor, I believe that their affidavit includes their own household, plus the petitioner and beneficiary.

No it only includes the beneficiary. The only instance the petitioner would be included would be if they were already part of the household count.

The petitioner, if they are a USC, can ALWAYS use means tested benefits. The beneficiary cannot without repayment.


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OK am a bit confused now. My wife's income doesnt qualify for the federal regulations whatever so we need a co-sponsor so if i get one who is single ,does that mean the co-sponsor's household size will be 2 including me or 3 including my wife? and what does this mean,"The petitioner, if they are a USC, can ALWAYS use means tested benefits. The beneficiary cannot without repayment" please assist thanks

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Met online Dec 2009 while living in Kenya
Been in a relationship since then
Moved to US on B2 visa on April 2012
Met on October 2012
Got Engaged shortly after then Married on Dec 2012
DAY 1--Apr3 2013 Filed forms (i-130,i-765,i-485,i-131)Paid by money orders,FEDEX overnight
DAY 2--Apr4 Package received
DAY 9--Apr11 NOA Rejection incorrect fees
DAY 10-Apr12 Made fee correction and sent back the package
DAY 12-Apr14 Package received at USCIS signed by R MERCADO.
DAY 19-Apr22 Email and text notification
DAY 20-Apr23 NOA1 Hard copy through mail
DAY 23-Apr26 Biometrics letter received through mail scheduled for May 14

DAY 36-May 9 RFE in mail

DAY 42-May15 Walk in biometrics taken at San Francisco testing centre

DAY 91- July 4 RFE sent

DAY 95- July 11 Case moved to RFE reviewing

DAY 103- Infopass appointment for Advance Parole (travel document) San Francisco... Issued same day on spot.

DAY 114- July 22 case moved to Interview and testing

DAY 116- july 24 EAD card in production

DAY 121- July 29 EAD card received in mail

DAY 124 - Aug 1 Interview appointment notice received on mail for August 28

DAY 132 -Aug 28 Interview held SF Case to be reviewed decision in 30 days

DAY 136- Sep 1 Green card Approved

DAY 138- Sep 3 Green card production Ordered.

DAY 142- Sep 7 Welcome and approval letter in mail.

DAY 146-Sept11 Green Card received!!!!

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The reason why there is an I-864 is because it is a contract between the petitioner, any joint sponsors, and the US government. If the beneficiary uses means tested benefits (like food stamps or medicaid for example) the government will demand repayment of whatever the beneficiary uses. The US government can SUE the petitioner or any joint sponsors to get this repayment.

If you find a joint sponsor who is single, they count themselves and the beneficiary. The household count would be 2.

Why would they count the US citizen? A US citizen can use food stamps or medicaid or any other means tested benefit. The government is concerned with the beneficiary becoming dependent on the US government financially.


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The reason why there is an I-864 is because it is a contract between the petitioner, any joint sponsors, and the US government. If the beneficiary uses means tested benefits (like food stamps or medicaid for example) the government will demand repayment of whatever the beneficiary uses. The US government can SUE the petitioner or any joint sponsors to get this repayment.

If you find a joint sponsor who is single, they count themselves and the beneficiary. The household count would be 2.

Why would they count the US citizen? A US citizen can use food stamps or medicaid or any other means tested benefit. The government is concerned with the beneficiary becoming dependent on the US government financially.

ok That makes perfect sense now, thank you so much.


Met online Dec 2009 while living in Kenya
Been in a relationship since then
Moved to US on B2 visa on April 2012
Met on October 2012
Got Engaged shortly after then Married on Dec 2012
DAY 1--Apr3 2013 Filed forms (i-130,i-765,i-485,i-131)Paid by money orders,FEDEX overnight
DAY 2--Apr4 Package received
DAY 9--Apr11 NOA Rejection incorrect fees
DAY 10-Apr12 Made fee correction and sent back the package
DAY 12-Apr14 Package received at USCIS signed by R MERCADO.
DAY 19-Apr22 Email and text notification
DAY 20-Apr23 NOA1 Hard copy through mail
DAY 23-Apr26 Biometrics letter received through mail scheduled for May 14

DAY 36-May 9 RFE in mail

DAY 42-May15 Walk in biometrics taken at San Francisco testing centre

DAY 91- July 4 RFE sent

DAY 95- July 11 Case moved to RFE reviewing

DAY 103- Infopass appointment for Advance Parole (travel document) San Francisco... Issued same day on spot.

DAY 114- July 22 case moved to Interview and testing

DAY 116- july 24 EAD card in production

DAY 121- July 29 EAD card received in mail

DAY 124 - Aug 1 Interview appointment notice received on mail for August 28

DAY 132 -Aug 28 Interview held SF Case to be reviewed decision in 30 days

DAY 136- Sep 1 Green card Approved

DAY 138- Sep 3 Green card production Ordered.

DAY 142- Sep 7 Welcome and approval letter in mail.

DAY 146-Sept11 Green Card received!!!!

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