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Question for the I864

For those of you who sent an IRS Transcript in lieu of a photocopy of the actual Income Tax Return, did you send a photocopy of the transcript or an actual transcript?

 

The instructions are a little confusing in that it says you must send either an IRS Transcript or a photocopy of the Income Tax Return. It doesn't say that a photocopy of the IRS Transcript is acceptable but it also doesnt say it must be an original either....it goes on to say...

 

"You are not required to have the IRS certify the transcript or photocopy unless specifically instructed to do so by a Government official; a plain transcript or photocopy is acceptable."...and by photocopy it seems it is referring to the Income Tax Return photocopy.

 

Still doesn't say if a photocopy of the Transcript is fine for the application and save the original for the interview...kind of worried because I'll have to request a third one this year if I submit this original....

I know they say always submit a photocopy rather than an original BUT you would think they would have stated an IRS Transcript and included the word "photocopy" like when they did so when stating "photocopy of Income Tax Return".

Advice?

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13 minutes ago, K1visaHopeful said:

Question for the I864

For those of you who sent an IRS Transcript in lieu of a photocopy of the actual Income Tax Return, did you send a photocopy of the transcript or an actual transcript?

 

The instructions are a little confusing in that it says you must send either an IRS Transcript or a photocopy of the Income Tax Return. It doesn't say that a photocopy of the IRS Transcript is acceptable but it also doesnt say it must be an original either....it goes on to say...

 

"You are not required to have the IRS certify the transcript or photocopy unless specifically instructed to do so by a Government official; a plain transcript or photocopy is acceptable."...and by photocopy it seems it is referring to the Income Tax Return photocopy.

 

Still doesn't say if a photocopy of the Transcript is fine for the application and save the original for the interview...kind of worried because I'll have to request a third one this year if I submit this original....

I know they say always submit a photocopy rather than an original BUT you would think they would have stated an IRS Transcript and included the word "photocopy" like when they did so when stating "photocopy of Income Tax Return".

Advice?

 

Like above, just print them off and send it..

 

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript

 

We just downloaded them, printed and sent it in with the I-864.


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7 minutes ago, Ben&Zian said:

 

Like above, just print them off and send it..

 

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript

 

We just downloaded them, printed and sent it in with the I-864.

Mine came in the mail though. I'm asking if I can photocopy the one that came in the mail?

 

Yours is an original even if downloaded. Mine would be a photocopy of the mailed copy so I could keep the original for the interview.

 

Do you get the just of it?

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 The one you print out is the exact same one they send you in the mail so yes a copy is fine because 90 percent of people print them out at home and you can print as many as you want so they are all "original"

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1 minute ago, ThomasNC1988 said:

 The one you print out is the exact same one they send you in the mail so yes a copy is fine because 90 percent of people print them out at home and you can print as many as you want so they are all "original"

Awesome! Why do the instructions make everything so complicated? When I get my EAD I'm applying at USCIS as an editor, lol.

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Just now, K1visaHopeful said:

Awesome! Why do the instructions make everything so complicated? When I get my EAD I'm applying at USCIS as an editor, lol.

I think they like to be as complicated as possible for fun lol.

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9 hours ago, K1visaHopeful said:

Awesome! Why do the instructions make everything so complicated? When I get my EAD I'm applying at USCIS as an editor, lol.

You need to be a USC to work for a federal agency like USCIS - unless you're a contractor of sorts, working for a third party. :)  A copy of a transcript *is* the transcript. It's not a certified document. I suggest you open an IRS account and print it from there. But you can also scan the hard copy. Same thing.  


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