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Evidence for I-864 and I-864A

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Hi everyone!

 

I am putting together the supporting evidence for the form I-864. My husband is unemployed and his parents will be our co-sponsors. I have a couple of questions:

 

1. My husband has his own bank account and the account we share. Would it be wise to include the statements and the total between the two accounts? I believe after paying for the forms' fees it'll be just a couple of thousands. I don't know if this helps or not since it's so little. If we should include it, how far back should the statements go? I thought the last month would be ok but I've seen people providing statements for the last 12 months, 3 months, etc. and I can't find in the instructions where they specify this.

 

2. Since my husband's parents will be our sponsors and they don't include him as a dependent on their tax return,  their household would be 3 people including me. Their tax returns from the last three years are above $26,662, which is the 125% of HHS Poverty Guidelines for 3 people. I was planning on including their bank statements as well since my husband as the principal sponsor has really nothing to show. However, the form says that if the sponsor's income is above that 125% they are not required to show assets. Would it be better to still add bank statements? And again, for how far back?

 

3. Besides a copy of their birth certificates/driver's license, tax returns, W2s, and bank statements (if we need to add those as evidence) is there any other attachments for this form? Are pay stubs necessary if they've been employed by the same employer in all W2s?

 

Thank you so much for your help!! 

 

 

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30 minutes ago, luisima said:

Hi everyone!

 

I am putting together the supporting evidence for the form I-864. My husband is unemployed and his parents will be our co-sponsors. I have a couple of questions:

 

1. My husband has his own bank account and the account we share. Would it be wise to include the statements and the total between the two accounts? I believe after paying for the forms' fees it'll be just a couple of thousands. I don't know if this helps or not since it's so little. If we should include it, how far back should the statements go? I thought the last month would be ok but I've seen people providing statements for the last 12 months, 3 months, etc. and I can't find in the instructions where they specify this.

 

2. Since my husband's parents will be our sponsors and they don't include him as a dependent on their tax return,  their household would be 3 people including me. Their tax returns from the last three years are above $26,662, which is the 125% of HHS Poverty Guidelines for 3 people. I was planning on including their bank statements as well since my husband as the principal sponsor has really nothing to show. However, the form says that if the sponsor's income is above that 125% they are not required to show assets. Would it be better to still add bank statements? And again, for how far back?

 

3. Besides a copy of their birth certificates/driver's license, tax returns, W2s, and bank statements (if we need to add those as evidence) is there any other attachments for this form? Are pay stubs necessary if they've been employed by the same employer in all W2s?

 

Thank you so much for your help!! 

 

 

1. Bank accounts would not be necessary to submit under required documentation because I do not believe they will care unless you were using the money in the account to qualify as a sponsor.

 

2. If they meet the poverty guidelines for the most recent tax year, 2017 until April 15, you can just submit their IRS tax return transcripts.  

 

3. For my parents, I submitted birth certificate, drivers license, tax returns with W2 (accepted, but people recommend the tax transcript as superior), and 1 month of pay stubs. We had all documents accepted in 2 weeks. 

 

Keep in mind your husband can only use the I864a if he lives at his parents address!

 

Good luck!

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10 minutes ago, KJ2 said:

Keep in mind your husband can only use the I864a if he lives at his parents address!

 

😨 Wait, I thought I could submit two I-864? We were planning on submitting one for my husband as principal sponsor, one for his mom as co-sponsor, and with hers an I-864A for his dad. Can i do this?? He lives with me; the I-864A is for his parents household. 

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22 minutes ago, KJ2 said:

1. Bank accounts would not be necessary to submit under required documentation because I do not believe they will care unless you were using the money in the account to qualify as a sponsor.

 

You mean they are not necessary unless he's above the 125% threshold? I thought he qualified as a sponsor by just being my husband and the person submitting the I 130. It seemed to me that showing a couple thousands would be better than a $0 but I guess it wouldn't matter in this case. Thanks!!

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21 minutes ago, luisima said:

😨 Wait, I thought I could submit two I-864? We were planning on submitting one for my husband as principal sponsor, one for his mom as co-sponsor, and with hers an I-864A for his dad. Can i do this?? He lives with me; the I-864A is for his parents household. 

That is fine too yea!

 

Your husband has to submit a regular I864 as he is your main sponsor irregardless of income.

 

One parent can submit another separate I864 with accompanying documents and the spouse I864a with accompanying docs, totally fine.

 

If your husband shares an address with them, they have the option of using I864a for one or both parents as well.

 

The bank account would be at your discretion.  If the sponsors are above 125% for their household size, bank account numbers are not necessary to submit.  If you feel it would help you, you can always add anything you want under additional documents.

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I wouldn't submit bank accounts. At best it does nothing, at worst the officer gets confused and issues an RFE for assets because they misunderstood what you're doing. 

 

Submit I-864 for your husband and all accompanying documentation (recent tax transcript even if 0, or a letter explaining why he didn't file, and whatever biographical stuff needed, can't remember). 

 

Submit I-864 from his father, including the recent tax transcript (ideally 2018 since it's so close, but technically 2017 is OK before the tax deadline). His recent W2, a couple of recent (2019) pay stubs. Plus biographical information. 

 

Submit I-864a for his mother, same as above. 

 

That's it. Don't overcomplicate things. I know you're trying to be thorough, but channel your energy into being thorough with your marriage proof :)


Adjusting from TN to GC as spouse of USC

2015-11-23: Last TN received at CBP

2017-06-12: Married

2018-06-25: Mailed I-485, I-864, I-130/I-130A, and I-765 to USCIS

2018-07-24: Biometrics appointment

2018-08-28: Expedite request submitted for EAD via USCIS support line

2018-09-21: EAD and SSN received in the mail

2018-10-11: Case is ready to be scheduled for interview

2018-10-31: Interview is scheduled

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