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Form I-864 - Affidavit of Support

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Hello everyone,

I am new at this site and I hope someone can help me filling out a part of Form I-865. My husband is the support sponsor of our son-in-law (my daughter is the petitioner). We need to send a copy of our income tax return. We file a joint income tax return. My question is: on the form, should we mark "I am the only joint sponsor" (my husband)? Or "I am the first/second of two sponsors" (with me being the second sponsor).

To clarify a little, my husband's income is sufficient to meet the requirements, but mine, by itself, is not.

I really appreciate any help

Thank you,


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Pls the form is I-864 and not I-865 so please watch out what u are filling

Are both of u going to use your income to support her? Are both of u staying in same household?

if both of u are staying in the same household then the main petitioner fills I-864, THEN your husband fills I-864 as joint sponsor and u fill i864A if both of u filed joint returns and u are combining income.

if both of u filed your taxes separately then your husband fills i864 as first joint sponsor and u also fill i864 as second joint sponsor

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Thanks for your response youngman2013,

You are right, the form is I-864. You said that the main petitioner (my daughter) must also fill out the form, even though she does not meet the minimun income required and we still file her as our dependent on the income tax return?

thanks again,


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did she file tax for last year? if she is unemployed, check part 6 number 4. but note she has to fill i864 and seek for joint sponsors.

if your husband's income is enough to support him then he is the only one to fill the i864 besides your daughter and check i am the only sponsor. don't fill any form for yourself,neither should your husband mention your name on the form but you have to be counted as a dependent.

enter the total income shown on the tax transcript or tax forms at part 6 number 5 and the same amount at 9c.

then enter the adjusted income at part 6 13a1. in order of the year the tax was filed.

then he will have to prove his share of the total income by attaching W2, paystubs and/or employment verification letter

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I want to thank for the people that responded to my questions, it has been very helpful. Now I have a couple more questions:

1. My daughter, who is the petitioner and filled out form I-864, did not make enough money for the last 3 years and was not required to file Federal income tax. She should not mark Part 6, 13, right? How does she explain not marking it?

2. Since she lives in Brazil, should she put her sponsor's mailing address (part 4, 2a) and spponsor's place of residence ( part 4, 3a) in Brazil? She will eventually move back to the States, when all this process is done, but has lived in Brazil for the last 3 years.

thank again


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Hello everyone,

Please, I need help filling out parts of the I-864 form.

My daugther is an American citizen and is sponsoring her Brazilian husband. They both live in Brazil right now. My husband and I live in the United States, where they will live when they move back here. My questions are:

1. On her form, in Part 4, 2a. and 3a., should she put her address in Brazil?

2. She did not file income tax in 2012 and 2013 (no income). Her last income tax return was in 2011. Will it be a problem for her not to check box 13? and then, does she put anything in 13a, b, c ?

3. My husband wil be the joint sponsor to meet the financial requirements. He will also fill out an I-864. We file a joint income tax return, with our daughter as our dependent. His income alone is sufficient to meet the requirements. Since my name is in the return, should he mention me in the form? My income alone does not meet the requirements.

I really appreciate any help we can get

Thanks in advance,


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