Due to the recent revisions to the I-864, I am seeing many people come in who require help with this form. It has become more technical and confusing than in the past. Unfortunately, while Avvo is a great place to get general information, it is not an appropriate forum for individual legal advice. I would recommend hiring a local attorney to handle this matter for you.
Answers provided by Ksenia Maiorova, Esq. on Avvo.com are of a general nature and do not constitute legal advice.
I agree with my colleague, to get partickular help with our application, seek assistance directly from an immigration attorney. General information is okay to obtain through an internet site such as this but for specific individual matters seek legal assistance directly.
Attorney Robert Brown's (former INS Director, 1972-99) reply to your question is general in nature, and does not constitute legal advice as all facts are known to him. For specific advice or representation you should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law. Mr. Brown's reply on AVVO does not create an attorney/client relationship not constitute legal advice.
Read and re-read the Form's instructions. If still having difficulties comprehending, than its a sign you need to hire an immigration attorney to help you.
Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be construed as legal advice, given that not enough facts are known. It is your responsibility to retain a lawyer to analyze the facts specific to your particular situation in order to give you specific advice. Specific answers will require cognizance of all pertinent facts about your case. Any answers offered on Avvo are of a general nature only, and are not meant to create an attorney-client relationship.
You appear to be concerned about your lawful stay in the United States and wish to remain in the country legally. If that is in fact correct, delegate any of your issues to the counsel of record, as legally appropriate in this situation.
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Have you received a notice from the NVC regarding what is necessary to correct your I 864. In order to assist you an experienced immigration attorney will need to see a copy of what you originally filed as well as the request to correct the affidavit.