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Hello, we're currently living abroad (me the beneficiary and my spouse the USC).

 

Since we've been waiting for the visa processes to reach a certain stage, we're both still working and earning income abroad. Once we get the interview date my spouse will relocate back to the states and once my interview is done I will follow. However we're having trouble filling out the i864. 

 

In my case, I don't think my foreign income will continue after my relocation so I will enter only value of assets.

 

However in my spouse's case, she is about to get hired in America and she is a couple of weeks away from quitting her foreign job. While filling the i864, should we mention her Current Annual Income as the amount she earns abroad now converted to dollars? Or does that stay blank?

 

We don't think we want to wait for the American job to send her a contract as it may take a week or so and we really want to process the i864 and ds260 without delaying further.

 

Please advice how you solved this foreign income situation if you faced it previously too! 

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11 minutes ago, n.samuraibear said:

While filling the i864, should we mention her Current Annual Income as the amount she earns abroad now converted to dollars?

No.  Only income which will be earned after relocating to the US can be used.  Foreign income which will not continue after relocating to the US cannot be used. 

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34 minutes ago, Crazy Cat said:

No.  Only income which will be earned after relocating to the US can be used.  Foreign income which will not continue after relocating to the US cannot be used. 

So spouse's income should be 0 even though there is an employer written in the job field?

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7 hours ago, n.samuraibear said:

So spouse's income should be 0 even though there is an employer written in the job field?

Yes, that is correct.  Read that question again, and you'll find the words "you are using to qualify...".  Since you can't use it, the number is currently zero.  Why not wait to submit the affidavit until she has a pay stub from the new American job.  The numbers in the tax section will still be zero, but the current income number will be her new annualized pay.

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4 minutes ago, pushbrk said:

Yes, that is correct.  Read that question again, and you'll find the words "you are using to qualify...".  Since you can't use it, the number is currently zero.  Why not wait to submit the affidavit until she has a pay stub from the new American job.  The numbers in the tax section will still be zero, but the current income number will be her new annualized pay.

Thank you sir. It will be atleast 2 months more until the first pay stub which will subsequently delay the submission and interview and my relocation as well. That's why we want to proceed as soon as we can

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Just now, n.samuraibear said:

Thank you sir. It will be atleast 2 months more until the first pay stub which will subsequently delay the submission and interview and my relocation as well. That's why we want to proceed as soon as we can

To proceed now, will require a qualified joint sponsor.

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4 minutes ago, pushbrk said:

To proceed now, will require a qualified joint sponsor.

Yes one of the USC's parents will be a joint sponsor. But we hope that we will qualify anyway due to both the petitioner and beneficiary having savings equal to about 3 times the poverty requirement figure

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1 minute ago, n.samuraibear said:

Yes one of the USC's parents will be a joint sponsor. But we hope that we will qualify anyway due to both the petitioner and beneficiary having savings equal to about 3 times the poverty requirement figure

If it's well over 3 times, and liquid, you wouldn't need a joint sponsor.  If not, you might be able to withdraw the joint sponsor during the interview, but providing an updated affidavit of support based on the new income from a US job.

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To give an update on this topic for future questions someone may have, both have been accepted on the i864 - petitioner (no US income but some savings + beneficiary's savings which total to 3x the poverty line) and joint sponsor's income

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1 hour ago, n.samuraibear said:

To give an update on this topic for future questions someone may have, both have been accepted on the i864 - petitioner (no US income but some savings + beneficiary's savings which total to 3x the poverty line) and joint sponsor's income

By "accepted" do you mean by NVC?  Are you now DQ?  (Documentarily Qualified)

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