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Which to fill: I-864 or I-864

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: India

Hello, I have been looking around for an answer for this matter, but I have not gotten a real clear answer.

Here is the situation:

I am the petitioner. I am filing for my husband. I am confused on which affidavit of support forms to fill. I know that I have to fill an I-864 form, but I do not make enough income, so my dad has agreed to be a joint sponsor. This is where I am confused.

I do NOT live in the same household as my dad (same state, different cities) because I am a college student. I have my own apartment in the place where I attend college. But, my dad still claims me as a dependent on his tax return because my parents do still support me. Last year, I worked only half the year, and I made less than the required amount to file taxes and therefore did not file.

What I am confused on is whether my dad needs to fill out a seperate I-864 or a form I-864a.. Because as said, I am still claimed as a dependent on his tax return, but we do not have the same residence.

Help! (And, thanks in advance. :))

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Because he is not at the same residence as you, both of you will sign a completed I-864.

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Filed: F-3 Visa Country: Pakistan

You are the petitioner so you have to fill the I-864 and the joint sponsor have to fill the I-864A . You have to attach the reason why you didn't file tax return .

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

You are the petitioner so you have to fill the I-864 and the joint sponsor have to fill the I-864A . You have to attach the reason why you didn't file tax return .

The section in bold and red is incorrect. The joint sponsor must also complete an I-864. The I-864A is used for combining income with a household member, the OP and the joint sponsor don't live in the same household.

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