Charlotte, NC asked in Immigration Law for North Carolina

Q: i was previously married & file joint tax returns. i'm now filing an i 864 for my current spouse. need to show 3 yrs

how to go about competing boxes 6a,b,c

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Leena Ravindra Kamat
Leena Ravindra Kamat
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Dublin, CA

A: Hello! Firstly, I want to make sure you're using the most recent version of the I-864 - please make sure you download from

I believe the questions you are referring to are part 6, question 19a-c. You should put your total income from the returns in these boxes, even though they may have included your ex-spouse's income. USCIS will understand from your W-2 and/or 1099 forms what your individual income was last year. As long as your latest year's individual income and current income exceeds the poverty guidelines for your household size, you should be fine. No need to get anything from your ex-spouse.

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