Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
HtBlack

Joint sponsor and household size help?

5 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Filed: Other Country: Italy
Timeline

I've been reading a lot around the forums in these last few days, so I'm sorry if this has been said elsewhere! :/ I tried finding some similar situation to ours.

Since my husband and I are unemployed right now (he'll fly to the States soon and hopefully finds a job quickly enough, but yeah - I'm getting unemployment benefits, anyway) we were thinking of using his mother as a joint sponsor.

Well, turns out that even though she makes plenty of money, she has her household size listed at 6 to pay less taxes, or something like that (she's had nine children). Poverty line is pretty high up.

So we thought we'd use my husband's stepfather - who declares only himself. But since they're married, will their household size numbers add to each other?

Together they make around 90k, so we could use them together and even if the household sizes added up, we would still be okay, but IF WE USE THEM TOGETHER, do we need to file two separate Affidavits of Support(three with my husband's), one for each of his parents, or just one I-864 for his mother with attached one I-864A for the stepfather?

I really don't know which option to do, and I don't want to get things wrong... thank you in advance to anyone who replies. (:


My avatar image was a commissioned one a friend made for me - please don't use. <3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi,

Ok, so let's break things down.

Now, only certain people have to be included in the household size. That said, if any children are over a certain age, usually 21 or 18, they don't have to be included, unless they are her tax dependents. She would have to include her tax dependents as part of her household no matter how old they are. Married children aren't counted either.

She also has to include her husband anyway because they are married. Other than that it would be any children that are under age that don't live with them and/or anyone they have ever sponsored previously who is subject to the I-864. Lastly, she would include you as the intending immigrant.

So, if you can specify which people you are counting as part of the household size, we can determine who goes and who doesn't. Now because they file taxes jointly they would pretty much have the same household size anyway.

They can certainly combine their incomes with each other, just not with your husband. Your husband needs his own I-864 and supporting docs. One of his parents does an I-864 and the other does an I-864A with supporting docs. $90k a year is certainly a lot so they would be more than ok combining their income and be well over the requirements for their household size.


This does not constitute legal advice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Other Country: Italy
Timeline

Wow, thanks for all the info and the quick reply.

Hm, I hadn't even thought of asking her WHO were those six... she has nine children, though, all over 21, 7 of which are married, one single, one widowed so I guess single, too. Even if her sons and daughters are married, if they are tax dependents they count in the household anyway?

Okay, so my husband files his own I-864, his mother another I-864, her husband an I-864A. Thanks, that's really helpful. (:


My avatar image was a commissioned one a friend made for me - please don't use. <3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If they are all over 21, she doesn't count them unless they are also her tax dependents. I believe married children cannot be claimed as dependents on your taxes. If they are married and not on her taxes, she doesn't include them. Therefore, her household size is herself, her husband, you, and the number of people she actually claimed on her 2013 taxes.


This does not constitute legal advice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×
×
  • Create New...