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x_x Several questions,mainly i-864

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Let me explain my situation,I am a US citizen who married a German man. We have no children,and I have yet to begin the immigration process. I'm in the researching stage and I have many questions.

My first question is,I would like to change jobs for finanical reasons. Would it be best to do this before starting the visa application,or after everything is done and my husband is here? OR is it not really a big deal to update the job information in between?

Okay,now onto affidavit.

1.I live with my parents and brother,I don't make enough money right now to prove the income requirements, but I do provide for myself. So,what would my income requirements be,as in,what would they see my household size as?

2.I will need a joint supporter on the affidavit of support. If my father is the joint supporter,do they look at just his income,or everyone living in the house? And what are his income requirements? My husband and I will be living at the same address as my family,but they won't be providing for us,except the room in the house.

FYI -

My father works and my mother is on social security disability. My brother also works but provides for himself,except living in the house.

2A. If my Father can use the whole household's information,can he use my mother's income information because her income is social security disability?

3. Or would I be way better off using a different family member for joint support who doesn't live in the household??

Thank you.

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Answers:

  • Changing jobs is not a big deal.
  • Your household size would be viewed as you and your husband (2).
  • If your father agrees to act as a joint sponsor, they will look at his income. His household size would be as follows, him, your mother, your husband (3).
  • Your father can combine income with anyone living in the house. I don't know if Social Security disability is allowable or not. If your father chooses to combine income with your brother, his household count goes up to 4.
  • Up to you if you want to see if another family member who does not live in the same house is willing to act as a joint sponsor.

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July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
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September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
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September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
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September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

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Answers:

  • Changing jobs is not a big deal.
  • Your household size would be viewed as you and your husband (2).
  • If your father agrees to act as a joint sponsor, they will look at his income. His household size would be as follows, him, your mother, your husband (3).
  • Your father can combine income with anyone living in the house. I don't know if Social Security disability is allowable or not. If your father chooses to combine income with your brother, his household count goes up to 4.
  • Up to you if you want to see if another family member who does not live in the same house is willing to act as a joint sponsor.

I really appreciate your response. It's been so awful trying to figure this stuff out and how important it is to do correctly. I feel so much pressure because I just want my husband back. ;__; So just to confirm,if I send in the visa application,and change jobs before it's approved,that's not a big deal?

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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So just to confirm,if I send in the visa application,and change jobs before it's approved,that's not a big deal?

It's not a big deal, circumstances change all the time and they do so without adversely affecting the visa process.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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