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I-864 with a joint sponsor - How to fill out?

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I have a question on filing the I-864 with the petitioner sponsor (my wife) and joint sponsor (my brother):


  • My wife's current income is above the poverty guidelines, however she only started working full-time last year and thus has no more than one year's worth of employment history. We are in the process of obtaining the IRS transcripts. Therefore, I thought it would be beneficial to include my brother, a US Citizen, as a joint sponsor, since he has 10+ years of high income earnings
  • My wife needs to fill out the I-864 form - does my brother also fill out the same I-864 form, and does he also need to fill out any additional forms as a joint sponsor?
  • Questions on filing for my brother (assuming it's the I-864):
    • For Part 3: Item 1, "I am sponsoring the principal immigrant named in Part 2" - is this yes or no? I ask because the 'no' option says "applicable only in cases with two joint sponsors", and I assume in my case there is only one, correct?
    • For Part 6: Item 6.a, do I only write the joint sponsors name and current income here, since his income is above the poverty guidelines?

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no, each one files their own i864

on your wife's i864 she will mark I am the sponsor

on your brother's i864 he will mark I am the only joint sponsor, no other forms, just the supporting documents

both check yes on each i864

and each one fill out part 6 depending on their household size

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