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My daughter is a US citizen living in Japan since 2009, except for holiday visits home. She has kept her address here, and has kept her drivers license and a banking account with our address on it. She recently married and has started the immigration process for her husband to return with her. they plan on living with us for about 4 months until she gets settled at the university where she will be getting her master's degree. Neither of them will have employment waiting for them upon their arrival. We are concerned about what exact Affidavit of Support form we need to fill out, and what kind of sponsor(s) we are to be considered. Regarding the paperwork questions, do we consider that we are going to be household members when they arrive, or treat it as if we are now?
ANSWER: You file the Affidavit of Support assuming the situation when they get here. So that would be living iwth you.
QUESTION: Do we file the form as household members, or as joint sponsors.
ANSWER: Household members with the I-864A. So your daughter files I-864 and you file form I-864A.
QUESTION: Can a family member be a joint sponsor.
ANSWER: Yes. But in the same household, it is I-864A that you file. Your daughter files I-864.
QUESTION: Do we provide financial evidence of support based on currently being a family of two, just my husband and myself, or based on the fact that we will be a household of 4 when they arrive.
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