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I have a few questions about the I-864 that I was wondering if anyone could help with!

 

1. I have heard that you should fill in all the boxes and not leave anything blank. What about for Alien Registration Number and USCIS Online Account Number - if I don’t have one, should I put anything in that box (if so, what?) or is it ok to leave that one blank?

 

2. In Part 3 if there are no other family members being sponsored, do I have to put N/A in ALL the other boxes (about additional family members - questions 4a-28), or can those be left blank?

 

3. The sponsor’s physical address is the same as mailing address but I heard that you can get RFE for leaving that blank, so do I need to put N/A in all those boxes too? Or should I just put the same address again?

 

4. In part 5 (household size) if we have no children, should we leave that box blank, put “0” “zero”, or “N/A” or “none”?

 

5. The petitioner is currently living in New Zealand with the beneficiary. His employment will cease when we get to the USA. (We have a joint sponsor) So in Part 6 - employment and income, should we put that he is employed or unemployed since he is currently employed but his income will cease when we move. Should we put “$0” for income or put his current income?

 

6. For part 6, Questions 8-19, we are not using income from any other person in our household. Do we put N/A in all those boxes or leave blank?

 

7. The petitioner’s recent tax transcripts from the IRS all say $0 for income (as he has not earned any income in the USA). In the box for Total Income, should we put “$0”, “zero” or “none”?

 

8. Our joint sponsor files tax jointly with his wife but the wife doesn’t actually work so earns nothing. Does the wife have to fill out I 864a or can we just submit W2s for the sponsor showing that he is the one who earns all the money?

 

9. Do we need to put N/A in all the boxes for part 7 - “Use of assets to supplement income” if we’re not using any assets, or can we just leave blank?

 

10. We have no interpreter or preparer. Do we need to put N/A in all the boxes for Interpreter, Preparer and Additional information, or can we leave these blank?

 

We would be so grateful to anyone who can offer answers for any of these questions!!!

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46 minutes ago, NZcat said:

I have heard that you should fill in all the boxes and not leave anything blank.

 

That is and always has been bad advice.  Just refer to that statement for your questions on whether or not something can be left blank if it does not apply to you or is not relevant.

 

 

49 minutes ago, NZcat said:

Should we put “$0” for income or put his current income?

 

It's $0 since that source of income will not continue.

 

49 minutes ago, NZcat said:

Our joint sponsor files tax jointly with his wife but the wife doesn’t actually work so earns nothing. Does the wife have to fill out I 864a or can we just submit W2s for the sponsor showing that he is the one who earns all the money?

 

Having the wife submit and I-864A even though she does not earn anything will save you time and headaches.


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2 hours ago, Ryan H said:

 

That is and always has been bad advice.  Just refer to that statement for your questions on whether or not something can be left blank if it does not apply to you or is not relevant.

 

Thank you! So just to clarify, you’re saying we should leave all those boxes that don’t apply completely blank?

 

2 hours ago, Ryan H said:

 

It's $0 since that source of income will not continue.

 

Awesome thanks, and should we put that the petitioner is unemployed or should we put down his current job (that will cease when we move) where it asks for current employment but with $0 as the income?

 

2 hours ago, Ryan H said:

 

 

Having the wife submit and I-864A even though she does not earn anything will save you time and headaches.

 

Thanks, much appreciated :)

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