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Who Needs an Affidavit of Support When filing for Immigration Benefits?

This form is legally required for many family-based and some employment based immigrants to show they will have adequate means of support after immigration to the U.S. Generally, the following intending immigrants need an Affidavit of Support:

  • Applicants for family-based immigrant visas, including certain orphans.
  • Applicants for employment-based immigrant visas where a relative filed the immigrant visa petition or has a 5 percent or greater ownership interest in the business that filed the petition

Important Note: For detailed explanation regarding who needs an Affidavit of Support, and who is exempt, see Page 1 of the Instructions for each form: I-864EZ, I-864, I-864A, and Form I-864W. Those who are exempt must complete an I-864W.

If the sponsor does not earn enogh to satisfy the fianacial requirements then a co-sponsor may provide a secondary Affidavit of Support.

Affidavit of Support Topics

Affidavit of Support Forms - National Visa Center (NVC) Role

The NVC will review the I-864, I-864EZ, I-864W or I-864A for completeness and correctness. If the form(s) is not correct or complete, the NVC will ask the petitioner/sponsor to correct and complete the applicable form. It will explain what is wrong with the previously submitted form. When a corrected I-864, I-864EZ, I-864W or I-864A is accepted by the NVC, it will be sent with the immigrant visa petition to the embassy or consulate where the applicant will apply for a visa. In order to download forms, you must have a recent version of Adobe Reader installed on your computer. If you do not have Adobe Reader, please visit http://www.adobe.com/. There is no charge to download Adobe Reader.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): NVC’s role

How Does the Sponsor Get the Forms and Get Started?

The NVC provide instructions to the petitioner/sponsor at the appropriate time.

Who signs the forms and where are they submitted?

The petitioner/sponsor must complete and sign the appropriate Affidavit of Support form. Incomplete or incorrectly assembled forms will not be accepted. The completed forms and supporting documents must be sent to the National Visa Center.

Does the NVC review Affidavit of Support forms for petitions filed at a post (embassy or consulate) abroad?

No, the NVC reviews only Affidavit of Support forms for petitions filed in the United States with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

If the consular officer says the applicant needs a joint sponsor, does the joint sponsor send the I-864 to the NVC for review?

No. If the post asks for a joint sponsor, the joint sponsor must send the completed I-864 directly to the applicant. The applicant will submit the I-864 to the consular officer for review.

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Sponsorship Requirements

A sponsor must be at least 18 years old and either an American citizen or a lawful permanent resident (LPR). The sponsor must also have a domicile (residence) in the United States.

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Domicile

Domicile is a complex concept and must be evaluated on a case by case basis. To qualify as a sponsor, a petitioner residing abroad must have a principal residence in the U.S. and intend to maintain it indefinitely. Lawful permanent resident (LPR) sponsors must show they are maintaining their LPR status.

Many U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents reside outside the United States on a temporary basis. "Temporary" may cover an extended period of residence abroad. The sponsor living abroad must establish the following in order to be considered domiciled in the United States:

  • He/she left the United States for a limited and not indefinite period of time,
  • He/she intended to maintain a domicile in the United States, and
  • He/she has evidence of continued ties to the United States.

FAQs: Domicile

Can a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (LPR) petitioner who is not domiciled (living) in the United States be a sponsor?

No, the law requires that sponsors be domiciled (live) in any of the United States, the District of Columbia, or any territory or possession of the United States.

If the petitioner does not have a domicile in the United States, can a joint sponsor file an I-864?

No, the petitioner must meet all the requirements to be a sponsor (age, domicile and citizenship), except those related to income, before there can be a joint sponsor.

What kinds of employment abroad can be counted as U.S. domicile?

  • Employment temporarily stationed abroad with the U.S. government
  • Employment temporarily stationed abroad with an American institution of research recognized by the Attorney General
  • Employment temporarily stationed abroad with an American firm or corporation or its subsidiary engaged in whole or in part in the development of foreign trade and commerce with the United States
  • Employment temporarily stationed abroad with a public international organization in which the United States participates by treaty or statute
  • Employment temporarily stationed abroad with a religious denomination/group having a genuine organization within the United States.
  • Employment temporarily stationed abroad as a missionary by a religious denomination/group or by an interdenominational mission organization within the United States

There may be other circumstances in which a sponsor can show that his or her presence abroad is of a temporary nature, and the sponsor has a domicile in the United States. The sponsor must satisfy the consular officer that he/she has not given up his/her domicile in the United States and established his/her domicile abroad.

How can a petitioner establish a domicile?

When a sponsor has clearly not maintained a domicile in the United States, he/she must re-establish a U.S. domicile to be a sponsor. The aspiring sponsor may take steps, including the examples given below, to show that the United States is his/her principal place of residence

  • Find employment in the United States
  • Secure a residence in the United States
  • Register children in U.S. schools
  • Relinquish residence abroad
  • Other evidence of a U.S. residence

If the sponsor establishes U.S. domicile, it is not necessary for the sponsor to go to the United States before the sponsored family members. However, the sponsor must return to the United States to live before the sponsored immigrant may enter the United States. The sponsored immigrant must enter the U.S. with or after the sponsor.

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Means Tested Public Benefits

Federal means tested public benefits are the following:

  • Food stamps
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Medicaid
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • State Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

FAQs: Means Tested Public Benefits

Can the applicant use government assistance or public benefits?

If the sponsored immigrant uses federal means tested public benefits, the sponsor must repay the cost of the benefits.

What assistance programs are not considered means tested public benefit programs?

The following types of assistance are not considered means tested public benefits and do not have to be repaid.

  • Emergency Medicaid
  • School lunches
  • Immunizations and treatment for communicable diseases
  • Student assistance to attend colleges and institutions of higher learning
  • Some kinds of foster care or adoption assistance
  • Job training programs
  • Head start
  • Short-term, non-cash emergency relief
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Income Requirements and Poverty Guidelines

The Poverty Guidelines in effect on the filing date of an Affidavit of Support are used to determine whether the income requirement is met. For example, the effective date of the 2006 Poverty Guidelines was March 1, 2006. So, an I-864 filed on February 1, 2006, was subject to the 2005 Poverty Guidelines.

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Assets

If the sponsor’s income meets the minimum Federal poverty guideline income requirement other assets generally need not be presented. However, the consular officer may request evidence of assets and liabilities, as necessary to determine eligibility.

FAQs: Assets

May the petitioner/sponsor count assets to meet the 125 percent minimum income requirement?

Yes, except with form I-864EZ. The sponsor's income is totaled first. Personal assets and/or the income and assets of household members who have signed an I-864A are totaled next. Usually the sponsor must present evidence of location, ownership and value including liens and liabilities for each asset listed. The consular officer must find that the financial value of the asset can be converted to cash within one year to support the sponsored immigrant without undue harm to the sponsor or his/her family.

What Cash Value of Assets is Needed?

The total net value of assets, less liens and liabilities against them, must equal five times the difference between the sponsor's income and 125% of the poverty level for the household size

Sponsors of spouses and children of U.S. citizens must only prove assets valued at three times the difference between the poverty guideline and actual household income.

Sponsors of orphans who will acquire citizenship after admission to the United States must only prove assets equal to the difference between the poverty guideline and actual household income.

What can be used as assets?

Assets easily convertible to cash can be savings, stocks, bonds and property.

Can the immigrant visa applicant count assets that he or she owns that are outside the United States, such as real estate or personal property?

Yes, under the following conditions:

  • The assets must be convertible to cash within 12 months
  • The applicant must show that the assets can be removed from the country where they are located. Many countries have limits on cash or liquid assets that can removed from the country
  • The net value of assets is at least five times the difference between the sponsor's income and 125 percent of the poverty guideline for the household size.

Can free housing be counted as income?

Yes, sponsors receiving housing and other benefits in place of salary may count those benefits as income. The sponsor may count both taxable and non-taxable income (such as housing allowance). The sponsor must prove the nature and amount of non-taxable income. Evidence of such income can be a W-2 Form (such as Box 13 for military allowances), Form 1099 or other evidence.

Can a credible offer of employment for the visa applicant replace or supplement an insufficient Affidavit of Support?

No, the law does not recognize offers of employment in place of the I-864.

A job offer may show ability of the applicant to overcome ineligibility as a public charge, but does not meet any I-864 requirement.

Is a sufficient I-864 the only consideration for meeting any public charge issues at the time of the visa interview?

No, consular officers also look at other public charge factors affecting the financial situation of the sponsor and the applicant. Age, health, education, skills, financial resources and family status of the applicant and the sponsor are factors. Consular officers will verify to the extent possible that applicants have adequate financial support to prevent them becoming a public charge.

If the poverty guidelines change between the time the petitioner signed the I-864 and the issuance of an immigrant visa, must the petitioner/sponsor and joint sponsor, if required, submit a new I-864?

No, the I-864 remains valid indefinitely unless evidence of failure to meet the poverty guidelines in effect on the date of I-864 filing arises. The consular officer will determine whether the income claimed by the sponsor and documented with financial evidence meets the poverty guidelines in effect at the time the I-864 was filed. If the income claimed does not meet the poverty guidelines then the consular officer may request that the sponsor submit current year income information.

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Completing the Affidavit of Support forms

Detailed Step-by-Step Instructions are Included on Each Form: Each of the Affidavit of Support forms I-864W, I-864EZ, I-864 and I-864A have step-by-step instructions for completion by the sponsor or joint sponsor.The instructions explain which forms are required and how to properly complete them. It is important to carefully follow the instructions included with each form.

Important Note: Use the information in the Frequently Asked Questions below and other information on this website with, not instead of the detailed instructions on the applicable form(s).

Completing the Forms: Affidavit of Support forms should be completed on a computer, typed in CAPITAL letters. After the form is completed it must be printed and mailed. DO NOT attempt to submit the form electronically.

FAQs: Completing the Affidavit of Support

Are the Affidavit of Support forms required to be notarized??

No, the sponsor must only sign the form. However, by signing an Affidavit of Support the sponsor certifies under penalty of perjury that the information and supporting documents provided are true and correct.

What income documentation is required?

The sponsor is required to submit an IRS transcript or photocopy of only the most recent Federal income tax return with the I-864. However, the sponsor may, submit Federal income tax returns for the three most recent years if that helps establish his or her ability to maintain the household income required in the poverty guidelines. The consular officer determines if the income claimed by the sponsor meets the poverty guidelines. If the claimed income does not meet the poverty guidelines then the consular officer may additionally request current year income information. If the sponsor is relying on income from other household members to reach the minimum required income, a copy or IRS transcript of each individual's most recent tax return is also required, and each person must complete a Form I-864A. The consular officer may request additional evidence of income, such as an employment letter.

What does the sponsor do when he/she was not required by law to file an income tax return during a given year?

If you did not have to file a tax return, attach a written explanation and a copy of the instructions from the IRS publication showing you were not obliged to file. For general information on income tax obligations, visit the IRS website.

I failed to file required tax returns, what do I do, since I want to be a sponsor?

Failure to file a required income tax return does not excuse the sponsor from submitting tax returns as supporting documents. If a tax return should have been filed, the Affidavit of Support will not be considered sufficient until the sponsor files the delinquent tax return and supplies copies with the Form I-864. If the income requirement is not met, but the sponsor claims to have under-reported his or her income, an amended tax return is required to process the immigrant visa application further.

If the sponsor owns a business, should he/she submit individual or business tax returns?

Consular officers can only accept individual tax returns, since the individual, not the business is sponsoring the applicant.

If the sponsor does not have copies of his/her tax returns, can he/she submit a summary of the returns from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)?

Yes.

Can a petitioner (sponsor) with limited financial resources sponsor only the principal applicant and not his/her spouse and eligible children?

Yes, the sponsor can limit the number of sponsored immigrants to the number of people who actually intend to immigrate at that time. The principal applicant must be one of the sponsored immigrants. The petitioner can reduce his/her household size by limiting the number of sponsored applicants. This reduces the minimum income requirement. The sponsor can file another Affidavit of Support for the principal applicant's dependents later when the petitioner and the principal applicant have more income. The principal applicant and any of his/her family members who may have already immigrated must be included in the household size for the new Affidavit of Support.

When can there be a Joint Sponsor?

If the petitioner does not earn enough to satisfy the requirement that s/he earns at least 125% of the poverty guidelines, then it is possible to have another person, call ed a joint sponsor to sign the Affidavit of Support.

A joint sponsor may submit an Affidavit of Support to sponsor all or some of the family members if the primary sponsor does not meet the income requirements. A maximum of two joint sponsors per petition can be used. Each joint sponsor is only responsible for the applicant(s) listed on that joint sponsor’s Affidavit of Support. Important note: If a joint sponsor is used, the petitioning sponsor must submit Form I-864, not Form I-864EZ.

You can have a family member or a friend become a joint sponsor to sign the affidavit of support.

A joint sponsor assumes legal responsibility for financially supporting an immigrant until that immigrant becomes a U.S. citizen or completes 40 quarters of work.

The joint sponsor assumes this responsibility by signing Form I-864 Affidavit of Support. The joint sponsor must meet the 125% income requirement alone. The beneficiary cannot combine income with that of a joint sponsor to meet the income requirement.

How do you count children of a divorced couple who reside with one parent part time?

A divorced parent's dependent children are members of his or her household, even if they live part of the time with the other parent. The child is a member of both parents' households on an Affidavit of Support unless a parent proves that he or she has no legal obligation to support the child.

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Accompanying Family Members

FAQs: Accompanying Family Members

Does each accompanying family member need separate documents if they are traveling with the principal applicant?

No, however, dependents immigrating with the principal applicant must have a signed original or a photocopy of the principal applicant's Form I-864, and I-864A if applicable. Copies may only be used by dependents named on the principal applicant's original forms.

Do family members following to join the principal applicant need separate Affidavits of Support and supporting documents?

Family members who immigrate later (follow-to-join) must have one complete set of the principal applicant's I-864 and supporting documents. Each arriving immigrant must present an I-864 Affidavit of Support with original signatures.

What do family members need if they have separate visa petitions?

Each family member with a separate visa petition must submit a signed Form I-864 with supporting documents from the petitioner/sponsor and Form I-864As with supporting documents from the joint sponsor(s) if applicable.

Is one joint sponsor allowed to sponsor only some of the applicants while the other applicants are sponsored by another joint sponsor on the same petition?

Yes, but only under certain circumstances. Two joint sponsors can be used per family unit applying to immigrate under the same petition. If two joint sponsors are used, each joint sponsor is responsible only for the intending immigrant(s) listed on the joint sponsor’s Form I-864. Every joint sponsor must meet the minimum income requirement, citizenship, residence and age requirements.

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Death of the Sponsor

If the sponsor dies after the principal applicant has immigrated to the United States but before other qualified family members have immigrated, can another sponsor be named?

Yes, if the petitioner or primary sponsor dies before all qualified family members have immigrated, a new sponsor may submit a Form I-864 to become the primary sponsor regardless of the status of the deceased petitioner's estate.

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Expiration of the I-864

Will the I-864 I submitted expire if my relative's interview is delayed for any reason?

No, the validity of the I-864, I-864 EZ, or I-864A is considered indefinite; beginning from the date the sponsor files it with the National Visa Center, the U.S. embassy or consulate. 

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More Information on the I-864

If you need more information on the I-864 Affidavit of Support see 9 FAM 42.63 Procedural Notes, 9 FAM 40.41 Procedural Notes and Sections 212(a)(4) and 213A of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The complete FAM and INA are available by visiting FOIA on the Department of State website.

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When your immigrant visa case is ready to begin processing at the NVC, the NVC will send an Affidavit of Support processing fee invoice and payment instructions to your petitioner.

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If your petitioner pays the Affidavit of Support fee online, your petitioner will gain access to the Affidavit of Support Document Cover Sheet. The Document Cover Sheet will provide access to the Affidavit of Support Instructions.

If your petitioner pays the Affidavit of Support fee using the Alternate Payment Method, your petitioner will receive instructions from the NVC after the fees are paid.

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Yes, there is a $88 fee per case for reviewing the Affidavit of Support (Forms I-864, I-864A, I-864W and/or I-864EZ) when the form(s) is(are) filed in the U.S. 

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No, when the I-130 and subsequent Affidavit of Support (AOS) form is filed outside the U.S. a fee is not charged.

No. If the post asks for a joint sponsor, the joint sponsor must send the completed I-864 directly to the applicant. The applicant will submit the I-864 to the consular officer for review.

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Source: USCIS.GOV


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    1. 07-10-2017, 02:05 AM#1

      NVC Document Cover Sheet

      Hi,

      My wife and self are IR-5 beneficiaries exempt from filing Affidavit of Support (eligible for I-864 W).

      I am in the process of assembling the documents as per the Document Cover Sheet (please see attached). It is my interpretation that the entire set of documents solicited under the heading 3. Signed Affidavit of Support(s) is only applicable to, and in the context of the petitioner being the financial sponsor of Affidavit of Support alone.

      And that, as filer's of I-864W, we are not required to furnish the documents as suggested under that section.

      Would appreciate if anyone with the knowledge / experience of dealing with this situation could please advise if I am missing something.

      Thanks!
    2. 07-10-2017, 02:18 AM#2
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      How did you obtain the I-864W (waiver) basis?

      --Ray B

      Originally Posted by Rajblr2016
      Hi,

      My wife and self are IR-5 beneficiaries exempt from filing Affidavit of Support (eligible for I-864 W).

      I am in the process of assembling the documents as per the Document Cover Sheet (please see attached). It is my interpretation that the entire set of documents solicited under the heading 3. Signed Affidavit of Support(s) is only applicable to, and in the context of the petitioner being the financial sponsor of Affidavit of Support alone.

      And that, as filer's of I-864W, we are not required to furnish the documents as suggested under that section.

      Would appreciate if anyone with the knowledge / experience of dealing with this situation could please advise if I am missing something.

      Thanks!

    3. 07-10-2017, 03:15 AM#3

      Hello Ray B,

      As reported earlier, I had worked legally in the US over a decade ago before abandoning my Green Card. During that period of about 13 or so years, I had earned over 40 Qualifying Social Security credits to become eligible for retirement benefits when retiring. (Ineligible for any disability claims though, as there has been no contribution to SS in the last 10 years). I just managed to obtain the Social Security Statement with my Earnings Record.

      Although my wife did not work during that period, I believe she can "claim" the credits through me by virtue of marriage even before my contribution to SS started.

      Neither of us claimed any Federal Means Tested benefits at any time.

      Hope we are both eligible to file 864-W by that count.

      Please correct if I am wrong.

      Thanks!
      Originally Posted by rayb
      How did you obtain the I-864W (waiver) basis?

      --Ray B
    4. 07-10-2017, 09:44 AM#4
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      Raj,

      While I can't confirm that your description entitles you to claim the waiver, it sounds okay to me. The reason I asked the question, "how you claimed the waiver," is that children of friends were notified by the NVC that they were entitled to the waiver because parent(s) were U.S. ciitizens, so the NVC was the agency that decided to allow sponsor/petitioner to file the I-864W.

      --Ray B

      Originally Posted by Rajblr2016
      Hello Ray B,

      As reported earlier, I had worked legally in the US over a decade ago before abandoning my Green Card. During that period of about 13 or so years, I had earned over 40 Qualifying Social Security credits to become eligible for retirement benefits when retiring. (Ineligible for any disability claims though, as there has been no contribution to SS in the last 10 years). I just managed to obtain the Social Security Statement with my Earnings Record.

      Although my wife did not work during that period, I believe she can "claim" the credits through me by virtue of marriage even before my contribution to SS started.

      Neither of us claimed any Federal Means Tested benefits at any time.

      Hope we are both eligible to file 864-W by that count.

      Please correct if I am wrong.

      Thanks!

    5. 07-12-2017, 11:14 PM#5

      Thanks Ray B. I hear you. But if one were to wholly go by the following verbiage in the i-864w instructions, it would be my belief that the Applicant can take that call at the time of applying.

      "How Is Form I-864W Used?
      You must use Form I-864W instead of Form I-864 or Form I-864EZ with your application for an immigrant visa or
      adjustment of status if any of the following apply:
      1. You have earned or can receive credit for 40 quarters of coverage under the Social Security Act (SSA). If you
      have 40 quarters of SSA coverage, you are exempt from the requirement to file Form I-864 or Form I-864EZ.
      You can acquire 40 qualifying quarters in the following ways:
      A. Working in the United States for 40 quarters in which you received the minimum income established by the Social
      Security Administration;
      B. By being credited under section 213(a)(3)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) with quarters worked
      by your spouse during the marriage or a parent during the time you were under 18 years of age; or
      C. A combination of the above.
      If you are claiming credit for quarters worked by a spouse or parent, you may not count any quarter in which your
      spouse or parent was receiving means-tested public benefits. Include all SSA forms necessary to establish that you
      have or can receive credit for 40 quarters of coverage."

      Given the above, I am still wondering if I would be right in inferring that the information/documents solicited under Affidavit of Support heading of the NVC Document Cover Sheet is pertinent to, and in the context of the financial sponsor alone - and therefore remains "Not Applicable" for both mine and my wife's petitions by virtue of us being exempt from filing either I-864 or I-86A or I-864EZ.

      Request you and anyone else in the know to please pitch in, as I am in the process of assembling our application packet ready to be dispatched real soon.

      Thanks!
      Originally Posted by rayb
      Raj,

      While I can't confirm that your description entitles you to claim the waiver, it sounds okay to me. The reason I asked the question, "how you claimed the waiver," is that children of friends were notified by the NVC that they were entitled to the waiver because parent(s) were U.S. ciitizens, so the NVC was the agency that decided to allow sponsor/petitioner to file the I-864W.

      --Ray B
    6. 07-13-2017, 12:00 AM#6
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      If you have not received correspondence from the NVC or USCIS (if doing an Adjustment of Status) requesting that you use the I-864W, my advice is to prepare a standard I-864 package for the NVC. If you later get a request t do the I-864W submittal, then that will be great.

      --Ray B

      Originally Posted by Rajblr2016
      Thanks Ray B. I hear you. But if one were to wholly go by the following verbiage in the i-864w instructions, it would be my belief that the Applicant can take that call at the time ofapplying.

      "How Is Form I-864W Used?
      You must use Form I-864W instead of Form I-864 or Form I-864EZ with your application for an immigrant visa or
      adjustment of status if any of the following apply:
      1. You have earned or can receive credit for 40 quarters of coverage under the Social Security Act (SSA). If you
      have 40 quarters of SSA coverage, you are exempt from the requirement to file Form I-864 or Form I-864EZ.
      You can acquire 40 qualifying quarters in the following ways:
      A. Working in the United States for 40 quarters in which you received the minimum income established by the Social
      Security Administration;
      B. By being credited under section 213(a)(3)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) with quarters worked
      by your spouse during the marriage or a parent during the time you were under 18 years of age; or
      C. A combination of the above.
      If you are claiming credit for quarters worked by a spouse or parent, you may not count any quarter in which your
      spouse or parent was receiving means-tested public benefits. Include all SSA forms necessary to establish that you
      have or can receive credit for 40 quarters of coverage."

      Given the above, I am still wondering if I would be right in inferring that the information/documents solicited under Affidavit of Support heading of the NVC Document Cover Sheet is pertinent to, and in the context of the financial sponsor alone - and therefore remains "Not Applicable" for both mine and my wife's petitions by virtue of us being exempt from filing either I-864 or I-86A or I-864EZ.

      Request you and anyone else in the know to please pitch in, as I am in the process of assembling our application packet ready to be dispatched real soon.

      Thanks!
    7. 07-13-2017, 08:06 AM#7
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      I applied for my Green Card this year via marriage to my wife (US Citizen) and was approved in June the day following the interview.

      We filed the using my wife as sponsor as her income easily meets the requirements.

      I had previously started the Green Card process via my ex wife and had worked against my valid SSN for many years accruing well over the 40 credits. I had created an online account with the SSA and verified my SS earnings statement. All credits earned against my SSN are valid and registered in my account‚*regardless of my immigration status at the time of earning. Once assigned a social security number‚ that same number will remain with you for life.

      I have been married to my current wife for 17 years as of this February (all of which we have spent in the US).

      We never received an RFE on our case and the waiver never came up‚*not even at the interview.

      We had pondered whether or not we needed to file the affidavit of support as I had the work credits‚*but as it doesn't cost anything to file and my wife's income easily met the requirements we decided it was simplest just to file using the affidavit of support.

      I am posting this just to give you my experience. We decided that as my wife easily met the income requirements‚*it was just the simplest way to go that route and avoid any potential unexpected issues. If anything we decided it would be overkill and nothing harmful.
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      8. Healthcare Professionals / Nurses / Physical Therapists
      9. I-140
      10. Immigrant Visa / Consular Processing
      11. Labor Certification (PERM)
      12. Miscellaneous
      13. NIW / Outstanding Researcher / Extraordinary Ability
    • Study in USA
      1. Choosing University
      2. Documents
      3. Financial Aid / Loan / Foreign Exchange / Money Matters
      4. Letters of Recommendations
      5. OPT / CPT / Employment
      6. Statement of Purpose / Essay
      7. Tests (TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, SAT etc.)
      8. Other
    • Other Countries - Visa/Immigration
      1. Australia/New Zealand
      2. Canada / Mexico
      3. India Passport / Visa / PIO Card / OCI / Dual Citizenship
      4. Other
      5. Schengen Visa (Germany, France etc.) / Transit Visa
      6. United Kingdom (UK)
    • General
      1. Back 2 India
      2. Employee/Employer/Jobs
      3. USA Income Tax / Social Security / Retirement / 401k / Investment
      4. Indians in USA
      5. Miscellaneous
      6. Starting and Doing Business
      7. Travel
      8. Criminal Issues / Arrests/ Convictions / DUI
      9. immihelp.com - Comments/Suggestions/Bug Reports
    • 中文论坛
      1. 旅游/商业签证(B1, B2)
      2. 学生签证(F,M)
      3. 访问学者签证(J1,J2)
      4. 其它签证
      5. J 签证保险
      6. 国际学生保险
      7. 申根签证保险
      8. 旅游医疗保险

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