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Hi all,

Can someone please tell me if I need to send in form I-864 and I-864A if I'm using my parents as my joint sponsors? I've no income as I'm a full time student and so they would be my joint sponsors but I'm confused if only one of them, who has the highest income should file or both? They file joint tax returns so I would only be sending in one copy of each of the last three years for them, correct?

If I'm wrong, please let me know how to go about it. Been trying to figure it out and plan to send our my AOS/IV package by Monday/Tuesday.

Thanks in advance!

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One parent files I-864, the other files I-864A.

You file your own I-864.

Yes, one transcript for each of the last 3 years because they file jointly.

This does not constitute legal advice.

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Okay. They own a business. One is the owner, the other works there. The one with the highest income fills out I-864 right? And the other one fills out I-864A? On the 864A,who is the sponsor and who I the household member? That's confusing me.

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It doesn't really matter who fills out what because they are combining their income, but yes the one with higher income could fill out the I-864. The sponsor is the one who fills out the I-864 and the household member is the one who fills out the I-864A.

This does not constitute legal advice.

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Thanks so much!

One last question,

On the part that says "I, the sponsor (name) in consideration of the household member's promise to the support the following intending immigrants and to be jointly ad severally liable for any obligations I incur under the affidavit of support, promise to complete and file an affidavit of support on behalf of the follow_______ (indicate number) named intending immigrants."

In the blank, it would be 1,correct? The number of immigrants.

Because below that, space I provided to enter the name and date of birth of the immigrant.

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