Hi, We submitted I-130 petition for my wife via DCF in early May and the same has been approved. We are now gathering documents for her interview in Mumbai consulate scheduled for end of the month. We were going through the affidavit of support requirements and there is a form I-864W (affidavit of support exemption) based on 40 quarters of SSA coverage earned/credited during the course of the marriage for spouse. Below is a snippet from the I864W instructions... You have earned or can receive credit for 40 quarters of coverage under the Social Security Act (SSA). If you have 40 quarters of SSA coverage, you are exempt from the requirement to file Form I-864 or Form I-864EZ. You can acquire 40 qualifying quarters in the following ways: A. Working in the United States for 40 quarters in which you received the minimum income established by the Social Security Administration; B. By being credited under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) section 213A(a)(3)(B) with quarters worked by your spouse during the marriage or a parent during the time you were under 18 years of age; or C. A combination of the above. I do have the 40 quarters of SSA coverage earned from after our marriage. So, based on the above I think item B applies in our case. Am I inferring this correctly? Also, I have been out of the US for couple of years now do I still need to provide/carry proof of domicile or reestablishing domicile, if my wife qualifies for I864W? The domicile proof seems to be relevant/required only for I-864. Thank You!