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I-864 - Joint Sponsor Married Filing Separately

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Hello everyone,

 

My Joint Sponsor is married and files taxes separately from his wife.


How to fill I-864 part 5 (Sponsor's Household Size)? Are we supposed to include his wife (question 3)? Or the beneficiary only?

 

Does she need to fill an I-864A form?

 

Thanks!

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6 hours ago, LMBZ said:

Hello everyone,

 

My Joint Sponsor is married and files taxes separately from his wife.


How to fill I-864 part 5 (Sponsor's Household Size)? Are we supposed to include his wife (question 3)? Or the beneficiary only?

 

Does she need to fill an I-864A form?

 

Thanks!

Your joint sponsor is married, so his wife is counted, as would all his other dependents be counted, if any.


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2 hours ago, pushbrk said:

Your joint sponsor is married, so his wife is counted, as would all his other dependents be counted, if any.

Got it! Household Size = 3

 

Joint sponsor's income is above the minimum requirement and we're only reporting his own income on I-864. So, we left items 8; 9 and 10 as the print screen below.

 

In this scenario, his wife still required to fill I-864A?

 

Thank you!

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7 hours ago, LMBZ said:

Got it! Household Size = 3

 

Joint sponsor's income is above the minimum requirement and we're only reporting his own income on I-864. So, we left items 8; 9 and 10 as the print screen below.

 

In this scenario, his wife still required to fill I-864A?

 

Thank you!

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Not specifically required, but a Consular Officer can choose to require it.  They are married.  The obligation under the contract is going to be a joint one anyway, unless they divorce, and maybe even then.  In my opinion, it is best to both include her income, AND have her provide an I-864a.  BUT, you MIGHT get away without it.  Your risk.


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