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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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Hi All,

 

I am currently working as a contractor and I was hoping that my contract will extend till end of year but due to current situation of my company, my company is not renewing my contract and is coming to an end by mid of July, and by that time i am will make around 52k already for this year. I have already planned to go for a vacation with my wife and during that time I am hoping that my I130 will be approving and the case would be at NVC stage.  my question is if i am unemployed for more than 3 to 4 months and I have already made more than poverty guideline for affidavit of support. Do i still need joint sponsor?

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If you are unemployed, then your current income is zero.  With no current income, you would need a joint sponsor.  Your I-864 must be accurate when submitting it.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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Thank you @missileman another question

 

If I will start driving uber at the time of NVC stage, does it considered to be as a self employed?

 

For how long period should I drive uber or lyft , so that I can considered as employed and making money?

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The people looking at your case will 'see through' what you're doing, do not look for shortcuts and it is advised to get a permanent full time job or contractual agreement which is current, states your hourly, monthly or annual income or get a joint sponsor, if you do not want your case to be delayed.

 

Be prepared and thorough in whatever you submit. Sometimes it only takes a very minor thing to be put on hold or denied. Make/present a strong case, specially if you're from Pakistan :)

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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On 5/28/2019 at 6:05 PM, DA-FEB19-Filer said:

Thank you @missileman another question

 

If I will start driving uber at the time of NVC stage, does it considered to be as a self employed?

 

For how long period should I drive uber or lyft , so that I can considered as employed and making money?

You will never be considered employed as an Uber or Lyft driver.  Contract work like you are doing now, AND "driving..." are self employment.  Your current income will be the number on line 6 or your 2018 tax return and your occupation will be whatever it is on the day you send in your I-864.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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@pushbrk Another question is

 

If I am unable to find a joint sponsor at the time of NVC level for affidavit of support , how much time I have from the time of i130 approval to find a better job for affidavit of support.

 

I dont want to waste my i130 fees and i130 wait time.  I am just curious once it goes to NVC stage, how much time I have before or after to find a job. easy way how long I-130 is approved for is it for forever and whenever I get a job I can continue my case or it has some timeline. 

 

Do I have to notify NVC what would be the step at that point.

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Thanks

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Filed: Other Country: China
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6 hours ago, milimelo said:

Be in touch with NVC once a year and you’ll keep petition alive. 

Essentially, this is the correct answer, BUT, the decision on sponsorship is made at the visa interview.  It's a judgment call based on the totality of circumstances including the country your spouse is coming from and her employability.  You would be wise to begin having a qualifying income as soon as possible.  I mean as soon from NOW as possible.


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