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I just have two question regarding the affidavit of support form (I-134). My fiancee's mother will be sponsoring me, but I just wanted to clarify something on question:

8. The following persons are dependent on me...etc.

Would she include my fiancee (she is not listed on the tax returns) as well as her two other children? And are they wholly or partially dependent if their father also lives and provides for them at the same address?

I often feel I make these forms more complicated than they need to be.

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Minor children are included in the household count regardless of where they live. If the siblings are under 18 they count. Wholly dependent.

If the petitioner is not claimed as a dependent on the most recent tax return then she is not in the sponsor's household count.

Dad is in mom's household count.

I-864 Affidavit of Support FAQ -->> https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/immigrant-process/documents/support/i-864-frequently-asked-questions.html

FOREIGN INCOME REPORTING & TAX FILING -->> https://www.irs.gov/publications/p54/ch01.html#en_US_2015_publink100047318


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I have a totally different take on the form I-134. There is no formal household count clearly laid out by immigration law based on tax return dependents, etc. like with an I-864. Nowhere does it say count up your household. This person counts; this person doesn't. I think it is an Informal assessment of support Mom is providing to other people. If she and Dad both work, then maybe they each partially support younger kids. If Dad has a good job, then maybe he would be self-sufficient without Mom. Even if the fiancé is an adult and not eligible to be on the tax return, If Mom provides a place for her to live, pays for the food, phone, car, gasoline, insurance...things like that, then I would put her as partially dependent if not wholly dependent. Depends on how much fiancee earns and pays for herself and how much Mom pays for. The decision on an I-134 is a subjective decision by the officer. His charge is to be convinced that the immigrant fiancé will not become a public charge. The assessment helps him know who else is on Mom's payroll.

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