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  1. I hope somebody can help me! I have my interview in 15 days! My sponsor is Retired so it’s a little different with the bring 2 months of paystubs and w2s he doesn’t have those. He gets monthly income from Social Security and then he gets income from Investment Retirement, he draws one big sum of money once a year and he does that mid February.. So I’m kinda confused what to bring bc he doesn’t know until mid February what he will draw from his retirement for his income for 2021 and my interview is first week of February and second can couple months of bank statements be good to show what Social security deposited as income? He usually gets that paper that social security sends to show what his monthly benefits will be for the year but he hasn’t got that yet!
  2. Hello everyone, I am considering sponsoring my mother and sister to come live with me in the US. I am a citizen. I work all the time and I can't travel to see them very often. We hate the distance and I need them to be with me, mostly my blind sister, for obvious reasons. I am reading horror stories online, about petitions for siblings being denied. Is this something feasible that I can pursue? If this doesn't work out, I will have to move back overseas and take care of my family. Thanks!
  3. Hi!! I’m an aspiring international student in the US but I need help with something when I filled out my DS-160, I answered ‘self’ to the sponsor question since the first year is coming out of my own savings. However it didn’t let me add any additional sponsors and my father is going to be funding the remaining 3 years for my computer science degree, will it be an issue if I turn up on interview day and name him as a sponsor for my studies if i haven’t explicitly stated that on my form? also, do sponsors need to sign anything official themselves to say they’ll be paying for my studies??
  4. Hi guys, I'm new to the forum and recently looking at trying to move over to the US with my girlfriend who is from there. The ideal pathway seems to be through the E3 visa. For context, I am a Medical Device Sales Representative with a 3 year bachelor degree in pre-medicine, health and science. Now my concern is that my degree is not 4 years but I am wondering if my sales experience is enough to account for qualification for this specialty occupation? I have over 3 years experience in retail sales and almost 1 year in medical device sales. I will be starting to apply for sales roles at medical device companies in the US very soon as we would like to move over there in September 2021. With my background, is an E3 visa possible? Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated!
  5. Good Evening Visa Journey. I have a question and I am so certain this has been answered so many times before. What do you guys think is the best route and WHY to bring family over. I am referring to Parents and Siblings. I am still a Legal Permanent Resident, and I know I would want to bring my family over once I am a Citizen. Please advise what is the best route? also provide on average, the timeframes. I noticed recently that siblings were added or may have always been there but I do recall it being mentioned that this would change with the Biden administration? Form I-130/I-130A Instructions for Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, and Form I-130A Supplemental Information for Spouse Beneficiary (uscis.gov)
  6. So basically I moved to South Korea early Feb 2019.. When tax season came along in 2020 I didn't file for my taxes because I was unemployed living with my husband for that year...so I didn't know I had to do my taxes as I didn't make any money in or outside of the US that year. When attaching documents to my I-864 should I just include this as a reason I can't submit my recent tax return?... I do have a joint sponsor (my sister in law) who we will be staying with temporarily when we move back to the US....But I'm worried my reason isn't valid???
  7. 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!
  8. 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!
  9. Hello, I am the petitioner and my spouse is currently in the USA on a valid F-1 visa. We married 7/26/2020. We were nearly done with preparing our application to concurrently file I-130 and I-485 to adjust status. However, the I-944 is a big headache as expected and I ran into an extremely confusing dilemma. I am 22 and recently graduated from university and now make ~$40k a year as of November 2020. However, I only made a few thousand dollars in 2019 from an internship position, which is reflected in my tax return. Because of this, we decided to use my father as a joint-sponsor and file another I-864. However, I realized that my father has me listed as a dependent on his 2017, 2018, and 2019 tax returns (although I now have my own health insurance and my spouse is a beneficiary). Should my father (the joint sponsor) be listed as a member of our household income on the I-944 if he has me listed as a dependent? He even has me listed for 2020 as well since I moved out last year. My spouse and I live together in our own apartment. Does this mean I should be filing I-864A for my father instead of a separate I-864? Any guidance would be GREATLY APPRECIATED! I just need to know what him listing me as a dependent does to our application. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!
  10. Hi everyone! My father is the joint sponsor for my husband. He applied as a household member (i864a) because i was staying with at my parents place at that time. But i am no longer living with him. My latest w2 will reflect a different address. We are already documentarily qualified. Will this change in my address lead to a delay? Will we be asked for more information and get a new DQ date? And in this case will it push back our interview date? Thanks!! And help would be incredibly appreciated!!
  11. Hello, I am petitioning for my husband and my income is not sufficient. However, I have made my maternal cousin, my joint sponsor for AOS income purposes. I am thinking of providing a letter with documents that states that my joint sponsor-my cousin is going to support my husband. My husband and cousin have not met each other. Does anyone have a sample letter of this kind that states that my joint-sponsor will support us. (my joint sponsor and I live on separate address) can someone send me a sample letter which they can write? Thank you so much.
  12. How everyone please help me understand because I have googled and research with various information I am not to sure of the real facts where do you submit the form I-864 is it included in the initial application when you start of as a petitioner or do you wait until they actually request for it. When does one actually fill and submit this form please please help.
  13. I'm trying very hard NOT to have to use my husbands uncle as a SECOND sponsor and have him fill an I-864. Just because I know how long it will take him. My 2019 taxes look bad and I just barely made it over the poverty line. However, 2020 was far better and my bank statements which I am including will reflect that. How many of you JUST BARELY made it over the poverty and still got your spouse approved/no RFE?
  14. Hello guys! So I am finish up my i-864 form but I have some questions on how to fill out some parts. Can you please advise? 1. Part 2 Item 5 and 6: I filled the spouse application online. Do I have a USICS account number or A#?? I do not see any of this on the USICS Portal. Where can I find these? 2. Part 4 item 12 and 13: Does my husband have a USICS account # or A #? 3. Part 5 Item 1, 3, and 8: If the sponsored is my husband, do I enter 1 for item 1 and then also 1 for "if you are currently married" item 3??? then the number for the total entered on household size would be 3. Is this correct? we don't have children or anything. (household really is just 2) 4. Part 6, Item 7: My current individual income is for 2020 or the one shown on 2019 tax return? 5. Also, I have a co-sponsor who is married. He has to fill out the i-864, but does his wife need to fill out a i-864 as well or an i-864A o neither? Thank you so much for your help!
  15. Hi. I'm in the process to change my status from J1 to F1. I will have a USC sponsor but I am going to live in other house with her relative (daughter who lives with kids and husband). Does that situation make the relative another sponsor? We are filling the I-134 form and we do not know how to explain it. Thank you
  16. Background: I (US citizen) applied for husband's I-130/AOS petition in 2018 and interview was scheduled in May 2019. We withdrew the application prior to interview with written notice to USCIS. Husband and I moved to his home country and re-applied I-130 online with consular processing in May 2020. I am in husband's home country on a spouse visa and unable to work, therefore I have been unemployed for over 1 year. I filed 2019 tax returns with half year employment and every year prior. My husband and I have sufficient funds in savings/ CD's to meet the requirement. Questions: 1. When do we explain the reason for I-130 application withdrawal. Should it be during the interview or should we write an explanation and attach it to our online application? 2. With USC petitioner being unemployed, will it be necessary to obtain a joint sponsor, or can savings/ CD funds from husband and wife be used to prove financials? 3. Which I-864 form would we submit with our situation? We were thinking EZ, but wanted to ask. If anyone has gone through a similar situation of I-130 withdrawal and reapplication, we would love to hear your story. Thanks!
  17. I have a few questions. I just read this and I am now confused. 1) I made my cousin my joint-sponsor for my husband but the site says cousins cannot sponsor it. Will it affect my husband’s case? Also, since my cousin is my joint sponsor since my income level isn’t a lot; how will the NVC accept an expedite based on financial hardship when they already needed an AOS, to prove that my joint-sponsor is willing to accept legal responsibility for supporting the family member with me...? 2) Then why “financial hardship” a reason to accept the expedite? Like yes I’m struggling financially and I have other medical reasons to expedite the case too; but that’s why I needed a joint-sponsor to file (AOS) In first place because I do not earn a lot... so how will they accept the expedite based on the "Financial hardship" reason then? 3) Can I still expedite it after being DQ’d? can anyone explain this in details? Like this is really confusing...
  18. On August 2019 we filed for a marriage based petition. I am the US citizen and my wife is the beneficiary. When we applied, I had a very good job and my wife didn't earn 125% of the poverty guideline, so I filled a form I-864 to sponsor her. On Nov 2, 2020 we got the notice for the interview for Dec7, 2020. The issue lies that on November 9, 2020 I was laid off from my job. I was about to find a joint sponsor before the interview, but I just realized that my wife is currently earning more than 125% of the poverty guideline (she is working with her work permit). I see that form I-864 is always for someone to sponsor the beneficiary, so my questions are: - If my wife is earning more than 125% of the poverty guideline, does she still need a sponsor? - If not, what document do I have to fill to show that she is earning enough? Thanks in advance for the help.
  19. Hello all, We filed for my husband's adjustment of status (immediate relative/spouse). He is on a F-1 visa (currently on OPT) and I am a US born citizen. We just received a notice "Request For Initial Evidence". I have attached the notice below for reference. USCIS is asking for a copy of my husband's birth certificate, but we already provided them with a copy of NADRA issued birth certificate (CRC) in the original filing. Do we need to provide anything else apart from the birth certificate to prove his birth in Pakistan. I have attached a copy of the birth certificate below as well. The second issue is in the 864/864a forms, specifically with the household member promising to sponsor us. We share the same mailing address as my mom (household member promising to sponsor us - I-864A), but me and my husband live in our own place. And I am not a dependent on my mom's tax documents anymore. We need the help from my mom for sponsorship. How do we satisfy USCIS in this situation?
  20. Hi all! My boyfriend and I are planning to get married so I have a doubt with the I 134 form... I have a good work in my country and with the Covid situation the telecommuting will be available for whole 2021, I earn more than the annual required for 2 person in the k1 visa and my boyfriend actually don't, so my sponsor will be his mom... But is there a way to just show that I won't be a public charge that I can cover myself? And I will be continue working so I won't stop earning when I need to go to the US... Am I still needed the sponsor? Or I can proof with a letter and bank account my economic situation? Thanks in advance!
  21. 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!
  22. Hi everyone, My husband and I are getting ready to file an i-130. We've been living together in Russia for the past 3 years and so my husband wasn't able to work so he didn't file his taxes. This year he filed but stated that he was single on the form because it wouldn't go through otherwise. Will that influence the process? His mom is our co-sponsor and her taxes are fine. Thank you so much in advance!
  23. Hello, I about to marry U.S. citizen - we are marrying abroad (Slovakia) and planning to stay here for at least 3 years (mainly because I want to finish my university), after that we are most likely to move to U.S. (my spouse does not speak the lauguage here, so it will be easier for me to move pernamently). But because of these three years us living and working in Slovakia my soupse will not have any income (and he will be unemployed) in the U.S. and therefore I wanted to ask, how is the sponsoring/financial support proving handled in cases like this? Any suggestion what to do in situation like this, or how should we aprroach it? I feel like no one is really talking about this much and I find it really dificult to find some information about this particular situation, so if anyone would know something that could help us in the future I would be very grateful. I hope you all have beautiful day. (sorry for my grammar) S.
  24. 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
  25. Hello everyone! Right now our case in NVC , we should upload all documents that NVC ask for . My question is what should we do when we know that my wife's incomes isn't enough ? We need a co-sponsor or join sponsor what what exactly we have to do . We already have her sister but right this moment we really don't know what exactly should file and follow . Do we need to file both forms I-864 and I-864ez , then all the request documents ... ???? Or we should only file her sister form I-864 with her sister request documents and my wife taxes ? Please we are still looking no help . Cheers !
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