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Hello VS community,

 

Thank you all for your help so far. This is a great site with a great amount of information.

 

I am having trouble with the evidence I 864 form because my mother will be the primary financial sponsor for my wife as I have not lived/worked in the us for the last 2.5 years. I have a few questions...

 

1) I was traveling abroad for 2 years and gained temporary employment off and on. My income from the other countries was minimal, and most of the money was spent for travel purposes, so I didn't file taxes for 2016 and 2017. Is it a better idea to attach a letter saying I didn't qualify to report my taxes or just to file back taxes? Has anyone had a similar situation to this that can explain to me how they filed? It will be very hard to recover the tax information from the other countries as I am not living there anymore, not even completely sure I can.

 

2) Since my mother is the main financial sponsor, and lives with my father (he needs and I 864 I understand), but how many pages of my mothers 2017 Tax Return need to be copied? Is it just the first page? If her Tax return is well over the threshold how much more information does she need besides her tax return does she need to include? The USCIS website is not really specific as to what is needed....

 

"A copy of your individual Federal income tax return, including W-2s for the most recent tax year, or a statement and/or evidence describing why you were not required to file. Also include a copy of each and every Form 1099, Schedule, and any other evidence of reported income. You may submit this information for the most recent three tax years, pay stubs from the most recent six months, and/or a letter from your employer if you believe any of these items will help you qualify. "

 

to include the 1099, schedule, ect...Is this directed more to the people who are closer to the threshold or to everyone? It seems redundant if they already have the Tax return...

 

3) As of I now I am working again in the USA, even though my income will not really be looked at, should I submit evidence that I am working or of my finances? i.e paystubs and bank statements 

 

4) We will not be using my wife's foreign income or assets as part of our finances, but does she need to fill out an I 864A form as well?

 

Im sure I have more questions, but any help would be greatly appreciated

 

J&J

 

 

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***Moved from Progress Reports to Process & Procedures.***

 

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9 hours ago, John&Julie said:

but how many pages of my mothers 2017 Tax Return need to be copied? Is it just the first page? If her Tax return is well over the threshold how much more information does she need besides her tax return does she need to include?

 

All pages, forms and schedules.  The better alternative to that would be to obtain a tax return transcript; those contain all the needed information.

 

9 hours ago, John&Julie said:

3) As of I now I am working again in the USA, even though my income will not really be looked at, should I submit evidence that I am working or of my finances? i.e paystubs and bank statements 

 

Yes to the paystubs, that's evidence of current income.

 

9 hours ago, John&Julie said:

4) but does she need to fill out an I 864A form as well?

 

No

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10 hours ago, John&Julie said:

1) I was traveling abroad for 2 years and gained temporary employment off and on. My income from the other countries was minimal, and most of the money was spent for travel purposes, so I didn't file taxes for 2016 and 2017. Is it a better idea to attach a letter saying I didn't qualify to report my taxes or just to file back taxes? Has anyone had a similar situation to this that can explain to me how they filed? It will be very hard to recover the tax information from the other countries as I am not living there anymore, not even completely sure I can.

 

 

9 hours ago, John&Julie said:

Please disregard my first question, it was answered in a previous thread. Thank you

May you please advise what thread this was or what the answer is. Thank you.

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22 hours ago, Ryan H said:

 

 

 

No

Just a clarification.  Even IF, the foreign spouse's income or assets ARE being used, they do not use an I-864a.


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