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  1. Hi everyone, I recently received a Request for Evidence (RFE) regarding the I-864 form. As my mom, the primary sponsor, does not meet the income requirements to sponsor me, I included my sister as a joint sponsor. Unfortunately, I forgot to attach her W-2 and 1099 forms, which demonstrate her financial contribution. Consequently, I received an RFE requesting the tax supporting documents for my sister's most recent year. I submitted my I-485 application in August 2022, and during the period from 2019 to 2021, my sister earned enough income to support me. However, for the most recent tax return in 2022, her income does not meet the sponsorship threshold. Being self-employed, she has claimed various deductions related to house depreciation, resulting in a significantly lower tax amount. She can provide bank statements as proof of her rental payments from her properties. I have a few questions that I would appreciate guidance on: Should I only submit her tax supporting documents for 2021, or do I also need to include the tax transcript for 2022? Is it necessary for my sister to write a letter explaining the reasons behind her lower income in 2022, despite having enough funds to sponsor me? Considering I already have one joint sponsor, should I seek another joint sponsor? And if I attach another I-864 for the second joint sponsor, do I need to provide an explanation? I am feeling overwhelmed with these concerns, and any assistance would be immensely helpful. Thank you for your support. Please find the attached RFE letter below.
  2. Hello! I wanted to remove a household member from CEAC website. The NVC responded to my email to upload a letter of request and explanation. The instruction is clear as mud: "To remove a joint sponsor or Household member, log on to https://ceac.state.gov/iv. On the case summary page's status chart, there are two buttons under "Affidavit of Support." click on the appropriate button to remove a sponsor or a household member." Mind you, the two buttons under Affidavit of Support are Add Joint Sponsor and Add Household Member. Neither of these buttons made sense in the removal. Questions: How did you submit the letter to remove a household member? or let's say, a sponsor? My own initiative dictates that I should - 1) Click on the household member's name (not on either of the buttons as NVC said on their canned instructions)(see image below); 2) Once the page for that person opens up, click the Add Document link; 3) Upload and submit. Are the above steps correct? Did you do things differently? Thanks all in advance. Sincerely, Sleepless in San Francisco... caused by worry
  3. Hello all 👋🏽 My fiancé just underwent the interview in Bogota, Colombia on Friday. He said the interview was great. The CO was laughing and smiling at all the stories he would tell about us. He said she was giggling like a school girl. The interview lasted about an hour and 15 minutes. He for sure thought we were approved, yet she came back with a 221g white slip stating we needed to submit an I-864 and a W2 for my mom since she’s the co-sponsor. The CO told him it’s just for extra verification. They kept his passport and all documents and told him to send the info directly to the embassy email. I sent the proper documents within an hour of him leaving the interview. We are currently in the dreaded administrative processing. I fell like it’s a good sign they kept his passport seeing as I’ve read online for hours that if Colombia keeps the passport, it’ll be issued soon after. But as with every step in this process, I don’t want to get my hopes up. What do you guys think? Anyone else been through this or something similar? Any info will help. TIA ☺️
  4. Hello. Did somebody take foreign property as an sponsors assets for i864 form (USA) in Adjustment of status (AOS) process? if yes, what is the better way - to make foreign property valuation with foreign appraiser, translate it notary to English (with apostille?) or with American appraiser making evaluation remotely (if possible)? Thank you!
  5. Hey everyone, hope you all are having a great evening. I just received an RFE on my wife's AOS case and had a couple questions in regards to it. Our PD date is March 2nd and the RFE for the I-864 was sent out on March 17th. I have not receive the letter in the mail, I just noticed it by signing into my wife's USCIS account. For the I-864 I submitted the correct and up to date filled out I-864, along with my 2021 IRS tax transcript, a letter from my employer stating how much I make, last 6 months of pay stubs, assets and proof of ownership, and finally a copy of my birth certificate. This is what the RFE states "Based on the documents submitted, we could not determine that the petitioning sponsor on Form I-864, Affidavit of Support, is qualified. In order to be a qualified sponsor, the petitioning sponsor's Form I-864 must be properly completed and signed, and the supporting documents must establish that the petitioning sponsor's income meets 125 percent of the federal poverty guideline for the sponsor’s household size. See Form I-864P for information on the Federal Poverty Guidelines. If the petitioning sponsor's income does not meet 125 percent of the federal poverty guideline for their household size, you must obtain a qualifying joint sponsor who demonstrates the ability to support you or submit evidence of assets. See Form I-864 Instructions for more information. If you decide to obtain a joint sponsor (or a different joint sponsor), you will need to: Submit a completed and signed Form I-864, Affidavit of Support, from the joint sponsor. All pages must be present and of the latest edition date. Provide the joint sponsor's Social Security Number on Form I-864. Provide a complete and correctly calculated household size on Form I-864. Submit a complete copy of the joint sponsor's Federal income tax return and all supporting tax U.S. Department of Homeland Security U.S. www.uscis.gov documents (W-2s, 1099s, Form 2555, and tax schedules) for the most recent tax year. Submit evidence of the joint sponsor's status as a United States citizen, United States National, or Lawful Permanent Resident. The "Total Income" line on IRS Form 1040 is used to determine qualifying income for a sponsor, not the "Gross Receipts" line from IRS Schedule C or C-EZ. If the petitioning sponsor or the joint sponsor is unable to meet the income requirements, they may qualify based on the cash value of their significant assets. Assets must equal the stated difference between the sponsor’s income and 125 percent of the federal poverty guideline for the sponsor’s household size. Assets must equal the difference for applicants filing as orphans. Assets must equal three times the difference for a spouse or child of a United States citizen. Assets must equal five times the difference for all others. Acceptable evidence of assets: Bank statements covering the last 12 months (statements will be averaged over a 12 month period) or a statement from an officer of the bank or other financial institution in which the sponsor has deposits, the account balance averaged over a 12 month period, and current balance; Evidence of ownership, value, and dates acquired of stocks, bonds, and certificates of deposit; Evidence of ownership, value/equity, and dates acquired of other personal property; Evidence of ownership, a recent licensed appraisal or county tax assessment, any mortgage/lien or lien release of any real estate, and dates acquired. For further instructions and the latest edition of Form I-864, visit the USCIS website at www.uscis.gov. See Specific Instructions and Specific Requirements listed in the Form I-864 instructions for complete information." Here are a couple of reasons on why I think I got a RFE and I was wondering if any one could confirm if these thoughts are true. My first thought is that I sent a copy of my 2021 IRS tax return transcripts and not my 2022 ones. I did not have these available to me when we submitted our AOS packet so I sent what I had. However, my 2022 IRS tax transcripts are now available. My second thought about why I received an RFE for my I-864 is that I did not make enough money to pass the poverty limits. My 2021 IRS tax transcripts show that I only made around $18,000. I was in school in 2021 and 2022 and landed my real job in August of 2022. However, I sent in a letter from my employer stating how much I make a year (70k) and my pay stubs from my last 6 months which showed that I made around 46k in the last 6 months. My 2022 IRS tax transcript has my total wages around 32k. I also submitted my assets (stocks and bank account) which along with my 18k on my 2021 IRS tax returns should have jumped me over the limit. I personally think we got an RFE for reason number 1 but would love your thoughts. Secondly, how do we respond to this RFE? Do we just mail in a new filled out I-864 to the office we received the RFE from? It mentions something about uploading the documents online if applicable via my wife's USCIS account, but I feel more comfortable mailing it in. Also, it is okay if we send it on before we get the physical copy of the RFE? And my third question is, is this a really fast RFE? They only got our case on March 2nd and the RFE was uploaded on March 17th. That seems really quick to me. Would love to hear all of your thoughts. Thank you so much. I appreciate it. Have a wonderful start to your weekend.
  6. Hello, I’m here seeking for advice. I can’t complete my I-864 as I am still searching for answers and hoping that others have the same experience and wanting to know what has been the result. Anyway, our household income is insufficient to cover the poverty guideline. We have a savings account that could cover the difference (x5). I wanted to know if anyone else used their savings for the I-864 and what were your experiences. Did it caused RFEs, delays? Anything else? I’m just worried that assets may not have enough bearing compared to income. But wanted to use it anyway before using another sponsor. Please throw any advise. Beneficiary is in the Philippines (if that helps). Thank you.
  7. Hello there. asking to file i864 and i864a I need to add to my current income, the taxable income + the non taxable VA disability compensation benefit. We r not 100% but 90% disability. 1. Is possible to add that kind of income in part6. item 7 and 2. in the part of tax returns, do i have to put the year and the taxable income without the non taxable income? how is the proper way. thx you very much. I m sponsoring my dad IR5 and i m a USC.
  8. Hello. Pleas can you help out. I’m so confused, if my spouse is not making enough?. Do I fill two of the form I-864(one for my spouse and also one for a joint sponsor) or I just submit my spouse tax returns with the I-864 filled by the joint sponsor?
  9. Hello everyone, hope the holidays have been treating you well. My fiancée and I are in the process of completing our Adjustment of Status packet (she is in the US on J1 no two year rule requirement) and I had a quick question regarding the affidavit of support. So, for my two prior W2s, I did not make enough money to meet the threshold for support (about 15k each year) This was due to me being in school and completing my degree. However, I graduated this year and started working full time again in August. Since then I have made about 32k and am waiting to get my W2 for this year before we complete our application. I am hesitant though if this is enough proof of financial support for my soon to be wife. I can send in pay slips along with my current hourly pay. I also have about 30k dollars in investments mostly in stocks but some in a life insurance policy as well. I can send in this information along with my W2 from this current year. Will this be enough info or will we get a RFE for this? I already talked with my parents about them sponsoring us but would prefer not to use them if not needed. Thank you all so much! Have a great new years!!
  10. Hi Yall! I am currently at the NVC stage filing for my spouse. I filed I-130 CR1. My question is, Can I use I-864EZ instead of I-864?? I am only petitioning for my spouse only and my income exceeds the poverty guidelines. Please help as I do not want to have RFE.... Thank you!
  11. Hello everyone, hope you are having a great start to your week so far. My wife and are are about to send in her adjustment of status packet (just waiting on the medical exam) and I wanted to make sure that this is okay for the affidavit of support. I will not have my 2022 irs tax transcript by the time we send in the packet so I will send in my 2021 irs tax transcript. Only issue is in 2021 I made 17k. In 2022 I made well over the limit due to finishing college and getting a different job. This won't be a problem right? For my proof of income I am sending in my last 6 months of pay stubs and a letter from my employer stating how much I make in a year. We won't get an RFR for this, right? I can also include assets as well, but don't know if that is necessary. Thank you all! Have a great day.
  12. Hello, Which center should I send in the I 485 and I 765 for my wife? We had sent in the I-130 online, but our receipt shows that it is being processed by the Potomac center. We live in Philadelphia and this is for a spousal visa. I am a US citizen.
  13. Hello all, I have sponsored my wife and she is now a lawful permanent resident. This time I am trying to sponsor my mother. My question is: Part 5. Sponsor's Household Size, Item 6. Should I leave this part NONE because my wife is already counted in Part 5. Item 3 (If you are currently married, enter "1" for your spouse. - I already entered 1 here) My household size should be 3 (me +my wife + my mom). If I enter 1 on Part 5. Item 3, my household size becomes 4.
  14. Hello fellow VJers, The petition for my parents got approved by USCIS. I am currently not working but my husband is working. My husband’s income meets the AOS requirements to support both my parents. We file taxes jointly as married couple. As I am the petitioner I need to file form i864. Does my husband need to file an i864a as well or is it only for household members other than spouse? I am a little confused on this part as we only have one tax return. Help please!
  15. They returned i864 because signature and date was to done with hand not.electronically.How long does it take after resubmission of i 864 to acceptance and interview?
  16. My husband has his visa interview in London in a couple weeks. We want to add a joint sponsor before the interview because it was asked for at the point of our DQ. The joint sponsor is my father, but he sponsored my mother (a green card holder) decades ago. Will that be an issue? Can he sponsor again? Thanks for any guidance!
  17. Hi all, this is first time posting my concerns in the forum. I have been using VisaJourney to look for my answers for many years and I have always found what I need. But this time I really need you guys to help a little. Any suggestion is greatly appreciated. thank you so much! I am a petitioner (US citizen) who is trying to fill out the i864 (the affidavit of support) for immigrating my spouse to the US. We do not have any children and here is my financial picture: I am a graduating Ph.D. student studying abroad (not in the US) and my stipend is about $40,000 (US dollar) per year. For the past three years of studying, I have been filing US taxes via foreign income exclusion. So the total income in the tax return is $0. Since the stipend would stop once I graduate and move back to the US, my current income would be $0 as well. I don't have any job offer at this point. I own a free and clear property (my principal address) in the US with a net worth of about ~$400,000 with my parents living in it. I also have a saving account of around $70,000. My father who has lived in our home is making $30,000 per year. My mother and father are filed married jointly and do not have any other dependents. I am going to use my assets of the property and the savings and also combine my father as a household member to meet the minimal requirement. Does this sound like a very naive affidavit of support for the USCIS? I am trying to do this all on our own without finding a joint sponsor. Please advice. Any suggestion is appreciated. thank you so much!!!
  18. Hi all, I am sponsoring my parents for a green card, and I received an CEAC message that states that documents are documentary qualified, however the next message states: This case does not meet the minimum income requirement to sponsor the intending immigrants. To avoid delays, an additional Affidavit of Support Form I-864 from a joint sponsor may be submitted. For more information visit https://nvc.state.gov/aos. The consular officer will make a decision regarding this requirement at the time of the interview. For more information, please visit https://www.uscis.gov/i-864p. This is confusing as it's my wife, I and two kids, so a household of 4, and we are sponsoring my mother (who got all DQ without this note) and my father (who is also DQ but with this CASE FE note). If i am reading the HHS poverty guidelines correctly a household of 6 (my wife, 2x kids, me and my parents) requires minimum of 46,487.00 income. I am well above that and I proved that with last three years of my income, which was: 57k, 62k, 65k, so I am not sure why is this an issue? What should I do about this? I can use my wife as a joint sponsor, but like i mentioned above I am over 10k for minimum needed; really confusing what to do. Thank you for any help.
  19. Hello, Our case got DQd on June 29th, 2022 and we are currently waiting for an email regarding next steps. In addition to the DQ notice, we received a review note that stated the following: "This case does not meet the minimum income requirement to sponsor the intending immigrants. To avoid delays, an additional Affidavit of Support Form I-864 from a joint sponsor may be submitted. The consular officer will make a decision regarding this requirement at the time of the interview." My wife had just graduated University and started her first job at the time of this sponsorship process and so her tax documents at the time I guess did not satisfy the minimum income requirements. As we went along the process, she got a new job and has been there for almost a year and we uploaded documents showing her current salary which more than meets the requirements. I didn't think we needed to have a joint sponsor because of this. Now that this note is on our file, we have a joint sponsor and we have completed the AOS form and gathered the financial documents to support it. In terms of uploading this on to CEAC, is there a specific way this must be done? Firstly because this is a joint sponsor and secondly because NVC has already accepted our previous documents and have stated we are documentary qualified. So I'm wondering if we just upload as normal or do something differently. It even says "an additional Affidavit of Support Form I-864 from a joint sponsor may be submitted". I would like to do so anyways to avoid any further conflicts, delays, or issues. Secondly, at the time of me submitting my civil documents, my passport was not expired. It expired throughout the process. I have renewed my passport and have both my old and new ones with me. Should I be uploading the new one on to CEAC or is this not necessary? I'm assuming I should still bring both to the interview? Thank you for the help and feedback!
  20. My friends girlfriends she’s a American citizen she was joint sponsor in my case and now they’re planning to get married can she sponsor him as well her last years income was 37000 Thankyou
  21. I am the main sponsor for my wife. My father is the joint sponsor for my wife. We will use cash assets from my fathers checking account because both of us showed low income. My fathers (joint sponsors) 2021 total income was $12297. Himself + has 1 dependent + my wife = 3 household members, poverty guide $28787. Quick math the difference is $16490. My fathers 12 month checking account balance average between march 2021 - february 2022 is $53000. NOW uscis.gov says Does this work for both main sponsor and/or joint sponsor assets ? From which point do they take the 12 month average is it the signed date on the i864 form (12 months before march 2022) or is it the date they check files (12 months before july 2022) ? My father got a $95000 small business economic injury disaster loan from the government during the pandemic which makes a big portion of the cash. In the bank statement description area It just shows as ''SBAD TREAS 310 MISC PAY''. Will they understand that and ask about it or deny it since its a loan or will they not even look at that ?
  22. Part6 23 What do we have to do if my U.S. sponsor lived in a different country until recently and don't have any tax return history last 5 years?
  23. IR2 Child under 18 and will become a citizenship once in the US since mother is naturalized. The question is, on the the first page of i864W, question #10 states "U.S. Social Security Number (Required)" Child does not have a US SSN and I cannot put N/A since it says required, what do I do? This is the most up to date form on the USCIS website. https://www.uscis.gov/i-864w
  24. Hi there, Seeing as your post was a while ago now.. what did you file alongside the I-864W ? We filed the I-864 for our son only to get a RFE that said we must file the I-864W. There doesn’t appear to be anything we need to upload with it but just wanted to make sure.
  25. Hi all, After doing some research we still had some questions on filing the Affidavits of Support. If anyone has answers to any of the questions below, it would be greatly appreciated 😊 Here's the situation: I (US spouse) live in the US with my parents as a dependent. I am the Petitioner for my German spouse. Dad is Joint Sponsor. Mom is Household Member. As I understand it, dad and I each file a Form I-864. Mom files I-864A since she filed taxes jointly with Dad. 1) Should I list future living stipends from college as income, even if it's not sufficient to sponsor my spouse (hence having the joint sponsor)? I am getting a living cost stipend and will take out student loans when I begin grad school in August 2022. I am unemployed and have no income at the moment, which is why I assume the joint sponsor and I both file I-864 as opposed to I-864A. If future living stipend + student loans do count as income, does that mean we file Form I-864A instead? (since we would be combining household incomes?) 2) On Form I-864A, Part 2, Item 1c (relationship to sponsor), does Mom answer "spouse" or "parent"? AKA is form asking about her relationship to Petitioner (me) or to Joint Sponsor (Dad)?
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