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Hoping someone can answer this I-864 question. I've been in a temp position through an agency for over a year now. My income is sufficient for the I-864, but I'm wondering if the fact that I'm a contract worker is going to be an issue.

If I choose to use a co-sponsor, my best options are my parents or my sister/brother-in-law. Another question here - my parents are retired, but own property and have other assets. My fiancée and I will be living with them when she moves here so to me it makes the most sense to have them co-sponsor, but I don't really understand the requirements if you're showing assets as opposed to steady income.

Thanks for any help!

K1 and AOS:


K1 visa:


18 November, 2014: Sent I-129F

24 November, 2014: Email/text notification of NOA1

22 January, 2015: Email notification of RFE

26 January, 2015: RFE hard copy

27 January, 2015: Sent RFE response

3 February, 2015: Email/text notification of NOA2

18 February, 2015: NVC received case

25 February, 2015: NVC sent case to London

27 February, 2015: London received case

9 March, 2015: Sent packet 3

10 March, 2015: Medical and received packet 3

19 March, 2015: Received packet 4

15 April, 2015: K1 interview

11 May, 2015: Fiancee entered US on K-1

22 May, 2015: Got married!




15 June, 2015: Sent AOS, EAD, and AP

23 June, 2015: Received NOA1 for AOS, EAD, and AP

17 July, 2015: AOS biometrics appointment

28 August, 2015: Received EAD and AP

11 March, 2016: Received interview letter for AOS interview

7 April, 2016: AOS interview. Recommended for approval

13 April, 2016: Received RFE

21, April, 2016: Mailed RFE response

5 May, 2016: I-485 application approved




5 February, 2018: Sent I-751

9 February, 2018: NOA1

12 May, 2018: Biometrics waived. USCIS will reuse old fingerprints.

18 August, 2018: 18 month extension

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It may or may not be an issue. If your most recent taxes show you meet the income requirement along with recent pay stubs showing you currently meet the income requirement, then it may be accepted.

As for assets, for a spouse or minor child, you need 3 times in assets the amount you are short on income. For everyone else, such as a joint sponsor, it needs to be 5 times. So, if the annual income was $15k, but you need $20k, then you are short $5k and would need to show at least $25k in assets. There are details all about using assets in the I-864 instructions.

~ Moved from AOS from Work, Student & Tourist Visas to AOS from Family Based Visas - adjusting from K-1~

Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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