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I am sponsoring my wife for a CR1 - our I-130 was approved late March and we started NVC processing in early May.


June 10 -  NVC says I am not qualified to use the I-864EZ.  THe I-864EZ instructions clearly states: 


“You may use Form I-864EZ if ALL of the following conditions apply:


1.       You are the person who filed or is filing Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, for a relative being sponsored;

2.       The relative you are sponsoring is the only person listed on Form I-130; and

3.       The income you are using to qualify is based entirely on your salary or pension and is shown on one or more IRS Form W-2s provided by your employers or former employers.”


In response to these conditions:


1.       I am the petitioner and sponsor, who filed Form I-130 for my wife, the sponsored immigrant;

2.       My wife, the sponsored immigrant, is the only person listed on the approved Form I-130;

3.       I am using my own earned income, based entirely on my salary which is documented on a 2018 IRS Form W-2 issued by my current employer.



Nevertheless, I completed a Form I-864 and submit it the same day. 


Today, NVC reviews my case again: NVC says I do not meet the minimum income requirements to sponsor my wife and request that I submit proof of employment

Under the I-864P, 2019 HHS Poverty Guidelines for Affidavit of Support for a household size of 2, the requirement income is $21,137. I made 85k in 2018, and about 60k in 2017 and 2016. 


I just download copies of my paystubs for the past 2 months to submit to NVC


I cannot complete how ridiculous NVC is. Calling the NVC is a waste of time, because the representative can't do anything. I have requested to speak with a supervisor several time but each time; they are busy. 

Sorry for ranting, but I have to get this off my chest. 



Edit: Grammar

Edited by beyondfrustrated

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China

Moved from Process & Procedures to Progress Reports.

Our journey:


September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*


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