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I got a pink paper RFIE that they requested me to send 2016 federal income tax returns (IRS 1040 form) with W2.

I only have 1040EZ form submitted through TurboTax in 2016. Will that be acceptable instead of regular 1040 form or I will need to get 1040 tax return transcript from IRS?

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Looking thru the instructions of the I-864, on page 8 is only mention of 1040EZ form and it is just telling you which line you are to use as your reported total income for the years in question on Part 6.  Given it doesn't specify exactly, it makes me inclined to say they are going to want to see the copy of the 1040, not 1040EZ. 

 

Maybe someone else has submitted 1040EZ, and hopefully they chime in with results.


K1 Visa Process:

USCIS I-129F File Date:  January 4th, 2017

USCIS I-129F Receive Date:  January 5th, 2017

USCIS I-129F NOA1 Date:  January 11th, 2017

USCIS I-129F NOA2 Date:  April 25th, 2017

DOS NVC Receive:  May 12th, 2017

DOS NVC Case Number Issued:  May 12th, 2017

DOS NVC Leave Date:  May 18th, 2017

DOS Bogota Embassy Receive Date:  May 19th, 2017

DOS Bogota Embassy Sent K1 Packet 3/4 via Email:  June 12th, 2017

DOS Bogota Embassy Interview Date:  July 5th, 2017 (APPROVED!)

DOS Bogota VISA Received In-Hand: July 14th, 2017

Point of Entry into the United States: August 15th, 2017 (Newark)

Marriage:  October 19th, 2017

 

AOS Process:

USCIS I-485 (AOS), I-765 (EAD), & I-131 (AP) File Date:  November 6th, 2017

USCIS I-485 (AOS), I-765 (EAD), & I-131 (AP) Receive Date:  November 7th, 2017

USCIS I-485 (AOS), I-765 (EAD), & I-131 (AP) Text Receipt Notification Date: November 15th, 2017

USCIS I-485 (AOS), I-765 (EAD), & I-131 (AP) NOA1 Notice Date: November 15th, 2017

USCIS I-485 (AOS) & I-765 (EAD) Biometrics Appointment: December 7th, 2017

USCIS I-765 (EAD) & I-131 (AP) Approval Date: January 17th, 2018

USCIS I-765 (EAD) & I-131 (AP) Combo Card Receive Date: January 26th, 2018

USCIS I-485 (AOS) Interview Date Scheduled for: February 14th, 2018 (Recommended For Approval!)

USCIS I-485 (AOS) Approval Date: February 15th, 2018

USCIS I-485 (AOS) Green Card Received: February 24th, 2018

 

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Get the transcripts which has all schedules attached.


Spoiler

 

I-129F Sent : 3-31-2014, NOA2: 4-6-2014

NVC Received : some dinkelsberry yehoo in the house of clingons send our petition to the wrong consulate.

Consulate Received : July 30,2014 Transfer to right embassy complete.

Interview Date : Oct 22, 2014

Interview Result : AP , requesting another PC (not expired) and certified divorce decree (was submitted)Stokes interview via phone for petitioner 4 hrs after interview.

Oct 23 email notification visa approved.
Visa Received : Nov. 3 , 2014 VISA IN HAND.

US Entry : Nov. 21, 2014

Marriage : Dec 27, 2014

AOS send : May 12, 2015, received May 14, 2015 USPS priority

Email &text : May 18, 2015, check cashed May 19,2015, return receipt May 21, 2015 stamped USCIS Lockbox, NOA1 (3x) May 22,2015

Biometrics : June 1, 2015 letter received for appointment June 8, 2015, successful walk-in June 1, 2015

RFE : June 12, 2015 for income not meeting guideline. Income does ( ! ) exceed guideline.

RFE response : June 26, 2015 returned with a boat load full of financial evidence.

UPDATE: July 5, 2015 updated on all 3 cases, RFE received June 30, 2015.

Service request : Aug 12, 2015, letter received that it will be processed within 90 days from receipt of RFE.

UPDATE: Aug 24, 2015, EAD card being produced/ordered. ( 102 days from AOS receipt day and 55 days from RFE response received.) Thank you Jesus !

Emails : Aug 24, 2015, EAD approved, EAD card ordered.

I-797 EAD/AP approval notice received : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card mailed : Aug 27, 2015, EAD/AP combo card received: Aug 31, 2015

Renewal application send for EAD/AP : May 31,2016 (AOS pending over 1 year). Received June 2, 2016,Notice date June7, 2016, emails,texts, NOA1 hard copy

Service request for pending AOS April 21, 2016, case not assigned yet.
Service request for pending AOS June 14, 2016, tier 2 said performing background checks.
Expedite request for EAD/AP Aug 3, 2016, Aug10 notification >request was received, assigned, completed. RFE letter requesting evidence for expedite, docs faxed Aug18

*Service request for I-485 Aug 3, 2016, Aug11 notification> request was assigned. Service request Dec 2, 2016.
AOS Interview letter received Aug 12, 2016

AOS Interview September 21, 2016.

Second Biometrics appointment letters received for EAD and AOS on Aug 15, 2016 for Aug 17 ( 2 day notice).

Second Biometrics completed Aug 17, 2016

Third Biometrics appointment letter received Aug 19, 2016 for Sept. 1, 2016. WTH ?!

EAD/AP (renewal) approval Aug 22, 2016, NOA2 received Aug 25, 2016

Renewal EAD in production notification text and online, expedite successful 4 days after RFE request response was faxed, Aug25mailed,Aug29received.

Sept. 21 Interview, 2 hour interview, we were separated and asked about 50 questions each for an hour each. IO was firm but professional, some smiles.
Several service requests made, contacted Senator and Ombudsman. Background checks still pending.
July 21, 2017 HOME VISIT.  Went well. Topic thread in AOS forum.
Waiting to skip ROC and get 10 yr GC due to over 2 year while pending AOS
AOS APPROVED Oct. 4, 2017 * Green card in hand Oct 13, 2017 !!!!!

First K1 denied after 16 month of AP. Refiled. We are a couple since 2009. Not a sprint but a matter of endurance.

 

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6 hours ago, bbf3562 said:

I got a pink paper RFIE that they requested me to send 2016 federal income tax returns (IRS 1040 form) with W2.

I only have 1040EZ form submitted through TurboTax in 2016. Will that be acceptable instead of regular 1040 form or I will need to get 1040 tax return transcript from IRS?

What did you submit originally? Did you submit W-2s with the 1040EZ?

 

I'm guessing the problem is the fact that it was an electronic return. Given that you e-filed your return, chances are it doesn't have a signature on it. Since there is no distinction in the I-864 instructions between a paper-filed and e-filed tax return, this link may be helpful:

http://lawandborder.com/i-864-affidavit-of-support-help-center/#71_Documents_to_File

 

It refers specifically to the USCIS AFM:

https://www.uscis.gov/ilink/docView/AFM/HTML/AFM/0-0-0-1/0-0-0-2872/0-0-0-3055.html#0-0-0-381

Specifically, this note:

Quote

IRS permits and encourages electronic filing of Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ. An electronically filed tax return may also be signed electronically. When a person signs and files the tax return electronically, a “hard copy” of the original tax return will not exist. In this situation, it is acceptable for the person to submit a plain copy printout, showing the tax return as it would have looked, had it been filed on paper, together with the IRS-issued “declaration control number.” By signing the Form I-864 or I-864A “under penalty of perjury,” the person certifies that the copy is a copy of what was submitted to IRS. As with paper-filed returns, it is also acceptable for the person to submit an IRS transcript of the electronically filed return.

Emphasis is mine.

 

The declaration control number is out of date: it is now an ID confirmation number. I included the ID confirmation number that I got with my 2016 return (filed using H&R Block), as proof that it was accepted by the IRS.

 

3 hours ago, Ebunoluwa said:

Get the transcripts which has all schedules attached.

I agree that transcripts are easier for this. The IRS will mail it to you in ~10 days. I've since gotten a transcript of my 2016 return.

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16 hours ago, Suudsu said:

What did you submit originally? Did you submit W-2s with the 1040EZ?

 

I'm guessing the problem is the fact that it was an electronic return. Given that you e-filed your return, chances are it doesn't have a signature on it. Since there is no distinction in the I-864 instructions between a paper-filed and e-filed tax return, this link may be helpful:

http://lawandborder.com/i-864-affidavit-of-support-help-center/#71_Documents_to_File

 

I submit with only W2 form. I didn't submit 1040 originally.

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3 hours ago, bbf3562 said:

I submit with only W2 form. I didn't submit 1040 originally.

You need to submit a 1040. The EZ should be fine.

 

If you can get the transcripts from the IRS (as Ebunoluwa suggests), USCIS prefers that. The transcript has the added advantage that if you filed your previous tax returns single (probably the case given that your spouse arrived this year), just submitting the 1040 transcripts from the IRS is sufficient.

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