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Hello All,


I have a question about the affidavit of support and taxes when in the NVC stage. I am a US citizen and I am currently living here in the United States. My Spouse is living in Lebanon and I have already submitted the I-130 Package back in the beginning of October. Our case has yet to be approved but I want to be on top of things and snub out any problems before they arise. 


I have not filed any taxes since 2013 since I was a student for 2 of the years and the rest I was living abroad in Lebanon and not making enough to file taxes abroad. I am now a full time employee, working in my field, at a reputable  firm in Seattle and started working in early December 2019. So there is some income on my 2019 W2. I was advised to obtain the IRS Form 4506-T . so here are my questions:


1) Should I consider finding a co sponsor since I have not filed taxes in 5 years 

2) What should I do about not having filed taxes ? Will this delay the process ? If so how can I avoid these delays ?


Thank you in advanced.



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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Denmark

Once you get to NVC, your income information from the last 3 tax years (will very likely be 2017, 2018, and 2019 by the time you are there) will be required, but only the most recent tax year's returns/transcripts (again will be 2019 by then) are required to be provided, so you will be fine, no delays there. Your current income is what matters most so if you're making a healthy income above the minimum 125% poverty guideline, you shouldn't need a joint sponsor

Edited by LilyJ

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