Q: Chance of successful Green Card application after prolonged visa lapse.
I entered the United States late 2008 on a visa waiver with intention of leaving (booked flight etc). Married US citizen and began AOS process to find out spouse's income did not meet required amount for sponsorship. I have no criminal record, I haven't traveled and haven't worked. Could a green card application be successful at this point? The spouses income has increased significantly and shouldn't be an issue. I believe I need to file an I-130 & I-485, any information would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much for your time!
If the spouse's income was not enough you could have found a co sponsor who would have been willing to sponsor you. This is very common so contact an immigration attorney as soon as possible to help you with this. All the best.
Shan D Potts,
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