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Hi

I was born in the states and moved to ireland at the age of 8.

My fiancee has been approved her k1 visa and we are moving to new york in 3 weeks to get married.

We will be filing for adjustment of status straight away.

I have been looking at the I-864 form and am worried about it

. I have not worked in america and so have no US tax returns.

Will my tax returns from ireland count???.

We have savings but are unsure how much will be needed??

Thanks for any help

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Did you have enough savings for the I-134 to get the K1?  if so, that should be enouhg for the next stage too.

Similarly, if you used a co-sponsor, use them for the next stage too.


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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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9 minutes ago, con wheel said:

Hi

I was born in the states and moved to ireland at the age of 8.

My fiancee has been approved her k1 visa and we are moving to new york in 3 weeks to get married.

We will be filing for adjustment of status straight away.

I have been looking at the I-864 form and am worried about it

. I have not worked in america and so have no US tax returns.

Will my tax returns from ireland count???.

We have savings but are unsure how much will be needed??

Thanks for any help

I am wondering how you were able to prove your citizenship without having filed your taxes meanwhile you were making income to file taxes in Ireland?

 

Anyway, you will need to catch up on your taxes.

if your I-134 situation hasn't changed then you only need to update the form and submit it again.

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CR- 1

Interview :  11/15/2016

Result: AP  (form 221 (g))

Correspondence with Embassy: Tons of emails, Facebook posts, tweets, Congressman inquiry

Complaint letter with OIG : 12/29/2016

Case dispatched to diplomatic pouch : 01/11/2017

Case dispatched from diplomatic mail service to NVC : 01/23/2017

Case arrived at NVC: 01/26/2017

NVC sent case to USCIS : 02/09/2017 (system update)

Case receive by USCIS (text & email notification): 03/07/2017

 

Reaffirm Petition Timeline for folks in GHANA.. Please update your information..Thank you!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1k0NXnbJdyEIRR1_Dr4t3yXmsM0tBbq-tZsj0-o3cMV0/edit?usp=sharing

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We used pure assets for our I-864. It's three times the poverty guidelines plus some change for good measure. You need to be able to show through bank statements and/or stock portfolio analysis that you've owned the assets for at least a year. 


Met online October 2010


Engaged December 31st 2011


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USCIS Stage


September 8th 2014 - Filed I-130 with Nebraska Service Center


September 16th 2014 - NOA1 received


March 2nd 2015 - NOA2 received :dancing:



NVC Stage


March 28th 2015 - Choice of agent complete & AOS fee paid


April 17th 2015 - IV fee paid


May 1st 2015 - Sent in IV application


May 12th 2015 - Sent in AOS and IV documents


May 18th 2015 - Scan Date


June 18th 2015 - Checklist received


June 22nd 2015 - Checklist response sent to NVC


June 25th 2015 - Put for Supervisor Review


Sept 15th 2015 - Request help from Texas US Senator Cornyn and his team


Sept 23rd 2015 - Our case is moved from supervisor review to NVC's team for dealing with Senator requests


Nov 4th 2015 - CASE COMPLETE!!!! :dancing:



Embassy Stage


Dec 16th 2015 - Medical exam


Dec 21st 2015 - Interview


Dec 21st 2015 - 221(g) issued at interview for updated forms


Jan 13th 2016 - Mailed our reply to the 221(g) to the US Embassy, received and CEAC updated the next morning


Jan 20th 2016 - Embassy require more in-depth info on asset for i-864


Feb 1st 2016 - Sent more in-depth info on assets as requested. Received the next morning


Feb 16th 2016 - Visa has been issued :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing:



In the US


April 5th 2016 - POE Newark. No questions asked.


April 14th 2016 - SSN received


May 10th 2016 - First day at my new job :dancing:


May 27th 2016 - Green Card received


June 7th 2016 - Got my Texas driver's license

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17 hours ago, con wheel said:

I have dual citizinship in the US and Ireland so have two passports

You haven't done your citizenry duty by skipping on U.S. taxes but somehow the U.S. embassy  in Ireland didn't look into that. That is beyond me! how some embassies gloss over some things. ..<shrug>

 


(L)(L)(L)(L)(L)(L)(L)

CR- 1

Interview :  11/15/2016

Result: AP  (form 221 (g))

Correspondence with Embassy: Tons of emails, Facebook posts, tweets, Congressman inquiry

Complaint letter with OIG : 12/29/2016

Case dispatched to diplomatic pouch : 01/11/2017

Case dispatched from diplomatic mail service to NVC : 01/23/2017

Case arrived at NVC: 01/26/2017

NVC sent case to USCIS : 02/09/2017 (system update)

Case receive by USCIS (text & email notification): 03/07/2017

 

Reaffirm Petition Timeline for folks in GHANA.. Please update your information..Thank you!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1k0NXnbJdyEIRR1_Dr4t3yXmsM0tBbq-tZsj0-o3cMV0/edit?usp=sharing

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1 hour ago, IcezMan_IcezLady said:

You haven't done your citizenry duty by skipping on U.S. taxes but somehow the U.S. embassy  in Ireland didn't look into that. That is beyond me! how some embassies gloss over some things. ..<shrug>

 

It is an IRS issue, when he files for back tax returns with income or no income stated, they will seek to know where any savings came from as you cannot report no income but have gifts or lump sum income.

 

The FBAR is important - any account over USD$10,000 including deposits and pension accounts per account or instance ....... non-filing can result in penalties and fines.

FATCA comes into play on accounts over USD$50,000

 

It is not the Embassy job to stop an application on wealth or non-filing, a note is passed to the IRS, many an Embassy has been known in the last 4-8 years to advise the IRS on passport renewals of the presence of US citizens abroad to the IRS leaving them to check on the status.  

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2 hours ago, Patient said:

The FBAR is important - any account over USD$10,000 including deposits and pension accounts per account or instance ....... non-filing can result in penalties and fines.

It is not necessarily that any one account is over $10,000 USD. It is if you have a net holdings of over $10,000 USD. If you do then you must declare all of the foreign accounts (even if individual accounts fall under $10,000 USD). Also, it is not only at the end of the year but a combination of maximum account value or balance at the end of the year.


Relationship:     First met 2015, Married since Oct 2016

Spoiler

2015 Apr - First met and started chatting online (he was in the US on a J-1 visa)

2015 Sep - J-1 visa expires (2 year home stay requirement)

2016 Feb - First trip to China (10 days): met friends and family, celebrated Spring Festival (Chinese New Year), lots of sightseeing (including seeing pandas), and lots of food

2016 Feb 06 - Purchase matching jade necklaces to mark engagement

2016 Jun/Jul - Second trip to China (10 days): lots more sightseeing, food, and time with friends/family

2016 Sep/Oct - Third trip to China (10 days) this time with my parents so that my parents could meet him and his mom, along with lots of sightseeing and food (i'm sure you've picked up on a trend by now :D)

2016 Oct - At the end of the time in China my parents, myself, and Xuan all traveled to Canada (7 days) so that we could get married, but unfortunately his mom couldn't come along with us.

2016 Oct 08 - Wedding day on top of Mount Washington on Vancouver Island, and it had just snowed the night before. (L)(L)

2017 Jan - Fourth trip to China (7 days), you guessed it: food, family, friends, spring festival, ...


The CR-1 Process:    NOA1 - PD 27 Dec 2016 (TSC)

Spoiler

2016 Dec 21 - Sent I-130 packet (along with G-1145 for e-notification) by USPS priority mail express (1-day), but missed the pick-up so it won't actually leave till the next day

2016 Dec 23 - Delivery confirmed by USPS

2017 Jan 03 - Payment drawn from bank account

2017 Jan 04 - Text and email confirming USCIS receipt of petition, assignment to Texas Service Center for processing and SRC case number

2017 Jan 09 - Received I-797c notice of action by mail (NOA1) with assigned priority date of 27 Dec 2016

2017 ??? ......... just waiting patiently for NOA2 (hopefully by April/May if they ever stop transferring cases from Nebraska)

 

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