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Just now, Alex_Sharon_U said:

Me and my wife filled the I-130 and got approved, we're currently trying to figure out between the I-864 and I-864Ez which one to fill out?

My husband and I filled out the I-864

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Either one is acceptable to NVC and the consulate.

Not everyone qualifies to use the I-864EZ, though. There are 3 questions on page 1 of the I-864EZ to tell if you do or don't.



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9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received





12/1/16: sent

12/14/16: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received



4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017



5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE



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September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
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September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
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On 11/30/2018 at 7:27 PM, geowrian said:

Either one is acceptable to NVC and the consulate.

Not everyone qualifies to use the I-864EZ, though. There are 3 questions on page 1 of the I-864EZ to tell if you do or don't.

Correct.  IF...you qualify based on those questions, that's the form to use.

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On 12/2/2018 at 9:13 PM, NikLR said:

We qualified to use the I-864ez and did.  It's shorter by far.  If you qualify for it, use it!

We used this too. By mistake because the Petitioner is living abroad. But luckily we didnt get a checklist for this.


But yes theres 3 questions in there, and you can take it from there.


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07/31/2014 : Married 

02/15/2017: Sent I-130 

02/22/2017: NOA1

03/30/2017: NOA2 YAYYYyyyyy  36 days after NOA1.. Blessed  

04/19/2017: Email from NVC

04/19/2017: DS-261 unlocked

04/21/2017: AOS paid

04/25/2017: IV paid

06/14/2017: Sent AOS Package

06/21/2017: Scan date

08/23/2017: Case Complete (9 weeks)

08/24/2017: Received automatic checklist via email from NVC to bring proof of domicile during interview. Still waiting for Interview Appointment.

08/30/2017: Received email from NVC telling that they will be schedule interview.

09/06/2017: Received email from NVC regarding Interview Date

10/25/2017: Interview Date

09/14/2017: Emailed US Embassy to cancel our interview and postpone as wife is pregnant. USEM mentioned to contact them 3 weeks prior to intended date of appointment. 

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20 minutes ago, gbrown6usa said:

Question #2 specifically states w-2 form. My pension statement is on a 1099R. Am I correct in assuming I do Not qualify for the I-864EZ?

Correct.  You must use the I-864. 

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