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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: If I have a bank account with enough money in it to equate 3x the poverty level be enough for sponship of an immigrant.

How long does the money need to be in the account?

Does it have to be in my name only?

Is it possible to have enough assets without an actual income?

It would be much appreciated if someone could find something in writing.

Thank you for your answers :)

Simon Stepanyan
Simon Stepanyan answered on Apr 18, 2018

The answer depends on many specific details of your case.

You can find most of the information, with examples, on pages 9-10 of the instructions of USCIS Form I-864 available at https://www.uscis.gov/i-864

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Note that this answer is based on the limited information...
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Q: Can I get the green card?

Dear Sir/ Madam,

I would like to enquire about getting the green card.

My father became a permanent resident 2 months ago. He received an immigrant visa through employment-based. I was born before he got his green card, I'm 25 years old. I would like to ask can I use the... Read more »

Simon Stepanyan
Simon Stepanyan answered on Feb 13, 2018

Dear Andrea,

Unfortunately, you would not qualify for follow-to-join benefits because you were over 21 at the time he received his green card.

He can, however, file a green card petition for you. That is, if you are not married. The law does not allow green card holders to file...
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Q: How old does a U.S. citizen child have to be to go to mexico and ask for citizenship of his/hers parent?
Simon Stepanyan
Simon Stepanyan answered on Feb 6, 2018

To petition for parents (mother or father) to live in the United States as green card holders, the child should be a U.S. citizen and at least 21 years old. The child would not have to go to Mexico to file the petition.

If the petition is approved, parents will apply for an immigrant visa...
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