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Affidavit of support: immigrant's"income will continue from the current source" after AOS - for how long?

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Hi all,

 

Getting ready to submit paperwork for AOS - sponsored by USC spouse. Affidavit of support still scares me the most. The instructions for i-864 say:

 

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  1. If you included the income of the intending immigrant who is your spouse (he or she would be counted in Part 5., Item Number 1.), you must provide evidence that his/her income will continue from the current source after obtaining lawful permanent resident status, and the intending immigrant must provide evidence that he or she is living in your residence. 

 

If my USC spouse includes my (the intending sponsored immigrant) income because his is below 125% of HHS poverty guidelines, how long does my income has to continue from the current source? What if I want to change the job - how long do I have to wait? Until conditions removal or until I get 40 quarters of SS credits (which is 10 years)? Or is it like "eh, a year or so"?

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07-15-2016     Married

03-25-2017     AOS packet sent (i-130 + i-485 + i-765 concurrent)

03-27-2017     AOS packet received according to USPS tracking number

04-06-2017     NOA1 emails and texts received

04-10-2017     NOA1 hard copies received

04-15-2017     Biometrics appointment letter received

04-25-2017     Biometrics appointment

05-06-2017     RFE mailed

07-05-2017     RFE response mailed

07-06-2017     RFE response received according to USPS tracking number

07-12-2017     RFE response receipt on 07-10-2017 confirmed via email and text

07-22-2017     i-765 case updated with "we updated your name" message

07-25-2017     EAD card mailed

07-26-2017     EAD card mailing notification (email and text) received

07-28-2017     EAD card in hand

08-01-2017     "Interview scheduled" texts and email received

08-01-2017     Hard copy interview letter (I-797C) received

08-30-2017     Scheduled interview.

08-30-2017     9 hours after getting out of the interview received email "we ordered your new card".

08-31-2017     33 hours after getting out of the interview received texts about case updates (i.e. texts were received 24 hours after emails).

08-31-2017     Hard copies of i-130 and i-485 approval notices received.

09-05-2017     "Card mailed" update on USCIS web site with notifications via text and email. Nothing on my USPS dashboard.

09-06-2017     Tracking number posted to USPS dashboard with "pre-shipment info sent".

09-08-2017     Green Card in hand.

09-11-2017     Online Request to fix the typo in the last name on the Green Card submitted.

09-20-2017     Infopass appointment. Result: "It's easier to wait for ROC and make sure they spell you name correctly at that time."

09-25-2017     Email received in response to the online request: "Infopass is the way to do this".

 

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Can you not get a joint sponsor?


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Day  -16 - 01/01/17 - Married! (Same-Sex)

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Day   00 - 01/18/17 - Packet delivered

Day   07 - 01/25/17 - Email/Text NOA1 (PD 1/18)

Day   08 - 01/26/17 - Checks Cashed & MyUSCIS Works (I-485, I-130, I-131, I-765)

Day   12 - 01/30/17 - Hard Copy of all four NOA1s received in mail

Day   13 - 01/31/17 - Biometrics Appointment Letter received (02/13/17)

Day   19 - 02/06/17 - Biometrics walk-in successful (Arlington, VA)

Day   27 - 02/14/17 - Status changed to RFIE sent

Day   31 - 02/18/17 - RFIE arrived in mail (Forgot joint sponsor's birth certificate)

Day   34 - 02/21/17 - RFIE response delivered

Day   35 - 02/22/17 - Status changed to RFIE received

Day   43 - 03/02/17 - Case Ready to be Scheduled for Interview

Day   92 - 04/21/17 - EAD "New Card is Being Produced"

Day 100 - 04/29/17 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received

Day 184 - 07/21/17 - AR-11 Change of Address Submitted (online)

Day 190 - 07/27/17 - AR-11 Change of Address Confirmed

Day 198 - 08/04/17 - Case Ready to be Scheduled for Interview (again?!)

Day 281 - 10/26/17 - Interview Notice Received - Nov 28

Day 314 - 11/28/17 - Interview Day! (Approved on spot verbally, no paper or online notice yet)

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Your job i supposed to be "stable, and continuing".  However, that is not defined exactly. 

Once you have the greencard, you can do what you want, you can quit your job that day and they won;t take back your greencard.


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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14 hours ago, Penguin_ie said:

Your job i supposed to be "stable, and continuing".  However, that is not defined exactly. 

Once you have the greencard, you can do what you want, you can quit your job that day and they won;t take back your greencard.

 

Thank you for the reply! 

 

So what Im wondering now is, what I would be expected to provide as a proof of a stable job?


07-15-2016     Married

03-25-2017     AOS packet sent (i-130 + i-485 + i-765 concurrent)

03-27-2017     AOS packet received according to USPS tracking number

04-06-2017     NOA1 emails and texts received

04-10-2017     NOA1 hard copies received

04-15-2017     Biometrics appointment letter received

04-25-2017     Biometrics appointment

05-06-2017     RFE mailed

07-05-2017     RFE response mailed

07-06-2017     RFE response received according to USPS tracking number

07-12-2017     RFE response receipt on 07-10-2017 confirmed via email and text

07-22-2017     i-765 case updated with "we updated your name" message

07-25-2017     EAD card mailed

07-26-2017     EAD card mailing notification (email and text) received

07-28-2017     EAD card in hand

08-01-2017     "Interview scheduled" texts and email received

08-01-2017     Hard copy interview letter (I-797C) received

08-30-2017     Scheduled interview.

08-30-2017     9 hours after getting out of the interview received email "we ordered your new card".

08-31-2017     33 hours after getting out of the interview received texts about case updates (i.e. texts were received 24 hours after emails).

08-31-2017     Hard copies of i-130 and i-485 approval notices received.

09-05-2017     "Card mailed" update on USCIS web site with notifications via text and email. Nothing on my USPS dashboard.

09-06-2017     Tracking number posted to USPS dashboard with "pre-shipment info sent".

09-08-2017     Green Card in hand.

09-11-2017     Online Request to fix the typo in the last name on the Green Card submitted.

09-20-2017     Infopass appointment. Result: "It's easier to wait for ROC and make sure they spell you name correctly at that time."

09-25-2017     Email received in response to the online request: "Infopass is the way to do this".

 

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2 hours ago, True_South said:

 

Thank you for the reply! 

 

So what Im wondering now is, what I would be expected to provide as a proof of a stable job?

the usual...paystubs for last 6 months, original offer letter which should not have a termination date (like intership would), extra letter from the HR specifying the employment status with the company the beneficiary works for


 

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Day 00~12/08/2016: Package received at USCIS PO Box (Concurrent Filing I-130, I-485, I765, I-131)

Day 07~12/15/2016: Checks En-cashed
Day 08~12/16/2016: Electronic NOA's

Day 15~12/23/2016: Physical NOA1 for all 4 petitions

Day 23~12/31/2016: Received Bio-metrics appointment letter for 01/09/2017

Day 32~01/09/2017: Bio-metrics complete as per scheduled appointment

Day 80~02/27/2017: Raised an Online E-Request (SR) for an update on my I-765 which was closed on 3/13 

Day 98~03/16/2017: Tier II officer confirmed status quo for I-765 "Under Review, case should be adjudicated soon"

Day 98~03/16/2017: EAD card is being produced

Day111~03/29/2017: EAD+AP Combo card in hand

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Thank you, that seems easy... Would it still be OK to apply for the EAD and change jobs upon receiving it? Or is it better to wait for the GC before making a move?


07-15-2016     Married

03-25-2017     AOS packet sent (i-130 + i-485 + i-765 concurrent)

03-27-2017     AOS packet received according to USPS tracking number

04-06-2017     NOA1 emails and texts received

04-10-2017     NOA1 hard copies received

04-15-2017     Biometrics appointment letter received

04-25-2017     Biometrics appointment

05-06-2017     RFE mailed

07-05-2017     RFE response mailed

07-06-2017     RFE response received according to USPS tracking number

07-12-2017     RFE response receipt on 07-10-2017 confirmed via email and text

07-22-2017     i-765 case updated with "we updated your name" message

07-25-2017     EAD card mailed

07-26-2017     EAD card mailing notification (email and text) received

07-28-2017     EAD card in hand

08-01-2017     "Interview scheduled" texts and email received

08-01-2017     Hard copy interview letter (I-797C) received

08-30-2017     Scheduled interview.

08-30-2017     9 hours after getting out of the interview received email "we ordered your new card".

08-31-2017     33 hours after getting out of the interview received texts about case updates (i.e. texts were received 24 hours after emails).

08-31-2017     Hard copies of i-130 and i-485 approval notices received.

09-05-2017     "Card mailed" update on USCIS web site with notifications via text and email. Nothing on my USPS dashboard.

09-06-2017     Tracking number posted to USPS dashboard with "pre-shipment info sent".

09-08-2017     Green Card in hand.

09-11-2017     Online Request to fix the typo in the last name on the Green Card submitted.

09-20-2017     Infopass appointment. Result: "It's easier to wait for ROC and make sure they spell you name correctly at that time."

09-25-2017     Email received in response to the online request: "Infopass is the way to do this".

 

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I'm asking because I would certainly like the flexibility of having the EAD while waiting for the GC, but if I'm understanding correctly, if my income is playing a role in our application I should stay put until I get the GC?


07-15-2016     Married

03-25-2017     AOS packet sent (i-130 + i-485 + i-765 concurrent)

03-27-2017     AOS packet received according to USPS tracking number

04-06-2017     NOA1 emails and texts received

04-10-2017     NOA1 hard copies received

04-15-2017     Biometrics appointment letter received

04-25-2017     Biometrics appointment

05-06-2017     RFE mailed

07-05-2017     RFE response mailed

07-06-2017     RFE response received according to USPS tracking number

07-12-2017     RFE response receipt on 07-10-2017 confirmed via email and text

07-22-2017     i-765 case updated with "we updated your name" message

07-25-2017     EAD card mailed

07-26-2017     EAD card mailing notification (email and text) received

07-28-2017     EAD card in hand

08-01-2017     "Interview scheduled" texts and email received

08-01-2017     Hard copy interview letter (I-797C) received

08-30-2017     Scheduled interview.

08-30-2017     9 hours after getting out of the interview received email "we ordered your new card".

08-31-2017     33 hours after getting out of the interview received texts about case updates (i.e. texts were received 24 hours after emails).

08-31-2017     Hard copies of i-130 and i-485 approval notices received.

09-05-2017     "Card mailed" update on USCIS web site with notifications via text and email. Nothing on my USPS dashboard.

09-06-2017     Tracking number posted to USPS dashboard with "pre-shipment info sent".

09-08-2017     Green Card in hand.

09-11-2017     Online Request to fix the typo in the last name on the Green Card submitted.

09-20-2017     Infopass appointment. Result: "It's easier to wait for ROC and make sure they spell you name correctly at that time."

09-25-2017     Email received in response to the online request: "Infopass is the way to do this".

 

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On 1/9/2017 at 7:14 AM, True_South said:

Thank you, that seems easy... Would it still be OK to apply for the EAD and change jobs upon receiving it? Or is it better to wait for the GC before making a move?

If the beneficiary is the co-sponsor in the application itself, for which the requirement is income coming from the same source. Its pretty logical what the guideline indicates, DO NOT change the job till the point you have Green Card in hand. Any deviation from this, you are making your case weaker, relying on the whim of the Officer who would interview. To summarize, i would NOT recommend changing job till the point you have green card in hand. 


 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Day 00~12/08/2016: Package received at USCIS PO Box (Concurrent Filing I-130, I-485, I765, I-131)

Day 07~12/15/2016: Checks En-cashed
Day 08~12/16/2016: Electronic NOA's

Day 15~12/23/2016: Physical NOA1 for all 4 petitions

Day 23~12/31/2016: Received Bio-metrics appointment letter for 01/09/2017

Day 32~01/09/2017: Bio-metrics complete as per scheduled appointment

Day 80~02/27/2017: Raised an Online E-Request (SR) for an update on my I-765 which was closed on 3/13 

Day 98~03/16/2017: Tier II officer confirmed status quo for I-765 "Under Review, case should be adjudicated soon"

Day 98~03/16/2017: EAD card is being produced

Day111~03/29/2017: EAD+AP Combo card in hand

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On 1/10/2017 at 0:40 PM, sebastianshaw said:

If the beneficiary is the co-sponsor in the application itself, for which the requirement is income coming from the same source. Its pretty logical what the guideline indicates, DO NOT change the job till the point you have Green Card in hand. Any deviation from this, you are making your case weaker, relying on the whim of the Officer who would interview. To summarize, i would NOT recommend changing job till the point you have green card in hand. 

 

Thank you :) I know that was a dumb question, just wanted to make sure my understanding was correct.


07-15-2016     Married

03-25-2017     AOS packet sent (i-130 + i-485 + i-765 concurrent)

03-27-2017     AOS packet received according to USPS tracking number

04-06-2017     NOA1 emails and texts received

04-10-2017     NOA1 hard copies received

04-15-2017     Biometrics appointment letter received

04-25-2017     Biometrics appointment

05-06-2017     RFE mailed

07-05-2017     RFE response mailed

07-06-2017     RFE response received according to USPS tracking number

07-12-2017     RFE response receipt on 07-10-2017 confirmed via email and text

07-22-2017     i-765 case updated with "we updated your name" message

07-25-2017     EAD card mailed

07-26-2017     EAD card mailing notification (email and text) received

07-28-2017     EAD card in hand

08-01-2017     "Interview scheduled" texts and email received

08-01-2017     Hard copy interview letter (I-797C) received

08-30-2017     Scheduled interview.

08-30-2017     9 hours after getting out of the interview received email "we ordered your new card".

08-31-2017     33 hours after getting out of the interview received texts about case updates (i.e. texts were received 24 hours after emails).

08-31-2017     Hard copies of i-130 and i-485 approval notices received.

09-05-2017     "Card mailed" update on USCIS web site with notifications via text and email. Nothing on my USPS dashboard.

09-06-2017     Tracking number posted to USPS dashboard with "pre-shipment info sent".

09-08-2017     Green Card in hand.

09-11-2017     Online Request to fix the typo in the last name on the Green Card submitted.

09-20-2017     Infopass appointment. Result: "It's easier to wait for ROC and make sure they spell you name correctly at that time."

09-25-2017     Email received in response to the online request: "Infopass is the way to do this".

 

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There is no dumb question my friend. U did the right thing of making sure and cross checking. 

 

Best of luck for your immigration journey. 


 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Day 00~12/08/2016: Package received at USCIS PO Box (Concurrent Filing I-130, I-485, I765, I-131)

Day 07~12/15/2016: Checks En-cashed
Day 08~12/16/2016: Electronic NOA's

Day 15~12/23/2016: Physical NOA1 for all 4 petitions

Day 23~12/31/2016: Received Bio-metrics appointment letter for 01/09/2017

Day 32~01/09/2017: Bio-metrics complete as per scheduled appointment

Day 80~02/27/2017: Raised an Online E-Request (SR) for an update on my I-765 which was closed on 3/13 

Day 98~03/16/2017: Tier II officer confirmed status quo for I-765 "Under Review, case should be adjudicated soon"

Day 98~03/16/2017: EAD card is being produced

Day111~03/29/2017: EAD+AP Combo card in hand

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