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PD 04.2014 - question on AOS

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Hi guys!

I am the petitioner, applied for my wife and currently waiting as her PD is 09 april 2014.

Reading general information on VB I am now aware that I will be able to pay the fees - on the CEAC website - as soon as I will receive the welcome letter from the NVC (in couple of months, as far as I have understood, according to the average timeline).

I know that after having paid the mentioned fees I need to collect other documents like the Affidavit of Support.

For this reason (as I am willing to get ready with a little of advance), I searched in the official NVC website - where all the steps are cleraly listed - but pretty soon got stuck while was reading the AOS template they provide.

And in fact, the AOS form says I need to have filed the Federal Tax Return for the three most recent tax years.

At this point I am not sure whether or not that means I have to have worked in the US for at least three years in order to file the AOS.

I am woondering about that because I moved in the US in april 2014 and started working in october 2014 and - as a consequence - have filed the tax return just once so far.

Am I reading the requirement correclty, giving it the right interpretation?

Do I need to do something in particular?

Thanks a lot in advance for the help you can give me with that!

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You need to have filed income tax for the past 3 years. If you were working abroad you still had to file (yay long arm US tax laws). Unless you made above 90,000 per year for 2012 and 2013, just go through one of the low cost options and file your taxes for those years now. You won't be penalized, I did this as well. After about a month you should be able to obtain your tax transcript through the IRS website.

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Hi Dohan,

Thank you for your kind reply.

I did not work abroad for the past three years and just started in US (october 2014, like I wrote in the above post).

Under the circumstances, what should I do?

Do I need to recur to a joint sponsor or I have some option?


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Anyone with a similar experience?

I have moved to the US on Sep 2013, and have just two years of tax. I just gave them 2 Years Tax.....Just gave the one you have and call the NVC. My case is now complete. This step is just to verify that you are paying your taxes, and you will not penalized because you were not in the US for more than 3 years. They understand the fact that you just immigrated to the US. Indeed, no worries about that, and call them to confirm...

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If you started working in October 14 then I am assuming that your income may not be above poverty line. Please compare your salary to poverty guideline. http://www.uscis.gov/i-864p if your income is not enough then better asked relative or friend to joint sponsor.

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Hi guys!

First of all, thank to everyone for its contribution, very important for me.

I have just finished to read the guide linked by tizmouss and, yes, according to this, I can either send the tax information for the last year or the last three years.

To this regard, AELF confirmed what I was told by the USCIS: if I started working only in october 2014, there is no way I can have three years tax return and therefore they will understand when I will send the only one I have.

However, like I said in another thread, in order to be even safer USCIS suggested me to fill out and send also the form for the joint sponsor and then they will decide what to do (in case I do not fulfill the requirement)

What do you think about that?

Does it make sense to you? To me, to tell the truth, it may seem a little bit confusing..

Nilx25, although I've been working for just 6 months, thankfully the salary I earn is above the poverty line.

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