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Old 07-07-2007, 03:02 PM
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Default How many W2 required for 485?

How many years of years of W-2 form copies do we need to attach, when we file I-485 applications?
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Old 07-07-2007, 03:13 PM
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How many years of years of W-2 form copies do we need to attach, when we file I-485 applications?
There is no definate answer,but in general lawyers ask for last three W2 with last three paystubs plus last three years returns filing copy.
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Old 07-07-2007, 03:17 PM
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Default One Year

My lawyer only asked for last one year's W2 and no paystubs at all.

Paystubs are desired but I dont think USCIS bother to look at them if you send them. If you have some issues with your status and your I-94, then that might raise more questions and they may ask for more W2 and more paystubs.

But for the begining, just one W2 is enough. If you are filing this year, send the 2006 W2. That's it.
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Old 07-08-2007, 08:53 PM
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As tax returns are filed online now (I used turbotax).... do u need to attach all the 1099s (1099 div, 1099 misc etc) that u get from bank, brokers etc to 1040 forms???
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Old 07-08-2007, 09:07 PM
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Default Strictly speaking...

None... as I did not seem to see anywhere in the filing instruction that W2 is needed... unless there is some change. Who knows nowadays...
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Old 07-08-2007, 09:29 PM
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None... as I did not seem to see anywhere in the filing instruction that W2 is needed... unless there is some change. Who knows nowadays...
Correct - None is the answer! My law firm (Fragomen) didnt ask for them when they submitted my docs on JUly 2. Maybe they are needed if the USCIS comes back with an RFE.
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Old 07-08-2007, 09:30 PM
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None... as I did not seem to see anywhere in the filing instruction that W2 is needed... unless there is some change. Who knows nowadays...

One can get all the tax forms submitted to IRS ( including w-2 ) for free.
Here is the info from IRS:

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Need a Copy of Your Tax Return Information?

Requesting transcripts (individuals):

You have two easy and convenient options for getting copies of your federal tax return information--tax return transcripts and tax account transcripts--by phone or by mail.

Request transcripts by calling 1-800-829-1040, or order by mail using IRS Form 4506T (Request for Transcript of Tax Return). We do not charge a fee for transcripts. Allow two weeks for delivery.

Definitions:

A tax return transcript shows most line items from your tax return (Form 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ) as it was originally filed, including any accompanying forms and schedules. It does not reflect any changes you, your representative or the IRS made after the return was filed. In many cases, a return transcript will meet the requirements of lending institutions such as those offering mortgages and for applying for student loans.

A tax account transcript shows any later adjustments either you or the IRS made after the tax return was filed. This transcript shows basic data, including marital status, type of return filed, adjusted gross income and taxable income.

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Old 07-08-2007, 09:37 PM
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Default none per my reading

none of the forms ask for any of this
attorneys like to file them for "completeness"
i think they feel it strengthens the case and avoids unneeded questions
mine wantedW2 from 2003 (since i joined this job) but no returns
and last 2-3 pay stubs

BUT: mine is an NIW case so i think she wanted to prove continuous service since 2003 in this job (under served area), she also asked the employer for a payroll printout since january.
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Correct - None is the answer! My law firm (Fragomen) didnt ask for them when they submitted my docs on JUly 2. Maybe they are needed if the USCIS comes back with an RFE.
I think if your case is pretty straight forward, there should be no problem without W2. What's the point to have it anyway? Some people do not even work for the petition employer since GC is for a future job. Right?
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Old 07-08-2007, 09:44 PM
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You don't have to. But if your case is straight forward files last 3 w2's. If you did have some out of status time or lower than usual wages in recent years, just file the most recent one + 3 paystubs.

My point is why conceal details if you are ok. Filing before an RFE might preempt RFE.

Being a stright foward case help USCIS decisions a big way, I have personally experienced this at my 140 stage.

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Old 07-08-2007, 10:40 PM
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BUT: mine is an NIW case so i think she wanted to prove continuous service since 2003 in this job (under served area), she also asked the employer for a payroll printout since january.
Hi Paskal:

I am NIW physician, EB2 India, PD 9/2004. Already completed 3 yrs and 10 months into MUA service. I changed the job in the same MUA 3 months ago.

Do I have to file an amended I-140 or no? I contacted two lawyers on this issue. One says yes and second says no. The second lawyer who is from very reputed law firm -- (shusterman.com) says u only need to respond to RFE for 1 yr and 5 yr of service and not send an updated I-140 especially if you stay in the same MUA / state. I don't know whom to believe? Any suggestions.

I went through NIW regulations published in federal register many times... but in the register it is not clear if you need to file amended I-140 if your first I-140 is self petition and you didn't change the underserved area.
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Old 07-08-2007, 10:43 PM
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Default layman info

i have heard in the past that you can move jobs in the same area, but never gone into the specifics....
my attorney does a lot of this stuff, you can get a free consultation.
pm me if interested.

btw it;s a good question for iv-physicians, are you part of that group? see my signature.
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Old 07-08-2007, 11:07 PM
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Default Technically NONE - they are already sent in 140 level

I sent 4 paystubs just like that. Thought of sending W-2 also but they are redundant Information - already gone with 140 app.

They wont deny your case for not sending W2 , in worst case they will ask
for it and you will just mail it immediatly ( keep them handy)

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Old 07-08-2007, 11:47 PM
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i have heard in the past that you can move jobs in the same area, but never gone into the specifics....
my attorney does a lot of this stuff, you can get a free consultation.
pm me if interested.

btw it;s a good question for iv-physicians, are you part of that group? see my signature.
I have requested the membership for iv physician group for quite sometime but it is still not approved. I don't know what the problem might be.

I will pm you regarding NIW thing
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Old 07-09-2007, 01:52 AM
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Question Missing pictures

Our lawyer asked us to submit 2 pictures for our 5 yr old daughter for our I-485 application However, after we sent all the documents, lawyer said they need another 2 pictures for her but they already filed our application and will just send the rest of the pictures if the USCIS ask for it, Is there any chance that USCIS will deny our application because of 2 missing pictures? Anyone has the same situation? Thanks.
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