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At the time of interview, I will be employed. But because I will not have sufficient employment history (gap year), I wish to use a joint sponsor. I’m wondering if I can - after having worked for a while(and after fiancé receives green card) - remove this joint sponsor. I can’t find any threads relating to this and was wondering if anyone has done it or if there is even an official option. 

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1 minute ago, APA said:

At the time of interview, I will be employed. But because I will not have sufficient employment history (gap year), I wish to use a joint sponsor. I’m wondering if I can - after having worked for a while(and after fiancé receives green card) - remove this joint sponsor. I can’t find any threads relating to this and was wondering if anyone has done it or if there is even an official option. 

If you use the joint sponsor for AOS (I-864), you cannot "remove" that person at will.  It is a contract between the joint sponsor and the US government, and there are very specific criteria for when the sponsorship ends. 

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The only way to release somebody from the obligations of the I-864 are described on the I-864:

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  • Becomes a U.S. citizen;
  • Has worked, or can receive credit for, 40 quarters of coverage under the Social Security Act;
  • No longer has lawful permanent resident status and has departed the United States;
  • Is subject to removal, but applies for and obtains, in removal proceedings, a new grant of adjustment of status, based on a new affidavit of support, if one is required; or
  • Dies.

 

So yes, working will relieve their responsibility...but you will likely qualify for citizenship quicker than that.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/16: sent

12/14/16: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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34 minutes ago, APA said:

At the time of interview, I will be employed. But because I will not have sufficient employment history (gap year), I wish to use a joint sponsor. I’m wondering if I can - after having worked for a while(and after fiancé receives green card) - remove this joint sponsor. I can’t find any threads relating to this and was wondering if anyone has done it or if there is even an official option. 

Lots of threads relating to how or when a sponsors obligation ends 


YMMV

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