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  1. With VAWA a component of it is that the US/Permanent Resident spouse will threatened to cancel victims chances of getting a visa to enter the US. So, the fact that he cancelled can only further prove her point. She has two years to file from the date of divorce and if she is still legally married she can still apply.
  2. Hi everyone, Please be aware that it is simply not true that you cannot file a VAWA self petition outside of the US. You can and the US citizen does not need.to be in the US military or positioned with a US organization either. This is not true. What is true, though, is that the abuse by the US spouse or Permanent Resident had to have occurred inside of the US. You will also need to prove that you entered into the marriage in good faith. So you may need several Affidavits, maybe from the officiat and attendees at the wedding and proof of joint bank accounts, etc. Please be advised that you will need to provide an extensive amount of proof of abuse which includes psychological assessment, police reports, photos, etc. So unless you can provide all of the proof VAWA may not be a good choice.
  3. I understand. Based on my research and speaking to my network about being a joint sponsor, it would actually be easier for me to use my income. At the end of the day, I had spoke to several lawyers about qualifying for a TN work permit as a management consultant. Every single lawyer told me I would not qualify for it, and I got it. that very same work permit.... twice. At the time, when submitting our documents to the NVC, I sent in my 1099 with my "revenue" and my spouse's income at the time, which was actually on an i864ez and they accepted all of it. they didn't ask for anything except to prove US domicile. I sent in an email conformation of voter registration, NY state ID and and a bank statement and they accepted them. So, to be honest, speaking in these forums is saving us, a lot of grief. I believe based on what was submitted to the NVC, the interview would be a complete flop. Now I can make sure our package is more prepared. I am grateful for this completely honest advice.
  4. Thank you for honest feedback. I am going to push back on this, though, because the more research I do, the more I realize that I don't in fact need to limit myself when it comes to "income." I was thinking that I needed to get a permanent full time job specifically with a company in the US, but I came across a poster in another forum who raised the very same question to a real Lawyer. They had income back in their home country and wanted to use that income to meet the income requirements. The clear point is that the lawful income needs to continue once the intending immigrant is approved for LPR status. So, while I do have contracts with US-based companies as a self-employed content person, I can actually accept a permanent full-job job in Canada that is fully remote, and still keep that job after getting approved for LPR status. We live in Ontario right now, that's where I'm from. My spouse is from NYC, that's a very strong case. You are absolutely right, everything started in 2021, that still stands. I did my 2019 taxes, as did my spouse. Even if they don't ask, n top of bringing my job letter from the Canadian company, I will still bring my most recent US Federal Tax return. I would also still bring those contracts as well. All of this to show that ultimately, I am not going to become a public charge.
  5. I got it. It has not been fleshed out with examples, so I can bring my current remote job to the interview, but it seems up in the air as to whether they will accept it so I thought I would ask here.
  6. Hi everyone, I have posted quite a bit in this forum and I just want to thank you all for your feedback so far. I am definitely learning. I have been doing more and more research and based on my findings, this is an area that still seems pretty vague. When using the intending immigrants income to help the sponsor meet the financial requirements, this is very clear - To count the intending immigrant’s income, he or she must either be residing with the sponsor or be the sponsor’s spouse. - But in all circumstances the intending immigrant’s income must be derived from “lawful employment in the United States or from some other lawful source that will continue to be available to the intending immigrant after he or she acquires permanent resident status.” However, lawful employment in the US can mean so many things. The most obvious is the intending immigrant having an existing job in the US and working for a US-based company however, what about in my case and our new normal, where most office jobs are remote? I have always worked remote, even when I lived in the US. And here in Canada, where we are currently residing, I have been working on some remote contracts that will continue for long term. My question is, what if the emote income is in Canadian dollars and will still continue even after I am granted LPR. I did a currency converter and that income would still be well above the poverty line. Can I not use this income to meet the income requirements? Even if I was in the US, I could work for a Canadian company, and it would still have to be lawful employment. So, once granted the LPR, I already have a US bank account and SSN from when I did live in the US, so it would just be a matter of making sure that I have work authorization, which I would. Does it only have to be working for a US company? Thank you for your help.
  7. OK. Thank you. Reading. From my understanding: My spouse, the USC is filling out i864 - a contract between the sponsor and the US government. my spouse is sponsoring me, the immediate relative as per i30 PART 5Our household size is 3 (me, sponsor, our infant) is who my spouse is financially responsible for however, Part 6 Sponsor’s Employment and Income Line 1-6 income for my spouse is all Canadian. He will leave that job when we move back to the US. Line 7 AOS is 0 because he won't have that income. Line 8-10 is my income. I am based in Canada right now, but I have a contract with a US-based company. My income meets the income requirements. Since our child is already a US citizen through my spouse, they is not a derivative family member. My spouse filed 2019 taxes as single as at the time because we married after April 2019. I also filed taxes in the US in 2018 and 2019 as I was living in the US on a work permit and making US income at the time. My spouse made Canadian income all of 2020, and I made Canadian income throughout all of 2020, but I landed a few contracts as self employed in 2021. These contracts are on a long term basis. And we will be going back to the family home in the US, where his parents and two other siblings live. I have a few credits cards with 0 balances that total about 5K, but we don't have any cash assets that can support our income, so we didn't put anything down. So, I guess I answered my own question, but I just wanted to double check if there is anything I should be aware of with regards to what additional documents to bring to the interview, since we are not including a joint sponsor. We will be doing the interview in Montreal. Cheers,
  8. Hi, Thanks for your honest. I completely appreciate that it is not an easy process, hence why so many people hire immigration lawyers! It is a brave task to take this on solo. I would like to be more clear about my scenario. We are at the interview stage of our application. My spouse is a USC. Our interview will be at the US consulate in Montreal. I am Canadian. We are filling out form i864. My USC spouse has been in Canada with me and our son for one year. He is working in Canada (they do physical work for a multinational company) therefore will not meet the income requirements since their income is from Canada. I, the intended immigrant, am a content creator with a few remote work contracts for companies based in the US. All three of us (spouse, me, child) will be living my spouse's family home in NY. And it is very likely that I will still have my employment contracts with these same companies when I move back to the US. Our child has a CRBA. Should I fill out the i864 and i864a? Or is it easier to get a relative in the family home in NY to complete these i864/i864a forms to help my spouse meet the income requirements? We do not meet the requirements for (liquid) assets. This is solely based on income. Any other advice to strengthen our case would be extremely helpful
  9. Hi everyone, I have a quick question. My spouse, the US citizen, lives abroad with me and our son. I understand we would need a joint sponsor in this case however, if there are multiple people living in the house we will be going back to in the US, can all those incomes be combined to help us meet the minimum income requirements? Can we just ask those people to submit their most recent tax returns? What would be the process to include their income in the i864ez? Thank you!
  10. OK. Thanks. It does not hurt to have as much information as possible on hand, including a financial sponsor. Much appreciated.
  11. OK. I understand. Thanks. I just notice however, that the person who was approved in the previous post stated that she submitted emails communication looking for jobs when her husband gets to the US. Her husband did not have an actual job. She did not mention anything about submitting a financial sponsor. My spouse does work for a US organization but it does not meet the specific guidelines based on USCIS, they just work for a global company.
  12. Hi everyone, Congrats to all of you that were already approved. I have posted quite a bit about this same scenario I'm in. So good to know that you are not alone. In some of the previous responses I received, I was told I would need to more than likely provide a join financial sponsor. For those of you that were approved, it did not seem like you had to do that. For the beneficiaries whose spouses lived with them in Canada, what did you put on the i864? My spouse was living in the US at the very beginning of the application, but came to Canada one month later, they have really only lived in Canada for a year so far. So, we had submitted their US income on the i864 at the time of the application. They are currently in Canada on a PR but have no desire to stay here upon approval of my LPR. It is actually more than likely that they will give up their Canadian PR (I put work permit in previous posts). For those of you that were approved, did you find providing a lease to be best way you got approved? Even if you did not provide US income? Thanks so much!
  13. Hey! I sent you a PM! Please check! Would love to have a convo with you about it.
  14. Hi Everyone, You guys all helped us when I posted about proving US Docimile to the officer at the US Consulate in Montreal. My spouse the petitioner, the US Citizen, is currently here with me and our child in Canada with intention to return to the US once my permanent resident visa is approved. We have decided to have a joint financial sponsor. I understand what the joint sponsor needs to provide (864i, most recent tax return or transcript, proof of US citizenship or LPR status). I understand what documents i need to bring to my interview. I will submit everything that was approved by the NVC, but my question is: since the 864i submitted and approved by the NVC was when my spouse was still in the US, and they are currently here, should i simply bring a letter from my spouse explaining intention to return once my visa is approved? Docs already approved by NVC - 864i - bank statements - Voting registration - state ID card with US address Or perhaps I don't need to bring a letter and instead the original 864i along with the joint sponsor's documents explaining that we will return as soon as I am approved? My spouse has not been out of the US for two years. Thank you!
  15. Thanks for your honest perspective. OK. I know what I have to do, but I'm simply just trying to look at all angles first. So, even if my spouse gives me a copy of his job offer in the US with a start date, and the income is well above the poverty line, and even if I present income (I work remotely) from a company based in the US that is above the poverty line, they may still require a co-sponsor, or they may delay my application and ask for the petitioner to provide pay stubs. I know we would have to present an updated i-864 as well. Thanks so much!
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