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Do I need to fill I-864a ?

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Hi Guys,

 

I am adding my mother as a joint sponsor and her sole income is well beyond the poverty line for our family size. However, she had filed her taxes as "married filing jointly" for the past three years. Do I need to to fill out form I-864a for my step-father who was on my mother's joint tax returns?

 

Thank you so much for your help!

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I-864 for the petitioner.  I-864 for the Joint Sponsor.  I-864A for Husband of Joint Sponsor.


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42 minutes ago, Paul & Mary said:

I-864 for the petitioner.  I-864 for the Joint Sponsor.  I-864A for Husband of Joint Sponsor.

I am not using the joint sponsor's husband income to augment my income. We are relying on the joint sponsor's income only. With that in mind, do I still have to fill I-864a?

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Recommended. There have been cases when such was asked for in case of joint return even when the income from spouse of the joint sponsor wasn’t being used.


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2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

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Just now, arken said:

Recommended. There have been cases when such was asked for in case of joint return even when the income from spouse of the joint sponsor wasn’t being used.

I really wanted to avoid that but I guess I need the I-864a form. My lawyer told me that I should be fine with only I-864 form and he will add additional notes on the last page explaining why I-864a is not needed. However, I am concerned that they still ask for I-864a and I really can't afford further delays! 

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27 minutes ago, Kartinee23 said:

Did you submit 864a? Thank you

No, I decided not to submit I-864a even though I gathered all the documents and I was ready to submit them. According to the instruction on USCIS website on multiple places, the I-864a is only needed if the joint sponsor's income is not sufficient then I-864a form can be added to increase the overall income. So, I decided to think logically instead of staying on the super-cautious side and just hope the immigration officer who is reviewing my files knows his stuff. 

32 minutes ago, Kartinee23 said:

Did you submit 864a? Thank you

any news on your case?

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2 hours ago, Parisa_1234 said:

No, I decided not to submit I-864a even though I gathered all the documents and I was ready to submit them. According to the instruction on USCIS website on multiple places, the I-864a is only needed if the joint sponsor's income is not sufficient then I-864a form can be added to increase the overall income. So, I decided to think logically instead of staying on the super-cautious side and just hope the immigration officer who is reviewing my files knows his stuff. 

any news on your case?

I did the same for my case, only filed i864. However, our case is currently at administrative processing, so not sure if it was adequate or not.

Please keep us informed on how it goes, might help others.

 

 

 


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1 minute ago, suhridkhan said:

I did the same for my case, only filed i864. However, our case is currently at administrative processing, so not sure if it was adequate or not.

Please keep us informed on how it goes, might help others.

 

 

 

What is administrative processing? I thought after document submission we get a "case complete" notice and then interview schedule.

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15 minutes ago, suhridkhan said:

I did the same for my case, only filed i864. However, our case is currently at administrative processing, so not sure if it was adequate or not.

Please keep us informed on how it goes, might help others.

 

 

 

So you got AP After interview because of the i-864a not submitted? 

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13 minutes ago, Parisa_1234 said:

What is administrative processing? I thought after document submission we get a "case complete" notice and then interview schedule.

AP is after interview if they need to review all documents further. Can take days, weeks, months. 

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18 minutes ago, suhridkhan said:

I did the same for my case, only filed i864. However, our case is currently at administrative processing, so not sure if it was adequate or not.

Please keep us informed on how it goes, might help others.

 

 

 

You’ve been on AP since March? Omg!

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16 hours ago, Kartinee23 said:

AP is after interview if they need to review all documents further. Can take days, weeks, months. 

I didn't know anything about AP. I thought the approval at the interview is the final step and there is no reviewing process after that!

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16 hours ago, suhridkhan said:

I did the same for my case, only filed i864. However, our case is currently at administrative processing, so not sure if it was adequate or not.

Please keep us informed on how it goes, might help others.

 

 

 

Did the officer at the interview told you about administrative processing? 

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7 minutes ago, Parisa_1234 said:

I didn't know anything about AP. I thought the approval at the interview is the final step and there is no reviewing process after that!

The only real signal of approval is when you see the status change to "Issued"........there are cases in which visas were denied after the consulate officer told the applicant their visa was approved.....and some cases have been denied during administrative processing.


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