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Filed jointly, do we need my foreign W2 for the GC interview?

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Netherlands

Hi all,


We filed the tax return for 2018 jointly. We requested the IRS to treat me as a resident alien, since I did not meet the requirements to automatically be treated as one.

One of the requirements in that case is that I filed my foreign income here, which I did.


Since all that is on the tax return, do I also have to translate the "W2" from my country (Netherlands) or do we just need my husbands W2 etc, since he's the sponsor?


I'm going to try to get an IRS transcript, but in case we can't get it for whatever reason I want to make sure I have everything (interview is this upcoming week)



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I don't see why it would be needed for AOS interview......it won't be used to consider financial support......but it certainly won't do any harm to translate it yourself and attach the required certification statement.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada

Just the Sponsor's earning statement(s) are required if the tax Return Transcript you are submitting was filed as married filing jointly. (Recommended option).


If you are submitting the actual tax return form copies (all pages and schedules of the federal return, not just the 1040) then you will need to submit his earning statement(s) regardless. (Not the recommended option).


Your earnings statements are irrelevant UNLESS you are acting as a CO-sponsor on your behalf on your sponsor's I864 and combining your current income as a household member. That would mean you would have continued to be employed at a US affiliate of your overseas employer upon arrival in the US. That would be impossible for a K1 though as you would not likely have had authorization to work in order to be employed in the US UNLESS this income was earned after EAD approval (again unlikely).


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