Wappingers Falls, NY asked in Immigration Law for New York

Q: Does by wife also need to file an I-864A as well?

My mother is sponsoring my younger brother and will be completing the I-864 although she is currently unemployed. I will be filing an I-864A since both my mother and younger brother will be living with me at my residence. I make enough money to cover the required threshold. My question is, since I file my taxes jointly with my wife, is she also required to file the I-864A?

My concern is when USCIS looks at my W2 and compare against my tax return, it will show the income of my wife on the tax return as well.

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Monica E Rottermann
Monica E Rottermann
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Santa Ana, CA

A: No, as long as your income on its own without including your wife's income, meets the poverty guidelines she does not need to sign the I-864A. But you should still submit both of your W2s, so USCIS can see where the other income declared on the 1040 came from.

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