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Hi guys,

I need your help with the following: Filling out the i864 and I am a bit confused. For evidence that goes with Affidavit of Support Forms. Some places I see they want :

1) Copy of fed tax return - plus w2's

or

2) Original Transcript from IRS.

I don't know which to send.(on the form it self 1st its says tax return copy then it mentions transcript).I have both, but no copy w2's for the return. I could try to get w2 copies but that would take some time (3 different jobs in that year). I want to send this off early next week. 1. Is the transcript by itself good or not?

Also 2. do they count unemployment benefits as income or just straight salary and wages? Income for last year was below poverty level, but current income is above 3. will they use current income or what was made last year?

I'm sorry if my post is confusing but this is exactly my state of mind right now confused! Thanks in advance for your help VJ you guys are the best.


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1) a tax transcript is better than an entire tax return. It comes from the IRS so is proof you actually filed and is simplified for the CO.

2) No. You cannot use unemployment

3) current income.


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1) a tax transcript is better than an entire tax return. It comes from the IRS so is proof you actually filed and is simplified for the CO.

2) No. You cannot use unemployment

3) current income.

NLR Thank you ...Thank you... Thank You!!! I thought no one was going to respond and its the 2nd time Ive posted this type of question.. and it was like crickets. Your answer makes sense because I got the NVC letter last night and it listed supporting docs..(in my head it was in order of importance or clout) and I noticed the transcript was listed above the tax return. I think I will send both still just without the w2's because I didnt want to pay for them or wait years to get them from IRS. Also happy its current income because that mean my info isnt needed, Thanks again. Have a Happy Sunday!

PinkrLion - We are filing CR2 for our daughter.


IR2/CR2 Journey

02/19/2015 Day00 - Mailed I-130 for my daughter

02/23/2015 Day04 - Received NOA1 texts and emails - Yay!

02/27/2015 Day08 - Received Hard Copy NOA1 in mail - Middle name left off <_<

07/10/2015 Day141- Received Text with Approval/Confirmed via website :)

07/20/2015 Day151- Case sent to NVC - Recd Text & Email

07/24/2015 Day155- NVC received case

08/12/2015 Day174- Case Number & IIN received over the phone.."Oh happy day!"

08/21/2015 Day183- Ds261 Completed Online

08/23/2015 Day185- Paid Aos Fee Online

08/28/2015 Day190- Reviewed Ds261 over the phone

09/19/2015 Day213- Sent Packages (Aos & IV)

09/21/2015 Day215- Scan Date Letter recd by email

10/04/2015 Day228- Paid IV Fee

10/07/2015 Day231- Completed Ds260 - Now the wait :sleepy:

10/19/2015 Day243- Case Complete - Totally unexpected/Ds260 Completed only 2 wks ago - :dancing: To God be the glory!

12/31/2015 Day316- Interview Scheduled/P4 Email Rec'd

02/09/2016 Day354- Medical

02/24/2016 Day369- Interview Appointment - Praise God!

03/01/2016 Day375- Dhl delivers passport - 6 Days after Interview

03/03/2016 Day377-My Baby arrived - Poe Ft Lauderdale/Hollywood Intl - God is Good!

I751-Removal of Conditions Journey

05/26/2015 Day00 - Mailed I751 - Finally! - Now the wait ^_^

05/28/2015 Day02 - Receipt Notice I-751

08/21/2015 Day87 - Walk-in Biometrics successful :)

08/27/2015 Day93 - Biometrics Appointment

10/27/2015 Day154 - Website said card production - love it!

11/05/2015 Day163 - Gc in Hand - To God Be The Glory

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Don't send the tax return without the w2s. That is incomplete and will get you a checklist. Just send the tax return transcript. They prefer it anyhow. (less paperwork.)


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OK,

Tax transcripts will work, you dont need anything else. Unemployment income does not count. JA looks at income from previous and current year, so be prepared to have a co-sponsor as back-up.


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OK,

Tax transcripts will work, you dont need anything else. Unemployment income does not count. JA looks at income from previous and current year, so be prepared to have a co-sponsor as back-up.

Hi Pinkrlion,

Thanks for responding. I thought about doing the i864a even though his (us citizen) current income is above the poverty line. Because I thought it might make a problem or we get rfe for sending something we didnt need. His last year salary alone does'nt make it but both our income for last year is around $55,000 and We filed married but separately. I did order transcripts for myself as well just in case, so do u think I should do I-846a? so they will get:

transcripts for both of us 3 years worth (for me only 2 because I only worked 2013 after I adjusted status)

pay stubs 6mths for both of us

job letters for both of us

Hopefully this is enough :/


IR2/CR2 Journey

02/19/2015 Day00 - Mailed I-130 for my daughter

02/23/2015 Day04 - Received NOA1 texts and emails - Yay!

02/27/2015 Day08 - Received Hard Copy NOA1 in mail - Middle name left off <_<

07/10/2015 Day141- Received Text with Approval/Confirmed via website :)

07/20/2015 Day151- Case sent to NVC - Recd Text & Email

07/24/2015 Day155- NVC received case

08/12/2015 Day174- Case Number & IIN received over the phone.."Oh happy day!"

08/21/2015 Day183- Ds261 Completed Online

08/23/2015 Day185- Paid Aos Fee Online

08/28/2015 Day190- Reviewed Ds261 over the phone

09/19/2015 Day213- Sent Packages (Aos & IV)

09/21/2015 Day215- Scan Date Letter recd by email

10/04/2015 Day228- Paid IV Fee

10/07/2015 Day231- Completed Ds260 - Now the wait :sleepy:

10/19/2015 Day243- Case Complete - Totally unexpected/Ds260 Completed only 2 wks ago - :dancing: To God be the glory!

12/31/2015 Day316- Interview Scheduled/P4 Email Rec'd

02/09/2016 Day354- Medical

02/24/2016 Day369- Interview Appointment - Praise God!

03/01/2016 Day375- Dhl delivers passport - 6 Days after Interview

03/03/2016 Day377-My Baby arrived - Poe Ft Lauderdale/Hollywood Intl - God is Good!

I751-Removal of Conditions Journey

05/26/2015 Day00 - Mailed I751 - Finally! - Now the wait ^_^

05/28/2015 Day02 - Receipt Notice I-751

08/21/2015 Day87 - Walk-in Biometrics successful :)

08/27/2015 Day93 - Biometrics Appointment

10/27/2015 Day154 - Website said card production - love it!

11/05/2015 Day163 - Gc in Hand - To God Be The Glory

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Do not include your income in an I-864a unless it will continue after you move. Only use the petitioner's income and any joint sponsors.

Yes you can get checklists for including too much information, especially if it's incorrect or not needed.


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Do not include your income in an I-864a unless it will continue after you move. Only use the petitioner's income and any joint sponsors.

Yes you can get checklists for including too much information, especially if it's incorrect or not needed.

Hi NLR. I'm not moving, myself (permanent resident) and my husband(usc petitioner) both live and work here. He is filing cr2 for my daughter in Jamaica. So I guess your saying its not a good idea to include both our incomes... :/ Sigh who said this process was easy...


IR2/CR2 Journey

02/19/2015 Day00 - Mailed I-130 for my daughter

02/23/2015 Day04 - Received NOA1 texts and emails - Yay!

02/27/2015 Day08 - Received Hard Copy NOA1 in mail - Middle name left off <_<

07/10/2015 Day141- Received Text with Approval/Confirmed via website :)

07/20/2015 Day151- Case sent to NVC - Recd Text & Email

07/24/2015 Day155- NVC received case

08/12/2015 Day174- Case Number & IIN received over the phone.."Oh happy day!"

08/21/2015 Day183- Ds261 Completed Online

08/23/2015 Day185- Paid Aos Fee Online

08/28/2015 Day190- Reviewed Ds261 over the phone

09/19/2015 Day213- Sent Packages (Aos & IV)

09/21/2015 Day215- Scan Date Letter recd by email

10/04/2015 Day228- Paid IV Fee

10/07/2015 Day231- Completed Ds260 - Now the wait :sleepy:

10/19/2015 Day243- Case Complete - Totally unexpected/Ds260 Completed only 2 wks ago - :dancing: To God be the glory!

12/31/2015 Day316- Interview Scheduled/P4 Email Rec'd

02/09/2016 Day354- Medical

02/24/2016 Day369- Interview Appointment - Praise God!

03/01/2016 Day375- Dhl delivers passport - 6 Days after Interview

03/03/2016 Day377-My Baby arrived - Poe Ft Lauderdale/Hollywood Intl - God is Good!

I751-Removal of Conditions Journey

05/26/2015 Day00 - Mailed I751 - Finally! - Now the wait ^_^

05/28/2015 Day02 - Receipt Notice I-751

08/21/2015 Day87 - Walk-in Biometrics successful :)

08/27/2015 Day93 - Biometrics Appointment

10/27/2015 Day154 - Website said card production - love it!

11/05/2015 Day163 - Gc in Hand - To God Be The Glory

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OH my bad... I need to move this topic into the right forum

~~moved to bringing family members of USC to the USA from IR1/CR1 process and procedures. Topic is about CR2 for stepchild of USC.~~

Yes you can include your income since it's US based. Should actually do an I-864a.


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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a) it's your child and

b) it's good for a spouse to do the I-864a anyhow.

Sorry for putting in the wrong forum NLR. Thanks a lot for the replies. You guys helped me get some clarity :)


IR2/CR2 Journey

02/19/2015 Day00 - Mailed I-130 for my daughter

02/23/2015 Day04 - Received NOA1 texts and emails - Yay!

02/27/2015 Day08 - Received Hard Copy NOA1 in mail - Middle name left off <_<

07/10/2015 Day141- Received Text with Approval/Confirmed via website :)

07/20/2015 Day151- Case sent to NVC - Recd Text & Email

07/24/2015 Day155- NVC received case

08/12/2015 Day174- Case Number & IIN received over the phone.."Oh happy day!"

08/21/2015 Day183- Ds261 Completed Online

08/23/2015 Day185- Paid Aos Fee Online

08/28/2015 Day190- Reviewed Ds261 over the phone

09/19/2015 Day213- Sent Packages (Aos & IV)

09/21/2015 Day215- Scan Date Letter recd by email

10/04/2015 Day228- Paid IV Fee

10/07/2015 Day231- Completed Ds260 - Now the wait :sleepy:

10/19/2015 Day243- Case Complete - Totally unexpected/Ds260 Completed only 2 wks ago - :dancing: To God be the glory!

12/31/2015 Day316- Interview Scheduled/P4 Email Rec'd

02/09/2016 Day354- Medical

02/24/2016 Day369- Interview Appointment - Praise God!

03/01/2016 Day375- Dhl delivers passport - 6 Days after Interview

03/03/2016 Day377-My Baby arrived - Poe Ft Lauderdale/Hollywood Intl - God is Good!

I751-Removal of Conditions Journey

05/26/2015 Day00 - Mailed I751 - Finally! - Now the wait ^_^

05/28/2015 Day02 - Receipt Notice I-751

08/21/2015 Day87 - Walk-in Biometrics successful :)

08/27/2015 Day93 - Biometrics Appointment

10/27/2015 Day154 - Website said card production - love it!

11/05/2015 Day163 - Gc in Hand - To God Be The Glory

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No worries! I should have moved it earlier but after even I was confused, I thought I better! :)


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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