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I am currently an F1 student on an OPT, and my husband is a PhD student sponsoring me for the green card application. 

 

His income is 24000 as a research assistant every year since 2014, but in 2017 his professor was not able to pay him during the summer which brought his yearly income down to 18600. 

I am teaching as a part-time faculty at a university, which means my salary fluctuates every semester depending on my teaching load, but my pay is approximately $8000-$10000 annually. 

 

Because my husband's income is over the 125% I wasn't planning on using my income, but on form I864 it will be filled out 2018: $24000, 2017: $18600, 2016: $24000. 

 

Should we attach my income just in case? 

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1 minute ago, hwandhw said:

I am currently an F1 student on an OPT, and my husband is a PhD student sponsoring me for the green card application. 

 

His income is 24000 as a research assistant every year since 2014, but in 2017 his professor was not able to pay him during the summer which brought his yearly income down to 18600. 

I am teaching as a part-time faculty at a university, which means my salary fluctuates every semester depending on my teaching load, but my pay is approximately $8000-$10000 annually. 

 

Because my husband's income is over the 125% I wasn't planning on using my income, but on form I864 it will be filled out 2018: $24000, 2017: $18600, 2016: $24000. 

 

Should we attach my income just in case? 

Where in the instructions does it require 3 years tax return history?


YMMV

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Just now, payxibka said:

Where in the instructions does it require 3 years tax return history?

It asks in part 6, number 24 a-c to put the total income for the most recent three years. It does not require you to attach all tax documents for those years but you still have to write the total income. I was wondering if having one of those years below the poverty line would affect our decision in any way. 

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6 minutes ago, hwandhw said:

It asks in part 6, number 24 a-c to put the total income for the most recent three years. It does not require you to attach all tax documents for those years but you still have to write the total income. I was wondering if having one of those years below the poverty line would affect our decision in any way. 

They look to the most recent.  They do not average 

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YMMV

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With 24k income, though technically not needed, it may help to add your income to your husband’s i864 to bolster financial status. You can do so only if you provide a letter from your employer stating that your employment would continue after you become a resident.


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

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Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

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