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Q: U.S. citizen petitioning for husband, living abroad, How to show affidavit of support if I have no income?

I am a U.S. citizen petitioning the I-130 for my husband and got approved just recently. I now have a Case number from the NVC. Furthermore, my problem is that I am temporary living abroad in Saudi Arabia with my husband and I am 20 years old but, I can't show any income for the Affidavit of Support because I have no job and neither did I in the states while in high school. My husband is only employed with a salary. How can we prove that we will be financially stable in the states for the Affidavit of Support?

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Myron Morales
Myron Morales
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Austin, TX

A: You can use liquid assets or find a co-sponsor that has sufficient income. A co-sponsor must be a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident. You will need proof of their citizenship or residence and a copy of their last Federal Tax Return.

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: You will likely need a co-sponsor. This person has to show that he/she can support his/her family plus your husband at 125% of the federal poverty level.

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