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Intent to restablish domicile, DCF, i-864 or i-864a for family at intended residence?

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Hi, 

 

I'm currently completing form I-864 as the petitioner for my wife. We plan DCF in Tbilisi, Georgia. I've been living abroad on a shoestring for many years, so I don't meet income requirements based on assets or foreign income (which will naturally not continue when I return to US anyway)

 

I'm including evidence of my intent to reestablish domicile in the US, in the form of my job offer, bank statements from the US, up-to-date driver's license, and already purchased airline tickets, as well as a letter from my mother that shes inviting us to live at her home. 

 

QUESTION:

 

Since we plan to reestablish domicile at my mother's house, should I consider as my principal residence that resience where we plan to reside in the US, already? In this case, my mother should be listed as household member and file form I-864a instead of form I-864.

 

Our current residence abroad is just a monthly airbnb we are staying in until we get an answer. 

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Do you use your Mothers address for your Bank, DL etc?

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4 minutes ago, Boiler said:

Do you use your Mothers address for your Bank, DL etc?

Yes, I do, as well as for filing taxes.

 

however, I clearly live abroad as I’ve spent about 75% of my time here over past 5 years. 

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Household members are the spouse or other relatives who live in the sponsor’s residence, who are already supported by the sponsor and/or who will contribute income to the financial sponsorship of the principal immigrant and his or her family members.

 

It seems you reside in Georgia

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27 minutes ago, Boiler said:

Household members are the spouse or other relatives who live in the sponsor’s residence, who are already supported by the sponsor and/or who will contribute income to the financial sponsorship of the principal immigrant and his or her family members.

 

It seems you reside in Georgia

That’s what I think too, probably no harm in just letting my mother write the i864 either way I guess

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Yes, I would have her fill out the I864 as your co-sponsor.  The I864a may work, but I think it would be less hassle for her to do the full I864.

 

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Another vote for mother to submit an I-864 and supporting documents as Joint Sponsor.....

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