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Hi, I have an immigration question. my nephew is applying I-485 for his mom and she is living in the U.S legally with her visitor visa. but my nephew just finish college and just got a job on june 2017. he only worked as part time during his 4 years college and didn't submit any tax return for the past years. we just received a notice from uscis request to

Lawyer's Assistant: What is your official status? Do you have any pending applications or petitions with USCIS?

Request my nephew to submit a complete federal income tax return submitted to the IRS for the most recent tax year.

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

No, we haven't talk to a laywer yet

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
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In this case, your nephew will need to send a brief letter to USCIS explaining that he did not file taxes, and does not intend to file taxes for those years, due to the minimum amount of income he earned.

He will however need to find a joint sponsor to submit an I-864 on his mother's behalf, since he does not appear to meet the income requirements for approval of the visa petition.

You can find the I-864 form at the following link:

https://www.uscis.gov/i-864

The sponsor does not need to be a relative, it can be anyone willing to be a financial sponsor for his mom, and the joint sponsor also does not need to reside in the same household as the applicant.

I hope that helps!

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