I just had a question about who a petitioning sponsor is. We have. We received an RFE asking for additional document

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Customer: please I just had a question about who a petitioning sponsor is
JA: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any paperwork with the U.S. government?
Customer: yes we have
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer about this?
Customer: we received an RFE asking for additional document from me
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: Two different lawyers from the same firm I spoke with are saying different things
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Hello! My name is***** and I am a licensed attorney with more than 18 years of experience. I am here to assist you with your questions. If I do not respond quickly, I promise I will reply as soon as I can. It may take a little time to research and write your answer.

So what is the question, what does the RFE ask for and what does each attorney say?

Customer
Hi
Customer
I will attach the file for you to see
Customer
but here is the argument, the first lawyer said - the person they need the information from is the wife
Customer
the other person said, the person they need the document from is the joint sponsor - which is
the third party that provided her financial information
Customer
File attached (SZP4P13)
Customer
we are not sure who to believe
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Guillermo Senmartin, Expert

You are the Petitioner? What is your family size including all dependents? What is your monthly gross income? What did you submit with the I-864 to prove it?

Customer
no
Customer
I am the intending
immigrant
Customer
I had a joint sponsor
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Guillermo Senmartin, Expert

Who is the Petitioner? What is their family size including all dependents? What is their monthly gross income? What did they submit with the I-864 to prove the income?

Customer
My wife, 3, 20,000, tax return
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Guillermo Senmartin, Expert

Well, that's a problem because for a family of three, assuming that you are one of the three, she has to prove that her ANUUAL income is $27,450 or $2288 per month. If she doesn't make enough, then she must look for a Joint Sponsor for the financial aspect of the case. This Joint Sponsor must also file the same Affidavit of Support that she does and submit the same evidence that she still has to submit. The Joint Sponsor can be any U.S. Citizen or U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident that is over the age of 18 that makes the minimum amount. It does not have to be a family member or a household member.

This is the list that I like to use to support the I-864 from the Sponsor and/or Joint Sponsor:

1) Copies of the last income taxes.
2) Copies of the last 1099s and/or W-2s.
3) Copies of the last 6 to 12 bank statements.
4) Copies of the Last 6 to 12 paycheck stubs.
5) Letter from the employer on company letterhead stating salary, position, time with the company and prospects for continued employment in the near future.

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Customer
Sir, but my question is from that RFE we got who is providing the document
Customer
Hi
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Guillermo Senmartin, Expert

Please re-read my response above. If a Joint Sponsor is needed, which it seems that it is needed, they have to file their own I-864 and supporting evidence.

Customer
When the document was filed - it was filed with a joint sponsor. Now they are asking for evidence, the confusion is from who are they asking
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Guillermo Senmartin, Expert

Most likely the Joint Sponsor since the Sponsor doesn't make enough. But what's the problem in providing evidence from both?

Customer
ok, just so I get this clearly - so that document is asking for additional document from the Joint sponsor?
Customer
Okay so to be safe it is better to provide the documents from both of them again?
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Guillermo Senmartin, Expert

Sure. I would do that. No reason not to. Just make sure that each is labeled correctly, as some evidence for the Sponsor and some evidence for the Joint Sponsor.

Customer
Okay.
Customer
Thank you!
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You are very welcome. If you need additional help on this case, just reply here and I will help if I can. For any different cases in the future, remember to use FOR GUILLERMO in the subject line and message box so that no one else grabs the question and I can become your personal immigration consultant.

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