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  1. There's no choice but to include the person who makes less... Part 5 in the i-864 makes the joint sponsor list who else is in their household and that persons income + a i-864A filed by that person, as well as their total household income combined, and has to have copies of BOTH of their tax return info either way...... considering that, how exactly is it "ridiculous" to include the person who makes less when in order for them to file an i-864 at all, both of them and their income is REQUIRED to be included?
  2. But right on the 864 itself there are sections that ask about including the income of other household members, who then file their own 864A forms, and thus combine income. So does it then matter which of our sponsors is filling out the 864 instead of the 864A and thus their incomes being combined?
  3. I'm the USC, wife is non-USC. I'm the petitioner. She is doing AOS from B2 visa. Question maybe then is, out of the two joint sponsors (married couple) who should file the I-864? The joint sponsor who makes more? Does it even matter since they file taxes together, are married and are in the same household? Is it a problem if the person who makes the most money files the I-864a instead of the I-846?
  4. Our joint sponsors are married and retired, Joint Sponsor 1 claims an income of $2000/year or so and wants to be our primary sponsor and file the I-846. Joint Sponsor 2 (spouse of Joint Sponsor 1) claims an income of over $60,000/year and is filing the I-864a. Is this okay? Or is it better to have the joint sponsor who makes more of the money be the primary sponsor? Does it even matter since they are married to each other? As far as I know, they file taxes together and all that. Thanks!
  5. What qualifies as a "means-tested public benefit" that the sponsor would be responsible for reimbursing? Also, how does this impact those who are filing with a joint sponsor?
  6. Oh, I see. She has her own coverage I believe. She won't be getting any medicaid or anything like that. I'm just wondering if it looks bad for me to have it even though we will have a joint sponsor.
  7. The medical plan for me, the USC, is free WA state medical insurance (a medicaid plan)
  8. Is it likely to be a problem if I (the US citizen in the relationship) am on state provided medical insurance for low income during the process of doing AOS for my non-citizen fiancé? We will have a joint sponsor, so will it matter that I am on free state medical insurance? We are getting married while she's on a tourist visa, as our plans have changed since entering.
  9. Many of the links to the USCIS forms lead to Page Not Found, looks like the links just need to be updated. This page for example:
  10. I can't imagine this would end up looking very good in her case. She doesn't have a lot of prior work history, as she was on a student visa for several years, and tourist visa for several years where she was not allowed to work. Also she is just young and doesn't have any job references from back home either. She doesn't have any assets really, no career path or higher education, and she doesn't have much money currently. I also don't make much right now. This is why we are needing a joint sponsor. Even with the joint sponsor, is this all likely to be a problem for us?
  11. Our situation: US citizen & a non US citizen, legitimate couple of about 2.5 years with evidence Her country of origin is Ireland, although she has never lived in Ireland she has a passport because of her parents, she grew up in Kenya but does not have a passport there She is currently in the US on a 10 year B1/B2 tourist visa and has been in the US several times in the past on this visa, as well as an M1 student visa Have never overstayed We were hoping to get 6 months stay in the US on this visa, but she was only given 2 months this time, due to the border officer perceiving that she had a “lack of funds” We did not intend to marry at the time of entering and thus we did not lie to CBP but now we’re realizing that marriage is really the only chance we have at staying together in the same place We want to get married very soon, before her stay ends (3 weeks from now) and also file for AOS before her stay expires We do not make very much income and will be using a co-sponsor In the past, I have been on government medical and food assistance Questions: Considering that our circumstances changed and we decided to get married now here in the US, is it possible for us to stay in the US and start the AOS/green card process without her having to leave? The AOS process would extend beyond her allowed stay, is overstaying in this case a problem and would it be worth it to try and extend her status on the tourist visa because of it? Are we likely to have problems due to marrying on a tourist visa then filing for AOS, marrying within 60 days of entry, and/or going out of status while we’re waiting for AOS to go through? Will my (the US citizen) past use of government assistance and her “lack of funds” at the border be an issue of “public charge” concerns during the green card process, even if we have a very financially well off joint sponsor? Do you see any other issues with our circumstances and our approach? Thank you for any advice that you have for us, it's much appreciated.
  12. Update: Short answer is yes, it counts. She was let back in on her tourist visa with no problems whatsoever. It was a breeze. We even took a ferry from Vancouver Island to WA state so she had to go through 2 checkpoints.. twice the questioning. Her departure out of the US on the student visa was recorded and no overstay. She didn't have to fly out overseas and wait.. just up to Canada for a couple weeks and back. Easy.
  13. Just thought I'd update this post with the fact that she was let back in on her tourist visa with no problems whatsoever. It was a breeze. We even took a ferry from Vancouver Island to WA state so she had to go through 2 checkpoints.. twice the questioning. Her departure out of the US on the student visa was recorded and no overstay. She didn't have to fly out overseas and wait.. just up to Canada for a couple weeks and back. Easy.
  14. As far as the original post, we were simply wondering if there are busy times to avoid or any other factors about the time of day/week that could potentially play a role in getting through smoothly. I hear most of you saying that there is not. Thanks. We're not aiming to reset any visas. We're leaving the US into Canada for 2 weeks via land before her student visa ends, hoping that her leaving the US is recorded to her I-94 which we will confirm with the border officer when trying to enter Canada. Once our time visiting in Canada is over we plan to re-enter the US on her tourist visa in order to do some traveling in the US (which she wasn't able to do while studying). After that we will be heading overseas to her home country, ideally mid Sept. We are considering buying our plane tickets flying out of the US before we do any of the US/CA land border crossings in order to show them that she has plans to leave, but at the same time we feel hesitant to do this because we also don't want to risk being denied entry into the US and stuck in Canada where she can't catch her non-refundable flight. We've had consultations with 2 different immigration attorneys and called CBP to confirm (as much as we can) that our plan is abiding by the law and they have all told us that what we are doing is legal and should work in theory, but noting that it comes down to the discretion of the officers that we're working with at the border. I'm open to hearing people's thoughts here on this as well.
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