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  1. Hello all - this is a detailed version of our process from filing the i130 petition aboard in Australia to the NVC stage to prearping for the medical the consulate and getting the visa. It has been wild! I honestly didn't think we would ever get to this point. Filing i130 petition from Australia My husband (USC) was in Australia for all over 2019 (with no working rights). We decided to file the i130 petition in August, and we submitted in October 2019. We sent our petition via post (online was not an option) to the USCIS Dallas Lockbox facility as my US husband was aboard and 'living' in Australia. We sent the following documents in (aside form the normal i130/i130a and payment/e-notifcation) - it may be overkill, but we did not want to get a RFE that may delay the processing. -Marriage Certificate -Divorce decree -Child's birth certificate & Consular Report Birth Abroad -Lease agreement in joint names -joint Australian bank account statement (27 pages long that shows we actively use the account) -joint US bank accounts summary (only confirmed we have the accounts, did not show balance or usage) -victorian ambulance cover for the whole family -joint water bill -joint costa membership -evidence he is my emergency contact at work -picture of my US spouse military privilege card -letter that he is the beneficiary of my superannuation (Australian version of 401k). -my passport that showed I visited my husband -photos that showed the progression of our relationship (from the Marine Corps Ball, to being engaged, to getting married, our wedding, husband moving to Australia, the birth of a baby, husband meeting all my Australian family etc). We submitted 14 October 2019 and our PD was 18 October (or 24 October 2019) We had several date changes in the lead up to our i130 approval (as noted in my signature) but we were approved 15 May 2020. My husband left Australia for 3 reasons: The first, his Australian visa was about to expire. The Australian migration system is a bit more complicated and a lot more expense that the US system. Australia does not have relaxed migration laws, at all. I studied Aus Migration Law, its not easy. The second reason, he needed to get a full-time job in the US for the financial aspect of the process and lastly, to re-establish domicile as trying to prove intent seemed to be more difficult in the long run. It was the biggest sacrifice we have ever made, as he left his then 7 month old daughter behind not knowing when he will see her again. NVC stage: We got our case number from NVC 12 hours or something after our petition was approved. We were very surprised. We uploaded the following civil documents for me (beneficiary) *note: we found submitting in PDF was the best, and we ensured the PDF size was under 2MB* -Australian birth certificate -Passport photos (US size) - Australian Police Certificate - it is the ADF police certificate, not the state police one. I only did a name check. I did not provide fingerprints due to covid19. I had no issues. - Biographic page of Australian passport - Marriage certificate Documents we uploaded for the Affidavit of Support (petition): -i1864 -x3 IRS tax transcripts for 2019, 2018, 2017 -x3 W2's for those corresponding years, 2018, 2017, 2016. - employment letter for current income - all pay stubs received from current income -SF50 to confirm his full-time employment with the Federal Government -GI bill confirmation (he is studying Nursing) - proof of GI payments We uploaded at different times but we DID not SUBMIT until both of us had uploaded everything! We submitted everything at the same time on 28 May and become documentary qualified 2 June. Again, for some reason this happened really quickly. Note, there was no indication from the NVC that we may or may not need a joint sponsor. We really thought everything, except the medical, would be smooth sailing. Request to Expedite: After becoming DQ'd 2 June, the covid19 cases in Australia started to rise, specifically in my home state of Victoria. We thought about it for sometime and June 27 we submitted a request to expedite. We submitted under grounds of emotional hardship on both my husband, and our daughter (both USCs) and that my husband is an essential worker in the healthcare industry. We did not submit ANY support evidence, we only provided a detailed outline of the hardships we, as a family, were facing. We were approved for expedite on 7 July and 15 July the US Consulate Sydney scheduled my interview for 28 July 2020 for 11:10am. Medical experience and preparation: This gets personal. If you make any judgey comments, I will block you. I am sharing this part to help someone if they are going through the same thing and are riddled with anxiety. In 2014 I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder Type 2. I have a history of self-harm including a suicide attempt in 2012/2013. I have been in hospital on 3 occasions. The first was 2016 and the 2 most recent hospitalisations was 2019 (after the birth of my child) and in April of this year (2020). The hospital admissions were not in regards to self-harming/suicide etc but low mood and anxiety. I was aware that my mental health history can be a concern, especially are there associated harmful behaviours. I knew that I was not a risk of harm to self or to others presently and in the future, but my history did concern me. I assumed I would be considered 'class b' due to the nature of bipolar disorder. I also knew that my recent hospital admissions may also present as a problem. I am still engaged with my treatment team, so upon confirmation of my interview, I organised a detailed 4-page medical report from my treating psychiatrist; a letter from my GP and a letter from my maternal child health nurse. All of them included the line: "Zoe is of no risk of harm to self or to others". But detailed my recent hospital admissions and explained why it was required in the context of high stress, traumatic delivery, covid19, solo parenting, studying 2 degrees etc etc. I also prepared the following to physically take in with me: - Blood test confirming my serology to the required vaccines - my baby book also confirming I was vaccinated -a print out from mygov./medicare of my recent immunisation record (from 2003 - present). -all my medical reports re: bipolar disorder diagnosis I went to SonicHealth in the city. I would go there again over the Toorak Village Medical place that also does them. I've read reports about the doctor there and how he has examined peoples genitalia. Dr. Stephanie at SonicHealth was fantastic, and helped ease my anxiety of my mental health history, although, she could not confirm how it would go at the interview but the consulate would have my medical report from my doctors. Cost was $640. I had the medical on the 20th July and 23 July everything was uploaded to e-medical and ready for the consulate. Crossing the NSW/VIC Border in Covid Times: WOW. This was another stressor. I recognise that I am lucky in that I crossed the border before the interpretation of "legal obligation" was narrowed down. I prepared the following to assist me crossing the border: - NSW border permit 'legal obligation' -personal statement, 2 pages, explaining why I am crossing, details of my flight, where I am staying, and covid19 symptom declaration. -US consulate email confirming interview -flight itinerary proving intent to return home -hotel accomodation booking at the Travelodge. -email to US consulate requesting expedite -email form US consulate approving expedite -medical email that stated 'medical is valid for 6 months only' -US federal code that stated all interviews are to be conducted in person (to help argue I am there under a legal obligation) -printout from US consulate sydney website that state they are the only facility to conduct immigrant visa interviews -printout from the US consulate sydney website that state they are only conducting emergency services (to help argue its an emergency legal obligation) I landed, had my temperature checked and I passed through all 3 NSW Health officials with no problem. The only "issue" was that I had to take a taxi from the airport to the hotel and not public transport. I dressed professionally and had ALL my documents (from the visa interview AND the border crossing) with me. Interview: I have to admit, I had a bad feeling but I could not pinpoint as to why I had a bad feeling, I was thinking it was to do with my mental health history. Alas, I was wrong. I arrived at 830am, I was told to come back 30 minutes prior. So I did. I arrived at 10:40am, and was told to come back 10mins prior. I just waited in the front until I was given the all clear to go in. They made everyone wash their hands before entering. I washed my hands, and then entered the security area of the consulate. I handed all my documents to a lady. She flicked through everything and put all my documents in a clear document protector. I went through security, nothing fancy, I was then directed to the lifts to take me to level 55. I arrived on level 55. I went through a big heavy door that reminded me of prison (I worked in a prison). I took a number and sat down. My number was called and I supplied all my documents to the Consular Assistant. I scanned my fingerprints too. I sat down and waited while he processed my paperwork. When I was called back, he stated that the Consular Officer may request to see my public charge questionnaire. I think it was this moment I realised that we may need a joint sponsor and that it had something to do with bipolar or the fact my husband didnt work in 2019 and thus, his 2020 tax return was $0. I sat down with my documents until the Consular Official called my name. I made an oath and then he asked me when we were married and how we met. He asked how many children we have and if she has her US passport, which she does. He asked what I will do for work in the US or if I will stay home. I told him ultimately my goal is to be a lawyer but until then I may work in the legal industry or prison sector. He then looked at my husbands tax return for 2020 and commented it was $0 because he was in Australia. I confirmed that was accurate and that he left Australia to get work and to re-establidh domicile. He typed away and then said to me "i either have to issue or refuse a visa. I am refusing this visa as I need a joint sponsor. A credible joint sponsor, like a family member who will step in and help if needed". He then gave me the dreaded 221g white slip told me to upload to NVC and then email the consulate. I am not going to lie, I cried. I cried because the uncertainty of not seeing my husband again became real again. I felt blindsided too that we got the 221g for a joint sponsor. 221g + uploading joint sponsor: This was going to be hard. Our options for a joint sponsor were limited to my husbands uncle, who is a family over earning $100k as an engineer or his step dad, family of 4 earning $50k. We asked his Uncle, who got legal advice and from that legal advice he's answer to us was a firm "no". His wife, my husband aunt, also stated "I want NO part of this". Our only option was his step dad and mum. For a household of 5 (4 plus me is 5) the income was $50k. It was not a strong joint sponsor but it was our only hope. We uploaded our joint sponsor on 31 July and then I emailed the Consulate. We uploaded in the same section where we uploaded my husbands financial documents. We did not add a joint sponsor section. On 5 August we received an email from the Consulate confirming that had received the required document. On 7 August the case was put into administrative processing and on 10 August our visa was issued and by 6pm they had posted it! I received the passport with visa 12 August. I recognise I am very lucky that our process was relatively quick, especially in covid times. I feel so bad and sorry for everyone who is still waiting for their interview or have had their interviews cancelled. I feel sorry for those stuck in Victoria who cannot go to NSW for their interview because they've changed the interpretation of legal obligation. I really do feel sorry for you and I am here to support you in anyway I can. I am thankful the visa part of this journey is over. Now I face the battle of packing up my tiny apartment alone with our 14month old and travel to the States in an era where flights are limited! I hope this has been useful for those doing through this process and are filing abroad, have a mental health issue, trying to cross the NSW/VIC border or who received a 221g for joint sponsor at the interview! Good Luck to all, and thanks to everyone on VJ who helped me along the way too!
  2. Hello, I don't know if this is the right place to ask, but here we go. I entered to the US using a tourist visa about 5 years ago and less than a year later I applied for asylum. My asylum case has been pending for about the same time I've been here in the US. I have an EAD, and I have a good job. My fiance and I are planning to get married in the fall. However, he doesn't make enough money and we will probably need a joint sponsor. My question is, since I've been working for the same company for about 4 years and I make good money to take care of me and my fiance, and I've filed my taxes every year, is there a way that we can use my income so that we don't use a joint sponsor? Thank you for your time!
  3. How have peoples experience been applying for a green card through consular processing (in our case in Germany) for a spouse when both spouses plus kids currently still live abroad and do not have any U.S. income. The ones applying for the green card will be my wife (stay-at-home mother) and my step-son, both not having any income and the only assets potentially being cash in our german joint bank account. If we do find a sufficient joint-sponsor in the U.S. and we have some cash saved up ourselves (asset), is it still worth applying for a green card from abroad? Especially with this new public charge rule it seems difficult to get a green card for a stay-at-home mother with no income or job and little education and the U.S. citizen husband / main sponsor only having income from abroad / no U.S. income. The other inhumane option would be for me (U.S. citizen) to move back to the U.S. alone to get a sufficient job while my wife and kids stay abroad for the green card process. We would really appreciate any help on this matter for our journey!
  4. Hello guys!! Will it be an issue in our application process that our joint sponsor is laid off from the job temporarily due to COVID19. But will start work soon after all this is over. Gimme your thoughts! Thanks
  5. Hey everyone! I arrived in the U.S. in the beginning of March on a K1 Visa and I got married before everything closed. Now we’re finally getting ready to send our AOS. My husband graduated in March und should’ve started his first real job in May.. Through the Corona Crisis he couldn’t start in May and probably has to start in late June, early July. My husband works at DoorDash now to at least make some money during that time and we’re not gonna file for unemployment. The mom and dad of my husband are our joint sponsors for the greencard but we don’t live with them and his dad is in our lease for our apartment too. My question now is if I should put his parents in the I-944 too in the household because they still have my husband as a dependent on their tax return and his dad is on our lease or not? If we don’t put him on there our income is too less because my husband only made about $10.000 last year (I made about $40.000 but I don’t know if that really counts because I lived in Germany when I made that money). Sorry for the long text but thank you for all your answers!!
  6. Hello everyone! i got to the nvc step and since my wife is not required to sponsor me, her friend is sponsoring me and he meets the requirements but he's claimed as a dependent, is that gonna effect my case or should we look for an independent? Thank you
  7. Hi everyone, I'm a green card holder and applying for F2A immigration for my wife. (We filed I-485/I-864/I-130/I-765/I-131 concurrently in October 2019.) A few weeks ago, we got the pink RFE letter which is related to I-864. (please kindly look below images) After reading the letter, we understood what mistakes we made: (I'm the petitioner) 1. I filled "$0" in the forecast annual income column because I had no income at that time. (but I have now) 2. I didn't submit any tax documents for the previous years. How will I reply to this RFE: (I found a joint sponsor.) For joint sponsor: 1. submit joint sponsor's I-864 / evidence of income / federal return tax documents for the previous 3 years/ evidence of being a U.S. citizen For me: 1.submit a "letter of employment" 2.submit my paystubs 3.submit 2019 federal return tax documents (Married Filing Jointly) 4. submit a copy of RFE letter 5. submit an updated petitioner I-864<===?????(I got a new job and paid tax, so much information should be updated) My question is shall I submit my updated I-864 as well? In other words, shall joint sponsor submit his I-864 and I also submit my updated I-864? I'm really confused. Some of my friends said yes, while others said no. Could someone provide the correct way to reply to the RFE based on this situation? I really do appreciate it.
  8. 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!
  9. 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!
  10. 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!
  11. Hi, I need some advice on what to file as my mother will be the Joint sponsor. She just divorced my father last year 2019. The documents I would be sending in is from 2016-2018 taxes however, all of those said she was married and we're joint returns. So what are the documents I could use for her to qualify as a joint Sponsor? I greatly appreciate the help and support.
  12. Hey everyone, Okay so I have some questions regarding the Affidavit of Support (I-134) and joint sponsors If the petitioner dosent fully meet income requirements (student), do we complete an I-134 form for BOTH the petitioner and a joint sponsor? If a joint sponsor is used (a parent for example), can the joint sponsor (parent) include the spouses (other parent) income as well as assets or something...idk if that makes sense? if so...how? What documents am I required to bring to the interview regarding financial stuff (I-134, tax returns, etc). When the embassy received my petition, I got an email saying they need me to bring the I-134 as well with last years tax returns...is it safe to assume that this is all I need or is there anything else I can bring to prove I won't be a public charge? If so, what? From my understanding, not all embassies accept joint sponsors. How do I find out if my embassy accepts them (I think they do but I just want to make sure)? Cheers, Dan
  13. Hallo.. I'm the beneficiary (from Jakarta, Indonesia) I have a question that keep stuck in my mind now. So this is just my estimation. So, me and my fiance are going to apply for K1 visa on March 2020. He (the petitioner) started his new job in April 2019, so he probably made less than 20k for 2019. He doesn't have any dependent, so it's just gonna be him+me. What if, my interview will be in this year.. So just in case we will have a joint sponsor. And the question is, can the petitioner use his own income for me to apply AOS ( let say in 2021 ) even though we use joint sponsor for the K1 ? Because he might make more than the poverty level this year. Thank you in advance 💝
  14. 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.
  15. Hello all, I need your help as i am getting frustrated on the AOS. My spouse stopped working last month hence the need i sorted a joint sponsor. The Sponsor i got currently makes 70, 000 as stated on his paystub YTD /2019 but yet to file 2019 taxes so his most recent tax year is 2018 and 2017 tax years. The issue however is that he made 22,000 in 2018 and 75,000 in 2017. The income dropped in 2018 was because he was sick for about 7 months and didn’t work. His currently household is two and if we add me it becomes 3. Please advise if I can go on with him as my joint sponsor as i plan to submit my packet in a few weeks Thank you so much 🙏
  16. Hi All! I’m a United States citizen. I’ve been living in Italy since September 2018. On November 30, 2019, I got married IN ITALY to an Italian guy. We want to move to the United States ASAP, preferably NYC where I’ve lived my whole life. So far I have filled out the i130 form. Then I got stuck. I do not know what else I am supposed to fill out (when applying from Italy) OR where to send stuff. Dallas lockbox ? Or do I try to make an appointment with the Consulate here in Italy? Where - Naples? I tried to call and can’t get a human. I looked here and on USCIS site. SOME OTHER QUESTIONS I HAVE: 1) SPONSORSHIP: I have not worked since July 2018. I have no income. Even then, I was not making enough to sponsor my husband. I have no assets. Can my MOTHER who is also a citizen, sponsor him on her own? How do I go about that? What form? 2) PROPOSED RESIDENCE: I listed my mom’s apartment for where we would live after moving to NYC. She owns it and it’s where I grew up. I still get mail there I’m sure and it’s listed on my expired driver’s permit. 3) PROOF OF CONTINUED RESIDENCE IN USA Someone told me that I need to show that I am still a resident of New York. Meaning I should vote, renew my expired driver’s permit (I don’t have a state ID or license) and take other affirmative steps to show I have not abandoned New York/ USA. Is that true? My family immigrated to NYC almost 150 years ago and has been there since. I was born in NYC and have lived there my whole life. Since I moved to Italy September 2018, I’ve visited NYC from December 22, 2018 to February 1, 2019, and from May 22 to June 15, 2019. by just being out of the country on and off for 14 months, I obviously have not lost my citizenship. 4) APPLYING FOR SPOUSE VISA FROM ITALY I know it is more difficult & lengthy to apply from OUTSIDE the USA. Has anyone done this who could contact me? We got married in Italy instead of in USA because my husband is not in the financial position to quit his job in Italy while living in USA and waiting for a visa in USA. He wants to apply for jobs in USA but feels that it will be easier to get one once he has obtained his green care or its at least pending. Getting a job to sponsor him is difficult. I want to move back ASAP but I don’t want to leave my husband. I don’t have the funds for a lawyer. I am homesick and miss my family and friends and my city. I am not fluent in Italian and it’s hard to find work here. I think I have more opportunities back home. Please message me or comment if you have been through this or you can help.
  17. 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.
  18. 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!
  19. We are getting ready to submit our information to the NVC, but I have a couple of questions that are haunting me! Of course I'm worried about doing something wrong... 1) We have a goal to submit by Dec 31st. If we submit in January, do we need to wait for our joint sponsor to file his 2019 taxes? 2) My husband (USC, my sponsor) needs to reestablish domicile in the US. We have done several things already (signed lease agreement, bank account, PO Box, voter registration, letter of intent to homeschool our children prepared). What we don't have is employment (We do not plan for him to move down ahead of us). The plan is to reopen his late Father's business, which is on the property we are leasing. We have pictures of the cabinetry/woodworking shop ready for use, and plan to get email correspondence with local businesses who are interested in partnering with him on a contractual basis. We are confident in his ability to begin working immediately after our arrival, as people have been seeking my husband's work for years now, even though we don't live there. It will be easier to communicate with these businesses closer to our actual (hopeful**) arrival in the country, so would it be acceptable to say that we are pursuing employment, and bring whatever communications come about to the interview? Is it ok to bring extra information to your interview? if #1 above is not an issue, we could probably wait a couple weeks to work out some conversations related to employment... Thanks in advance, you guys are invaluable.
  20. Ok so I need help deciding what to do. This is our situation. I, the sponsor, am currently making about $80,000 annually. I have been working since November 2018 but have not yet filed my taxes for 2019. I was a student before I became a full time RN, and therefore, all of my tax transcripts show less than $10,000. After all of my research, and questioning my visa agency and an immigration attorney, I pretty much know that I need a joint sponsor, despite making well over the poverty limit, due to low previous tax transcripts. However, I'm having a bit of a difficult time finding a joint sponsor and I am just waiting for my second fee to show "paid" and then I am ready to submit all of my paper work (minus the joint sponsor.) So I have a few questions... 1. If I submit all the required NVC documents (including employment letter and 6 months of pay stubs) without a joint sponsor, does the NVC have the power to hold our case until we submit proper income evidence? Or will they just tell me that I don't qualify and I need a joint sponsor, but our case will still move to the embassy for an interview and I will just have to provide the documentation there? I was told by RapidVisa that they will not move my case along to the Embassy without me showing that I can properly sponsor my husband, however everything I have come across here on VJ tells me that in fact it will be transferred to the embassy for interview and you will just need to provide more documents there. 2. If I do submit my documents to CEAC without a joint sponsor and they say I don't qualify but they schedule my husband's interview, will submitting the additional evidence (my tax transcripts from 2019 that I will have filed by then) at this time, delay our case? In other words, if I submit my tax transcripts for 2019 at the interview, do I have to then submit them online too? And would that cause our case to go into AP and cause a delay? 3. If I can't find a joint sponsor soon, is it better just to wait until mid February until I can submit my tax transcript from 2019? Any help would be so greatly appreciated. I really don't want to wait almost 2 more months just so I can submit the tax transcripts. But then again, when my husband gets to his interview (God willing) I really don't want to have to deal with the stress of waiting a lot longer for the visa to be granted.
  21. Hi, Me and my husband are looking at doing the CR1 visa. We have two options, combining the income from my parents and me and filing as a household or having sole joint sponsor. Is one easier/better than the other? Is one more favorable to be accepted? Thank you for taking the time to help us, greatly appreciate any response.
  22. Hello, i sent my package on September 16, according to USPS they received it on September 19. It’s been 7 weeks and still no response. I was wondering, could the lack of response be because we haven’t sent the joint sponsor information yet? Our lawyers said that could be send once they requested for more evidence. we’re having trouble trying to get a joint sponsor, but they told us we still had time to get one. Can we send the form for the joint sponsor now even if they haven’t responded yet. i have already sent an email to the lockbox and they said it could take up to 30 days to respond. So what else can we do? We’re tired of waiting and getting no response. Thank you
  23. Hi my name is Steve I am applying for a green card for my wife (I am a US citizen) and currently working on the upload process in CEAC. Did anyone go through the upload process via ceac for financial and supporting document of joint sponsor & household member? I was able to successfully add a joint sponsor in CEAC, but under the 'Affidavit of Support Documents & Financial Evidence' it displayed as 'N/A' for the added joint sponsor. I don't have any clue where I can upload the supporting documents for the joint sponsor. *Please refer to the bottom half of the attached screen shot, where its showing 'N/A' Question 1 Does anyone know where or when I can upload the supporting docs for the joint sponsor? I also need to add a household member who is related to the joint sponsor, but when trying to add the household member, I can only select myself (not the joint sponsor) for which sponsor the household member is related too. Question 2 Does anyone know how or when I can select the joint sponsor as the related sponsor? Appreciate your assistance!!
  24. Hello, ill be using a joint sponsor for the i864 as my fiancee has gone back to school and therefore doesnt meet the minimum income. Our joint sponsor, her sister, had a previous salary of usually 50k which varied slightly as earnings were based on comission. She has recently started a new job earning more than that but shes only been there not even a week. My questions are, Will there be any issues with this as shes only been there a week? Can i submit the previous tax return transcripts from irs for years 2016-2018, that we used for the i134 as they are up to date? For supporting evidence, do we need; 3 years tax return transcripts 6months of pay stubs Employer letter confirming employment details Bank statements for the last year Proof of citizenship (birth certificate or passport) Thanks for the help
  25. Hello all! I have a two part question. My husband (the beneficiary) and I (the sponsor) are still in the USCIS stage for my CR1 spousal visa but I'm starting to prepare our documents for the NVC stage. I currently make about 80,000 gross income as a full time employed RN. By the time our case gets moved to the NVC stage, I will have been working at my job for slightly over 1 year. Therefore, I would hopefully be able to send in my new W2 to the NVC by January 2020. However, before having this job, I was a student and made less than 10,000 each year, which can be seen on my tax return forms for the past two years. Therefore, I currently make well over the poverty line for this year (November 2018-present) However, I made well below the annual income needed for a household of two for the two previous years because I was a student at the time. I would be able to provide a letter from my employer stating that I am a full time employee in good standing, however I want to know if I should get a joint sponsor as well. I know providing the past 3 years of tax returns are optional but I will still have to write how much I made the two previous years on the I-864 document, which looks bad, in my opinion. Do you think if I just provide the W2 from this past year, along with a letter from my employer and recent pay stubs, it will be sufficient without having to get an RFE? Has anyone else been in this situation? Also, the second part to my question is that I currently live with my parents, so that I can save money until my husband gets here. However, by the time he gets here (God willing sometime early-mid next year) I will have already bought an apartment so that we can just move in together when he gets here. My question is, I believe that soon I will have to state where our intended address we will be staying is. I don't want to put my parent's house address because although I'm living there now, I don't intend to live there when my husband is here. But at the same time, I don't have an apartment of my own yet. Is is just easier if I get an apartment now so that I can provide this address as our intended address? Would it also be easier to be living on my own at this point so that if I did need a joint sponsor, I would only have to say that my current household members are 2 (my husband and I) as opposed to 4 (my husband and I along with both my parents)? I hope I didn't confuse anyone with my questions, I just tend to overthink things too much and I'm confused what to do now at this point. Any answers/advise would be so greatly appreciated! Thank you!!
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