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I am a graduate student (earning a stipend of $2000 a month). My wife (US citizen) was a recent graduate with no steady job and got a job in which she earns $40000 last year. So, her tax information from last year shows very little earnings. We are applying for a change of my status from F1 to permanent resident and are currently filing Form i-864.

Now, would pay stubs from this current job, pehaps a letter of employment from her boss, tax information from 2014 and 2013 accompanied by my tax information and letter of fellowship be sufficient as evidence that we can sponsor ourselves?

Seeing our situation, do you think we need a co-sponsor?

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If you can't prove your income will be from same source after you get your GC (I don't believe graduate fellowship will last long) then don't include your stipend / allowance income to make thing complicated. Her pay checks, employer letter, w2... are enough.


12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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whenever in doubt get a sponsor..

09/02/14 sent AOS

09/05/14 AOS received

09/21/14 NOA received

11/16/14 Biometrics done

10/07/14 RFE for Birth Certificate

11/03/14 RFE received by MSC

11/05/14 RFE in reviewing process

11/12/2014 I-485: Status changed to Testing and Interview

11/26/14- EAD Mailed

12/3/14 EAD received.

02/14/15 AOS interview scheduled for 3/19/15

03/19/15 Interview...

03/19/15 Approved. Thank you God!

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