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Hello, I am the petitioner for my wife, the immigrant.  I filled out an I-864 and used my father as a joint sponsor who also filled out the I-864.  My mother, who lives with my father but not with me, is filling out an I-864a, and on page 4 it asks for the Sponsor's Signature.  Is this my signature or my father's signature? Are there not 2 sponsors?


Also, on page 2 of i-864a, it asks for the relationship to the sponsor (spouse, son/daughter, parent, brother/sister), and it precludes this with "I am the the sponsor's household member".  The thing is, my mother who is filling out I-864a is not my household member.  She is my father's household member.  So it must be that she should choose spouse, and not parent? 

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Ok, thanks for the input Aleful. So my dad should sign it as joint sponsor.


I saw this post from another user, which describes my situation, and am still confused as to who should sign as the sponsor on the I-864a:


Hey all,


So my husband is my petitioner. His income is not enough to support me. So we made my mother in law a joint sponsor. She is using my father-in-law's income as well to be my sponsor.

- So my husband filled out I-864 + supporting docs - but he has zero income, so that's it.

- My mother-in-law filled out another I-864, she put in that she is using the income of household member + supporting docs.

- My father-in-law filled out I-864a + supporting docs. Here is important point: My mother in law signed I-864a, part 5, as the sponsor, and my father in law signed part 6 as the household member.

We submitted our docs to NVC.

Now I got a letter from NVC saying that my husband, whose income we are NOT using for sponsorship, should have signed part 5 of I-864a as the sponsor.

My question is: I thought I-864a is a contract between the household member and the de facto sponsor, but from their letter it looks like it is a contract between household member and *petitioner*. What did you guys do? Is it possible NVC has made a mistake? 

Edited by rubriczen

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