From the instructions for the I-864A
How Can the Intending Immigrant Be Considered a Household Member?
Listed below are two ways that the intending immigrant may be considered to be a household member for the purposes of pooling income with the sponsor to meet the Af davit of Support requirements:
1. The intending immigrant has the same principal residence as the sponsor and the intending immigrant can establish that his or her income will continue from the same source, even after acquisition of lawful permanent residence; or
2. The intending immigrant is the sponsor’s spouse and the intending immigrant can show that his or her income will continue from the same source after acquisition of lawful permanent residence.https://www.uscis.go...i-864ainstr.pdf
Normally the I-864
require domicile in the USA
, since the intending Immigrant has not yet established domicile this may be a problem, also note the part about income continuing from same source after obtaining green card status...
The intending immigrant I-864A
tends to be in cases where the intending immigrant is already in the USA
on a visa type that allows work, like a work visa, or a student visa that has some sort of work study program and applied for and holding an EAD
, and SSN