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Hi,

 

My husband and I had his waiver petition approved Sept 22 (we recieved an RFE aug 11 that was due sept 11). We need to find a joint sponsor, as we were just on the line of making 125% above the poverty line.  I have been a stay at home mom caring for our son. This year we did better, but going of his 2017 tax return we need a sponsor. My family is not willing and we have a friend who is. 

 

I know traditionally this was not a big deal, however I have read some things online (the "601 aprovisional waiver attorney" facebook page, this pdf https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.ilrc.org/sites/default/files/resources/consul_process_pract_alert_pub_charge_affid-20180702.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwi02viKnfveAhVSU98KHXY4DZQQFjAAegQIARAB&usg=AOvVaw0kwKHtiVzQEwzKS8xWyI26) that not all consulates our accepting non family joint sponsors. Has anyone else run into this?

 

Thanks in advace!

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Current income is what counts, do I take it that you work from home.

 

Family or friend, either will do.


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It has always been that the CO makes a public charge decision based on the totality of the circumstances, not just minimums.

I don't have, and have not seen, any data to support or refute that there has actually been a change on how COs make this determination to make it more strict. The referenced document may or may not be correct there. That said, its based on some anecdotal evidence...not actually changes to the law, FAM, or other official source.

 

Edit: Family friends are permitted fine.

Edited by geowrian

Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

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

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: 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

 

NVC

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

 

K-1

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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On 11/30/2018 at 7:27 PM, Boiler said:

Current income is what counts, do I take it that you work from home.

 

Family or friend, either will do.

My husband(the beneficiary) works for humself as a landscaper. We do have invoices. I am a stay at home mom to our toddler. Thanks for getting back to me!

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27 minutes ago, Eliza19 said:

My husband(the beneficiary) works for humself as a landscaper. We do have invoices. I am a stay at home mom to our toddler. Thanks for getting back to me!

Since he is self-employed, his current income will be from line 22 on his most recent year's 1040.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

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

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: 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

 

NVC

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

 

K-1

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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