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  1. Background: I am a petitioner (sponsorer), and got I-130 approved from USCIS. I live in the USA while beneficiary lives abroad. I filed I-864 with NVC. Beneficiary submitted DS-260 form and waiting for interview (does not have a date yet). Question: If I move to a new address within the USA, while application still pending with NVC, who and how to update about my change of address? Also, when to do it? USCIS webpage says to submit I-865 within 30 days of moving, while NVC webpage says simply submit this information via online public query form. My dilemma is, if the application is pending with NVC, am I required to I inform USCIS by submitting I-865? Also, if I-865 is even required for NVC? Please provide official reference to your response for being absolutely sure. Thanks you in advance.
  2. Hello! I have asked a few questions the forum here and this will be my last before sending it on Monday! When the Form I-864, part 6 item 7 asks to state your “current annual individual income” My spouse is self employed, what should he put there? I have been getting mixed opinions and views and they are confusing me! If my current income is as stated on my most recent tax return (2019) should i put that number there or just leave it blank? some people are telling me to just guess a number.. how? My husband has no clue after defuctions what will his income be.. I would appriciate some inmput! Thank you guys!
  3. Hello! I am hopping someone can help me. So I applied for my green card in December, 2019 i had my biometrics in January and now I just received an RFE regarding the I-864. We used my father in law as my joint sponsor bc my husband is self employed and he has so much write offs and on his taxes it showed low income. In the RFE says the joint sponsor doesn’t make enough.. (he makes triple the amount needed) they are telling me to find another qualifying joint sponsor.. I am not gonna do that.. Can I use my husband the petitioner instead? he shows great income for the previous year.. I hope someone can help me! Thank you!
  4. Question: what would be a current income of a retired sponsor? Sponsor received Social Security Benefits plus pension. Do i need to Add his monthly income from SS and add with his current pension income? His SS income shows taxable amount but his pension does not due to him receiving one summ of money a year at once.. Maybe someone out there has experiance in this hope so!! thank you
  5. Hello everyone! I hope I can get some help So on page (Form I-864) 4 /part 6/ item7 it asks for your “current individual annual income” My husband is self-employed and his icome is so different ever year and hard to predict, he says it’s usually $10-20,000 change every year but he has no proof as he is self employe. What kind of proof can a self employed person show for the current income in present year? Thank you!
  6. Hello everyone, We just have a question regarding AOS and the Final Public Charge ruling and hopefully somebody can shed light to this. We're in the US and I'm the USC. I have a pending I-130 petition that I sent out back in April 25 2019. We've recently sent out my wife's AOS packet to the Chicago lockbox. Sent via USPS - Aug 31 2019 Received by USCIS - Sept 4 2019 As of today we've received nothing yet from USCIS. Will my wife be required to fill form I-944 after the Final Public Charge Rule takes effect on Oct 15 2019 if she has an RFE? We've made sure to send correctly the necessary documents. So hopefully there'd be no RFE. What do you think?
  7. Hi. My case is under process currently. We will submit the DS-260 in a day. My category is f4. My uncle who sponsored (petitioner) me and my family is currently sponsoring someone else also who's case is in under process. So in this consequence I want to add a new joint sponsor. I want my other uncle to be added as a joint sponsor. The thing is that he also sponsored one of my cousin but my cousin's case is completed now. Can my other uncle be a joint sponsor now? And what is the whole process of adding a new joint sponsor? Only I have to update on the CEAC portal and upload the I-864 form? Or is there anything else in this process?
  8. Hi VJ freinds, I have quick question regarding I-864 part 3 question 1. My sister in law (permanent resident) submitted I-130 for my younger brother and its approved by NVC. I am going to submit I-864 as a joint sponsor. Last month I also submitted my elder brother I-130 and it would take approx 10 years to get his number for interview. My question is for part 3 question 1 should I select Yes in that part or should I choose No and put name for both of my brothers as question 1.c. says I am sponsoring the following family members who are immigrating more than six months after the principal immigrant. I would highly appreciate your help.
  9. Hello! I hope someone can help me! Does anyone have wxperience or info about retired joint sponsors? What documents do they need to submit besides Tax Returns for the most recent year? Thank you!
  10. I'm sure this has been asked ten million times but that just means somebody has to have an answer that I can't seem to find. We are NOT planning to submit all three previous year's IRS Transcripts, only the most recent. So that means we will definately fill out Part 6 Question 23.a as "Yes" that we have filed the previous three years. We will ignore 23.b.as we are NOT submitting the two other previous years. BUT for 24.a, 24.b and 24.c, do we still have to answer all of them if we are not submitting all three years or can we just answer 24.a with last years income reported and put "none" for 24.b and 24.c for the two previous years beyond last year?
  11. Please help I am so CONFUSED! My American husband and I were living abroad when we filed our I-130. He has now moved back to America and recently got a job. I believe he cannot solely sponsor me since he has no proof of income for the past couple years. His parents are willing to sponsor me. They both filled out I-864 forms as joint sponsors, and have their IRS transcripts. My husband will also fill out an I-864 and include a pay stub or similar. Now I am confused though since the parents obviously share a household. Should one of them fill out at I-864A instead? What I mean is my father-in-law and mother-in-law share a residence. I will be moving in to a household that includes my husband, and my brother-in-law. Does my mother-in-law AND/OR my brother-in-law have to fill out an I-864A? I'm so sorry but I'm starting to feel so overwhelmed and frustrated with this process, even though we're nearing the end. I appreciate your time and assistance!
  12. Hello! I hope someone can help me! What documents does a petitioner that is self employed need to file with the form I-864? And is it true when you are self-employed you need to show 3years of taxes? Thank you
  13. USCIS posted a new I-864 Form that must be used starting on 10/15/2019. However, I looked at the new and current forms (side by side) and can't find any differences. Does anyone know what changed, besides the edition number? https://www.uscis.gov/i-864
  14. Hi, Im about to file my GreenCard adjustment of status from O1 to K3 application through marriage, do I as the beneficiary (applying for my green card) need to provide my Tax returns for the past 3 years also? Thanks
  15. So, the thing that is confusing me about this whole updated public charge rule is how this will affect those of us who do not have a green card and are currently at the NVC Stage waiting for an interview date, Now, does this mean that we will have to resubmit the updated i-864 form (a new form will be required in February) even though we have already been DQ'd and our i-864 form has been accepted? And does anyone know what the difference between the current form and the new one will be? Our does this apply to applicants who will apply after the rule is updated?
  16. Apologies if this has already been covered. It feels like this whole process is a moving target (it appears that Direct Consular Filing is a thing of the past as of 3 days ago). I'll post my questions first and then background information. Thanks in advance for anyone who can clarify this confusing process. I'm including a few questions at once. Questions: Do I need to include a financial co-sponsor at this stage (form I-864)? Or does that come later? I notice that I-130 asks for my employment history for 5 years. Will I need to provide information about the biological father of my stepson? Will USCIS need to contact the biological father of my stepson? Background: I am an USA citizen by birth and not in the military. My wife is German. We have been living in Germany for a couple of years. We have a son together who has US citizenship and passport although he was born in Germany. We also have a stepson who she gave birth to in South Africa (he is still a young child) who has German citizenship and a German passport. We've been married for more than 2 years. My wife is working and I'm the stay at home parent. Due to unemployment I'll need to rely on my parents to be financial co-sponsors. We would like to get back to the United States so I can find a job as it is hard to find employment with insufficient German language skills here. The biological father of my stepson is in South Africa and has not been in contact and does not contribute any child maintenance. If USCIS needs to contact him he will certainly not reply and/or purposely make it difficult.
  17. I could not find clear and legitimate answer to the following questions; not even with lawyers or USCIS webpage. Hope someone would share his/her knowledge and experience with the same situation. Please do not guess and provide documentary evidence justifying your answer. Background: I am a US Citizen. I am a postdoctoral fellow. I receive income which is denoted as fellowship grant or other income. This income is taxable. I file 1040 along with schedule 3, and state taxes. No taxes are withheld (employer does not report to IRS). So it is a self-reporting income, and there is no W-2/1099 Misc./etc. My income is above poverty line. What is going on: My I-130 petition has been approved by USCIS for my spouse living abroad, and now the case is pending with NVC. I need to submit affidavit of support. Questions: Which form should I use I-864 or I-864ez? I know that I could use only my income on form I-864ez, but instructions say that I should be showing my income with W-2, which I do not have. Here is what I-864ez instructions say: "The income you are using to qualify is based entirely on your salary or pension and is shown on one or more Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form W-2s provided by your employers or former employers." The bold italic part does not apply on me, so I am not sure if I can use I-864ez. Can I use I-864 irrespective to whether I qualify to file I-864ez? I just paper filed my 2019 taxes. Transcript will not be available until April or so. NVC application is pending now, so I can not wait until transcript becomes available. What proof on income can I use? I have a copy of my 2019 federal and state taxes I just filed, and a letter from my employer stating my income and that they do not send W-2/I099 misc./etc. I can also get my December 2019 pay stub showing YTD amount paid to me (income). This probably could be use in replacement of W-2/1099 misc. I could also get a bank statement showing ending amount each month, and the final amount available now (but this will become an asset, so I will not be able to use I-864ez). Looking forward for your advise. Thanks!
  18. Hi all, I am a dual US/Australian citizen who has been living in Australia for 20 years (since I was 8 years old) and never filed taxes nor worked in the US. I have filed the i-130 under exceptional circumstances to petition my spouse here in Sydney so that we can move over together to the US. I have a job offer that starts in 3 months time. Since reading about next steps and reading lots of things on this forum, I believe I now need to file my tax return in order to fill out the I-864 form correctly. Does anyone know the quickest way to file my taxes for the past 3 years? I will also have to file the FBAR forms for the past 6 years I believe since I wasn't aware I also had to do that. My interview to file the I-130 in person is on the 5th February so am hoping I can somehow get proof I've submitted the tax returns ASAP. Any recommendations very welcome! Thank you!
  19. I-130 DCF CR-1 Visa Experience I am grateful to have the support of VisaJourney and all the members who contribute here. To give my support back to this community I have created a master document that includes my experience and learnings during this process. I have collated a lot of information from various forums so there will be text that is posted by other members in it. This is a document with all information at one place that help you to stay inline. I hope this will be helpful to you. Good Luck xxx I-130 DCF CR-1 Visa Blog.doc
  20. I (the petitioner) have a few questions related to having a joint sponsor and living abroad with my husband (the immigrant) as we're preparing for the NVC stage. I have studied and worked in Kazakhstan for the past 3.5 years, during which time I met my husband, married, and started the IR-1 process. I think that I have sufficient proof to show that my stay has been temporary (living on a student visa, maintaining U.S. finances, voting, etc.), but that is another topic. My main questions are related to my joint sponsor. I work at my university in Kazakhstan, and my salary is technically enough to meet the minimum income threshold. However, I have no current source of U.S. income that will continue after my move (and my assets are insufficient). Therefore, my father is going to be my joint sponsor. He makes $100,000+ annually, so he certainly qualifies, but I'm not sure about the best way to go about things. My dad's permanent address is the house he owns with my mother in Missouri (where we plan to live), and he is a Missouri resident. However, for the past 2 years he has been employed in California. He rents a place there while travelling back and forth to be with my mom. Will this cause any issues for him as our joint sponsor? My dad hasn't listed me as a dependent in a couple of years (I'm 25), but we will technically be living in his house for a period of time after moving back to the U.S. Would it be better to list him as my co-sponsor and combine our household income (including my mom) since we are going to be living together (though he won't always be physically present)? Thank you all so much for your help! I hope it won't be too long before my husband and I are in the U.S. and I can use my experience to give other folks a hand.
  21. Hi there! I'm an Alien pending I-485 AOJ with my wife So I was wondering since USCIS requires a Affidavit of Support, and as of current, I can meet the income requirements if I file for the Tax Year 2019. I filed In late June of 2019, and turns out the income I submitted didn't reach the minimum Federal Poverty Guideline, due to complications with our Joint Sponsor and dependents and extra income and that for Tax Year 2018. However our Joint Sponsor now would meet well over the 125% Poverty Guideline. My deadline to submit is April 12th I tried searching on the USCIS website to see what "Most recent Tax return" had any definition to see weather I could file with 2019 Tax Return but I couldn't find anything. I will call USCIS tomorrow to see if they have any answers but I very much doubt it. TL;DR Basically my question is can I use the Tax return of both my Joint Sponsor for Tax Year 2019, as my 2018 wouldn't meet the income requirements unless I asked a different joint sponsor to Sponsor me. Which is a pure hassle.
  22. Hello. Can someone tell me if I have this right? I am using my dad as a joint sponsor. We do not live in the same physical address. Both my dad and I filled out separate I-864 forms. Since my mom lives with my dad, she filled out the I-864A. My dad does NOT have to fill out an I-864A form, right?
  23. Hi. This is regarding F2B visa. I am (son) the beneficiary and my dad is the petitioner. Only my mother has income and her tax filing status is 'Married filing separately'. My mother doesnt live in the same residence as my father though they are married. We want to add her as joint sponsor. In my father's I-864 Part 5 item 3 he put '1' because it says "If you are currently married, enter '1' for your spouse". Because of this my mother is counted as a household member. Thus, she will fill in I864a? Or do we just put '0' even if they are married so that she does not get counted as household member and fill in I864 ?
  24. Hello, I have been reading a lot about this in the forums and I see different answers. And I am asking this question again, in case there are fresh answers based on recent AOS filings. You see, I came to the US on K1 visa and we recently got married. My husband's new job (employed since Oct of 2015) meets the 125% limit (for 2 people) set in the 2016 I-864P or the poverty guidelines (It's a few thousands higher). However, the 2015, 2014, and 2013 incomes based on federal income tax returns show lower than the poverty limits. Would you suggest for us to get a joint sponsor? Or should we just go on with filing as his current income meets the 2016 limits, as long as we submit the letter from the employer, paystubs, Fed ITR for 2015, and w2s? Many thanks in advance!
  25. Petitioner's Spouse not living in same residence but still counted as household member? Form I864 or I864a? Immigrant application type: F2B Beneficiary: Me (son) Petitioner: Father (no income) Add sponsor: Mother (with income, tax filing Status: ‘Married filing separately’, not living in same residence but still married) In the petitioner’s I-864 form Part 5 item 3 it says 'If you are currently married, enter "1" for your spouse’. Which means you include the spouse as a household member. Then on part 6 item 8 It says: “Income you are using from any other person who was counted in your household size....” So we add my mother there. Then on Part 6 item 21: "The people listed in item numbers 8 .... have completed I-864A....". So now my mother is part of the household even if she is not in the same residence. Should I fillup I-864a or I-864 only? Less
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